Twice as Nice: the 10 Best Double Strollers
September 26, 2018
Once you start researching double strollers, one thing will be clear: They’re not all the same. You’ve got the double stroller for multiples, another for little ones close in age, and still another for toddler and baby, just to name a few. But shopping for the right design doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You simply need to do a little research and know what your priorities are. Even easier? We’ve done the homework for you! Here are the 10 best double strollers currently on the market. All that’s left for you to do is pick your favorite. Let’s roll!
Determining the best double stroller for your family depends on several different factors. Here’s what to consider to help make your decision.
• Your children’s ages. Will you be pushing around two newborns? A toddler and a baby? Or even an older child who might need to rest her legs every once in a while? The ages of your little ones will play a large role in figuring out the best double stroller for you. So pay attention to weight limits, car seat compatibility, reclining seats and standing boards.
• Stroller size. Double strollers get a bad rap for being clunky and unwieldy, but happily, there are several options out there that make carting around multiple children as streamlined as possible. That said, you still want to consider the width and weight of the stroller you select—and make sure it fits into the trunk of your car.
• Your lifestyle. Do you travel a lot? Live in a city? Do a lot of errands or plan on jogging with your stroller? These are all things to take into account before selecting the best double stroller. Think about the primary situations you’ll use it in before you make a decision.
• Functionality. Life is challenging enough with two little ones on board, so the best double stroller should be easy to push, easy to fold and, most important, easy to lift.
• Your budget. Double strollers are often an investment, and it’s important to determine how much you are willing to spend before falling in love with a contender. Think about how long and how often you’ll be using it to help determine how much you want to splurge.
With these five criteria in mind, here are 10 of the best double strollers—from joggers to umbrella strollers to tandem to side-by-side. One thing they all have in common? Each is an expert at pulling double duty!
Best Double Jogging Stroller
In terms of double jogging strollers, there is one that consistently reigns supreme: the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie. At just 33 pounds, it’s one of the lightest on the market (which is critical when you are pushing two kiddos on your runs), and its sleek design allows it to fit through standard doorframes. Plus, the nine-position adjustable handlebar makes it a smooth outing for even the most active parents—while the shock absorbers and padded reclining seats keep your little ones comfy, no matter what the terrain.
Buy it: BOB Revolution FLEX Duallie Jogging Stroller, $640, Amazon.com
Best Double Stroller for Infant and Toddler
Lots of strollers provide the option to click in an infant car seat, but few allow for a bassinet and stroller seat—which is why the Bugaboo Donkey2 Duo double stroller is our favorite pick for those with a toddler and a newborn. Designed with children of different ages in mind, the stroller seat can handle up to 37.5 pounds (to grow with your older child), while the bassinet provides a cozy enclosure for your littlest. What’s more, the luggage basket can handle a whopping 22 pounds, so all your gear for both kids can fit easily.
Buy it: Bugaboo Donkey2 Duo Stroller, $1,649, ModernNursery.com
Best Double Umbrella Stroller
Lightweight is the name of the game when it comes to umbrella strollers, and the newcomer Zoe XL2 BEST v2 essentially feels like you are floating on air. (No joke!) It weighs a mere 17 pounds, and yet doesn’t lack in amenities: This double stroller features a huge four-panel canopy (perfect for blocking out the elements), a generous-sized storage basket, a super-easy one-handed folding mechanism and a compact storage backpack. On-the-go parents, meet your new best friend.
Buy it: ZOE XL2 BEST v2, $350, ZoeStrollers.com
Best Lightweight Double Stroller
Slightly heavier than a true umbrella stroller, this pick is still a manageable 25.4 pounds and a breezy 27-inch-wide. It also has plenty of comfy touches, such as plush padded seats that each independently recline, a footrest that offers dual positions for perching tiny toes, and a self-standing fold, which means no need to stoop down to pick it up. #Sold!
Buy it: Evenflo Minno Twin Double Stroller, $140, Target.com
Best Double Stroller for Twins
Expecting twins can be overwhelming enough; your double stroller decision shouldn’t add to that stress. Enter: the Nuna Demi Grow, which checks all the necessary boxes—and then some. It offers a whopping 23 different seat configurations, meaning you can have two car seats, two bassinets or, as your twins get older, two toddler seats all on one stroller frame. Other fun features: a dual suspension for a smooth ride, an extendable canopy with UPF 50+ protection and a flip out eyeshade, and tough, foam-filled tires that can handle any terrain.
Buy it: $800, PotteryBarnKids.com
Best Sit-and-Stand Double Stroller
Maneuverability is key when picking the best double stroller, and parents can move—and breathe—easy thanks to the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite. Its low-to-the-ground profile and light weight make it a breeze to push around, and the multiple seating configurations will grow with your family. The front seat is compatible with an infant car seat for your younger child, while the caboose offers a standing platform, rear-facing seat or forward-facing reclining seat for your older one. Bonus: It easily fits into most trunks when folded up (an essential).
Buy it: Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller, $197, Amazon.com
Best Double Stroller with Car Seat
One of the biggest issues when needing to click a car seat into a stroller for two is that it can seriously crowd the other seat’s space. Not so with the MaxiCosi Dana For2! The roomy double stroller easily fits two car seats side by side, or one without impeding at all on the neighboring stroller seat (keeping both of your little ones happy). Plus, the Dana For2 accomplishes that comfort without making you feel as if you’re pushing around an extra- wide load—while fitting through standard doors too.
Buy it: MaxiCosi Dana For2 Stroller, $500, Amazon.com
Best Compact Double Stroller
Looking for a double stroller with the same footprint as a single? No, that’s not wishful thinking—it’s a reality, thanks to the UPPABaby Vista and its various configurations for almost any combo you can think of for two or three kids. The stroller builds up, not out, so you can add an additional seat and still zip in and out of crowds, tight spaces and store aisles with ease. Sweet!
Buy it: UPPABaby Vista and RumbleSeat, from $900, UPPAbaby.com
Best Tandem Double Stroller
The Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller is consistently a top-seller, and for good reason: The stadium-style seating gives each kiddo a clear view, both seats recline for naps on the go, and it folds flat for easy transport. Plus, the storage basket is what a parent’s dreams are made of (read: huge!) and can be accessed without disturbing a napping baby.
Buy it: Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller, $129, Amazon.com
Best Affordable Double Stroller
A stroller that rings in at no more than $100? Yep, you read that right! Behold the J Is For Jeep Scout double stroller, which has all the features Mom and Dad could ever want—well-built, comfortable, lightweight, easy-to-use—with the added benefit of being super affordable. Put that extra money you just saved into your kids’ college fund!
Buy it: J is for Jeep Scout Double Stroller, $72, Target.com
Updated June 2018
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