Product Reviews / 2 March, 2022 / Christina Walter
If you’re on the market for a double buggy or are perhaps expecting your first baby and are looking to future-proof, we’ve pulled together our recommendations of the best tandem and double pushchairs available right now.
Confused between top and bottom and side by side configurations? We’re here to help you make up your mind.
Bugaboo’s new, side-by-side Donkey 5 is available in up to 30 new colour combinations for a truly customisable pushchair the whole family is going to love. The Donkey 5 is designed to grow with your family, offering unrivalled versatility when it comes to keeping siblings close – even from birth. Bugaboo’s clever design means this pushchair is easily convertible: it can change from mono to duo mode and back with three simple clicks. What’s more, you can even add a buggy board to transport three children on one stroller!
The Bugaboo Donkey 5 is smaller than you think. In mono mode, it measures only 60cm wide. The side luggage bag can carry up to 10kg, and the under-seat basket carries another 10kg, so you can stash changing bags and shopping with ease. In double/twin mode, the width comes to 74cm, which is incredible when you think the global regulation size for door width is 80cm.
The Ickle Bubba Venus Max Double Stroller is a really affordable option great for everyday adventures with two little ones.
Each seat is suitable from birth up to 15kg (approx. 3 years old) and can each be adjusted independently. The stroller includes two gate opening bumper bars, multi-recline backrest, calf support functions and a colour-coordinated footwarmer for each seat so it’s ideal for both twins or a newborn and a toddler.
The Venus Max Double is a compact stroller weighing an impressive 13.4kg, but it doesn’t scrimp on functionality. It’s packed full of enhanced features designed to make parenting easier. With front and rear suspension, no adventure is ever out of reach, and we love the under-seat extra large shopping basket to stash everything you need.
For parents who are in need of a double pushchair but are worried about their ability to manoeuvre such a large system, the Evalite Duo from Joie is a fantastic solution designed and engineered to carry all the luggage without the load! Weighing in at just over 10kg, the Evaluate Duo is one of the lightest double pushchairs available and will make travelling with two youngsters easier than you think.
Suitable right from birth, the Evalite’s multi-position rear seat unit reclines flat whilst the front offers a 1 position recline and both come equipped with SoftTouch 5-point safety harnesses with covers.
One hand is all that is needed to fold the pushchair (which is handy when you’re dealing with double trouble) and the Evalite folds down to a compact and manageable size which is flat enough to fit in most small car boots.
Other features on offer come in the form of all-wheel suspension, single-step ShowSaver breaks, a large shopping basket and retractable hoods with viewing windows.
Combining comfort and functionality, this double pushchair has all the essential features a growing family needs. It accepts two Graco infant car seats for travel system compatibility with SnugRide or SnugEssentials i-Size infant car seats, easily attaching to the tandem frame with just one click.
The pushchair’s smart one-hand fold comes in handy when out and about with your little ones, and the is conveniently freestanding once folded. Stadium Duo® accommodates 2 children up to 3 years old (or 15kg), and its stadium-style seating allows the rear child to be slightly raised for a better view of the world.
The Urban Glide 2 double pushchair from Thule is an easy to manoeuvre comfortable pushchair thanks to its large back wheels and suspension. It comes with lots of storage with a large cargo basket, rear mesh pocket, and two mesh compartments, so you can leave the house with everything you need.
Urban Glide 2 Double is suitable from birth when used with the Thule bassinet or infant car seat adaptors (available separately) and is suitable for children up to 15kg or approximately 3 years old.
The pushchair’s compact fold can be operated with one hand so you can transport and store the stroller easily. It has reflective rims on all wheels and a reflective edge on the canopy which improves visibility when out and about.
The Mountain Buggy Duet is a twin side-by-side stroller that’s so slim, you’ll be able to go places you never thought you could in a double buggy!
At just 63cm wide, the Duet is no wider than a single stroller and is very easy to manoeuvre. Lightweight at a mere 14.7kg and engineered to offer impressive ‘kerb-pop’ functionality, the Duet requires less force to ‘pop’ up the front wheels, making trips through the city an absolute breeze.
With an upgraded folding mechanism, the Duet can be folded with just one hand and can conveniently be left stood upright keeping the fabrics off the floor, perfect for city cafes and compact storage spaces. For comfortable pushing, the handle can be adjusted to suit users of different sizes and the 10” air-filled tyres are great at absorbing all the little bumps in the road. Lock the front wheels straight for stability across uneven terrain, or switch to swivel for ultimate manoeuvrability. The Duet has it all.
The Nipper Double from Out n About is a robust side by side pushchair. It has a 360° turning front wheel which makes manoeuvring easy and the pedal brake keeps the buggy secure when stationary.
It has a lightweight aluminum frame to ensure easy handling and at just 72cm it fits through all standard doorways. It’s also one of the lightest double buggies around weighing in at just 12.8kg. It is suitable from birth and goes up to 4 years.
The City Mini 2 Double from Baby Jogger is a great compact side by side double pushchair. It’s designed to be one of the lightest, easy folding strollers and does it in one. It’s compact too and fits through most standard sized door frames to make it easy to get around.
The City Mini 2 Double is suitable from birth and goes up to 15kg/ approximately 3 years.
A fantastic lightweight double side by side pushchair. At just 9kg it is one of the lightest side by side pushchairs on the market. It has a compact fold ideal for tight storage spaces and boasts a large gear basket. It’s suitable from birth with a cocoon (available separately) and goes up to 3 years.
Cosatto’s Supa Dupa double stroller is an umbrella-fold double, including two independently reclining seats. The multimedia gadget pocket with speaker plus ‘Window-on-the-World’ hood display makes entertaining easy. You can set up flashcards, films or photos for on the go entertainment.
It’s lightweight at just 13.8kg and comes with a carry handle and auto stand so easy to transport and store. It’s suitable from birth.
The Wave Silver Cross converts from a single to a double with no extra purchase as it’s sold with a carry cot and a tandem seat.
Suitable from birth right up to 25kg (approximately 5 years) it’s a pushchair to last. The carrycot is fully ventilated so it’s also suitable for overnight sleeping. With a smooth, easy fold mechanism and removable wheels, it is easy to store. The Wave from Silver Cross is a travel system great for growing families.
The B-AGILE DOUBLE is proof that side-by-sides can be streamlined too. This smart double buggy with its height-adjustable handle can easily be steered with one hand. Plus, you can even use it for your little ones thanks to the lie-flat seat units – suitable for two soft carrycots – and the option to attach one infant carrier.
Arlo from Tutti Bambini is an adaptable multi-combination pushchair. It can grow with your family from single to twin with the purchase of an additional seat or carrycot. It has all-round suspension for really easy steering and puncture-proof PU tyres for great durability and grip.
Arol also benefits from a single hand fold and can be folded with the seat attached. It’s suitable from birth up to 15kg which is approximately 3 years.
Enjoy the easy life with the Voyager buggy & double kit bundle; the perfect combination of an uptown modular 4 wheel buggy together with most adaptable accessory there is!
Simply use the double kit to turn your buggy into an inline® double buggy, so you can take two kids on one buggy within a single buggy footprint!
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