The simplest products can prove remarkably complex especially when you are trying to find the one that is right for you and that is why I have put together a list of double strollers that would guide you towards the best choice for you and your babies.
Let me just say that not all double strollers are created equal and that is something most parents don’t understand.
It all starts with what looks best until you start using it when you realize that you made another bad purchase.
So to save you from making the same mistake other parents and myself have made, I have created this list of best double strollers, to not just give you some options but to show you why these are better than just any other double stroller out there.
For those of you new to the world of double strollers or anyone who wants to know how we picked “the best” you can find that at the end of this post.
But for now, let’s get into this list to see what you came here for in the first place.
The double strollers.
Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller
The expedition double jogger can handle all kinds of terrain from the grass to the sidewalk and the park.
The locking front swivel wheel makes maneuvering easy and always locks the front wheel when jogging.
Made for two children, the expedition double jogging stroller has a five-point safety harness to ensure maximum safety and the multi-position seat recline keeps your kids comfortable when on the go.
Sometimes adventures can be tiring and a large storage basket holds your kid’s favorite drinks and snacks to quickly refuel; a convenient parent tray includes two cup holders and a covered storage compartment where you can keep your phone and anything else you need within reach.
Also, the large ratcheting shade canopy protects your children from the sun and other elements when you are out and about.
The tires of the Baby Trend Expedition double jogger stroller is made from pneumatic rubber bicycle tires which can make running around an enjoyable experience for you and your kids.
It also features a rear brake which is foot-activated for easy and quick stopping.
A trigger fold near the jogger handle makes it easy to fold so you can go from one adventure to the next.
The expedition double jogger from Baby Trend is safe, comfortable and it is affordable.
Estimated Price: Around $170
The Joovy ScooterX2 Double Stroller
The SCOOTERX2 is an awesome double stroller with side-by-side seats.
This model was recently updated with a fresh new look that includes modern graphite colored frame.
The seats and canopies of the ScooterX2 are made from 600D nylon which is super durable.
It comes in 5 different colors giving you the choice to choose what best suits you.
It is incredibly smooth and easy to maneuver thanks to the larger sealed bearing wheels in front and back.
The ScooterX2 is designed so it can easily fit through most doorways.
Each of the seats holds a child up to 45 pounds and they are able to recline independently ensuring both children are comfortable.
Also, it has an enormous canopy with a very large window so you can keep two eyes on both kids.
The ScooterX2 double stroller has a lot of storage space as it has a lower basket, two mesh drink holders, and zippered pockets to keep your valuables safe.
Also included is an extra mesh pocket for each of the kids in their seats for snacks and toys.
It easily folds with one hand and can fit in those trunks.
The ScooterX2 comes in a variety of colors and at a very reasonable price.
Estimated Price: Around $210
The Uppababy 2017 Vista Double Stroller
The Uppababy Vista is a 25 1/2 inch wide stroller.
They feature premium leather which is unbelievably hand-stitched and of course, this comes with its classic adjustable handlebar so tiny mom, giant dad it fits everybody in the family.
The Uppababy Vista actually can have nine different configurations and it features two toddlers seats not only can you use the toddler seats but you could exchange these for two bassinets or two car seats.
It is so easy if everybody wants to take a nap with a one-touch recline you simply push the button and baby could go from day to naptime in a quick click of a button.
With the removable belly bar, you can quickly get to your baby and they have a great five-point harness system.
With padded shoulder straps and a large enough canopy to cover your baby fully from the sun, you are assured that your baby will never be irritated by something too close to their body.
As if that wasn’t enough they have now added a pop-out liner that is SPF 50+. It has a magnetic peek-a-boo window which you can leave open full time all you have to do is roll it up and tuck it back.
The Uppababy Vista double stroller has a basket which is one of the largest baskets for any inline stroller on the market and it also features two little handy-dandy pockets for quick reach items.
Estimated Price: Around $790
Baby Jogger 2016 City Select Double Stroller
My favorite thing about this double stroller is it is so easy to open and also really compact, a lot more than just the regular city select.
The great thing about the seat is that it has the ability to recline up to four different settings so put this up there’s a lever on the back side here and you could decline it.
The other thing I really like is the storage basket where you can keep all your daily essentials.
The footrest adjustment is awesome for toddlers and for little kids because you can adjust it up and down based on their leg lengths.
There are 20 different seating options you can configure with the stroller; you can flip this around and you will have your babies looking at each other which is pretty cool and you can always adjust the progress as necessary.
The Baby Jogger City Select double stroller is compatible with most car seats.
A few extra features that the stroller has is the suspension so if you have an older child, it is a little smoother rocking them if they are sitting up front.
Another thing is the break so you actually have the ability to put a parking brake down and then it locks into place and you can’t move the stroller but also when you click the brake off you can actually hold it like a handbrake on a bike.
While you are going downhill you won’t have to worry about this stroller running away from you so it’s a pretty cool option that they had.
And the last thing is the handlebar which allows you to be able to move the handle up and down.
So if you are really tall or short you can move it up and down according to your height.
The harness on this double stroller is a lot different because of the way it buckles; instead of having like the loop from the old city select model it has where it locks in and then the harness is a lot more secure because of the adjustable footrest.
Estimated Price: Around $670
2017 Contours Option Elite Double Stroller
This stroller is great for toddlers and infants, when you are using the infant car seats and then up when it is time to get rid of those infant car seats.
The stroller is only coming with one infant car seat adapter in the box so if you are having twins make sure that while you are at the store you register for the second additional infant car seat adapter.
The seats are 38 pounds heavy, 26 inches wide and almost 50 inches long, so you want to make sure that you measure all components of your house from your entryway to an elevator if you have one.
It has seven different configurations so that your twins could be the most comfortable.
The canopies of the Contours Option Elite Double Stroller are awesomely humongous and are expandable with mesh panel.
What I love so much about this stroller is that there is a little peek-a-boo window on the back so you could see if any of your babies is up or who is sleeping or whatever the case may be.
It also has a five-point harness system and it has a belly bar, the belly bar does not have to be used so while the kids are tiny and they don’t necessarily need this feel free to chuck it aside.
Another feature that I really can’t understand why every stroller on the market doesn’t have is the child pocket.
I think this is so awesomely cool you could put a cup of coffee there or the keys to the car.
When you are looking at tandem strollers on the market a lot of strollers that are twin strollers are actually singleton strollers that you could buy an additional adapter to make it a twin stroller but this is a true twin stroller.
It was meant to carry two babies and because it was meant to carry two it has an extra large storage basket.
The tires are shock absorbing tires and are going to give you that extra bit of ease when strolling because each of these seats holds up to your kiddies so we need a lot of shocks absorbing here.
The adjustable footrests are going to make sure that your kids are going to have the support that they need when they need it, so when they are little they don’t need much as they get bigger it’s fantastic.
Estimated Price: Around $400
The Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT Double Stroller
For any urban dweller like myself a really important feature is air tires, this stroller has full air tires on the front and the rear which is awesome because when you live in this great city of ours you will be going from concrete to cobblestone to glass to dirt to construction zone and you know what you don’t even feel it when you have flawless air tires.
The City Mini GT is one of the narrowest double strollers on the market at 29 and 3/4 inches wide you will fit through every standard doorway.
Like with many of the baby jogger strollers, this also has fantastic swivel wheels which make your turn radius just truly incredible, you could pretty much turn on a dime.
The other thing that is fantastic is their braking mechanism; they have a brake system which is very unique instead of having a foot brake to the rear of the tires it has a hand brake so all you have to do is pull the switch and the stroller is locked into place.
This stroller also features individual canopies so when one is asleep you could easily cover the canopy without disturbing the other.
Maybe you are super tall and your partner might be on the more petite side well don’t worry the adjustable handlebar is made for everyone so it could be super tiny or it can be big.
The City Mini GT has an enormous storage basket which gives you plenty of room for your daily supplies and anything extra that you may need.
Another thing is if you come home from the park and you have some filthy little kids don’t worry everything is fully machine washable the seat covers come off as well as the basket.
It is also equipped with a five-point harness system which is not only going to keep your babies safe but it’s going to grow with them.
Another great thing about the City Mini GT is the mesh back, so if it is a beautiful day your babies could get air but let’s say the rain comes no big deal because it has a cover.
As if the giant storage basket wasn’t enough for you behind each seat is also a little storage and of course since it is a baby jogger it has the quick fold technology you just grab the handle pull on up and it is folded.
So if you are looking for a side-by-side double stroller the City Mini GT is definitely something that you should consider.
Estimated Price: Around $580
The Zoe XL2 Best V2 Double Stroller
It is an awfully simple stroller not recommended for your twins from birth but starting at around 6 months this stroller becomes an option for you.
This is one of the least expensive double strollers on the market but you kind of get what you pay for because it is as simple as you have no bells, no whistles, absolute simplicity at its finest.
This stroller has the features that you need but I wish it had a few more so let’s take a look at what it does have.
With the five-point harness system, your babies are never going to fall out of the stroller anytime anywhere.
With seats that actually do recline it makes for a nice nap time option though I will tell you that the recline isn’t as simple as I would like it to be.
It has giant sun canopies, now this is actually one of the features that I am unbelievably impressed with because for a simple stroller like this, this is actually a fairly decadent stroller beside that just being large it has an expendable canopy which I think is kind of crazy for something that is under $400.
I think having a canopy this large is quite remarkable and they didn’t skimp on this feature either.
It also has a magnetic peek-a-boo window so while the babies are taking a nap, you could see if they are awake or not.
Another feature that I am super into is the belly bar, your babies are going to absolutely love this because you can attach toys, a snack bar some other gadgets and gizmos so your babies can play and be occupied and have a good time while you are out and about.
The Zoe XL2 best V2 stroller weighs 17 pounds and it has a carrying capacity of 50 pounds on each seat.
The open dimensions are 40.25 inches in height, 29 inches in width and 34 inches in depth.
You can pop off the wheels if you are tight on space in your trunk and that’ll make it 23 and 1/2 inches high.
The recline of the seats does go 165 degrees and the seats do independently recline as well as the canopies independently cover your babies.
The Zoe XL2 best V2 stroller is recommended for six months and older and it does not accept infant car seats.
Estimated Price: Around $350
The Thule Urban Glide 2 Double Jogging Stroller
The seat of the Thule Urban Glide double jogging stroller has a weight capacity of a hundred pounds total so 50 pounds per seat unless you have a whole bunch of the cargo room.
The seats are 13 inches wide but the measurement from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy is only 22 inches so not the tallest on the market but you should be able to get 4 or 5 years old in here with no problem.
Each seat has a padded five-point adjustable harness and what I love about this harness is that it is tricky to get undone and the reason is that you have to push the red buttons at the same time and then squeeze which is way too tricky for those mischievous toddlers so I love the buckle.
There is not an adjustable footrest but it has a nine-inch leg drop from where the seat breaks to where they place their feet.
What I like about this is it is a plastic so it is very easy to wipe clean in case they have dirty shoes.
In each seat, there is a little mesh pocket so that you can put a cup snacks or maybe a couple of toys to keep them busy on the run.
There are two individual canopies and they each have a small pop-out sun visor.
Now while you can put one back and one up, one thing you can do to follow the sun is you can rotate the entire thing forward in front of the child but just know you can only do that as one piece.
On the top of each canopy is a peek-a-boo window, it is a shaded peek-a-boo window so you can still see your child.
The handlebar is a foam covered handlebar, it is ergonomic and it is adjustable up and down it goes all the way from 30 inches from the ground to 44 inches right up so that it can accommodate parents of different heights.
There is also a running brake to handbrake and so that if you are running and you want to slow down this is going to be your best bet that is going to slow it down.
Underneath the seat of the Thule Urban Glide double stroller, we have a large cargo basket with a lid, now this is the only place that there is Velcro here but it has a water-resistant lid that zippers closed on the sides.
The wheels are airfield tires and that is what you are going to want to look for when you want a good jogging stroller.
They are 16 inches in the rear and a 12-inch swivel wheel in the front, this swivel wheel swivels 360 degrees and it has a mudguard but it also has the ability to lock straight for jogging.
The rear wheels have rear suspension so that is going to absorb some of the bumps from the babies.
Whether you have twins or kids of different ages and we think the Thule Urban Glide 2 double stroller is great because it has nicely padded seats, big canopies, an adjustable handlebar rear suspension, big cargo basket underneath and some really good air filled tires to hit the open road.
Estimated Price: Around $650
The Phil and Ted Voyager Stroller With Doubles
The Phil and Ted Voyager is definitely something different on the market while there are tandem strollers and there are side-by-side strollers, there is also a whole other type called an inline stroller, that is what the Phil and Ted Voyager stroller is.
What an inline stroller means is that it is literally inline like the skates but then instead of having it to be super wide, the babies are almost stacked on top of one another so you have one on level A and the other one on level B.
Many strollers on the market have a kind of a brake on the back that you have to use with your foot but this one has it on the handle.
What is so awesome about that is that not only is it easy to lock and roll but you could also use it as a jogging stroller because it does have a super handy-dandy strap and a quick lock.
You can buy this stroller as a set for one and then buy the additional second seat later on, so for all my singleton momma’s and papas out there be rest assured that you don’t have to make that giant investment all at once you could buy it a little bit at a time.
This is one of the nicest strollers out there because the frame is entirely aluminum which makes it very lightweight.
Another great thing to mention is that it has a wheel cover so that whoever is sitting on the bottom doesn’t get their hands dirty or caught in the tires.
So besides the traditional five-point harness system, the seat does a lot of things, for example, you could actually start off with it as a bassinet and the bassinet can be used as part of the travel system but it actually can be used independently as a sleeping vessel for your babies.
There are a lot of different usable configurations that are on this stroller which is why it is one of the most versatile out there.
The sun will come out someday eventually and when it does don’t worry your kids are going to be well covered because it has an extended sun canopy which you can simply unzip so that it could open up wide and your kids get plenty of shade.
There is a basket at the bottom, however like with most inline strollers whoever is sitting on the bottom odds are they are going to have their feet on top of your goodies so you kind of has to rely a little bit more on side bags or diaper bags than the bottom storage basket.
The voyager double stroller seat is the largest modular stroller seat available on the market at a whopping 24 inches wide for the main seat height and 16 1/2 inches wide.
The voyager offers you the benefits of a modular seat without compromising on seat size.
The Phil and Ted Voyager double stroller is available as a travel system and can accommodate two car seats at once, it has plenty of compatible adapters that you can purchase that will fit most major leading brands and it comes in plenty of different colors so there are tons to choose from.
Estimated Price: Around $775
Bumbleride Indie Twin stroller
This is one of the only double strollers on the market that can accommodate two separate car seats at the same exact time.
It has real air tires not air like tires and not air free tires I mean these are legitimate air tires.
When you have twins especially fraternal twins, odds are that your twins are going to have a size discordant, it is also known as having one larger baby versus the other.
If you have a stroller that has true air tires you basically just take it to the bike shop and have them adjust the pressure and you could push straight 100% of the time.
This stroller is full of features, for example, the five-point harness system is not your typical five-point harness system because it has a quick-release and it ensures that your baby is never going to get their skin caught in the little glass.
It has a cover for below and a cover for above making sure that they don’t irritate your baby’s skin.
The canopies have built in a 45+ SPF and they are extraordinarily long but there is an additional pop out that gives you just a little bit more sun protection which is perfect especially if you are going to be using this stroller with newborns.
If you want to take a look at your babies open up the little peek-a-boo magnetic flap so it is not just going to blow in the wind and the little mesh insert is going to allow you to see your babies totally uninterrupted.
If you want to keep the flap open Bumbleride has gone one step further and they added a little attachment so you could roll it up and hook the flap open so that the babies have ventilation and you could see 100% of the time without this ever blowing closed.
If you want even more access to the babies when the seats are in the reclined position, just unsnap the back panel you will have an air vent and access to the baby right there.
With this stroller, you are pretty sure that you could leave the house for the day because this stroller has storage galore.
It has storage in the little back pockets, sure they are little pockets but they will hold the ton of pacifiers or the keys to your house and you will find them easily.
Also, there are two huge storage pockets on the back of each seat that is plenty of room to hold diapers, wipes, and whatever else you need.
Again there is one more little sneaky pocket on the side perfect for sippy cups or snacks.
If you need yet more storage no worries Bumbleride makes an additional parent pack that is an add-on accessory this is great for holding two sippy cups and it also has a foam storage with a headphone jack so that you could put your phone there.
This stroller can be used for jogging as well because it has the ability to lock the front wheels and it has a wonderful parent strap which you can attach to your wrist and you are able to jog and never worry that the babies are going to be on the loose.
Bumbleride uses 100% recycled polyester in all of their strollers you know that is 44 post-consumer water bottles are used per stroller and they are providing an ultra-soft texture.
It is PVC and phthalate free, never using fire retardants and never using polyurethane.
The Bumbleride indie twin double stroller is available in many different colors like dawn grey, maritime blue, tourmaline red sand and camp green.
With the retail price of 739 dollars it is a little bit on the pricey side but looking at all the features we talked about it is well worth the price.
Estimated Price: $769
So How Did We Decide on What Makes the Best Double Stroller?
There are quite a number of factors on how we picked this list and it most especially came down to what can fit for the majority.
What usually can only work for some is now able to work for most.
I’d hope that that is what the manufacturers of these products had in mind to begin with.
So here is exactly how we decided on what is best so that you can understand why you need one of these compared to what you have seen on the market.
Can This Double Stroller Fit Anywhere?
This is big.
And I don’t mean the stroller.
I mean this is a big deal when picking a double stroller as this is the very first problem I encountered when we took our stroller for its first run and I did not think about this before buying it.
We got a Combi Twin Sport 2 Side By Side and at the time it was probably the newest style available.
Instead of your usual front and back, limo style double stroller, we had the side by side.
Although this made us the coolest parents on the block at the time, we quickly encountered some problems that made this a bad purchase.
Some aisles were just not our friend and it made things really complicated.
Being limited to what aisles we could go into + a crowded environment was the recipe for a lot of unwanted stress.
So if you did not put this into consideration when picking your first double stroller, please know that this might be a problem for you as well.
How Compact is it?
None of us have the cargo space to store anything and trying to fit a double stroller is no easy task.
What I’ve learned after the first double stroller we purchased was that these things can come in the weirdest shapes and sizes, to a point where you can’t fit it in your vehicle.
Buying something just to find out that it can’t fit is not something you want to deal with, so we have really narrowed down these strollers into ones that can get broken down into its smallest size to fit almost any family vehicle out there.
So none of the double strollers on this list should give you a hard time when it comes to putting it in your car.
I have had a double stroller that weighed a ton and then I had one that was lighter than our regular stroller.
When it comes to weight, things can be a little confusing with strollers.
Have it too heavy and it can be a problem loading and unloading it into your vehicle.
Have it too light and the overall ride for the precious cargo can be a little rough and harder to handle, which leads to safety issues.
The way I’ve seen it when it comes to strollers is that you want some kind of weight to have that stability and more grounded ride so that it doesn’t go tipping over.
Because trust me, it does happen.
With all the double strollers out there, these have proven to have that balance but not too heavy where it will become a problem for mom.
As parents, we don’t want to go spending our whole paychecks on something that will only be in use for a couple of years.
Yup, you will not be using this thing for decades like most of us have in our minds so put that into consideration when making the investment.
Then again, if you are a first time parent it is probably not in you to get something cheap and especially if it is not IG (Instagram) ready.
But when it comes to baby strollers, you do get what you pay for so don’t go crazy but also spend what you can manage as it will very much be worth the investment.
At the end of the day, any of the strollers on this list will do the job.
For me, my favorite one had to be the Contours Option Elite double stroller as it would be the best one for maneuverability as well as an affordable price.
It is also a front and back style, which you will find to be very helpful when it comes time to trying to fit in a narrow aisle with a bunch of people.
Well there you have it folks!
Our list of the best double strollers for infants and toddlers for the year.
If you have your best that you did not see on this list, please feel free to share it in the comments section below as I’m sure there are many that I have not seen.
Thanks for reading and happy parenting!