A double stroller is a godsend to any parent with twins, two kids under four, or a toddler with a weekly playdate. Whether you’re hitting the park or running errands around town, a double stroller can make all the difference when it comes to carting them around town.
There are a number of different types of double-wide strollers on the market: side-by-side running strollers, frames that hold two car seats, and lightweight twin umbrella strollers among them. But no matter whcih flavor you choose, you’re getting supersized version of a similar single stroller. No matter the format, the best double strollers come with features like one-hand folding, front-wheel suspension, extended canopies, and foot and hand brakes. Even better, many of them have optional storage expansion, sun shades, rain covers, and yes, cupholders for your morning coffee or your kids’ sippy cups.
But which double stroller is best for your family? To determine that, we took into account standard stroller features, special functions, price point, and how highly each stroller is rated and reviewed. In the end, we came up with this list of the best double strollers for every budget and need.
This hardy stroller is easy to set up, even easier to collapse, and is basically indestructible.
Pros: It features its patented quick-fold technology, meaning you can collapse it using one hand. It has all-terrain non flat tires with front wheel suspension. The stroller also has padded seats that recline to a near flat position with vented seat top, so hello, naptime! You can get a car seat adapter to create your own travel system.
Cons: It can be too clunky and too big for some parents.
This stroller is ideal if you have an infant and a toddler, and disposable income. With the extension set (sold separately), it expands into a compact double stroller.
Pros: You know those massive strollers that feel like Hummers? This one, even in a side-by-side configuration, will fit through standard doorways. It’s compatible with car seats from brands including Nuna Pipa, Maxi Cosi and Chicco (adapters are sold separately). The seat is reversible, and the stroller is easy to collapse.
Cons: Yowza, the price. But this stroller lasts for years and accommodates children of different ages, if you get the stroller extension set.
A side-by-side stroller that nevertheless is just 30 inches wide, so it's easy to navigate through doorways and crowds.
Pros: We big fans of the larger wheels (seven inches in the front, nine-and-a-half in the rear) with sealed ball bearings that make this stroller more rugged than those with smaller wheels. It also has a massive storage basket, one Joovy claims is the biggest on the market.
Cons: At over 30 pounds, this thing isn’t light, so we don’t recommend it if you find yourself schlepping your stroller up and down stairs on a regular basis.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 Double receives nearly top marks in almost every category except maybe price.
Pros: The Glide supports either a single car seat and another child or two toddlers up to 50 pounds each ⏤ so you’re getting a lot of mileage out of it. Not only that, this double doubles (heh) as a jogging stroller when the kids get bigger. The Thule offers a one-handed fold, zipped storage bin, and a drum brake on the handlebar.
Cons: It works with most big car seat brands but does require an adapter, which sells for about $60.
When it comes to strollers, there's usually a tradeoff between weight and quality ⏤ lighter often means flimsier. That isn't the case with the not-at-all-modest Zoe XL2 Best.
Pros: which somehow manages to nail quality and weigh under 18 pounds. This super lightweight double umbrella doesn’t feel cheap. On the contrary, it handles better than most models, has a ton of storage, and can fold down to still fit in an overhead bin. Not only that, but unlike others in the category, the Zoe XL2 supports up to 50lbs of weight.
Cons: You can’t fold this one-handed, and your kids have to be at least six months old before you can use it.
If you’re looking for a decent running stroller at a reasonable price, the Baby Trend Expedition is a solid option.
Pros: It holds two kids from six months to 50 pounds and has a foot-activated rear brake, multi-position seat recline, and all-terrain pneumatic rubber bicycle tires. At 30 pounds, it’s also lighter than many other running strollers and folds up tight to fit in most trunks.
Cons: That said, note that the Baby Trend Expedition is a true running stroller and does not support baby seats. Still, it’s a safe, maneuverable, and nice low-cost entry into the running stroller market.
Yes, you can run with this stroller, but it's just as ideal for, well, strolling.
Pros: For the price, you get a mountain bike-style suspension system that offers an ultra-smooth ride, with an adjustable handlebar. There’s an extra-large UPF 50+ canopy to keep your kids cool and protected from the sun. And it’s compatible with BOB infant car seats or Britax ones when using the BOB car seat adapter. It fits kids from birth through eight weeks using an infant car seat.
Cons: If you’re using this to walk around the park, there’s not an ideal spot to hang your diaper bag, which, if you have twins, will be pretty full.
A basic stroller for a great price, it's no-frills but has great reviews because it's easy to collapse and even easier to use.
Pros: This stroller is super lightweight and clocks in at 20 pounds, so it’s not a monster to push around. The price is right, and you get a canopy for sun protection, multi-position recline, a five-point safety harness with soft shoulder pads, and a cup holder for much-needed coffee.
Cons: The wheels aren’t great, according to parents who’ve bought this stroller, and they often squeak as you’re rolling along. And the sunshade could be sturdier.
The multi-configuration Cortina Together double stroller has a variety of seating configurations with easy adjustability, while front locking swivels and a compact, standing fold gives parents convenient maneuverability.
Pros: This double stroller has three separate seating configurations, for two infants, and infant and a toddler, and for two older kids. As an added bonus, it folds easily and fits right into a car trunk.
Cons: The sunshade is way too small, say parents.
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