Cruising the city in the smart lux!

I think I have officially fallen in stroller love! I have read about this condition and heard many stories from friends admitting to being pramaholics. As with any addiction, denial and thinking “it will never happen to me” is usually the first sign that there is a problem! It really was just a matter of time, especially considering the fact that I work for such an innovative company like phil&teds. As a parent it definitely has it’s perks…

After seeing the video showing the smart lux at the phil&teds product launch, I was a bit emotional – you can check out the vid here. What the smart lux could do and how it handled intrigued me to find out more. When the opportunity came up to give the smart lux a test-drive, I jumped at the chance. Hands in the air like the crazy I am, exclaiming “Ooooh pick me! Pick me!” While I absolutely adore the bright colours and customisation options of the smart stroller, as described in this blog post, the new sleek look and different colour palette gives the smart lux such a mysterious quality. One that I was keen to unveil and explore.

What struck me straight away was the ability of the smart lux to parent face. For parents to be able to bond with their children, as they see the big wide world for the first time, is a magical experience. Not all strollers have this functionality, and it’s one of the main features I would encourage you to look for and consider if you are thinking of purchasing a single stroller. Once your little one is old enough and becomes even more curious to see their surroundings you can have them facing out, by clicking the seat off the frame, truning it and clicking it back in to the desired position. The seat is a modular convertible seat, so it can lay flat (for newborns) parent face, and face out. It can also recline easily should baby get sleepy on the journey. Check out all 21 riding options!

The footwell or foot rest can also be adjusted for maximum comfort – a feature our lil man loved! You can see from the photo’s that he was a fan as he kicked his feet up and got comfortable. There is a bit of a running joke amongst us phil&teds heads that p&t should design strollers for us parents to be pushed around in because they look and feel so comfy!


The smart lux hood is extra large and can zip out for even further shade coverage, protection and privacy, which in windy Wellington is extremely helpful for shelter against the elements. However with the day unusually calm and absolutely stunning, we decided to pack some snacks and see where our smart lux adventure would lead. We headed to Oriental Parade and then ventured up to Mount Vic to take in the sights. From the boot/trunk to the footpath, the set up and fold of the buggy was so efficient – super simple! The push of the stroller was smooth and easy.

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To date I haven’t seen our lil one as content as he was in the smart lux, and he is a bit of a professional buggy tester now. His reaction to the stroller is a good indication that it meets his approval. I’m seriously thinking of upgrading to this model – for the luxury and practicality that it offers all in one tidy package.


When all the strolling got too much and the day was nearing it’s end, we reclined the seat for the lil guy to have a snooze. Everyone loves a sleeping baby! Seriously p&t you have got to bring out a stroller for parents so we too can find a shady spot and park up, perfect for an afternoon nap… footrest adjusted and all!


Thinking of purchasing a stroller? For more information, be sure to check out this helpful blog post

Your stroller guide! What you need to know when buying a stroller…


About the author:

Casey is the mother of a 9 year old daughter and a gorgeous but clingy 20 month old boy. I have enough buggy pushing, nappy changing, tantrum throwing, parent wins (and some fails) experience behind me to write a book and make a movie! I am all about the blogging life and sharing the parental journey from the mad world of phil&teds. Let's navigate this journey together! I would love to hear your thoughts and tips so feel free to leave a comment or flick through an email to [email protected]