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Best Double/Tandem Strollers

December 2014

This article contains our top picks for double/tandem strollers by subcategory:

Note: Our editors developed this list by summarizing TotScoop parent favorites and adding a few hand-picked editor favorites and new releases. Our picks are 100% unbiased — we never accept compensation in exchange for coverage. That said, this page may contain affiliate links, meaning we may receive a small commission on any purchases that you make (at no cost to you); see our full disclosure.

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Best side-by-side double strollers

These doubles have two built-in, side-by-side seats — especially great for twins or two babies closer in age.

Winner: Baby Jogger City Mini Double

The City Mini Double (MSRP $450) is a bit pricey but is a favorite side-by-side double, sporting Baby Jogger's signature quick fold and huge canopies. It fits through most (though not all) doorways, at 29.75" wide. It can accommodate one car seat (not two), or two compact prams (adapter and prams sold separately), and weighs 27 lbs. The GT — which offers all-terrain wheels, a hand parking brake, and an adjustable handlebar, but weighs 6 lbs. more — retails for $580.

Runner up: Britax B-Agile Double

The Britax elves have done it again — they've produced an amazingly close copy of the City Mini double, but at a much lower price (MSRP $450, Amazon $340). At 30.5" wide and 28 lbs., it's just slightly wider and heavier than the City Mini. The B-Agile Double gets great reviews for its easy fold and maneuverability, and can also take just one car seat. If you are considering the regular City Mini Double, it's definitely worth considering this one as well. However, Britax doesn't offer an all-terrain version, so if you want all-terrain flexibility, then the GT is your best bet.

Runner up: Mountain Buggy Duet

The Mountain Buggy Duet (MSRP $600) is the narrowest side-by-side double on the market, at 15" wide — great for city dwellers. It is also unique among our top picks in that it can accommodate two car seats, or two bassinets. However, it's on the heavier side (34 lbs.), and owners report that it can be difficult to fold and has a relatively inaccessible storage basket.

Runner up: JOOVY Scooter X2

The Scooter X2 is our value pick, retailing for $280 (Amazon $265). It gets great reviews for its large storage basket and canopy, however some parents report that it can be difficult to push and maneuver. It does not accommodate a car seat, but the seats recline generously, and are suitable from a few months old. 28 lbs., 30" wide.

Runner up: UPPAbaby G-Link Double Umbrella Stroller

The UPPAbaby G-Link ($500-530), new for 2016, is our top umbrella stroller pick. Modeled after the G-Luxe, but with two seats, it has plushly padded seats, independent reclining seats, and adjustable footrests. Unlike most umbrella strollers, it's newborn compatible: it cannot accommodate a car seat, but the seats have a very deep recline, and a newborn head insert and snap-on mesh foot barrier can turn either compartment into a cozy little nest. It has a one-step fold, has a flip-flop-friendly foot brake, and weighs 24.5 lbs.

Best tandem double strollers

Tandem strollers feature two full, in-line seats, often featuring stadium seating for better visibility for the back rider.

WINNER: Contours Options LT Tandem

The highly rated Contours Options LT Tandem (MSRP $300, Amazon $243) gets great reviews from parents. Its main selling point is its flexibility; it offers 6 different configurations, including 1 seat (plus cargo); 2 seats (forward-facing, rear-facing, or facing each other); and a seat and a car seat (adapter sold separately). The seats recline and are reversible, and owners give it good marks for maneuverability and ease of push. The seats are reversible and recline. The basket is huge, but only accessible from the center. It's also quite heavy, at 37 lbs.

Runner up: Graco DuoGlider Classic Connect Stroller

Our value pick is the Graco DuoGlider (MSRP $130, Amazon $120). It may not be fancy, but gets great reviews from parents. It features two reclining seats (one flat), a one-hand standing fold, locking front swivel sheels, and a large storage basket. It also takes two Graco car seats. Two drawbacks include a three-point harness system and a non-removable child tray. 30 lbs.

Runner up: Chicco Cortina Together

The Chicco Cortina Together (MSRP $300), the double version of the Cortina, is a good-looking traditional tandem stroller. It gets good, if not stellar, ratings from parents. It accepts one or two Chicco car seats, with no adapter required. It has a one-hand fold and a huge basket, and auto-locks and self-stands when folded. However, the front seat does not recline and has a very modest sunshade, and the stroller is heavy (34 lbs.) and bulky when folded.

Runner up: Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite

Technically the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite (MSRP $250, Amazon $160) is a sit 'n' stand with an optional second seat attached, but we think it's such a great option (for families with an older child and a younger child) that we're including it here too. Just buy the Joovy Rear Seat ($60) and you'll have a full second seat. See full discussion of this product below.

Best double all-terrain strollers

WINNER: BOB Revolution Flex/Pro Duallie

Like the Revolution Flex/Pro singles, the Revolution Flex/Pro Duallies (Flex: MSRP $710, Amazon $568; Pro: MSRP $770, Amazon $616) are also popular choices for walks and conquering the playground. (The only difference between the two is that the Pro has an added hand brake for greater downhill control.) Standard width (for a double) of 30.5", but a bit longer and heavier (33 lbs.). If you want a dedicated stroller for serious outdoorsy pursuits, consider the Sport Utility Duallie, which has a larger, fixed front wheel. Both are compatible with one car seat (with adapter).

Runner up: Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double

The City Mini GT Double (MSRP $580) is a great "light duty" all-terrain stroller, perfect for walks on uneven terrain around town or occasional hikes. It features 8.5" forever air wheels and front suspension, as well as Baby Jogger's signature quick fold and huge canopy, and weighs 34 lbs. If you are looking for a more serious all-terrain stroller, also check out the Summit X3 Double (MSRP $650, Amazon $450), which has a locking front swivel wheel, bigger wheels, all-wheel suspension, and hand-operated brakes. The trade-off is greater weight (36 lbs.) and width (32"). The GT can take one car seat or two prams, and the Summit can take prams only.

Runner up: Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller

Another great "light duty" all-terrain double is the Bumbleride Indie Twin (MSRP $730). Expensive but gorgeous, parents praise it for its quality construction and smooth ride. It features four large (12") pneumatic tires, lockable front swivel wheels, rear suspension, reclining seats, a large cargo basket, good-sized canopies, and an adjustable handle and footrests. It is compatible with most popular car seats (with adapter). It's heavy (34 lbs.) but relatively narrow (29.5" wide).

Runner up: Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger

Our value pick is the Baby Trend Expedition Double (MSRP $199), which gets good marks for its easy push and smooth ride. It features side-by-side reclining seats, a smaller locking front swivel wheel, large rear wheels, a built-in parent tray and MP3 hookup, and a medium size storage basket. However, it is heavy (33 lbs.) and may have trouble fitting through doorways (31.5" wide). It is also not car seat compatible.

Best double joggers

WINNER: BOB Ironman Duallie

If you are a runner looking to log serious miles on paved roads, the BOB Ironman Duallie (MSRP $570, Amazon $427) is absolutely worth every penny. It is the easiest to push, and offers the smoothest ride. As compared to the BOB Revolution Flex, it offers a larger, fixed front wheel; aluminum wheels; and a hand brake. If you want a dedicated, fixed-wheel all-terrain jogger, consider the Sport Utility Duallie (MSRP $530, Amazon $397). Both will require more effort (be more difficult to turn) to use around town, but this will be true of any serious fixed-wheel jogging stroller. Both are compatible with one car seat (with adapter).

Runner up: BOB Revolution Flex/Pro Duallie

Like the Revolution Flex/Pro singles, the Revolution Flex/Pro Duallies (Flex: MSRP $710, Amazon $568; Pro: MSRP $770, Amazon $616) are also popular choices for casual joggers who also want to able to unlock the front wheel and stroll around town. (The only difference between the two is that the Pro has an added hand brake for greater downhill control.) Standard width (for a double) of 30.5", but a bit longer and heavier (33 lbs.). It is compatible with one car seat (with adapter).

Runner up: Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double

The Baby Jogger Summit X3 (MSRP $650, Amazon $450) is another good choice for casual joggers who also want the flexibility to switch to a swivel wheel. Features all-wheel suspension, all-terrain tires, a hand brake, and generous seat recline and canopy. On the wider (32") and heavier (36 lbs.) side. Compatible with Baby Jogger's compact pram, but not car seats.

Runner up: Schwinn Turismo Swivel Double Jogger

If you are a power walker or occasional jogger looking for a lower price tag, the Turismo Swivel Double Jogger (MSRP $340, Amazon $261) is another option. It gets good reviews from parents, highlighting its ease of pushing. It features a lockable 12" front swivel wheel, rear 16" tires, and built-in child trays and MP3 system. Due to its weight (39 lbs.) and bulky fold, it's a better fit for parents who are able to stroll right out of the garage, as opposed to needing to load it into a car. It is not car seat compatible.

Best double car seat frame strollers

WINNER: Joovy Twin Roo Car Seat Stroller

The Joovy Twin Roo (MSRP $120, Amazon $95) is our top pick for twins. It is compatible with Chicco, Graco Classic Connect, and Peg Perego car seats, and offers a secure, click-in connection. Parents give it high ratings for ease of use. As with the Joovy Roo single, the car seats are side-mounted (though facing each other). It features a one-hand fold, front-wheel suspension, swivel wheel locks, and a large basket. It weighs 22 lbs. and, at 24.5" wide, may have trouble fitting through some doorways.

Runner up: Baby Trend Universal Double Snap-N-Go Stroller Frame

The Double Snap-N-Go (MSRP $100, Amazon $79) is compatible with Baby Trend, Graco, Evenflo, Peg Perego, Britax, and Chicco car seats. It gets good ratings from parents, but we favor the Joovy Twin Roo due to the greater security of the click-in connection (the Snap N Go only offers strap-in). You might opt for the Snap N Go, however, if you really dislike the sideways orientation of the Joovy, or if the Snap N Go's lighter weight (18 lbs.) or narrower width (19.5" wide) appeal to you.

Best sit-and-stand strollers

Got a toddler and an infant? These strollers, also affectionately known as "strollers-and-a-half," allow your little one to sit in a regular seat, while your toddler stands or sits on a bench seat (or sometimes a second removable seat).

WINNER: Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite

The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite (MSRP $250, Amazon $160), now updated for 2016, is our top Sit 'n' Stand pick. At just 22 pounds fully configured (10% lighter than the previous version), it is the lightest sit-and-stand on the market (and is significantly lighter than most double strollers). It is surprisingly easy to push, and maneuvers well on paved surfaces. It has a nicely padded, reclining primary seat, and a bench seat that stows out of the way if your toddler wants to stand. It has a large sun canopy (including a retractable shade to cover your toddler as well), folds easily with two hands, and is compatible with most infant car seat brands (adapter included). If you want a second full seat, you can also buy the Joovy Rear Seat ($60) separately.

Runner up: Graco Ready2Grow

If you have a Graco car seat, you should consider the Graco Ready2Grow — one of the most versatile sit-and-stand strollers, boasting 12 different configurations. It features a reclining primary seat, a toddler bench, a removable high seat that goes above the bench (so baby can face you), a huge basket, and a one-hand fold. It can take one or two car seats (Graco only), and is available in both Classic Connect (Amazon $167) and Click Connect (Amazon $180) versions (for use with the two different types of Graco car seats). Owners do note that it is heavy (33 lbs.), as well as bulky when folded.

Runner up: Graco RoomFor2 Stand and Ride

If you are a Graco fan but don't need the flexibility of the Ready2Grow, consider the more basic RoomFor2 (MSRP $150, Amazon $100). The main seat has multi-position recline, and can accommodate one infant car seat (Graco only). Your toddler can sit or stand on the back. It boasts a compact, one-hand fold, and is acceptably heavy for a double (27 lbs.). It is only available for Classic Connect car seats.

Runner up: Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem

The Baby Trend Sit N Stand is the original "sit-and-stand" stroller, and is still a popular option. It is available in several options, including the LX, DX, and Ultra (which include a bench only; MSRP $150, Amazon $131-140), and the Double (which includes a second removable seat; MSRP $180, Amazon $132-150); all of them can accommodate infant car seat(s) in one or both positions. On the down side, it's quite heavy (the Double weighs in at 33 pounds), and is not the easiest to fold.

Best convertible strollers

These strollers come with a single seat, but can also expand to accommodate a second seat — a great option for growing families. The size and positioning of the second seat ranges a lot, however, from equal to definitely secondary — so make sure to read up on the best use cases. Most also accommodate a ride-along board for a toddler.

WINNER: UPPAbaby Vista

The newly redesigned UPPAbaby Vista (MSRP $820-860) — our top single stroller pick — is also our top convertible stroller pick. The Vista has always been known for its gorgeous design, maneuverability, and ease of use; but previously it really shined primarily as a single. Now, its new chassis (redesigned for 2015) allows it to transition effortlessly from single to double (holding two bassinets, two car seats, two toddler seats, and one toddler seat and one car seat or bassinet, among other configurations). Features include a reversible primary seat, one-hand 180-degree recline (albeit with a molded seat that never lies flat), extendable sunshade, foam/rubber all-terrain tires, dual suspension, a huge storage basket, and adjustable handlebar and footrest. A bassinet, bumper bar, and rain shield are also included. Car seat adapters are available for popular car seats; the UPPAbaby MESA car seat snaps in without any adapter. A second Rumble Seat (which reclines and can be positioned either forward- or rear-facing!) and/or PiggyBack board (for a third, older rider) are also available. On the downside, it's quite heavy (28 lbs. as a single, 35 lbs. as a double) and has a wide wheel base (26.5").

Runner up: Britax B-Ready Stroller

The Britax B-Ready (MSRP $500, Amazon $375) is a good pick if you have kids staggered in age, and plan to use it to push both kids around occasionally to semi-regularly. The B-Ready boasts an impressive 14 seating configurations (including two seats, two car seats, or a bassinet and a seat). It gets very strong reviews for its comfort, adjustability, large accessible storage basket, easy standing fold, and maneuverability. It works out of the box with Britax car seats, and with many other popular car seats with an adapter. It performs well as a double: both seats recline, and the stroller can be folded with both seats attached. On the downside, the second seat can only go in one position (it slides in underneath the primary seat from the back); some kids may not appreciate the blocked view. Also, the stroller is large and bulky, weighing ~27 lbs. as a single (~37 lbs. as a double) and measuring 26.5" in width. A Stroller Board is also available as an accessory (it cannot be used along with second seat however).

Runner up: Baby Jogger City Select Stroller

The Baby Jogger City Select (MSRP single $500, double $670) is another good option (along with the Vista) to consider for families with twins or kids close together in age/weight. It is incredibly versatile, offering a jaw-dropping 16 different configurations (including two car seats, two bassinets, and two seats forward/back/facing each other). The second seat is full size, and attaches in front of the primary seat for an unobstructed view, similar to the Vista. Both seats recline; the stroller can be folded with both seats attached, though it's easier if you remove the second seat. The trade-off for the Select's flexibility and roominess is a longer, heavier (28 lbs. single, 36 lbs. double) package and more challenging maneuverability. A glider board is available as an optional accessory (can be used in addition to second seat). Rear wheel width is 25.75".

Runner up: Bugaboo Donkey Tandem Stroller

Leave it to Bugaboo to rethink the convertible stroller. You may have to sell your firstborn to be able to afford the Donkey (MSRP $1149-1765, depending on configuration), but your remaining children will enjoy the novelty of its design. The width is adjustable, from 25" in "mono" mode (the same width as the Bugaboo) to 29" in "duo" or “twin” mode. It can accommodate two bassinets, two car seats, two toddler seats, or one toddler seat and a side cargo basket. The seats recline and are reversible The Donkey features air-filled, all-terrain tires and gets great reviews for its maneuverability, ease of pushing, and build quality. On the downside, it is fairly heavy (33 lbs. with two seats), and the fold is multi-step and bulky. In our opinion it's a bit wide and awkward to be used regularly as a single stroller, but it's worth considering as a design-conscious double.