REVIEW : PHIL&TEDS UNIVERSAL TRAVEL BAG

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The phil&teds universal travel bag is an adjustable travel bag designed to fit most single & double prams (some with bassinets, depending on size) & car seats.

The phil&teds universal travel bag come in black, chilli & lime.

We love …

  • can fit almost any stroller irrespective of size
  • incredibly sturdy
  • wheels for easy transport
  • compact roll when not in use

In use …
With the phil&teds universal travel bag there’s not an adjustable buckle to be seen. The trick is the adjustable drawstring edges & velcro side straps which adjust to fit snugly around your pram, stroller or car seat. The side panels then wrap around to provide padded protection (think giant baby wrap!).

The universal travel bag will fit a compact stroller assembled or a large or double pram disassembled. For strollers that fold flat you can also fit a pram bassinet. In many cases your universal travel bag will also fit a few extras in addition to your pram.

We tried our universal travel bag with a Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan (unassembled), a Bugaboo Bee (assembled), a Mountain Buggy Mini (unassembled with bassinet), a forward facing child restraint and an umbrella stroller, phil&teds traveller travel cot & BabyBjorn bouncer (all together). They all fit comfortably & snugly.

Or your universal travel bag will fit an unlimited assortment of baby & adult gear including toys & clothing. Anything really.

The universal travel bag’s wheels make getting your stroller through the airport or train station much easier. There’s a little handle on the top so you can pull it along, just make sure you pack your pram with the handle facing upwards so the wheels sit on the bottom of the bag properly. Or opt for the shoulder strap if you need to carry your bag.

The fact that the phil&teds universal travel bag only weighs 2kgs is a big bonus.

When not in use, your travel bag rolls into a compact roll that can be slung over you shoulder and carried via the shoulder strap.

Consider this …
You have to disassemble larger prams to fit into the phil&teds universal travel bag. That’s not really surprising but it does take a little while to pack.

You also need a large space to pack up your universal travel bag as it folds out quite large. It’s not something you want to do at the airport unless you’re very brave (I’ve packed my stroller at the airport many times).

Be gentle with your universal travel bag’s drawstrings. If they break you’ll have trouble securing the contents.

The verdict …
More often than not the primary purpose of a stroller travel bag is to keep its contents safe. The phil&teds universal travel bag does more than that, it makes traveling with a pram easier.

As a regular traveller I have used a few different travel bags. None of them (even the very expensive ones) have come close to the ease of use & versatility of the phil&teds universal travel bag.

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Vanessa loves great design. Beauty, function and innovation get her excited. When she’s not hunting down the next big baby idea, she’s busy with her day job and being a mum to her 3 lovely boys.


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