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Best Double Strollers 2015

Seeing double these days? If you’re strolling with two—whether you’ve got twins or two little ones—you need more than safety and comfort. You need versatility, so this key piece of gear will adapt to your family’s changing needs. Meet the double strollers that make toting two look like a walk in the park.
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Most Versatile: Phil & Teds Navigator

Add the doubles kit to this all-terrain buggy and you’ll have 26 different riding options—with names like sleepy, layback, carrycot, cocoon, face-to-face, rear-facing, upright and free rider—for newborns, toddlers or one of each.

The highlights:

  • With the one-handed fast-fold and easy release, opening and folding is a snap, even while you hold baby.
  • The compact, lightweight frame—with a width of just over 23 inches, makes it easy to navigate streets, hills and even tight grocery aisles.
  • Hands-free auto-stop brake technology adds a measure of safety in case your attention is diverted momentarily.

Capacity: 88 lbs.
From $649, Amazon.com

Photo: Phil&Teds
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Best Umbrella Stroller: Maclaren Twin Techno

Leave it to Maclaren to make a double umbrella stroller that’s both luxe and practical. Yes, it has the super-compact one-handed fold and lightweight, minimalist frame that umbrella strollers are known for. But it’s also got extras that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

The highlights:

  • Accommodate a slumbering newborn and a toddler who wants to sit upright with padded seats that recline separately into four different positions (the footrests adjust too).
  • Your duo is protected from the elements: A UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) 50 hood with an extendable sun visor blocks the sun’s harmful rays, and a wind-resistant rain cover keeps passengers dry.
  • The seats are removable and machine washable, so it’s easy to erase the evidence of flying crumbs, spilled sippy cups and even leaky diapers.

Capacity: 100 lbs.
$495, Amazon.com

Photo: Maclaren
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Best Jogger: BOB Revolution Flex Duallie

Whether you’re rolling over asphalt, dirt, grass or gravel, the BOB Duallie is rugged and ready for adventure. Parents have been raving about this double stroller’s maneuverability since its debut last year.

The highlights:

  • A swiveling front wheel lets you steer around road bumps, rocks and trees with ease, but it also locks in place for stability on tougher turf or for faster paces.
  • The nine-position handlebar and wrist strap accommodate a variety of running styles.
  • Ultra-padded reclinable seats and an adjustable suspension system keep the ride smooth even when the terrain isn’t.

Capacity: 100 lbs.
$570, BabiesRUs.com

Photo: BOB
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Best City Stroller: City Mini Double

The name says it all—this chic stroller is just right for taking two out on the town. Swivel wheels, a compact, lightweight frame and one-handed steering help you navigate city streets like a pro.

The highlights:

  • Each seat reclines independently—all the way to flat, for long, comfortable naps—and peekaboo windows keep kids entertained while they’re awake.
  • Car seat adapters (sold separately) help you turn it into a travel system.
  • Storage is a breeze: Just lift the straps and the stroller folds compactly, taking up less space than even some single strollers.

Capacity: 100 lbs.
$449, Amazon.com

Photo: Baby Jogger
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Best All-Terrain: Bumbleride Indie Twin

Adventure is twice as nice with this rugged double stroller. And Bumbleride’s sturdy frame doesn’t mean bulk; the Indie Twin is sleek enough to fit through a standard door frame. And it folds down in seconds!

The highlights:

  • The lockable, 12-inch swivel tires and all-wheel suspension make this stroller seriously easy to push—even with one hand—on mountain trails, through forest paths, in the city and on the beach.
  • The side-by-side seats have individually adjustable backrests and footrests to keep babies of different sizes (and napping schedules) comfortable—kind of like a Sleep Number bed; both are compatible with car seats.
  • Spending the day outside? The individual SPF 45 canopies provide generous cover from sun, rain, wind and snow, with a peekaboo window for parent peace of mind.

Capacity: 90 lbs.
$729, Amazon.com

Photo: Bumbleride
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Best Lightweight Stroller: ValcoBaby Snap Duo2

Rarely do we see a double stroller under 30 pounds. The ultra-light ValcoBaby Snap Duo2 weighs in at under 24 pounds, making it our top pick for portability. And it doesn’t skimp on features.

The highlights:

  • Each passenger can ride happy thanks to individually reclining padded seats, separate extendable canopies and adjustable footrests.
  • An over-the-shoulder carry strap and simple fold—just push two buttons—make this stroller really easy to take on the go.
  • The seats are roomier than your average stroller, measuring 12.5 inches compared to the standard 11, and yet it still fits easily through doorways.

Capacity: 88 lbs.
$500, Amazon.com

Photo: Bumbleride
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Best Travel System: UPPABaby Vista

We’re not sure which is bigger: the UPPABaby fanbase or its number of seating configurations for two. Add the UPPABaby Mesa car seat—a lightweight 10 pounds—to make this multitasking double stroller ideal for jet-setting parents.

The highlights:

  • Great for twins, as it can hold two infant car seats, two bassinets or two toddler seats, or any combination of the two. Add the PiggyBack ride-along board and you can accommodate a third child—no pressure or anything.
  • SmartSecure technology lets you secure baby’s car seat safely in just 10 seconds for super-quick transitions.
  • You’ll appreciate the amenities, including removable canopies with extendable SPF 50+ sunshades, bumper bars, bug shields and removable, washable fabric.

Car seat capacity: 35 lbs.; Stroller capacity: 100 lbs.
From $989, Amazon.com

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Photo: UPPABaby