In the last two years I have tried out over a handful of strollers with H, so I think I am now able to compare and contrast multiple different brands, price points, styles. The latest stroller that I have been using is the new Phil & Teds Navigator. It is being advertised as the go everywhere inline stroller and I think that is pretty accurate.
Here is a little background on how I use a stroller day-to-day: I am a city dweller who does not own a car, I walk a lot, I have to go up 7 steps to get into my apartment, I use the subway and taxis. With all those facts in mind here is my stroller checklist for all strollers I review.
Travel System Stroller Checklist: Phil & Teds Navigator
- Is the price point under $500? Yes, the Phil & Teds Navigator is priced at $499.99 so right on the nose.
- Can it be folded with the seat attached? Yes, this is very important when getting in and out of a taxi. Having one piece makes the lift heavy but much easier if I am traveling by myself.
- Does it have a cup holder? No, I use the pockets in the diaper bag to hold drinks for my son, but I do prefer someplace to hold a drink for myself.
- Are the tires foam or need air? The tires are air which makes the ride smooth and easier to go up and down steps. But, make sure you have a pump or a bike shop nearby because you might get a flat.
- Can it accommodate two seated riders with additional attachments? Yes, for an additional $149.99 you can purchase a doubles kit. I do not have this attachment but it is great to know the option is available. Plus Phil & Teds has a really cool free rider stroller board (scooter) that can be attached for an older child!
- Is the seat forward and rear facing? No, the stock seat is forward facing only, but you can purchase a face-to-face seat for $49.99. Once my son could sit on his own he never wanted to face me anyways, so I probably would have not used the face-to-face seat, but all kids are different.
- Is the storage space large enough to hold a bag of groceries? Yes, the undercarriage on the Phil & Teds Navigator is roomy it can hold up to one bag of groceries. Some stroller panniers would be a great new accessory so it can hold more groceries on those weekly shopping trips.
- Can I fold it with one hand? Personally, I can’t but it is an easy fold and it collapses into a small footprint when at home or in a trunk.
- Can I push it with one hand? Yes, it is an easy smooth push which means a smooth ride for my son.
- Can it be used from birth with additional attachments? It can be used from birth with the stock seat reclined all the way back, or by attaching a car seat with the $39.99 adaptors, or the snug carrycot for $149.99
Bonus Question: Is it easy enough for my tall husband to push? Yes!
I have yet to find a stroller that can answer yes to all of the questions on my stroller checklist, but I think depending on your stroller usage and needs the Phil & Teds Navigator might be the perfect all-in-one stroller for your family or growing family.
If you have any questions about the Phil & Teds Navigator let me know and I will try my best to answer.
I was provided with a Phil & Teds Navigator stroller for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.