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Double Stroller Reviews 2016 - Your Complete Guide

Big Double Stroller Review 2016As a parent you will know there are number important decisions that you need to make, pretty much on a daily basis. If you have twins or you have two children of different ages, those difficult decisions are instantly doubled! One decision you will need to make quite early on as a parent with two (or more) children, is the best double stroller for twins you should buy. Strollers really help you when you are on the move with your babies/children. As there are so many different options available and each brand is constantly bringing out new models and styles, we at best double stroller reviews know how tough it can be to decide. Big Double Stroller Review 2016

We are constantly monitoring the marketplace and reviewing the best (and worst) selling double strollers available in the simplest and most helpful way we can in an attempt to make the buying process easier for you. Hopefully this will allow you to concentrate on the important things like watching your children grow. Not only will you find in-depth reviews of the most up to date tandem strollers, you can also find helpful buying tips and of course links through to the very best prices. As a new (or experienced) parent you will know better than anyone that saving money wherever you can is absolutely critical.

If you are a parent of twins, triplets or more then please read through our reviews, tips and price lists. You should find everything that you need to make a decision on the best double stroller for you and your family. If you have any questions along the way or you feel there is something that we can add to our site to help you and other parents like you with your purchasing decision please drop us a note and we will be happy to oblige. We wish you all the best with your journey and we hope that you find the perfect tandem stroller for your needs.

Most Popular Double Strollers of 2016

Name/Image Learn MoreBrandRatingProsCons
BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller Review

BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller Review

view pricefull review BOBVery good at everything!Price is a little high, but you do get what you pay for
Baby Jogger City Select With Second Seat Review

Baby Jogger City Select With Second Seat Review

view pricefull review Baby JoggerStrong & Sturdy Design. Good SafetyBit heavy. Manoeuvrability not superb
JOOVY Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller Review

JOOVY Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller Review

view pricefull review JOOVYOne of the best sit and stand strollers available. Good priceLike every sit and stand, Only one good seat, which may cause problems!
Britax B-Agile Double Stroller Review

Britax B-Agile Double Stroller Review

view pricefull review Britax Great build quality, safety and comfortOnly comes with one click and go car seat adapter. Not the best Maneuverability
Graco DuoGlider Classic Connect Stroller Review

Graco DuoGlider Classic Connect Stroller Review

view pricefull review Gracofairly well built for a reasonable price. Good all rounder Doesn't excel in any area. manoeuvrability can be an issue

One of the most important decisions you will need to make early on as a parent with two children, is chosing the best double stroller for your family

Strollers really help you when you are on the move with your children. As there are so many different options available and each brand is constantly bringing out new models and styles, we at best double stroller reviews
know how tough it can be to decide.

We are constantly monitoring the marketplace and reviewing the best (and worst) selling double strollers available in the simplest and most helpful way we can in an attempt to make the buying process easier for you. Hopefully this will allow you to concentrate on the important things like watching your children grow.

Not only will you find in-depth reviews of the most up to date tandem strollers, you can also find helpful buying tips and of course links through to the very best prices available today

As a new (or experienced) parent you will know better than anyone that saving money wherever you can is absolutely critical.

If you are a parent of twins, triplets or more then please read through our reviews, tips and price lists. You should find everything that you need to make a decision on the best double stroller for you and your family.

If you have any questions along the way or you feel there is something that we can add to our site to help you with your purchasing decision, please drop us a note and we will be happy to oblige. We wish you all the best with your journey and we hope that you find the perfect tandem stroller for your needs.

 

Things To Consider When Chosing A Stroller For Two

Whether you are expecting twins, have just had twins or simply have more than one child you will no doubt be in the market for a double stroller at some point (if not right now).

As with most purchases today it is best to buy your tandem stroller online, as you will get the best price for it. This will mean trawling through a number of blogs and reviews before you can make this important decision. What we have tried to do below is lay out the most important factors that you will need to take into consideration when you are buying a double stroller online.

Safety

First and most important is of course safety. This may seem a little obvious to you and you may be thinking well surely ALL double strollers being sold in the US are safe? Well, you are of course correct, there are plenty of laws and regulations put in place to ensure that ALL double and tandem strollers sold in the US meet a certain standard of safety. However, this does not mean that some strollers are not safer than others and this does not just mean you need to go for the most expensive one, you do not always get the safest double stroller with the most amount of $$… But sometimes you do 😉

One of the key safety items on any double stroller are the brakes. Here at Best Double Stroller Reviews, we prefer ones that are hand operated rather than foot operated

The harnessing is also extremely important, we prefer seating that has a 5 point harness. The City Select Double Stroller probably has the best 5 point harness we’ve tested to date.  Most of them can be a little more difficult to secure your children into, but we feel they are much safer and most importantly more difficult for your children to wriggle out of (if yours are anything like mine they will find a way to wriggle out of most safety harnesses, no matter how tight!).

Finally, the padding and the canopies need to be taken into account. Obviously, you want your child to have a comfortable ride so the padding on the seating should be good quality.

It is always best to buy a double stroller that has SPF protection in the canopies if you can. If not then we recommend that you buy a separate canopy attachment that gives some SPF protection to your little ones, the sun’s rays are especially dangerous to a babies’ skin.

Maneuverability

With any stroller this is important, but when you’re dealing with twin strollers for two or more, the extra size of the stroller make this criteria even more important.

A double stroller is always going to be considerably larger than a single stroller and thus can be tough to maneuver.

We have found that the critical part of this decision making process is the number of wheels the double stroller that you are going to buy has

In general we find that less is more when it comes to wheel numbers, especially for the front wheels. Most of the double strollers that we have tried out that have 4 wheels at the front for example tend to struggle around tight corners but the ones with less wheels tend to handle corners better. Double jogging strollers usually have just a single wheel at the front and are therefore much better at going around corners and have better handling in general.

If you can, we would advise that you visit a local high street store and try out a couple of different options before making your double stroller purchase online.

Seating Options

Joovy CabooseThis part of the buying process is super important when you are trying to choose the best double stroller for you and your family. The key consideration here is the age of your children.

It is a common misconception that ALL tandem strollers can accommodate twins or two infants, this is not true. Many double strollers are simply called this because they can carry two children, but NOT two infants. So, if you have twins and you are looking to buy a stroller to carry them it will most probably not be the same double stroller that you would buy if you have an infant and a toddler for example.

Once you have ascertained the seating requirements you need (two car seats for example) you will then need to decide how you wish the seats to be laid out. They will either be in front and behind, side by side or possibly a sit and stand stroller.

If you are looking for a double stroller with two car seats then most probably the seating will be in front and behind, with stadium style seating. The stadium style seating allows the child seated at the rear (as they get a little older) to be able to see just as well as the child in the front seat. This is a great option and helps to keep both children happy.

The in front/behind or inline seating options are obviously longer than the side by side seating options and tend to be a little more difficult to maneuver.

The side by side double strollers are easier to maneuver but these are more difficult to get around corners and through doorways than the in front and behind options. So you will need to decide which option is best for your situation.

Double Stroller seating types infographic

What is the best double stroller for regular use?

The simple answer to this question is that the more options/functions your double stroller has the better. If you opt for a basic double stroller and plan to use it every day or even multiple times per day you will be left disappointed and could even have to buy another double stroller meaning that you have outlaid the cash twice for the same product.

It is much better to pay a little more and get a really high quality tandem stroller that has everything you could ever need for your day trips

Make sure that you get one that is compatible with your infant car seats and has excellent storage space. We think cup holders and storage on the handles for you, multiple seating options so the stroller can adapt as your children grow are also important.

Finally, but most importantly one that is safe and secure no matter what age group your children are in when they are using the double stroller.

Budget

Price is often the most difficult part of any buying decision and buying the best double stroller for infant and toddler is certainly no different.

There are so many different factors to take into consideration, but take it from me, this is not something that you want to scrimp on.

As alluded to earlier, buying a double stroller requires a lot of thought and anticipation of the future. A stroller that serves your needs now, might not work for you when the kids are older. Sometimes, it might be better to shell out more in order to get a stroller that can adapt along with your kids. Whilst it might be nice to get away with paying less initially…having to buy again 6 months or a year later would be a disaster.

So, set your budget, but always leave a little bit over so you can ensure that you get the exact double stroller to meet your family’s needs for now and the future.

If you are buying a double stroller for twins, it is best to opt for a tandem stroller that can not only carry infants, but will also adapt once you’re little ones grow out of their infant car seats and can sit in the standard stroller seating until they are large toddlers.

Pay close attention to the maximum weight restrictions and try to get one that has the highest weight restriction on the standard seating as this will provide you with the best value for money as the lifespan of these double strollers is obviously longer

If a stroller costs $50-100 more but you get an extra 6-12 months from it, it is of course well worth this additional investment.

Best Value Double Strollers of 2016

Name/Image Learn MoreBrandRatingProsCons
Delta Children City Street Side by Side Stroller Review

Delta Children City Street Side by Side Stroller Review

view pricefull review Delta ChildrenVery cheap and light, folds easilyExcellent for a cheap stroller, but lacking the safety of more expensive models. Only for toddlers
JOOVY Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller Review

JOOVY Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller Review

view pricefull review JOOVYOne of the best sit and stand strollers available. Good priceLike every sit and stand, Only one good seat, which may cause problems!

Brands

As you read through our site and the comprehensive reviews, you will see that we have put them together in the simplest way possible. This is to help you make the decision as to which double stroller for infant and toddler is the best for you and your family.

You will see there are a huge number of different brands available. Each brand tends to do certain things well such as safety and maneuverability, whilst others are better at comfort and style. There are very few brands that do absolutely everything perfectly unfortunately, but don’t worry we will help to guide you in finding the ideal brand for you and your family.

The leading brands and thus the ones that we have focused on for the majority of our reviews are Britax, BabyTrend, BOB, Joovy, Chicco, Graco, Contours, Maclaren and InStep

As you will probably already be aware, the prices of the various brands do vary quite drastically and some brands even vary a lot from one model to the next. As each family obviously has different budgets for their tandem stroller, we always endeavor to provide a good variety of double stroller reviews. From the best value or budget strollers all the way up to the premium or high end double strollers.

In our humble opinion Britax, BOB, Chicco and Graco provide some of the best double strollers that are available on the market today

The quality of materials they use and the safety standards they apply are simply a cut above the rest. BOB GEAR being our personal favourite.

Quality and safety are of course the key factors to consider when buying a stroller for infant and toddler use. Unfortunately, this does tend to come at a cost, as with anything in life, and these are at the higher priced end of the marketplace.

If you are on a tighter budget and don’t have hundreds of dollar to spend on your double stroller then you will want to have a look through the BabyTrend double strollers

BabyTrend is one of the newest players in the baby products arena and they pride themselves on crafting good quality juvenile products at prices that are affordable for everyone. Although BabyTrend’s products may not be quite up to the same standard of Britax or BOB they are perfectly safe and have of course passed all the relevant safety checks and regulations that are required to sell any kind of baby or child products in the United States. If you are seeking an infant and toddler stroller and you are on a tight budget BabyTrend could well be the brand for you.

Mini double stroller reviews

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller 2016

baby jogger city mini gt review
Despite the sporty name, this impressive double stroller for twins (or two children is not designed for jogging or running. It is, however, an excellent improvement on the earlier standard City Mini. If you have been comparing a number of different models and brands you will already be aware that Baby Jogger are a well-known and trusted brand. The GT is another fine example. There are many great features with this 2016 option including good sized basket for storage, excellently crafted and good sized canopies and of course the trademark easy to fold functionality that we have come to associate with this brand.

The notable additions though that have been made to this newer model are the easily adjustable handle (a great feature if you are on the shorter or taller side), increased seat size, a handbrake for extra safety and the new forever aired tires. I will go into further detail on the pros and cons shortly but in my humble opinion the extras that have been added to the 2016 version really make this a great value option for the money.

What’s great?

  • As mentioned earlier, the seats on this newer 2016 model have been increased. This will mean your little ones will have more room to maneuver and thus be nice and comfortable while you are walking around. This also should mean you get a little bit more use from your stroller as they grow.
  • The addition of the handbrake on this model really helps to give an extra level of security and safety when you are stopped. There is nothing more scary than the thought of the stroller rolling away while you are getting something from the basket, the handbrake ensures this will not happen which is great.
  • Fully reclining seating for sleeping (this also means you can use from birth which is a great plus)
  • Last, but by no means least, the storage basket on this model is a great size and most importantly it is very easy to access. There is also an additional pocket for storage.

What’s not so great?

  • Most of the issues that were present in the earlier models have been ironed out in this newer model as far as we can see.
  • The only issue we saw was there is a limited choice on color schemes so you may find it difficult to get your perfect color.

Conclusion

Overall, we really love the GT. It has a great number of features, it is super easy to fold and it is definitely easy to operate. If you are looking for a top quality double stroller to use with your twins or you simply have more than one child, this is a fantastic buy for any family.

Baby Trend Navigator Lite Double Jogger stroller

baby trend navigatorlite double jogger review

Overview

BabyTrend have become well-known in the market place for designing and manufacturing great quality strollers and car seats at affordable prices. This has obviously made them very popular with young families that are out there comparing multiple brands and models when seeking out double strollers. This jogging stroller is a really fantastic example of why the brand is becoming such a big name in the baby product industry. You get two good sized pneumatic bicycle style wheels on the rear and two smaller wheels at the front. The smaller wheels can be locked and unlocked as per your preference which is a lovely feature. Many jogging strollers have a fixed front wheel and this can make it challenging to maneuver, especially on the double models.

What’s great?

  • The extra-large wheels and good quality tread on the tires make this easily maneuverable over pretty much any terrain. This is perfect if whether you are out at the park or simply strolling down the sidewalk. A really good all-rounder on handling which is a comfort.
  • Unlike many other models you may have compared, this option has 3 separate storage locations and cup holders. You will find a good sized storage basket under the seating area, a pouch on the handle and also another behind the seating unit. Plenty of room for whatever you need to carry.
  • As with pretty much every Baby Trend option we have done reviews on this is a super value product. You really do get excellent value for money with this brand.
  • Lastly, because of the good sized seating with this model you should get good usage out of it. Depending on how fast your little ones grow of course, you should get around 4 years of use.

What’s not so great?

  • Although, this model is billed as a jogging stroller, you will find that if you run at any decent pace your stroller will start to feel the effects pretty quickly. To preserve the lifespan I would suggest taking it easy with this model. If you are looking for a more robust jogging stroller for twins then you will need to spend a little more cash.
  • With additional size comes problems with navigation and of course you may struggle to get through smaller doorways and pathways. However, this is pretty much standard with all double strollers as they are so chunky so not a deal breaker for us.
  • It is on the heavy side when compared to other double models.

Conclusion

Overall, yet again BT have manage to come up with a great value product that suits the needs effectively of most families. You simply cannot find better value for money on the baby world at the minute that with this brand. If, however, you are looking for the best of the best with all the extras and comfort that you expect from premium brands, then this is definitely not for you. If you are looking for good value and proper functionality then you have come to the right place.

Bugaboo Donkey Duo Stroller Bundle review

Bugaboo Donkey Duo Stroller Bundle review

Overview

Bugaboo continues to be one of the leading brands when it comes to innovation for all baby travel products available today. The Donkey Duo is no exception either, you get superb quality materials and inventive functionality that really helps to make travelling with your little ones easier and more pleasurable. The main problem with this brand and their products though is of course the price tag. They do tend to be out of reach for many buyers and that is a problem. However, if you do have the funds and you want the very best for your twins or your two or more children then you cannot go wrong with any of their double strollers but in particular this one.

As the designers at this brand are obviously some of the best in the world they have managed to create a double stroller that is sleek and slender. This is a distinct variety for these products and it certainly shows with the handling and maneuverability too. It’s absolutely lovely to push around, it glides and turning, stopping and handling rougher terrain are all taken in its stride. They say that you get what you pay for and it is definitely true with this little gem.

What’s great?

  • The 3 click system to upsize or downsize the stroller is a stroke of genius. It makes it extremely easy to change from single to double and back again. Some thing that comes as a great help, especially if you are out and about on your own.
  • As this is a tandem layout out both seats are equal in both legroom and overall comfort. This prevents any fighting between your angels over who gets the “best seat”. A calm and quiet life is a happy life.
  • Even though is a little heavier than many of the tandem strollers for infants and toddlers out there it really does handle extremely well. Even though it has 4 wheels (generally the 3 wheelers handle better) it manages very well on most surfaces.
  • The attaching and removal of the seating is super easy and can be carried out with just the one hand which is a godsend.
  • Lastly, but probably most importantly, the look and feel of this product is truly fantastic. You will be the envy of the town when you are cruising around with your bundles of joy.

What’s not so great?

  • Even the best products in the world have flaws and the main one with this model is of course the price tag. Unless you have bundles of cash it will probably be over your budget.
  • The other factor to consider is the seating size. The manufacturer claims up to 4 years old or 17KG but given the size of my little ones I doubt they would fit in the seats up to 4 years.

Conclusion

Overall, this is a cracking example of how a tandem stroller for two of more children should be. The functionality and usability is nothing short of superb. The seating and general feel of the Donkey is luxurious and elegant. Lastly, and most importantly of all, it is super easy to maneuver around town and through doorways and pathways because of the sleek and slim design. Bottom line, if you have the money for this then you should go for it. If you don’t, then seek out something a little lower on the price scale.

Graco Modes Duo Stroller

Graco Modes Duo Stroller review

Overview

Over the last couple of decades Graco have become somewhat of a household name in the juvenile products arena. They are known for creating high quality merchandise at not cheap, but affordable pricing. After all, price is not the only concern when it comes to the safety of your children. It is of course the best quality and highest safety standards that we are looking for as well as good value for money. Luckily, Graco is a brand that truly understands the wants and needs of young families and also the importance of providing products that offer value and can stay within the budget of young families across America.

The Modes Duo is one of the newest offerings from this famous brands and it brings plenty of the usual excellence we have come to expect. The frame is crafted from tough, lightweight aluminum and it is super easy to use and maneuver, as with all the other models they offer. Some have said it is a little noisy when compared to other models within the price range, but I don’t believe this is something you need to be worrying about unless you are trying to creep up on people!

What’s great?

  • There is an impressive 27 different ways that you can operate this stroller for two of more children. This means you can mix up your children’s seating positions to keep them from getting bored or fighting over who sits where. It also means you should be good whether your little ones or tired or wide awake.
  • Great weight allowance/maximum of up to 50 pounds per seat meaning you will get an excellent lifespan from the seat.
  • As it is an inline/stadium seated design you will find no problems getting through tight doorways or pathways.
  • The functionality is very easy to master, you will have no problem folding down or setting up this stroller. Fantastic storage space that is very easily accessible from the rear.

What’s not so great?

  • As I mentioned earlier, some users have complained the wheels are a little noisy. I didn’t see this myself and even if they were a little noisy I wouldn’t class this as a deal breaker.
  • There is only the one cup holder which is a little frustrating as I usually use the second one for my keys and phone!

Conclusion

Overall, this is a great buy offering good value for money if you are wanting to buy a double stroller to travel with two children. There are plenty of different operating options and seating positions meaning you will not only have great fun using it but you will also get plenty of years use too. The price tag is more than fair and should be well within most family budgets. You also get plenty of peace of mind as Graco are one of the leading brands in the United States and are renowned for creating and manufacturing high quality and most importantly safe products for children.

Please read on and if you have any questions that you don’t feel are answered in our reviews please feel free to drop us an email and ask