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Best Double Strollers to Go Anywhere 2024

It's a cinch to take two little ones in tow with one of the best double strollers.

By Elizabeth Kadar
Best Double Strollers to Go Anywhere 2024

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Ready or not, here comes baby number two! Ask any second-time mom and she’ll totally tell you that even if your three-year-old loves to walk now, their legs suddenly won’t work once the baby is born (#facts). It’s also just a wise idea to invest in a double stroller for the sake of your poor back because you do enough heavy lifting around the house already.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a fancy wagon stroller to haul them (and all their stuff) to the beach this summer or just want a great lightweight double stroller for traveling cross-country, we’ve done the research to round up the best double strollers for getting out and about with two in tow.

What to look for in the best double strollers

The best double strollers are easy to maneuver, comfortable for both kiddos and suit your family’s lifestyle, be it cruising the city sidewalks or hitting the hiking trails near your house. They’re also exceptionally safe and aren’t a pain in the butt to fold up, which is important—trust us.

“To ensure you find a stroller that meets your unique needs, take some time to reflect on your lifestyle and how you expect to use your stroller as your family grows,” advises Alli Cavasino, CEO and co-founder of JoyLet, a premium baby and toddler gear rental company. Here are the must-haves you’ll want to keep in mind when shopping.

  • Ability to grow with your kiddos: Cavasino recommends checking the weight capacity and height limits for each seat and thinking about the ages or expected spacing between your children, as these limits will determine how long you can use the stroller. In my personal experience as a mom of three, the higher the weight and height limit of each seat, the better. And if you want to start using your stroller from birth, look for recline seats your newborn can safely sit in from the beginning or double strollers that allow you to use a bassinet or pop their carseat on with an adapter.
  • Style and configurations: Perhaps the biggest double stroller debate amongst parents is whether to go side by side or opt for a tandem stroller. While both styles definitely have their pros and cons, it comes down to how and where your family will use yours. “If you often navigate through narrow spaces, a tandem stroller may be a better choice,” says Cavasino. This style offers more seating configurations too, but can be much harder to maneuver overall. If you plan on putting in a lot of miles and have twins or similar-aged kids, a side-by-side is a no-brainer.
  • Size: Do you want something lightweight that you can use for travel or quick trips to the store, or a tank that will carry all the things and is great for all terrains too?
  • Storage space: With two kiddos, you’re going to schlep all the snacks, diapers, sippy cups and toys galore. The best double strollers have ample storage space to fit all the things. “In many cities, caregivers use their strollers like their car, carrying groceries, work essentials and more in addition to baby's belongings,” notes Cavasino.
  • Safety features: Because safety first, obvs. Cavasino recommends looking for strollers that come with the latest safety features such as five-point harnesses, brakes and snug leg openings for infants (so they can’t slip through). “Be careful of buying older models secondhand as these may not meet all current safety standards,” she warns. “A canopy with UV protection is a must, but many canopies offer enhanced features such as extensions, ventilation and peek-a-boo windows to check on your children without having to disturb them.”
  • Overall ease of use: A stroller that is easy to push and maneuver with your children in it is an absolute must. Try taking any double stroller you’re considering for a test drive to get a feel for how smooth and comfortable the ride is for everyone. Also, consider the weight and fold. “It should be comfortable for you to conduct frequent movements you expect to encounter, like lifting in and out of the car or carrying up the stairs of your apartment building,” says Cavasino. Things like adjustable handlebars, cup holders and multiple recline positions (hello, naps on the go!) can also make your life easier.

The best double strollers 2024

Best overall

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller

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If you’re searching for a double stroller with loads of versatility that can stylishly accommodate your growing family, look no further than the UPPAbaby Vista V2—a  super chic convertible option that gets rave reviews (an unheard-of 4.9 stars on Amazon!) from parents, passengers and passersby alike.

While it’s certainly an investment, it’s worth every penny considering you can customize it to create countless configurations, even taking a third kiddo along for the ride (with the PiggyBack ride-along board) down the road.

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Have twins? You can comfortably seat multiples in two bassinets or infant car seats. Older siblings can also catch a ride in the multi-recline toddler seat, facing mom and dad or looking out to view the world. Parents will appreciate that it comes fully loaded with all those little extras that make for a more pleasant push, such as shock-absorbing front and rear suspension, an adjustable handlebar to save your back and a foolproof wheel lock with a visual lock indicator.

It also features an impressive amount of storage space, holding up to 30 pounds of stuff, as well as an extendable, zip-out UPF 50 shade canopy to keep your more mature kid cool and extra protected from the sun.

Pros

  • Allows for multiple configurations
  • Can seat twins and children of varying ages
  • Removable and washable fabrics for easy cleaning
  • Extra large storage basket can hold up to 30 pounds
  • Extendable UPF 50 shade canopy for extra sun protection
  • Stands when folded for easy and compact storage
  • Super stylish design

Cons

  • The priciest option on our list but worth it for the high quality
  • Can be hard to push/maneuver with a heavy toddler in the bottom seat

Best value

Graco Ready2Grow LX 2.0 Double Stroller

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One of the best double strollers if you like options—or simply have a toddler who wants to be a baby one day and an older kid the next (you know how that goes). The Ready2Grow is easy on the wallet and the eyes, offering endless ways to ride, with two stroller seats, a bench seat and a standing platform to use depending on the day or their mood.

You can also pop two car seats on the frame for twins and go. Did we mention this brand makes our top-rated convertible car seat for 2023? It's true. We're obsessed—especially because the brand is surprisingly affordable.

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It folds up like a single stroller, which is perfect if you have limited trunk space or just don't need another kid thing taking over the garage. Perhaps greatest of all though is the generous, easy-access storage basket that reviewers note is huge, accommodating a diaper bag, purse and multiple lunchboxes all at once.

Other things to love are the full-size canopies for sun and wind protection and cup holders for both you and your more mature kiddo.

Pros

  • Superb value
  • So many ways for older kids to ride
  • Can accommodate two car seats, so it's great for twins
  • Folds up compact for storage
  • Huge storage basket that's easy to access
  • Comes with cup holders for you and your child

Cons

  • Upper seat doesn't recline
  • Handlebar can't be adjusted to your height

Best umbrella

Summer Infant 3Dlite Double Stroller

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If you need a great but affordable double stroller for Grandma's or just to keep in the back of your trunk for quick errands, you can't go wrong with the Summer Infant 3Dlite. Like its namesake, it's super lightweight at only 21.4 pounds with a convenient carry handle and an auto lock, making it a breeze to lift and load all by yourself.

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Standout features include individually-reclining seats for when one kiddo wants to snooze while the other is wide awake, as well as dual adjustable canopies with flip-out sun visors for especially bright days. There's also a surprising amount of storage space, with two separate and large storage baskets beneath the seats plus two rear storage pockets to hold parent essentials.

Oh, and we're so into the a cup holder for to-go drinks. It's perfect for holding your 40-ounce Stanley Cup dupe.

With each seat accommodating a child up to 50 pounds, you're sure to get lots of longevity out of this double umbrella stroller.

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Each seat holds up to 50 pounds
  • Affordable
  • Individually reclining seats
  • Adjustable sun canopies
  • Lots of storage space

Cons

  • Handlebar can't be adjusted to your height
  • Can't be used from birth, only 6 months+

Best travel

UppaBaby GLink Double Stroller

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While a heavy-duty double stroller is great for everyday use, if you’re a frequent flier, something lightweight and easily portable is a must for on the go. The UPPAbaby GLink scores major points with second-time parents thanks to smart design elements like a carry handle.

A lightweight aluminum frame and super simple folding make it ideal for zipping through the airport with ease. At only 28.5 inches wide, you’ll have no trouble fitting through doors or navigating city sidewalks either. Both seats independently recline and have their own extra large, multi-paneled canopies (with pop-out UPF 50+ sun shades). Fold and unfold in a matter of seconds.

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Plus, if your children are on two totally different schedules, it’s no issue. It can fit little ones as tiny as three months old, all the way up to 55 pounds per seat, which is at least through kindergarten, if not longer. We think it's one of the best travel strollers for twins, too.

Pros

  • Excellent for travel
  • Well-priced
  • Individually reclining seats to accommodate different nap schedules
  • Multi-paneled canopies with UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Narrow design at only 28.5 inches wide
  • Lightweight aluminum frame with carry handle for travel
  • Easy and fast fold
  • Can use from three-months-old all the way up to 55 pounds per seat

Cons

  • Medium-sized wheels are great for pavement but not well-suited for other terrains

Best wagon

Evenflo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon

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This all-terrain option topped our list of the best wagon strollers (over 4,500 5-star reviews!) for so many reasons. It’s super well-priced and incredibly convenient for park outings, trips to the zoo, beach, aquarium, theme parks and more. And it can be used from the time your second child is born with a car seat adapter or a car seat you can purchase separately.

We love that this double travel stroller seats kiddos up to 55 pounds. It’s great if you have an age gap between children but still want a fun (and bigger kid-friendly) double stroller for when your older one gets tired (which they will).

Speaking of seating, there’s a toddler seat that can be purchased too, allowing for lots of different seating configurations and flexibility as your family grows.

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The best part? It comes with plenty of storage space, inside and out, to give your hands a much-needed break. UPF 50+ sun canopies keep little ones shaded on sunny days, and the included snack tray makes munching on the go (kids’ all-time fave) possible—it’s also a great way to divide siblings prone to annoying each other.

Push the Pivot just like a regular double stroller or simply flip the adjustable-height handlebar to pull it like a wagon. It folds up easily and doesn’t take a ton of space when folded, for those concerned about storage space.

Pros

  • Great value
  • Ample storage space
  • Option to push it or pull it
  • Adjustable-height handlebar
  • Car seat-compatible
  • Flexible seating options to grow with your family
  • Canopies, snack tray and storage basket included
  • Seats kids up to 55 pounds

Cons

  • May be tough for taller kiddos to sit under the canopy
  • Car seat adapter and toddler seat sold separately

Best double jogging stroller

Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller

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Honestly, I can't say enough good things about the Thule Urban Glide. It's one of the best double strollers, whether you're a runner or not. True to its name, the push is incredibly smooth and it almost feels like you're gliding as you go, which is great because jogging with two kids is def not for the weak—the Thule makes it feel effortless though.

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Few double strollers offer as much. The handlebar is easily adjustable so you can find the perfect fit for a comfortable run, and it has an integrated twist hand brake to keep you and your little ones safe on hilly terrain. There's also a wrist strap that serves as an emergency brake since you can never be too careful.

It's packed with plenty of comfort features for the kiddos too—from multi-position canopies with breezy side-ventilated windows to individually-reclining seats—so they stay fuss-free while you get your work out on. A large storage basket with a zippered cover offers loads of space for stashing snacks, water bottles, toys and more to keep 'em occupied and happy (and you hydrated).

There's also a rear mesh pocket and two more mesh pockets for extra storage. I love using ours for easy cruising on grass, wood chip trails and even just around town. Pushing it up steep hills with two tired, heavy toddlers isn't terrible either, whereas in my other best double strollers it's nearly impossible unless I make one kiddo hop out.

Pros

  • Ideal for long walks, jogging or just about any other adventure
  • Large rear wheels and suspension system make for a super-smooth ride for children and parents
  • Adjustable-height handlebar
  • Large, covered storage basket to keep items secure while jogging
  • Individually-reclining seats for on-the-go naps
  • Multi-position canopies with side-ventilation windows
  • Integrated twist hand brake for extra safety
  • Folds compact thanks to sleep design
  • Easy to maneuver

Cons

  • Expensive but the quality is exceptional
  • Many accessories are sold separately

FAQs

What are the best double strollers for Disney?

While we love a good wagon stroller for most theme parks, you'll have to leave yours at home if you're heading to Disney. The good news is: double strollers are allowed but must be no larger than 31” (79 cm) wide and 52” (132 cm) long to bring to the park.

We suggest choosing a super lightweight and easily portable stroller for Disney, as you'll need to fold it fast to get on and off trams. It should be easy to navigate in a crowd and have a good storage basket to stow water, snacks, jackets, diapers and more. Oh, and seats that recline for mid-day naps for your little ones are a must.

What is the best double stroller for an infant and toddler to share?

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This totally depends on your preferences. Some parents find that they prefer the superior maneuverability of a side-by-side stroller that can be used from birth with an older sibling, while other families find that a tandem double stroller with lots of seating configurations—and that's compatible with their infant car seat—better suits their lifestyle.

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This article was originally published on May 16, 2023

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