Updated 7 Nov 2016

Phil & Teds

Voyager 1.0

Snapshot: The Phil and Teds Voyager 1.0 is a single stroller that’s suitable for newborn babies. But how safe and easy to use is it?

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Test results

Ease of use
?/10
Adjustments
?/10
Loading
?/10
Moving
?/10
Carrying
?/10

Good points

  • Passed all major safety tests.
  • OK to adjust.
  • Very easy to park and load.
  • OK to manoeuvre.
  • OK to fold.
  • Suitable for a newborn baby.
  • Seat converts to a pram bassinet.
  • Reversible seat direction.
  • Three seat recline positions.

But

  • Failed one durability test: during the kerb-mounting test, the side bars became noticeably bent and the locking mechanisms at each side became loose.
  • Failed two minor safety tests.
  • Feels heavy to carry when folded.
  • The four buckle tongues can be inserted into the wrong buckle slots.
  • The levers for reversing the seat are small and awkward to operate.
  • Adjusters for the shoulder and waist straps can easily be released inadvertently.

How we test

In our stroller safety assessment, conducted to the AS/NZS 2088:2013 standard, we look for hazards to the child and the carer using the stroller.

To test durability we put the strollers on a bumpy “rolling road” machine for 64 hours at a speed of 5km/h. We also attach each stroller to a machine that continuously simulates the action of mounting a kerb. Strollers suitable for jogging get an extra 10 hours at 10km/h on the rolling road.

Major failures include insufficient child retention, strangulation hazards, poor stability (tipping), head entrapment hazards and structural durability failures.

To assess ease of use we put the strollers through their paces in real life. We check how easy it is to adjust the safety harness, seats and handle. We apply the brakes and access the bottom basket. We push them over rough terrain, up and down stairways and through doorways. We fold and unfold them, carry them and lift them into and out of a car boot.

To earn our recommendation, a stroller must have no major safety or durability failures, and no ease of use scores lower than ‘OK’.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1099
Configuration
Single
Test standard
AS/NZS 2088:2013
Major failures
0
Minor failures
2

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
123 x 63 x 125
Weight (kg)
13.4
Suitable for newborn
Yes
Maximum weight of child (kg)
20.0 (9.0 when reclined)

Features

Wheels
4
Inflatable tyres
No
Rear brakes
Linked (hand operated)
Backrest recline positions
Not adjustable (but seat is)
Seat recline positions
3
Adjustable handle
Yes
Front bar or tray
Bar
Bottom basket capacity (kg)
10.0
Pockets
Yes
Rain cover
No
Insect cover
No
Foot muff
No

More Info

Notes
Second seat also available ($299). Compatible with Phil & Teds Alpha infant car seat.
Availability
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