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Best Double Strollers: 10 Top Choices for Family Fun in 2019
Best Double Strollers for 2017

Best Double Strollers:
10 Top Choices for Family Fun in 2019

Between clothes, toys, and the endless baby gear, it’s hard to know what’s really necessary in this crazy game we call parenting. That being said, having a quality stroller that’s safe, long-lasting and keeps your kids comfortable (so long as they agree to sit in it) is definitely a necessity.

Because there are so many personal preferences to consider when choosing the best double stroller for your needs, it can be a pretty daunting task, which is why we went ahead and did the work for you! Below you’ll find a comparison chart with the most crucial information, followed by in depth reviews and a buyer’s guide.

Comparison Chart

NameSeat OrientationWeight CapacityDimensions (in)Rating
BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller
Editor’s Choice 2019
Side-by-Side70 lbs48 x 30.5 x 439.8/10CHECK PRICE
Editor's Choice
Contours Options Elite Tandem Double Stroller
Best Tandem
Tandem80 lbs49.5 x 26 x 409.7/10CHECK PRICE
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
Best All-Around Side-by-Side
Side-by-Side90 lbs41.75 x 30 x 32.259.6/10CHECK PRICE
Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller
Best on a Budget
Side-by-Side70 lbs31.2 x 29.6 x 37.39.5/10CHECK PRICE
Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double
Best Sit and Stand
Tandem80 lbs49 x 21.5 x 439.2/10CHECK PRICE
ZOE Umbrella XL2 Double Stroller
Best Compact
Side-by-Side100 lbs29 x 7.5 x 25 9.3/10CHECK PRICE
Mountain Buggy Duet V3 Buggy
Most Innovative and Versatile
Side-by-Side100 lbs25 x 12.5 x 359.6/10CHECK PRICE
Baby Jogger 2016 City Select Double Stroller
Most Versatile Tandem
Tandem90 lbs30.5 x 11.5 x 21.79.5/10CHECK PRICE
Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller
Best Tandem with Storage
Tandem80 lbs36.4 x 18.6 x 14.4 9.4/10CHECK PRICE
Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller
Best Double Jogger on a Budget
Side-by-Side100 lbs46 x 21.5 x 42 9.5/10CHECK PRICE

1. BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller – Editor’s Choice 2019

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The Rundown

A leading name in strollers, BOB doesn’t fail to deliver with its flagship double stroller. BOB’s Revolution FLEX Duallie is, hands down, the best option overall and especially for families utilizing the stroller for exercise as well as for those who love to adventure off road. This stroller provides an option for those active families, and, as an added benefit, perhaps even encourage young families to become more active.

Although it’s usually priced higher than some of the other strollers in our top ten double strollers reviews article, you definitely get what you pay for here in terms of durability and versatility. It can be used for a vigorous training session as well as a long walk. Adding to this, it can be used on all terrains, all the while offering a smooth and comfortable ride for your children. You have the option of allowing the front wheel to swivel—allowing easy maneuverability through parks, city streets, malls, or other tight areas, or of locking the front wheel—providing increased stability when jogging or off-roading. The stroller is equipped with a state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system that can handle even the biggest of bumps, and provides your kids with an ultra-smooth ride while also making it easier for you to push. The suspension system is adjustable, offering three inches of travel and two stages of weight. As an added comfort to whichever parent is pushing, the handlebar can be adjusted to an impressive nine positions, which allows each parent to find the most comfortable height.

We especially love that the Revolution FLEX Duallie is travel system ready, meaning that it can accommodate an infant car seat! This has been a tougher feature to find with side-by-side double strollers, and definitely with jogging strollers. While BOB recommends pairing with the BOB B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat by Britax, nearly any infant car seat will fit. The only downside is that you must purchase a brand specific adapter separately: Britax, Chicco, Graco. We are also bummed by the fact that any BOB adapter made previous to 2016 won’t work with the stroller either. Your older kid(s) will love the fully upright seating option that easily reclines, if they’d rather sit back or recline to nap. And each seat has its own canopy for protection from the elements and/or privacy. Each of the canopies conveniently has an optional window so that parent can see in or child can have light while the canopy is down. The stroller is also outfitted with an extra-large cargo basket, allowing you to bring whatever gear you may need for your adventure as well as small storage bags on the back of each sunshade. A downside is that the stroller doesn’t have much in the way of cup holders, snack trays, or parent organizers. But these can be purchased separately at a reasonable price: BOB Handlebar Console, Duallie; BOB Duallie Snack Tray.

At 33.1 pounds and dimension of 48 x 30.5 x 43 inches, the Revolution FLEX duallie is definitely heftier than other double strollers we’ve reviewed, which may be a negative based on your preferences. But, as noted above, the amazing suspension system makes it feel less hefty than it actually is. And, unlike many other strollers, the tires are air-filled (you can fill them up at home with a regular air pump) and made of high-impact polymer which make for a smoother ride and easier-to-push stroller. BOB also designed the stroller to have an easy two-step fold which makes for convenient transportation and storage. Although you are definitely getting a bulkier stroller, it conveniently accommodates up to 100 pounds of carrying weight, meaning that it can stick with your family for a long time. And finally, we love that it comes in four cool color options: black, canyon, lagoon, and red. Fitnesscenter.com has a great article regarding cleaning a BOB stroller if you decide to purchase this model or another from BOB.

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Pros

  • Perfect for all terrains
  • Front wheel can either swivel or lock, depending on terrain and use
  • State-of-the-art adjustable suspension system for ultra smooth ride
  • Lots of easily accessible storage space
  • Air-filled tires made of high-impact polymer
  • Accommodates infant car seats
  • Can carry up to 100 pounds for a growing family

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Cons

  • Higher price point
  • Bulkier and not as easy to push/transport/store
  • Wider footprint means it may be tougher to maneuver
  • No handlebar console or snack trays/cup holders included

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The Bottom Line

While you’ll pay more than for other strollers, you definitely get your money’s worth with the BOB Revolution FLEX Duallie. With top-of-the-line, durable materials, a suspension system that allows for use on every terrain, and conveniences for infant, toddler, kid, and parent, this stroller is the adventuring family’s dream!

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2. Contours Options Elite Tandem Double Stroller – Best Tandem

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The Rundown

The difference between this review and some of our others is that different parents are looking for different things in a stroller; some need it ultra lightweight for travel, while others want it to be super compact to fit into their Prius. Some families have twins and need a double stroller that accommodates two infant car seats. And still others have tall toddlers who need leg room and a big basket for grocery shopping. For that reason, we can honestly say that every stroller featured in our double stroller article is a fantastic choice. It just depends on what you’re looking for. But, all things considered (convenience, size/weight, price point, flexibility) we found the Contours Options Elite Tandem Double Stroller to be an amazing and versatile option.

What we love the most about the Contours Options Elite is in its name: the various options it offers. There are a whopping seven seating options, which make the stroller so flexible and adaptable to your family’s specific needs. Each of the seats can accommodates 2 infant car seats. Although we don’t love that the universal infant car seat adapter must be purchased separately, it’s an inexpensive cost for a huge amount of value, in that it allows any brand of infant car seat to be easily “clicked into” the the stroller. This adapter is compatible with the following car seats: Baby Trend Inertia, Chicco KeyFit 30, Evenflo Embrace, Graco SnugRide Classic ConnectTM, Classic ConnectTM 30, and Classic Connect 35, Maxi Cosi Mico AP, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 30/30, and Primo Viaggio 4/35, Safety 1st onBoard 35, onBoard 35 AIR, and Comfy Carry Elite. Because the stroller has enough room to accommodate two infant car seats, the Contours Options Elite is our favorite choice for those with twin babies.

But the adaptability of this stroller doesn’t stop with two car seats. And with a max recommended carrying weight of 80 pounds, this stroller is great for a growing family. The other six seating options include: 2 children facing you; one seat only and a larger basket for running errands; toddlers facing each other; one child facing you and one facing front; both children facing forward; one baby in carseat and the other child facing out. The stroller is also equipped with new lift-assist facing mounts that makes changing the configuration simple and easy. This is great when you’re on the go and your kid decides last minute that he “hates facing Mom!!” after weeks of only sitting in the stroller when it was set up like that. #momlife

Another highly important aspect of strollers is that they be as light as possible and as easy to transfer as possible. With the amount of times we get in and out of the car, there is nothing worst than a back-breaking stroller that you can’t get into your truck easily. The Contours Options Elite was created with lighter-weight aluminum frame and seat frames to keep it as light as possible. In our research we found that you can’t really get both lightweight and the wide variety of seating options and car seat accommodation. We will discuss super lightweight options later, but we like that although the Contours Options Elite is still on the bulky side at 34 pounds and dimensions of 49.5 x 26 x 40 inches, it is still easier to push and maneuver than other double strollers that offer similar conveniences. And although it’s everyone’s personal preference, what is incredibly appealing about the tandem-oriented double stroller is that you get two kiddos seated without any additional width. This allows you to get through doors, malls, airports, and crowded amusement parks much more easily.

Contours includes rubber coated rear wheels, a sandal friendly brake pedal that’s located in a convenient spot and not right next to the wheel, and dynamic front and rear suspension to help when pushing the heavy load of two tots and all your gear! The wheels are also disconnected quickly, in case you need to do so to store the stroller. The folding and unfolding does take some getting used to and this is probably not a great option if you do drive a tiny car with minimal trunk space. One thing that we weren’t as wild about is that it is a bit tricky to access the underneath storage basket from the front or back of the stroller. We do like that there is zippered access on both sides of the stroller, though.

Other aspects of the Contours Options Elite that we love include its contoured handle, to further ease in pushing the stroller. It does come equipped with one cup holder for parent, it’s pretty chintzy and it would probably still be a good idea to invest in a stroller caddy. The stroller is very focused on keeping your kids comfortable, hence the seven different seating positions. It is equipped with a 5-point harness safety buckle which is great for safety, but can be a little trickier to get your kids into. They also created the seats with adjustable footrests, allowing your growing tot the most legroom possible. Both of the toddler seats have recline ability, depending on your specific configuration. In that same vein, the sunshades come down far enough in the front to protect from sun or allow for privacy. So this stroller is a great option for those kiddos who nap on the go! We wish that it came included with a child tray and cup holder for the endless snacks they will undoubtedly demand, but you can purchase them very inexpensively. We especially love that it was super easy to assemble, has a nice stylish flair about it, and perhaps most importantly, is easy to clean.

Pretty much everything about the Contours Options Elite was specifically and carefully picked out to meet parents’ and kids’ needs. It is built with durable material and has been found to stand the test of time (and wear, and oh so many cheerios). The company has upgraded the stroller through the years based on feedback from parents. It’s no wonder that this stroller was named the 2016 National Parenting Product Awards Winner as well as the Cribsie Awards 2017 Winner & 2016 Winner.

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Pros

  • 7 seating options with lift-assist facing mounts
  • Easily accommodates two infant car seats and has universal car seat adapter for all brands and models
  • Lighter weight and more streamlined and movable than many double strollers
  • Narrower width due to the tandem orientation of the seating
  • Rubber coated wheels, front and rear suspension, and a conveniently located, sandal-friendly brake for a smoother ride
  • 5-point harness safety straps
  • Stylish and constantly updated based on parent feedback

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Cons

  • Still rather heavy and bulky; and can be tricky to fold and unfold
  • Infant car seat adapter must be purchased separately
  • Child tray/cup holder as well as parent caddy must be purchased separately
  • Underneath storage difficult to access from front and back of stroller (but side zippers ease this)

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The Bottom Line

If you have at least one infant and plan on clicking in your car seat, you can’t beat the Contours Options Elite. It provides all the conveniences of many of the larger and more expensive double strollers at a reasonable price point and without quite as much of the bulk. With versatility and ease, this stroller will make parents and kids super comfortable and happy!

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3. Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller – Best All-Around Side-by-Side

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The Rundown

Although our editor’s choice is a tandem (otherwise known as stadium-seating) stroller, there are definitely advantages to side-by-side double strollers. In fact, most people purchase the side-by-side option and most of the strollers in our best double strollers review article are, in fact, side-by-side. One of these benefits is that the underneath basket is generally larger and easier to access. With tandem strollers the basket is usually in the center of the stroller between the two seats, making it only accessible from the sides. Another advantage of the side-by-side orientation is that there is generally more room and comfort in the seats. If you decide that side-by-side works better for your family, we really love the Joovy Scooter Double Stroller as an all-around great option that has most of the conveniences you’ll find in higher-end strollers at a reasonable price point.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Joovy Scooter is its physical appeal. It has a streamlined silhouette and comes in five cool color options: orange, red, green, blue, and black; whether you want a pop of color or prefer something more understated, Joovy provides the options for you. After noticing its physical beauty we immediately noticed that the stroller is very well-made and durable. The gray frame is made of strong graphite and the seats and canopies are constructed with super durable 600D nylon. In addition, the large wheels have sealed bearings that make it stronger and easier to maneuver, which can be difficult to accomplish with double strollers. Adding to the overall maneuverability and smooth ride, the Joovy Scooter has 7-inch front wheels and larger, 9.5-inch rear wheels. Because there are two wheels in the front (many jogger-type strollers only have one), the stroller is extra stable, which is especially important for older kids who climb in and out of the stroller on their own. For added parent convenience as well as safety, the parking brakes are linked for secure stops.

When designing the stroller, Joovy clearly kept kids’ comfort and parents’ convenience in mind. For the kids, each seat reclines independently—perfect for those toddlers who have opposite nap schedules, despite Mom’s best effort. Each footrest also adjusts independently; unless you have twins, it’s likely that your kids will have varying heights. Joovy takes that into consideration by allowing you to modify each seat to each kid’s size and comfort. And because it accommodates 90 pounds for your children, the Joovy Scooter really grows with your family. So when they’re little, you can use the 5-point harness safety buckle for added security, and once they’re bigger you can lower the footrests and give them more space. There is also a huge canopy for full sun protection and/or privacy. We do wish that the sun canopy were independent for each seat, however, in case one kid was sleeping and the other wanted to see out. We also wish Joovy provided a food tray with cup holder for each of the seats instead of the bumper bar.

For parent, the conveniences are also many. The stroller can be folded easily with one-hand and folds to flat; and the bumper bar can be removed for easier storage As mentioned before, one of the advantages of side-by-side double strollers are the larger and more easily accessible storage basket. And while that’s true of all side-by-side strollers, the Joovy Scooter has the largest basket on the market. So if your family goes for extended trips and requires a lot of gear, you should strongly consider this stroller. In addition to the basket, each seat also has a zippered mesh pocket and cup holder on it’s back, for parent to store toys, snacks, cell phones, wallets, and anything else that might need to be kept secure. Although this isn’t quite as convenient as some of the parent organizers that connect to the handlebar, it’s still a great option.

But perhaps the greatest advantage of this side-by-side double stroller is that it actually fits through standard doors. This is the most common and largest complaint of side-by-side strollers; with a greater width, they are more difficult to get through crowds and through doors. Joovy streamlined their design to smaller dimensions of 41.75 H x 30 W x 32.25 D inches, the stroller easily fits through standard, 30-inch doors. If you have larger children, however, they may complain that the seats are too snug. In order to achieve this narrow silhouette, some space had to be taken from the seats. At 32 pounds, the Joovy Scooter is at least a couple of pounds lighter than other side-by-side, durably made strollers. But with two kids riding, it can still be a bit heavy and cumbersome to maneuver.

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Pros

  • Reasonable price-point
  • Side-by-side stroller that fits through a standard door frame
  • Largest storage basket and canopy on the market
  • Two seats recline independently with independently adjustable footrests
  • Durable and beautiful with five color options
  • Folds flat with one-hand

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Cons

  • Sun canopy covers both seats; can’t be adjusted for each seat independently
  • More narrow design may make seats more crowded
  • No food tray or cup holder for kids
  • Can become heavy and harder to maneuver

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The Bottom Line

If you love the idea of a side-by-side stroller but still want to be able to fit through doors and keep a lower profile, the Joovy Scooter is your best bet. Without spending too much money, you’ll get the durability, comfort, and conveniences of many of the best side-by-side strollers.

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4. Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller – Best on a Budget

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The Rundown

Going on a big trip and need a stroller that’s super easy to store and carry? Need a stroller that is extra easy for getting in and out of the car in a hurry? Hate the idea of a heavy stroller that’s hard to set up and feels like such a chore to lug around? Don’t have much budget for your double stroller? If you answered yes to any of these stroller-related questions, then the Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller may be the perfect fit for your particular needs. While you won’t get the conveniences and luxuries of other double strollers, you get an ultra-lightweight, super easy to handle, and incredibly bargain-friendly stroller.

As mentioned above, the first thing you notice and probably why you would buy the Delta Children LX is precisely for its lightweight, minimal frame. With dimensions of just 31.2 W x 29.6 D x 37.3″H and only 18.3 pounds, this stroller is definitely easy to get around. It’ll fit into any trunk easily and travels extremely well. (And if you are getting this specifically for travel, you may also want to consider the super cheap J.L. Childress Gate Check Bag For Standard and Double Strollers.) And although it is incredibly lightweight and compact, you don’t have to worry about safety; the stroller meets or exceeds all ASTM International and CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) Standards as well as the JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Associations) Certifications. While it is small in frame and lacks many of the bells and whistles of other strollers, it is equally safe for toddlers, including a 5-point safety harness with soft shoulder pads. Another assurance of the stroller’s durability and safety is in the brand. Delta Children was originally created around the idea of making safe, high-quality cribs that are affordable for all families. Today, they have expanded beyond cribs and are the largest family-owned company in the juvenile products industry. Because of their design, affordability, durability, and safety, they have become a name highly trusted by millions of families worldwide.

Although it is definitely minimal, it does offer some conveniences. Besides being very easy to set-up, store, and transport, what the Delta Children LX can boast even over many of the strollers on our best double stroller list is its great maneuverability. Its 360 degree swivel shock absorbing front wheels make turning and getting through large crowds a breeze. Its narrow frame also allows it to fit through a standard 30-inch door. Of course, because of its narrower frame, the seats are smaller and may be uncomfortable for older and/or larger children. The stroller also only accommodates 70 pounds (approximately 35 pounds per child) or carrying weight, which means that your kids will probably grow out of this stroller more quickly than larger, more expensive models. We do love, however, that each seat has multiple positions of recline, and that each seat reclines independently. Each seat also has its own sun canopy, which is great for the varying preferences of your children. However, we wish the canopy was a bit larger and offered more protection from the elements.

Aesthetically, the stroller is obviously minimal but still has a nice design. It comes in four different colors: cacao, grey (with red), lime green, and night sky. Because the design is so simple where this stroller falls short of other options is in its storage. The most noticeable is that there is no underneath basket for storage, but only two storage bags behind each seat. There is also a cup holder for parent, but purchasing a separate stroller organizer as well as multi purpose hooks (for diaper bags, and anything else you’re bringing along) is probably your best bet. While we love the idea of storage, especially if you’re traveling, that seems to be what was compromised in order to keep a very small profile.

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Pros

  • Extremely compact and lightweight
  • Easy to set-up, store and transport making it perfect for travel
  • Lower price point
  • Comes in 4 different colors
  • Very easy to maneuver with 360 degree swiveling wheels

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Cons

  • Parents’ handles sit a little low
  • Minimal Storage
  • Only accommodates up to 70 pounds of carrying weight

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The Bottom Line

If you prioritize a compact frame that is lightweight, easy to maneuver, and inexpensive, the Delta Children LX is an amazing buy. Although it doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles that you will find in more expensive and bulkier strollers, it is a safe, convenient, travel- and budget-friendly option.

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5. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double – Best Tandem on a Budget

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The Rundown

If you’re interested in the flexibility that’s available with our editor’s choice (Contours Options Elite Tandem Double Stroller) and with that same tandem (instead of side-by-side) design, you really can’t get more bang for your buck than with the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double. At a lower price point, and with all the options is provides, this purchase is almost fool proof.

While the finishes may not be quite as sturdy or durable as the Contours Options Elite, at a lower price point it may not matter. This isn’t the stroller for rugged hikes or long jogs, but will definitely do the trick for amusement park visits, trips around the mall, or any other day-to-day errands. And what makes it so valuable is its extreme versatility. It accommodates two children either sitting, lying down with fully reclining seats (with 5-point safety harnesses), or in one or two car seats. However, unlike the Contours Options Elite, the Baby Trend doesn’t allow you to turn seats to face parent–perhaps the main difference and “downgrade” you’d make to this cheaper stroller. In our experience, kids usually prefer to face forward and see out; and so this may not be a significant concession. Another thing you give up from our editor’s choice to the Baby Trend is that, unfortunately, only a few car seats will click into the system: Baby Trend 22 and 30 pounds; Graco Snugride, Snugride 32, and Safe Seat; Britax Companion and Chaperone; Evenflo Embrace and Discovery; Aprica A30. Although the click-in is obviously preferable, many parents have had lots of success simply placing the car seat on top where it snugly fits. Since this stroller shouldn’t be used for off-road terrain or jogging, there shouldn’t be any problem with the car seat moving.

But what the Baby Trend offers that the Contours Options Elite doesn’t even have is the very cool option of converting the rear seat to a platform for either standing or sitting. This rear platform can be used to stand on by older kids or even sit on, facing backwards. This is such a neat option for older toddlers and children who may not want to sit in the stroller but think it’s extra special and “grown-up” to be able to stand just like Mom and Dad. Other conveniences that come included with stroller that you don’t find with others are two removable, swing away child trays with cup holders as well as a covered parent organizer with cup holders to keep your phone, keys and drink handy. The stroller is also equipped with a large under seat storage basket. But because the back changes for the standing platform, the basket is pretty far under the stroller and makes accessing it a bit tricky. A removable sun canopy for each of the two seats also provides great protection from the sun as well as privacy.

Like the Contours Options Elite, one of the greatest benefits of this tandem stroller is its minimal width. At 21.5″W x 49″L x 43″H, this stroller fits through standard doors and makes navigating a crowd much simpler. It also boasts a one hand fold, making loading and unloading much easier. At 34 pounds, it isn’t the most lightweight model on our list, but definitely not the bulkiest either. It accommodates up to 80 pounds in cargo (both children and gear), but at the top of the weight limit it gets more difficult to turn. Lastly, we loved how easy to assemble this stroller was, so you can spend your time using it and not putting it together.

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Pros

  • Lower price point in comparison to other strollers with similar options
  • Very versatile, accommodating two infant car seats as well as a rear platform that can be used for sitting or standing
  • Other conveniences included like child snack trays and parent organizer/cup holder
  • Tandem seating for minimal width that fits through standard doors

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Cons

  • Less durable/plush materials
  • Only accommodates certain car seats to “click-in”
  • Seats don’t face towards parent except for platform
  • Storage basket can be difficult to reach

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The Bottom Line

For those who plan to use their stroller only for everyday tasks (no long runs or rigorous hikes), the Baby Trend Sit N Stand definitely provides the most bang for your buck. At a reasonable price point and a lot of versatility, this double stroller will definitely stretch your dollar and still give you most of the conveniences you’re looking for.

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6. ZOE Umbrella XL2 Double Stroller – Best Compact

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The Rundown

We thought we had found the lightest, most compact stroller when we found the Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller, but we were wrong! Sizing in at just 29 x 25 x 7.5 inches and an incredible 16 pounds, there is no better stroller than the Zoe XL2 Deluxe when it comes to transport. That’s why so many turn to this stroller for travel or city use. It is an especially great choice for those who need to rely on public transportation?taxis, subways, buses, because it folds up easily and can be easily carried around. If you have a car with small trunk space, however, this may not be your best option. Although it is compact when folded, it is still rather tall, which is great for pushing but not ideal with narrow trunks. When in use, the stroller is very easy to maneuver and can be pushed with one hand, even when carrying two older kids. We love its quick, compact fold that is great for both airline travel and, again, public transportation. If using it to travel, consider investing in the very affordable J.L. Childress Gate Check Bag For Standard and Double Strollers.

Although usually costlier than our other reviewed super lightweight stroller, the Delta Children LX, the Zoe XL2 Deluxe also provides more conveniences and durability. The most noticeable difference is the sizable storage basket below the seats, which allows for bringing more gear and/or grocery shopping on the go. Zoe also offers a lifetime warranty and guarantee on the wheels. So, if your wheels ever break while you own the stroller, Zoe will fix or replace them. This is essential for a stroller intended for city use, where it will get plenty of mileage. The company obviously stands behind their product and intends to make it long lasting. It is built of aluminum, which offers the benefits of strength while also being lightweight. And another advantage of spending a little bit more for this stroller, is that it can accommodate up to 100 pounds of carrying weight, allowing the stroller to grow with your growing family.

Other conveniences that we love are aimed at the comfort and safety of your kids. As far as safety is concerned, the seats are equipped with a quick 5-point backpack style harness for use with smaller toddlers. Each seat has its own cupholder and between the seat is a child snack tray. The seats recline to a deep 135 degrees, making it perfect for on-the-go naps. Perhaps most noticeably, the two impressive canopies are extendable with 4 panels, for full sun protection and privacy, with each canopy functioning independently. This allows you to pull one shade down for your sleeping kiddo, and keep the other one retracted for your other child who is awake and ready to explore. These canopies also have magnetic peekaboo windows, allowing the parent to check on their shaded kids. Finally, the stroller comes with a removable, padded belly bar, which is especially great for younger kids. We do wish that the belly bar functioned as a snack tray as well.

For the parents, aside from being lightweight and compact, the Zoe XL2 Deluxe provides a number of other conveniences. Aesthetically, it comes in an impressive seven color options!: black, aqua, eloise plum, lime green, orange, red, and yellow. These colors are displayed not only on the over-sized canopies, but also on the full-seat comfort pads and the harness strap covers. These pads offer an extra splash of color against the stroller’s black base and also provide added comfort for your precious passengers. As mentioned before, the large storage basket under the seats easily holds shopping bags, diaper bags, sweaters, or anything else you may need to tote around with you. And behind each canopy is a storage pocket perfect for a phone or keys. Finally, the stroller is outfitted with a parent cupholder. Although these conveniences are adequate, most parents would like more options for storage. We suggest investing in a separate stroller organizer as well as multi purpose hooks (for diaper bags, and anything else you’re bringing along).

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Pros

  • Super lightweight and compact
  • Easy to maneuver; able to push with just one hand
  • Accommodates up to 100 pounds of carrying weight
  • Over-sized sun shade canopy with reclining seats
  • Comes in seven color options
  • Large storage basket
  • Lifetime warranty and guarantee on wheels

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Cons

  • May be too tall to fit in narrow trunks
  • No snack tray included
  • Not car seat compatible

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The Bottom Line

The Zoe XL2 Deluxe is an incredible choice for the family that travels a lot, lives in a city with public transportation use, or just needs to get in and out of the car and stroller often. The lightest stroller on our list, it is incredibly easy to transport. And it also provides many of the other conveniences you’ll find in higher end, heavier models.

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7. Mountain Buggy Duet V3 Buggy – Most Innovative and Versatile

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The Rundown

Although Mountain Buggy’s Duet V3 Buggy is one of the more expensive units in our top ten double strollers article, it is an investment worth making. It is a smart choice for many reasons, but a primary one is that it can be used (sensibly) even if you only have one kid, because of the many seating options. And so, even though you may be paying more for this stroller, you may actually save money in the long run by not having to purchase two strollers (first as a single and then a double). Although we don’t love that it’s a separate purchase on an already pricey stroller, you have a pretty cool option of purchasing an accompanying storage tote bag that clips in where the second seat would be, making the Duet V3 Buggy a single stroller with the most storage you have ever seen on a stroller. Between the tote bag and the underneath basket, you could almost do a whole grocery shopping trip with just the stroller. This is a great option for anyone who lives in a big city and walks to the market, or even a first-time mom who can’t comprehend how to manage a baby car seat as well as shopping cart.

Speaking of infants, the Duet V3 Buggy is all set and perfect for one or two infants. Like many of the other strollers in our best double stroller reviews article, it can accommodate one or two infant car seats. You have the option of purchasing Mountain Buggy’s own brand of infant car seat or purchasing a car seat adapter. They also have the great option of purchasing a bassinet attachment, the Carrycot+ which allows your infant to sleep flat or at an incline (if he or she suffers from re-flux). With a simple switch of the carrycot fabric, you can transform the Carrycot+ into a parent facing seat, suitable up to three years. As your child and/or children get older and are ready to sit in the main, front-facing stroller seat, we love that this seat still has the option to lay completely flat or a various range of incline angles, which is great for babies, toddlers, and kids who nap on the go.

Aesthetically, the Mountain Buggy is definitely one of the most stylish double stroller that we’ve seen. It comes in four colors: black, blue, silver, and grid—a black and white plaid and has a very streamlined look. It is compact without seeming cramped and beautiful lines that are neither too boxy nor too round. Each seat comes with its own sunshade, allowing one kid some privacy while the other wants to explore. Weighing 32.4 pounds and with dimensions of 12.5 x 25 x 35 inches, it’s not the most compact of our top ten double strollers. However, Mountain Buggy has been able to accomplish a pretty astonishing feat: their double buggy is no wider than their single buggy; and at just 25 inches wide, it fits easily through a standard door. This, of course, means that each seat is a bit more cramped than you would find on wider double strollers; and so if you have older or larger children they may not prefer it.

After studying the product, it’s clear that most of the price tag really goes towards top-of-the-line finishes and construction. The Mountain Buggy is definitely meant to last, which is wonderful since you can use it from the time you have just one newborn up to three kids with a max carrying weight of 100 pounds. If this confuses you, since there are only two seats, the Duet V3 Buggy also has the option to purchase their free-rider stroller board, which connects to the buggy’s rear axle as a standing board for older kids. It also transforms into a separate scooter! In addition, the Duet V3 Buggy is equipped with quality wheels to handle all terrains. It has a hand operated control brake for slowing down, providing additional confidence and superior handling when pushing the extra weight of two. And it boasts a very user friendly, compact, one-hand stand fold with an automatic frame lock. This makes transporting the stroller in and out of the car a breeze. We really can’t say enough about the innovation and structural integrity of this stroller!

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Pros

  • Masterfully built with topnotch materials, excellent construction, and beautiful design
  • Accommodates infant car seat(s), bassinet-style carrycot, or storage tote bag
  • Many options for parent-facing or front-facing all with complete lay-flat option
  • Only 25” wide, allowing for easy fit through standard doors
  • Option to add a stroller board for older kids with a possibility of pushing 3 kids at once
  • Hand brake to help control the heavy weight of multiple kids
  • Easy storage with a one-hand, compact, stand fold

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Cons

  • Higher price point
  • Most accessories must be purchased separately

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The Bottom Line

If budget isn’t a concern and you don’t plan on doing extensive jogging with your stroller, there really is no better option than Mountain Buggy’s Duet V3 Buggy. It’s extremely versatile and can be used with one, two, or three children.

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8. Baby Jogger 2016 City Select Double Stroller – Most Versatile Tandem

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The Rundown

Before diving into the stroller itself, first a quick word on Baby Jogger, which has been a leading brand in the industry. They pride themselves on being a company that creates strollers designed by parents and with parents in mind. Founded in 1984, Baby Jogger has been and continues to be inspired by children’s needs and preferences. Their aim is unlock the potential to create ingenious stroller-type solutions for everyday (parent) problems. One of their main goals was to allow families to get to more places and see more things. And the City Select Double definitely fulfills that goal!

The Baby Jogger City Select single stroller is one of the most highly regarded strollers on the market. In order to keep what parents love about the stroller, Baby Jogger decided to add a second seat in the tandem or stadium orientation instead of side-by-side. The result is a double stroller the same width as a single stroller, allowing you to maneuver in narrow or crowded spaces more easily than with a side-by-side double stroller. Whether you’re navigating the streets of a big city or trying to get through the mall, the City Select Double will allow you to do that with ease. The main disadvantage of tandem double strollers is more limited storage space that may be more difficult to reach, due to a seat that now covers it. We do like, however, how Baby Jogger did their best to keep the underneath basket as easily accessible as possible.

Another advantage of the tandem orientation is that there is no need to try and shrink the width of each seat in order to keep the stroller more compact. And the City Select Double was definitely designed for your children’s comfort. The padded seats each have multiple recline positions as well as a multi-position foot-well regardless of which direction they are facing (towards parent or front), so that your kids will be completely comfortable whether awake or sleeping, and as they grow taller; and each seat can accommodate a child up to 45 pounds in weight. An over-sized sun shade canopy for each seat also provides UV 50+ sun protection as well as privacy. It has a peek-a-boo window with magnetic closure so you can quietly check on your little one. The canopy can be adjusted for differing head heights and multiple positions as you open or close it. We were disappointed to find that children snack trays and cup holders weren’t included as an option.

Perhaps most impressively, the stroller boasts an incredible sixteen (yes, you read that right) different combinations from double tiered car seats to a bassinet and single seat combo. The stroller accommodates up to two infant car seats. You can either purchase Baby Jogger’s own City Go Infant Car Seat or get their infant car seat adapter. If you or your baby prefer a lay-flat option to the car seat, there is also the option to purchase Baby Jogger’s City Select Bassinet Kit. Although having to purchase extra items after already spending a decent amount on the stroller isn’t exciting, it is nice to have a lot of compatible options. The stroller is designed to allow many (sixteen to be precise) options of parent- and front-facing seating options. This is fantastic to meet the needs of various children and a growing family. And, perhaps most excitingly, The City Select Double has an accompanying glider board (sold separately), which allows older kids to stand and hold on. It also gives parents the option of pushing 3 kids at once.

Many of the City Select Double’s features are specifically for parents. First of all, it comes in an impressive nine color options: black/grey, black/black, onyx/silver, red/black, ruby/silver, silver/black, amethyst/silver, quartz/silver, and teal/black. It provides a telescoping handlebar that adjusts to your specific height, which is great for parents of varying heights. And the hand-operated parking brake keeps all the controls within reach. Although this stroller wasn’t built for jogging, and wouldn’t be a good choice if you need a jogging stroller, it does provide you the option of setting the 8” lightweight front wheels to either swivel (when you need to maneuver easily) or to lock (for long distance walking), each setting within the suspension system to make for a smooth ride. The stroller also has 12” “forever-air” rear tires, which allows you all-terrain access. Finally, it features Baby Jogger’s patented Quick-Fold Technology so you can fold your stroller in one step. Where the stroller does neglect parents a bit is without a cup holder or any sort of organizer. But at an average price, you can purchase the universal Baby Jogger Parent Console. And at 35 pounds and 30.5 x 21.7 x 11.5 inches, the stroller is anything but light and compact. However it is still remarkably narrow, which is incredible considering how many two- (and even three-) options it provides!

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Pros

  • Tandem orientation makes it narrow and easy to maneuver through tight spaces
  • Incredibly versatile: sixteen different seating options
  • Nine different color options
  • High quality materials with child’s comfort as top priority
  • Glider board accessory can be purchased for older kid and/or to push a third child
  • Telescoping handlebar adjusts to your (and your partner’s) specific height
  • Tires allow for all-terrain access
  • Quick-Fold Technology to fold in a single step

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Cons

  • Higher price point
  • Large and heavy
  • No child snack tray or parent organizer/cup holder included
  • Can’t be used for jogging

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The Bottom Line

The Baby Jogger City Select Double provides a super well made, durable stroller that grows with your children (and their ever growing preferences). With both your kids’ and your own comfort in mind, it really takes into consideration what is needed for a comfortable and fun ride for everyone in the family.

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9. Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller – Best Tandem with Storage

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The Rundown

Chances are, if you’ve looked into baby and children gear at all, you’ve come across the name “Graco”. Graco has been one of the most trusted brands in the market for over an impressive sixty years. They have found so much success due to their highest commitment to quality, comfort and safety. They are always looking to provide thoughtful and practical products with the ultimate goal of making parents’ lives easier. Their DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller is definitely one such item.

There are few double strollers better suited for twin infants than the DuoGlider Click Connect. It accommodates one or two Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat(s). Although you do need to purchase the car seat separately, it is a perfect “click” fit to the stroller without adding any adapter. Unfortunately, the stroller cannot be used with any other brand of infant car seat. So if you’ve already invested in a Chicco or Britax, this stroller may not be your best choice. However if you’re starting from scratch, this may be the perfect choice. You can also purchase the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30/35 LX Infant Car Seat Base for your car, which makes transferring your precious newborn(s) from car to stroller and back again a breeze.

Whether you have twin infants, twin children, or an older toddler/kid and a newborn, the DuoGlider Click Connect is a stroller aimed at maximum comfort for everyone. And it grows with your family too, with a max carrying weight of 80 pounds. Each of the two permanent seats reclines to various inclines; and the seats also have individual sunshade or privacy canopies. Only the back seat has the ability to recline to fully flat, which is a bit of a bummer. However, considering that the stroller is rather compact for a double (more on that later), this isn’t too much of a complaint. Other conveniences for your kids include footrests, included snack trays and cup holders. We do wish the seats had 5-point harnesses for use with smaller toddlers.

Where the DuoGlider Click Connect really shines is in its consideration of parent needs and conveniences. The most prominent of this is its incredibly large and easily accessible drop-down storage basket. The main disadvantage we have found to tandem style double strollers in general, is the small storage basket and the inability to easily access it from behind the stroller. However, with the DuoGlider Click Connect, the storage basket is one of the biggest we’ve seen in any of our double stroller reviews. Because the basket protrudes a bit, it is easy to access even when you have an infant car seat facing you. However, this does not impede the walking stride of even the tallest of parents. In addition to the storage basket, Graco thought to include a snack tray, covered storage, and one deep cup holder for parents, so that a separate console isn’t necessary (although you may still want one to keep keys and phones more secure). The front wheels have the ability to lock or swivel, depending on your needs; and they have a suspension system to make for a smoother ride. The stroller folds with one-hand to a compact standing fold with an automatic storage latch, which is essential for getting in and out of the car easily with multiple children to care for. At 27.4 pounds and with dimensions of 36.4 x 18.6 x 14.4 inches, the DuoGlider Click Connect is also one of the lighter and more compact options. And with three neutral color options (black, charcoal gray, and pale gray), this stroller can easily fit into your everyday life!

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Pros

  • Very travel system compatible, accommodating two car seats
  • Budget friendly
  • Comfortable seats with recline, individual canopies, snack trays, cup holders, and footrests
  • Over-sized, easily accessible drop-down storage basket
  • Parent covered tray with cup holder included
  • One-hand, compact standing fold
  • Lighter than many on our top ten list

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Cons

  • Only works with Graco car seats
  • Only rear seat reclines to fully-flat
  • No 5-point harness

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The Bottom Line

The Graco DuoGlider Click Connect stroller is a great investment whether you have twins or a newborn and older kid. It’s budget friendly, versatile, well made, and really pays attention to both kids’ and parents’ needs and preferences.

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10. Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller – Best Double Jogger on a Budget

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The Rundown

Jogging strollers are, in general, an investment. Because of the material required to allow for prolonged heavy use and/or use on rough, off-road terrain, it is unusual to find a jogging stroller at a lower price point. Baby Trend defies that stereotype, however, with their super budget friendly double jogging stroller. This is not surprising when considering the kind of company that Baby Trend is and the goals that they have set and met.

As a brand, Baby Trend has definitely distinguished itself and become a leading, worldwide presence in the market of baby and child products. Since they were founded 26 years ago, they have made it a point to be on the forefront of new and innovative solutions in order to meet the ever increasing demands of new parents. With this larger goal in mind, they have focused their attention on designing and developing the safest, most reliable products available at an affordable price. We saw this accomplished in their tandem Sit N Stand Double, which we absolutely love and reviewed earlier in this article. And they do it again here.

Although it is budget friendly, you can rest assured that the Expedition Double Jogging Stroller was built with durable materials, for both safety and longevity. The 16″ rear tires and 12″ front tire are constructed of all-terrain, rubber pneumatic bicycle tires. These types of tires have a hollow core, which allows for a softer and smoother ride. Much like you can bike over rocky paths without getting a headache due to the rubber tires, so too does the jogger allow parent and children a smooth ride. The front tire has the ability to swivel, when maneuvering through tight spots is the goal, or lock when running for a long distance, a faster pace, or over a particularly rough terrain. Although these definitely aid in providing a smoother ride, you will notice the difference between this jogger and more expensive models, like the BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller, which is our favorite double jogger and was reviewed earlier. At a lower price point, not as many technologies or high-end materials can be used, resulting in a bit shakier of a ride.

Child comfort and safety was also of prime concern when creating the Expedition Double Jogger. For reasons we’ll get into, the stroller is JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) certified. It was designed for use with children as young as 6 months and as much as 50 pounds and 42” tall per seat. With a maximum of 100 pounds of carrying weight, that’s quite impressive for a double jogging stroller. Each seat has a multi-position seat recline as well as a 5-point safety harness, ensuring both safety and comfort. Behind the seat Baby Trend used a very breathable mesh to help keep your kids cool and comfortable. The sunshade canopy is large, adjustable, and provides great sun protection and privacy. However, it is just one canopy over both seats which doesn’t allow for each child to have their own preference.

The stroller also boasts conveniences for mom or dad. It has an over-sized storage basket that is easily accessible and sufficiently large enough to bring whatever you might need for your next adventure. And the handlebar also includes a convenient parent tray with two cup holders and a covered storage compartment. This pretty much eliminates the need for a separate parent console, which is helpful if you’re on a tight budget. We appreciate that the storage compartment is covered, keeping your phone and keys secure and out of the sun while you’re on a run. At 32.5 pounds with with dimensions of 46 x 21.5 x 42 inches, the stroller is fairly light and compact for a jogging stroller. Finally, Baby Trend boasts a quick and easy compact fold for easy storage and transport.

While we miss some of the bells and whistles we found on our other strollers and especially the BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller, we love the ability to go for a run with both kids without breaking the bank.

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Pros

  • Very budget friendly
  • All-terrain, rubber pneumatic bicycle tires with locking or swiveling front tire
  • JPMA Certified
  • Accommodates two kids up to 50 pounds each
  • 5-point safety harness
  • Over-sized storage basket
  • Parent tray with two cup holders and a covered storage compartment

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Cons

  • No individual sunshade canopies per seat
  • Ride not as smooth as other jogging strollers
  • Still rather heavy and bulky

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The Bottom Line

If you want a jogging stroller, you need to bring two kids, and you have a smaller budget to work with, the Baby Trend Expedition is your best bet. Not as fancy or technologically advanced as other joggers, but definitely gets the job done!

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Best Double Stroller Reviews Buyer’s Guide

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If you’re buying a double stroller, and you’re not expecting twins, then chances are you’ve been through this process once before. And what’s true about purchasing any stroller and especially a double stroller, is that personal preference is key. Unlike some of the other home products we’ve researched and reviewed for you, with a stroller it really does come down for what’s best for you and your family—in terms of form and function. We took all of these things into account when compiling and composing our double stroller reviews article, above. Here we’ll outline some of the criteria we used to narrow down the many products on the market. One last thing: Consumer Reports has a great article about purchasing a double stroller, if you’re looking for additional reading.

Price Point / Longevity

Similarly, you will see from our comparison chart that there is quick a large range in price point among the strollers. This has to do with how much of an investment you are making in one particular stroller as well as how many “options” you are looking for. There are many budget friendly options, and if used gently and really well taken care of, it could stay with your family for years. But chances are you, like all of us, will use that stroller into the ground and may need to purchase another one before you kids are sufficiently out of strollers. That may seem perfectly fine to you, because the way you look at it you may want something completely different anyway in a couple of years when this stroller runs out of legs.

Or you may choose to invest in a more expensive model that is made with top-of-the-line materials and is meant to grow with your family. The best example of this would be the Mountain Buggy Duet V3 Buggy, which was designed to be used first as a single stroller (with additional storage) and then convert to a compact double stroller. With these strollers at the higher price point, you will find more versatility and longevity. You will also find strollers that have higher quality materials meant to endure longer and harder use.

So depending on what your family’s day-to-day schedules look like (e.g., are you taking strolls through parks and malls or are you climbing mountains), you can decide what kind of investment for today makes the most sense.

Seating Orientation

One of the columns you’ll find in our Comparison Chart is the stroller’s seating orientation. Whether you’re looking for a stroller that maneuvers easily or one that has ample storage will affect which orientation is better for you and your family’s needs.

Tandem

The main advantage of a tandem—also known as “stadium”—style stroller, in which one child sits in front of the other, is its narrow width and maneuverability. A main complaint about double strollers is that they are just too bulky, hard to turn, and hard to get through crowds or tight spaces. Tandem strollers solve this problem by getting deeper but not wider. Many find them easier to push for that same reason. Because their width is the same of just a normal stroller, they can fit easily through standard doors, meaning that you don’t need to take your kids out of the stroller when going into a store or other places with small entrances. A few side-by-side strollers (including the Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller, Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller, ZOE Umbrella XL2 Double Stroller, DELUXE, and Mountain Buggy Duet V3 Buggy on our list) have designed their stroller in such a way to be no wider than a standard 30” door, which is fantastic. However, the seat size is compromised and can be uncomfortable to your kids. So tandem strollers are really the best way to keep a narrow width with still comfortably wide seats.

Another great thing about tandem strollers is their ability to accommodate at least one, if not two, infant car seats. All of the tandem double strollers in our top ten reviews article can accommodate two infant car seats, which is a necessity for twin babies. So for moms with either one or two newborns, tandem strollers provide the ability to grow with your kids, as the infant car seat can be converted into a standard stroller seat when the time is right. For this reason, tandem double strollers prove to be a wise investment.

Lastly, tandem strollers in general, as well as all of the tandem strollers on our list, showed incredible versatility. Firstly with their ability to use infant car seats, but also in the various seating orientations (facing parent versus facing out), the ability for one of your kids to stand instead of sit, and even additional roller-boards that allow for carrying a third child.

Side-by-Side

The main disadvantage of tandem strollers is that storage tends to be more limited and usually harder to access, since the back seat essentially covers the underneath storage basket. And with a growing family, that often also means a growing amount of things that need to be toted along. With side-by-side strollers there is an incredible amount of room for easily accessible drop-down storage below the seats.

Another reason why some prefer side-by-side is that it’s simply easier to see and access both of your kids. And they may just prefer to sit beside each other, where they can easily look at each other and talk. With tandem seating, one kid is always in front of or behind the other, making it tougher for parent to know what’s going on in the front seat.

Finally, the main function will determine whether you simply need a side-by-side. For instance, we didn’t find any tandem jogging strollers. In order to have the stability needed while jogging, it’s simply essential to distribute the weight more width-wise, calling for a side-by-side stroller. More on function later…

Weight and Size/Storability

Another main concern of most parents is the weight of stroller as well as how compact it is when open as well as when folded. Where you live and what your main use of your stroller will be will largely affect what to look for in this area.

If you travel a lot and plan to use your stroller in and out of airports, shuttles, and public transportation, having an incredibly lightweight and compact stroller is of utmost importance. The last thing you need is to be bogged down with a heavy, hard to push stroller that takes way too long to fold up when trying to catch a train. Because double strollers are, by nature, bigger and heavier than single strollers, know that you’re not going to find anything feather-light. But we did find two impressively lightweight and compact options in the ZOE Umbrella XL2 Double Stroller, DELUXE (16 pounds) and the Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller (18.3 pounds). But know that everything is a compromise. What you gain in these super lightweight and compact models means that you lose other advantages, as these strollers tend to be more bare bones as far as storage and conveniences.

Even if you don’t plan to travel much with your stroller, it’s still important to check out the weight and dimensions of your stroller. You want to make sure you will be able to reasonably push it as well as get it into the trunk of your specific car.

Function / Durability

As touched upon in the last section, preferring one aspect of a stroller often means that you are conceding another. If you really want a super lightweight and compact stroller, then you’re probably not going to get one that can handle tough terrain and off-road adventures very well. If you want one that can handle any terrain, it’s probably not going to be lightweight and fold up in 2 seconds flat.

We also mentioned, when discussing seating orientation, that certain functions desired from a stroller also require certain features. For instance, to jog with a stroller demands that the stroller have a side-by-side orientation in order to distribute weight evenly and avoid tipping. We also found that strollers meant to be used on tougher terrains tend to be in the side-by-side orientation for the same reason. If you do intend to use the stroller for long distances, running, and/or off-roading, make sure to look for a sturdy frame as well as tires that can stand up to the task. Both of our double jogging strollers (the BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller and the Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller) are good examples of just that.

Kid Comforts

We already mentioned one of the primary kid comforts, which is the width of the seat. If you have older kids or even younger kids who are big for their age, getting a super compact stroller probably isn’t the best option…at least, if you want your kids to actually sit in the stroller and not complain the whole way. Similarly, if you have kids who are sensitive to the touch, you may want to invest in a higher end stroller with more padding. Below are a few other things that may make your children more comfortable and more likely to want to sit in the stroller (which is of utmost importance!):

Snack Trays and Cup Holders

We all know that the best way to keep our kids quiet and happy can be a handful of cheerios. Some strollers come with these snack trays, some include them but they are removable, some you have to buy separately, and some don’t have the option at all. If you know your kid will do better with it, you probably want to choose a stroller with one of the first two options. On the other hand, if you have kids who likes to climb in and out of the stroller on their own and frequently, the snack tray may be more of a hindrance than a help.

Sunshades and Ability to Recline

We can’t say from experience, since our kid doesn’t nap on the go (*eye-roll*), but it seems to be a pretty big deal to have a stroller be able to accommodate a sleeping kid. Look for a sun shade canopy that has UV protection to protect them from the sun as well as enough size to provide shade as well as privacy. We really like it when the canopy is split between the seats so that your kids have their own options, which may prevent an argument…which is always a win for Mom and Dad!

There are varying degrees to which stroller seats recline. Some go to various angles but not flat, others go all the way to flat. Depending on your kid(s) personality and preference, you will want to look into this as well.

Safety

While not necessarily on the top of your kids list for comfort, having a 5-point harness is very important for younger toddlers, especially if you plan to use the stroller to jog or go on tougher terrains. Most of our top ten strollers include this harness, but be sure to look for it. We’ve done extensive research regarding the safety of these strollers, but be sure to do your due diligence as well, as stroller recalls due to hazard are more common than you’d think.

Parent Conveniences

Not surprisingly, “parent conveniences” comes pretty far down the list because, who are we kidding, this has nothing to do with us, right? But, as the person who will be pushing and pushing and pushing the stroller around, your needs do matter! We already went over weight and dimensions earlier. With hose considerations, look into how easy it is to fold up the stroller. Many on our best double strollers list boast a one-step fold, which is essential when you’re also handling two (or more) kids. Other similarly neat conveniences we’ve seen include a hand brake to slow your stroller more easily as well as a foot brake that isn’t near the wheels.

While the purchasing of a separate parent console doesn’t seem like a huge inconvenience, it’s still pretty nice to have a built in console with a sturdy cup holder and covered storage. Some strollers also include zippered pouches on the backside of the canopies, which makes for great additional storage to the drop-down basket. One of the coolest parent-considered-convenience we’ve seen is the ability to adjust the handlebar height, which both the BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller and the Baby Jogger 2016 City Select Double Stroller allow.

Brand Name, Certifications, and Guarantees

Finally, consider the brand. We’re not about paying extra to get the Gucci label, but in the case of children’s products, brand does matter. Certain brands of double strollers have been around for a long time—for a reason. Not only have they proved themselves as far as function and safety are concerned, it may make sense to get certain brands since different baby items can be compatible with the others (e.g., infant car seats, car seat bases, strollers). Also look for certain standards and certifications like ASTM International, CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission), and JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Associations). Some strollers even come with warranties, such as the ZOE Umbrella XL2 Double Stroller, DELUXE, which offers a lifetime guarantee on the wheels (a pretty important part of your stroller!).

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2 responses to “Best Double Strollers:
10 Top Choices for Family Fun in 2019”

  1. mary walsh

    This information was so very helpful! Love the easy to read pros and cons, and the one glance comparison menu at the top. Thank you.

  2. Marie DePippo

    The Bravo Duo Glide is loud due to plastic wheels and is a very bumpy ride. We unfortunately had to return it because in my opinion it was dangerous for a newborn to be thrown around due to the rocky ride.

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