Reviews on the alpha are as wonderful as you'd expect for such an impressive design. Kristina, mum to eight-month-old Miles, said: "The seat itself is really light and it looks much more compact than some of the car seats I see other mums lugging around. The adjustable carry handle is comfortable in your hand and the fact that there are multiple positions makes carrying such an awkward piece of equipment feel that much less awkward."
"Is it easy to install? It’s almost too easy and several times I’ve found myself going back to double-check it really was secure! – great for the average harassed and in-a-hurry parent."
The Phil & Teds Alpha offers a great solution to parents who really want their car seat to go the extra distance – not only does it sit beautifully and safely in the car but it’s easy to transport in hand and pram too.
It also lives up to everything you might expect from the Phil & Teds brand by working well alongside all your other parenting paraphernalia of pram system as well as other car seats an booster seats. Although, if you don’t have a Phil & Teds system you will need to check whether it fits your pram and you won’t find a choice of funky patterns and colourways to choose from with this seat.
Made for Mums
Lightweight and simple!
Love that this capsule doesn't over-complicate things, it just does what it needs to.
Light and easy to carry, looks good, and baby is comfortable. At 12 weeks she still falls asleep any time I drive more than 10 minutes! I use with the Phil&Ted's smart stroller as a travel system, and it's so easy.
"The 5 point safety harness keeps Baby secure and my mind at ease, knowing that he cannot remove himself, (should he suddenly develop the skills and strength to squeeze the button), and the straps are easily tightened to hold its cargo firmly in place. The seat liner, with its extra padding around the head, kept my newborn baby extra cosy and as he grew stronger (and less compliant) it was easy to remove the liner to make him more comfortable in his car seat. At 8 months old he is still in the Alpha, and the other day as I was carrying the Alpha from the car with sleeping baby in tow, a friend in my mother’s group commented at how handy it must be as she stood outside her car debating whether to wake her sleeping daughter by getting her out of the new car seat they had to purchase as their baby had outgrown their infant car seat so fast.
I also really like the size and weight of the Alpha car seat. The seat itself is really light and it looks much more compact than some of the car seats I see other mums lugging around. The adjustable carry handle is comfortable in your hand and the fact that there are multiple positions makes carrying such an awkward piece of equipment feel that much less awkward." - Kristina, Mum to 8 month old Miles
4/5 Star Rating!
"My girl is 5 months have been using it since birth. So far it has done a good job now its time to look for a booster seat.Have been using it with the the naviator auto stop stroller, love the fact that we didn't have to take her out of it and she is nice and warm inside the capsule. The capsule as such was light weight so it was easy to attach it to the base and to the stroller." - Pjose, alpha owner
"The Alpha installs easily with either lower anchors or seat belt. When installing with the base the seat belt or lower anchor connector strap is threaded under the blue lock off, tightened, then the lock off is closed. The lock off is easy to use and allows for a very tight seat belt installation." - CSFTL
"phil&teds, a fun company from New Zealand, enters the child restraint market with the Alpha rear-facing only infant seatas a complement to their stroller line. By bringing in the Alpha, they have a competitive rear-facing only carseat that has features parents want for ease-of-use and comfort for their child.'
“The generously thick EPS foam lining the carrier, light weight for carrying, and built-in lockoff on the base are all very desirable features that make the Alpha worth considering.”
OHbaby give the alpha car seat 5 STARS, calling it "Compact, safe and comfortable!"
"The main reason we chose the phil&teds alpha capsule was because of its compact size. It has all the required safety features, whilst being the most compact capsule we could find at various baby shops. That is compact in both depth and width. A few centimetres here and there make a huge difference in the backseat!"