Double Strollers – ATST’s Honor Roll

Hi Guys! I’m back with my favorite double strollers (I’ve used each one on the list) that are here to make your life with two or more a bit easier!

What makes a double stroller great? A few things…  1) It must have an easy fold. Grocery shopping with two kids is bad enough.  I don’t want to fight my stroller in the parking lot to fold it.  2) It needs to be comfortable for your little riders. After all, you bought it for them…right? (this is not true. I buy strollers because I like them. #notashamed). 3) It must have a one hand push . I don’t know about you guys, but I am a big fan of the push and pull. I.E. push the stroller with my right hand and pull the shopping cart behind me with my left.  It’s the only way!  If I can’t maneuver a stroller with one hand,  it’s gone.  4)  It needs to have ample storage space.  Two kids = A LOT of $h%I.

So, without further ado…

  1. UPPAbaby Vista – 2015

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Grade: A+

Price: $989.98 (silver frame) – $1039.98 (carbon frame)

Weight: 33.5 lbs (with both seats)

Max Weight Capacity: 50 lbs Main seat – 35 lbs RumbleSeat

Fold: Super easy fold with both seats

Dimensions: Unfolded: 26.5”W x 37”L x 39.5”H – Folded with seat second attached: 26.5”W x 14”L x 33”H

What makes it great: The fact that this stroller is just as good as a double as it is a single makes it amazing. I love everything about the 2015 Vista! As a double, you don’t compromise the push, fold, or storage space. That’s not always the case when it comes to a convertible stroller. Each seat has large extendable canopies , easy one hand reclines, and a million and one seating configurations. Plus, I could probably fit in the storage basket. It’s fab, and worth the price tag!

 

 

2. Mountain Buggy Duet

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Grade: A+

Price: $599

Fold: So easy it will blow your mind.

Dimensions: Only 25 inches wide!!!!

WeightL 33 lbs

Max Weight Capacity: 40 lbs per seats

What makes it great: Ummm, it’s 25 inches wide. Need I say more? The MB Duet is overall the best side by side double available right now. It’s narrow, has a crazy easy fold, doesn’t weigh a million pounds,  and decent storage space. I could go on and on. It rocks! Want a side by side that can handle it all? This is your stroller.

 

3. Contours Options Elite

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Grade: A

Price: $299.95

Fold: Simple one piece fold

Dimensions: Folded 15″ L x 22.13″ W x 36.75″ H  – Unfolded: 49.5″ L x 26″ W x 39.8″ H

Weight: 38 lbs

Max Weight Capacity: 90 lbs

What makes it great: Everything. It’s no secret I am a huge fan of the COE! Why am I such a big fan? Because a company finally listened to parents and made a tandem double stroller that is not only awesome, but AFFORDABLE! The COE (Contours Options Elite if you haven’t caught on yet) has a great push, large storage basket with easy access, enough space between seats so the kids aren’t kicking each other and large extendable canopies (with mesh inserts!). I also love a small feature you may not notice as first glance…the seats have a little mesh pocket attached which is perfect for holding toys, binkies, etc.  There is a certain tandem stroller out there that everyone and their mother has…I say step away from that beast and enter the world of the Contours Options Elite! You’ll love how functional it is! #COEfanforlife

 

4. Valco Snap Duo2

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Grade: A+

Price: $499.99 – $579.99 (Tailormade pictured above)

Fold: Easy and flat!

Dimensions: Unfolded: 29.5″W x 30″L x 41″H  –  Folded: 29.5″W x 31″L x 13.25″H

Weight: 24 lbs

Max Weight Capacity: 44 lbs  in each seat

What makes it great: This bad boy weighs in at just under 24 lbs  making it the ultimate everyday or travel stroller. I love the easy one hand push, roomy seats for the kids (adjustable leg rests are a huge plus), and most of all, the fold! The fold is insanely compact and has a carry strap for easy handling.  Something else I love about the fold is that it folds into itself. This is perfect for travel! Who wants seat fabric getting all dirty during the flight? Not me.

 

5. Bugaboo Donkey aka The Donkey

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Grade: A-

Price: expensive.

Fold: 2 step fold

Dimensions: 29″ in duo mode  –  Folded: 20.5 x 29 x 36.6”

Weight: 33.4 lbs

Max Weight Capacity: 37.5 lbs per seat

What makes it great:  It’s the Donkey!  It’s amazing and expensive. If you can swing it, get it!  Having the ability to parent face one child and forward face the other is somewhat priceless. The push is fabulous, the seating configurations are unbeatable, and again, it’s the Donkey.  I’m convinced that if you look at a Donkey for longer than 1 minute,  you will  catch Bugaboo fever. It’s real, and takes over quickly! You won’t sleep until you get that Donkey!

5. Thule Urban Glide 2

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Grade: A

Price: $649.95

Fold: One hand and compact

Weight: 32 lbs

Max Weight Capacity: 100 lbs total

DImensions: Folded – 35 in x 30.75 in x 14 in  (seat  back height 21 inch)

What make it great: The Thule Urban Glide 2 is probably the prettiest jogging stroller on the market. The design is super sleek and it’s fairly light weight for a jogger.  It makes me want to wear lululemon every day and take up running (I am way too lazy for that so I’ll just stick to aggressive mall walking).  The front wheel on the Thule is lockable, and features rear suspension for a super smooth ride. The storage basket is awesome and actually has a water-resistant zip top cover to keep all your belonging safe and secure while on the go! If you need a double stroller that can handle anything from a 10 mile run to a quick Target trip, the Thule Urban Glide 2 might be the perfect pick for you!

 

And there you have it! The best double strollers on the market…for now at least…

Rumor has it a few amazing doubles are coming out at the end of the year. **Cough, Cough, UPPAbaby G-LINK and Peg Perego Book for Two**  <— CAN’T WAIT!!

 

Congrats on making ATST’s honor roll!

 

Happy Strolling

 

Stokke Scoot Review

Hello, Gorgeous.

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Isn’t she pretty?

The attention to detail on the Stokke Scoot is magnificent. The design is beyond beautiful, and it also happens to be a friggin’ great stroller!

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One of my favorite features of the Stokke Scoot is the seat placement.  The seat sits nice and high and is somewhat of an egg shape, making it roomy for taller children and perfect for restaurants! The foot rest actually comes off which is pretty cool.  If the seat is forward facing,  you have two height positions to choose from. If  you have the seat parent facing, there is one level for the footrest.

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Seat facing out and reclined as far back as it goes.

When I initially started to use the Stokke Scoot, my concern was actually the seat design.  I am so used to seats having a footrest attached, that I wondered if the kids would be as comfortable riding around.  Apparently, my concern was completely ridiculous because the Scoot has magical powers and Harper falls asleep every time we take this stroller out on a walk… LOL.  Due to the seats unique shape and design, when it’s fully reclined, she was actually able to fit her whole little body into the seat and cozy up into the perfect nap position.  When Brody rode around in the seat, obviously his legs are much longer, but he did the same thing!  The seat has 3  positions that are controlled by different length straps. The seating positions are Active (upright), Rest, (second recline position), and Sleep (fully reclined. The recline mechanism is easy to clip/un-clip to get your little one into his or her perfect spot.  Although I would prefer a one hand recline, the straps are super easy to use!

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Here’s a picture of that magic sleepy dust in action…

I can’t give all the credit to the seat… The push on the Scoot is fabulous due to the large foam filled rubber tires.  Bumpy side walks, grass, sand, etc. are no match for the Scoot!  I love that you can have a beautiful everyday stroller that also doubles as your stroller for long walks at the park or even snow!

The basket is large, roomy and easy to access from all sides.  The canopy is huge, has a zipper that opens to a mesh insert (I use this as a peek-a-boo window since the canopy doesn’t have one), and features a removable sun visor.  I am also obsessed with the Parasol you can buy separately for additional sun protection.  It’s the PERFECT accessory if you are heading to the beach or theme park!

The Scoot offers a very simple two-step one hand fold.  You push the bottom of the seat up, and push the white button on the frame to fold. Very simple and compact!  The handle bar is adjustable and has a great shape. I’ve found that sometimes, when you have your child parent face, they are able to kick your parent console which kind of drives me crazy. The shape of the handlebar on the Scoot allows for plenty of space between the child and console.

Let’s get into the nitty gritty…Specs:

Price: $599 (Select Colors/Retailers have this on sale for $499! Score!!)

Stroller Weight: 25 lbs

Stroller Weight Limit: 45 lbs

Front Wheels 8” – Rear Wheels 10”

Handle Bar Height: 36” – 42”

Seat to Canopy Height: 24”

Folded Dimensions: 28.3” L x 12.6″ H x 21.6″ W

Super compact fold

Super compact fold

Available in 7 different colors: Click Here

Style Kits: Check them out HERE

What’s Included: 

Rain Cover

Bug Net

Car Seat Compatibility:

Multi Adapter:

  • Maxi-Cosi Mico AP
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico NXT
  • Maxi-Cosi Prezi
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30
  • Nuna Pipa
  • Cybex Aton Q

Chicco Adapter:

  • Chicco KeyFit (EU)
  • Chicco KeyFit 30 (US/CAN)

 

Did you know?

The Stokke Scoot seat can be used as a sibling seat on the Stokke Crusi.  If you have more than one child, a good double and single stroller are total necessities.  It’s awesome that they’ve  made this seat compatible with the Crusi for all you Stokke lovers out there!

Overall, I am digging the Stokke Scoot. A lot. It’s the perfect blend of beauty and function. Makes me feel fancy… ha!  If I am had to make a com pain, it would be the recline (I prefer a one hand recline) and lack of foot rest.. The kids are fine without the additional support, but I still think it looks more comfortable when there is a full on leg rest.

As is, the Scoot is phenomenal but,  I’m here to review and give my honest opinion. If Stokke changed those two small quirks, It would be heavenly.

Happy Strolling!

 

 

**Thank you, Stokke for sending in the Scoot for review! I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.