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Double stroller review

We test 55 double strollers and toddler platforms in the CHOICE labs, including models from Baby Jogger, Steelcraft, Phil & Teds and more.
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01.Introduction

Double strollers review

We test 55 double strollers and toddler platforms priced from $199 to $1098 in the CHOICE labs.

Our testing can help you to:

Why buy a double stroller?

If you have twins, or a baby and toddler close in age, a two-seat stroller could be just what you need for getting the kids from A to B. There are three main options: side-by-side, tandem (with front and rear seats), and single-seaters with a toddler seat added. You can also get a toddler platform that attaches to the rear of the stroller for a child to stand on. We've tested several of each type.

Video: How we test strollers

See how we put our strollers through their paces. Not all of them make it out alive.

Safety first

As with our testing of single-seat strollers, we test double strollers to the 2013 version of the Australian standard AS/NZS 2088, the most recent version. We think it's the safest.  For this reason these results aren't directly comparable with previous double stroller tests based on earlier versions of the standard.

However, you don't need to stop using strollers that we've previously recommended based on the older standard. Mandatory requirements are still based on the 2000 version, but we believe the 2013 standard improves on safety, and we hope by basing our recommendations on this version, we'll encourage the industry to do likewise and encourage the regulatory bodies to update the mandatory requirements to the latest standard.

For more information on Kids' travel products, see our Babies and kids section.

Brands and models tested

  • Baby Jogger City Mini Double #
  • Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double
  • Baby Jogger City Select
  • Baby Love Tandem Lite #
  • BOB Revolution SE Duallie
  • Bumbleride Indie Twin #
  • Chicco Cortina Together
  • Chicco Echo Twin
  • Childcare Twin Rover XT
  • Childcare Two Up
  • Love N Care Push-N-Go Duo #
  • Love N Care Tango with toddler seat
  • Love N Care Twingo BP 9760
  • Mountain Buggy Duet
  • Mountain Buggy Duet MB2 #
  • Out'n'About Nipper 360° Double #
  • Peg Perego Carrello Duette SW with Duette Pop-Up #
  • Phil & Teds Dot with Inline double kit for Dot
  • Phil & Teds Navigator with Inline Double Kit
  • Phil & Teds Navigator with Inline Double Kit V2 (2014 version) #
  • Steelcraft Agile Twin
  • Steelcraft Strider Compact + Second Seat
  • Steelcraft Strider Plus (3-wheel) with second seat
  • Valco Baby Evo 2 for two
  • Valco Baby Snap Duo #
  • Valco Baby Zee with Valco Joey toddler seat

# Newly tested

Toddler platforms tested

  • Baby Jogger Glider Board
  • Bugaboo Wheeled Board (with adapter)
  • Joolz Footboard
  • Kid-Sit 151003 
  • Lascal Buggy Board Basic 
  • Lascal Maxi Buggy Board
  • Mountain Buggy Freerider (with connector 1) 
  • Phil & Teds Freerider (with connector 2)
  • Silver Cross Surf Board 
  • Valco Baby EZ Rider
  • Valco Baby Hitch Hiker

Previously tested:

  • Baby Jogger City Mini Double
  • Babylove Twin Odyssey
  • Bootiq Ruby Duo
  • Childcare Twin Rover
  • Joovy Caboose
  • Love N Care Europa
  • Maclaren Twin Techno
  • Marco Sky L
  • Mothercare Vesta Twin
  • Mothers Choice Deux Diamond
  • Mother's Choice Twin Le Xross
  • Mountain Buggy Duo
  • Mountain Buggy Duet (2012 version)
  • Peg Perego Aria Twin
  • Phil & Teds Sport Buggy and Inline Double Kit
  • Steelcraft Strider Plus
  • Valco Double Delight
  • Zuzu Evolution

How we test

Safety Our test is based on the Australian standard for strollers, AS/NZS 2088:2013. Our testers check that:

  • harness straps are adjustable and of adequate length
  • the child is securely restrained
  • folding mechanisms are safe and secure  
  • there are no sharp edges or possible entrapment points for little fingers or limbs – or for yours.

They also test the stability of the stroller and that the brakes work well. 

Durability They put the strollers on our “rolling road” rig for 64 hours at a speed of 5km/h, as per the Australian standard. All the strollers are also attached to a machine that continuously simulates the action of mounting a kerb. These tests show whether anything breaks, falls off or stops working properly after regular use. 

Ease of use They check adjustments, such as reclining functions and the safety harness, and various activities such as loading and unloading the basket, using the brakes and locking the front wheel. They fold and unfold the strollers, push them over rough terrain, up and down stairs and through doorways, and even test how easily they fit into the boot of a family car.

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