Phil & Teds Vibe arrives, but…
We received our first shipment of the Phil & Teds Vibe stroller. After being somewhat less than thrilled with the prototype we saw in Las Vegas, we ordered just a very small number to try. We do have floor models in all three stores, so if you’re curious about them, and you’re in the area, please come down and take a look. And please tell me what you think.
Initial reviews from our staff are very mixed. The handling on the sample I tried wasn’t nearly as good as the Sport. The front swivel wheel doesn’t turn as smoothly, and the changes to the frame have made the steering much less responsive. The aesthetics are nice – definitely a more urban look than the Sport. The fold, especially with the Doubles Kit on, is quite complicated, and takes far more time than it would take to just remove the second seat first. Maybe with practice?
Anyway, there’s much more to talk about, but I haven’t had a chance to really look at it in depth. I’m hoping to do that tomorrow, and I want to take it out for a walk, too. I’ll reserve my final judgment until then.