We already know how important it is to have a good stroller, but what about a side by side, double stroller? Not just for twins, this type of stroller is essential when you have two kids that are still not up for long journeys, and carrying them for hours is out of the question. Surely these kinds of stuff are intended to make your life easier? Read on to find out more!
One of the most popular double stroller and not surprising, it comes first in our list for the best double/side by side stroller to purchase. Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller offers excellent features despite being on the cheaper side. Rest assured, all of the materials used in this stroller are of the highest quality that is made to last long.
Each seat can fit a wide range of weight, up to 45 pounds, with the seats and calf rests can be adjusted independently. The roomy seats can even go in a near-flat position that is perfect for the kids to nap while you’re on the go, under one canopy. Yes, the one single canopy that covers both seats can be a downside for some, especially if one of the kids insisted the shade to go up while the other won’t.
And another downside (and common issues for strollers) is the canopy covers well from the head to the torsos, but leaving the legs bare and exposed.
Still, good points to consider is this model comes with big storage underneath the seats, two cup holders, and zippered pockets to store drinks and other essential items. Plus, the large wheels make moving and maneuvering easy and stable enough to handle including in rough terrain.
And yes, being a side-by-side strollers means you can only go so much with them; skip out entirely narrow hallways and tight corners if you’re planning to use this beauty while on the go as the stroller’s width measures at 30 inches.
Overall, it’s a perfect option for parents looking for a budget double strollers, and this model offers features comparable with most luxurious ones. This stroller is great for daily use and shopping, something that most parents would do regularly.
The long-time brand (more than 20 years, in fact) Baby Trend Navigator Double Jogger Stroller at a glance looks like something that will be made for years. The stroller is side-by-side double jogging stroller, and it’s a jogging stroller meaning it’s suitable for active parents that are always on the go. And yet, the stroller is quite affordable in our opinion.
Folding and storing this beauty is a breeze, a ‘trigger action’ that requires you to pull release points on both sides at the same time.
Come with a storage bin underneath the seat, while the space is quite large for you to store a lot of things; the bin is quite flimsy at low capacity of five pounds – this is a big turn off as being parents, you’re going to put a lot of stuff until the kids can wear a backpack of their own. On the other hand, sturdy child trays at the front for both seats (swing outwards for seat access) and parent console at the back is decent in our opinion the plastic material is sturdy, just needs to be safe if you put tall items that are in danger to topple off.
Another Joovy model that we simply love, Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller is also one of the top-rated double strollers that’s quite affordable, lightweight, and highly functional. Something parents would love to consider.
The two inline seating system makes moving a breeze as narrow dimension means you can move pretty much anywhere where a regular stroller would. Still, the downside is the feature of the double seats is intended for an infant at the front and older 2-year old kid (and up) at the back.
The front seat comes with a universal car seat adapter that accepts seats from most brands and has 3 recline levels that you can adjust conveniently with one hand (the lowest level, we notice doesn’t give you a fully flat recline, though; still it’s no big deal as the little one can still sleep comfortably.). and we are impressed with the full coverage footrest that goes all the way for maximum comfort, instead of dangling around.
A unique feature of this stroller is there are multiple seating options that you can replace and fit as you go. The back seat is a bench-type seat equipped with three-point harness for a secure fit. You can add a rear seat (purchased separately) to convert the bench into a front-facing seat.
The designer put a deep thought about it as you can slide the back seat to allow the seater access while the front seat is adjusted forward. The downside is obviously if the front seat wants to recline at the maximum level that it left no room to the back seat passenger – something that parents likely need to deal with it.
That said, we seriously think the designer thought about everything – a stand-on platform at the back helps the older kid to stand even while moving, and it doubles as a footrest if they want to sit at the bench seat.
Overall, we think that Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller is a thoughtful stroller that parents can benefit immensely from it. Something, that you can purchase while expecting and use this beauty until they’re 6,7 years old.
A stroller that comes with a built-in MP3 speaker? We’re going to assume that this stroller is a big win for the kids; just imagine all of their nursery rhymes and YouTube videos can be played with loud audios from the speakers. That said, Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller is impressive in its own right.
The side-by-side configuration for the kids to seat comfortably next to each other, with the seats can be adjusted in multiple positions. Plus, we love that this stroller also comes with a wide canopy for ample sun and wind protection.
Keep in mind; this stroller is made for active parents that regularly jogs and the features are made accordingly. Of course, the features are not just for active moms; any parents that are always in a rush will benefit greatly with this model.
The stroller uses a five-point harness that you can adjust to fit accordingly. Once the kids are strapped in securely, you need to insert a pressure to release the clips – a big point to prevent the children from opening the harness accidentally.
Another unique feature is you can attach the stroller to either wrist (connected at the lower back frame) to prevent the stroller from moving/rolling away accidentally. Naturally, the break mechanism of this model is superb – activated by foot to keep the stroller stays stationary when coming to a stop.
Security features aside, this stroller is wonderfully comfortable to the seat, even for longer periods as the seat are generously padded (of course, we suspect the added MP3 speaker will distract and keep the kids content for a while). Ample storage underneath and parent tray that holds two cup holders at the top, we think Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller is perfect for active parents out there.
Another low-budget option that parents can consider before purchasing a double stroller Joovy Twin Roo+ Car Seat Stroller is perfect for parents looking for a super basic stroller during the first few months until you can change it up to a bigger stroller.
What we love is this stroller’s frame is quite sturdy and adaptable to most major car seats, though the downside is you need to purchase a separate car adapter (honestly, it’s a no-brainer to include them altogether). The seats are side-by-side for easy, quick access to them, and there’s a large basket attachment that you can store necessities for convenience, plus a parent tray that’s mounted under the push bar, with four cup holders and a niche to place your phone.
At a glance, the stroller is effortless to move around, with superb maneuverability even with such large wheelbases – suitable for hard, paved surfaces, instead of bumpy, rough terrain.
Folding the stroller is a breeze; it doesn’t take up much space that you can fit in like a suitcase. It’s quite flat and long, to be honest, similar to when you purchase flat-packed furniture from Ikea that won’t take up much space. This can be an issue if you have a compact-sized car, certain adjustments may be needed if you lean heavily to purchase this stroller.
All in all, Joovy Twin Roo+ Car Seat Strolleris a sturdy, no-frills stroller that needs to be on your radar for consideration. Indeed, a lot of users commented on how this stroller does the whole job easier and effortless, especially in the first few months where it’s considered to be the hardest for parents.
Considering the price we think that Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini Double Stroller is quite a decent stroller that you can consider – fits well from a newborn in 3,4 months to 4,5 years old.
The major point is the regular seats complete with recline position at multiple levels, starting from a near-flat position convenient for napping. Right at the seats vented cover tops attached to provide additional ventilation for a comfortable seat, combined with retractable covers that you can use to close the vents. And there are even two adjustable canopies that you can pull to provide full coverage while providing a convenient mesh window in the middle.
Compared with other strollers reviewed in this article, we noticed that Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini Double Stroller is significantly comfortable to seat for the little ones. Indeed, there’s a leg and footrest that covers all the way, although unfortunately, they’re not adjustable.
Sporting 8 inches all-terrain wheel that can handle on most terrain types and a front suspension to absorb the shakes and bumps for a smooth ride – a handy feature if your place has a lot of terrain types to consider. Movement is easy with super maneuverability, and the width is good enough to fit in most doorways, a big point for a double stroller in this category. As well as storing them is easy peasy thanks to their patented quick-fold technology.