What to Look For in a Double Travel Buggy

A compact side-byside with tiny footprint (for use in public transport and narrow doors). Add seats or a carrycot (with adaptors) to increase the size of the frame for kids up to 50lbs per seat.

A budget-friendly, basic double pushchair with car seat with front and rear suspension to take care of uneven surfaces, a huge storage basket and a padded handlebar for parents with different heights.

Size

In general, double pushchairs Double are wider than single models – particularly when they’re side-by-side buggies like the Kolcraft Geo 3 and UPPAbaby Vista 2. The good thing is that this extra width allows them to accommodate heavier children without straining the chassis. Other features that make them stand out: large pop-out canopies with SPF 50 protection and peekaboo windows with swivel lock front wheels to help navigate tight spaces like shopping aisles, a cup holder for one parent and a clever fold mechanism that is one-handed. The 10-inch wheels are not built for rough terrain, but they can handle city streets and theme park rides quite well.

In terms of cost these kinds of lightweight buggies, which are side-by-side, are surprisingly affordable.

Weight

The lighter a double-buggy is the easier it will be to move and lift. The Joie Evalite Duo is a great option if you need to be mindful of weight. It’s the lightest of our Lab tests, but it still has plenty of features, such as nice-sized pop-out canopies with SPF 50 and windows that peek out; a quick-release fold that can be folded flat in a matter of minutes; four-wheel suspension to take on rough terrain and an swivel front wheel that makes navigating narrow aisles in supermarkets and shops easy. It’s also super-affordable at just over PS1,000. It can also carry twins or a baby and toddler with the purchase of an additional’sidepack’.

Flexibility

A good double buggy can provide a lot of flexibility, no matter if you have twins or two toddlers or a baby. Narrow tandem buggies are great for navigating tight spaces, while side-byside models will keep your children well-cared for and help you to keep an eye on them while you go to the grocery store or park. They also come with a wide variety of seat configurations that allow you to modify the seat as your children grow, and some even offer the option of adding an extra ride-on board or car seat.

The Joie Evalite duo is an excellent illustration. It can hold two seats or a car seat and its adaptors that are easy to use allow you to change from a single seat to a double in just a few seconds. It has a large pop-out canopy sunshade with UPF 50+ protection, adjustable legrests and the window that peeks out from both seats. A standing fold is easy to perform and fast.

The iCandy Peach tri-fold buggy is another alternative. Their slim frames are perfect for narrow aisles and doors, while they are able to accommodate twins or a baby and a big kid thanks to the addition of UPPAbaby’s “PiggyBack’ board (which is available separately). The basket is generous and includes all the accessories including raincovers and liner.

Tandem buggies are usually designed with your children seated together. This can make them more stable and easy to push on uneven surfaces, but they can be a challenge to maneuver up and over kerbs. They have a bigger footprint than a single seater and can be too large to fit through doors.

Comfort

One of the more comfortable and lightweight doubles we’ve tried This buggy comes with elevated stadium-style seating for both seats, so your kids can enjoy the view; large UPF 50+ canopy with peekaboo windows; a padded toddler seat and an additional RumbleSeat, which has an adjustable leg and foot rests; and the cup holder that is single-parent. Testers love the way that the seats recline independently by pressing a lever under each seat, and say that the straps are easy to fasten and unfasten with one hand. The handle is easy to turn, making it simple to fold. It also stores with the backrest up for easy access.

This is the perfect choice for families who want to grow with their children. It is available in a variety of configurations, including 30. It can hold twins with a toddler as well as three children with the ‘PiggyBack board’. Its spacious shopping basket and soft suspension makes it ideal on kerbs and in the city too. It’s also reasonably priced. BabyGearLab recommends this to youngsters up to the age of six.

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