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Phil & Teds Traveller

Phil & Teds Traveller

3.9 from 68 reviews

See the Best Portacots in 2019 as rated by Australians on ProductReview.com.au.

Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
32
4 star
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3 star
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2 star
5
1 star
9

ZJS

ZJSGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Absolutely love this product

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I absolutely love this product, it's so versatile. It's super easy and quick to set up, its very light to cary and small to pack in your car. Great for camping trips or for over night stays. I love how the side wall zips down, makes it easy to feed during the night whilst camping.

Purchased in August 2019.

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Erika K.

Erika K.Perth, WA

Worst cot

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Save your money. I had this happened to me. Only used it a handful of times. I had to go buy a different cot. Different brand. Bad customer service. I gave up in the end. Will not recommend their products at all. Plus the cot is not easy to put up.

garth k.

garth k.

  • 6 reviews

9-month-old can easily tip over

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We purchased the travel cot in December when our baby was less than 4 months old and it was great. We liked having the option to zip down the side to save our backs for settling the baby. The cot is fantastically lightweight and compact for travel. However on a trip last week our now 9-month old tipped over the cot several times during naps and hit his head. We had to wedge the cot between the wall and bed to make sure he couldn't do it again. I will have to purchase another portacot going forward. Very disappointed that this is even possible.

Purchased in December 2018 at Baby Bunting.

Atf

AtfGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

We love it. Have taken it all over the world!

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We have had our portacot for 2.5 years and it’s the best item we have bought. We travel a lot and for our baby to always sleep in a familiar place has been great, no matter where we travel in the world she knows it’s her bed. We either carry on, check it in or pop in our suitcase. It is light and easy to fit in, and not too fiddly to build. After you get used to building it, it only takes about 3-5 minutes. Not sure how it would go with a heavy child but our child stayed in it until 13 kgs without issue. For the weight alone I think it was a great investment.

Purchased in October 2016 for $199.00.


Melissa

Melissa

  • 2 reviews

Great portacot!

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Easy to use, quick to put together, light weight and perfect travel companion. At first I thought the mattress was too thin, but my bub is very comfy when she sleeps in it. I cant complain, it is the perfect portacot and I prefer it over most other brands. Also easy to store because it is so compact


k9trainer

k9trainer

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Awesome Travel Cot

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We used this portacot for both our girls from 4 months to 2.5 years. It was awesome. So much better than the big bulky portacots - we flew with it, camped with it, stayed at friends and in motels. It fit everywhere and the kids slept well in it. The inflatable mattress is quite thin, but it's firm enough and kids don't weigh much so I guess they don't notice!
You can also lift it/slide it from room to room which is great when they are little and you want to keep an eye on them in new places. After the first couple of times we found it very quick and easy to set up. One of our favourite pieces of baby equipment and well worth the outlay.


Hayley

HayleyMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 2 reviews

This is the most portable and lightweight cot. I LOVE it!

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Matt K

Matt KSydney

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great for travelling (traveller v4)

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Bel

BelBrisbane

This cot doesn’t comply with safety standards

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I have recently found out from Kidsafe Qld that this cot doesn’t comply with safety standards because of the self inflating mattress which curls up at the sides and is a danger plus the zips which the baby could open and get their head stuck in. I bought one of these from baby bunting and am alarmed to find out that they sell products that aren’t even safe for children or that Phil and teds could make a product that isn’t safe!

Whine lover

Whine loverMarrickville

  • 7 reviews

Excellent portacot

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Very light and portable. Does not take up much space. Initially purchased it to take camping but saw more use staying in hotels and with friends and relos.
To be critical it can be difficult to put up/take down but if you use regularly you get used to it. We always had a soft matt or additional padding underneath as the air matress was a insufficient when on hard floors. A shagpile rug or a few hotel towels was usually enough. However that would take up too much space and no longer be portable etc. Getting in amd out from the top is a killer in your back so use the side net. Wish zipper was quieter for resetting. I know I've listed a few negatives but it is good for what it is and how much we used it.


MajorH

MajorH

  • 8 reviews
  • 3 likes
  • Verified purchase

Glad I bought it.

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We bought this for our 2.5 year old to sleep in on a recent holiday and were very pleased with how well he slept and fitted in it.
It was quick and easy to put together and pull apart (you don't PUSH the buttons in to disassemble, simply hold the frame and pull the legs off and they come off without too much effort).
My only niggle with it is that attaching the mattress to the clips in each corner is very fiddly, so I've knocked a star off for that, but this cot is otherwise excellent.


  • Verified purchase

Great frame but terrible mattress and service

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We received this bed with an already dubious mattress. Unfortunately on holiday we realised it was losing air during the night. So far the company is yet to offer a replacement saying there is nothing wrong with it. I am familiar with these type of mattresses and never had an issue in the past. It has been a nightmare getting decent service.
I really regret getting this expensive bed. Great idea but of little use when the already thin mattress holds no air and your infant ends up spending the night sleeping on the hard floor.


Fiona H

Fiona HSydney

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes
  • Verified purchase

Can fit it in your suitcase!

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We borrowed this from a friend and liked it so much we bought one ourselves. It's very light and, best of all, can fit entirely into one of our big (but not massive) suitcases which a) gives it good protection as it does come in a rather thing travel bag and b) means you don't have one extra thing to carry (so long as you don't need the space in the case of course).

The mattress is a wee bit thin so we tend to put a blanket underneath for extra padding, but the cot itself is sturdy, easy to assemble (it takes a few minutes the first time but after that it's straightforward) and our 10-month-old sleeps well in it. And the side zips are a definite plus!


Lauren H

Lauren HAU

  • 4 reviews

Really love it. Glad i chose it

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renegaderewind

renegaderewindNewcastle

  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

Lightweight but not ideal

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Jomac

JomacPerth

Easily damaged on planes

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Elsa

Elsa

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Fabulous travel option

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We have had many portable cots over the years, however, bought this especially for traveling overseas to Asia. Our toddler loves this cot and it is so light and compact. We find it quick and easy to assemble and disassemble. We will never use another port-a-cot again! Love, love, love!!


BMack

BMack

  • 13 reviews
  • 11 likes

Fantastic when you know how to use

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Ken

Ken

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Amazing!

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This is the only port-a-cot we own. We've travelled overseas a number of times and have put 2 kids through it. Light, study and easy to use. I see my friends using the massive standard portacots and I just don't know why you would bother. This is so much easier to use and more comfortable for the bub, since there's a real mattress not just a couple pieces of thin foam.


push buttons

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I was turned off buying this due to the buttons being difficult to push in as I had read on previous reviews. After visiting the baby shop I was informed they are not designed to be pushed in. To disassemble you simply pull the leg upwards with your foot on the little foot and they click out. I have since ordered one. Just a thought for people who are having trouble with the buttons


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Questions & Answers

Mabi

Mabiasked

One of the legs broke, is it possible to find a replacement? (Im in perth)
Thanks

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Chichineni

Chichineniasked

Hi I just bought the latest version of traveller cot (version 4) and was wondering why it is so much shorter than the previous version (I think the sleep area is over 30cm shorter) - also why my cot doesn't have those infamous clips that secure the mattress to the cot base - are they not necessary - or is my cot less safe without them?

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LovePT
LovePT

I am not sure whether in Europe they sell exactly the same model but my version 4 is 120cm by 60cm big. The clips are present on mine and you absolutely need some way to secure the mattress to the bed. I know that in Canada the bed was discontinued due to the clips not meeting their safety standards so I do not know if that has something to do with it. I suggest you contact P&T directly or return the bed if you do not feel comfortable with it.


Wildtala

Wildtalaasked

Is the zip on just the side of the portacot or the front? i have a 9 month old that i want to secure in the cot so if he can escape its not good for us...

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Rena 13
Rena 13

My model is the slightly older one but the makers thought of escapees. The zip pull is on the outside and there's a loop and toggle that can be done up to prevent little fingers opening it.


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