A Small Double Buggy That’s Easy to Push One-Handed and Carry Up and Down Stairs

If you’re looking to purchase a light double stroller that is easy to push with one hand, and then take up and down stairs This is the perfect model.

It has two fixed seats and can be configured with the possibility of up to 30 seating configurations (including triple!). Both seats are UPF 50+ canopy that has peekaboo windows.

Size

The Joovy Kooper X2 double stroller is a side-by side double stroller. It can hold two children up to 50lbs. Its seats are more generously bigger than those of other lightweight double stroller [source for this article] double strollers, and the canopies have nice-sized SPF 50 sunshades with windows that peek out. Other features that are important include one-parent cup holders and a large, self-standing basket that can accommodate up to 25 pounds; swing-away bars for children to get into and out of their seats; and swivel lock front wheels for better manoeuvrability on tough terrain. It is a great option for urban and suburban families. It is also baby-friendly with two sets that include a wedgie for a lie-flat position.

Weight

The weight of a double buggy is one the most important factors that determine how easy it is to push. In general, a buggy that is light will be easier to lift and carry however, it may not have as much suspension to deal with bumps and uneven terrain.

The majority of double buggies have the capacity to hold a maximum weight for each seat and some have overall frame weight limits which is why it’s essential to know the specifics of each model prior to you buy. Some models fold with seats removed to make them smaller and lighter, which can be useful when storage space is at the limit.

The tri-fold doubles tend to be the lightest of models since only one hand is required to lift the lower and back sections. They’re also narrower than side-by-side buggies, making them a good choice to fit through doorways. The iCandy Geo 3 is one of the lightest tri-fold doubles available on the market. It can comfortably accommodate twins or a baby and toddler.

Tandem buggies begin as a single pushchair but come with adapters to accommodate a second seat, carrycot or car seat, making them the ideal choice for expanding families. Some, such as the iCandy Orange offer over 30 different seating configurations, so they can adapt to your family as high as a 3rd child. Doubles are heavier than tri-folds but because the weight is evenly dispersed, they are more comfortable to maneuver.

Folding

The best small compact double stroller buggies fold up easily in a matter of minutes. Our Lab experts appreciate this feature as it helps them to fit the buggies in the back of their car and also save storage space when they are not in use. The Joovy Kooper X2 for example has straps that can be pulled up over each seat and the entire thing folds down. Even our most experienced testers could do this tri-fold in just one hand.

The lightweight Delta Children LX side by side is another great choice for a double buggies. Its lightweight weight is an advantage but its main features are including large pop-out canopy with SPF 50 and peekaboo windows; swing-away bars that help children to climb into and out of the seats; and reclined seating and leg rests for smaller kids.

Manoeuvrability

One of the most important aspects to take into consideration when selecting the right size double buggy is its maneuverability especially how it is easy to move around with both children on board. Some pushchairs, for instance the iCandy Orange with its ‘cinema seating’ (where the back seat is elevated) are better at this than others.

This is where narrow tandem buggies as well as side-by-side designs can come in handy. However, these can be slightly longer overall and can be tricky to navigate through doors.

The UPPAbaby Vista 2 is an excellent example of this, because it’s a comparatively small pushchair that allows two seats to be added and – importantly – an ‘piggyback’-style board that can carry a third child.

Other smaller, three-wheeled models such as the phil&teds Dot are extremely agile, particularly with its clever ‘dot kits’ that turns it into an inline buggy. This has a couple of different seating options for children of varying ages and even allows the front seat to be rotated to face parents for ultimate face-to-face time. It also comes with a fantastic storage basket that is easy to fold. A great choice for families that are growing!

Comfort

Parents can keep both children in sight at the park, grocery store, or any other place with narrow tandem buggies or side-byside buggies. These lightweight doubles can accommodate two children up to 50 lbs per seat and come with large pop-out canopy, which extends enough to provide real shade with peekaboo windows and padded leg rests for children to kick back and relax. They also come with cup holders that can be reversible and placed on the seatback. They also have an individual cup holder for parents, plus a large underseat basket.

Add the phil&teds Double Kit to your dot buggy if you are beginning with an expanding family. It transforms it into a double-inline stroller, which is great for both newborns and toddlers. The clever 3-wheel design makes for easy kerb popping and superior maneuverability, and the sling seat provides an excellent opportunity for infants to bond with their parents. As your children get older, simply switch the sling to an infant car seat adapter and you’re good to go. You’re ready to go on your next adventure with a deluxe travel bag and rain cover!

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