Best pram ever!
We bought this pram to take on our subsequently cancelled european holiday as it would have fitted in overhead cabin on the plane. Instead we have used it on a daily basis and it is brilliant, it can be pushed easily one handed and doesn't veer in unwanted directions, I can run pushing it too. It is so easy to fold up and unfold, it can be done in 2 seconds. It folds up so small and compact. It is also super robust - I push my kid round muddy horse paddocks every day and it goes over and through mud and lumps so easily! It is also easy to clean :)
Purchased in October 2019 at Baby Bunting for $299.00.
6 kids and this is my favourite pram
Brought this pram recently second hand I’m the third owner actually and I love it I live in tropical North Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef and we have a wet season where everything goes mouldy I’ve watched so many prams and other baby items go mouldy you give the kids some thIng to eat or drink in the pram they get crumbs or touch it with food or grease on their hands and the nxt time you go to use it the pram has mould stains, so I particularly love the plastic seat that’s easy to wipe down and how it’s so easy to take the seat cover o...ff so u can wash it it literally take 2 seconds to take it off!! Amazing!!, so much more hygienic than a fabric pram, my baby was about 3 months old when we got it and he loves it and often falls asleep in it, we have had issues with the screws coming off the sunhood and we just ordered a replacement in saying that if it comes off again I’ll just zip tie it on, the pram is easy enough to manoeuvre my eldest buy is 9 and often takes baby for a ride in it, they don’t make this pram anymore but wish they brought back prams with the plastic seat it was such a good idea!! And maybe switches/little leavers on the handle that collapse the pram like my last pram had And it would be perfect
Purchased in March 2020.
The best pram/stroller I've ever had!
I have 3 boys so had 3 totally different prams. The last one was this Phil & Teds Smart Buggy. It was by far the best prams/stroller I've ever had and even tested out few others that my friends had. So lightweight, easy to maneuver even with just with one hand esp through the shopping malls, quick easy fold and caught a lot of attention (stylish). We had it from newborn til my son is around 3yrs old and even survived through dirt road lol. My only complaint is the handle wasn't long enough for my 6"4 husband (which I'm hoping they fix in the newer models). Over 6yrs later we're finally having a girl and I'm in search for this same one but it seemed hard to get it in Australia again.
I hate it!
I loved the look and compactness of the stroller at first sight, I even have had many people comment on what a cute and good looking stroller it is. Unfortunately it doesn’t deliver with practicality. It is almost impossible to manoeuvre and requires constant effort, adjustment and thought. The separate handles add a flimsiness and unreliability to each movement and a unnatural hand position. It only has two reclines which are almost the same, and is a impossible stroller for baby to have a nap in. My daughter tantrumed non-stop in this stroller so it must’ve been as uncomfortable for her as it was for me to push!
Smart 2016 model
This was my first pram purchase ever, so I have nothing to compare my experience to, but I can offer my thoughts after using this pram wth a newborn for a few weeks (when I don't use a baby carrier).
Pros: was easy to assemble, with illustrated booklet and video on the website. The live customer support on the site was great when I struggled with the foot fold. The sunhood extends more than most prams, and I like the clear panel in the top so you can keep an eye on your little one. I have also purchased a storm cover and sun cover as extras.
Cons: Weighs about 10kg, an issue for me because I live on the top floor of a building with no lifts. Not an issue if you live on the ground floor or own a car.
Easy and light
Easy to fold and carry around. I kept this one in the back of the car for shopping mall visits as our other pram was too large and bulky. It’s light and easy to push. Turning circle is average. It survived 4 years with my little girls and more than served its purpose.
My fav stroller'
Researched a lot of prams but absolutely loving this one! It's light and the wheels maneuver great!! It's easy to fold, nice padding inside for baby, the quality has been amazing! I would purchase again in a heartbeat, I bought the pink colour, it's very cute not cheap looking. Recommend to all new mothers!
Could be better
We bought it for our son. Just after 8 months the handle became little bit loose. The tyres could be better. When we bought it, it looked sturdy but just after 7-8 months of light use, it looked very frail. We bought it at $500 from toys r us. Not so happy with this stroller. Won't buy again. Only good thing is it has a lot of riding options.
Best buggy ever
big basket for shopping,really reliable must say it's great ! Minimalistic design so it doesn't look like a tank . travelled to London where is very busy and it was and still is pleasure to push . it's growing with a child easy , to change multiple positions . I absolutely love it . pumped the tyres only once but even when flat was slightly flat I didn't have problems with pushing this buggy. Also went abroad with it (no problem at the airport ) where was cold and it was snowing , again pushing and maneuvering lux smart in really extreme weathe...r conditions (slippery pavements,and snow ) was ok . I strongly recommend lux smart my son is 7 months now and he loves it very much . hopefully it will last another 2-3 years ps . if you hear clicking just unscrew small part on the wire where back wheels are and it will work fine easy !
Perfect lightweight and versatile travel system
I bought this for my 2nd baby, with juggling two kids in mind, and it's perfect! As a travel system for the capsule it's so lightweight - I haven't seen any other pram that does this without the stroller seat still attached - and quick and easy to use. I can also swap out the parts (seat, peanut bassinet, or capsule) in only a few seconds, so easy!
Mine is the v2 (handlebars are connected, not separated, and the seat is softer plastic), and I think they've fixed a lot of the problems others have mentioned. I've had no problems at all and use it daily.
I was on the hunt for ages to find the right pram, like every other mum too.
Most of the prams I looked at had either a very steep seat,which I personally didn't like for my newborn baby or a separate bassinet, which comes at an extra cost. I wanted something easy and fussfree. I figured I had enough to carry around with me anyways.
I ran into a friend who had a Phil&Teds and she was really happy with it.
The big plus for me is that the seat converts from the bassinet into a seat! It is so easy to convert too.
What a fantastic feature! ...
Such a bad pram. I loved it when I was using the capsule for the first 8 months because its just the frame and so compact but it all went down hill. First the brakes started clicking, i wasn't too fussed but it got louder and was embarrassing. then after it was out of warranty (typical) they would get stuck on and the pram was unusable >< I pulled it apart and found the brake system is over complicating a simple task I could fix it but two months on they have started clicking again >< Don't get me started on the sun shade. it gets loose after a...couple of uses and you have to use a screw driver to tightener it or it falls down or worse pops off and bolts and springs go flying into the street. So after 2 short years of minimal use I now have a pram with no sun shade and no brakes... I have ran into other mums in the street with the same pram and they have had the same problem. Would never recommend this pram, the worst part is I stupidly read these reviews and bought the pram anyway.
I decided this was my dream pram and I just had to have it for my 1 year old. After trying and disliking two others I loved the simplicity of it. I did a lot of research on it, read countless reviews and watched many videos, I decided to get it as it seemed to get the OK all round. I spent around $400 getting it from the phil and teds website (UHHH!) and when it arrived I was annoyed as I brought and extra convertor thing to make it rear facing, I didn't realise it came with it already. That's probably my fault though..
Anyways the pram itself...
Have had many phil & teds products over the years with 4 kids and at first I loved this stroller that we brought for our last, that is until the bolts sprung free from the hood. I was sent replacement bolts only for the same thing to happen again! This time was also offered replacement bolts only they were never sent. It has been months And I am still waiting for a reply from them. I have also read other reveiws and have known people this has happened to. A second set should be provided with the stroller and they should be made available to pur...chase online. Because in total I have had this stroller for just over a year now my boy is very big for his age I fear that by the time I do get the hood fixed he will no longer be able to fit in it! I did try to write a review on their website only to have it removed so it makes you wonder do they remove every review that doesn't give their products 5 stars? Very very disappointed that I have a near new stroller that I have hardly been able to use and not happy at all with their customer service. At first I did like how you can change the seat colour Hood bolts come lose and fall off
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Looks wonderful, average performance.
I purchased the Smart because I wanted something small & zippy to take in the supermarket etc, so I didn't have to use my other larger pram for small trips (we have a Steelcraft Strider 4 that I love, but it's huge). This looked like it would fit that criteria, and it's a great looking stroller, but after owning it for a month we found the Smart wasn't all it seemed.
The mesh basket is fairly pointless, as if you put anything heavier than a wallet in there it drops quite low.. if I put a small bag of groceries in there it touches the ground..., but the pram's so light that I can't hang anything off the handles either or it tips back. It's just really awkward if you have to carry anything like a handbag/nappy bag/groceries. The sunshade is a good idea in theory (it isn't fixed, and can swing to follow the sun) but it doesn't have a lock position so my 11 month old treats it like a toy... drives me crazy. I purchased the Verso Adaptors ($40 AUD) so that I could have my daughter face me and recline. The downside is that if you want the reverse option you have to take the Verso adaptors with you everywhere, and it's annoying to have to cart them about (they're not small) just so bub has the option to recline an extra 2 inches. I was told you can't attach the P&T cup holder to this stroller, and to have a padded insert (or "Cushy Ride") costs an additional $38+. Even though it's tagged as an "extra", you really do need it or bub is sitting on hard moulded plastic. On the plus side it's attractive (but that doesn't count for much), light and compact, and it seems comfortable. For a $300 stroller - I expected better.
Questions & Answers
Hi, is there anywhere online I can purchase colour sun hoods and seats? It seems they no longer stock them on their website and I can’t find them anywhere
Hi so i just bought a second hand smart lux. I have own a Toyota corolla hatchback and I cannot fit the stroller in the boot of my car. Did anyone else have these issues? I don't want to get rid of the pram because it is perfect in what it does just the length of it is a struggle since I cannot adjusted the arms on it to fit.
Hi I just bought a second hand smart buggy and when I attempted to fold it up the lever on the basket come off completely. How do I put it on?
lever? that aluminium bar at the back between two back wheels ? or the top little little one which is on the top of the buggy?
Hi thanks for your reply.
It is the actual foot fold that collapses the pram. I put my foot on it and. It fell off the pram there was also a spring inside the mechanism that came out of it,
I now have a pram I can't fold and am unable to attach the foot fold mechanism.
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|Category||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers|
|Suitable Age||0+ months|
|Max User Weight||20 kg|
|Capsule Compatible||Yes, with addition of adapters|
|Features||Arm Bar, Height-Adjustable Handle, Suspension and Under-seat Storage|
|Folded Dimensions||30 x 57 x 83 cm|
- GTIN12: 942001572587
- GTIN13: 9420015725872
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