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Updated: 10 Jun 2022

Best double pushchairs: Which? Best Buys and expert buying advice

Choose the best double pushchair for you with our top recommendations and buying advice
Verity Mann

A double pushchair is probably on your shopping list if you're expecting a new baby and already have a toddler, or if you're having twins. But with such a wide array of designs available, it can be confusing working out which is the best option for your family. 

To help you choose, we've rounded up three of our recommended double buggies along with useful tips when shopping for one.

They’ve all been through our unique blend of safety and durability testing, combined with our expert assessments and ergonomic checks to assess how comfortable they are to ride in. We then get parents and their babies to test them by taking them around our specially designed obstacle course.

Keep reading for our recommendations, or head straight to our double pushchair reviews to browse through all of our tested products.

Best double pushchairs 2022

Here's our pick of double pushchairs, including the best overall, best travel system, plus the cheapest pushchair to ace our tests.

Best overall double pushchair

Baby Jogger City 2 double

  • Baby Jogger City Tour 2 double

    Baby Jogger

    City Tour 2 double

    £435.60View retailers

    The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double claims to fold down small, with a lightweight frame that should be able to fit through a standard-width doorway, even though the seats are side-by-side. Double buggies can be heavy and bulky, which makes them a pain to use and to transport when folded. Read our review of the City Tour 2 Double to see whether it's worth considering for twins or siblings.

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Best travel system double pushchair

Joolz Geo 2 Mono double

  • Joolz Geo 2 Mono double


    Geo 2 Mono double


    This is a single-to-double convertible pushchair. It's pretty adaptable as it can be used as a double for twins, a tandem double for a newborn and an older child, or you could buy it as a single and convert it at a later date. Find out how it scores in our testing by reading the full review.

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Best cheap double pushchair

Joie EvaLite Duo

  • Joie EvaLite Duo


    EvaLite Duo

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    If you’re after a cheap, lightweight tandem double buggy, the EvaLite Duo could be worth considering. It’s travel-system compatible, and the back seat can recline to a lie-flat position, making it suitable for newborns. There are plenty of convenient features including a one- hand fold, one-hand recline and 4.5kg shopping basket. Find out how it fared in our tests by reading our full review.

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The recommendations in our tables above were correct as of May 2022.

How much should I pay for a double pushchair?

A simple side-by-side buggy can cost from around £120, but prices quickly climb to an eye-watering £1,000 plus for a premium convertible travel system. We've found Best Buys from around £449.

Tandem prams

Tandem buggy

These doubles have a front seat and a back seat, and are also known as inline doubles. They can be basic umbrella-fold buggies or travel systems, although not all will fit two car seats and some only have one seat that's suitable from birth, so aren’t suitable for two newborns. They can be as narrow as a single buggy, although are likely to be a little longer and often much heavier. 

Pros: Similar width to a single so can be negotiated through narrow spaces, your sleeping baby should remain undisturbed by the older child.

Cons: One child will usually have a restricted view, can be heavy and hard to manoeuvre, you often won’t have much storage space.

Double or twin pushchairs

Double buggy

These are also known as side-by-side pushchairs, and are the most traditional type of double pushchair. A very basic model will offer front-facing seats only. The seats might recline independently of each other. However, if you need a twin pushchair for your newborns, you can get twin travel systems with car seat and carrycot options.  

Examples of this type of pushchair are the Baby Jogger City Mini GT double, the Babystyle Oyster twin and the Britax B-Agile double. Look for one that has roomy enough seats for your growing children, but isn’t so wide that it won't fit through any doorways (although you will struggle with some narrow doors). 

Pros: Both children have the same view and can interact with each other, you should get plenty of storage space in the shopping baskets.

Cons: Are usually quite wide as they have to accommodate two seats side by side, not really an option on public transport, not very versatile if you sometimes only need to transport one child.

Convertible double pushchairs

Until recently, all convertible pushchairs were a form of inline or tandem pushchair. Phil and Teds was one of the first brands to offer this, but there are now lots of options from big brands such as iCandy and Stokke. Most also have the option to attach carrycots and car seats. 

Nowadays, you can also buy a convertible side-by-side stroller, such as the Bugaboo Donkey 5 Duo/Twin. This expands widthways from a single pushchair with a side basket attachment, to a full double. 

Convertible double buggies are a great option if you think you're likely to have two children close in age. Many of the newer ones work very well as singles and only need adaptor sets added to make them suitable for a newborn and older child. They'll generally still be a bit heavier and bigger when used as a single pram than some of our Best Buy single travel systems. 

Pros: Can swap from single to double and back again. 

Cons: When used as a single they aren’t generally as light and manoeuvrable as a non-converting option, you often lose your storage space/basket with the addition of the second seat, a converting tandem means one child has a restricted view and possibly a smaller and more basic seat.

Do you need a double buggy?

If you're having twins, the answer is probably yes. 

Otherwise, a lot depends on the age gap between your children, as well as your lifestyle. So before you rush out to buy the latest Phil and Teds or iCandy double, consider the following: 

  • How old will your eldest child be when the new baby arrives? You might find their willingness and ability to walk short distances improves. Some toddlers refuse to travel in buggies, anyway. 
  • How much walking do you do with your children? If it’s a fair distance to your older child’s nursery or you regularly go on long walks, you might find a double buggy essential. 
  • Do you use public transport regularly? Most double buggies are beasts to use on buses and trains. 
  • Can you fit a double into your home? Whether a tandem or twin side-by-side, a double pushchair will probably take up more room than a single. They're often heavy, too, so if you live in a flat and have to take your pushchair upstairs, you’ll need to consider this.

Double buggy problems to look out for

Other parents' experiences can be invaluable in helping you to make the right decision. We asked hundreds of parents who had bought double pushchairs what problems they experienced when making their choice. Here's what they told us: 

  • Doubles are too expensive Double prams, especially travel systems that you can attach a car seat or carrycot to, and convertible double buggies, can be quite pricey. But we've found some of the best double pushchairs for under £500.
  • Double pushchairs are too big There's no denying that doubles do tend to be bigger than single pushchairs. However, single-to-double convertible pushchairs aren't always that much bigger than singles, especially in width. We'd always suggest making sure you can fit the pushchair in your car boot before deciding to buy it. 
  • Not enough storage space as a double pram With a lot of inline or tandem convertible doubles, when you add the second seat your child's feet end up in what was the storage basket. This means that storage options become almost non-existent as a double. However, this isn't the case for all doubles – some tandems are designed to keep at least some of your shopping space, and side-by-side or twin pushchairs should offer you ample storage. The amount and accessibility of storage on a pushchair makes up 10% of our total test score.
  • Too heavy Lots of doubles are heavy, as the chassis often needs to be more robust with an inline tandem to give it the necessary stability. But there are lighter options available. Side-by-side or twin doubles don't tend to weigh as much, particularly if they're basic umbrella-fold buggies. 
  • Not enough choice Buying a double pushchair can be a daunting prospect, but there are lots more on the market now than a few years ago. Some of the most popular brands now offer a double pushchair option as part of their range, including Baby Jogger, iCandy and Phil and Teds.

Is a baby carrier or sling a good alternative?

A single pushchair plus a baby carrier or sling that's suitable for a newborn is a good way of getting around without the cost of a double buggy. 

We’ve reviewed baby carriers and slings that can be used from when your baby is born through to the toddler years. 

Our tests are based on what parents have told us are the most important things to consider when buying a baby carrier, such as child and parent comfort along with the ease of getting your baby in and out. 

Find out more about the benefits of a baby carrier in our guide to choosing a baby sling or carrier

However, a baby carrier and pushchair combination won’t work for everyone. In the early weeks after a caesarean section, for example, it’s likely you’ll be advised not to use a baby carrier or sling (but you might be told not to push a pushchair, too). 

If you walk long distances, you might find the combined effort of pushing a heavy toddler while carrying your baby pretty tiring.

Buggyboard, ride-on board or stroller platform

Most parents know them as buggyboards, but this is down to the popularity of a product made by Lascal – the BuggyBoard. They're also called ride-on platforms and wheeled boards. Pushchair manufacturers such as Bugaboo and Stokke make their own branded versions, but there are several universal ones, too. 

These connect to the back of your pushchair frame to create a platform for your older child to stand on while holding the pushchair’s handles. They can often be folded away or removed when not in use. 

You can also buy products such as the Mountain Buggy Freerider: a scooter that you can attach to the buggy’s frame when your toddler gets tired, or you need to keep them close by. 

Some parents swear by the convenience of a ride-on platform, but they aren’t the perfect solution for everyone. If your toddler doesn’t want to comply and ride on the board, there’s nothing but your powers of negotiation to persuade them to get on and stay on.  

They can be awkward or uncomfortable to walk behind, especially for long periods. In order to accommodate your toddler, you have to walk further back from the pram's handlebar than you naturally would. 

How we test pushchairs

We want to help you make the best buying decision for your family, which is why we send the latest prams, buggies and strollers for testing at our lab throughout the year. Find out what exactly makes a Best Buy pushchair, and how it will make your day-to-day life much easier, by reading all about how we test pushchairs.

Still set on a double pushchair? Find the perfect one for you with our pushchair, pram, buggy and travel system reviews.