12 Best Double Strollers in 2017
Choosing a stroller for one little passenger is time-consuming enough, but when it comes to finding a model for two, your list of “must haves” is slightly different.
We’ve tried plenty of different strollers out there, and when it comes to choosing a double stroller, we felt that the search was much easier.
There are fewer models to choose from, which means that you won’t waste too much time deciding which is the best double stroller, so if you’re ready to find one that is worth purchasing, let our handy guide lead the way. We provide you with tips, reviews, and a list of some of the top double strollers on the market today.
Table of Contents
- Top 12 Double Strollers Ultimate Table
- Double Stroller Varieties
- Aren’t the Smallest Details the Ones That Seem to Make the Biggest Difference?
- How to Avoid Competition Between Older Twins
- Top 5 Best Double Stroller Reviews
Top 12 Double Strollers Ultimate Table
|1. BOB 2016 Revolution Flex Duallie Stroller||Jogging||33.1 pounds||4.6|
|2. Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller||Umbrella||32 pounds||4.6|
|3. Baby Jogger 2016 City Select Double Stroller with 2nd Seat||Tandem||29.54 pounds||4.4|
|4. Baby Trend Universal Double Snap-N-Go Stroller Frame||Frame||18 pounds||4.4|
|5. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double||Tandem||32.5 pounds||4.3|
|6. Delta Children City Street LX Side by Side Stroller||Umbrella||18.3 pounds||4.3|
|7. ZOE Umbrella XL2 Double Stroller||Umbrella||16 pounds||4.3|
|8. Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller||Umbrella||32.5 pounds||4.3|
|9. Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller||Tandem||29.5 pounds||4.3|
|10. Joovy Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem Stroller||Tandem||25.4 pounds||4.2|
|11. Contours Options Elite Tandem Double Stroller||Tandem||34 pounds||4.1|
|12. Graco Ready2grow Click Connect LX Stroller||Tandem||33.99 pounds||4.0|
Double Stroller Varieties
Here are your choices in the double stroller category:
- Side-by-Side – Children sit next to one another.
- Tandem – One child sits in front, and the other sits in the back.
- Umbrella – Most side-by-side models are umbrella strollers. They are lighter and usually provide less sun protection (although some models have larger canopies that you can fold down in case of rain.
- Frame – A cart with wheels that is designed to accommodate car seats for two babies safely.
- Jogging – The jogging stroller is another variation of the side-by-side. It is designed with a locked wheel in front, so the stroller moves straight when you are out walking or jogging.
Aren’t the Smallest Details the Ones That Seem to Make the Biggest Difference?
We think so, which is why we would like to point out a few of them for you.
- Seat Weight Limit – Manufacturers always list the weight limit of each seat, but some parents and caretakers forget to double check these details when stroller shopping! We will list this info for you in each of our detailed product reviews below, so if we didn’t end up reviewing the one you liked, be sure to double check before you purchase.
- Stroller Width – If you live in the city and know that you’ll be taking the stroller in and out of businesses, it is important that you find one that can fit easily through doorways.
With tandem strollers, you won’t have a problem, so if you end up choosing a side-by-side stroller, be sure to get the dimensions.
The rest of the details you will pick up as you go along. You should also pay attention to the frame material, storage space, cup holders, whether or not it has breaks, and check to see if it has an adjustable handle for various heights.
How to Avoid Competition Between Older Twins
When it comes to choosing for the best double stroller for twins, we highly recommend a side-by-side model for toddlers.
A tandem stroller is OK, too, but it is much more fun for twins to see and experience their surroundings as equals rather than causing one to feel inferior to the other based on the seat location (and this can happen with a tandem stroller).
Tandem strollers are most appropriate when they’re still in their car seats, and some like the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller or the Contours Options Elite Stroller offer you different ways to configure the seating so you can face your little ones in the direction that you prefer.
Top 5 Best Double Stroller Reviews
Seat Weight Limit: 50 pounds per seat
Active parents love BOB strollers, and their double Flex Duallie is every bit as good as the single model.
Thanks to a strong aluminum alloy frame, pneumatic tires that you can refill when the air gets low, and coil spring shock absorbers with an elastomer core, this stroller can take you over rough terrain without bouncing your babies everywhere as you move. The front wheel swivels freely when you don’t need it to move straight, but just lock it in place when you’re ready to start jogging so that it won’t veer off to the sides. The foot-activated parking break is also handy so you can lock the stroller in place when stopped on an incline.
It has all of the features that you could ask for in a stroller, including a 9-position adjustable handle; one-hand seat recline; large canopies that offer UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+; parent drink holders and storage console pouch. It also has child snack trays with cup holders and comfortably padded seats that will keep your passengers happy from the start of the trip until the end.
This double stroller can accommodate the BOB B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat, but you need to make sure that you use the 2016 version of the adapter because previous versions will NOT fit. It is available for purchase separately.
We realize that this is a serious investment for some families, but we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone who has two little ones and an active lifestyle! It won’t disappoint.
Seat Weight Limit: 45 pounds per seat
Stroller Width: 30 inches
Seeing that this is a side-by-side stroller, we wanted to be sure to tell you the width, but Baby Jogger already knew that parents want something that will fit through doorways which is why they choose this size. The stroller easily passes through most standard doorways without a hitch, and we found this to be true when using it.
We were quite impressed with the canopy on this stroller because it was huge! There is also a peekaboo window on the top so you can check on your little ones as you push. The large storage basket below the seats also provides you with plenty of room for toys, drinks, snacks, purses and other supplies.
Each seat can recline individually for the comfort of each child, but there is a flap in front of each one that you’ll have to lift up each time you want to access the back of the seats. These flaps contain an extra storage pouch and drink holders, so we weren’t bothered too much by them!
Keep in mind that this stroller is NOT designed for use with car seats and you cannot purchase an adapter separately that will fit it. The minimum age recommended by the manufacturer is 3 months, so if your baby is younger than this, do not put them in the stroller.
For average outings around home, at the mall, in the grocery store, or at the park, this stroller is ideal. The only thing to keep in mind is that the handle is not adjustable, so if you’re shorter or extremely tall, this might not be the right match for you.
Seat Weight Limit: 45 pounds per seat
Wow! The City Select has to be one of the most versatile strollers we have ever used.
You can configure it 16 different ways and even remove one of the seats if you only need to push one child.
While this isn’t a jogging stroller, it does have wheels that either swivel or lock in the front, making it a more versatile umbrella stroller than some of the other models out there. They are also “forever” air tires, meaning that they’ll never go flat and you won’t ever have to pump air into them. The tread makes them great for off road surfaces and on smooth city streets alike.
A few other perks include a large canopy with a peekaboo window that offers UV 50+ protection and an adjustable handle, and the fact that it can turn into a travel system with the adapter of your choice is rather handy for parents who worry about finding something that can fit their car seats.
The only complaints we have are regarding the weight (it is quite heavy) and the price. It is a very expensive tandem stroller compared to the other models on our list, but since you can configure it in so many ways, we suppose the price is justified.
We still highly recommend it!
Seat Weight Limit: 80 pounds
What if you have two car seats and you just need something simple to push them around?
Baby Trend has the answer.
Their Snap-N-Go Double is like a stripped down version of a stroller – all you get is the frame. We call it the tandem stroller for infants.
It will accept most major brands of car seats, including the Chicco Keyfit and KeyFit 30; Evenflo Embrace and Discovery models; Baby Trend’s 22-pound and 33-pound seats; Peg Perego’s SIP and SIP 30/30 models; Britax Companion and Chaperone seats, and the Graco Snugride and Snugride 32 models.
They provide you with a large storage basket for a diaper bag, purse or other personal items and the cup holders will keep you fueled with your favorite beverage as you push those babies around.
Be sure to triple check that the car seat you have will fit on this before buying. We checked the manufacturer’s website to get the most recent list, but it never hurts to check again.
Seat Weight Limit: 40 pounds per seat
If you don’t need to push car seats around, then a more traditional tandem stroller like this one from Baby Trend is a great choice. It is the best double stroller for children of different ages on our list.
This stroller was designed to accommodate a younger child in the front seat and an older child in the rear. You can also remove that rear seat to allow the older child to stand on the back while you push!
It will accommodate two infant car seats if your little ones are still small, but it is only compatible with the Evenflow Embrace, Evenflow Discovery, Britax Companion, and Britax Chaperone models.
The suspension system on the wheels provides a surprisingly smooth ride for your little ones, and it has many of the basic features that the other strollers had. The handle, however, is not adjustable.
Overall, we felt this was a pretty good bargain. While it can’t adapt in as many different ways as the Baby Jogger City Select, it certainly has a more budget-friendly price.