Twice as Nice: the 10 Best Double Strollers
If you’ve just started your search for a double stroller, one thing is probably clear: They’re not all the same. They range from lightweight to heavy duty, side-by-side to tandem, no frills to fully decked. Some are great for twins, others are made for one newborn and one toddler. Suffice to say, the options (as with all baby gear!) are overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help. We’ve taken the guesswork—and the Googling—out of the selection process. Below, 10 of the best double strollers on the market that accommodate all sorts of families, budgets and needs. All that’s left to do is pick the right one for you, and get rolling!
Before you snap up the snazziest looking double stroller on the market, it’s important to take inventory of what you specifically need. Finding 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? How about an older child who might need to rest their 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 your family. 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? Run 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 for you. 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 easy to lift.
Your budget. Double strollers are often an investment, and it’s important to determine how much you’re 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 spend.
Once you’ve separated your wants from your needs, you’re ready to shop. Here are 10 of the best double strollers—from joggers to umbrella strollers to side-by-side options and more. One thing they all have in common? Each is an expert at pulling double duty!
Best Double Jogging Stroller: Thule Urban Glide 2 Double
Running with two littles in tow is no easy feat—but having the best double jogging stroller can make all the difference. Enter the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double, a double jogger that, well, glides over any terrain (thanks to large 16” rear wheels, a smooth suspension system and a twist-hand brake for speed control). A sleek, streamlined design ensures this gorgeous piece of gear feels less cumbersome and more maneuverable. And what this stroller lacks in bulk it makes up for in capacity; with generous seat heights and a maximum weight capacity of 100 pounds, you can keep running with your kids until they’re ready to run alongside you.
Buy it: $800, BuyBuyBaby.com
BEST DOUBLE STROLLER FOR INFANT AND TODDLER: UPPABABY VISTA V2
If the idea of leaving the house with a newborn and a toddler gives you the cold sweats, we’re here to make it a little bit easier. Step one: Take a deep breath (you’ve got this!). Step two: Prep and pack. Step three: Invest in the right gear. The best double stroller for the job is hands-down the UPPAbaby Vista V2, thanks to a versatile design and extensive features list. It comes readily equipped with both a newborn bassinet and toddler seat, but also connects to the UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat without adapters and offers a kick board accessory for wiggly toddlers (giving you lots of options). But the best part has to be its massive basket, which has room for all of your belongings (and then some).
Buy it: $1,000, BuyBuyBaby.com
BEST DOUBLE STROLLER FOR TRAVEL: MOUNTAIN BUGGY NANO DUO
Double strollers aren’t exactly travel-friendly, but the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo is as good as it gets. Equipped with a convenient shoulder strap, and weighing in at just 20 lbs, the Nano Duo is easy for parents to cart around airports and train stations alike (bringing all new meaning to the phrase “traveling light”). But this double stroller really stands out with its newborn-ready design—a rarity amongst double travel systems. Each seat offers a full recline with a five-point harness, making it safe and secure for even the youngest of travelers, and a newborn cocoon attachment allows for a parent-facing option too. Now all that’s left to decide is, where to?
Buy it: $500, MountainBuggy.com
BEST DOUBLE UMBRELLA STROLLER: MACLAREN TWIN TRIUMPH
The folks at Maclaren invented the umbrella stroller back in 1965, and throughout the last 50-plus years, they’ve perfected the design. So it comes as no surprise that the Twin Triumph—their take on a double umbrella stroller—is a standout in this category. Each seat fits up to 55 pounds (most max out at 50), but the stroller itself only weighs 23 lbs. What’s more, at 29”, it fits through doorways and crowded areas with ease, while still giving each of your littles a comfortable, padded seat. But what makes it the best double umbrella stroller in our eyes has to be its super-easy, one-handed fold.
Buy it: $399, Maclaren.us
BEST SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE STROLLER: BUGABOO DONKEY 3 TWIN
Elegant. Sophisticated. Modern. Sleek. Not the words one would typically use to describe a side-by-side double stroller—until, that is, you lay eyes on the Bugaboo Donkey 3 Twin. But this double stroller is more than just a pretty face; its features are top-notch as well. The Donkey 3 has a frame that can support up to 123 pounds in children and cargo combined, but the large wheels and streamlined design make the push feel absolutely effortless. Plus, it offers multiple side-by-side configurations while still fitting through most doorways—meaning there are few places you can’t go.
Buy it: $1,789, AlbeeBaby.com
BEST LIGHTWEIGHT DOUBLE STROLLER: ZOE TWIN+
A lightweight double stroller might seem like an oxymoron, but ZOE is making it a reality (to the cheers of parents everywhere). At just 19 lbs, the ZOE Twin+ is the lightest double stroller we could find on the market—and it’s also one of the coolest, thanks to its ability to become a triple or quad stroller. But even in its expanded state, the ZOE folds down to an incredibly compact size (28” by 29” by 9”, to be precise), making it easy to pack away—while still leaving room for the rest of your stuff.
Buy it: $329, ZOEStrollers.com
BEST SINGLE TO DOUBLE STROLLER: MOCKINGBIRD SINGLE TO DOUBLE STROLLER
There’s a reason the Mockingbird Single to Double Stroller earned itself a Best of Baby award this year. This single to double stroller offers 19 different seat configurations (with room for two infant car seats, two stroller seats or one of each), making it ideal for growing families. The stroller also folds with just one hand—and without having to remove either seat. It pushes smoothly whether you’re using it as a single or a double, and neither seat blocks access to the 25 lb-capacity basket. But arguably the best part of this single to double stroller is its affordability: The Mockingbird’s extensive feature list (which also includes an extendable all-weather canopy, leather handles and an adjustable six-position handlebar) doesn’t translate to a super-expensive price tag.
Buy it: $450, HelloMockingbird.com
BEST COMPACT DOUBLE STROLLER: JOOVY CABOOSE ULTRALIGHT SIT AND STAND TANDEM DOUBLE STROLLER
Going small in size doesn’t have to mean going short on features: The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Sit and Stand tandem double stroller offers the capacity of a double without any of the bulk. Its tandem design makes it easy to navigate even the tightest of spaces with two littles in tow, while the sit-and-stand feature lets your toddler decide how to ride. Useful extras include a fully reclining front seat for naps, a parent organizer, a snack tray, car seat adaptors and an extra-large canopy that covers both the front and the rear seats. Plus, the entire stroller weighs just 23.5 lbs, making it the lightest tandem option available.
Buy it: $250, Joovy.com
BEST ALL TERRAIN DOUBLE STROLLER: BOB GEAR REVOLUTION FLEX DUALLIE 3.0
In terms of tackling terrain, none do it better than the BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie. From hiking trails to bumpy roads to wet sand, this double stroller can handle it all, thanks to its mountain bike-style suspension and shocks located right under the seats. The Duallie also offers 10 storage pockets, nine different handlebar positions, three removable air-filled wheels, two magnetic canopy windows and a one-handed recline—all tallying up to one superior, smooth ride for you and your little ones.
Buy it: $750, BuyBuyBaby.com
BEST AFFORDABLE DOUBLE STROLLER: EVENFLO MINNO TWIN DOUBLE STROLLER
Finding a double stroller that doesn’t break the bank—but also isn’t total junk—is no easy feat. Achieving that elusive combination of affordability and comfortability is the Evenflo Minno Twin Double Stroller. The padded seats and adjustable foot rests ensure your littles stay cozy throughout the years. The one-handed, upright fold and self-standing mechanism will save your lower back. And the front swivel lock and front wheel suspension make for a smooth ride. All of this, at less than $200? We. Are. Sold.
Buy it: $160, Evenflo.com