Ask and you shall receive…by popular demand, here is a side by side comparison of the 3 most popular tandem double strollers!
Have at it, folks!
|Price||$499.99 + $169.95 for the second seat||$299.99 (use the Buy Buy Baby 20% off coupon!!)||$839.99-$879.99 for stroller and $169.99 for RumbleSeat|
|Stroller Weight (double and Single)||28lbs (single) 36lbs (double)||38 lbs||27.5 lbs (single) 33 lbs (double RumbleSeat weighs 6lbs)|
|Max Weight Capacity||45 lbs per seat||40 lbs per seat||50 lbs Toddler Seat and 35 lbs RumbleSeat|
|Adjustable Leg Rest||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Folds With Both Seats||No||Yes||Yes|
|Wheels||8″ front swivel wheel & 10″ rear wheels||8″ front swivel wheel & 10″ rear wheels||8″ front swivel wheels and 11.5″ rear wheels|
|One Hand Push||No (my wrists will never be the same)||Yes (with a little muscle)||Yes (effortlessly)|
|Storage Basket||Large/easy to access||Large/easy to access||HUGE!!|
|Warranty||Frame has lifetime warranty/all other parts are 1 year||1 year warranty||2 years (3 years if you register the product within 3 months!)|
|Seating Arrangements||Not as functional as they seem… Although you have many variations, they just aren’tvery functional. If you have the bottom seat facing forward and the main seat parent facing, the seats cannot recline. Not even an inch! When both seats are facing forward, you can’t really recline them without squishing one of the kiddos tiny feet. The best set up for this stroller is when it’s used with one toddler, and a newborn in their car seat (using the car seat adapters).||Plenty to choose from! My fave? Both seats can face eachother!!! That almost never happens with tandem doubles! I find the COE seating arrangements to be the most functional. There is enough space between the seats that the kids are comortable, and actually have leg room.||The Bomb. You can pretty much recline your seats in any position your stroller loving heart desires. My favorite set up is having the rumble seat forward facing, and the top seat parent facing and FULLY reclined for nap time. Yeah, you read that right. I said FULLY reclined. All that awesomeness does have a few flaws… see blow|
|Car Seat Compatible||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Handlebar||Yes, telescoping||No||Yes, telescoping|
|Travel Friendly||No||Not really, but doable.||Yes, but only if you use their travel bag!|
|Cons||The second seat placement (right on tops of the front wheels), seating variations, the push, and the fold. I think it’s great that Baby Jogger kept their easy fold on the City Select, but my shins have permanent damage from being slammed into when I folded it. Also, everything is separate. Belly bars, snack trays, etc.||I don’t love the feel of the fabric on the canopy, and the fact that it doesn’t stay taught when you recline the seat. I also wish the handlebar was adjustable!||I don’t love the size of the rumble seat. In a perfect stroller world, the rumble seat would have a higher weight capacity, adjustable leg rest, and deeper seat. I wish there was a little more room between the leg rest on the main seat and the rumble seat. I also don’t love the price tag… Ha!
I am being really picky here….
|Pros||I love that you have the ability to use this stroller from the birth of your first child, to your second, and even third! You can add on the Baby Jogger glider board, and you have an instant triple stroller! I love the quality of the fabric and frame, and the forever air tires are awesome! I also love that both seats are the same size and have the same weight capacity.||I LOVE all the bang for your buck on this one!! Out of the box you get both seats, belly bars, car seat adapter, AND parent cup holder. I love the space between the seats, and I love that they upgraded the tires from the older version and gave the Elite a great push! This stroller is not compact, but, it has everything you need in a double stroller at an affordable price! I call that a Mom win!||Everything. I love the seating variations, push, ease of fold, and quality! All jokes aside, this stroller is well worth the steep price tag. At least you get some belly bars with your seats! This is another stroller that will take you from your first baby, to your last.||
What I don’t like about a stroller, you may love. My recommendation? Go to the store, borrow a friends child if you need to in order to so you can try out both seat (I’m 100% serious), and push that bad boy around. Fold it, unfold it, turn every corner of that store. Your double stroller should be easy to use, comfortable for the kids, and make life a little easier 🙂