Calling all parents looking for a double buggy, pushchair or pram this summer! We’ve analysed which double, twin and tandem pushchairs are popular with parents from the most viewed reviews on our website and compiled a top 10.
Number one is the Silver Cross Wave double. It was the most visited double buggy review on Which.co.uk in the six months leading up to 15 August 2018. In second place is the Mountain Buggy Duet v3 double and following up in third place is the Baby Jogger City Mini GT double. Fourth and fifth places fall to the Uppababy Vista 2017 double and the Babystyle Oyster Max double 2.
Read on for more on our top five or find out what other models made it into our 10 popular double pushchairs for 2018.
Top five double pushchair reviews
Each pushchair below is ranked in popularity based on the number of visitors to its individual review at which.co.uk between 15 February – 15 August 2018.
1) Silver Cross Wave double – from £1,100
The Silver Cross Wave double launched in 2017. This popular single-to-double pushchair gives parents the flexibility of being able to choose between single mode and double. It’s travel system-compatible, the seats are reversible and it’s suitable from birth with the supplied carrycot.
Silver Cross claims there are 16 carrycot, pushchair and car seat configurations available with the Wave, offering versatility to parents with twins, or a baby and a toddler. Prices start at £1,100 (at the time of writing) for the pushchair, along with a carrycot and car seat, but you’ll need to shell out a further £250 for another seat unit or £275 for a second carrycot, so it can add up. Read our Silver Cross Wave double review to find out if it’s worth the investment.
2) Mountain Buggy Duet v3 double – £599
The big selling point of the Mountain Buggy Duet v3 double is its compact size. This all-terrain pushchair has two side-by-side seats, yet Mountain Buggy says it’s the same width as a single. It’s travel system-compatible, has a useful handbrake for extra control when going down slopes, and an adjustable handlebar for a more comfortable drive.
Mountain Buggy says that the seat units can lie flat, so this pushchair is suitable from birth, or there’s a Duet carrycot that will set you back £139. Take a look at the Mountain Buggy Duet v3 double review to see if this pushchair deserves its position as the second most-popular double pushchair review on Which.co.uk.
3) Baby Jogger City Mini GT double – £650
The Baby Jogger City Mini GT double is the old girl on the double buggy block. It first launched back in 2012. Similarly to the Duet v3 double, it has all-terrain wheels, an adjustable handlebar and a handbrake. The seats lie flat, so it can be used from birth, but it can’t be used with a carrycot or car seat.
Twin pushchairs can be heavy and cumbersome, but the City Mini GT double is designed to be lightweight and easy to use, with Baby Jogger claiming quick-fold technology that allows parents to fold the stroller with only one hand. Check out the Baby Jogger City Mini GT double review to see if this double buggy lives up to all of its claims and what our pushchair experts found.
4) Uppababy Vista 2017 double – from £929
Uppababy launched an improved version of the Vista in 2017. It’s a convertible single-to-double travel system pushchair which has been around for a number of years. The latest iteration is half a kilo lighter and 2.5cm narrower than the previous Vista, which should in theory make it easier to transport your children around town and navigate through narrow doorways.
It’s suitable to use from birth if you use the supplied carrycot and if you buy it as a double it comes with two sets of adaptors, making it suitable for two toddlers, a baby and a toddler, or twin babies. Or you can buy it as a single and convert it to a double at a later date, in which case you’d need to buy the upper and lower adaptors separately. Visit the Uppababy Vista 2017 double review to see if it’s an ideal choice for your expanding family.
5) Babystyle Oyster Max double 2 – £555
The Babystyle Oyster Max double 2 is billed as ‘one stroller, many combinations’. It boasts a massive 25 combinations for car seats, carrycots, seat units and it’s also compatible with a buggy board for older passengers. The seats are said to be lie flat and reversible, so your children can be world or parent facing.
Double buggies can be tricky to use due to their weight and bulk, so we had our parent testers take the Oyster Max double2 around our specially-designed obstacle course as part of our testing. Find out if it impressed, or whether it was a struggle to push, by taking a look at our Babystyle Oyster Max double 2 review.
Double buggy Don’t Buys
A double pushchair is an investment: the average cost of those currently on sale that we’ve reviewed comes in at £645.
Double pushchairs need be able to take the weight of two children, and be sturdy enough for you to navigate over different terrain, as well as manoeuvre around corners and tip up kerbs.
While we’ve found some really excellent double pushchairs, a number of doubles we’ve tested didn’t last through our tough testing, which means that the products may not be as durable as they should be.
We’ve uncovered three Don’t Buy double pushchairs which we wouldn’t advise buying. In two instances the handlebar snapped during handle-strength tests, and another had harness issues.
Find out more about our safety and durability tests in our guide to how we test pushchairs.