MG - I was tossing up between the steelcraft strider plus and a Phil & Teds. They were both in the price range of what I wanted to spend and I didn't really want to spend too much more. I think the city select (or whatever it's called is in the next price range). Anyway it was a pretty tough decision and overall I thought perhaps the strider plus was the better pram but I just couldn't get past the fact that I felt as if I was pushing a tractor around. I don't know how much And for how long E will use the pram as prefers to walk now and I don't want to be pushing something big around for just one baby. You might find it ok though as it's what you're used to. So I chose the Phil & Teds because it's more compact. I have a friend who LOVES her strider plus and a friend who LOVES her P&Ts.
With the latest P& Ts though (the explorer) once the little baby doesn't want to lie anymore it goes on the seat that comes on & off on the bottom but this seat doesn't recline. I had a problem with this cos I thought that although the baby might be sitting there will be times when I want to recline the seat. So I was going to go for the strider but then I noticed that on the P&Ts Dash (older model) the seat does recline. It has zips on either side and if they're undone, then it reclines so I went for this one.
Very complex! Are you confused? I was! Let me know if you want me to explain further.