A double stroller is a godsend to any parent with twins, toddlers, or a young kid with a recurring playdate. Whether you’re hitting the park or the playground, going for a run, or simply getting some air, the best double stroller, one with smooth suspension and flexible configurations, is the clutch piece of parenting gear you need.
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 are but a few options. But no matter which flavor you choose, you’re getting a 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. In the end, we came up with this list of the best double strollers for every budget and need.
Best Double Strollers for Infants and Toddlers
This dope double stroller wagon is a true hybrid, fits two kids, and works until they're five years old.
Pros: Yes, this maybe possibly belongs in the stroller wagon category. But not really, because it transforms from a stroller to a wagon when you flip the handle. Parents can pull or push this thing. Each seat holds a child weighing up to 55 pounds. Which is a lot. And it has a compact fold and is only 27 inches wide.
Cons: Without a carseat and adapter, you can use this stroller wagon from six months on. And the storage basket isn’t all that durable.
You get seven, yes seven, seating options with this ultra-versatile double stroller.
Pros: This stroller lets you reserve seats however you want. They can face forward or backward; or be face to face or back-to back. The stroller clocks in at 34 pounds. It accommodates two infant car seats and has dynamic front and rear wheel suspension. And if you only want to take one kid along, the stroller also doubles as a wagon.
Cons: Not a major con per se, but it’s very much worth noting that this stroller can only be used for children up to 40 pounds in each seat.
This expendable stroller is a sit and stand stroller that lets two kids, from newborn to toddler, ride the way they want and in the formation that works for you.
Pros: When your family grows, so does your stroller. Each seat can hold 45 pounds worth of child, at 90 pounds total. You have the option to use the rear seat, bench seat, or a standing platform for kids who deem themselves far too mature to sit in a stroller. It’s ready for newborns with a car-seat adapter. And the price is right. The stroller itself weighs 27.5 pounds. It has linked one-step parking brakes.
Cons: This stroller is ideal for smaller kids or twins, because given its layout, whoever sits in the back will feel crowded in. Especially if you recline the front seat.
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. It has a height-adjustable handlebar and folds in one piece and stands on its own when folded.
Cons: Yowza, the price. But this stroller lasts for years and accommodates children of different ages, if you get the stroller extension set. And it only accommodates 50 pounds of kid, total.
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: Its max capacity is 40 pounds. That’s very, very little.
Best Side by Side Double Strollers
Weighing just 22 pounds, this is one light double stroller. And its seats recline separately, so it's perfect for kids with different needs and naptimes.
Pros: We love so many things about this stroller, chief among them that it’s easy to fold up and carry, thanks to its handle. It’s lightweight, at 22 pounds. It has two multi-position reclining seats. And it’s great for babies from three months up to 55 pounds — per seat.
Cons: It’s got great accessories, like an organizer, but they’re sold separately.
This side-by-side double stroller has infant car seat compatibility, self-standing enhanced storage, an adjustable handlebar and is compatible with one Britax or BOB infant car seat.
Pros: The Britax double stroller is lightweight, with all-wheel suspension and a linked parking brake. Its seat reclines independently, and it has a self-standing fold. It fits babies from birth to 50 pounds in each seat.
Cons: It’s only compatible with two types of car seats, and the adapters are sold separately.
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. The maximum child weight is 45 pounds per seat, or 90 pounds total.
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.
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 fits children from newborns up to 50 pounds in each seat.
Cons: You can’t fold this one-handed, and your kids have to be at least six months old before you can use it.
Best Lightweight Double Strollers
At 26 pounds, this is one of the lightest double strollers on the market.
Pros: Is this thing a marvel of design, a style showpiece? No. Will it get your kids from point A to point B, and not cost you an entire paycheck? Hell yes. It accommodates children up to 45 pounds per seat (90 pounds total) and has a front wheel suspension and swivel lock wheels.
Cons: The ride is not as smooth as you get with other strollers.
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: Take note that this stroller only accommodates 35 pounds’ worth of kids.
Best Double Strollers for Jogging
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to its mountain bike-style suspension system, you get a hell of a smooth ride whether you're running or strolling.
Pros: 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. It has 10 pockets and an extra-large cargo basket. And it accommodates 50 pounds per seat. That’s a lot of kid.
Cons: It weighs 33 pounds, so this stroller is not exactly light.
Best Double Stroller Wagons
This stroller wagon has two seats with five-point harnesses, an adjustable and removable canopy, and tons of storage pockets. It's a great choice for parents who want a nontraditional stroller.
Pros: There’s a one-step foot brake for quick and easy parking, and this stroller folds and unfolds in just one step. Its fabric also comes out for regular cleaning.
Cons: The storage space isn’t quite as convenient for parents, as accessing it means relocating certain things.
This is the best stroller wagon you can by, because it's also the most versatile.
Pros: The hybrid wagon-stroller lets you push it like a stroller, pull it like a wagon or push it along like luggage. It has an adjustable handlebar, is compatible with infant car seats, and has one-hand fold. It folds flat and stands upright when folded. It comfortably seats two toddlers (with full harnesses), and accommodates kids up to five years of age.
Cons: Have you seen the price?
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