How to find the Best Double Stroller

Whether you’re a mom with twins or have the pigeon pair aged for a few months and a few years old, you need to find the best double stroller out there.

I remember an advert, I think it was for a bank, where the exhausted-looking mother shifts the baby on her hip for the hundredth time and tugs on the little toddler’s hand, as she tries to draw money from an auto bank. Along comes an African lady, who promptly wraps a blanket around both baby and mom, securing the little girl to her mom’s back. While this was all very comical and surprisingly innovative, there are easier ways to contain your two little cherubs. It is as simple as investing in a double stroller.

Double StrollerCompetencyPrice  Our Ratings
JOOVY Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem StrollerB$
Phil & Teds Sport Stroller with Double KitA$$$$
BOB 2016 Ironman Duallie StrollerA$$$$
Bumbleride Indie Twin Jogging Double StrollerA+$$$$$
Maclaren Twin Triumph StrollerB+$$
Chicco Echo Twin StrollerB+$$

Why a Double Stroller?

The first, and probably obvious, reason would be why “bank mom” needed a double stroller. To free her hands. While us mothers pride ourselves on multitasking, it really isn’t practical or sensible to be trying to do important things, like banking, when you have two little ones vying for your attention. Popping them both into a secure, comfortable little vehicle makes loads of sense.

The second and should-be-obvious reason is the cost factor. When you have two, you have double the costs. Double nappies, double cute clothing outfits, double food bills and generally double trouble. You will find, once done with this article, that buying a tandem or double stroller is more cost effective than two individual strollers, not to mention just easier to maneuver. Go ahead, just try to push two separate strollers at the same time. I dare you. Not an easy task.

Lastly, but an important reason is that when you have a little busy toddler, you need to entertain them, as well as cater to the growing needs of your new baby. With a double stroller, you just pop them both in, stuff your huge bag in the carriage space underneath and off you go. Similarly with twins, no matter the age, mom needs to get out and about or cabin fever will set in. Before we get into the advantages of double strollers, let's explore what a Double Stroller is and why you need to know the ins and outs to finding the best double stroller out there.

Before we get into the advantages of Double Strollers, let's explore what a Double Stroller is and why you need to know the ins and outs to finding the best double stroller out there.

What is a Double Stroller?

As the name aptly tells us, it’s a stroller, which is a lightweight pushing pram, but now doubled up to accommodate two children, or one child and your very large handbag. No seriously, it's built for either twins or where you have two children within a few months or years of each other. As with Lightweight Strollers or Umbrella Strollers, these also fold up neatly and generally are light and easy to store.

Factors to consider when looking for the Best Double Stroller

TERRAIN

As with single strollers, you want to consider the type of terrain you will be navigating on a regular basis. Will it be it a tarred road down to the park, off-road gravel, grassy, sandy or will you just using the stroller to walk around the mall?

WEIGHT

Double strollers are heavier and of course, you have double the weight in the way of two babies or toddler and baby, so no matter the type of double stroller, you will need to give it a little more of a push.   Having said that, as you will find out below, each brand of double stroller handles differently, so take that into account when deciding on the stroller.

SIZE

Size is definitely a factor to consider, especially when it comes to your vehicles trunk capacity, not to mention where you will be storing the stroller at home. There are many shapes and sizes out there.

PRICE

You can really go to town with the variety of double strollers available now in the market. There was a time when only a few manufacturers supplied double strollers and they were very expensive. But now, the options are vast. Price has also taken a back seat and you can pick up very inexpensive models, which also offer good features.

Double StrollerCompetencyPrice  Our Ratings
JOOVY Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem StrollerB$
Phil & Teds Sport Stroller with Double KitA$$$$
BOB 2016 Ironman Duallie StrollerA$$$$
Bumbleride Indie Twin Jogging Double StrollerA+$$$$$
Maclaren Twin Triumph StrollerB+$$
Chicco Echo Twin StrollerB+$$

So, which is the Best Double Stroller for you?

We have tried to compile a comprehensive list of the best double stroller options in the market, based not only on price but the maneuverability, lightweight pushing pram, as well as trying to cover the many options to suit your lifestyle. Whether you’re a slow walk-in-the-park sort of mom or a fitness nut, determined to run off that baby fat, then we know you will find your best double stroller here.

JOOVY Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem Stroller

Available in a single seater and double, this groovy stroller comes in lovely, summery colors and has a huge, shady, adjustable canopy. It must be pointed out that this stroller is built for a bigger baby and toddler, as the older guy will stand or sit at the back of the main chair.

71x-vBpkd4L._SX522_Easy to fold away with a trigger-fold design and quite compact once folded, we like this stroller very much. Weighing in at around 30 pounds, we don’t find this excessive as you are, after all, getting more than you would with a single stroller and some single strollers are heavier than this. While very basic, it sports a large storage basket and child tray with 2 cup holders.

For a smooth ride, the suspension is excellent especially as you will have a heavier than normal passenger load. The “hop on board” concept is a novel one and your toddler will like the idea of jumping on and going, just like on a real train. No worries when it comes to safety, as both the chair and toddler back set offer a harness. At a very low price of $150, we think this is an absolute bargain.

Phil & Teds Sport Stroller with Double Kit

Big wheels = a lovely, smooth ride, added to that the wheels allow for varied terrains.
You can also use the one-hand motion to fold this baby away and it's easy to store and transport. Just remember to remove the one seat before folding away.

doublestroller2Although around 36 pounds, once it’s folded up it’s quite easy to lift and pack away.
This stroller is ideal for the toddler, baby combo or even twins, no matter the ages, with its Double Kit facility.

The Ezy Seat™ can be adjusted to 3 different reclining positions i.e. sitting upright (for toddlers) to laying flat (for babies). What we like especially about this stroller is that when you don’t want to use the double seat facility, you can easily adjust to accommodate for a single child or baby. We have researched that the added extras, that must be bought separately, do help with the overall ease of use for this stroller.

For example, the pannier bags come in handy, because when you are using both seats, you cannot then use the under basket comfortably. Another good extra is the double sun cover, because only the front child has a sun cover in the standard buy, as you will see from the picture. The food tray is a must so the older child can snack on the tray whilst riding along. Lastly, the handbag attachment is good for storing cups and any oddments, again, because the undercarriage storage isn’t usable when both seats are in use. Unfortunately, on the pricey side, $400, but I would definitely say value for money.

BOB 2016 Ironman Duallie Stroller

For all those die-hard fitness freaks out there, like myself, you will have to consider this all-terrain double stroller.

71Z-gqn7IzL._SL1000_The state of art suspension ensures that your little guys have a smooth and almost bump free ride. These big wheels are the way to go. Again it sports a 5-point safety harness and ultra comfortable padding.When you have two busy buddies on your hands, you will be happy to know it boasts an easy, two-step folding ability and with its lightweight frame weighing in at 33 pounds, you can be sure you will be able to lift this sucker easily. But of course you will, you’re an “Ironmom”.

Check out their adorable accessories like the Weather Shield, for those iffy days when you just have to go for that run as well as the Duallie Snack Tray and Handlebar Console, for storing keys, snacks, and those useful pacifiers. Price wise? At $570 it is a pretty fortune but losing that weight will make it worth it.

Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller, Jet Black

Ok, we are heading into the more pricey option here, but just hear me out. This zooty number has some serious features worth considering. While it says jogging, you can use this double stroller for everyday use too.

81hyLBXObTL._SL1500_We especially like the air-filled, swivel wheels, which give that added comfort on the road or any terrain. My suggestion is to treat this baby like you would a bicycle and get those wheels filled with “goo” so that if you should get a puncture, the goo keeps filling the tires and sealing the hole, so you don’t need to stop and change a tire.

For the runners, you can maneuver your way with one hand on the handlebars. Very practical when you need to take a swig of water with the other hand. As your little guys grow, you can individually adjust the footrests, backrests, and oversized sun canopies.

While you may be the only one sweating away, it's good to know, that in the warmer weather, the fabric of the seats are breathable and made from 50% recyclable plastic and 50% bamboo charcoal fiber, so good for your babies too. Safety features include the standard 5-point harness and hand brake for those times when you need a little help stopping.

Ok, we have left the worst part for last. The price. It sells for a hefty $760! Yes, crazy price, but in its defense, it's very solid and will last for many, many years.

Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller

611A3ntwQdL._SX522_Affordability, weight, and practicality are all covered in this trendy little double stroller.
Weighing in at around only 23 pounds it’s a breeze to push and lift.   A little sore point and it's the only one we can find is that it takes a little getting used to when folding and unfolding. But reviews show that the folding gets looser as you use it.

It’s simple but the practical side is great.   This stroller has multiple seat positions and the kids can sleep quite easily in here. I must mention that it’s not ideal for a newborn. 6 months onwards is best.

Importantly, it fits neatly through standard doorways and why I mention that is that generally with double strollers, you will find that it takes some maneuvering to get them through entrance ways. The canopies are waterproof, which is a nice added benefit, but does include a rain cover so that their little legs are covered as well. While not to be used for jogging or any bumpy terrain, we like this double stroller, especially the price at $370.

Chicco Echo Twin Stroller

Chicco-Echo-Twin-Stroller-Coal-600x445Another inexpensive double stroller, the Chicco Echo Twin Stroller is a good buy.
So what does it offer? Easy to fold away and reasonably light to lift and carry at 34 pounds.

Easy to fold away and reasonably light to lift and carry at 34 pounds. The canopies adjust individually for when one buddy is sleeping and the other wants to view all the world.
When your hands are full, it's good to know that you can adjust the padded backrests with one hand and independent of each other.

Adjustability goes further with the seats having a 4 position recline ability and the leg rests having 2. When the weather warms up you can zip off the rear canopy panels to allow free-flowing air to cool their bodies down. Hopefully, sharing isn’t a problem, as it only has 1-cup holder but this stroller is meant for the short distance outing and not if you are going to need loads of packing space, as there isn’t any. With a price tag of $190, it covers all the basic bases and won't kill your pocket.

So, in a nutshell, you have all you need to choose the best double stroller for you and your little Einstein’s.

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