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Traveling with kids can be tricky, especially for families with two or more children. That’s why double strollers are absolutely worth it — and since a lot of strollers are now designed to grow with your kids, they can make a good investment, too. At the Good Housekeeping Institute, our product experts test baby strollers based on factors like maneuverability, ease of pushing and turning, stability, how comfortable the handlebars are and the amount of storage space available.

The double strollers below were handpicked by our Lab experts based on top brand performance and rave user reviews. Whether you’re looking for a double stroller for Disney World or a lightweight stroller for jogging, these are the best double strollers of 2022:

Our top picks

  • Best Overall Double Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double
  • Best Value Double Stroller: Delta Children City Street LX Stroller
  • Best Double Stroller for Newborn and ToddlerUPPAbaby Vista 2 Stroller
  • Best Side-by-Side Double Stroller: Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo
  • Best Tandem Stroller: Nuna Demi Grow Stroller
  • Best Double Stroller for Travel: UPPAbaby G-Link 2 Stroller
  • Best Double Stroller for Disney: Zoe The Twin+
  • Best Double Stroller for Older Kids: Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller
  • Best Jogging Double Stroller: Bob Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie
  • Best All-Terrain Double Stroller: EvenFlo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller

BEST OVERALL DOUBLE STROLLER

City Mini GT2 Double

Our Lab experts love City Mini’s new GT2 design because it shares all the best features of the original GT model, but now also includes peek-a-boo windows with magnetic closure and an adjustable leg area so your child can rest her legs comfortably. It is newly compatible with City Mini’s double pram, which can be attached to the stroller (making it easier than ever to move your sleeping baby from stroller to car without waking her up).

The stroller’s Forever Air rubber tires and all-wheel suspension provide “uncompromised agility” for any terrain, according to the brand, and our Lab tests likewise show this to be true. Our testing also showed it to be super simple to fold. Our lead tester’s family particularly appreciated the adjustable handlebar, suitable for her at 5’3″ and her 6’1″ husband!

  • Child weight limit: 50 pounds per seat, 114 pounds total
  • Ages: 0 months and up
  • Dimensions: ‎40.7 x 29.25 x 42.25 inches
  • Stroller weight: 36.5 pounds

Pros

  • All-wheel suspension and rubber tires good for all terrain
  • Peek-a-boo windows with magnetic closure
  • Compatible with City Mini’s double pram for sleeping babies

Take Note

  • No kids tray

BEST VALUE DOUBLE STROLLER

City Street LX Side-by-Side Stroller

This umbrella pick is one of the more popular strollers on Amazon, boasting over 2,900 reviews and a 4.5 star rating. It only weighs about 18 pounds, yet can accommodate nearly four times its weight. Our analysts found that the lightweight frame made the stroller easy to fold, and found it to be very easy to maneuver. Our lead tester’s husband, along with other online reviewers, have complained about the handle placement being too low, which may not be ideal for taller parents. Also take note that the canopy is quite small, so in sunny spots you’ll likely want to get an extra canopy.

  • Child weight limit: 35 pounds per seat, 70 pounds total
  • Ages: 6 months and up
  • Dimensions: ‎33.7 x 21.2 x 40.3 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎21.4 pounds

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Lightweight and easy to fold

Take Note

  • Small canopies offer minimal sun coverage

MOST VERSATILE DOUBLE STROLLER

VISTA V2 Stroller

Whether you have one child or three, this stroller can transition from birth through toddlerhood with the bassinet, an additional child in the rumble seat and even a third with the attachable kickstand. An updated version of the classic Vista model, this stroller features an extendable canopy and a no-rethread harness, which our Lab experts love since it makes readjusting straps more convenient. Testers loved that it offers a reversible seat so you can have your babies parent-facing or face the outside world, interchangeably. Our experts say to keep in mind that folding, lifting and storing the stroller is a bit cumbersome and requires a little extra effort compared to lightweight strollers.

  • Child weight limit: 20 pounds for bassinet, 50 pounds for toddler seat
  • Ages: 0 months and up for bassinet, 3 months and up for toddler seat
  • Dimensions: ‎25.5 x 37 x 39.5 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎26.75 pounds

Pros

  • Transitions from birth through toddlerhood with various seat options
  • No rethread harness for easily adjustable straps

Take Note

  • Cumbersome to fold, lift and store with various attachments

BEST SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE STROLLER

Donkey 3 Duo

Bugaboo is another top-performing brand well-loved by our Lab experts, but it’s on the pricier side. The Donkey Duo 3 features a side-by-side seat and bassinet, yet it’s designed to fit through standard doorways. Our city-based testers can confirm it was able to get in and out of stores and restaurants without issue! In our tests, we found that the big swivel wheels make for a smoother ride, and the adjustable handlebar appeals to parents and guardians of different heights. The stroller can be converted to a two-wheel position to navigate through trickier terrains like sand or snow.

  • Child weight limit: 48.5 pounds per seat
  • Ages: 0 – 4 years
  • Dimensions: ‎32.2 x 29.1 x 33.4 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎33 pounds

Pros

  • Side-by-side seat and bassinet
  • Fits through standard doorways
  • Can convert to two-wheel position for rough terrain or weather

Take Note

  • Pricier than other options

BEST TANDEM STROLLER

Demi Grow Double

Nuna strollers are popular among online reviewers and our Lab experts. The Demi Grow in particular can be converted to 23 different configurations (some require separate attachments), but we love that it features a narrower, tandem style as pictured. Each seat includes a drape canopy, a mesh ventilation panel and padded leg cushions for extra support. The stroller offers three-position recline for napping. Reviewers say the stroller is easy to push, but one warns it takes up more space when folded.

  • Child weight limit: 50 pounds per seat
  • Ages: 0 months and up with bassinet, 6 months and up stroller seat
  • Dimensions: ‎39.5 x 24 x 43.5 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎27.4 pounds
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Pros

  • Converts into 23 configurations
  • Narrow, tandem style
  • Three-position seat recline with leg support

Take Note

  • On the pricier side

BEST DOUBLE STROLLER FOR TRAVEL

G-Link 2 Stroller

The G-Link 2 is another lightweight umbrella-style double stroller, weighing in at 22 pounds. It features multi-position reclining seats and UPF 50+ sunshades that extend for nap time. In our tests, we loved how easy it is to fold and unfold the stroller, but it’s hard to stand upright when folded. Parents can take advantage of the included travel handle, for use when folded, for easier transport.

  • Child weight limit: 55 pounds per seat, 127 pounds total
  • Ages: 3 months and up
  • Dimensions: ‎27.5 x 28.5 x 42 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎22.3 pounds

Pros

  • Weighs just 22 pounds
  • Easy to fold and comes with travel handle

Take Note

  • Harder to maneuver than other options

BEST DOUBLE STROLLER FOR DISNEY

The Twin+

Reviewers find this stroller convenient to use at the airport and for trips to theme parks. It’s super lightweight at just 19 pounds, folds down easily and fits through standard doorways. And, according to the brand, this stroller meets Disney requirements. One reviewer who ended up bringing it to Disney said, “It folds, by far, more compact than any other double on the market,” and that it was “a breeze” to set up and carry. The brand also makes a similar stroller with three seats for toddlers that our team found quite innovative!

  • Child weight limit: 45 pounds per seat, 90 pounds total
  • Ages: 3 months and up
  • Dimensions: ‎40.25 x 29 x 33 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎19 pounds

Pros

  • Weighs less than 20 pounds
  • Folds easily and compactly
  • Meets Disney stroller requirements

Take Note

  • Not great for rougher terrain

BEST DOUBLE STROLLER FOR OLDER KIDS

Caboose Ultralight Sit-and-Stand Stroller

Joovy strollers have been proven to perform well in our Lab tests — the brand is known for making lightweight strollers that are easy to navigate. For this particular model, one child sits in the forward-facing seat while an older child can sit or stand on the rear platform or bench seat. The canopy even extends so both children can be covered and protected from the sun. Online reviewers say they love using this stroller for trips with toddlers of different ages. “Considering the combined weight of both my children, this stroller was easy to maneuver around,” says a reviewer.

  • Child weight limit: 45 pounds per seat, 90 pounds total
  • Ages: 3 months and up or from birth with car seat adapter
  • Dimensions: ‎25.6 x 23.6 x 46.5 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎22 pounds

Pros

  • One child in seat and one child on rear platform
  • Extendable canopy covers both children

Take Note

  • 90 pound weight limit is light for two older kids

BEST DOUBLE STROLLER FOR JOGGING

Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie

This double stroller is a top choice for joggers for a few reasons: It features mountain bike-style suspension, which the brand says helps for a smoother ride when changing terrains. Reviewers have agreed on this claim, though they note that this stroller is heavier than similar competitors. The stroller also includes ten storage pockets, perfect for stashing all baby gear for on the go. The seats are designed with compression padding for the kids, and the extra-large UPF 50+ canopies feature peek-through windows.

  • Child weight limit: 50 pounds per seat, 100 pounds total
  • Ages: 0 months and up with infant car seat, 2 months and up in stroller seat
  • Dimensions: 48 x 30.5 x 45 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎33.1 pounds

Pros

  • Mountain bike-style suspension for smoother ride
  • 10 storage pockets

Take Note

  • Heavier than other options

BEST WAGON STROLLER

Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller

Depending on the parents’ preference, the Pivot Xplore can transform from stroller to wagon and back simply by flipping the handle. Each seat features a protective canopy cover, plus there’s a child tray in the middle for two to share snacks and toys. The wagon also accepts toddler or car seats (sold separately) plus plenty of storage room. Reviewers like that this wagon is more affordable than other wagons. In our tests, we found babies and toddlers alike enjoy the setup of facing a sibling or friend, and we found that older children can hop in and out without a problem.

  • Child weight limit: 55 pounds per seat, 120 pounds total
  • Ages: 6 months and up
  • Dimensions: ‎27 x 39 x 45 inches
  • Stroller weight: ‎34.7 pounds

Pros

  • Transforms from stroller to wagon
  • Good value for under $300

Take Note

  • Not for newborns; minimum age is 6 months
  • Bulky design

How we test strollers

The Good Housekeeping Institute’s engineering and parenting pros have reviewed over two dozen double strollers. We ask manufacturers to provide American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) certification to verify that its stroller passed ASTM’s safety standards. We then perform in-Lab and at-home tests to look at maneuverability, ease of pushing and turning, stability, ease of reclining the stroller, ease of getting the babies in and out of the stroller, ergonomics for the parents pushing the stroller, storage space and more. To accomplish this, we push the strollers over varied terrain, over pavement, grass, dirt and cobblestone and we make obstacle courses to see effort required and stability capabilities.

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Here, you can see how we check for pinch points, which could cause accidents. We identify potentially hazardous finger hot spots by placing a test probe or pencil between the frames and hinges of the hoods. If the probe came into contact with the hinges or frame and prevented the hood from fully folding or unfolding, the stroller is considered hazardous.

Do you really need a double stroller?

If you’re going to be schlepping around more than one kiddo, many parents find a double stroller to be a great investment. Ever tried to push two separate strollers at one time? We don’t recommend.

Double strollers are great for keeping little ones accounted for and help save space in your car and while you’re on the go. With narrow tandem stroller designs or versatile side-by-side buggies that help you keep an eye on everyone at the same time, you can brave the grocery aisle, park and anywhere else with only one set of hands.

And for those who have an older kid on the cusp of walking on their own, or who want the flexibility of having a single stroller as well, many double strollers offer the option to remove one of the seats when not in use, so you don’t have to worry about buying both a single and a double stroller separately.

Which double stroller is best?

This depends on your circumstance. For instance, do you have an infant and a toddler? Or perhaps you have twins who constantly yank on each other’s hair, and you want a stroller with more separation to prevent that. Here are a few types of double strollers to know about before shopping:

  • Side-by-side stroller: This is the traditional double stroller style. As the name suggests, the stroller seats are lined up right next to each other. This is a great option if you want to keep an eye on both children at once, especially if they’re in the early infancy stage. Keep in mind that side-by-side strollers are wider and often more difficult to squeeze through narrow spaces, like doorways and store aisles.
  • Tandem stroller: Infants and toddlers often face forward in this stroller, one in back of the other. These strollers often fold down more compactly and show better maneuverability, and are therefore usually more convenient for travel. It’s also a great option for kids who tend to steal each others’ snacks or don’t get along.
  • Sit-and-stand stroller: Families with a newborn and an older child can most benefit from this style of stroller. It typically includes a rear platform or seat for an older child to ride along in the back. These double strollers make a great choice for big toddlers, who can easily hop on and off the backseat.
  • Wagon stroller: These make great alternatives to double strollers — they provide a push and pull mechanism that other strollers lack. Wagon strollers still feature storage pockets, harnesses and even snack trays for convenience.

What to look for when shopping for the best double stroller

Before shopping for a double stroller, keep in mind that different types offer unique features and it’s important to base your decision on what your family specifically needs. Here’s what to keep in mind:

  • Car seat compatibility: While most strollers today are car seat compatible, always double-check the user guide to make sure (most need car seat adapters or only work with certain brands).
  • Size and maneuverability: Are you hoping to take your little ones with you while jogging? Do you need something that can easily fit through narrow doorways? Are you in a crowded city or open suburb? Depending on your answers, you’ll need something that does well on rough terrain, can easily fit through narrow spaces or can catch those corners and turn on a dime.
  • Convertibility: Unless you have twins, there’s most likely going to come a time when you only need to push one kid around. Convertible strollers let you remove or add seats at your convenience, so your double stroller can magically transform into a single. Convertible strollers are great for a growing family, but tend to cost more than other models and are not as practical for a set of twins.
  • Purpose: Consider the purpose for your double stroller before deciding which model to purchase. Are you planning a trip to Disney or just looking for something that your older kid can hop on the back of when they get a little tired? Make sure your stroller fits your lifestyle, or even the best model won’t be what you’re looking for.
  • Your children’s ages: Make sure that your children are in the right age range, weight and height brackets to ensure their safety. If you have two infants, an infant and a toddler, or are just planning on more children in the future, different models are better for different ages.

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