The award-winning phil&teds recently redesigned and reinvigorated their popular Dash pushchair. The phil&teds Dash is designed for urban adventures with brilliant features that delivers on style and performance. Plus with the innovative double kit, it is the perfect pushchair for growing families. We put it to the test with one of our parent testers to see what she made of the phil&teds Dash.
Parent Tester – Nicola Hare
I am a mummy of two children, a toddler who is twenty months old and a baby who is four months old. I have been testing the Phil and Teds Dash and here are my thoughts on it so far. The item arrived in cardboard packaging and had hardly any throwaway plastic waste which is something that I look out for from an eco-conscious point of view. Assembling the pram was quite straightforward looking at the parts that needed to be attached. I did find the instruction booklet confusing at times as you had to make sure you were looking at the dash and not the other pram that they feature in the instruction booklet. Once assembled my first thoughts were that the pram was really sturdy and quite tall, I was impressed with the height of the pram handle as my other half often struggles when the handles are low and it hurts his back.
There are not any instructions in the booklet on how to fold the larger part of the pram but after a little investigating it wasn’t hard to work out how it clips together and how it lays flat enough for a newborn to lay in. Unfortunately I was not able to test the large part laying down and the double kit placed on top because my toddler is too large to be able to fit in the double kit. At twenty months old she is able to fit in the large part of the pram with lots of leg room to spare. Without the double kit attached the pram basket is absolutely huge, once the double kit is attached basket space is limited as the younger child feet goes inside the basket. There is some room at the front of the basket if you like to use your pram for shopping like me, there is a handy space at the front of the pram I was able to slot larger items in and out of in the supermarket
Once the pram has been assembled it doesn’t take long to get used to. It is really lightweight to push even with two children and food shopping in the basket. In order to fold the pram you need to take the top seat off which does take a bit of time, once folded the pram stands upright and does not tip. In my experience it is expected that double prams are on the larger side generally and this is true for the dash. My four month old baby is quite long and when she is in the double kit tilted back her legs are reaching the length of the space the pram has to offer. If your baby is on the longer/tall side like mine you may wish to test the sizing of this pram out for yourself first.
Due to this pram being so sturdy, lightweight and easy to use I would recommend it to other parents who are needing a double system, and I definitely recommend if you are wanting to use it for one child as it is so spacious for one.
- Lightweight for a double
- Very easy to manoeuvre with one hand
- Stylish design
- Big all terrain wheels
- Spacious in the large seat
- Double kit could be larger to accommodate longer babies and toddlers
- Large seat needs to be removed in order to fold the pram down
- Basket is reduced when using the double kit
- Double kit attaches closely to the back of the pram