Great Stroller BUT...
July 4, 2011
We have had four strollers since 2008. Chicco Key Fit System, The Chicco Cortina Together Stroller, and the Combi Cosmo Lightweight Stroller. This is by far the smoothest and most maneuverable stroller that we've owned. After struggling with the Chicco double stroller trying to turn it through stores etc., I would say that maneuverability is my most desired feature. Phil&Ted Explorer wins the prize on that feature! With that said, it has some negative points to keep me from giving it a 5 star rating. The sunshade for the front portion pops off too easily. When it's folded and put in the car, then unfolded, it always comes off. That bothers me. I think it should clamp on and stay on until I choose to take it off. The sunshade on the back portion stays on well. I also wish it had some accessories that were better designed. The cupholder (Universal) is flimsy, wiggly and not able to hold even a sippy. For an expensive, well designed stroller, I would think that would be thought through better. A snack tray or cupholder for the front would be helpful too. The pockets in the sunshade (for keys, phone etc.) are decent but not amazing. The way this folds up has been a continued learning process for me. I'm always trying to find the best way to do it without pinching my fingers between the frame bars. Getting my 20lb baby out of the back can be tricky but it's doable. I originally thought that would be too hard to do. All in all, I like the stroller. I have spent less on the Chicco and ended up going through the hassle and extra expense to get this stroller. It has some kinks to be worked out but I would recommend it. I'm not sure my husband would give it four stars though, he'd probably give it three.
Cons:Sunshade Pops Off Easily
Lack of Parent Storage
Folding and Unfolding Is Tricky