Good at first. Didn't last
The pram was great at first. Easy to turn, one handed operation. The zip broke the first time we used it. The sun visor never sat straight. The fold-down clip snapped at about 6 months. All these were non-terminal problems, however, the wheel (suspension) has failed and has bottomed out, and this is a non-warranty component. The stats show it's rated to 25kg for single seat operation and an additional 15kg(?) for the second. We only used the one seat / one child who maxed out at 17kgs. Clearly under-engineered cheap junk in fancy clothing. I recommend avoiding Phil & Ted products.
Absolutely hate it
I want to burn this pram in a ceremonial bonfire when I have finished using it. I have always been a Bugaboo girl and only got it because I needed a double. It is heavy, difficult to manoeuvre, the front wheel randomly locks, it is hard to steer and even harder on smooth surfaces i.e. shop floors, it locks when it is folded up, the hood fades quickly, it steers badly when the tires are even a little soft, its huge when folded (takes entire back boot).. the list could go on. Would never, ever buy this brand again.
This pram has been a dream, my missus loves it for it's ease of manouverabilty and that it's possible to actually run with the pram without tripping over. It folds up easy and locks easy when folded. It's simple to unlock it and fold it out in absolutely no time like doing a magic trick!
The tyres are proper tube tyres like a bicycle has and this is great for less vibrations going through the pram but a very slight pain to change a tube that has popped. Anyone that can change a bicycle inner tube will have no problems at all.
Very disappointed. Pricey with poor design.
We originally purchased the Dash because we liked that it fitted through the shopping center checkouts (something a lot of pram manufacturers forget to consider) and it appeared durable and versatile. It is quite pricey for a pram but we figured we could get the extra use out of it when our next baby came. You have to buy the attachments such as the rain cover and the sunshade separately but should note that the only way you will have proper coverage is if you buy the double version as there is no back to the pram when bubs is lying down, it is...all open. Need to ensure you are there when bubs wakes up as mine has tried to crawl out the back upon waking up and with a big hole the only thing stopping her was her seat belt. With the open back there is nothing to stop the cold wind or weather without the added protection. Small basket under pram which is very difficult to access if baby is asleep or second seat attached to back. Amount in basket under pram will determine how far you can recline seat. Seat back can only be repositioned manually with two hands as one hand needs to push the button and the other pulls the chord. A horrible, frustrating design when you are trying to do it quickly. Putting the seat back up is even more frustrating as you need to hold the seat in the upright position with your elbow whilst your hand holds the button and the other hand pulls the chord. Not easy to do when you are also trying to support the baby's weight whilst doing it. Brake is just as frustrating as you need to coordinate with two hands. Impossible to do quickly, therefore, you would be in a lot of trouble if you needed to do it in an emergency. Pram is very heavy. No cupholders or snack holders, you need to buy the attachment bag which is expensive. Attachments are expensive, as are the replacement inner tubes if you get a puncture. Expected more for the cost of the pram. Very disappointed in overall performance. Fit through the checkout aisles Cost, design, functionality
Don't like it.
Hi. After owning a mountain buggy, which I loved, I needed a two seater for a toddler and infant.
The only thing I like about this pram is the shade cover, it fits nicely.
Also the second seat attachment versatility. I can go for a run and now that baby is in the second seat I can have both children shaded. Also the shade covers are nice and soft and flowey, not like regular rigid ones. Also the opening at the back of the seat, we live in the tropics and this allows nice air flow through, also good for running.
I hate that the brake nee...ds two hands. If my toddler is walking I have to let him go so I can put the brake on. If I'm carrying the nappy bag I need to put that down and I don't like putting it down in the ground. U might be carrying my baby cause he's crying (like u do) and I have to put him down. It's the same for taking the brake off. Its a serious safety concern. The brake on these prams needs to be convenient and easy to use so people will use them all the time as these prams roll easily! To adjust the seat upwards while the child is in the pram, it seems like I need THREE hands. Which I done have :0/. So I kind of have to use my head or elbow to push the seat up and use both hands to adjust the straps. Sometimes baby rolls to one side in the seat. So both seat straps need to be adjusted one slightly longer than the other.
I HATE IT
First: This pram weighs just slightly less than a small planet. No really, the weight is staggering. I think it’s been forged from solid lead… I’ve owned cars that weigh less.
Secondly: the size of this pram is massive. It folds down into a SLIGHTLY smaller version of itself that will take up the entire boot of a family sized sedan. It’s basically useless if you need to travel anywhere.
Thirdly: the Brake is RUBBISH… I’m not sure if this product was designed by an actual industrial designer, or if they just farmed the job out to oDesk or som...
Love this pram
I have just upgraded from the e3 which I loved. The dash is everything and more, I was nervous after reading some bad reviews but I'm happy. I like the break system, while I've read that it being a two handed process is annoying for some people, I don't see it as a big deal. It folds smoothly every time. It fits my two children easily, they look comfortable. The harness is easy to strap child in and out. Its lovely to push. While the basket underneath isn't huge and it is and it is a little heavy to lift in and out of the car I'm not fussed by...those things. It fits through all checkouts and can steer well in tight places. All this coming from a women who wasn't ever going to own a three wheel pram! By the third child and numerous prams I know I've found the one! Great to use, easy to fold, takes two children comfortably. Basket a little small, hood could be larger.
Completely unsafe & very inconvenient
This pram is very inconvenient and completely unsafe. I can't believe that it is sold in Australia or complies with any safety regulations. There are many reasons to gripe about this pram but the main concern is the brake. It is very difficult to lock in place and requires two hands at the best of times. Brakes should be accessible via the feet because there are countless situations where you simply don't have two hands free to struggle with it.
An example of dangerous situations include:
- Walking to your car laden with all your shopping...
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Not worth the pricetag
I use this pram mostly in tandem mode with the two seats, so my review is suited to two children, but obviously some things pertain to single mode too.
Considering the price of this pram you would probably expect something a bit better. Let me start with the good features of the pram
1. It's fairly narrow and easy to fit through small spaces
2. Good multi-terrain pram - works well on grass, uneven surfaces and can go up and down curbs quite well.
3. Decent suspension
4. comfortable seats
5. Fairly nice looking, the sunshade is nice.
6. Big air filled wheels which are quite good for going over bumps ....but
No good for a toddler and a newborn.
I had a lot of trouble with this pram. I bought it just before I had my 2nd child and it was so hard to use. My 23mth old was already too tall for the toddler seat so we couldn't use the lay down option (and she was very average height), then the baby HATED being in underneath as it is such a tiny area in there. My wheel now has a problem with it and will only turn occasionally and I now need to get it repaired by phil and teds. Im just hoping they won't charge me much to get it fixed! :(
It did the job... once I was able to put the toddler sea...
I bought this pram to suit a newborn and 2yo toddler and it wasnt suitable.
The newborn was to go in the main seat and the toddler in the toddler seat, on top. Whilst the toddler seat is meant to hold 20kg, my toddler of only 13kg was squashing my newborn. My toddler of average height, also did not fit under the pram hood and so I ended up rendering the pram useless for 5 months until the newborn was old enough to sit in the rear seat and toddler in the main seat. Very disappointing for someone who walks every single day.
Now as the newborn ...
wouldnt recomend a phil and ted. very disapointed with it seen as thou phild and ted are suppose to be a repuitable brand. not at all worth the large price tag.
narrow allowing to get throu small spaces. can be pushed one handed.
the fabric is very cheap and thin, ive had the main seat replaced once already due to it ripping at the base even thou my oldest child is only 4yrs & 16kg and my youngest is 18months. the back rest bows so does not give the child any back support as they hunch over or flop to the side when sitting in it. i am on my sec...
Great Concept but poor quality
I have tried very hard to love this pram but everytime I thought we were on the right track something else would break. I have used our Phil and Teds Dash for almost 3 years in which time almost all components have been replaced (only the hood and foot rest are original). Phil and Teds have replaced some under warranty and the rest we have had to pay for. Recently the collapse mechanism broke and this has left the pram unrepairable.
I love the phil and teds concept but the DASH seems to be full of design faults and is less durable tha...n the original models. From friends experience I would choose a sport if I had my time again. Easy to maneuver, versatile for two kids, huge basket underneath, easy to fold and compact in car. Poor quality, things just needed repairing constantly. First problem involed the entire frame being replaced after only one month and now after 3 years and countless other parts replaced (some under warranty) the pram is unrepairable. Faded fast. Main seat is to reclined and slouchy in the up right position. Second seat is two short for a toddler (head rests on metal bar). Brake can he hard to engage especially if both hands are not free.
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Could be great with improved brake & handle bar
When we were expecting baby no 2 and baby no 1 was still <2 years old, we started investigating double prams/strollers. While there are a few out there, it still seemed everyone had a Phil & Teds. Reviews seemed to be mixed but as we decided to purchase a second hand one to save money, it was Phil & Teds that were readily available. So we kept an eye on ebay and ended up purchasing a Phil & Teds Dash with Double Seat in really good condition for $150 off ebay.
The stroller is attractive in black and grey (comes in other colours) and pretty muc...
I HATE this pram!
I've had this pram for 2 months and can't wait to get rid of it. As far as doubles go you can fo a lot better.
The kids don't seem to mind sitting in it. It looks fairly smart.
I absolutely hate this pram. The maneuverability is terrible and you need 2 hands on the handle at all times - impossible to drink a coffee and push at the same time. Even with 2 hands the front wheel goes every whivh way but straight. With a newborn you have to have it configured with the newborn flat in the main seat and the toddler in front in the toddler seat and in...
Phil and Teds making life easier for mums
I absolutely love the Phil and Teds Dash, definitely value for money. This pram is light and slim line, folds down small and grows with your family. Even with the double/ twin adaptions on it its still one of the lighter and slimmest prams Ive trialed. Both children where happy and comfortable no matter what positions we had them in and going for walks in the pram is no longer a struggle with the toddler. Is on the expensive side but definitely value for money and guaranteed to last you a few years and kids.
Small and compact, fits in standard family sedan easily, folds up and assembles in a matter of clicks. Both children comfortable and happy when using it.
Does a good job in getting kids from A to B
When number 2 came along I was sad to garage my expensive single stroller, to be replaced by this one. For a double pram it is of reasonable weight, easy to fold up and fits easily into my sedan's boot. The toddler can climb easily in and out of the bottom seat, but likes to kick the (older) baby sitting in front of him.
The stiff folding mechanism, while reliable, is fiddly and annoying, needing 2 hands to activate which can be a safety concern when trying to stop the pram and chase after another child.
There is generous basketroom for groceries.
Folds compactly, sturdy
I love my Dash
I loved my Dash for my first born i used the cocoon in the pram so i didnt have to buy a bassinet! when bub 2 came a long we did the same. My 20 month old loved being up high as bub slept underneath away from the wind and sun i found it easy to get her in and out aswell:)
love the size, easy to fold, easy to puck off road. i had a issue with the frame and another was replaced within a week.
my almost 3 yo is to tall for the back seat!
All of the cons listed above have left me in search of a new pram that is easier to use. This is really disappointing as the Phil & Ted's pram was a gift from grandparents.
I think this is a stylish pram that is easy and comfortable to push and is quite narrow allowing you to get into most shops.
There are 3 things I would like say about this pram, 1. Having a hand brake that requires two hands to use the brake is dangerous, there should always be a one-handed or foot brake, 2. The sun shade with the peek-a-boo window is not nearly long enough ...
I have had this pram now for just over 12 months with my first baby. I will not be buying the toddler attachment for any subsequent children and instead on-selling to just get rid of this useless, expensive, excuse for a pram.
I bought after my sister had a Sport, thinking this this had a few more handy features, a step up, if you like. However, my 11 month old has difficulty seeing out and is always trying to sit forward, the seat does not come up high enough. It's heavy to get in & out of the car - I have scratched the car because I can...'t lift it high enough. The brake can be tricky to engage, having to use two hands and being short makes this difficult, but manageable. To open the pram, I have to lay it on it's side on the ground, squeeze it together to release and shake to open. Really bad if it's wet or muddy. And the steering... If for no other reason, avoid this pram due to it's steering ability - or lack there of. The front wheel, whilst in swivel position, and particularly on lino, tiles & in general slippery shopping centre floors, has no grip ability or too much, I can't figure out which. Tyres are always pumped to specified psi but the front wheel grips and slides, refusing to swivel. Most times you have to get in front of it and kick the wheel into the direction you want to go. I have had this pram suddenly change direction on me, injuring myself, my husband and the dog on separate occasions. Have complained to Phil&Teds and they are sending me a washer they claim will fix this issue. We'll see. Be warned! *Looks good *Ability to add toddler seat *Steering *Main seat is too reclined when fully up so baby can't see as well *Brake can be tricky to engage *Have to wrestle with pram on ground to put up and collapse *Heavy. I am petite so is difficult to lift.
Questions & Answers
Would a second seat for navigator fit a dash? Just finding it hard to find a dash second seat.
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