The top double strollers of 2017: Tandem and side-by-side

Are you looking for a double stroller? We can help. We evaluated 71 competing products and narrowed down to the 18 top double strollers and put them through an intensive testing process over two months. Our goal is to provide you with the best information available to choose the right double stroller for your family and your budget. You'll see how each product stacks up in practical ways like ease-of-use, features, maneuverability over various terrains and in tight spaces, overall weight and folded size, and car seat attachment. Choosing the right double stroller can be stressful and confusing, read on and let us make it easy to find the perfect product for your family.

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Test Results and Ratings

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Analysis and Award Winners


Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team

Last Updated:
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March 6, 2017

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Editors' Choice: Best Side-by-Side


Thule Urban Glide 2


Editors' Choice Award

$649.95
at Amazon

The Thule Urban Glide 2 earned the Editors' Choice award with the highest score in this comparative double stroller review impressing us with its overall quality and ease of use. With a 3-wheeled side-by-side design it is easy to fold with a bonus self-standing feature. It is easy to maneuver through doorways, around corners, and over rough terrain. You can jog with it and take it up and over curbs with relative ease. The passenger seats have inside storage pockets, large canopies, independent recline, and padded 5-point harnesses. The handbrake is a nice touch and the only one in this review. The downside is this stroller only accepts one infant car seat so it won't be a good choice for parents of twins. It is also somewhat heavy, but still the lightest in the top 3 scoring strollers in this review. Overall, the Urban Glide 2 is a great everyday stroller packed with features that lets you run and take adventures off-road when the mood strikes.

Read full review: Thule Urban Glide 2

Editors' Choice: Best Inline Double


UPPAbaby Vista Double


Editors' Choice Award

$1,009.98
(8% off)
at Amazon

The UPPAbaby Vista Double is a standout stroller that earned a 2nd place rank and quickly became the stroller of choice with testers, earning it an Editors' Choice award. This easy to use stroller offers a variety of seating configurations including two infant car seat attachment options making it great for twins, multiples, or even a single rider. This stroller sports foam filled rubber tires, the biggest storage bin in the review with the largest maximum allowable weight (30 pounds), a telescoping handlebar, and easy fold. While the Vista is not an all-terrain stroller, it does manage uneven terrain better than much of the competition thanks to all-wheel suspension and larger wheels. Even though the Vista sports a higher than average price, we think it is worth the money given the quality materials and versatile seating for up to 3 possible passengers.

Read full review: UPPAbaby Vista Double

Best Bang for the Buck


Joovy ScooterX2


The Joovy Scooter X2 Best Value Award

$179.99
(36% off)
at Amazon

The Joovy Scooter X2 walks away with a Best Value award thanks to a great combination of higher score and lower price. This stroller is a user friendly product that draws you in with bright colors, fun features, and functionality in a way you didn't think possible for a product with a price this low. The Scooter is a nice quality product good for multiples or older twins, as it does not accept any infant car seats. This side-by-side design with inset front wheels helps it negotiate corners and narrow doorways with ease. The large shared canopy, inside mesh stow pockets, giant storage bin and dual pockets hanging off the back provide all day comfort and convenience. The Scooter has nice reclining seats with adjustable leg rests, all-wheel suspension, belly bar, and easy to use brakes. Given its overall value and plethora of features, it's easy to see why it earned a Best Value award.

Read full review: Joovy Scooter X2

Best Value on a Budget


Baby Trend Expedition Double


The Baby Trend Expedition Double is a very economical choice that offers nicer rubber pneumatic tires. Best Value Award

$161.49
(19% off)
at Amazon

The Baby Trend Expedition Double is the least expensive double in this review and it placed 12 of 18 earning it a Best Value award for above average performance at an affordable price point. The Expedition is technically sold as a jogging stroller and sports rubber pneumatic tires, padded seats, easy to use recline, and the third highest score for maneuverability.While the Expedition may not have the same attention to detail, or use the same level of quality components as the much of the competition, for the price it offers what we believe is a reliable double stroller that gets the job done with a few extra features like a parent tray, 2 cup holders and nice cinch pockets on the back of each seat. Unfortunately, the Expedition Double is not compatible with any infant car seats so it isn't a good choice for babies under 6 months and you can't jog with baby until 8-12 months. However, if price is a concern, and you want the freedom of moving off-road and the potential occasional jog, then the Expedition Double is one to look at.

Read full review: Baby Trend Expedition Double

Top Pick for All-Terrain


BOB Revolution Flex Duallie


Top Pick Award

$639.99
(10% off)
at Amazon

The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie is another 3-wheel jogging stroller that happens to have everything parents need for multiple children with the added bonus of all-terrain tires and adjustable suspension. This stroller earned a second place rank in this review and earned an Editors' Choice award. The BOB has a great score for maneuverability and impressive scores for quality and ease of use. While the BOB doesn't accept two car seats, so it isn't a great option for twins, it does work for children up to 50 pounds in each seat and will accept one car seat with an adapter sold separately.

Read full review: BOB Revolution Flex Duallie

Top Pick for Outdoor Adventure


Thule Chariot Cougar 2


Top Pick Award

$629.99
(20% off)
at Amazon

The Thule Chariot Cougar 2 is a unique product with style and design features that make it great for outdoor adventures. The Chariot 2 did not disappoint us even though it had trouble keeping up with the other products, primarily because it isn't an ordinary stroller. The main categories where the Chariot struggled were areas where it just wasn't meant to excel. This product is heavier and larger than others in the review, but its size is what makes it so good at outdoor fun and gives it versatility to do what the other products couldn't. If you want to bike, ski, or jog, this product will not disappoint and is the only one in our review that can do it all. It won our Top Pick Award for Versatility in our jogging stroller review. The Chariot might not have ranked in the top tier of products, but whatever it lacked, it more than made up for in attributes that make outdoor activities awesome.

Read full review: Thule Chariot Cougar 2

It is also worth noting that our sister site, OutdoorGearLab.com, performed a review of top bike trailers and awarded the Cougar 2 an Editors' Choice award.

Update — February 2017
Thule has replaced their Chariot Cougar 2 with the Chariot Cross 2. This update has a few added convenience features as well as many improvements to the old ones. You can find more information on the new stroller in our Thule Chariot Cougar 2 review.

Honorable Mention: Frame Stroller for Twins


Joovy Twin Roo+


The Joovy Twin Roo + is a great options for families with infant twins. This economical lightweight frame stroller will get two babies where they need to go with lots of storage and versatile seating arrangements.
The Joovy Twin Roo + is a great options for families with infant twins. This economical lightweight frame stroller will get two babies where they need to go with lots of storage and versatile seating arrangements.

The Joovy Twin Roo+ is a dedicated frame stroller that accepts two infant car seats of almost any brand. This product wasn't included in this review because it was unlikely that it would manage to do well compared to strollers that offer more (like canopies and seats). However, that doesn't mean this stroller doesn't have a place in the baby gear line up of parents expecting twins. Because many of the double strollers only accept one infant car seat, and some don't accept any, the Joovy Twin Roo+ fills a gap in the product line up. This product is easy to use, lightweight, compact when folded, with storage and 4 cup holders. It allows babies to face either direction and the seats sit low enough for parents to see both. This stroller has a $130 price, which means new parents can save some cash by purchasing the Roo+ over the more expensive products that won't accept two car seats. The Twin bridges the gap between birth and the end of infant car seat use when parents can make a more informed decision on their remaining strolling years. If you are expecting twins and money is tight, or you aren't sure what kind of stroller is best for twins, then the Twin Roo+ can meet your needs without the big expense.

Read full review: Joovy Twin Roo+

Honorable Mention: Best Sit and Stand Lightweight Stroller


Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite


Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite
Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite
The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite is a little different than anything else we looked at. This stroller is the lightest option in the group, has an available back seat for purchase, and offers a cover for the back seat rider. The Caboose is easy to fold and lift, and it has everything a parent of multiples would need for a fun day out, without the hassle of a heavy clunky ride. At first blush this option didn't score well in comparison to much of the competition. But the more we used it and learned about it, the more we liked it. With a list price of $250 it is one of the cheaper options in the review and it has enough functionality and features to keep most parents and passengers happy on fun or quick trips out and about. If you have children of different ages, with one that seems to always be moving, then this sit and stand style is a good fit.

Read full review: Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite


Some of the top scoring strollers in our double stroller review.
Some of the top scoring strollers in our double stroller review.

Analysis and Test Results


Selecting the right double stroller for your family might be a bigger struggle than juggling the two children you want to put in it. With so many options, each with such varied features and designs, it can be difficult to figure out what really matters and how one product compares to another. Add in which options are best for twins verses children of different ages, and you have a complex comparison process. In our review, we found that the differences are big, and a comparison is necessary to sort out which products worked well and which just looked good on paper.

We purchased and tested 18 highly-regarded, traditional double strollers to determine which products are the best. We tested each stroller for several months in both the real world and our in-house lab. The table below shows a comparison of the overall scores for all the strollers in this review. Overall scores were computed using the individual metric scores with an emphasis on ease of use and maneuverability scores.

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Score Product Price Our Take
72
$650
Editors' Choice Award
An ultimate side-by-side double stroller serving double duty as a jogger for older babies
70
$1,100
Editors' Choice Award
Versatile seating stroller that grows with family and is easy to push and turn
70
$710
Top Pick Award
Awesome all-terrain option that is easy to push and jog with
64
$450
Good option for those who value lightweight and small over ease of pushing
62
$650
A good pick for parents with infant twins that is easy to push and turn
61
$650
Quality option, but limited functionality when used with car seats and adapter
60
$790
Top Pick Award
Really cool for outdoor adventures, that is surprisingly easy to navigate
60
$450
Average stroller that is hard to push and keep on track
59
$700
Not terrible for what it is, but it's harder to use and push
57
$280
Best Value Award
Best Bang for the Buck with lots of nice features that make it easy to use
56
$650
Heavy and harder to use with disappointing second seat functionality
55
$200
Best Value Award
Best on a budget that is easy to push and turn even in small spaces
54
$250
Limited functionality, but best sit and stand in the review
53
$500
Strange seating leaves second child without space or visibility
50
$300
Doesn't match the quality of similar strollers making it harder to push and turn
44
$300
Heavy inline option that is frustrating to move and turn
43
$220
Longer footprint makes it hard to navigate with unequal seating features
41
$180
Difficult to use inline with hard to use storage and lower quality materials

The sections below provide additional details on how the products performed during testing compared to one another.

Some of the standout double strollers in this review  including award winners and top scoring products.
Some of the standout double strollers in this review, including award winners and top scoring products.

Ease of Use


For a product to be easy to use it has to have enough features that execute well. Products without certain features, or those with difficult to use features, will invariably be frustrating for parents on a daily basis.


The goal is that features make life easier, not harder. For example, folding and unfolding a stroller is a process that has left more than one parent crying or cursing in public. The features and functionality of each product were noted, tested, and compared to the other products to determine scores.

The Peg Perego Book for Two earned the top score for ease of folding and unfolding with a one-handed  one step process.
The Peg Perego Book for Two earned the top score for ease of folding and unfolding with a one-handed, one step process.

Fold and Unfold


Many of the products have an intuitive folding operation with only a few steps. Some offer self-standing and automatic locking features, but even if they didn't, a few managed to still be easy to operate. We preferred products with the least amount of steps that folded smoothly and without awkward complications that resulted in banging shins, sliding, or pinching. The Peg Perego Book for Two earned the high in this test, because it is super easy, has one step, self-stands and auto-locks, but you can't fold it with car seat adapters on.

Storage


All of the products claim some type of feature(s) for storage. This is a bit open to interpretation with the size and allowable weight of storage varying widely across products. For instance the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite offers a small under seat bin with questionable access under a sliding seat, while the UPPAbaby Vista offers a large easy to access one. The Joovy Scooter X2 has additional storage pockets and cup holders on the canopy back, and interior mesh pockets for passenger treasures and snacks. The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie and the Thule Urban Glide 2 also have passengers stow pockets and nice under seat bins.

The dual zippered pockets on the back of the Joovy Scooter X2 are a nice addition that can keep valuables safely in one place without fear falling out or getting dirty while strolling.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 is the only stroller in this review with covered storage that is both zippered and velcro for easy  secure closing. The cover is weather resistant and helps keep items clean and dry.
The parent tray on the Baby Trend Expedition  Double is the nicest one in the review with a large covered storage tray and dual cup holders. However  we caution parents about using cup holders while strolling as testing reveals that items can and often do fall from holders on most strollers.
 
The photos above show some of the additional storage features found on some products. The Joovy Scooter X2 (left), covered storage bin and zippered pocket of the Thule Urban Glide 2 (middle), and parent tray on the Baby Trend Expedition Double (right).

Sunshade


Every product in our review offered a sunshade for both passengers. Some have smaller shades for rear passengers, like the Phil and Teds Dot, while some have a single shared canopy like the Joovy Scooter 2X. Some shades are relatively small, like the Graco Ready2Grow LX with a shade that covers only a little, while others offer giant canopies like the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie that covers most passengers from head to past the knee. The Graco Ready2Grow LX shade earned the lowest score in our tests with a 3 of 10, while the canopies on the BOB and the UPPAbaby Vista scored 10s. Most of the canopies fell somewhere between the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie and the Graco Ready2Grow, offering adequate coverage for both passengers. The inline models often skimped on one canopy and the Joovy Scooter X2 and the Baby Trend Expedition Double both had a single canopy for both passengers, which can cause problems between siblings who want different things.

The Baby Trend Sit 'N Stand comes with 2 seats and will accomodate 2 infant car seats  but it still has enough variation in the toddler seating that it isn't the best for twins if you want to avoid bickering on who gets to sit where.
The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie seats do not recline as far as some of the competition  but it is far enough for comfortable napping for most children.
The canopy on the Joovy Scooter X2 is large and the seat backs have an almost flat recline suitable for younger passengers. It is one of the more comfortable options for passengers in the lower price range.
The Graco FastAction Fold Duo canopies are fairly large and the seatbacks recline close to flat.
 
The photos above show some of the variations in canopies across products. From left to right they are the Baby Trend Sit N' Stand, BOB Revolution Flex Duallie, Joovy Scooter X2, and the Graco FastAction Fold Duo.

The harness on the UPPAbaby Vista is easy to use in just about every way including using the buckle and adjusting the height of the shoulder straps.
The harness on the UPPAbaby Vista is easy to use in just about every way including using the buckle and adjusting the height of the shoulder straps.

Harness


All of the products have 5-point harnesses with some offering padding and/or safety buckles that require two hands to remove. Some of the products have an adjustable crotch strap and shoulder height strap adjustment. Several offer a non-rethread harness and some require rethreading. However, even the rethread options aren't as hard to operate as the rethread on the car seats. The Chicco Cortina Together, Mountain Buggy Duet, and Phil and Teds Dot do not have adjustable crotch straps. The Chicco Cortina Together and the Baby Trend Sit 'N Stand only have 2 shoulder strap positions, while most have more than 2 height options. The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie earned the highest score for harness adjustment.

Products that are both easy to use and adjust scored better than those that were difficult. We assume that parents are more likely to use harnesses that are simple, straightforward, and easy to fit.

The plastic red loops on the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie's harness make adjustment very easy with a simple pull to tighten. The shoulder straps could be a little difficult to adjust due to the padding on the straps.
All four straps on the Phil and Teds Dot must be inserted into the buckle separately one at a time. This makes the harness and buckle more difficult to use  especially if baby is fussy or doesn't want to be strapped in.
 
The photos above show the top scoring harness of the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie (left) compared to the low scoring harness of the Phil and Teds Dot (right).

Seat


Several of the products in our review offered adjustable leg rests, and almost all of them had some degree of reclining seat back. Napping and finding a comfortable position to sit in can be of the utmost importance to little ones on the go. These features shouldn't be overlooked when making a choice between products to buy.

The recline adjustment feature on the Thule Urban Glide 2 is easy to use compared to the competition  though of a similar design with 2 straps coming together on the center.
The seats on the UPPAbaby Vista recline easily with the push of a button and a tilt of the back.
The front seat on the Baby Trend Sit N' Stand has limited recline opportunities thanks to close proximity of the rear seat  and it has an old school bar that rests in predetermined grooves.
 
The photos above show different recline options. From left to right they are a plastic toggle for the Thule Urban Glide 2, a button push on the UPPAbaby Vista, and a metal bar that sits in grooves on the front seat of the Baby Trend Sit N' Stand.

Some of the strollers offered a near flat recline and leg rest adjustment like the front seat of the UPPAbaby Vista Double that came close to flat. Other products like the Chicco Cortina Together, had different recline options for each seat, with one reclining further than the other that remains almost upright when fully reclined. This seems like a design flaw, and while it might work for children of vastly different ages, it may also end up in a fight for who gets the more comfortable seat. This kind of seat disparity is found only with the inline products. Depending on the age of the siblings, and whether or not they are twins, this kind of seat arrangement may end up being more headache than it is worth.

The Peg Perego Book only accepts the Primo Viaggio infant car seats  but it will accept two at the same time if you have twins. This stroller earned the highest score for ease of car seat attachment.
The Peg Perego Book only accepts the Primo Viaggio infant car seats, but it will accept two at the same time if you have twins. This stroller earned the highest score for ease of car seat attachment.

Ease of Car Seat Attachment


This metric doesn't carry a lot of weight in the overall score, thanks to the limited life span of this portion of stroller life (9-12 months out of a possible 4 years), but the information can help parents determine which strollers offer the easiest attachments or work the best with award winning car seats. If this is something you are looking for when shopping for strollers, you may want to check out the individual scores for the strollers you like the best. The other consideration would be finding a stroller that works with 2 car seats if you have twins, something that only half in the group can manage.

The rubber tires on the Thule Urban Glide 2 helped it earn a high score for maneuverability. The bonus is the front swivel wheel can be locked in place for jogging or moving over rough terrain where the front wheel may veer off course if it isn't locked.
The rubber tires on the Thule Urban Glide 2 helped it earn a high score for maneuverability. The bonus is the front swivel wheel can be locked in place for jogging or moving over rough terrain where the front wheel may veer off course if it isn't locked.

Maneuverability


Finding a good double stroller that turns on a dime and is a pleasure to push can be a daunting and possibly impossible task. However, after much testing, pushing, turning, and narrow negotiations we found that some products are better than others, and some actually are a pleasure to use. Moving a double wide or super long stroller can be a struggle and there is little that can be done to decrease the size or weight of the average double product. However, the kind of tires, wheels, and suspension did impact how easily the products were to use.


The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie and the Thule Urban Glide 2 are some of the easiest to push in the bunch with a score of 9 of 10; both strollers have the high score and prove that it is possible for a wide stroller to be easy to push. The 3-wheel design and pneumatic tires make the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie and Thule Urban Glide 2 a breeze to move. Alternatively, the average product in our review only scored a 5. The UPPAbaby Vista and the Baby Trend Expedition both earned a second place with 8s.

The plastic wheels on the Graco Ready2Grow Lx are fairly flimsy and the dual wheel design makes it hard to push and maneuver over almost any terrain that isn't flat.
The plastic wheels on the Graco Ready2Grow Lx are fairly flimsy and the dual wheel design makes it hard to push and maneuver over almost any terrain that isn't flat.

Many of the products are difficult to push because they have flexing frames or wide-set wheels. Some were hard due to wobbly plastic wheels or dual front wheel designs (4 wheels on two legs). These kinds of difficulties make pushing frustrating or impossible over various terrains and transitions.



The products in our review endure a course of twists and turns, narrow doorways, and tight corridors. They go through the paces over hard floors, concrete, asphalt, grass, and gravel, then dragged up and down curbs. We assumed that some of the products would have trouble on gravel or grass, given that most of are not designed for this kind of use, but some of them had difficulty on hard flat floors. Products were scored side-by-side on how well they performed in each part of the course.

The tires on the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie are air filled rubber and helped the stroller earn a high score in our tests for maneuverability. This stroller will easily roam over almost any terrain.
The large rear tires on the Thule Chariot Cougar 2 are pneumatic rubber tires that look and perform much like a bicycle tire.
The Britax B-Agile Double has a dual front wheel design with wheels made of plastic. In our experience  this design (of 2 wheels on each leg) is a poor one that results in poor performance for maneuverability and wheels that stray off course when they encounter small bumps and random pebbles when strolling.
 
The photos above show the locking front wheel of the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie (left), the large rear wheels on the Thule Chariot Cougar 2 (middle), and the dual front wheels of the Britax B-Agile Double (right).

We tested the UPPAbaby Vista with second seat (rumble seat) and the bassinet (included). This stroller has very versatile seating options including the ability to use two infant car seats from a variety of brands.
We tested the UPPAbaby Vista with second seat (rumble seat) and the bassinet (included). This stroller has very versatile seating options including the ability to use two infant car seats from a variety of brands.

Quality


The double products proved that quality can be found in almost every price range from different brands. Unfortunately, it does somewhat hold true that you get what you pay for, and in general many of the cheaper options, also scored lower for quality in our tests, with the exception of the Joovy Scooter X2 the cheaper products scored a 4 or below. These products were in the $250 and under range. The Scooter is $280 and managed a quality score of 6, the highest for any product with a price tag under $300. The Chicco Cortina Together and the Graco FastAction Fold both have a list price of $300 and scored lower than the Scooter, showing money isn't the only factor when it comes to quality, even if it is an indicator.


The high score for quality is a 9 earned by the Thule Urban Glide 2 with a list price of $650. While this is on the pricier end, it is by no means the most expensive in the group, with six other strollers costing the same or more with lower quality scores. So while a higher price might indicate better quality, there seems to be a price point where this is no longer the case, and larger cost doesn't necessarily correlate to an increase in quality.

The Thule earned high marks for quality.
The quality of the Sit 'N Stand is on par with other Baby Trend strollers  but failed to compare to the other products in our review.
 
The photos above show the interior of the Thule Urban Glide 2 (left) and Baby Trend Sit 'N Stand (right), the high and low end of the quality scale respectively.

The average product in our review scored a 6 of 10 for quality. The UPPAbaby Vista, BOB Revolution Flex Duallie, and the Thule Chariot Cougar 2 all tied for second place with 8s; these strollers are made with quality materials that are put together in a design that is both functional and pleasing to the eye. The 4 top scoring products stood out from the competition with attention to detail and features that were thoughtfully placed and skillfully put together. We reviewed how well the products were put together, what kind of materials were used, and how well they withstood our testing process over several months. We considered frames, fabric, comfort, and design when rating quality and the products with the highest scores offered better materials, quality connection, less flex, and durable stitching.

The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite is the lightest stroller in this review and the third smallest when folded.
The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite is the lightest stroller in this review and the third smallest when folded.

Weight and Folded Size


There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a double stroller, which might lead some parents to overlook the weight and folded size. However, we feel this metric is pretty pertinent considering that multiple passengers means twice the work, and twice the weight. The last thing any parent needs is a product too heavy to move from place to place, or too large to store when not in use. If you consider that each passenger might weigh up to 40 pounds, and the product could weigh over 30 pounds, this creates a final weight that might be 100 plus pounds! This makes weight a potential driving factor behind which product you choose, especially if you live in a location with steep inclines or an up and down terrain like San Francisco.


Unfortunately, none of the double products are really lightweight, so it is a battle of finding the right option for you with the lowest weight. The heaviest stroller in the group is the Baby Jogger City Select Double weighing in at 37.8 pounds. The lightest is the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite at close to 23, which is one of the reasons it won an honorable mention. The average is about 32 pounds and is shared by the Peg Perego Book for Two, Thule Urban Glide 2 and theMountain Buggy Duet. The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie came in close with a weight near 34 pounds, while the Baby Jogger City Mini Double and the Britax B-Agile Double are both close to 27 pounds making them good options if weight is a concern.

The Baby Jogger City Select Double is smaller folded than you'd think given the heavier weight of almost 38 pounds  but the weight could still be a deal breaker for some parents who won't want to lug it around or may not be able to lift it.
The Baby Jogger City Select Double is smaller folded than you'd think given the heavier weight of almost 38 pounds, but the weight could still be a deal breaker for some parents who won't want to lug it around or may not be able to lift it.

For this metric, we weighed and measured all products in the same way with the same equipment, so the comparison is truly apples to apples. Unfortunately, we've discovered that not all manufacturers offer accurate measurements and weights. We'll assume this is in error and not an intentional deception, but we weighed and measured the products ourselves for consistency across products.

The smallest folded products in this metric were the Britax B-Agile Double and Baby Jogger City Mini Double at under 10,700 cubic inches. The largest option is the Thule Chariot Cougar 2, which is almost three times the size of the Britax B-Agile Double. However, its purpose and design merit the added size and weight, but arguably it isn't the best commuter or daily driver. The smallest award winner is the Joovy Scoot X2 at 18,188, while the honorable mention Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite is around 11,000 cubic inches.

The UPPAbaby Vista can work with an infant car seat and the toddler seat for children of various ages. The sunshade on the Vista toddler seat is large and covers to the knee with the visor open  which the infant car seat will need to rely on the canopy attached to the seat for sun protection.
The UPPAbaby Vista can work with an infant car seat and the toddler seat for children of various ages. The sunshade on the Vista toddler seat is large and covers to the knee with the visor open, which the infant car seat will need to rely on the canopy attached to the seat for sun protection.

Twins vs Multiples of Different Ages


The primary consideration that makes these two options different is that parents of twins will need the same or at least similar seating arrangements for both babies, while parents with children of different ages can manage with different seating features. For instance, a sit and stand style isn't going to work for infant twins as one of them clearly cannot stand. Alternatively, only half of the strollers offer the ability to carry two car seats, something infant twins will likely need, while parents of different aged children may not care about that. The double strollers in this review that accept two car seats at the same time are the UPPAbaby Vista, Mountain Buggy Duet, Baby Jogger City Select Double, Britax B-Ready Double, Peg Perego Book for Two, Chicco Cortina Together, Graco FastAction Fold Duo, Graco Ready2Grow LX, and the Baby Trend Sit 'N Stand. The remaining half accept only 1 infant car seat or none at all.

There are some things to consider when using 2 car seats. Some brands will only accept their native brand car seat, which will limit your choices of seat or stroller. The Peg Perego Book for Two, both Graco options, and Chicco Cortina Together strollers will only accept their own kind of car seat. Given that the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and the Chicco Keyfit 30 both won awards in our Best Infant Car Seat Review, this may not be a big deal if you are prepared to commit to these seats. However, the Graco car seats didn't score that well in our review. In addition, many of the native brands were hard to install in their own brand stroller.

The UPPAbaby Vista works with a variety of infant car seats making it a good choice for strolling with twins. This photo includes 2 UPPAbaby Mesa car seats.
The UPPAbaby Vista works with a variety of infant car seats making it a good choice for strolling with twins. This photo includes 2 UPPAbaby Mesa car seats.
We prefer strollers that adapt to a variety of infant car seats, so a consumer has a broader selection of options and is not locked into a particular brand or a high price. The UPPAbaby Vista will accept the UPPAbaby Mesa (also an award-winning seat), but with the right adapters, several other options are possibilities as well. The same is true of the Britax B-Ready and the Baby Jogger City Select Double.

The Competition


We considered more than 50 double strollers before narrowing our selection down to 18 finalists. A notable product that didn't make the cut for hands-on testing is described below, along with our take on why it didn't make our selection. We reviewed this option in previous incarnations of our double review and it didn't fare well enough to test again. Other products received significantly high number of negative reviews and comments on Amazon, leaving us to assume they wouldn't do well in this review.

The Bugagoo Donkey Twin
The Bugagoo Donkey Twin

Bugaboo Donkey Twin- $1885


As a luxury side-by-side system, the Donkey Duo (1 bassinet, $1719) and Donkey Twin (2 bassinets, $1885) is $620 to $785 more expensive than the Editors' Choice UPPAbaby Vista Double (the most expensive option in the review). Like the Donkey Twin, the Vista with second seat can take twins from newborn through childhood for about 40% of the cost. In comparison, the Vista's inline system is around 3" less in width and about 10 lbs lighter. Plus, the Vista can be folded without removing the second seat, while the Donkey's seats must be taken off before folding the frame. For those looking for a luxury side-by-side system with pneumatic wheels, the Donkey certainly has its place among top-of-the-line elite, but for this review it didn't feel like it could truly compete with the competition given the price and what it offers.

The 18 strollers we purchased and tested in the Best Double Stroller Review.
The 18 strollers we purchased and tested in the Best Double Stroller Review.

Conclusion


With so many products to choose from, there is a stroller for everyone. Whether the passengers are twins or siblings of a different age, there is a product in our review that can handle the daily duty that comes with multiple children. With competition this solid, we found many products deserving of special recognition. As such, there are many award-winners in this lineup.

No matter what the budget or need, at least one of the strollers in our review should be able to fit the bill. Above all else, our constant goal at BabyGearLab is to help parents "crack the code," so to speak, so they can find the perfect fit without doing any of the leg work to get there. Whether you are looking for a stroller to get off the beaten path, or one to go around the block, we feel confident this review and our article on How to Pick the Best Double Stroller will be able to steer you in the right direction to the stroller of your dreams.
Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team

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