Two little kids can be quite a handful. Transporting them from one place to another can even be more so. Whether you’ve got a set of twins or two kids of strolling age, you’re probably in need of a double stroller. The question is, which double stroller will work best for you and your little kids? Well, if you don’t have the time to sit down and do some research, we’ve got your back. Below are the 10 best double strollers to keep you and your kids comfortable while on-the-go.
Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller
You don’t have to get a tricked out double stroller to give your kids a nice ride whenever you’re all out and about. An umbrella stroller for two should do the trick. The Delta Children LX Side by Side Umbrella Stroller features a lightweight frame that has multiple reclining positions. There are large, 360-degree shock-absorbing front wheels. The back wheels are as equally as large (6 inches high). This double stroller is JPMA certified and fits through a standard 30-inch door. Plus, there’s a parent cup holder (can’t NOT have that, right?) plus 2 large hanging storage bags for your kids’ stuff. As for travel, this double stroller folds easily and so compact that it won’t take up much space in your trunk. However, the handles are not adjustable and may be a bit on the low side for tall parents. No tray for the kids. And the shade doesn’t really cover much.
- can fit through doorways (30 inches wide)
- may not be for tall parents
- no tray for the kids
- not enough shade for the kids
Zoe XL2 Xtra Lightweight
The ZOE XL2 Best v2 is a super lightweight double stroller that is very maneuverable. It has a removable carry strap, a deep recline angle for napping, and large storage space under the seat. Each canopy (which provides more than adequate shade) has a small pocket for storing small items. The kids each have cup holders and share one snack holder. The 5-point harness is easy to adjust which is a blessing if you’ve got squirming kids. While the ZOE is pretty easy to use, there is no manual for you to read. You’ll need to view the instructions on video via the manufacturer’s website when you want to start assembling the stroller. Also, the ZOE does cost quite a bit. And this does not do well on uneven terrain.
- easy to maneuver
- comfortable padding
- no manual included
- not for uneven terrain
Baby Trend Double Sit N Stand Stroller
If you have two kids of different ages or you’d rather have a stroller that’s not so wide, then the Double Sit N Stand Stroller from Baby Trend may be just what you need. This double stroller is a tandem or inline stroller where one kid sits in front of another. One child can sit in the front and another on the rear seat. You can also take out the rear seat and use it as a standing platform. This stroller also accommodates 2 Flex Loc Infant Car Seats if you’ve got twins. Both seats feature a 5-point harness for safety. The one-hand folding system makes for easy storage and setup. Other highlights include a foot activated rear brake, a covered parent tray with cup holders, and removable child trays with cup holder. However, not all infant car seats will fit safely on this stroller (though there is a buckle that you can use to strap in the seat). The basket under the seats is hard to access if both kids are riding in the stroller. And it is quite bulky.
- versatile stroller
- easy to assemble
- smooth ride
- not all infant car seats will fit
- hard to access storage space
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
The Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller is one of our favorites because it ticks all of our boxes. This double stroller is big enough to fit two 45-pound kids and safe enough to accommodate babies as young as 3 months old. The seats independently recline as low as 149 degrees. The wheels are huge for a smoother ride and better maneuverability while the double front wheels ensure stability. There’s a huge (and we mean huge) storage basket that’s easily accessible plus mesh pockets in each seat for other stuff. There’s a bumper bar that’s removable. And the one-hand fold mechanism makes it easy to open up or put away after a day out on the town. However, this does not have trays for the kids. This is not as lightweight as our other picks. Plus, some long-legged parents have reported their feet kicking the rear wheels.
- Huge storage space
- One-hand fold mechanism
- Independently reclining seats
- Not lightweight
- Not enough kick space for some parents
- No trays or cup holders for kids
Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller
When it comes to versatility, nothing beats the Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller. They really do provide comfy rides for two. Whether it’s twins or two kids of different ages, this stroller is all you’ll need. It can accept two Graco SnugRide Click Connect infant car seats. Both seats recline and each has its own canopy and footrest. The rear seat is position higher to ensure that everybody gets a clear line of sight to any adventure. The storage space is not only extra large, it’s a drop-down storage basket for easy access even if you’re child is reclining in the rear seat. Have we mentioned that the stroller folds one-handed and has an automatic storage latch so you can have one hand free while you put this stroller away? Other highlights include your own tray with two deep cup holders plus a covered part for storing essentials and removable child’s trays to keep hungry tummies full all the time. However, this stroller takes up a lot of room in the trunk of your car. The seats do not feature a 5-point harness just straps for the lap and between the legs. And it’s not easy to turn, especially on rough terrain or grass.
- Child trays for both kids
- One-handed fold with automatic storage latch
- Bulky; might not fit in the trunk of a compact car
- No 5-point harness
- Not easy to turn
BOB Revolution FLEX Duallie Jogging Stroller
Staying on-the-go with two kids in tow in the city is never easy unless you’ve got the Revolution FLEX Duallie. This big baby hauler is an all-terrain double stroller with a state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system that will ensure a smooth ride no matter how bumpy that sidewalk is. The adjustable handlebar (9 positions) ensures that parents of all heights can use this. The front wheel swivels and locks which makes it easy to take tight turns or travel in a straight line while you jog with the little ones. Plus, the stroller accepts major brand car seats, allowing you to start using this stroller as early as 8 weeks old. However, you will need the adapter to connect the car seat and you’ll have to buy it separately. Also, this stroller is very expensive. Plus, it is not exactly designed to pass through doorways. It’s both heavy and bulky which might make it not the ideal choice for short trips outside.
- Adjustable handlebar
- adjustable suspension system
- swivel-locking front wheels
- heavy and bulky
- accessories cost extra (adapter for car seat, trays, etc)
Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger
If you want a double jogging stroller that won’t leave you broke, then this one from Baby Trend may be what you’re looking for. It features durable all-terrain pneumatic rubber bicycle tires, swivel-locking front wheels, a foot-activated rear brake, a multi-position reclining seat, a 5-point harness, and a parent tray that has two cup holders and a covered compartment for storing essentials. The stroller folds and unfolds easily. And the seats recline independently. However, it doesn’t fit in regular-sized doorways. It doesn’t feature trays for the kiddos. And you can’t snap on your car seats to this one unlike some of our other picks.
- 5-point harness
- multi-position reclining seats
- easy to maneuver
- Too wide for regular doorways
- does not accept infant car seats
- no child trays
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double stroller
Navigating any urban jungle with your kids is a breeze with the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller. This is another all-terrain option for parents who want a smooth, comfortable ride wherever they go. The unit comes with 8.5-inch non-flat tires with front wheel suspension along with plush, padded seats that recline to a near flat position. The handlebar is adjustable and there’s also a hand-operated brake. The very large sun canopy has UV 50+ coating and a peek-a-boo window to help you keep an eye on your little ones. Folding the stroller is easy, just lift the strap and viola! The auto-lock will do the resttoo. for you, ensuring the stroller is safe for transport and storage. Like some of our other picks, this one also transforms into a travel system. However, you will need to buy a specific adapter to pair your infant car seat brand to the stroller which is sold separately and costs $50. The price is already high enough as it is. Also, the basket under the seats are on the small side. Take note that there are available child trays for this unit. You just have to buy them.
- All-terrain double stroller
- Adjustable handlebars
- Hand-operated brake
- Requires a specific adapter for each brand of car seat
- Very expensive
- No child tray included
Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller
The Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller is one of the most versatile double strollers we’ve come across. It has 7 seating configurations including one that allows both kids facing you and facing each other. The lightweight aluminum frame weighs only 34 pounds but it can easily accommodate a kid weighing up to 40 pounds each. You can fit two infant car seats on this stroller though you will need to buy a car seat adapter that is specific to your brand. Other highlights include a spacious basket for storing essentials with a zipper on the sides, expandable canopies with a mesh panel, dynamic front and rear wheel suspension, and a contoured handle. However, it can be hard to maneuver because of its length. The snack trays are an additional cost. And it doesn’t fold as smoothly as our other picks.
- versatile; 7 seating configurations
- big storage space
- hard to maneuver
- snack trays not included
- doesn’t fold smoothly
The Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller is not as versatile as our other picks (it only has 4 seating configurations) but it still enables you to easily bring your kids on adventures around town. The stroller can be transformed into a travel system with matching Chicco car seats. The stroller features a convenient one-hand activated fold and automatic storage latch. Even better, it stands on its own. The rear seat fully reclines to enable you to place a bassinet. The storage basket is large and allows you to easily access your stuff through the rear zipper. Plus, the padded handle can be adjusted to 3 height positions. However, you do need to buy a Chicco car seat since this doesn’t come with an adapter. Also, it’s quite big and heavy. Plus, there’s no snack tray included.
- self-standing when folded
- adjustable handlebar
- only accepts specific Chicco car seats
- big and heavy
- no snack tray
Double Stroller Buying Guide
A double stroller is the answer to the prayers of parents in multi-child households. Trips to the park and day-to-day errands can become quite a chore when you have two small kids in tow. Being able to strap them in one stroller as you go about town can help keep your mind sane. Of course, you can’t just get the first double stroller recommended to you by the sales guy, neighbor, or friend. There are a lot of things you’ll need to consider to make sure that what you get suits your needs and the needs of your kids to a T. To help you navigate the world of double strollers, we’ve constructed this buying guide that should provide you with enough information to make the best choice possible.
Types of Double Strollers
Traditional Double Strollers
Of all kinds of double strollers, this type typically comes with the usual accessories – child tray, car seat adapter, parent consoles, etc. Also, traditional double strollers are typically wide and may not be able to fit through regular doorways. It can be a side-by-side stroller or a tandem stroller. The latter provides various configurations to accommodate children of different ages as well as infant car seats. For example, the Graco DuoGlider Click Connect Stroller provides several seat configurations and allows you to use major car seat brands with the unit.
Double Umbrella Strollers
Just like the single type, this double stroller is stripped to the basics to make it more travel-friendly. There usually aren’t any snack trays, parent consoles, or even full-coverage canopies. You also won’t be able to fit a infant car seat on this type of stroller. However, they’re compact and light which makes them perfect for going on vacations or quick trips to the mall. It’s also perfect if you’re planning to take the stroller onto public transportation. A great example of a double umbrella stroller is the Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller.
Double Jogging Strollers
Like its single counterpart, this stroller is perfect for traveling on all sorts of terrain. As the name suggests, a double jogging stroller lets you take your kids along with you on your daily exercise without having to worry about giving them a bumpy ride. However, these strollers are usually bulky and heavy which may not be ideal for everyday use, especially if you don’t have space in your trunk to take it with you anywhere. The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double stroller is a great option if you’re looking for this type.
What are the ages of your children?
Before you choose what type of double stroller to get, you need to think about who will be riding. Some double strollers feature seats that almost fully recline, making them ideal for babies as young as two months such as the BOB Revolution FLEX Duallie Jogging Stroller.
Some tandem strollers are perfect for children that have a large age gap such as a baby and a 7 year-old. For example, the Baby Trend Double Sit N Stand Stroller features a standing platform for an older child. When you look at a stroller, you’ll need to consider legroom and headroom as well as room for your child to grow. After all, you don’t want to end up with a stroller you can’t use for more than a year.
Do you need the stroller to be able to accept a car seat?
Not all double strollers are able to be transformed into a complete travel system. If you have a car seat that you want to be able to fit into your stroller, you need to make sure that a) the stroller accepts car seats and b) it accepts YOUR particular car seat. The Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller, for example, requires you to buy an adapter to that fits with your specific car seat brand if you wish to use the double stroller as a travel system.
How much can you lift?
No matter how lightweight a double stroller is, it’s still considerably heavy. Double umbrella strollers like the Zoe XL2 Xtra Lightweight are usually the lightest at around 20 pounds while double jogger strollers can be as heavy as 40 pounds. Take note that you will need to lift the stroller out of the trunk and back into it after each use. Plus, you may need to put some muscle into lifting it over high bumps, staircases, or onto public transportation.
What’s the size of your trunk?
As we’ve mentioned, double strollers aren’t as compact or light as your regular single stroller. Obviously, it’s going to take up some space, even the most compact ones. So, you’ll need to consider how much trunk space you’ve got to spare. Think about what other stuff you’ll be putting in the back like grocery bags, your kids’ stuff, etc. Check the specifications provided by the manufacturer as well as reviews of other parents on how well their strollers fit in their cars. Some double strollers come with removable trays and/or wheels to enable them to fit into tight spaces.
What should your double stroller be?
Your double stroller should have a 5-point harness to ensure both of your kids are secure and safe in their seats. Also, you need to check how easy the harness is to adjust and use for you but still be difficult for your child to unbuckle. The Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger has a 5-point harness that many parents swear by – easy to use and adjust but not easy enough for smart kids.
You should also check what type of brakes are featured in the stroller. Most feature foot-activated brakes that are easily engaged with one touch. Some like the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double stroller have hand brakes which are best if you’re using a jogging stroller.
Naturally, you don’t want a double stroller that creates more problems than it solves. Being able to easily push the stroller to where you want it to go with two children strapped in is the goal. You’ll want to look for a double stroller like the Zoe XL2 Xtra Lightweight that’s also easy to turn and fits through standard doorways with no trouble.
Independently adjustable shades and seats
It’s hard enough pushing two kids around. It’s even more difficult if one wants the seat up while the other wants it just a tad bit lower. Or, if one likes to sit in the shade while the other wants to feel the sun on his face. Having the ability to independently adjust each child’s comfort is incredibly important if you want to keep all your hair intact.
Aside from being independently adjustable, you’ll want to make sure that the sunshades provide adequate protection without causing overheating. And a peek-a-boo window so you can keep an eye on your kids as you push them around. Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller, for example, comes with huge canopies with a mesh panel for breathability as well as a peek-a-boo window.
Easy to fold
Last but not the least, you want something that doesn’t take an engineer to fold and unfold. You already have two kids you need to handle. You want to have that stroller up and ready as soon as you’re out of the car or folded and loaded so you can be on your way home. Many double strollers come with a one-hand folding mechanism but a few like the Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller come with an automatic storage latch which keeps the unit folded and compact, ready for storing.