Phil and Ted’s Promenade Review

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Shown here in single mode. My baby is keeping warm with a 7am Enfant Pookie Poncho.

I’ve been using the Phil and Ted’s Promenade with my 3 year old and 1 1/2 year old for the past few weeks- and I have SO many good things to say about it. I used to be a little anti the whole tandem stroller thing. I had my side by side, and I was happy….for a few weeks. I found myself struggling to fit through the narrow aisles in J CREW, and always needing people to open doors for me, (and there just aren’t as many nice people in the world anymore!) Kidding. Kinda.

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Annnnyways- I had my eyes on the Promenade for a while now. When it first came out it looked very promising, and the stroller had a sleek, sophisticated look to it. But the price was way up there at over $800, and so I just didn’t really pay much attention to it at the time. Then Phil and Ted’s made a decision to do what they could to make the Promenade more affordable- and I couldn’t be happier!!

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I’ll start with the seating options. The Promenade has over 55 riding options! No, really! Check out this link to see them all in a easy to visualize diagram . It’s perfect, especially for a toddler and newborn in my opinion. The ONLY configuration it cannot do is have two toddler seats facing the parent- but even if it did, the bottom child would probably kick you a few hundred times per second. But still, just thought I’d mention it.

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So in double mode, with two toddler seats and over 60 pounds of children in the seats- the stroller still maneuvers beautifully! My older son usually sits on the bottom, but he fell asleep in the car and I was able to transfer him to the stroller without waking him up. He slept in that seat for an hour actually- which was very impressive.

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My daughter in the bottom seat (1 1/2 years old)

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My son in the bottom seat (3 years old)

When you’re strolling, it’s not like the child in the bottom seat is just sitting in a basket and and gets no attention or no view. The stroller is built beautifully, and she has lots of space. She can see everything around her, and I can see her too. She’s actually closer to me than whoever is in the regular seat, and I was able to keep an eye on her as she tasted her first lollipop (I didn’t take my eye off her for half a second).

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The stroller is also a joy to use in single mode. LOOK AT THAT BASKET!! The bag I fit down there is rather HUGE. Along with a cooler bag filled with snacks, and two puffy jackets. My Jujubee Diaper Bag hangs perfectly on the handlebar (probably not recommended- but it does lol).

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When we sat down to eat, the Promenade pulls right up to the table, and we used it as a highchair for my baby. The seat doesn’t sit low to the ground like other strollers on the market. It higher, and closer to the parent. Huge plus.

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And when my son is ready to walk, we just use the second seat as extra storage. It doesn’t add any extra bulk to the stroller. It actually gives you a place to store the clothes you want to try on at the GAP instead of the hassle of not knowing where to put things.

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The main seat folds with the chassis (forward facing) easily. Here it is in my trunk with both seats piled on. I still have plenty of room. With only one seat it’s even more compact.

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One of the things I love most about the Promenade is the huge extendable canopy with amazing ventilation. Look at that mesh window! We took the kids for a walk to a near by lake with tons of annoying mosquitos- and it works great to keep them away from my baby.

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The stroller seat reclines easily with a one handed lever on the back of the seat. No need to deal with annoying strings back here.

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And the brake is extremely flip flop friendly. Push the top part to go, and the bottom red part to stop. No problems there.

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The Phil and Ted’s Promenade is meant for newborns up until 4 years of age (40 pounds in the stroller seat). The stroller seat and chassis weigh in at around 28 pounds (it doesn’t seem that heavy when I lift it into my trunk). The wheels are puncture proof, which is a huge relief- can’t be worrying about that while strolling two kids!

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I love the Promenade. I love that they reduced the price to $599, I love how easy it is to use as a single AND as a double. It has amazing maneuverability and very spacious seats for your children. It’s a great stroller for a growing family- one that you can be sure to have for a very long time!

To purchase the Phil and Ted’s Promenade, or to learn more about it- visit their website! 

**Phil and Ted’s sent me the Promenade for me to review. I was not payed for this review, and this is my honest opinion of the stroller. Please ask before using my photos,and always link back to my site.**

1 comment

  1. Betty   •  

    Hehe I’ve been waiting for this review!! You’re son is adorable asleep in that seat. I’ve been eyeing it since I was expecting my second and now I’m expecting my third and the price drop is what’s making me take it very seriously. Thank u so much for this review love how detailed you are. I think I’m gonna wait for the vista to be on floors too and test them side by side

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