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The 7 best travel strollers, according to parents who use them.

A quality travel stroller makes a world of difference when traveling with little ones.

The Best Travel Strollers

Toddler filling black Joolz Aer with fruit.

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The Joolz Aer is the best overall travel stroller on the market.

When traveling with babies and toddlers , having the right gear – especially an easy-to-maneuver travel stroller – is essential. If you're in the market for a stroller you can take on the plane, train and beyond, read on to find the best option for your family as recommended by parents.

The Top Travel Strollers of 2023

Best overall travel stroller: joolz aer, best umbrella stroller for travel: uppababy minu v2, best double stroller for travel: uppababy g-link 2, best travel stroller for big kids: evenflo pivot xplore all-terrain stroller wagon, best travel stroller for infants: doona car seat & stroller, best travel system stroller: nuna trvl stroller, best budget travel stroller: summer 3dlite convenience stroller.

Looking for more information on how to select your ideal travel stroller? Consult the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

(Note: All stroller dimensions are listed in order of length by width by height.)

Joolz Aer in taupe against white background.

Folded dimensions: 21 x 17.7 x 8.5 inches Stroller weight: 13.4 pounds Minimum child age: 6 months Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

When it comes to quality travel strollers, the Joolz Aer is the best investment you can make. Not only does this stroller's lightweight and compact design make it easy to store in the overhead compartment of a plane, but it also opens and closes with a one-handed motion – an essential feature for multitasking parents. Little ones travel comfortably and safely thanks to a five-point harness, extended seatback and adjustable recline, as well as a rain cover. Available in six modern colors – from sage green to taupe – the Joolz Aer also comes with a stroller bag. Parents rave about this travel stroller, with some noting they prefer it to the highly rated BABYZEN YOYO2.

The Joolz Aer is designed for babies 6 months and older; it can be used from birth with select infant car seats, secured by a car seat adaptor you'll need to purchase separately.

Price: $449 or less Shop now: Amazon | buy buy Baby | Nordstrom | Joolz

UPPAbaby MINU V2 in gray against white background.

Courtesy of UPPAbaby

Folded dimensions: 12.5 x 20.3 x 23 inches Stroller weight: 16.9 pounds Minimum child age: 3 months Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

If you're looking for an umbrella-style stroller for travel, consider the UPPAbaby MINU. Its latest model, the V2, features a swift, one-handed setup; a five-point harness; an adjustable recline and foot rest; an extendable canopy with UPF 50+ protection; and a vented peekaboo window. It's also equipped with a generously sized storage basket that can hold up to 20 pounds of additional items. While the MINU is recommended for babies at least 3 months old, you can use this even sooner with UPPAbaby's Mesa Infant Car Seat and adaptors, or with adaptors for other car seats.

Terry Ward, a Florida-based travel writer and co-founder of Florida Beyond , still raves about this travel stroller, which her kids recently outgrew. "I loved the MINU so much that it became my go-to stroller at home, too," she says, adding that it has a great resale value. "I sold it for more than half of what I bought it for after three years – these strollers are really in demand."

The UPPAbaby MINU V2 is available in five color variations and features a stylish full-grain leather bumper bar and handlebar.

Price: $449.99 or less Shop now: buy buy Baby | UPPAbaby

UPPAbaby G-LINK 2 in black against white background.

Folded dimensions: 40 x 20 x 14.5 inches Stroller weight: 22.3 pounds Minimum child age: 3 months Maximum child weight: 55 pounds per seat

If you have twins or two stroller-age kiddos and need a tandem stroller for travel, the UPPAbaby G-LINK 2 is a solid choice. Available in charcoal and black, this highly rated double stroller offers two UPF 50+ canopies and independent, multiposition reclining seats. Like the UPPAbaby MINU, this one is a cinch to set up and maneuver, and it features an easy-to-access storage basket that accommodates up to 10 pounds. There's also a sturdy cup holder for that must-have caffeine boost.

Reviewers note that the G-LINK 2 is surprisingly compact given its double capacity, and that it's also ideal for tall toddlers.

Price: $349.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | buy buy Baby | UPPAbaby

Evenflo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon in "Adventurer" pattern against white background.

Courtesy of Evenflo

Folded dimensions: 23 x 27.5 x 37.5 inches Stroller weight: 34.7 pounds Minimum child age: 6 months Maximum child weight: 55 pounds per seat

Another great travel stroller for two kids or older kids (up to age 5) is the Evenflo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon, which has two seats and can be used as a wagon or a stroller depending on your needs and destination. Its all-terrain wheels make it ideal for navigating any landscape – from cobblestone streets to sandy beaches – and a large storage basket and cup holders allow you to easily pack additional travel necessities. "It's basically a portable U-Haul for anything else you're dragging along," says Ward, who upgraded to the Xplore when her kids outgrew the UPPAbaby MINU. It also has an adjustable canopy for protection from the elements.

Price: $399.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | buy buy Baby | Evenflo | Target

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Doona Car Seat & Stroller shown in three different set-ups, against white background.

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Folded dimensions: 23.6 x 17.3 x 26 inches Stroller weight: 17.2 pounds Minimum child age: None; can be used from birth with infant insert Maximum child weight: 35 pounds

When it comes to travel strollers, nothing quite compares to the Doona Car Seat & Stroller, which is exactly what it sounds like: a (genius) car seat and stroller in one. Aside from its magical ability to transform from a car seat to a stroller and vice versa in seconds, this travel stroller features a five-point harness, an adjustable handlebar and removable textiles for easy (inevitable) washing. It is Federal Aviation Administration aircraft-approved to fit in most overhead bins and comes in a variety of colors.

Angela Burks of La Vida Mom loves how easy it is to travel with the Doona Car Seat & Stroller. "I like that I don't have to worry about getting an additional car seat for a car service or rental when I arrive at the airport," she says. Another bonus? It doesn't require a car seat base.

The only downsides of this travel stroller are that your child will outgrow it when they hit 35 pounds in weight and/or 32 inches in height, and its hefty price tag given these limitations.

Price: $550.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | Doona | Target

Close-up of Nuna brand infant stroller, Walnut Creek, California, August 15, 2021. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

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Folded dimensions: 24 x 20.25 x 11 inches (without arm bar) Stroller weight: 13.6 pounds (without canopy and arm bar) Minimum child age: None; can be used from birth with infant car seat Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

If you're looking for a travel system stroller that'll grow with your baby, you can't beat the Nuna TRVL Stroller. The Nuna PIPA series car seat clicks right into the stroller – no adaptors necessary – and can then be removed when your little one is old enough to sit upright in the stroller seat. This luxury stroller features a five-point harness with magnetic technology, a multiposition reclining seat, adjustable calf support, a removable and adjustable arm bar, and a UPF 50+ canopy. Like some of the other travel strollers on this list, this product easily opens and closes with a one-handed motion and comes with a carrying bag. It is also certified GREENGUARD Gold and free of harmful chemicals.

Price: $500 or less Shop now: Nordstrom | Nuna

 Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller in black against white background.

Courtesy of Summer

Folded dimensions: 42 x 11.5 x 12.5 inches Stroller weight: 13 pounds Minimum child age: 6 months Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

You get what you pay for in many situations, but parents say they're impressed with the Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller given its cheap price tag, noting it has seamlessly navigated bumpy streets in Europe , Disney theme parks and other family vacation destinations. This easy-to-assemble travel stroller features a carry strap (useful for schlepping it when not in use), five-point safety harness, four reclining positions, and an adjustable and removable canopy. It also has a storage basket and cup holder, and comes in four colors.

Price: $99.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | Walmart | Summer

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How to travel with a stroller and car seat

Perhaps the easiest way to travel with a stroller and car seat is to invest in the two-in-one Doona Car Seat & Stroller , which can be used for children up to about 35 pounds and stored in the overhead bin of a plane. However, other travel stroller systems can also ease the burden of all that gear – especially for those traveling with infants. Here's how to travel with a stroller and car seat in the following situations:

If your baby is in an infant car seat: Simply attach a compatible infant car seat to your everyday or travel-specific stroller and wheel your baby through the airport. When you arrive at the gate, check your car seat and stroller free of charge. (Children 2 and younger can fly for free as lap children on most airlines.) If you'd like to purchase a seat for your baby and bring your car seat on the plane – recommended by the FAA and American Academy of Pediatrics – you'll need to ensure it is FAA-compliant . Alternatively, you can wear your baby in a carrier and use the car seat and/or stroller for storage.

If your baby is not in an infant car seat: If your child is somewhere between an infant and a toddler but no longer uses an infant car seat at home, you can technically get by without a car seat since they can ride through the airport in a stroller or carrier and then sit on your lap during the flight if they are younger than 2. However, you'll need to rent or borrow a car seat when you arrive at your destination.

If you have a toddler older than 2: Children are not legally required to have a car seat for air travel, though it's still recommended by the FAA and AAP (and you will likely need one when you get to your final destination anyway). It's easiest to wheel your child in the travel stroller and transport your FAA-compliant car seat by simply carrying it (not preferable, of course) or using one of the following assists:

  • Travel cart: Most luggage carts (including the ones offered at the airport) cannot go through security, so look for a foldable travel cart – this one by HÖLM is a good option – that can easily be placed on the security screening belt and then used to transport your belongings to the gate.
  • Car seat luggage strap: Strap the car seat to your carry-on bag with a heavy duty luggage strap like this one .
  • Car seat backpack: You can free up your hands by wearing a car seat backpack .

If your toddler won't sit in the stroller: Use your stroller as a travel cart instead – strap the car seat and anything else you can get on there. Once you get to the gate, you can either check your car seat (typically free of charge) or bring it with you on board.

Travel Stroller FAQ

Deciding whether you need a travel stroller is an entirely personal decision. Some people are content to travel with the stroller they use at home, while many prefer travel strollers since they are typically less bulky than their everyday counterparts.

No, a stroller can typically be checked at the gate free of charge and picked up on the jet bridge post-flight. It's always best to review your airline's stroller policies before flying, however.

Yes. Simply put it on the X-ray belt with the rest of your belongings.

The Joolz Aer and Doona Car Seat & Stroller can fit in most overhead bins. However, it may be easier to gate check your stroller (typically for free) so you have less to carry on to the plane.

While a stroller bag is not required, it can be useful for protecting your stroller from potential dirt and damage if it needs to be checked at the gate, as well as storing additional items – think: diapers (which can double as extra padding), wipes and other small essentials. Some travel strollers come with a branded stroller bag, but if you'd like a different option, check out these highly rated bags:

  • Zohzo Stroller Travel Bag
  • J.L. Childress Gate Check Travel Bag
  • Gate Check PRO Stroller Bag

Disney World requires that both single and double strollers do not exceed 52 x 31 inches (length by width) when fully assembled. Below are the best strollers for Disney World that meet these requirements (listed with unfolded dimensions in inches):

  • Joolz Aer : 32.7 x 17.7
  • UPPAbaby MINU V2 : 35.5 x 20.3
  • UPPAbaby G-LINK 2 : 27.5 x 28.5
  • Doona Car Seat & Stroller : 32.3 x 17.4
  • Nuna TRVL Stroller : 32.5 x 20.25
  • Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller : 27 x 18

The UPPAbaby strollers and Nuna TRVL Stroller are especially ideal for Disney parks since they offer UPF 50+ canopies for protection from the sun. Wagons are prohibited entirely.

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Amanda Norcross used her personal experience as a frequently traveling mom, as well as her research skills and conversations with other parents, to determine which travel strollers are truly the best. She first traveled with her infant in a front carrier before transitioning to the Joolz Aer , which she's successfully used on multiple flights with her growing toddler.

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The 15 Best Travel Strollers of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

We tested the best travel strollers on the market for maneuverability, design, durability, and portability.

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In This Article

  • Our Top Picks
  • Others We Liked

Our Testing Process

  • Tips for Buying

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why Trust T+L

Travel + Leisure / Phoebe Cheong

If you're traveling with a child under 4 years old or so, you need a stroller. But your everyday stroller might not be your best bet when you hit the road: today's models are big with lots of storage space, wide canopies, and large wheels for challenging terrain. Not ideal for packing into trains, planes, and automobiles or for bringing in and out of a hotel. If you plan to travel even somewhat often with your little ones, you might want to invest in a travel stroller.

So, what is a travel stroller? A travel stroller is a smaller, more scaled-back stroller with a collapsible frame that can be folded up tightly. Many travel strollers fold multiple ways to reduce the length, width, and height; some, like umbrella strollers, fold one way into a narrow but still-long piece. In the end, you want your travel stroller to be comfortable and safe for your child while folding up into a very compact, easy-to-carry package.

We tested more than 32 travel strollers from top brands such as Uppababy, Nuna, and Babyzen. We measured and weighed them, then spent eight and a half hours in our New York City lab putting them all through the wringer, looking at each stroller's maneuverability, design features, durability, and portability. We then sent them out into the real world to be used by families like yours to guarantee stroller longevity and functionality.

Best Overall

Joolz aer+ baby stroller.


  • Design 4.6 /5
  • Portability 4.9 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.9 /5
  • Durability 5 /5
  • Value 4.6 /5

It folds up into an extremely compact, easy-to-carry package that is great for storing at home or on flights.

The seat can only be hand-washed and air-dried.

The Joolz Aer+ looks great, rolls smoothly, and features plenty of padding for the little rider sitting in it. It wowed us right out of the box and was one of the quickest strollers to assemble with just a quick-snap connection to a secure and stable stroller. While the Aer+ is about one pound lighter than earlier models, it is still the same size and features all of the perks parents look for in a high-quality stroller. The roomy shopping basket can hold up to 11 pounds, the canopy is adjustable, and the seat reclines to multiple settings to help keep your little one comfortable as they grow.

Throughout our tests, we tossed the stroller off of a counter to see how it held up and it remained in impeccable condition with little to no scratching and no major breaks or rips. Even when fully loaded up, the wheels moved smoothly and limited turbulence as they are designed to absorb shock from pebbles, rocks, and other rough terrain. We could easily collapse the stroller down using only one hand — which is perfect for use when flying — and it can once again be assembled with just the click of a button. At just over 13 pounds, it's also easy to carry, so you can transport this stroller just about anywhere life takes you.

The Details: 13.2 pounds | 41.5 x 32.7 x 17.7 inches assembled | 8.5 x 21 x 17.7 x inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Travel + Leisure / Conor Ralph

Travel + Leisure / Phoebe Cheong

Best Overall, Runner-up

Nuna trvl lightweight stroller.

  • Design 4.8 /5
  • Portability 4.2 /5
  • Maneuverability 5 /5
  • Value 4.7 /5

Not only does it roll well, but the one-handed folding process was the smoothest of all the strollers we tested.

It's not especially small when folded and is a little unwieldy to carry.

During testing, when we pressed the buttons to collapse and fold the Nuna Trvl, it felt like some spring-loaded mechanism started the process for us and made it easier. That's the kind of helpful detail any parent or caretaker appreciates. And that folding process was quick, easy, and doable with one hand. The Trvl isn't quite as light as some of the other strollers, however, and it has no strap for carrying over the shoulder (although the bumper bar turns into a handle for carrying when the stroller is collapsed). It's also not clear whether the Nuna Trvl will fit in all airplane overhead compartments; It was a tight squeeze when we placed it in ours, with the wheels sticking out a bit.

The Trvl has a lot of great design features, including an adjustable leg rest and simple, adjustable reclining system for your baby. The strap clasp is magnetic to save a little time, and the canopy has a peekaboo window and good ventilation. The bottom storage basket is also on the larger side for a travel stroller and can comfortably fit a backpack. The stroller gilded beautifully over each surface we tried; there was no difference between rolling over the smooth hardwood and the shag carpet, and it handled gravel without issue. And it held up just fine in the durability test.

The Details: 15.4 pounds | 41 x 26 x 20.5 inches assembled | 11 x 27.25 x 20.25 inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Travel + Leisure / Claire Cohen

Best Budget

Kolcraft cloud plus stroller.

  • Design 3.9 /5
  • Portability 3 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.2 /5
  • Durability 4.5 /5
  • Value 4.8 /5

It comes with a tray for baby's food and drink but is still extremely lightweight and easy to fold.

There isn't a ton of space in the undercarriage for storage.

Strollers are unnervingly expensive; many new parents experience sticker shock when they first see those price tags. The Kolcraft Cloud Plus is not. And while it's not the prettiest of the bunch (there's some loud branding), it folds easily — it can even be done one-handed with a little effort and coordination. We love that unfolding can also be done one-handed.

The Cloud Plus doesn't fold down quite as small as most every other one we're testing; the shape is somewhere between an umbrella and normal travel stroller. It's very lightweight, which we love, but since it doesn't fold small enough to fit in an overhead bin and doesn't have a strap or handle, it's not as portable as other options.

This stroller is the only one we tested with a tray for the baby's food and drink; the tray is removable if you're looking to save space. There are also two small cup holders for the adults, though our travel mug did not fit in them. The storage basket can fit a small backpack. The recline system is pretty easy to use and goes back three-fourths of the way to horizontal, and the canopy is good but not great. Same goes for the seat padding.

It rolled well on smooth surfaces, though there was some resistance on the carpet and a lot more on the grave. But we were able to push it through, and the stroller is light enough that when the wheels aren't rolling you can still keep moving. It's not the smoothest ride, but passable. The tray came unclasped during the durability test, but there was no actual damage. Overall, the price-to-performance ratio of the Cloud Plus is so good that it's an excellent budget option.

The Details: 11.8 pounds | 38 x 27 x 18 inches assembled | 10 x 33 x 17.5 inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Travel & Leisure / Phoebe Cheong

Best for Warm Weather

Gb qbit+ all city stroller.

  • Portability 4 /5

It reminds us of the very top-tier travel strollers, but its price is meaningfully lower.

The handlebar isn't adjustable and the stroller is a bit heavier than other options.

The GB Qbit+ All City reminded us of the Nuna Trvl, but at a significantly cheaper price. The only areas the stroller fell short of the Nuna model are the canopy, which is not especially nice or expansive, and the fact that it's slightly harder to carry since it's a little heavier and has no actual carrying strap. That said, there's plenty to love about the Qbit. One-handed folding is smooth, and buckling and unbuckling the straps is easy. The seat is nicely padded, the entire back is made of breathable mesh to keep your child from overheating. The leg rest is simple to maneuver and goes all the way flat. The seat also reclines almost all the way back so that your baby can take a comfortable snooze. The included bumper bar comes off and on easily, and the handlebar looks and feels nice. There's enough storage for a backpack, too. As for maneuverability, it rolled great on all our testing surfaces and made crisp, tight turns. If you want something similar to and almost as good as the Nuna Trvl, this is your travel stroller.

The Details: 17.6 pounds | 41 x 24 x 17 inches assembled | 10.5 x 23 x 16.5 inches folded | 54.8-pound weight limit

Best Folding

Uppababy minu v2 stroller.

  • Assembly 3.8 /5

It folds up far more compactly than other UPPAbaby models.

The canopy sticks out a bit when the stroller is folded.

The Minu has a lot of the features familiar to UPPAbaby devotees — unstructured rear storage pouch, locking clasp to keep the stroller folded, excellent canopy — but unlike the brand's G-Luxe and G-Link models, this one is not an umbrella stroller. We actually think that makes for a better travel stroller. The Minu folds up more easily than other UPPAbaby models and far more compactly than an umbrella model. The fold can be done with one hand, but keep in mind the canopy needs to be tucked in once it's folded. A padded carrying strap easily fits over the shoulder. When carried, the Minu isn't the lightest or smallest option on our list, but it's portable enough and fits fine in an overhead compartment.

The Minu's seat back reclines nicely and easily for naps, and the handlebar feels good on the palms. The canopy's magnetic mesh window is handy and easy to keep open, and the sun shade for keeping the brightness out of your baby's eyes is one of the best we saw in our tests. The seat's padding is ample, though we'd like it if the leg rest were adjustable. We did appreciate the sizable bottom storage basket.

In terms of maneuverability, the Minu performed fine. It didn't make quite as tight turns as the Joolz or Nuna, and it felt a bit heavier to push, but it handled the gravel really well. A canopy rod popped out of place when we pushed the stroller off the table, but we were able to fix it pretty easily. Overall, while the stroller is expensive, it's not the priciest on the list and is worth it for the well-crafted features.

The Details: 14.75 pounds | 41 x 31 x 20.5 inches assembled | 12 x 22.5 x 20.25 inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Travel + Leisure / Jhett Thompson

Best for Cities

Babyzen yoyo2 stroller.

  • Assembly 3.5 /5
  • Design 4.5 /5
  • Portability 5 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.5 /5

It's very well-padded, folds up into a tidy package, and has a convenient carrying strap.

The clips and buckles can be hard to maneuver.

Folding the Babyzen Yoyo 2 took two hands and, while not difficult, was a little more involved a process than with some other strollers. Unfolding is pretty easy, except we noticed our feet getting caught in straps a few times. While folding and unfolding were slightly disappointing, we love how portable this stroller is. It folds up very small and has a comfortable padded shoulder strap as well as a metal bar for easy carrying. And it fits easily into an overhead storage bin. It's a great option for a stroller you plan to fly with.

The Yoyo 2 has nice features, too. The seat padding is especially cushy, and the seat reclines three-fourths of the way back to horizontal (though the recliner is a bit tricky to figure out). There's also a pocket in the back and a decent storage basket underneath that can fit a small bag. The canopy is good, though we'd prefer the peekaboo window to be mesh instead of plastic.

This stroller especially stands out for its handling. We were able to maneuver this stroller through the safety cones with such ease, we could really see this stroller being helpful at a crowded grocery store or airport.

The Details: 14.7 pounds | 41 x 28.8 x 17 inches assembled | 8 x 20 x 16 inches folded | 40-pound weight limit

Best Double

Uppababy g-link v2 stroller.

  • Assembly 4.9 /5
  • Design 5 /5
  • Portability 4.4 /5

It folds more easily and rolls more smoothly than we expected from a stroller this size.

It doesn't fold down very small, and unfolding it could be easier.

For such a large contraption, this double stroller folds with surprising ease. We were even able to do it one-handed with a little effort, which none of us expected. Unfolding is a little trickier, as it takes some force to unhook the locking clasp. As a double stroller, the G-Link 2 is not the most compact package when folded. Plus, it's an umbrella structure, so this one probably isn't fitting in many overhead bins. Carrying it was a little unwieldy, as should be expected with a double stroller, but there is a helpful handle, and the stroller is lighter than it looks. You can actually wheel it along when it's folded instead of carrying it, but it's not easy, and it bumped into us when we did so.

We like the canopies on the G-Link 2: quality material and good coverage. There are little storage pockets behind each seat, and it comes with a cup holder. You can also fit a purse or very small backpack in the undercarriage basket. The seats have generous padding, which extends to form a sort of calf rest for the riders. The straps buckle easily and have different height options; the seat backs have two recline positions and are super easy to adjust.

The stroller rolled well over all the surfaces, even the gravel, and it made much tighter turns than we anticipated. We also like that there are no wheels in the middle of the frame (as most double umbrella strollers have), which makes it easier to push without kicking the wheels or frame. Finally, it showed no damage after our durability tests.

The Details: 21.8 pounds | 41 x 25 x 28.25 inches assembled | 14 x 40 x 17.5 inches folded | 55-pound weight limit per seat

Cybex Libelle Compact Stroller

  • Durability 4.6 /5

It's a modern-looking stroller that's easy to move.

It lacked some of the features we'd have liked to see at its price.

The Cybex Libelle Stroller looks sleek and is easy to fold down into an easy-to-store size. Unfolding this stroller is incredibly easy — perfect for families on the go. The wheels of this stroller turn more easily than some other styles and provides a smooth ride over most surfaces.

Due to its simplistic design, this stroller doesn't have extra pockets or cupholders, but its lightweight and compact style makes this a great option for traveling since the stroller can fit in the overhead bins of most airplanes. Just be aware that this model does not include a carrying strap, so if you plan to walk for long periods of time with the folded stroller, you'll have to carry it by its medal frame.

It handled pretty well over the smooth hard surfaces with no noticeable hiccups, but it struggled a bit on the gravel.

The Details: 13.7 pounds | 41 x 20 x 20 inches assembled | 8 x 22 x 14 inches folded | 55-pound weight limit

Best Maneuverability

Bugaboo butterfly stroller.

  • Assembly 4.8 /5
  • Design 4.9 /5
  • Portability 4.5 /5

It takes next to no effort to push this stroller over terrains of all types.

The instructions have pictures rather than words, so they’re a bit unclear.

From sharp turns to steep curbs to rocky terrain, the Bugaboo Butterfly Seat Stroller easily traverses it all. Built with advanced four-wheel suspension and a lightweight frame, we loved how little effort it took to push the stroller, even with one hand. The wheels seemed to absorb bumps and shock well, keeping the seat stable and the baby in place. 

We were equally impressed with the stroller’s packing and traveling capabilities. Weighing in at just over 16 pounds and boasting a compact size when folded down, the Butterfly is easy to carry and even hoist in the air to stow in a plane’s overhead bin. It’s also simple to assemble, and it remained perfectly intact and undamaged after we dropped it.

Other useful features of this stroller include a Velcro rain cover, seat cover, spacious under-seat basket, padded handlebar with a wrist strap, reclining mechanism, and an easy-to-use foot brake. 

The Details: 16.1 pounds | 36.4 x 17.7 x 40.3 inches assembled | 17.7 x 9.1 x 21.3 inches folded | 48.5-pound weight limit

Best for Air Travel

  • Assembly 4.7 /5

It easily fits in overhead bins and is a high-quality, durable option.

At 14.6 pounds, it's one of the heavier strollers we tested.

The Cybex Coya is a stylish and durable stroller families will be happy to use for their daily activities and while traveling. It folds up quickly and easily slides into airplane overhead bins for easy access as you board and de-board. The comfortable seat padding is removable for cleaning and the canopy comes down for sun and rain protection. The five-point harness is also incredibly easy to adjust and the seat itself reclines to be almost flat. Pair that with the adjustable leg rest and you have the perfect spot for your youngster to nap on the go.

We also love the cushioned handlebar that adds some extra comfort when pushing the stroller and the zippered pocket in the back of the canopy where you can store your phone or wallet for convenience. The cargo area is also a great size considering the overall compact nature of this stroller and easily fit our packed diaper bag. After our toss test, the stroller is still in great condition, although we do recommend investing in a dust bag if you're nervous about bumps and scratches while traveling.

The Details: 14.6 pounds | 38.2 x 17.3 x 31.1 inches assembled | 7.1 x 17.3 x 20.5 inches folded | 55-pound weight limit

Travel + Leisure / Joy Kim

Best Compact

Contours itsy.

Buy Buy Baby

  • Assembly 5 /5
  • Maneuverability 4 /5

There’s almost no assembly required.

Parents of older, larger children may not find it as useful.

If you like to live your life simply, the compact and convenient Contours Itsy may be the stroller for you. Right out of the box, it’s already nearly fully assembled — all you have to do is snap the bumper bar into place, which takes almost no effort. On top of that, it’s a no-frills option, so there’s no cup holder or oversized basket to weigh it down, take up space, or make things complicated. 

We did, however, love features like the secure bumper bar, easy-to-use harness, canopy with UV 50 sun protection, and padding on the crotch strap, which makes the stroller look comfortable. They also appreciated the small size of the foot rest, basket, and entire stroller in general, because it made using and transporting it a breeze.

When it was time to stow the stroller away (or pack it up for travel), we got a kick out of just how tiny it folds up — in its simplest form, it’s not much larger than a grocery bag. It’s also ultra-lightweight and easily folds with just one hand. 

The Details: 12.3 pounds | 32 x 39 x 18.2 inches assembled | 11 x 22 x 11 inches folded | 40-pound weight limit

Best Comfort

Baby jogger city tour 2 stroller.

  • Maneuverability 4.8 /5

The price is reasonable considering how solidly it performed on all our tests.

It did not fit in our overhead bin and isn't easy to fold one-handed.

Folding this stroller was pretty simple, though not quite as smooth as it was with some of the others. The unfolding process was a little finicky as well and took some practice. So what do we like about the Baby Jogger City Tour 2? The price is reasonable, it performed solidly on most of our tests, and it maneuvered exceptionally well over all surfaces. We noticed little perceptible difference between its rolling over the shag carpet and smooth wood surface, and while other strollers struggled a bit on the gravel, this one navigated it with ease.

In terms of portability, the City Tour 2 doesn't feel bulky and has a good hand carrying handle. We would have liked to see a shoulder strap, however, and it did not fit in our overhead bin. The seat back has a lot of recline, and the drawstring to pull and push the seat forward and back is easy to use. The seat has good structure and good padding; the straps work well and can be adjusted to different height levels. There's lots of leg room and adjustable calf support for the baby, and the canopy has a peekaboo window and goes up and down smoothly. We'd have appreciated some more storage space; you can't fit a backpack anywhere. When we pushed the City Tour 2 off a table, we did notice that a small foam pad came off, though we couldn't even figure out where it came from, and it did not structurally damage the stroller.

The Details: 14 pounds | 40 x 26 x 20 inches assembled | 7 x 22.5 x 19.5 inches folded | 45-pound weight limit

Best Umbrella

Uppababy jordan g-luxe stroller.

  • Portability 3.9 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.7 /5
  • Value 4.5 /5

The recline system is particularly easy to use, and the stroller stands well on its own when folded.

The button/ring-pull combination for folding it is a bit finicky and has to be timed perfectly.

The first thing to note here is that ​​umbrella strollers only fold one-dimensionally, so the result is narrow but long…like an umbrella. The other strollers on this list fold down via multiple joints and in multiple directions for a smaller and more squarish package; neither is necessarily better, but you'll want to decide what you want before buying a travel stroller.

This particular UPPAbaby model is a bit tricky to fold because the handle/ring combination used to do so is finicky and has to be timed perfectly. Once you get that, the folding is smooth, but the whole button-and-ring thing is a little annoying. As with most UPPAbaby products, however, the G-Luxe's features are pretty nice. There's an included cup holder that fits a travel mug easily, and the canopy is expansive with extra sun shade (there is no peekaboo window, however). The leg rest for the child is easy to adjust, and the straps feature a five-point harness and adjustable height levels. The seat padding is substantial without looking bulky, and the recline system, while only providing two settings, is exceptionally easy to use. The unstructured (perhaps too unstructured) pocket behind the seat is pretty spacious and in a good location, but the storage basket at the bottom of the stroller isn't particularly big.

The G-Luxe maneuvers well, with good tight turns, though it rattled noticeably over the gravel. It held up well during our durability tests and sustained no damage.

The Details : 16.5 pounds | 42.5 x 23.5 x 18.5 inches assembled | 15 x 41 x 11.75 inches folded | 55 pounds weight limit

Best Lightweight

Zoe the traveler.

  • Design 3.5 /5

The removable seat liner is machine washable.

The attachable snack tray is sold separately.

If you're heading off on a family trip and looking for a simple, lightweight travel stroller, this minimalistic design will do the trick. It's incredibly easy to assemble and takes just a few minutes to click the wheels and bumper bar into place. It also comes with a parent cupholder and back pocket to help keep your hands free throughout your journey. We did note that the cargo area is the perfect size for a small tote bag or purse, but it may not be large enough to fit diaper bags or weekender bags.

We love that this stroller comes with a removable seat liner that can be thrown in the washing machine after a trip to keep clean and fresh. The canopy can also be unzipped to expand and it has a peek-a-boo feature on top so you can check on your child without stopping. This stroller is also easy to push around on every type of terrain — especially around tight corners. The stroller is light enough to lift up stairs, but we do recommend you use two hands when carrying down the stairs. When it's time to disassemble the stroller, simply press a button on the handlebar and bend the stroller forward. It’s so easy we didn’t even need instructions to figure out how to do it. You can even fold and unfold this one-handed, perfect for on-the-go travels.

The Details : 13 pounds | 41 x 30 x 18 inches assembled | 22 x 19 x 10 inches folded | 45 pounds weight limit

Most Adjustable

Thule shine.

  • Design 4.2 /5
  • Durability 4.8 /5

Assembly is quick and easy, perfect for first-time parents.

It can be hard to turn on sharp corners.

For such a compact stroller, the Thule Shine has plenty of storage, an expandable canopy with UPF 50+ protection, a reclining seat, and adjustable leg rests — everything you need for a busy parent and growing youngster to travel comfortably. We love the fast assembly of this stroller and the security of knowing everything clicks together when positioned and popped in correctly. There is an adjustable handlebar that is super easy to figure out, an extra rain canopy that you can pack and bring with you, and it is so easy to fold down. The harness does need to be clipped in a specific order before it can be fully buckled, which might become difficult with a fussy child, but we did find the seat to be comfortable and loved that it was extremely adjustable.

During our tests, it only suffered minimal scuffing and we never felt as though it would tip or fall while maneuvering through an obstacle course. We were able to fold the stroller with just one hand, but it was difficult to get it fully locked into the travel position without using two hands. It does stand upright once folded, so you can pop it down quickly for storage, whether you're coming back home and stashing it in a closet or boarding a plane. The stroller also fits easily into car trunks, but is most suitable for gate checking and is not likely to fit in overhead airplane bins. Overall, the stroller felt durable and was light enough that most parents would be able to carry it when needed. We felt like it would last through at least a couple of kids should your family use it multiple times, which is perfect for growing families.

The Details : 21.6 pounds | 35 x 42 x 20 inches assembled | 13 x 27 x 20 inches folded | 49 pounds weight limit

Other Travel Strollers We Liked

Some of the travel strollers we tested did not make our list of recommendations. They all had positive attributes, but a few things held them back.

Summer Infant 3DLite : This is a decent budget option, but the price-to-performance ratio was just not quite as good as the Kolcraft Cloud Plus.

Doona Infant Car Seat and Latch Base : The easy-to-maneuver pick collapses into a car seat but the use case for this is too specific to pay as much as it costs, and many other stroller frames can fit a car seat.

Gb Pockit Air All Terrain : This one is incredibly light and folds easily, but there are basically zero features.

Ergobaby Metro+ Compact Stroller : While this is a sleek and stylish option, i t's not easy to carry, and the canopy adjustment makes a lot of noise, which could wake up a sleeping baby.

Munchkin Sparrow : The lightweight design is smart and thoughtful, but everything from the canopy to the storage bin is simply too small. 

Once we fully assembled all strollers in our New York City testing lab, we measured their height, length, and width, both fully opened and fully folded down. We also weighed each one, since weight is a particularly important aspect if anyone will be carrying the stroller during a trip. Then after carefully reading instructions, we repeatedly folded and unfolded each stroller. We took copious notes to record whether the folding process was intuitive and easy to execute. We considered how difficult it would be to do with a baby in one arm or with a whiny toddler pulling at our legs.

While each stroller was in its most compact setup, we tested it for portability. Is it easy to pick up? Comfortable to carry? Are there good handles and straps? Is it compact enough to fit in an airplane overhead bin (we constructed our own makeshift one according to standard airline measurements using a storage rack and a box). We recorded all this and more.

Next we carefully examined each stroller for included features. We looked for seat reclining and cushioning, cup holders, baskets and other storage space, canopy cover for protection from the weather, seat cushioning and reclining, and more. We tried the features out and took detailed notes on whether they were functional and helpful. We also practiced buckling and unbuckling the straps.

Then we put 25-pound sandbags in every stroller. We wheeled them forward and backward over hard floor, carpet, and gravel. We practiced U-turns and pivots and even wheeled them through a miniature obstacle course of cones. We also noted how well the brakes worked and if they were easy to engage.

Finally, we gave all of the strollers a durability test. We dropped each one from waist height and then pushed each off of a table slightly higher than that. We examined each after the falls to see if there was any damage.

After completing our lab tests, we sent each stroller out to real families to use these strollers over a period of six months to really put them to the test. Throughout the testing period, we asked how each stroller was holding up in terms of durability, comfort, portability, and more and updated our findings here.

Tips for Buying a Travel Stroller

Consider the types of travel strollers.

Not all travel strollers are designed with the same priorities in mind. Some may emphasize a lightweight and packable style while others are focused on maneuverability or durability. There are umbrella strollers, that are best for toddlers, but light enough for travel; jogging strollers with advanced suspension for smooth rides; and even full-sized strollers that may not seem best for air travel, but often include great features like storage compartments and padded seats when portability is less of an issue. When it comes to selecting the best travel stroller for your family, think about portability and convenience, but don't forget about comfort and bonus accessories to make your trip a smooth and unforgettable experience.

Pay attention to folded size

The biggest differentiator between a regular stroller and a travel stroller is that a travel stroller should pack up more compactly. You'll want it to fit easily into car trunks or train/airplane compartments without taking up much space. The Joolz Aer , our top pick, folds down to 8.5 (height) x 21 (length) x 17.75 (width) inches. That's a good guide for a stroller that will fit nicely into the aforementioned compartments.

Remember storage space and other features

Just because your travel stroller might be a smaller and more scaled-down version of your everyday stroller, you shouldn't have to suffer from a lack of convenience. Good travel strollers still offer some storage space for small bags, toys, snacks, etc. Remember, you can always add a drink caddy for both your stroller and luggage. The seat for your baby should be padded and comfortable and able to recline; keep an eye out for a canopy that offers good coverage and buckles and straps that are easy to use. So, while compact folding and good portability are what make a travel stroller a travel stroller, be sure to look closely at the other features a stroller does (or does not) include.

Prioritize comfort and safety

At the end of the day, your stroller needs to be safe and comfortable for your child. Check for good, padded seats that recline. Make sure the straps don't look like they'd cut into your baby's shoulder or chest, and take note if there are leg rests. Note if the wheels can handle different surfaces well enough to keep the stroller from shaking and rattling too much.

If you can fit it in the overhead, you can bring it on board. If you have an umbrella model or are using your regular (non-travel) stroller, your best bet is to gate check it. But many travel strollers fold down so compactly that they fit easily into an overhead bin. In general, carry-on luggage should be 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 inches) or less. You can reference the FAA website for more guidance.

In short, a travel stroller is lighter than an everyday stroller and folds down far smaller. This means that the frames are usually thinner and have several folding joints, and the wheels will be smaller and less suited for rough terrain. Storage space, cup holders, and other accessories will usually be kept to a minimum. But a good travel stroller should give you everything you really need and even function well enough to be used every day — all while folding down nice and small and being easy to carry or pack away.

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

Chris Abell is the Associate Editorial Director at Travel + Leisure , and he is a parent and frequent traveler. He's owned the Uppababy G-Luxe and the Joolz Aer, and he helped design and execute the testing for all the strollers on this list. Chris and associate commerce editor Hillary Maglin worked with a team of other editors and parents to test these strollers in our New York City lab space.

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Best Double Strollers of 2024

The best double strollers are the ones that do it all: they’re durable, portable, easy to maneuver, and customizable to grow with your kids and the ever-changing needs of your family. That said, parents have different priorities. Maybe you’re shopping for a set of twins; maybe you’ve got a newborn and a toddler. Frequent-traveler families will want to prioritize a lightweight, collapsible double stroller that won’t cause extra hassle at the airport. If you’re a runner, you want a jogging stroller that will let you and your two kids take to the streets to train.

But one priority remains the same for all parents: You want your stroller to be as safe as possible. So we polled parents, combed through ratings and regulations, and consulted baby safety experts to round up the best double strollers.

Table of Contents

  • Best Double Strollers
  • Things To Consider When Buying
  • How We Chose

Baby Jogger City Mini  »

Baby Jogger City Mini

Suspension and “forever air” tires make all-terrain travel comfortable

Best balance between heavy-duty durability and lightweight construction

Ease of folding for travel

Can be used with most Britax, Cybex, Graco, and Maxi Cosi infant car seats

Some parents find the optional add-on glider board for older children unwieldy

Minimal storage options within the stroller

Among all the parents we polled, no stroller was more frequently recommended than the Baby Jogger City Mini. This is the double stroller that best combines reliability and flexibility – all below a $750 price point.

“I always call it like, a top-of-the-line Honda,” says Amanda Ziobro, who has twin boys and is a solo mom by choice (and thus has zero time or extra hands to fuss with a difficult stroller construction). “It’s not the most crazy expensive but you still get a lot of bells and whistles. The suspension is great, and I can take it on trails really easily. I’ve even done OK at the beach. It just feels really solid.”

But often, a stroller’s durability comes at the cost of maneuverability, as many of the more rugged models are in turn heavy and unwieldy. Not so with the Baby Jogger. “It’s really easy to open and close, even the nice vent it has,” continues Ziobro. “I lay the twins down in the summer to keep them cool. Twin strollers are tough, and I love the Baby Jogger’s side-by-side build because I don’t want one of my boys feeling left out in the back. And it fits into doors just fine. Even in older buildings, so far.”

New York City mom Cat B. concurs: “I like the City Mini because it’s so lightweight and easy to fold,” she says. “It’s a great travel stroller and even though it’s a side-by-side, it still fits standard 36-inch doors.”

Chicago mom Megan K. switched to a Baby Jogger after frustrations with her Uppa Baby double stroller. “The second seat for the Uppa Baby isn’t a full-sized seat,” she explains. “The Baby Jogger fits two full-sized seats in both positions.” Plus, in addition to the Baby Jogger’s excellent suspension, it touts “forever air” tires, which are filled with a lightweight foam so they’ll never go flat.

Summer Infant 3DLite  »

Summer Infant 3DLite

Best price on the market

Lightweight, easy to fold and maneuver

Seats offer individual recline so you can keep one upright as needed

Extended canopy/sunshades easily cover both children

Umbrella handles for ease of carrying

Spacious storage underneath

Super lightweight so wear and tear shows earlier than more durable options

Better for younger babies due to seat size

Some parents have noted that the downward slope of seats makes children prone to falling out if unbuckled (they should be buckled for safety regardless!)

If a double stroller that’s less than $200 and under 22 pounds sounds like a dream come true to you, the Summer Infant 3DLite is the best option. Weighing only 21.4 pounds and with easy-grip umbrella handles, it’s easy to haul up and down flights of stairs and to pop in and out of car/airplane/closet storage spaces. It’s a side-by-side seat model that easily fits through standard doors, and parents rave about the ease of folding it for travel or simply everyday storage. Additional features include a wide sunshade canopy to facilitate sunny walks and naps, plus individual-seat recline (in case only one baby is ready to nap at a time).

On the flip side, super lightweight materials aren’t the most durable, so the Summer Infant 3DLite likely won’t last a decade like some higher-end models. Some parents complain of wear and tear showing soon, including parts of the stroller bending or folding. But that’s often the tradeoff; something so easy-breezy is bound to have a shorter shelf life. It does have summer in its title after all!

Joovy Qool  »

Joovy Qool

Highest seat weight limit available at 55 pounds makes it a tandem option that actually works with an older, bigger kid

Attachable bench seat converts it to a triple stroller

Excellent maneuverability for a heavy stroller

Additional features like snack/cup holders

100% recycled materials

One of the heavier stroller options, not ideal for stairs

Some parents have noted that the individual-recline seats don’t leave leg room for the non-reclined baby

A tandem double stroller is the natural choice if you have both an infant and toddler. However, Jamie Grayson, a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and baby gear expert, says there’s a drawback. “With the tandems that are front-back, a lot of these add-on seats have a much lower weight limit than the seat you start with,” explains Grayson. The Joovy Qool tandem, Grayson says, “goes to 55 pounds per seat, and to my knowledge that’s the highest weight limit of any tandem stroller seat.” It’s a heavier option overall in order to support this limit, but it’s the top choice if you have an older, bigger kid in the mix. Plus, “there is a ride-along bench seat that you can attach, so it’s a single to a double to a triple,” Grayson adds.

With this level of flexibility in size, weight, and number of kids, you really can’t go wrong with Joovy Qool. (That is, unless your primary double stroller goals involve a lighter weight and a low price point, in which case scroll back up to the Summer 3DLite above.) Its additional features, such as a swivel-front wheel and included swing-open snack tray and cup holder, are simply the icing on the cake. Plus, it’s made from 100% recycled materials – 110 plastic water bottles per stroller, in fact.

B.O.B. Revolution Pro Double  »

B.O.B. Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie

Ease of steering

Good function and suspension on rugged terrain and for curb hopping

Works as a jogging stroller

Additional features including storage and sun covers

Bulky – difficult to fit into indoor spaces and some doorways

Not designed for travel

This double stroller has many twin parents raving about it, including Washington mom Madison Borunda: “I’ll forever sing the praises of the double B.O.B.,” she exclaims. “It was super easy to maneuver on long distances. It has nice storage, and I like the sun covers. We also bought a rain cover that worked well.”

Tennessee twin mom Loie Rawding agrees, calling her B.O.B. “Rugged but light. It was easy to maneuver, you can jog with it – or not – and it doubled as a playground in a pinch.” Most parents who love the B.O.B. acknowledge that its various superpowers do come with a cost: it’s clunky. “It’s not easy to get into shops or small doorways,” says Borunda. Rawding adds that its size makes it “not ideal for long-distance travel. But for twins, it was top-notch for this mama who prioritizes walkable daily living. And I can confirm that it fits on a ferry gangplank!”

“It’s not for travel,” agrees California mom Angela Jarmon “But I love it for everyday [use]. I walk the kids to school in it, it can pop a curb and you can even run with it if you’re feeling ambitious!”

Bugaboo Donkey  »

Bugaboo Donkey

All-terrain excellence: structure and suspension creates a smooth ride on bumpy ground

Customizable setup – can convert double to single

Compatible with most major car seats and brands

Heavier stroller makes it less portable for travel

Weight capacity per seat is 7 pounds less than Joovy Qool, so older kids may age out faster

At $1,500, it’s pricey

Sometimes, with an expensive pick like the Bugaboo Donkey, you get what you pay for. This Cadillac of double strollers is known for its excellent suspension system, providing kids with smooth sailing over rough terrain. It’s also incredibly customizable. It accommodates two side-by-side bassinets. If you want to use it for just one child, the frame easily adjusts to narrow down in width.

“I looooove our Bugaboo Donkey,” says Tennessee mom of two Amanda Cannon. “It may not be the most travel-friendly thing in the world, but it’s the best one I’ve had. You can have a toddler seat and a bassinet, two bassinets, two seats and/or use it as a single!” And those transformations between the Donkey’s different iterations are remarkably easy, say parents – because no harried parent wants to feel overwhelmed or outsmarted by their stroller.

“I really do like the Bugaboo Donkey,” concurs Grayson. “Even though it’s a little heavier and out of a lot of people’s price range, it’s a really wonderful product.”

Joovy Kooper X2  »

Joovy Kooper X2

Super compact and easy to fold to 26 in x 30.3 in. x 12.8 in.

One-handed steering not usually available in a compact stroller

Plenty of storage options

One-step linked parking brake

Not car seat compatible

Despite fitting taller children height-wise, its weight limit is 50 pounds per child compared to the Joovy Qool’s 55

The Joovy Kooper X2 is one of very few tri-fold strollers on the market, and it folds down to just 26 in. L x 30.3 in. W x 12.8 in. H for a super compact travel structure. The Kooper also scores points for storage options (seven different spacious compartments), sun protection, smooth steering, and a one-step linked parking brake that secures both sides. It’s even rated highly for taller children given its seat size – big praise for a compact!

Many lightweight, travel-focused strollers come with hooked umbrella handles that make the folded version easy to carry or even hang in a closet for storage. But those handles can, in turn, make steering more unwieldy – especially if you’re hauling around all the stuff that comes with two kids. The Joovy Kooper solves this problem without compromising lightness: “In terms of lightweight, the Joovy Kooper X2 is very good,” says Grayson. “It’s got a one-handed fold; it’s not like an umbrella stroller, so you actually can steer it one-handed.” That’s a huge plus for parents, most of whom tend to have their hands full (literally).

Zoe The Twin V1  »

Zoe Stroller

Useful storage and snack tray add-ons

You can change out wheels to upgrade for rougher terrain

Meets Disney Parks requirements

Not suitable for larger children (45-pound weight limit per seat)

Some parents have noted difficulty reaching Zoe customer service

If you thought a travel stroller had to be thin and flimsy, think again. The Zoe hits all the travel marks – lightweight design, compact fold, meets Disney Parks requirements for entry – without sacrificing style or structure.

Mom Jacqueline Mendelsohn, aka The Mod Traveller , swears by her Zoe The Twin for travel. “It’s big enough for both my 3-year-old and my tall and heavy 5-year-old. The seats recline back pretty far for naps, and the sun canopy extends practically all the way over, providing excellent coverage,” Mendelsohn says. “It has ample storage underneath, folds super easily, and you can upgrade the wheels for extra traction. This worked out perfectly on our recent trip to Europe – even with cobblestone streets. Lastly, it’s aesthetically nice-looking.”

Zoe also offers snack tray and travel-bag add-ons. The latter is particularly useful if you’re gate-checking this stroller before your flight. Just pop off the entire travel bag for your in-seat personal item and there’s no need to transfer diapers, wipes, and snacks (or pack double).

Thule UrbanGlide 2  »

Thule Urban Glide 2

Streamlined structure, rear-wheel suspension, and swivel wheel with lock make this the best jogging option

Compatible with the longest list of infant car seats

Use right from birth thanks to an infant seat adaptor

Max sitting height is 21 inches – cannot accommodate older/larger children

Parent users have remarked that the swivel-wheel lock sometimes malfunctions. This is not dangerous but makes the stroller more difficult to jog with

“This is a great jogging stroller,” Holly Choi says of the Thule UrbanGlide 2 double stroller, which garners rave reviews from parents for its sleek, ergonomic design that’s comfy for both the runner and the rider thanks to excellent rear-wheel suspension and an adjustable handlebar. And while that suspension ensures easy travel on rough terrain, many parents note that the Thule UrbanGlide 2 is much more lightweight and easier to push than many of the heavy all-terrain options on the market. Its swivel front wheel makes for easy maneuvering around the grocery store or pickup line, but also locks in place for more streamlined jogging. There’s a twist hand brake that’s integrated into the stroller to provide speed control when running over bumpy terrain or downhill.

One-handed recline and one-handed fold features give the Thule UrbanGlide2 even more points for maneuverability – on top of its ease of steering. It’s also one of few double strollers to add extra features focused on the child’s experience and comfort: there’s a performance sunshade, side ventilation windows, a multi-position canopy, and of course plenty of space for their snacks.

Veer Switch & Roll  »

Veer Switch & Roll

Convertible and customizable in size, shape, and number of seats

Veer Switchback seat doubles as a high chair or bicycle seat with adapter

Surprisingly lightweight given how much this product does and includes

Expensive initial investment

Front seat has only a 40-pound weight limit; rear seat holds up to 50 pounds

Veer takes “convertible” to a whole new level: Not only is it a tandem double with so many customizable setups (two kids facing you? Two facing forward? One of each?!), it’s part of an entire system that lets the same stroller seat moonlight as a high chair or even a bicycle seat. Cat B. loves the Veer for its versatility – and plenty of parents agree. “It’s so modular and has a high weight limit for each seat,” Cat says.

“I’m a big fan of the Veer Switchback system,” agrees Grayson. He points out that it’s compatible with a wide range of infant car seat brands and styles – not surprising for a true chameleon of a stroller that’s also compatible with your bicycle!

The Bottom Line

The best double stroller is the one that fits into your family. “Take your lifestyle into account,” urges Choi. Find the stroller that fits you — not the other way around.” Look for options that are durable, portable, easy to maneuver, and customizable to grow with your kids and the ever-changing needs of your family.

Our top overall pick for the best double stroller, the BabyJogger City Mini, strikes the best balance between light and strong and rightfully garners rave reviews from parents for maneuverability and everyday use. But the most important thing when shopping for a double stroller is to think more about your family than your stroller.

Things To Consider When Buying Double Strollers

Safety features and certifications: In the U.S., all strollers must meet government standards such as performance requirements, testing, and labeling. All of this is to ensure the manufacturer is addressing and avoiding any potential issues or hazards, from instability to brake malfunction to potential wheel detachment.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), stroller testing must occur via a third-party independent laboratory accepted by the CPSC in order to be in compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The goal of the Act and of ongoing U.S. “carriage and stroller standards” is to work to prevent occurrences of injury or death and to hold manufacturers accountable.

Stroller weight and foldability: There’s a considerable range of double stroller weights out there, with the lightest options weighing as little as 19 pounds and some heavy-duty models clocking in up to 40. And as with anything on the stroller spectrum, the weight that’s best for you depends on your lifestyle and daily schedule. If you live in a walk-up or hop on a plane with your twins every month, no stroller bells and whistles are likely worth the extra heft. If your primary double stroller usage is making frequent or long loops over different levels of terrain outdoors, you’ll want to compromise on foldability in favor of a sturdier option.

And not all stroller-folds are created equal. Take into account whether you want to prioritize a one-handed fold for speed, or if you prefer a certain stroller model’s features and can manage a double-hand fold in exchange. Our top compact-fold pick, the Joovy Kooper X2, is a rare double stroller that folds three times for the flattest shape possible – and you can do all three folds one-handed.

Maneuverability and wheel type: For maneuverability, the most important decision will be whether to go with a tandem or side-by-side double stroller, each of which has pros and cons in how, where, and when you handle it. The former will be easier in different-sized spaces with younger/lighter children; the latter can manage even distribution of heavier weights but needs a wider berth.

The most common materials for stroller wheels are rubber, PU (Polyurethane), or EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate). Rubber and PA are ideal for grip if you’re covering a lot of outdoor terrain, and EVA is the easiest to maneuver if you’re doing a lot of indoor or hard-surface walking. Rubber wheels are typically filled with air, and this makes a great combo for working with suspension if you’re running or jogging. PU wheels are foam-filled rather than air-filled, which makes them somewhat harder than rubber wheels, but also longer-lasting since they’ll never go flat. A third wheel option is Aerotech, a puncture-proof hybrid of EVA and rubber, but it’s less common.

Storage space and accessibility: Consider where you’ll be storing your double stroller – and how and how often you’ll need to access it. If you live in a multi-floor walk-up, you’ll want the lightest option possible. If you drive a smaller car, look for the most compact-folding option.

“If you plan to take your stroller with you on outings where you’ll be putting it in the cargo area of your vehicle, ensure it fits!” reminds Choi. “This is a hugely overlooked part of the stroller-buying process and many families are surprised when their gear doesn’t fit in their vehicle.”

Similarly, you’ll want to take stock of your home and your typical haunts. Will your dream double-wide stroller fit through all the doorways? We’re not saying you have to take a tape measure to your grocery store checkout aisle … but it’s not the worst idea!

How We Chose the Best Double Strollers

At U.S. News 360 Reviews, our editors polled parents (of twins as well as infant-toddler pairs), consulted baby gear and safety professionals, and tapped into our own experience as parenting editors and product testers to narrow down the 50+ highest-rated strollers on the market to our top picks. We examined both types of double strollers (tandem and side-by-side) and took into account stroller weight, structure, ease of maneuverability, compact folding and storage options, and any additional features parents may want to consider.


Our contributors, editors, and experts have decades of experience with baby and family products, content, and research. Holly Choi of Safe Beginnings First Aid is a baby and toddler safety expert and is one of North America’s leading providers of child injury prevention education. She is a certified first aid instructor and a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) with Safe Kids Worldwide and the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC), where she is currently on the board of directors. She is a member of the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS)

Jamie Grayson , a dual-certified CPST in both the U.S. and Canada, has been a top baby gear and child safety expert for more than a decade. He spent years as a product demonstrator at buybuyBaby and now via his social media platforms, where he educates thousands of parents on how to make smart and safe choices when it comes to baby gear.

Amelia Edelman , the author of this piece and a contributing writer for 360 reviews, has 16 years of editorial experience and has previously held positions as the Senior Editorial Director at Parents (formerly Parents Magazine), the Assistant General Manager of Verywell Family, the Senior Parenting Editor at SheKnows, and many others where she has tested and reviewed all types of strollers and other baby gear. Her own children, however, are 1 and 8, so she is grateful to have missed the double-stroller window.

“If you’re intending to use the stroller from birth, ensure the chosen stroller can safely accommodate a newborn,” Choi reminds parents-to-be. “Certain strollers may not be equipped for this and may require additional approved accessories, like an infant insert or bassinet attachment.” Once you’ve ensured your choice is age-appropriate and meets all regulations, your primary concerns will be durability and functionality.

When selecting a double stroller, don’t stress about choosing between the two types: “Safety-wise, between tandem and side-by-side, there aren't any differences or concerns at all,” says Grayson. It’s purely a lifestyle and preference choice.

Examine your lifestyle and your family’s needs: where you live, how often you travel, the size of your trunk if you own a vehicle, and what terrain you’re planning to cover. “If you have to haul the stroller up or down a flight of stairs, double strollers can be quite heavy and you may want to consider a lightweight option,” offers Choi.

Similarly, you’ll want to think about the ages and weights of your children, as well as how often and where you’ll be using the stroller: Will you be jogging outdoors? Making lots of indoor jaunts around the shopping mall? Flying frequently with your family and needing to navigate airports? Answering these questions before you shop for your double stroller will help you narrow down options by stroller type, wheel material, and more before you even start looking at the prices and finding a match for your budget.

As mentioned by Grayson, safety-wise they’re the same. But there are pros and cons to each in terms of functionality. “Side-by-side strollers are always easier to maneuver because of weight distribution,” he explains, “but then you’re dealing with a 30-inch-wide stroller. So they fit through a standard door. But not every door is normal!”

Choi also emphasizes the doorway-width consideration: “Tandem strollers are especially convenient if you plan to take your stroller shopping or into other buildings regularly. Navigating a double stroller indoors can be quite challenging.”

But tandems can pose their own problems as kids get older and heavier. “With twins, when they’re young, the front-back situation is OK,” Grayson explains. “But with heavy weight in the front of a tandem stroller, it can be harder to maneuver or pop up a curve."

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Best Double Strollers of 2024

Double stroller are an investment, but crucial to getting out when you have two (or more) kids close in age., by jen labracio | medically reviewed by holly peretz ot.

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If you have more than one little one on the way or you’re having a second baby while your first is still in diapers , you probably have a lot of questions. Will I ever sleep again? How many cups of coffee is too many cups of coffee? And how will I get around with two kiddos in tow? Push two strollers ?

While we may not be able to help with those first two questions, we can help with the last two. Meet the double stroller : a parent’s best friend when you have two (or more) kids close in age.

Babylist’s Top Picks for the Best Double Strollers

  • Best Side-by-Side: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller
  • Best Convertible: UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller
  • Best More Affordable Convertible: Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller 2.0
  • Best Affordable Double: Graco Ready2Grow LX 2.0 Double Stroller
  • Best for Travel: Zoe Twin+
  • Best Lightweight: Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller
  • Best for Twins: Bugaboo Donkey5 Mono Complete Stroller
  • Best Jogging: BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Double Jogging Stroller
  • Best Stroller Wagon: Evenflo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon
  • Best Eco-Friendly: Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Jogging Stroller
  • Best Umbrella: Summer Infant 3Dlite Double Convenience Lightweight Double Stroller

In This Article

  • How We Chose the Best Double Strollers
  • Our Top Picks

Do You Need a Double Stroller?

Types of double strollers, what to consider before buying a double stroller, frequently asked questions, babylist’s picks for the best double strollers, best side-by-side double stroller.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller - Jet - $719.99.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller - Jet

  • Quick, easy fold
  • Near-flat seat recline
  • Forever Air rubber tires

What Our Experts Say

Baby Jogger strollers are known for their easy, one-handed folds, and this double version is no exception. With just one handle pull, this side-by-side stroller folds down quickly and completely flat—no small feat for any stroller, but especially for a double. It’s definitely our favorite feature about this side-by-side double and the thing parents rave about the most. We also love this stroller’s maneuverability and that it fits through 36-inch doorways, which isn’t always the case with all doubles. Each canopy has its own peek-a-boo window and the seats have near-flat independent reclines for napping on the go, two more standouts.

What’s Worth Considering

This stroller can hold one car seat with an adaptor, but can’t hold two, so it’s not a great choice for twins. (For multiples, check out the City Select 2 , a convertible stroller that offers up to 24 riding possibilities, including adding two infant car seats.) The storage basket is also on the smaller side and tough to reach from behind.

What Babylist Parents Say

“It’s a bit big, and you should make sure it fits in your car first. But it maneuvers so well and makes it easy to stroll with two kids.” -Kenna

Additional Specs

Best convertible double stroller.

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller - Anthony - $999.99.

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller - Anthony

  • Can accommodate up to three kids
  • Lots of configurations (including for twins)
  • Smooth ride and lots of high-end features

The Vista is a high-quality, extremely durable convertible stroller that’s just as popular with parents who use it in its single mode as it is with those who use it as a tandem double. It’s one of the best strollers around for a growing family, built to accommodate up to three kids with the addition of Uppa’s Rumble Seat and a Ride-Along Board . (It also works for twins; it can accommodate two bassinets, two car seats or two toddler seats at the same time.) It’s pricey, but it comes with a lot: a bassinet, a rain/bug shield, more than ample storage space in the basket for up to 30 pounds of stuff and a toddler seat for kids up to 50 pounds. It’s also beautifully designed, boasts an impressive suspension system for a smooth ride (even over uneven surfaces) and is sturdy enough to withstand years of heavy use.

There’s no getting around the fact that a fully loaded Vista is tough to push and steer. It’s especially front-heavy when a toddler sits in the bottom seat, which is probably the stroller’s biggest fault. It’s also bulky, pricey and not super easy to break down.

“We love it—both us and the kids. It’s a good value. The ability to add on the toddler standing board is very cool, and it’s easy to fold. The only drawback is it’s difficult to put the folded stroller into our trunk.” -Lisa S.

Best More Affordable Convertible Double Stroller

Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller 2.0 - Sky/Windowpane Canopy With Penny Leather - $450.00.

Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller 2.0 - Sky/Windowpane Canopy With Penny Leather

  • High-end features at an affordable price point
  • 18+ different seat configurations
  • Modern, fun colors and fabrics

If you have your eyes on the Vista but can’t justify the price tag, you’re in luck. Mockingbird is a direct-to-consumer brand that skips the retail markups so they can bring you a luxury stroller for a whole lot less. Sharing many of the same features as UPPAbaby’s Vista stroller, the Mockingbird Single-to-Double 2.0 boasts 18+ configurations and a one-handed fold at about a third of the price. Both seats are the same size and can be switched to either forward- or parent-facing. This stroller works from birth with the addition of a car seat (it’s compatible with the widest range of top rated infant car seats —just remember you’ll need adapters), the Mockingbird Bassinet or Infant Seat Insert , both sold separately. There’s also a Riding Board if that attaches to the back of the stroller and lets an addition rider sit or stand as you stroll. And we love all of the fabric canopy color and pattern options.

Overall, the Mockingbird isn’t quite as sturdy and doesn’t offer quite as smooth of a ride as the Vista—but thanks to the updated suspension in the 2.0 version it’s pretty close, which is really impressive considering the stroller’s much more affordable price tag. And much like the Vista, it can feel a bit unwieldy when you’re pushing it in tandem mode.

For another single-to-double convertible stroller option that’s a little easier on the wallet, check out Evenflo’s Pivot Xpand . It’s not quite as luxe as the Vista or the Mockingbird but it’s versatile (works for one, two or three kids using various attachments), offers a fairly smooth ride and has some really nice features like a large storage basket, modular seating, large tires and rear-wheel suspension.

Best Affordable Double Stroller

Graco Ready2Grow LX 2.0 Double Stroller - Clark - $269.99.

Graco Ready2Grow LX 2.0 Double Stroller - Clark

  • Budget-friendly
  • Lots of accessories
  • Bench or standing option for toddlers

This budget-friendly double stroller is one of the most affordable on our best-of list and will save your wallet without sacrificing on features. The Duo has a ton of different riding options, which is pretty impressive considering its price tag. The stroller comes with two stroller seats, a bench seat and a standing platform, and you can mix and match as needed. It also accepts two infant car seats, making it a twin-friendly option. The other standout feature is the fold. It’s pretty compact and folds the same way as most single strollers, so although it will take up a bit more room in your trunk or storage space, it’s a definite pro. The storage basket is pretty large and each seat features a full-size canopy.

This double stroller offers a lot for the price, but there are some drawbacks. The Ready2Grow only accepts Graco brand car seats. It also has plastic wheels (not rubber), so it doesn’t ride smoothly on uneven terrain. The seats can be a bit cramped for two toddlers, and the rear seat can only be used in the parent-facing position.

“Super smooth and so easy to add car seat to. I wish the seats had more padded options and the front one had a snack tray, but not the end of the world. Much more realistic in price then the Mockingbird.” -Christina

Best Double Stroller for Travel

Zoe Twin+  - $449.00.

  • Lightweight
  • Quick, compact fold perfect for on-the-go
  • Disney-approved

Traveling with two kids can be stressful, but choosing a travel stroller doesn’t have to be. The Twin+ has all of the features we look for in a double travel stroller: it’s light, narrow, features a quick, one-handed compact fold and comes with a child snack holder and parent cup holder. At only 19 pounds and 29 inches wide, it easily fits through standard doorways and is Disney-approved. There’s even an option to turn it into a stroller for three (or four!) by adding a triple or a quad seat.

While pushing this stroller on (mostly) flat surfaces is easy, it’s not so great when it comes to bumpier terrain. There’s no option to attach car seats and the seats don’t recline completely flat, so it’s not a great choice for newborns.

“This stroller is everything! It is lightweight, allowing me to easily get it out the SUV, glides so smoothly across the ground and folds practically flat! Hands down the best stroller we’ve owned!” -Amy

Best Lightweight Double Stroller

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller - Black - $249.99.

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller - Black

  • Lightest tandem on the market
  • Good for baby + toddler
  • Compact frame

Not all double strollers have to be big, bulky and heavy. Weighing in at just 23.5 pounds, the Joovy Caboose is the lightest tandem stroller on the market and one of the most compact. It’s built for a baby and a toddler, with room for the baby in a car seat or five-point harness up front and an older child in the back either sitting or standing on a sliding bench seat. Parents especially love the stability of the standing platform, much more so than stroller board attachments found on many other brands.

If your little one is, let’s say…willful, this sit-and-stand stroller may not be a great option. Joovy does sell a rear seat attachment for children under two and a half years old who aren’t yet ready to stand.

“Handles very well, and it sets up and breaks down easily, and it’s not too bulky. The storage underneath the stroller is too small though.” -S. Holmes

Best Double Stroller for Twins

Bugaboo donkey5 mono complete stroller - stormy blue.

  • Slim profile; fits through most doorways
  • Unmatched suspension and maneuverability

Not all double strollers are created equally, especially when it comes to twins. If you’re shopping for a twin stroller, you’ll want to make sure it accommodates two bassinets and/or two infant car seats at the same time. You’ll also want to be conscious of storage, maneuverability and the stroller’s width. Bugaboo’s Donkey5 gets an A++ in all of these categories. It’s one of the narrowest doubles on the market, so fitting through standard doorways and other crowded spaces won’t be an issue. There’s an incredible suspension system for a smooth ride even over bumpy terrain (it can even curb hop!) and an adjustable handlebar for strollers of different heights. It even pushes and turns easily, making you (almost) forget you’re hauling around twice the weight as most parents.

The Donkey5 is a luxury stroller and with that comes a luxury price tag, especially when you start adding on twin must-haves like the Duo Extension Set and the Twin Bassinet Fabric set. But if your double stroller is your main mode of transportation each and every day, we believe this expensive stroller is well worth the high price tag if you can swing it.

While still pricey, the Valco Trend Duo is another side-by-side option that’s about half the price of the Donkey and is similarly loved by twin parents.

Best Double Jogging Stroller

Bob gear revolution flex 3.0 duallie double jogging stroller - graphite black.

  • Effortlessly handles any terrain for a comfortable ride
  • 9-position adjustable handlebar
  • Tons of storage

Jogging with one kid is impressive enough, but jogging with two? You rock. The double version of Bob’s popular running stroller will help you get your sweat on with its impressive mountain-bike style suspension system, comfortable seats and nine-position adjustable handlebar for parents or caregivers of any height. There’s tons of storage—both under the stroller and in any of the ten pockets—and XL sun canopies so you can get out in any type of weather. It also pairs with many popular infant car seats and fits through most doorways.

Although this double jogger does fit through most doorways, it’s a big, bulky stroller—so be sure to do some measuring before you buy, especially if you’ll be loading it in and out of your trunk on the regular.

Looking for something a bit sleeker that can still handle any terrain? You may want to also check out the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double Stroller .

Best Double Stroller Wagon

Evenflo pivot xplore all-terrain stroller wagon - wayfarer.

  • Stroller + wagon hybrid
  • Tackles all types of terrain
  • Very versatile

We know what you’re thinking: this isn’t a double stroller. But wait! The Pivot Xplore is a wagon + stroller hybrid and a super fun way to transport two kids when you’re on the go. Stroller wagons can be a great alternative for pushing kids around, especially when you go to the beach or park. With one quick flip of the handle, the Xplore transforms from a wagon into a stroller that’s suitable for kids from six months up to five years old. (You can get even more versatility by adding in a toddler seat and a car seat adapter , sold separately.) The all-terrain wheels tackle almost any surface and the wagon features a telescoping handle to accommodate different heights.

The Xplore doesn’t handle all that well on the beach, especially on softer sand. For a beach-ready stroller wagon check out the Veer Cruiser .

“This is such a great wagon! It is definitely become one of our go-to strollers/travel system. We used it with the infant seat attachment when my son was a newborn and it was very sturdy. My son now sits in the wagon and loves being in it. It folds down to a great size and doesn’t take up the entire trunk. I love the push and pull options of the handle. I definitely recommend this wagon!” -Jessica

Best Eco-Friendly Double Stroller

Bumbleride indie twin double jogging stroller - sea glass.

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Dual car seat and bassinet compatible
  • All-wheel suspension

Bumbleride has kept one million plastic water bottles out of landfills since 2011. If that’s not reason enough to love them, we’re not sure what is. (Turns out their strollers are pretty great too.) The Indie Twin is an environmentally friendly stroller that’s great for twins or for kids of different ages. This side-by-side works from birth either with the fully reclining seats + adjustable footrest or with the addition of two car seats or two bassinets (sold separately) and features all-wheel suspension for a smooth ride. There’s a one-step fold and gripped handles for carrying plus lots of convenient features like large canopies each with a peekaboo window and a roomy cargo basket.

The biggest complaint from parents is head and legroom; lots of parents wish there was a bit more, especially those with toddlers on the taller side.

Best Double Umbrella Stroller

Summer infant 3dlite double convenience lightweight double stroller.

  • Lightweight stroller
  • Carry handle for easier transport
  • Dual adjustable seats and canopies

While not the sturdiest or the most accessorized in the stroller world, umbrella strollers are lightweight, generally very affordable and super convenient for travel or day trips and make a great addition to your stroller lineup. This double umbrella stroller checks all of those boxes. Notable features include individually reclining seats and adjustable canopies, a compact fold and light weight, a carry strap for when you need to take it on the go, a fairly large storage basket and a parent cup holder.

One of the biggest flaws of umbrella strollers is that the handlebars don’t adjust up or down, making them tricky to push if you’re on the taller side. Other parent complaints include a fold that’s tricky to master without a little practice.

If you’re looking for a higher-end double umbrella option, check out the UPPAbaby G-Link V2 .

Other Double Strollers We Love

  • The Mountain Buggy Nano Duo Buggy is a lightweight option that makes a solid choice if you’re looking for a double travel stroller. It weighs in at about 20 pounds and is easy to fold and carry. It’s also newborn compatible.
  • Nuna’s DEMI Next Stroller is a convertible single-to-double option that rivals the UPPAbaby Vista V2. There are 25+ modes of use (including for twins) and features custom dual suspension for an incredibly smooth ride.
  • The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller is an affordable choice if you’re looking for multiple seating options for a baby and a toddler. Older toddlers love the independence of the standing bench and parents love the one-handed fold.
  • Joovy’s Kooper X2 Double Stroller is a side-by-side loved for its narrow width, one-handed fold and XL wheels.

How We Choose the Best Double Strollers

  • We analyzed results from Babylist’s Best Baby Products survey, which polled 6,000 Babylist users and asked them to share the baby products they love the most and why.
  • We utilized insight from the Babylist editorial team, including Gear Editor Jen LaBracio, an expert in the baby space for over six years and a mom of two who has written hundreds of baby gear guides and personally researched and tested hundreds of baby products, including many double strollers.
  • We reviewed customer reviews from hundreds of real Babylist parents.

Most parents with multiple kids close in age choose to purchase a double stroller—and use it a lot . But it’s a big investment. If you already have a single stroller and aren’t sure you want to pony up for a double, there are a few options to explore.

  • Stroller boards: Some strollers offer a ride-along board for an older sibling that attaches to the back of the stroller base. There are also universal boards that work with lots of different stroller brands. Before you to this route, though, you’ll need to make sure your child is up for—and capable of—the challenge.
  • Baby carrier: You can also explore using a baby carrier for your younger child and putting the older one in a single stroller. But this won’t work for twins , and will only work for as long as your second child can fit in a carrier.

There are three basic types of double strollers: side-by-sides, in-lines and convertibles. Each option has pros and cons, and choosing which one is right for you can depend on a few different factors.

Side-by-Side Strollers

Side-by-side strollers , as the name implies, have seats that are positioned next to each other.

In-line Strollers

In-line strollers , sometimes also called tandem strollers, are single-file seats with one seat in front of the other. The two seats can be the same height, but often in-line strollers have what’s termed as “stadium seating” with the back seat raised higher than the front for better viewing.

Convertible Strollers

Convertible strollers are strollers that can be used as a single stroller or converted into a double (or even a triple) by adding on a second seat and accessories . The majority of convertible strollers are in-lines, but there are a few side-by-side convertibles on the market.

What About Stroller Wagons?

Another option some families are considering when figuring out a way to cart around two little ones: a stroller wagon .

The stroller wagon—a stroller + wagon hybrid with the push and maneuverability of a stroller combined with the fun and functionality of a wagon—has been gaining in popularity recently, and for good reason. Stroller wagons can handle a variety of different terrain, hold anywhere from two to four children (some can work for infants with the addition of an infant car seat and adapters) and come with lots of accessories. They’re also, simply put, pretty fun. But there are a few things you need to think through if you’re considering one in lieu of a double stroller.

  • Stroller wagons feature both pull and push functionality, but even the highest-end ones aren’t as easy to maneuver as a tradtional double stroller. They’re also bulky, very heavy and often tricky to break down. If you’re looking for something to use for walks around the neighborhood or quick trips to the park, then a stroller wagon can be a solid choice. But they’re not ideal for consistent, everyday use, if you’re trying to navigate city streets or tight spaces or if you’re getting in and out of a car all day.
  • Not all stroller wagons accommodate infants, and the ones that do require separate (and often brand-specific) infant car seats and adapters. If you need to transport an infant and a toddler, you’ll need to be sure the stroller wagon you choose can accomplish that.

Size and Maneuverability

Double strollers aren’t known for being compact—but there are some that are smaller and more streamlined than others. Consider how you’ll be using your double stroller and where you’ll be storing it. Do you need a double stroller that fits through narrower doorways? Will you be keeping it in your car, in an apartment or in a garage? Will you need to lift the stroller often, or break it down for storage? You’ll want to consider all of these factors before you decide which double stroller is best for you. You’ll also want to think through maneuverability. A city family in an elevator building using a stroller day in and day out needs a double that’s easy to turn, steer and push, whereas a family who plans to use a double more infrequently (or in a different living environment) doesn’t need to be as focused on maneuverability.

How important are features to you when considering a double stroller? Things like stroller configuration, modular seating, fabric, canopy size, basket storage, an adjustable handlebar, reclining seats, cupholders and suspension are just some of the things to consider as you shop. You should also think about if you want a double stroller that accommodates infant car seats or bassinets (and in which configurations) and research the weight range of your double stroller—both for each seat individually and the stroller overall.

Double strollers are an investment, costing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to well over a thousand. While pricier strollers tend to have more features such as higher-end fabrics, modular seats and better suspension, there are also many affordable doubles that are still high-quality. Consider how often and for how many years you’ll be using your double stroller and what features are important to you (and what you think you can skip) when setting your budget.

What Is the Best Double Stroller?

The best stroller for your family depends on your lifestyle and your personal situation. Consider how you’ll use a double stroller most often.

  • Do you live in a crowded city or in an apartment building with narrow doorways, or will you mostly be using your double stroller in the suburbs or in a more rural area?
  • How much room do you have to store a double stroller?
  • If you need it for two infants, do both seats accommodate infant car seats?
  • If you need it for a toddler and a baby, does the stroller have a high enough weight limit to accommodate older children?
  • Do you travel frequently?

Thinking through these types of questions will help you decide on the best double stroller for your family.

What age range is best for a double stroller?

The age range for a double stroller typically varies based on the weight and height of the children and the weight and height requirements of the stroller itself. Most double strollers are designed to accommodate infants as young as a few months old up to toddlers who are around four or five years old. However, it’s always important to check the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations to ensure that the stroller is appropriate for your particular children’s age, weight and height.

Can I take a double stroller through the airport?

Yes, you can take a double stroller through the airport. However, it’s important to check with your airline beforehand to make sure that the stroller meets their size and weight requirements. You may also need to fold and check the stroller at the gate or at the check-in counter before boarding the plane. And be sure to arrive at the airport early to allow enough time for these procedures.

Jen LaBracio

Senior gear editor.

Jen LaBracio is Babylist’s Senior Gear Editor, a role that perfectly combines her love of all things baby gear with her love of (obsessive) research. When she’s not testing out a new high chair or pushing the latest stroller model around her neighborhood, she likes to run, spin, listen to podcasts, read and spend time at the beach. In her past life, she worked for over a decade in children’s publishing. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, Will and Ben.

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The 9 Best Travel Strollers of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Make your trip comfortable and fun for all with these top picks

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A lightweight, collapsible travel stroller is a must-have accessory for parents on the move. There are many options to choose from, with the right stroller depending on your specific requirements. If you’re planning on traveling locally, a stroller that packs away into the trunk of your car may suffice; but if you're traveling overseas, you may prefer one that complies with airline carry-on restrictions. If you’re buying for a newborn, a fully reclining seat is necessary, while car seat compatibility is another factor.

We tested nearly two dozen strollers in our lab and rated each on their design, portability, maneuverability, durability, and overall value.

Final Verdict

Product selection, how we tested.

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Best overall, nuna trvl lightweight stroller.

  • Design 4.8 /5
  • Portability 4.2 /5
  • Maneuverability 5 /5
  • Durability 5 /5
  • Value 4.7 /5

Convenient one-handed fold

Suitable for newborns

Handles a variety of terrain with ease

Potentially unwieldy when removing from overhead bin

Our testers loved this stroller. "It was one of the best, if not the best, in the entire test," one tester concluded. But it's also one of the most expensive. The top marks begin with the fold and unfold, which was easy to do with practice. "Whoa! It folds for you! With alacrity," one tester reported. Our testers also liked smart features including easy and full reclining positions, good ventilation, a mesh window in the canopy, a big storage compartment, and a magnetic strap clasp.

But what really set this one apart from others was the smoothness of its ride. "It glides like a dream on every single surface," a tester reported. "There was no difference between the smooth hardwood and tile and the shag carpet. The gravel was also incredibly easy to maneuver, with little to no jolting or bumping up and down."

The nitpick our testers found was that it wasn't the easiest to fit in the overhead bin space, and our testers were concerned it could flop open when retrieving it at the end of a flight. Sure, this stroller is expensive. But if you've got the budget, this was one of the best of the batch.

Weight: 15.4 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 11 x 27.25 x 20.25 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 41 x 26 x 20.5 inches | Seat Dimensions: 10 x 13 inches

Best Overall Runner-Up

Gb qbit+ all city stroller.

  • Portability 4 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.9 /5

User friendly

Solid handling

Long lasting

Canopy could be improved

Gb's QBit+ All-City stroller scored nearly as high as the Joolz AER in our lab test but cost less. In particular, the QBit+ did best in our durability, maneuverability, and foldability tests. Folding requires pressing two buttons, but our testers could do it with one hand. "Locking it when unfolding takes a second, but overall it was really good," a tester noted. The QBit+ also passed our maneuverability tests with flying colors. And there was no damage to it during our durability tests.

Our testers noted that while the canopy has coverage and a mesh peekaboo window, it doesn't go down very far. It also didn't score best in our portability test since it did not come with a carrying strap. "We wouldn't want to carry it folded for long periods of time," a tester reported. But, for the cost, our testers thought the QBit+'s other features more than made up for it. "This stroller would be great as a regular stroller—not just for travel," a tester said.

Weight: 17.6 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 10.5 x 23 x 16.5 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 41 x 24 x 17 inches | Seat Dimensions: 9 x 13 inches

Best Budget

Summer infant 3dlite stroller.

  • Design 3.5 /5
  • Portability 4.5 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.6 /5
  • Value 3.5 /5


Cushioned handlebar

Ample storage space

Not the best for frequent fliers

What's better than a reliable, easy-to-operate, and durable travel stroller? Well, one that checks all these boxes without breaking the bank. The 3Dlite is that stroller. Though a bit bumpy over uneven terrain, it performed quite well in the maneuverability test and suffered no damage despite being dropped multiple times from several heights. A convenient carry handle makes porting around this mid-weight option relatively painless—but you'll have to gate-check it as it didn't fit in our simulated overhead bin.

Our testers would have liked to see improved features, namely a canopy that offers more coverage and a shoulder strap with padding. But, if you won't be traveling by plane much, the 3Dlite is a solid pick that will get the job done.

Weight: 13.6 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 10.5 x 42 x 12 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 43 x 24 x 18 inches | Seat Dimensions: 6 x 13 inches

Best Double

Uppababy g-link v2 stroller.

  • Assembly 4.9 /5
  • Design 5 /5
  • Portability 4.4 /5

Opens and closes well

Solid canopy

Excellent handling

Heavy (somewhat expected in a double)

Some details could be improved

For those with twins, friends, or siblings close in age, our testers like the G-Link V2 Double Stroller best. Our testers liked how easy the fold is, noting it can be done with one hand (although unfolding was a bit tougher). They also liked how easy it was to recline the stroller and that the recline had two positions. It also maneuvered skillfully. "The shag carpet was pretty easy with little drag or resistance," one tester noted. "The gravel impressed me, too; it was relatively smooth and barely bumpy." Another tester liked that there were no wheels in the middle of the frame (like most double umbrella strollers have). "It makes it easier to push without kicking the wheels or frame," they noted.

While our testers reported they'd liked to have seen windows in the canopy and pads on the shoulder straps, overall, they scored this stroller very well.

Weight: 21.8 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 14 x 40 x 17.5 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 41 x 25 x 28.25 inches | Seat Dimensions: 10 x 11 inches

Best Sun Shade

Uppababy g-luxe stroller.

  • Design 4.5 /5
  • Portability 3.9 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.7 /5
  • Value 4.5 /5

Solid portability

Loaded with functional extras

Supports itself in the collapsed position

Operating takes practice

Not great for packing into small places

An adequate sunshade is an important feature for many caregivers. The G-Luxe stroller offers loads of extra shade with its oversized canopy. But that's not the only feature our testers loved about this stroller. They also enjoyed the large cupholder, which fits travel mugs; how easily the footrest worked; the location of the pocket behind the seat; its padding; and the five-point harness with an adjustable shoulder strap.

Folding was a bit tricky and annoying at first with a handle and ring combo, but once you get it, the folding is smooth, our testers reported. While the stroller wasn't very small when folded, our testers did like the strap. "It feels light when you sling the strap over your shoulder, and it's nice that it will leave your hands free to carry more things," one tester noted. It performed well in the maneuverability test. Bonus: This stroller can stand on its own when folded.

Weight: 16.5 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 15 x 41 x 11.75 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 42.5 x 23.5 x 18.5 inches | Seat Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches

Best Lightweight

Kolcraft cloud plus stroller.


  • Design 3.9 /5
  • Portability 3 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.2 /5
  • Durability 4.5 /5
  • Value 4.8 /5

Works well (once you figure it out)

Only option with a tray

Portability is not great

If you're looking for a lightweight budget option, we like the Kolcraft Cloud Plus for its foldability, durability, and overall value. You're not going to get all the bells and whistles with this stroller. But you will get a functional item at a much more reasonable price than others on this list. Our testers liked how easy it was to fold and unfold, noting that this could be achieved with one hand (with some strength and coordination). The Kolcraft didn't have the smoothest ride, but our testers could push it through gravel even if the wheels stopped spinning because of its lightness.

You will sacrifice a few things with this option—mainly portability. While the stroller is one of the lightest we tested, it does not come with a case, strap, or handle. It also didn't fold down small enough to put in an overhead bin, meaning you'll need to check it at the gate if you fly with it, but our testers were impressed with the durability of the stroller. Overall, we view this as the Honda Accord of the batch. Does it have the performance and features of the more expensive models on this list? No. Is it great value, and will it get you—and, more importantly, your little one—from location A to B? Absolutely.

Weight: 11.8 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 10 x 33 x 17.5 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 38 x 27 x 18 inches | Seat Dimensions: 9 x 13 inches

Most Maneuverable

Baby jogger city tour 2 stroller.

  • Maneuverability 4.8 /5

Comfort features for the rider

Great value for its cost

Not as convenient for air travel

Our testers raved about the maneuverability of the City Tour 2. "The maneuverability on the Baby Jogger is exceptional," one tester said. "There was little perceptible difference between shag carpet and smooth wood and tile surfaces. And while other strollers struggled a bit on the gravel, this stroller navigated it with ease."

While the maneuverability of this one is stellar, there's a lot more to it than just that. The folding and unfolding were relatively easy. Our testers loved the recline, structure, and padding. They also liked small touches like extra legroom and adjustable calf support. While the storage space was minimal and there was no cupholder, our testers liked the functionality of the canopy and that it has a window.

One issue: It didn't fit in the overhead bin space, so checking it at the gate is necessary. But overall, our testers thought it was a solid performer for the stroller's price.

Weight: 14.5 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 7 x 22.5 x 19.5 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 40 x 26 x 20 inches | Seat Dimensions: 9 x 13 inches

Best Portability

Babyzen yoyo2 stroller frame.

  • Design 4.4 /5
  • Portability 5 /5

Excellent padding

Easy to stow

Solid over rough terrain

Not intuitive for folding and unfolding

For the best portability, our testers liked the Babyzen Yoyo2. It's not the lightest stroller we tested (but it's on the lighter side). And it's not the most compact (but it's close). But its compact size, relatively lightweight, plush and comfy shoulder strap, and metal bar handle combined to make this the overall best for portability.

Our testers also liked the canopy window, back pocket, basket underneath for boosted storage, and how easily it fits in the overhead bin space. They also liked how well it was handled. "There was minor resistance on the gravel, but it was smoother than many other strollers over the bumpier surface," one tester noted. "It maneuvers well for back and forth and changing directions."

Weight: 14.7 pounds | Folded Dimensions: 8 x 20 x 16 inches | Assembled Dimensions: 41 x 28.8 x 17 inches | Seat Dimensions: 9.5 x 12.5 inches

To make traveling as seamless as possible with a young companion, you'll want a travel stroller that's easy to fold and unfold, carries comfortably from place to place, and handles well over various surfaces. The Nuna Trvl Lightweight Stroller has all this plus top-notch durability. If you're looking for something affordable and lightweight, we also recommend the Kolcraft Cloud Plus Stroller .

Our editors and testers tapped into prior knowledge of strollers and stroller brands and conducted internet research to select products. Once a group of products was set, we whittled the list down based on the strengths and price of each stroller to get a range of functions and price points.

All products mentioned in this roundup were tested in our Brooklyn, New York lab. Products were tested for the following attributes: folding/unfolding, design, portability, maneuverability, and overall value. We also weighed and measured each stroller.

We followed the instructions to fold and lock each stroller and then unfold it. We rated it based on how easy these actions were and if they could be achieved with one hand. The design was ranked based on the stroller's extra features and how well (or not) those features worked. We were looking for things like adjustable handle heights, reclining positions, storage space, and canopies, among other things.

For portability, we folded each stroller into its most compact state and carried it around our testing lab, up and down stairs. We also created a simulated overhead bin space using a baker's rack. Maneuverability was tested with a traffic cone obstacle course in our lab and on different surfaces including hardwood, tile, shag carpet, fake grass, and gravel.

Durability was tested by dropping the folded strollers from waist height and from on top of a table. Lastly, the overall value was rated based on the cost of the stroller and how it performed in the tests compared to others.

Other Travel Strollers We Tested

Doona : We liked that this was the one stroller tested that also works as a car seat. It also performed very well in the maneuverability test, as one tester noted being able to maneuver through the cones one-handed. However, it was tough to fold and unfold (we had to watch a video to figure it out). Overall, our testers concluded that it was a specific product, and while it was good, it wasn't great enough to make our top picks.

Cybex Libelle Stroller : The Cybex Libelle Stroller was another good, just not great performer. It was fine in our tested categories and will get the job done. Our testers just liked the other ones listed above better. Our testers particularly liked how easy it was to fold and unfold.

Jeep Scout Double : Folding the Jeep Scout Double was not intuitive and took some figuring out. "Once you get used to it, it does get easier, but it's not very intuitive," concluded one tester. While this one falls into the budget range, our testers didn't care for it.

Mountain Buggy Nano V3 Stroller : The Mountain Buggy Nano V3 Stroller was lightweight and compact. It also did well in the maneuverability test on turns and with one hand. But this one had some quirks, like a reverse folding canopy and an unfolding process that was counterintuitive enough to keep it off our favorites list.

Jovial Portable Folding Stroller : Overall, the Jovial Portable Folding Stroller wasn't a super strong performer in our lab tests. It did fine—just nothing to put it over the top. The folding and unfolding took some effort. The handlebar was a bit low, and the canopy felt somewhat flimsy. And it struggled on the gravel during our maneuverability test.

Ergobaby Metro+ Compact Stroller : Waking a sleeping baby is a big no-no. And while the Ergobaby Metro+ Compact Stroller had some features our testers liked (folding and unfolding, excellent maneuverability, and good reclining), it was loud, particularly the canopy. "It just didn't impress across the board for the price," one tester concluded.

Colugo The Compact Stroller : The Colugo Compact Stroller checked many boxes. It can be folded and unfolded with one hand. It has padded shoulder straps. And it was pretty good at maneuvering and handling turns. But it performed poorly on gravel. And the buckles for the straps hurt our testers' hands. Plus, the canopy's performance deteriorated throughout the test.

What to Look For in Travel Strollers

If you're buying a travel stroller, you're after one that'll be lighter and more compact than your everyday model. Look for high-tech materials that are sturdy without adding extra weight. You'll find materials such as aluminum, polyester, and plastic are popular. Anything less than 15 pounds for an individual model is an excellent place to start, which applies to all the picks on our list. Fully collapsible models can be carried on board airlines, and weight restrictions for these are uncommon but not entirely nonexistent. Check your airline's requirements and restrictions before your trip.

A comfortable child on vacation is a happy child on vacation—so you'll want a stroller that will keep your child at ease during long days of sightseeing and exploring. Look for reclining seats, adjustable canopies, and padded harnesses. Keep in mind that features that add comfort often add weight. Consider a more minimalist design if you're planning to use a travel stroller primarily to get from point A to B or will be loading and unloading frequently. On the other hand, if you're road-tripping to natural or attraction parks , you and your little rider will appreciate those added comfort items.

Extra Features

Sure, you can go bare-bones with a stroller that's little more than a nylon sling chair on wheels, but you may also want features like cup holders or a rack underneath to hold larger bags. Your ideal travel stroller fits the specific needs of your family and the type of trip you have in mind. That extra storage space could save you from carrying another bag or two, which could turn a potentially stressful event into a relaxing and fun outing, depending on where you're headed.

The best travel stroller to take on a plane is one that fits in the overhead bin space, is lightweight, and is one that you feel comfortable using. When in doubt, check the folded dimensions of the stroller, matching it with the overhead bin space of the plane you'll be flying on.

You don't need a separate travel stroller. But if you do a lot of traveling—whether that's flights or road trips with your kids —we recommend having a travel-specific stroller. Many of the ones we suggested could double as your everyday stroller.

Jess Macdonald is a travel expert and has been writing for TripSavvy since 2016. She has honed her skills as a freelance writer specializing in travel, scuba diving, and wildlife conservation. She's also a mom of two who has traveled extensively (both at home and overseas) with her kids.

Nathan Allen is the Outdoor Gear Editor at TripSavvy. While not a parent himself, he's learned the importance of having a good travel stroller after spending a month road-tripping the Western US and Midwest with his four-month-old niece.

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The Best Double Strollers

Two kids in a sit-and-stand double stroller. The kid in the front is in a stroller seat, while the one in the back is standing up and holding on to built-in handles.

By Jenni Gritters and Erica Pearson

Double strollers are often much more expensive than single models. But if a double stroller makes life with kids easier or allows you to go running or to take long walks without hiring a babysitter, it may be worth the investment.

After spending 100-plus hours testing 17 double strollers—including recruiting four families to try the top contenders at the zoo, in stroller-enabled exercise classes, during a day of errands, and out trick-or-treating—we found that the compact, convenient, and easy-to-push Chicco BravoFor2 is the best tandem sit-and-stand double stroller, and that the sturdily built Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller is the best side-by-side option for most families.

We recommend the Uppababy Vista V2 for those who are willing to pay more for durable materials, a smoother ride, and extensive adaptability, and we like the double version of the Thule Urban Glide 3 jogging stroller for runners or for people who frequently stroll off-pavement.

Everything we recommend

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Chicco BravoFor2

The best tandem double stroller.

A compact, lightweight design and thoughtful features make this model the best option for families with a baby and a toddler who’s at least 2½ years old.

Buying Options

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Chicco BravoFor2 LE

Same stroller, extra features.

This is the same stroller but with an extra pad insert for the front seat and a seat pad for the bench seat, making for a more comfortable ride.

May be out of stock

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Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller

The best side-by-side double stroller.

This stroller excels in maneuverability as the narrowest side-by-side model we tested. It puts the kids in equal-size seats, lets them both recline, and has a notably simple fold.

Upgrade pick

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Uppababy Vista V2

A luxe tandem stroller that can do it all.

This high-end model can convert from a single stroller to a sit-and-stand to a tandem double with seats in multiple configurations. And it can hold two infant car seats.

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Thule Urban Glide 3 double

Best for all-terrain use.

This side-by-side double jogger is the easiest to push and maneuver of our picks. It’s also heavier and bulkier, though it’s light and streamlined compared with other double joggers.

How we picked

A double stroller needs to be sturdy so that it doesn’t tip. It should have comfortable harnesses for seated kids and easy-to-grasp handles for toddlers who stand.

These strollers should grow with your family. Some of them can accommodate up to three kids at a time.

Everyone should find the stroller pleasant to use. No meltdowns, please!

Double strollers are often huge. The best ones are maneuverable and have high-quality wheels.

The Chicco BravoFor2 , which has a tandem frame that’s the same width as a single stroller, is the easiest double stroller to fold, store, and carry of all the models we tested. It offers the best combination of seats for children who are two and a half (or more) years apart, while still being a breeze to push and turn. We were especially impressed with the handles designed for the big kid to grip while standing and riding, a feature that makes the BravoFor2 a much safer and more hassle-free stroller to use than any other sit-and-stand model we tested. Some of the other tandem strollers we looked at are more versatile (our pick can work only with Chicco infant car seats, for example), are made of higher-quality materials, or are designed to accommodate twins. But the relatively inexpensive BravoFor2 can make life easier for families with a baby and a toddler.

Parents who want a double stroller that seats two kids side by side should get the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller , which we found to be one of the easiest double strollers to push and maneuver. Like all side-by-side models, the City Mini GT2 offers equal seats for the two kids and has more room for deep reclines and extra storage than tandem strollers typically do. It’s the narrowest side-by-side model we tested, so it’s ideal for squeezing into stores, and it has an excellent combination of features, including a quick fold and a ride that’s comfortable and smooth for both caregiver and kids. It accommodates only one infant car seat at a time, however, so it isn’t the best option for infant twins (though you can use the seats from birth if you recline them fully). Some people may find the divided storage basket and complicated buckles annoying to deal with.

The Uppababy Vista V2 is a well-built, convertible tandem stroller that can adapt to a family’s changing needs. It has removable seats that you can install facing forward or backward, so you can use it as a single stroller, a sit-and-stand stroller with one seat and an add-on riding board, or a double stroller with two seats facing either direction. (To do so, though, you need to buy the second seat, called the RumbleSeat , as well as the PiggyBack riding board , separately.) Because it can take two infant car seats, it can accommodate twins from the beginning; however, it doesn’t have as much space between the seats as the Contours Options Elite V2 Double Stroller , which parents of twins may prefer. The Vista V2 is expensive, but it has a long stroll life—and it’s easy to resell once you’re done with it.

Parents who love spending time exploring or exercising outdoors with their kids in tow are likely to be happiest with the double Thule Urban Glide 3 jogging stroller. It outperformed nearly all other strollers in our maneuverability course, and it’s lighter, smaller, and easier to fold and carry than other double joggers. But it takes up more space on the sidewalk and is heavier than any of our other picks in this guide, and it’s one of the few double strollers in our test group that don’t fit in the trunk of a compact car. The Urban Glide 3 double jogger can accommodate only one car seat at a time, so it isn’t ideal for twins under 6 months, but it is compatible with car seats from many brands.

The research

Why you should trust us, who this is for, side-by-side vs. tandem strollers, how we picked and tested, the best tandem double stroller: chicco bravofor2, the best side-by-side double stroller: baby jogger city mini gt2 double stroller, upgrade pick: uppababy vista v2, for all-terrain use: thule urban glide 3, our double stroller picks compared, other good double strollers, the competition.

We spent 10 hours researching double strollers for the first iteration of this guide in 2017, including interviewing Laura Ostrem, a child-passenger safety technician and the director of sales at Baby Grand in Hopkins, Minnesota at the time of our interview. We researched double stroller safety online, reviewing safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics .

In 2023, Jenni Gritters tested updated versions of our stroller picks, plus several new strollers, with her 1- and 3½-year-old children. Jenni was formerly an editor on Wirecutter’s outdoors team and has a decade of experience writing about parenting, purchasing, and psychology for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Guardian, Slate, and beyond.

Erica Pearson, the previous writer of this guide, is a former newspaper reporter with more than 20 years of experience interviewing experts in countless fields, including health, parenting, and safety. At the time she worked on this guide, she had two girls, ages 1 and 3.

Double strollers are usually heavier, bulkier, and more expensive than their single counterparts. Still, parents with two kids who are close enough in age to both ride in a stroller (generally, this means two kids under age 4) may find that a double stroller is the easiest way to get around.

Some parents opt to buy an adaptable, single-to-double stroller when they have their first kid. But after surveying parents, including those who did just that, we recommend buying what you need at the time, versus trying to imagine what you might need in the future. A second child may not arrive on the timeline you imagine. Or, that first kid may not cooperate with your plan. For example, Jenni’s 3½-year-old has always preferred walking, so she still uses a single stroller for her 1-year-old more often than not due to its lighter weight and ease of use.

If you do decide to swap out a single for a double, Facebook Marketplace and other secondhand-goods websites often have used double strollers for a decent price. Make sure to check out the stroller before you buy it, scanning for rust and checking for loose screws, and looking up possible recalls. Often, with a bit of cleaning , used strollers can look brand-new.

Parents who have or are expecting twins will get the most use out of a double stroller, but they often have different needs than parents with kids of different ages. Parents of twins can opt for one stroller that can accommodate two infant car seats at once but also has regular seats and all the necessary features of a stroller they’ll use for years, or they may choose a simple, less expensive frame that carries only two car seats and then buy a separate double stroller for when the twins are 6 months and older.

A pair of our favorite side-by-side double strollers, both empty, parked in front of a white garage door.

The world of double strollers is quite diverse, but you can divide it into two main categories:

Side-by-side double strollers have two seats next to each other. They’re about twice as wide as tandem strollers, so they take up more space and can be difficult to fit through smaller-than-average doorways and crowded store aisles. But they give both kids an equal spot in the stroller, allow both children to stretch out their legs, and generally maneuver much better than tandem models, which are typically longer and more difficult to turn.

A side-by-side stroller is likely a better choice if you do most of your strolling outside and cover longer distances. You can find general-purpose double models as well as other types:

  • All-terrain/jogging doubles have large, often air-filled tires that make them much easier to push and maneuver than other strollers.
  • Specialized biking/jogging doubles allow you to convert a running stroller into a bike trailer. They’re very expensive—generally hundreds more than basic all-terrain or jogging models—and often equipped with fixed front wheels. They are worth the investment only if you see yourself using your stroller often for both running and biking (and, in some cases, cross-country skiing).
  • Umbrella doubles are foldable and lightweight, but they’re generally so difficult to push that some experts suggest avoiding them altogether.

Tandem (also called in-line) double strollers have one seat in front of the other, a design that is generally easier for navigating stores or crowded sidewalks. Many tandem models have a stadium seating build, putting one seat higher than the other so that both kids can see. Sometimes, though, the child in front has all the legroom in the world, while the backseat rider gets crunched.

Among tandem double strollers, you can find standard models with two seats, as well as other variants:

  • Sit-and-stand models allow an older child to either sit on a bench seat or stand on a riding board while the younger one is in a larger seat.
  • Convertible strollers can accommodate one, two, and sometimes three seats in different positions.

Neither style is foolproof, as far as sibling squabbles are concerned. Kids in a side-by-side can punch or poke each other, but a rider in a tandem can still kick or grab the other passenger. The different seat heights in a tandem can also lead to more fights about who gets to ride in which seat. Of course, if your little angels love holding hands and conversing, double strollers that are either side-by-side or designed to allow the seats to face each other are worth considering.

A bunch of the double strollers we tested for this review, all empty and being displayed on the front porch and walkway of a house.

No one double stroller will work well for the majority of families. Each model has to be big enough and heavy enough to carry two kids safely, and that means sacrifices in ease of use, maneuverability, and more. Still, the best double strollers all have some features in common:

Safe to use: A double stroller needs to be sturdy, with a wide enough base that it won’t tip when one kid gets out while the other child is still seated. If you’re shopping for a sit-stand stroller, look for added safety points such as easy-to-grip handles for your older child.

Comfortable for both kids: Some double strollers have one seat that is clearly inferior to the other, with a blocked view or cramped legroom. The best strollers are comfortable for both passengers. They also have generous canopies that can shade one or both kids.

Not too wide: Many parents hesitate to even consider side-by-side strollers because of their greater width. The standard size of exterior doorways is 36 inches, which all double strollers can clear. But interior doorways can range from 28 to 36 inches, so some side-by-side strollers simply don’t fit.

Relatively easy to push and maneuver: The size, material, and style of the wheels all make a difference in how much effort you need to put in simply to move a stroller forward.

Reasonably easy to fold and carry: The best double models have a one- or two-step folding process and are small enough to fit in even a compact car’s trunk. Some of the strollers we tested were much simpler to carry than others because they had a clear, easy place to grip.

Versatile: Many of the best strollers offer versatility by allowing parents to convert them from one seat to two or to use them with a riding board. If your stroller can accommodate an infant car seat, you don’t have to wake the baby up when bringing an older kid to an activity; you can just click in the car seat and keep moving.

Combined, Erica and Jenni spent 100-plus hours testing 17 double strollers. We timed how long each stroller took to assemble, and we put them through real-world testing with our 1- and 3-year-olds, using each model as an everyday stroller and taking it on at least one outing, from zoo trips to spins around the local park to trick-or-treating excursions. We also tried fitting each stroller into the trunks of our cars (a Subaru Forester, a Toyota Prius, and a Honda CRV), and we lugged them up and down flights of stairs. We took the strollers to restaurants and shops to see if they fit through the doors. Erica also ran each model through a maneuverability course in front of her house, and Jenni took each stroller off-roading in her rural neighborhood.

Two kids in the Chicco BravoFor2, our pick for best double stroller of the sit-and-stand variety. The kid in the front is in a stroller seat, while the one in the back is standing up on a platform and holding on to built-in handles.

The zippy, streamlined Chicco BravoFor2 sit-and-stand stroller is the best of all the double strollers we tested for kids at least two and a half years apart. It’s one of the least expensive strollers we tried, and overall it’s well-designed for kids’ comfort and safety despite a minimal recline in the front seat.

The BravoFor2 comes in a standard version and an LE version ; we tested the latter, which has an extra pad insert for the front seat and a seat pad for the bench seat and usually costs $30 more. While those add-ons are not necessary, they do make the riding experience a little more comfortable, the padded backrest for the standing child especially.

It’s easy to push and use. The BravoFor2 is no wider than a single stroller, and the design manages to tuck the bench seat and riding platform into the frame so that it is relatively short compared with other tandem models, making it one of the easiest to push and maneuver among the non-jogging double strollers in our test group.

In our tests, its 7-inch front wheels and 9-inch rear wheels helped it roll over bumps and sidewalk cracks with ease. The brake is foot activated but requires just one step instead of two, as on many other models.

It offers the best ride for an older kid who wants to hop on and off. The back offers comfortable handles for the child to grip while standing, as well as a bench seat with an optional lap belt. Many stroller manuals caution that older kids should hold on to the stroller frame with two hands when standing; this was easy for Erica’s daughter to do with the BravoFor2 because the handles were in the exact right place for her to grip them easily, even while wearing mittens. The handles also make this stroller safer than many of its sit-and-stand competitors. According to a Chicco spokesperson, the BravoFor2’s designers used anthropometric data and worked with kids to figure out both the placement and the size and shape of this stroller’s handles. Many parents have posted online that this stroller offers a comfortable ride for the older child even when they’re using an infant car seat in front, something that is not true of many other sit-and-stand strollers.

A child's hand holding onto the built-in handle in the back of the BravoFor2 tandem double stroller.

It offers decent versatility for a low price. The BravoFor2 is one of the least expensive double strollers we tested. It works well for the time that the older child is a preschooler and the younger child is a baby, about two years (or until the older kid reaches 40 pounds), and it will still work if you want to push only one child once your older child outgrows the stroller. The bench seat folds out of the way to allow caregivers to access the decent-size storage area, and the stroller has an optional snack tray for the front seat.

A BravoFor2 double stroller, which has one small child sitting in the seat in front, and a slightly older child sitting in the bench seat in the back.

It’s easy to fold and store. The BravoFor2 is quicker and simpler to fold than most of the double strollers we tested, and it is the easiest of all of them—apart from the Jeep Destination stroller —to carry, store in a closet, or lift into a trunk. It has a designated carry bar that is comfortable to grip and hold, and its compact folded form is not awkward to lift, unlike that of most double strollers. At 26.5 pounds, it’s 10 pounds lighter than the heaviest double strollers we tried. It can stand on its own when folded.

The buckles are some of the simplest to use among the strollers we tested. The shoulder and waist components on the front seat come apart so that you can quickly get the child out, and if you want, you can use the waist belt alone.

The BravoFor2 is widely available in gray and black. It comes with a one-year warranty.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The bench seat is designed for a “big kid.” Because that seat is limited to a child who’s at least 2½ years old, this stroller is not for families whose older child is younger than that—or for twins.

This stroller isn’t great for naps during long walks. The front seat, where a baby might decide to nap, does not recline far—if it were to tip back further, it would bump into the big kid. And if the big kid is still of napping age, it won’t work for them, either, since the bench seat isn’t nap friendly at all.

The Chicco BravoFor2 double stroller, shown from the side, displaying the upright nature of the front seat angle.

It accommodates only a Chicco-brand infant car seat. Using one (such as any of the Chicco seats we recommend in our guide to infant car seats ) is convenient, however—you simply fold the front seat forward, and the car seat clicks in securely, with no extra car-seat adapter to buy or to struggle to install.

It’s a bit lacking in extras. The BravoFor2 comes with a parent console that includes a nice zippered pocket, but its two cup holders are so shallow that they’re best suited for use with spill-proof vessels. This stroller forgoes the extras that some of the most expensive models have, such as an adjustable handlebar or a hand brake. It has no shade for the big kid, either.

Assembly time: 25 minutes Weight: 32.7 pounds Frame dimensions: 45 by 23.25 by 42 inches (LWH) Folded size: 18 by 23.25 by 35 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit of front seat: 40 pounds, 43 inches Child weight, height limit of bench seat: 40 pounds, 43 inches Car-seat compatibility without adapter: all Chicco infant car seats Wheel diameter: 7 inches front, 9 inches rear Included accessories: parent tray with cup holder, child tray with cup holder, standing platform

Two children sitting in the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2, our pick for best double stroller that has side-by-side seats. The stroller is parked in a pathway in a nature area.

The simple but effective Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller basically takes one of our full-size stroller picks , the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 All-Terrain Stroller, and doubles it. This safe, sturdy stroller is one of the most comfortable double models for both kids, with deep, reclining seats and generous, separate canopies.

It’s easy to push and use. The double City Mini GT2 is the narrowest (slightly less than 30 inches) and lightest (27.8 pounds) side-by-side stroller we tried. Narrower models exist, but we found that they had low weight limits or uncomfortable seats. Most side-by-sides seem to come close to the 30-inch mark, and while all of them fit through standard exterior doorways in our tests, we found that even a quarter inch could make the difference between fitting through an interior doorway easily or having to shove or wiggle our way in.

The City Mini GT2 Double Stroller can hold up to 100 pounds of combined kid weight, so it should carry both kids well into school age. In our maneuverability course, only the true jogging doubles, with their bigger, air-filled tires and more robust suspension, offered easier pushing and turning and handled uneven terrain better than the double City Mini GT2, which felt smoother and more effortless to push compared with other regular side-by-sides. Its four 8-inch EVA tire wheels are comparable to those of our tandem pick, the Chicco BravoFor2 , but unlike that stroller, it has front-wheel suspension.

A person pushing two children sitting in the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 side-by-side double stroller along a pathway in a nature area.

Both seats are comfortable and adjustable, and they offer versatile configuration options. Because the side-by-side seats give each child an equal position with lots of legroom, the double City Mini GT2 is comfortable for both kids, including older twins. With the pull of a buckle, the seats easily recline separately to near-flat plus any of three intermediate positions; to bring them back up, you use both hands to pull on the strap ends. The seat backs are made of recently updated materials that feel softer than those of the original. And they each have a canopy, so little nappers won’t get too hot in warm weather and can stay protected from the wind when it’s cold out. Each seat has its own UPF 50+ canopy, which extends far enough to provide real shade and includes a peekaboo window. One child can lean back, shaded for a nap, while the other can sit up and look out at the world.

The double City Mini GT2 can accommodate one infant car seat of many brands—though just one—and you can attach the Baby Jogger Glider Board for a third, standing passenger. You can also use this stroller from birth with the seat reclined and without a car seat, which means you could technically use this stroller with twins; if you wanted to move your sleeping twins from the car to the stroller without waking them, however, that would be possible for only one child.

Baby Jogger makes two car seat adapters , sold separately, so make sure to read the product details carefully and check the company’s compatibility chart (PDF) to confirm that you’re getting the right adapter for the kind of car seat you have.

This stroller offers an awesomely quick one-step fold, much like that of its single sibling. To collapse it, you just grab the straps in the middle of the seats with both hands and pull up. It folds quite flat and locks automatically in that position, and we found that it could stand on its own when folded if the wheels were facing the right way. In our tests it fit in both an SUV trunk with lots of room to spare and a compact hatchback with space for other bags and gear. It was also the easiest model to assemble of all the double strollers we tested, taking only ten minutes.

The City Mini GT2 Double Stroller comes in four colors: black, green, red, and blue. Its frame has a lifetime warranty , while the other parts have a one-year warranty. It’s the only stroller among our picks here whose fabric you can easily remove and machine-wash.

Like all side-by-side models, this stroller is wide. We tried and failed to use it in a shoe store where the aisles were crowded with piled-up boxes. We also had to park the stroller when touring a 1908 historic Minneapolis mansion because the doorways were too small to get through without scraping.

Its storage basket is divided by a bar. During a beach day, we found ourselves fighting to pull towels and blankets out of the base, nearly knocking the whole stroller over in the process, and even a large backpack was hard to fit.

It doesn’t accept infant car seats from all of the major brands. Notably, it doesn’t work with most Chicco and Graco infant car seats, including our picks . Though Baby Jogger says that the double City Mini GT2 is suitable for use from birth, parents often wait to use a stroller like this without a car seat attached until the baby is at least able to hold their head up, generally around 6 months old. The manual also warns caregivers not to use the seats in the upright position until the kids are at least 6 months old.

The buckles are some of the hardest to fasten among the double strollers we tested. Even so, they were still easier to attach than those on the tandem Contours Options Elite V2 Double Stroller . Both strollers have harness components that you must carefully thread together before you can buckle them. Baby Jogger, which now shares a parent company with Graco, changed the design of its restraint buckles after a 2009 recall , so if you’re purchasing one of these strollers secondhand, be sure to check the year.

Assembly time: 10 minutes Weight: 22.4 pounds Frame dimensions: 48 by 32.7 by 44.3 inches (LWH) Folded size: 30.1 by 30.5 by 12.6 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit: 50 pounds, 19.5 inches Car-seat compatibility without adapter: variable but limited; view chart (PDF) Wheel diameter: 8.5 inches Add-on accessories: Glider Board , Belly Bar , car seat adapters

Two children sitting in the Uppababy Vista V2, our pick for best double stroller with tandem seats. The stroller is parked in a pathway in a nature area.

The Uppababy Vista V2 is a big, beautiful tandem stroller made with high-quality materials that can convert quickly and easily from a single to a double and back again. It costs three times more than our main tandem pick—but it can often serve a family for years without showing much wear and tear, retaining its resale value. If you choose to use the Vista V2 with two kids, you also need to buy a second seat, called the RumbleSeat .

Mix-and-match parts give it unsurpassed versatility. The Vista V2 can grow with your family, from one kid to three, handling a trio of kids with both seats and the add-on PiggyBack riding board or ferrying two kids with either two seats or just one seat and the riding board on the back.

When you set it up as a double, you can install the two seats in four ways—both seats facing forward, both seats facing toward the parent, both seats facing in toward each other, or one facing forward with the other looking back at the parent. The Vista V2 can even accommodate two car seats of different brands (including the Chicco models we recommend in our guide to infant car seats ) or two bassinets (though you have to buy the second), so it can be an excellent option for twins from the start.

But you’re likely to need add-ons, which increase the total cost. The Vista V2 comes with the stroller frame, wheels, a bassinet, a toddler seat, a rain and bug shield, and a storage bag. If you want a second seat (the RumbleSeat ), you need to buy it separately for an extra couple hundred dollars. You also need adapters for most car seats. And the cost of all those adapters and accessories—including a riding board for an older kid—adds up. Getting the stroller, a second seat, and both adapters cost about $1,260 in early 2024, and it’s about $135 more for the riding board. Figuring out what you need for each phase can be a little complicated. Uppababy’s simple-to-use Vista configuration tool is helpful for explaining which accessories work for each combination.

We really liked being able to just pop off one of the seats (by pressing the two gray buttons on the side of each seat frame) when we headed out with only one child. The seats do have different weight limits—the included seat holds up to 50 pounds and the RumbleSeat holds up to 35 pounds—so it’s important to read the manual and make sure that you have the big kid in the right spot.

The Uppababy Vista V2 double stroller, empty, shown from the side with both seats facing forward.

It has comfortable seats and straps. Both the included toddler seat and the add-on RumbleSeat are padded and comfortable, with built-in adjustable leg and foot rests and generous UPF 50+ canopies with peekaboo windows. You recline either seat to multiple positions by squeezing a button on the seat back with one hand. The shoulder and waist components stay attached when you’re using the buckles, so they are easy and quick to fasten and unfasten; the buckles are also some of the easiest to adjust for height among those on the double strollers we tested.

It’s extremely sturdy and even a little tank-like. To fold the Vista V2, you pull up on the frame with two hands and bend over to collapse it. This task is easy enough, and the stroller stands up on its own when folded. But even when it’s folded, this model is one of the bulkiest strollers we tested. You can’t easily fit it in the trunk of a car—even an SUV. It’s also awkward to carry because it lacks an obvious handhold and is heavier than our tandem and side-by-side picks.

It wasn’t one of the top performers in our maneuverability course. Its standard 36-inch length made it harder to take around turns than many of the side-by-side strollers we tested, and it gets even more wonky if you add the PiggyBack riding board or the RumbleSeat. If you go too fast with two kids, it can feel a bit tippy. The Vista V2’s four foam-filled rubber tires make it easy to push in general, although the results are less smooth than the ride of our all-terrain double pick, the Thule Urban Glide. You activate the brake with one foot by stepping on it, and the indicator changes from green to red when it is engaged. The handlebar is adjustable.

But the benefit of this stroller’s large size is an easy-to-access storage basket with a rain cover. During a trip to the beach, this stroller earned top marks because it held a lot of gear without spilling over.

The Vista V2 comes with a two-year warranty , and you can extend that coverage another year if you register yours online within three months of purchase. It comes in 10 colors.

Assembly time: 15 minutes Weight: frame 20 pounds, seat 7 pounds, bassinet 8.8 pounds Frame dimensions: 36 by 25.7 by 39.5 inches (LWH) Folded size with seat attached: 17.3 by 25.7 by 33.3 inches (LWH) Folded size without seat attached: 13 by 25.7 by 32 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit for original seat: 50 pounds, 36 inches Child weight, height limit for add-on RumbleSeat: 35 pounds, 36 inches Bassinet child weight: suitable from birth to 20 pounds, or until infant can push up on hands and knees Car-seat compatibility: Uppababy, Chicco, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna Wheel diameter: 8 inches front, 11.5 inches rear Included accessories: stroller frame, wheels, bassinet, toddler seat bug and rain shield, bassinet bug shield, storage bag Add-on accessories: upper and lower car seat adapters, RumbleSeat , bassinet stand , cup holder , parent organizer , snack tray

Two children sitting side-by-side in the Thule Urban Glide 2, our pick for best double stroller that can rough terrains.

The double version of the Thule Urban Glide is a nice-looking, streamlined, all-terrain side-by-side stroller that is comfortable enough for kids and parents to take on longer walks and runs but isn’t as bulky or heavy as comparable jogging strollers we’ve tested. (We recently tested the newest version of the single version of this stroller, the Urban Glide 3, for our guide to jogging strollers . Both the single and double versions have some improvements but overall are not much different from their predecessors, which have long been our picks.) It typically costs over $100 more than our side-by-side pick, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller , but overall it has a higher build quality, as well as better resale value. Parents who want to spend time outside as a family or to go on long runs without hiring a babysitter are likely to find that it’s a good value.

It’s remarkably comfortable for both caregivers and kids. And that applies whether you’re running or not. The adjustable handlebar is ergonomic and makes jogging along with a big stroller in front of you feel effortless (the rear suspension and the three air-filled tires help). The separate canopies are large—and the Urban Glide 3’s are now slightly longer than the 2’s—with well-placed peekaboo windows that have magnetic closures, and the seats recline to near flat when you release the buckle, although you do need two hands to put them back up again. (The 3’s seats also sit slightly more upright than the 2’s.) Each seat has mesh pockets inside for kids to stow things, as well as on the back for parents to tuck in items such as smaller water bottles or snacks.

It has easy-to-adjust straps. The shoulder straps are the easiest to lengthen or shorten among all the strollers we tested, and the harness buckles are simple to secure though a little tricky to open. The harness also has a wide waistband, keeping kids secure and comfy as the stroller goes up and down hills. The storage basket is generous but not huge—our upgrade pick from Uppababy has a much bigger storage space and can hold 20 more pounds—but it has a water-resistant cover that you can zip closed, plus an extra zippered pocket on the front.

A close-up of the hand brake on the push handle of the Thule Urban Glide 2 double stroller.

This stroller is excellent outside—but less so in stores. In our maneuverability tests, the double Urban Glide was one of the easiest strollers to push and turn, gliding effortlessly over a large uneven patch on the sidewalk that stopped nearly every other stroller we tried. But it’s not great indoors: Erica got (nicely) called a “wide load” when trying to navigate a toy store’s aisles. If you aren’t planning on jogging, the air-filled tires on a stroller like this may not be worth the extra maintenance. They need to be kept pumped up, like bike tires, and you always run the risk of getting a flat when you’re out and about.

It’s easy to fold but heavy and large. Like our tandem pick, the Chicco BravoFor2 , this model has a bar that you turn to fold it; that bar also serves as a place for you to grab and carry the stroller, making the Urban Glide less awkward to lug around than many other double strollers we tested. But it was one of two strollers we tested that didn’t fit in Erica’s Honda Fit hatchback trunk.

A side-by-side double stroller that has been folded for traveling and placed in the trunk of a car.

It’s somewhat adaptable. You can jog with the double Urban Glide with one or two kids on board, and Thule makes a buckle-on universal car seat adapter that allows you to have one kid in a regular seat and another in a car seat. Many pediatricians recommend waiting until babies are 6 months old to run with them, and until they are 1 year old before taking them on rough terrain—but it’s a good idea to ask your own pediatrician when you can start . Because this stroller takes only one car seat, it won’t work for twins until they reach 6 months old.

The double Thule Urban Glide 3 comes in one color (black) and has a limited lifetime warranty .

Assembly time: 5.5 minutes Weight: 35.3 pounds Frame dimensions: 48.8 by 31.1 by 44.5 inches (LWH) Folded size: 34.6 by 31.1 by 13.4 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit of seats: 49 pounds, 53 inches; max stroller weight 100 pounds Car-seat compatibility: many options (PDF) Wheel diameter: 16 inches Included accessories: none Add-on accessories: parent console , cup holder , bumper bar (s), snack tray (s), rain cover , mesh cover , newborn inlay (for strolling, not jogging)

If you want a less expensive double stroller that folds up small for travel: The Jeep Destination Side x Side Double Ultralight Stroller was a surprise favorite in our 2023 testing lineup. It’s under $250 at this writing, and it offers many of the features we like in the BabyJogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller , such as a narrower width (less than 30 inches). But we especially like the fact that it’s relatively light at 29 pounds and is quite easy to fold and carry. It was also by far the easiest stroller to assemble, requiring a total of two minutes. That said, the double City Mini GT2 offers a smoother ride, more durable-feeling materials, and better suspension. In addition, this Jeep-branded stroller does not work with car seats, so it cannot accommodate infant twins.

A person holding two side-by-side double strollers that have been folded up, one on each hand. The stroller on the right is much smaller than the other one.

If you want a more affordable tandem double stroller that’s ideal for twins: The Contours Options Elite V2 Double Stroller  offers many of the same features as our upgrade pick, the Uppababy Vista V2 , including removable and convertible seats and the ability to accommodate two infant car seats with a universal adapter . It’s less than half the price of the Uppababy model and has more space between the seats, providing more legroom for toddler twins. But it’s no match for the higher-quality materials, cushier ride, or extra versatility of our upgrade pick.

Baby Jogger’s City Select Lux Stroller is a versatile, convertible tandem stroller that has many similarities to our upgrade pick but costs about $400 less. It also has a dealbreaking flaw. In our tests, at times the folding mechanism seemed to stick, and Erica had to try to fold it again and again to close it. Our twin-family testers had the same trouble, and other parents have posted online about this issue, some saying that they had difficulty from the beginning and others noting that the problem developed after extensive use. The City Select Lux Stroller is very heavy at 37.8 pounds, too, though Erica found that it was actually easier to carry than some lighter strollers because the fold is compact and has an obvious handhold. We decided to test the Lux version instead of the standard Baby Jogger City Select Stroller because it offers additional features and has a tighter fold. The two versions fold the same way.

Baby Jogger recently updated the double City Mini, our side-by-side pick , to the GT2 version, which has softer and more textured fabric than its predecessor. But if you can find the original GTX version, it’s still great.

We initially considered testing the Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand Ultra Stroller since Baby Trend is credited with inventing the sit-and-stand stroller concept. BabyGearLab , however, said it is “not a stroller we would recommend, no matter what your goal or budget.” And Lucie’s List writes that it is longer and more front heavy than the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Sit And Stand Tandem Double Stroller and not as high quality as the Graco RoomFor2 (now discontinued), two strollers that we tested but didn’t find to be top performers.

The single Britax B-Lively stroller has been a longtime pick in our guide to full-size strollers , so we decided to give the Britax B-Lively Double Stroller a spin in 2023. It was quick to assemble, taking just five minutes, and certain features such as the seat reclines were the easiest to use in the mix. Unfortunately, its hard-plastic tires felt lower-quality than those of the other strollers we liked in our double stroller lineup, and it lacked suspension, so our toddler complained about a less-comfortable ride, especially on uneven surfaces. The harness was one of the hardest to fasten of any of the strollers we tested for this guide, and the shallow bucket under the seats was stiff—even when we walked fairly slowly, things fell out.

The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Sit And Stand Tandem Double Stroller is less expensive and more versatile than our tandem pick, but it’s harder to carry, push, and turn, and it’s less comfortable for a big kid to stand on and ride. It does have some appealing features that the Chicco BravoFor2 doesn’t: The front seat reclines much further, making it better for napping babies. It also allows parents to snap on a second seat (sold separately) so that it can accommodate a baby and a younger toddler who isn’t yet ready to sit on a bench seat or to ride standing. It comes with a universal car-seat adapter and is the lightest double stroller we tested at 21.8 pounds.

The Joovy ScooterX2 With Child Tray Side By Side Double Stroller is a notably inexpensive side-by-side double stroller that gets the job done, with all of the features you need plus excellent storage underneath. Still, it’s heavier, more difficult to push and turn, harder to fold, and harder to carry than our side-by-side pick, and it has just a single big canopy instead of one for each seat. It also doesn’t accept any infant car seats at all, unlike our picks, so it’s an option only for babies 3 months and up.

In 2023, Jenni tested the first version of the popular Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller , which mimics the Uppababy Vista V2 in nearly every way but has less-durable materials. (Mockingbird recently released a 2.0 version , which we’re in the process of testing.) In short, the version 1 was a little more than half as nice, for half the price of the Vista V2. The Mockingbird stroller took longer to assemble because none of the pieces came attached. We also found it tough to turn, and we could feel the reduced suspension (in comparison with the Vista V2) and the less bouncy wheels when we tried to move quickly. The chairs felt wobbly, too, especially when we used this stroller on gravel. And the storage basket is a bit small for an outing when you’re shuttling two kids around. Overall, though, this isn’t a bad stroller at all. It’s popular for a reason—like the Vista V2, it can accommodate two infant car seats (though not two bassinets), as well as an attachable riding board. And unlike the Vista V2, its two seats can hold the same amount of weight. But if you want the setup of the Vista V2, you really want the Vista V2. And finding a used Vista model would likely be a better choice.

We also considered several in-line “sport” doubles with three wheels made by Phil&Teds. The company’s online materials say that these strollers can work for “light jogging,” but they aren’t built with suspension as robust as that of the double Thule Urban Glide and similar side-by-sides. In the end, we dismissed them before testing because of reviews noting blocked views and very unequal seating options.

We tested the Thule Urban Glide 2 instead of the pricier two-seat Thule Chariot Cross , which can serve as a double stroller, a jogging stroller, a bicycle trailer, or even a cross-country ski trailer. Cyclists and skiers who don’t already have a trailer might want to consider it.

The Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X accepts a toddler seat attached in front and is advertised as a triple stroller. Erica checked out this stroller in person at the Baby Grand store in Hopkins, Minnesota and found it appealing in many ways. Eventually she decided that because this model has air-filled tires—which are too much of a hassle for many parents to maintain without the benefit of being able to take the stroller jogging—she would forgo testing it.

This article was edited by Rachel Hurn and Kalee Thompson.

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Two of our picks for best jogging stroller, shown side by side, in front of a blue background.

The Best Jogging Strollers

by Jenni Gritters and Katharine Gammon

If you’re a runner who wants to bring a kid along for the ride, you’ll want a stroller that can keep pace. After testing 18 models we settled on three top performers.

The Thule Spring stroller and the Uppababy Cruz V2 stroller, shown side by side.

The Best Full-Size Strollers

by Elise Czajkowski

Need a stroller for city living? Or one that’s easy to fold up and toss in the trunk? How about an off-roader? These six sets of wheels have got you covered.

The two travel strollers we recommend, the Uppababy Minu V2 and the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller, standing next to each other.

The Best Travel Strollers

After testing seven travel strollers on various trips and excursions, we’re confident that the Uppababy Minu V2 is the one to get.

Our three picks for best stroller wagon, shown side by side in front of a pink background.

The Best Stroller Wagons

by Liz Iversen

Got kids and gear you need to schlep to the soccer field, the beach, or the neighborhood block party? A stroller wagon might be for you.

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Top Double Travel Strollers

Traveling with one child certainly has its set of challenges, but traveling with two kids is a whole different beast.

Whether you’re looking for the easiest double stroller to fly with and cart through the airport, the best double all-terrain for hiking or camping, or the double stroller with the most compact fold, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled this list so you can pick the best double stroller for travel for your specific needs. See also: Traveling with Twins

Best Double Travel Strollers

For simplicity’s sake, we’ve broken down the best double strollers for travel into 3 distinct categories: 

  • Double Umbrellas 
  • Tri-Fold Doubles
  • Lightweight Regular Doubles

While each category touts different features and serves different purposes, each is great for travel: they’re all lightweight and easy to fold, carry and maneuver. *Note that we didn’t include anything in the tandem stroller department because the fold on most tandems tends to be too unwieldy (long) for travel, though many sit n stands tend to be lightweight and okay for travel.

Without further ado we’ve picked our Top 10 double strollers for travel… and here they are:

All-Terrain – Ready for Jogging, Hiking, and Camping

All-terrain strollers are less popular for travel due to their bulk and weight. But… if you’re in need of a beefier stroller with better wheels/tires (perhaps you have to contend with cobblestone streets in Boston or Rome?), we recommend the following all-terrain double stroller for travel:

  • Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double ~ $649 — Most Compact All-Terrain

Umbrella-Style Doubles

Double umbrella strollers are inherently good for travel because they are lightweight, fold easily and compactly, fit in most trunks, and can be gate-checked on most airplanes. They also all meet Disney-size requirements. Yay!

Delta double travel stroller

The big downside to a double umbrella stroller is that they usually don’t come with a whole lot of features , and their storage space (or lack thereof) and smaller canopies leave something to be desired. Also, you definitely need to push a double umbrella stroller with two hands because of the separated handles.

With that, here are our favorite double umbrella travel strollers, listed in order of lowest to highest price. 

1. Delta Children LX Side-by-Side Stroller ~ $74- Barebones Budget Pick

This double umbrella stroller is only 18 lbs (!!) and is a great barebones, no-frills budget double umbrella that’s awesome for travel. It folds easily and compactly, comes with two hanging storage bags on the backs of each seat plus two parent cupholders, and each seat has a 5-point safety harness, though not the best in the sun canopy department (very small).

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Read more about the Delta Children LX Side-by-Side Stroller here . 

2. UPPAbaby G-Link 2 ~ $349 — Upscale Pick

At only 22 lbs, the G-Link 2 is incredibly light and compact (great for pushing through airports, storing in overhead compartments, throwing in your trunk, etc.). Plus, unlike many of the other double umbrella strollers out there, this one actually has some nice, upscale features. For instance, it’s equipped with a three-panel sun canopy, and a fairly large and accessible under-seat basket that can hold up to 10 lbs! Bonus: the backs of each seat have a pocket to store your small essentials, such as a phone, wallet, chapstick, paci’s, etc.

Read our full UPPAbaby G-Link 2 review – or the overall summary below:

Excerpt of Review:

“With its lightweight aluminum frame, the G-Link 2 is one of the easiest double strollers to schlep up and down the stairs [like. we. do.].

The width is also something to note: at 28.5″ (much narrower than most), it’s sure to fit through any doorway. And despite becoming lighter, each seat can still hold up to 55 lbs of baby meat (for a total of 110 lbs), which is very generous. 

We also love that each seat operates and reclines independently. You know, for when one kiddo wants to sit up and see the world while the other one wants to snooze the day away.” 

KEEP READING about the UPPAbaby G-Link 2

Tri-Fold-Style Doubles

Tri-fold strollers are a newer class of stroller on the scene. In addition to being lightweight, they fold into thirds (most other strollers in the world fold in half ).

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This makes for a pretty compact fold, which is inherently good for travel. While the fold is not quite as compact as umbrella strollers, tri-folds often come with all (or some) of the features of a regular full-size stroller, like a large storage basket. Double tri-folds are brand new on the scene – at present, there are only 3 of them on the market.

In short, they are the most compact, yet full-featured strollers out there. They are also lightweight.

1. Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double Stroller ~ $212 — Economy Tri-Fold Pick

The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ double is a new double tri-fold in the double travel stroller scene — and we’re VERY excited about it! It’s another awesome pick for traveling with two (and a cheaper option than the Nano Duo — see below). This stroller also accepts an infant car seat!

Read our full Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Stroller Review – or the overall summary below:

Searching for a double stroller that’s super narrow, compact, lightweight and easy to travel with? The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ double stroller has all these features, plus great storage, takes a car seat and has a simple one-handed fold to boot. Yes, this stroller was built for travel. Keep reading our Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ double stroller review for more…

The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double is a new double “tri-fold” on the stroller scene, and we’re VERY excited about it! It’s another awesome pick for traveling with two — and a cheaper option than the Nano Duo . 

At 23 lbs and 30 inches wide, the Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double Stroller is extremely lightweight and fits easily through standard doorways. It’s also Disney-size approved, and great for maneuvering around crowds of people there or any other theme parks, busy/crowded places, etc.

KEEP READING about the Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double Stroller

2. Joovy Kooper X2 ~ $459 — Middle of the Line Tri-Fold Stroller Pick

The Joovy KooperX2 is brand new to the tri-fold, side-by-side double stroller scene, and we’re totally here for it. Since this stroller is so new, we wanted to share our preliminary thoughts before doing a major deep dive — but rest assured, what we’ve seen so far, we really like. You can also watch Joovy’s quick video overviewing some of the stroller’s highlights here . 

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The Joovy Kooper x2 replaces the Joovy Twin Groove Ultralight, which was a double umbrella stroller. Generally speaking, this new class of “tri-fold” strollers is causing the double umbrella body style to become obsolete, as tri-folds are generally just as compact and lightweight, yet offer features you’d find in a full-featured stroller.

The Kooper X2 comes in six different striking colorways: Black, Forged Iron, Glacier (turquoise), Olive, Paprika and Sand (see colorways below), and is suitable for babies 3+ months all the way through 50 lbs (!!) — you’ll get years of use out of it. 

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For comparison’s sake, the Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double — another tri-fold double — can also hold children up to 50 lbs, but the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo can only hold 33 lbs per seat. Though not a tri-fold double, but another Joovy double side-by-side with other similar features, the Scooter X2 can hold 45 lbs per seat.  Thus, like the 3D Pac C+ and the Scooter X2, the Kooper X2 is great for older and younger children alike.  

However, while the 3D Pac C+ accepts one infant car seat and the Nano Duo accepts two infant car seats, the Kooper X2 doesn’t accept any car seats at all. Bummer . (For reference, neither does the Joovy Scooter X2.)

Weighing in at 28 lbs, the Kooper X2 is very lightweight, making it easy to push one-handed and carry up and down stairs (for apartment and/or city dwellers). However, as compared to others in its class, the Kooper X2 is on the heavier end. The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double weighs 23 lbs, while the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo weighs only 20 lbs. Just something to note if you’re sensitive to the weight of the stroller.

That said, people LOVE the Kooper X2’s easy, one-handed fold, and its compact folded size — it folds into thirds which means it can fit in any trunk with room to spare, and it’s great for travel and can easily be stored. Bonus: it self-stands once folded. 

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But, in our opinion, here’s the best part about this stroller: it folds down WITH its two included snack trays attached . As in, you do not have to remove the child trays before folding down the Kooper X2. They stay on ALL THE TIME! How awesome and convenient is that?! 

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Good for naps on the go, the Kooper X2’s seats have fairly deep (but not totally flat), adjustable reclines and 3-position leg rests. In addition, the large UPF 50 canopies are individually-operated, with peekaboo windows, and offer all-weather protection. Note that the Scooter X2 only has one canopy for both seats — this can cause major problems when one child wants some sun and the other prefers shade (been there, done that… ). 

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Like the Scooter X2, each seatback has a mesh cup holder and a zipper pocket to store small belongings, such as keys, phone, wallet, etc. 

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Some other notable features of the Kooper x2 include: a large storage basket that can hold up 22 lbs (the Scooter X2 also has a humongous storage basket); a one step linked parking brake (summer shoe friendly, yes!); it’s Disney-size approved; and it boasts the biggest wheels of any compact double stroller on the market — wheels are made from EVR, a mix of rubber and EVA plastic (which Joovy will replace for you if you wear them out). Note, however, that like its competition, the wheels are not all-terrain — this stroller rolls best over flat, even ground. 

Now let’s get into some of the not-so-great things about the Joovy Kooper X2. One of the most common user complaints is about the brake — many commenters (especially tall folks) say it’s easy to accidentally step on the brake when strolling. One user reported that she often steps on the brake while pushing the stroller, abruptly stopping it and startling both her and her child. Eek! 

Another common user issue is that the seats don’t sit completely tall, even in the most upright position. This can make it tough for smaller kids to get comfortable, reach their snack trays and see out (note this is a common problem with strollers in this class). Likewise, the seats don’t recline to a fully flat position either. 

Lastly, some parents note that the seatback cup holder is very flimsy (no one wants a hot cup of coffee spilled all over their legs, amirite ?), and that the storage pockets located on the backs of the seats are too small to hold much of anything besides a phone, keys or a diaper or two (that said, the underseat storage is huge , so… there’s that). 

All in all, though brand new on the market, the Joovy Kooper X2 is already very highly-reviewed. For parents of two kids (up to a whopping 50 lbs!) who do a lot of traveling, and/or don’t have a ton of trunk or storage space to stash a double stroller, we definitely think you should check out the Joovy Kooper X2. 

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3. Mountain Buggy Nano Duo ~ $549 — High Quality Tri-Fold/Everyday Stroller Pick

The MB Nano Duo is only 20 lbs and, thanks to its tri-fold design, makes it a VERY compact double stroller. The Nano Duo truly is your quintessential “traveling with two” stroller. Bonus: it takes up to two infant car seats! It’s also really just a great overall twin stroller for newborns, or a baby and a toddler.

Read our full Mountain Buggy Nano Duo Review – or the overall summary below:

“The single Mountain Buggy Nano was one of the first “tri-fold” strollers to ever hit the market. “Tri-folds” are the smallest and most compact of the lightweight strollers; they are also the lightest in weight, so we are super excited about this review.

We dubbed the single Nano the “tiny workhorse” of strollers, so we were ecstatic to hear of a double version of this lightweight wonder. We’ve never seen one before… could it be done??

If you have twins or small children closer in age, this lightweight, compact side-by-side double stroller may be just what you need. While the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo certainly isn’t your all-terrain or heavy-duty double jogger , it is ideal for travel and everyday car errands.”

KEEP READING about the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo

Lightweight (Regular) Doubles

Even without the slim umbrella fold, these strollers are lightweight, quality doubles with some nice usability features that make them solid picks for travel (though they are not the most compact type of double stroller).

1. Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Double Stroller ~ $209 — Economy Pick with Solid Features

This lightweight (23 lbs) budget double stroller has more features and storage than you’d expect, plus an easy fold making it awesome for traveling with two kids.

Read our full Kolcraft Cloud Plus Double Stroller Review – or the overall summary below:

“If you’re looking for a budget double stroller that’s great for travel (or every day throw-in-the-car use), and has plenty of solid features, check out our Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Double Stroller review. This stroller is not sexy, but it does hit some high points — all for under $200.

The Kolcraft Cloud Plus weighs in at just 23 lbs (lighter than some single strollers!), and can hold kiddos up to 40 lbs per seat (80 lbs combined). No, that’s not a huge weight limit, but this should definitely get you through your toddler years. 

This stroller measures 31 inches wide, which should get you through most standard doorways, and it’s Disney-size approved. Yay!”

KEEP READING about the Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Double Stroller

Consider this: 

Jeep destination ultralight side-by-side double.

Price: $228 Weight: 28.66 lbs

Jeep Destination lightweight double stroller

The Jeep Destination Ultralight SBS Double stroller is another fairly barebones, lightweight double that generally compares to the Kolcraft Cloud Plus, minus a few key details which I’ll discuss below.

Like the Kolcraft, each seat can hold up to 40 lbs. That’s not bad for such a lightweight double. Other key features include nice-sized pop-out canopies with SPF 50 and peekaboo windows; swing-away bars that make it easy for kids to get in and out of stroller seats; a compact, self-standing fold and carry strap for easy schlepping (great for travel!); and 7-inch swivel lock front wheels and 10-inch back wheels with suspension for a smoother, more comfortable ride.

It also features independent multi-position reclining seats equipped with 5-point safety harnesses and adjustable footrests (note: this is is one area in which the Jeep shines over the Kolcraft — the Kolcraft doesn’t recline very far, and does not have adjustable footrests).

However, like the Kolcraft, the Jeep does not accept car seats. Therefore, babies should be about 6+ months to ride (and have solid neck control).

Where the Kolcraft beats the Jeep:

  • At $162 it’s less expensive (Jeep is $257).
  • At 23 lbs it’s lighter (Jeep 28.6).
  • Kolcraft comes standard with snack trays and parent cupholders, while the Jeep does not have either.

Bottom Line: The Jeep Destination is an easy-to-maneuver, lightweight stroller that’s great for travel (and Disney!). At approximately 30 inches wide, it will fit through standard doorways. It also has solid under seat storage and is easy to fold and unfold. One Amazon reviewer commented that this stroller is a “hidden gem.”

2. Zoe Twin+ ~ $449 — Lightweight, full featured and expandable

At 19 lbs, the ZOE Twin+ is an incredibly lightweight stroller that will comply with all airline gate-check weight limits (yes, even on American Airlines). It’s Disney-size approved, has an easy and compact fold, and the added bonus of versatility — it can grow to a triple or quad with an expandable tandem add-on seat.

It’s great for travel due to the large underseat storage basket, large four-panel sun canopies (!!), and comes with two kid cup holders, a parent cup holder and one kid snack holder. Parents love this stroller for travel and even everyday use. 

Read our full Zoe Twin+ Stroller Review – or the overall summary below:

“When The Twin+ (Zoe XL2) stroller (which comes in “ classic ” and “ luxe “) first came out there was so much buzz about it they couldn’t seem to keep it in stock! We wanted to know if it was really all that , so we picked one up and gave it a whirl. Note that in the Twin+ stroller review, we will be discussing the “classic” version of The Twin+.

Yes, a lightweight, side-by-side stroller in this price range is every parent’s dream.

While the Zoe brand is newer to the stroller scene, the founders are not. They’re a small, family business who’ve combined their fashion design expertise along with their baby product experience and set out to make an affordable, double stroller that parents of twins would love. They recently re-named their strollers — for instance, this one used to be called the Zoe XL2 Best V2, and now it’s The Twin+. The Twin+ is much easier to say (and remember ;-).”

KEEP READING about the Twin+ Stroller

Consider This: Connect for Babyzen YOYO 2

  • Price of Babyzen YOYO 2 frame, cushion and canopy (sold together): $449
  • Price of Babyzen YOYO Connect: $379

Similar to the concept of the Zoe Twin+, Babyzen has recently introduced the Connect, which, like its name implies, is an additional stroller frame/seat that hooks on to the back of select models of the YOYO 2 . (So, if you already own the YOYO 2 , this might be a good option for you!). Good for twins and siblings of differing ages, together the Connect and YOYO 2 offer 5 different setups to accommodate two children from birth to toddler, and can hold kiddos up to 48.5 lbs. Super compact and lightweight — and small enough to fit in most overhead bins — this is another solid option for travel.

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3. Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double ~ $469 — Lightweight, Narrow and Sturdy Build, for Younger/Small Kids

This bad boy is the doubles version of Baby Jogger’s travel stroller, the City Tour. At just 23 lbs and 26 inches wide it’s incredibly light and narrow. Though it doesn’t take car seats or come with accessories, the City Tour 2 Double is a great travel and everyday stroller for smaller, lightweight kiddos. Something else to note: due to its small size and wheels, it rolls best over flat, even terrain — like the airport, paved sidewalks, the zoo, etc.

Read our full Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double Stroller Review , or the overall summary below:

Excerpt of Review :

“As double strollers go, this one is  extremely lightweight  at a mere 23 lbs   —  an incredibly low weight for a double stroller.  The width is also something to write home about; at 26 inches wide, the City Tour 2 Double is wonderfully narrow and easily fits through standard doorways.

Another detail that makes the City Tour 2 Double nice for travel is that you can fold it with one hand (which  does  take some getting used to), and it auto locks once folded. The one-handed fold is super helpful when you’re managing multiple kiddos and all their belongings; it’s little things like this that you will really appreciate! Once it’s folded and locked, it won’t fly open as you lift it into your trunk, pack it in its carry bag, or throw it onto the security conveyor belt.” 

KEEP READING about the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double .

4. Valco Baby Slim Twin ~ $599 — Light & Narrow

Newer on the scene is Valco Baby’s Slim Twin stroller. At only 24 lbs and 26 inches wide (!!) this stroller is one of the very lightest and slimmest doubles on the market. Though it doesn’t have all the features and luxe details of Valco’s Snap Duo Trend, we think travel is where this stroller really shines. Light and compact enough to easily throw in the trunk, maneuver through an airport, or stroll the streets of your vacation destination, the Slim Twin might just be the perfect travel (and everyday) stroller for your duo.

Read our full Valco Baby Slim Twin Stroller Review — or the overall summary below:

“Are you looking for a super lightweight and narrow side-by-side double stroller that’s easy to maneuver, perfect for travel, fits through doorways and grocery store aisles with no problem, and easily fits in your trunk with room to spare? Then you must check out Valco Baby’s newest double stroller (which effectively replaces the Neo Twin): the Valco Baby Slim Twin (~ $599). At only 24 lbs and 26 inches wide, it lives up to its name; the Slim Twin is the narrowest of all of Valco’s double strollers, and one of the slimmest double strollers on the market (almost 5 inches smaller than most side-by-side strollers !).”

KEEP READING about the Valco Baby Slim Twin Stroller.

5. Valco Baby Snap Duo Trend ~ $749 — Lightest, Luxe Travel Stroller

Oh, snap! A great day-to-day stroller as well, parents LOVE the Valco Baby Snap Duo Trend. Not only is this stroller insanely light (24 lbs), but it’s compact, has a simple fold, offers great maneuverability, and has a ton of luxe features to boot.

If you’re headed to a warm weather destination, you’ll love the mesh paneling for added ventilation and airflow and the amazing sun canopy coverage that will block your littles from any harmful UV rays.

Read our full Valco Baby Snap Duo Trend Stroller Review – or the overall summary below:

“If you’re looking for a side-by-side double stroller that’s both lightweight and loaded with unexpected luxe features, check out the Valco Baby Snap Duo Trend .

People absolutely love this stroller — with it’s simple fold, great maneuverability, storage and lightweightedness, the Snap Duo makes for an awesome day-to-day and travel double stroller. Also… it’s pretty. (Note that this stroller comes in Charcoal, Denim, Grey Marle and Black.)

To clarify, this is not an “all-terrain” stroller (for that, look to the Tri-Mode ), but it rides and maneuvers pretty well.

KEEP READING about the Valco Baby Snap Duo Trend Double Stroller

We hope this guide has helped you find the perfect double travel stroller to fit your family’s needs. Have fun on your adventures, friends. Bon voyage!

Marissa's twins traveling

I’d love to get a recommendation for a SBS with 50lb each seat and comfortable for my tall 3yo at 44” already!! We have the UPPAbaby vista double and that’s what I’ve been using to travel too but it’s so much work to schlep. I ordered the Zoe twin+ but my 3yo is too tall and had to return it. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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Hi Leah! Ohh yeah, this is a tough one. I chatted with Meg about this question and here are her thoughts: “The one with the biggest seats is the Joovy Scooter X2 – but it’s a monster to schlep. Maybe a sit n’ stand or some other stroller with a seat with no canopy, or a wagon. Or perhaps even try a stroller board — you may have to get a little creative. You can also always remove canopies on strollers if it becomes too big of a problem… I know, not ideal. But this can be helpful.” I hope this helps you a bit!!!! Good luck! ~ M

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Hi, have you had a chance to review the Joovy rs2? I purchased the zoe xl2 (used) for my 3.5 yr old and 1.5 yr old and found it very difficult to purchase. Reselling and going to purchase the RS2. Wondering your thoughts on it and if you had a chance to test it out.

We have not yet reviewed the RS2, but thank you for the tip! I’ll be looking into it!

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Hello, I am a little confused by your options listed- I looked at the dimensions for all of them and I don’t see how any of them could be gate checked. We will be flying United and the stroller must fold to a carry on size- 9″ x 14″ x 22.” Am I missing which strollers you have listed that fold that small? Thanks so much.

Sorry- I miswrote in my last comment. I do not want to gate check- I want to have it with me on the plane, so which one fits that size after being folded? Thanks.

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11 Best Double Strollers of 2024

Side-by-sides, tandems, a jogger and the ultimate pick for travel (Disney!).

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What's the best double stroller for most families? Our top-tested model for 2023 remains the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller , which has the best intersection of comfort for the kids, quality wheels that can handle different terrain, ease of fold and reasonable pricing based on the years it will last you. It consistently earns top marks from our testers and on-staff parenting pros. If you have a tighter budget, only need to use a double stroller for short errands or are looking for a double stroller for travel to Disney, there's no beating the price of the Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller .

At the Good Housekeeping Institute , our product experts test baby strollers based on factors like maneuverability, ease of pushing and turning, stability, how comfortable the handlebars are and the amount of storage space available. Our Lab experts tested 30 double strollers and handpicked the best ones based on top brand performance and rave user reviews.

Whether you're looking for a double stroller for Disney World or are interested in jogging with your baby , these are the best double strollers of 2023 .

Our top picks:

City Mini GT2 Double Stroller

Best Overall Double Stroller

Baby jogger city mini gt2 double stroller.

LX Side by Side Stroller

Best Value Double Stroller

Delta children lx side by side stroller.

3Dlite Lightweight Double Stroller for Infant & Toddler

Best Lightweight Double Stroller

Summer infant 3dlite lightweight double stroller for infant & toddler.

Vista V2 Stroller

Most Versatile Double Stroller

Uppababy vista v2 stroller.

Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Double Jogging Stroller

Best Double Stroller for Jogging

Bob gear revolution flex 3.0 duallie double jogging stroller.

Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon

Best Double Stroller Wagon

Evenflo pivot xplore all-terrain stroller wagon.

Caboose Ultralight Sit and Stand Double Stroller

Best Double Stroller for an Infant and Toddler

Joovy caboose ultralight sit and stand double stroller.

Demi Grow Double Stroller

Best Tandem Double Stroller

Nuna demi grow double stroller.

G-Link 2 Stroller

Best Side-by-Side Double Stroller

Uppababy g-link 2 stroller.

The Twin+

Best Double Stroller for Disney

Zoe the twin+.

At the end of this article, you can find more information on how we test double strollers, a rundown of the different types of double strollers and expert tips to help you decide if purchasing a double stroller is worth it for your needs. Looking for more baby gear to invest in? Take a look at our picks for the best cribs for babies and toddlers , best bassinets and best portable car seats .

Our Lab experts love the City Mini GT2's design because it has all the best features of the original GT model: roomy seats for both kids, a super-simple fold and rubber wheels that can take on tough sidewalks and dirt paths . This GT2 also includes large peekaboo windows in the canopies with magnetic closures and an adjustable leg area so your child can rest their calves comfortably.

Testers say this is a double that rolls smoothly — its all-wheel suspension helps with that. Our Lab experts also like the fold: You pull up on straps, one on each seat (under where a child sits), and the whole thing folds in half in a second or two. You can then store it resting upright. To open, you lift a latch and unfold it, which also only takes a few seconds.

The basket, while nice and wide, is completely under the seats and a bit difficult to access. (You have to bend down and reach over.) Our testers stashed things in the pockets behind each seat whenever possible. But our lead tester's family appreciated the adjustable handlebar, saying, "It easily adjusted between me at five-foot-three and my husband at six-foot-one."

This lightweight pick has been popular for years as a less bulky way to get two kids, toddler age and above, around. It weighs only about 18 pounds, and our analysts found that the lightweight frame made the stroller easy to fold, carry and store in the trunk or at home. Plus, the price is hard to beat!

Part of what makes the fold so slim is that there's no storage basket, though there are two pockets behind each seat. Our lead tester's husband complained about the handle placement being low, saying, "It's not ideal for tall parents." The small canopies also keep the stroller lightweight, but they're not very sun-shielding, so if you take your kids out for long sunlit walks, we'd recommend getting something bigger or adding on an additional stroller sunshade. This stroller is perfect for short runs to stores, parks and preschool. And if you're looking for a way to easily move two kids through an airport, this pick is for you. It also meets Disney size requirements if you're looking for a stroller to get you through the parks and on and off the buses.

Summer Infant 3Dlite Lightweight Double Stroller for Infant & Toddler

If you have a family road trip coming up or if you're looking for a compact option to fit in your car while driving to and from outings, this model by Summer Infant is an affordable double stroller that won't take up much room in your trunk — and it can seat a baby as young as 6 months.

It includes a carry handle and is lightweight for everyday travel and beyond. Additional features include seats that recline separately (in case one kid wants to lean back and the other wants to sit up), storage baskets underneath and (granted, minimal) canopies to keep the sun out of your kids' eyes. While this double stroller is a great option for families who travel a lot, a tester noted that it doesn't perform well as on rugged terrain, saying, "The small plastic wheels turn easily through an airport but are not ready for trails." Another said, "There's a learning curve when figuring out how to close this stroller."

Whether you have one child, two or three, this stroller can transition from birth through toddlerhood : Put a baby in the bassinet (included) and an additional child in the UPPAbaby RumbleSeat V2 (sold separately). Add the Vista PiggyBack ride-along board to the back and you can even take three kids, which our lead tester tried out and appreciated. The Vista V2 comes with a rain shield, and the basket, which can hold up to 30 pounds of stuff, has some spring to it, so you can pull it down to grab things out.

The Vista V2 is at the top of our list of the best strollers because if you start with this for your first kid, you can add to it and make it a double later, then subtract and turn it back into a single when your youngest is the only one still in a stroller. This Vista V2 features an extendable canopy and a no-rethread harness, which our Lab experts explain "make it simple to adjust the shoulder straps as your child grows taller." Reversible seats mean your kids can be parent-facing or facing the outside world. Our experts say to keep in mind that folding, lifting and storing this stroller requires extra effort compared with lightweight strollers .

This double stroller is a top choice for joggers for a few reasons: It features m ountain bike-style suspension and giant wheels , which help deliver a smooth ride even on challenging terrain. Our reviewers have agreed on this claim, though they note that having "real" wheels makes this a heavy stroller. We've had plenty of reviewers who don't actually run with the Duallie but appreciate it for an outdoorsy lifestyle; this is great for walking trails and parks. Lock the front wheel if you want to walk or jog sure and straight; unlock and let it swivel if you'll be in town making twists and turns.

In addition to the wide basket, this stroller includes 10 storage pockets, perfect for stashing adult and kid water bottles, sunscreen and wipes. Each seat reclines separately, and they're designed with compression padding for the kids. Extra-large UPF 50+ canopies feature peek-through windows.

Depending on the parents' preference, the Pivot Xplore can transform from stroller to wagon and back by simply flipping the handle. Each seat features a protective canopy cover, and there's a child tray in the middle for two to share snacks and toys. The wagon can accept one infant car seat (sold separately) and offers plenty of storage room. It's amazing for days at the beach, park or zoo; for parades or festivals; and for making your way through a farmers' market or street fair. Unfortunately, it does not meet Disney park requirements; the company frowns on guests bringing something this large.

Reviewers like that this stroller wagon is more affordable than most. In our tests, we found that babies and toddlers alike enjoy the setup of facing a sibling or friend, and we found that older children can hop in and out without a problem. Though we named this the best overall stroller wagon, if you're interested in this style you might want to check out all of our other favorite stroller wagons too.

Joovy strollers have been proven to perform well in our Lab tests — the brand is known for making sturdy strollers on strong aluminum frames. For this particular model, one child sits in the forward-facing seat while an older child can sit or stand on the rear platform or bench seat . It also comes with a universal car seat adapter if you prefer that your youngest baby ride in their car seat, making this a great choice for a newborn and a toddler.

Our lead tester who used this double stroller says, "My toddler was chatty, and I could keep strolling, rather than stopping, and attend to whatever she wanted to tell me, because she could face me and talk. Meanwhile, my baby was happy with the wide seat and snack tray." She noted, however, that this stroller requires a wider turning radius than other, more nimble double strollers, and the basket is hard to reach (you have to shift the rear seat aside for widest access) and also can't hold as much cargo weight as others. On the plus side, there's a huge canopy on the front and an optional roll-up canopy for the back, plus a parent organizer.

Nuna strollers are popular among online reviewers and our Lab experts. The Demi Grow can be converted into 23 different configurations (some require car seat and bassinet attachments, sold separately), but we love that it features a narrower, tandem style, as pictured, a nice option if you're afraid that a side-by-side will feel too wide. You get two seats from the start — no need to buy a second one. Because the seats are identical in size, this is a nice double stroller for twins.

Each seat includes a canopy with a privacy drape that can roll down, plus padded leg cushions for extra support. This 2022 version comes with an extra mesh canopy, too, for better airflow if you live somewhere warm. It also comes with one car seat adapter and a rain cover. Note that the top seat can reverse to face the parent, but the bottom seat can only face forward. Our Lab tests found it's easy to push, but it takes up more space than other double strollers when folded. The basket gets a little swallowed up by the seats, there's no parent console, and there aren't any pockets. But each seat can hold a child up to 50 pounds, making this a long-lasting choice.

Because each seat on the G-Link 2 can hold up to 55 pounds and has a long seat back, this is a long-lasting side-by-side double stroller that could be great for two older kids, for twins as they grow or for giving your older child a seat next to your younger kid for many years. In our testing, we loved how easy it is to fold and unfold this stroller, but it does not stand upright when folded, so you have to lay it down in your trunk or at home. Parents can take advantage of the built-in travel handle for easier transport.

The wheels on the G-Link 2 are small and meant for city strolling, not for trails. It features multi-position reclining seats and UPF 50+ sunshades. There's a cup holder for a parent on the back, as well as a storage pocket on the back of each seat, in addition to the wide (if shallow) basket.

Others on our list are also good for Disney, but our reviewers called this stroller out as specifically convenient to use at the airport and for trips to theme parks. It's lightweight at 19 pounds, folds down easily into a remarkably small shape and meets Disney park requirements . One reviewer who brought it to the theme parks said, "It was a breeze to set up and carry." The brand also makes a similar stroller with three seats for toddlers that our team found quite innovative.

Note that the basket under the seats is small. But we appreciate the one-parent cup holder and the canopies that are more generously sized than those on most other lightweight doubles. The sunshades have peekaboo windows too. The leatherette bumper bars are a nice touch, and the seats recline separately. The wheels are not for tough terrain but do well in cities and, of course, theme parks.

Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller

Cortina Together Double Stroller

Each of the two seats on the Cortina Together can take a Chicco infant car seat, as shown, without any extra adapters, making it suitable from birth for twins (though you'll need to buy the Chicco KeyFit car seats separately). The basket is one of our favorites because there's a zipper you can open for access that also helps prevent anything from falling out. It also has an easy fold, and, when folded, it stays standing up.

When this stroller is used as two seats, the child in the rear does have somewhat limited visibility, since the rear seat is not raised far above the front one. There's a parent console with a cup holder, and the front kid seat has two cup holders as well. Take note, though, that it's heavy, clocking in at 34 pounds.

How we test double strollers

good housekeeping stroller testing pinch test

The Good Housekeeping Institute 's engineering and parenting pros have reviewed 30 double strollers in the last seven years. We ask each manufacturer to provide American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) certification to verify that its stroller passed ASTM's safety standards . We then perform in-Lab and at-home tests to look at maneuverability, ease of pushing and turning, stability, ease of reclining the stroller, ease of getting the babies in and out of the stroller, ergonomics for the parents pushing the stroller, storage space and more. To accomplish this, we push the strollers over varied terrain, including pavement, grass, dirt and cobblestone, and we make obstacle courses to evaluate effort required and stability capabilities . In this picture, you can see how we double-check for pinch points, which could cause accidents. We identify potentially hazardous finger hot spots by placing a test probe or pencil between the frames and hinges of the hoods. If the probe comes into contact with the hinges or frame and prevents the hood from fully folding or unfolding, the stroller is considered hazardous.

What to look for when shopping for the best double stroller

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As you're deciding on the best double stroller to buy, keep these things in mind:

✔️ Car seat compatibility: Although most strollers today are car seat compatible, always double-check the user guide to make sure. (Most need car seat adapters or work only with certain brands.)

✔️ Size, maneuverability and purpose: Are you hoping to take your little ones with you while jogging? Do you need a double stroller that can easily fit through narrow aisles? Are you only on sidewalks, or do you sometimes go on park trails? Do you need to take your double stroller on an airplane? How you plan to use your stroller will help dictate the features that are most important for you.

✔️ C onvertibility: Unless you have twins, there will likely come a time when you only need to push your youngest around. Modular, convertible strollers let you remove or add seats at your convenience, so your double stroller can transform into a single. Convertible strollers are great for a growing family, but they tend to cost more than other models and aren't as practical for a set of twins.

✔️ Your children's ages: Make sure that your children are in the right age and weight range to help ensure their safety. If you have two infants, or an infant and a toddler, or are planning on more children in the future, different models are better for different ages.

Do you really need a double stroller?


If you're going to be schlepping around more than one kiddo, many parents find a double stroller to be a great investment. Ever tried to push two separate strollers at one time? We don't recommend. And even though you can strap a tiny sibling into an infant carrier while you push the oldest, that gets tiresome after a few months because it's hard to bend down and tend to your eldest while wearing your youngest.

Double strollers are great for keeping little ones accounted for, as well as saving space in your car or while you're on the go. With narrow tandem stroller designs or versatile side-by-side buggies that help you keep an eye on everyone at the same time, you can brave the grocery aisle, the park and almost anywhere else with only one set of hands .

And for those who have an older kid on the cusp of walking on their own, or for parents who want the flexibility of having a single stroller too, some double strollers offer the option to remove one of the seats when not in use, so you don't have to worry about buying both a single and a double stroller separately.

How to choose the best double stroller for you

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Here are a few types of double strollers to know about before you go shopping:

  • Side-by-side stroller : This is the traditional double stroller style. As the name suggests, the stroller seats are lined up right next to each other. This is a great option if you want to keep an eye on both children at once. These kinds of double strollers also seem to have the slimmest fold. But keep in mind that side-by-side strollers are wider and often more difficult to squeeze through narrow spaces, like store aisles. They do fit through double doors for commercial establishments but can be a harder squeeze at home if you have a single door that doesn't open wide.
  • Tandem stroller: In this style, one child rides in front and the other rides in back. Often, they face the same direction, but some modular tandem strollers let you change the direction, especially of the top seat. This can be a great option for kids who bother each other — for instance, if you're worried that your toddler will keep touching their baby sibling or that your two close-in-age kids will tussle over toys or personal space.
  • Sit-and-stand stroller: Families with a newborn and an older child can benefit the most from this style of stroller. It typically includes a rear platform or seat for an older child to ride along in the back. A sit-and-stand stroller is a great choice for big toddlers and preschoolers, who can easily hop on and off the back seat.
  • Wagon stroller: This type of stroller is a great alternative to a double stroller. They provide a push-and-pull mechanism that other strollers lack. Wagon strollers still feature storage pockets, harnesses and even snack trays for convenience. But they're large and do not fold up small.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?

The Good Housekeeping Institute provides expert reviews and advice on everything a parent needs, including strollers. Testing for this story was overseen by Rachel Rothman , chief technologist and director of engineering at the GH Institute. For more than 15 years, Rachel has put her training in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics to work by researching, testing and writing about parenting products. Plus, as a mom to three kids under 6, she's personally tested many of the products we recommend in real life. See her picks for the best baby monitors .

In her role as Parenting & Pets Reviews Analyst, Jamie Spain brings years of experience to the Good Housekeeping Institute, having reviewed products for Good Housekeeping magazine and BuzzFeed. She previously worked in the parenting sphere at People . She's also written about the best car organizers .

This latest update was written by Contributing Writer Jessica Hartshorn , who spent decades reviewing strollers for American Baby and Parents magazines. She also updated our roundup of the best sleep sacks for babies and many other kid-focused stories.

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Rachel Rothman was the chief technologist and executive technical director of the Good Housekeeping Institute for over 15 years , overseeing testing methodology, implementation and reporting for all GH Labs. She also managed GH's research division and the analysis of applicants for the GH Seal and all other testing emblems. 

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Jamie (she/her) is a parenting and pets reviews analyst at the Good Housekeeping Institute , where she spends her time testing, researching and writing about pet and family products. Prior to starting at GH in 2021, she worked at BuzzFeed and People , covering a combination of product reviews and lifestyle content. She's a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and psychology and a master’s degree in journalism.

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Jessica (she/her) is a freelance writer with several decades of experience writing lifestyle content and evaluating home and parenting products. A mom of two teens and two cats, her previous work can be seen in American Baby and Parents .

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Traveling with a baby has its challenges. There’s always a lot of items you need to remember and having to bring your stroller with you on an airplane can be cumbersome and often means you have to check it into the cargo hold. However, there are plenty of compact stroller options available to help make traveling with a baby or toddler just that little bit easier. 

So which ones are the best? When considering the best travel strollers for flying, we recommend looking for ones that are lightweight (14lb or under), easy to fold, and can fit in the overhead bin in the airplane. But not just any stroller will do. It’s still got to be durable and be able to handle cobblestone streets, sand, and even any terrain you can think of while carrying gear. 

So if you’re looking for the ultimate guide to the best travel strollers for flying as well as what to look for and how to choose the best one, you’ve come to the right place.

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What To Look For In A Travel Stroller

We’ve all read the stories of people checking in their expensive strollers only to get them off the conveyor and find a part broken, so it’s perfectly understandable for you that you would prefer to get one that can be with you at all times. Plus the bonus of one that goes in the overhead bin is that it makes flying with kids go just a little bit smoother. 

Find A Travel Buddy!

But it’s often hard to know exactly what to look for when finding the best travel stroller for flying. While it’s always worth checking the airplanes size policies you may also want to consider the following:

  • Size of the stroller

It’s not just the size of the stroller when it’s open and in use that you need to consider. You’ll also want to consider what the size of the stroller is when it’s folded up. In the US, the standard size for carry-on luggage is 22” x 14” x 9”. Some airlines will differ by an inch or two. You’ll want to make sure that the dimensions of your stroller meet these requirements. 

  • Weight of stroller

No matter which stroller you eventually choose, you’re going to want to make sure it is lightweight enough for you to carry it with all your other belongings and your baby. The last thing you want is something super heavy that ends up making you stop every two minutes to rest. 

  • Is it easy to fold

The last thing you want to be doing is messing around with a stroller while you’re trying to board your flight. A one-hand fold is best since you’ll be able to fold the stroller while holding your baby at the same time.

Price is always a big factor worth considering when looking for a travel stroller. It’s best to know your budget as a compact travel stroller for flying is often a second or third purchase.

  • Durability 

Your stroller is going to need to be durable as it needs to withstand everything your travels throw at you; from cobblestone streets to uneven terrain to countless folding and unfolding. It also needs to last from the baby stage all the way through to the toddler stage. 

  • Maneuverability

There is no point in getting a compact travel stroller that’s super difficult to push. You want it to glide easily over every surface. 

Now we all know that traveling with kids comes with a lot of baggage and although many travel strollers don’t come with much storage there are plenty of accessories out there that are worth considering. 

When it comes to children safety is definitely a top priority and it should never be overlooked even with a travel stroller for flying. Your stroller should have a 5-point harness, brakes on the wheels and it should be easy to fold but not come unfolded while carrying. Also, purchase your stroller from a reputable company and always check the reviews for any possible safety concerns.

Best Travel Strollers For Flying

You’ve chosen your destination and have your bags ready to go, but you still need a stroller for your little one. So which ones are the best travel strollers for flying, we have chosen the top 7 strollers that will fit with most family’s budgets and have all the features you’re looking for.

1. The Clutch Stroller by Delta Children

The Clutch stroller

Small but mighty, the Clutch Stroller by Delta Children is one of the best travel strollers for flying. It folds up to a super compact size of 15” x 5.9” x 19.7” and weighs only 11.7lb. An added bonus of this stroller is that it comes with a travel bag to make day trips, vacations, and excursions a lot easier.

The dimensions of this stroller mean it will easily fit in the overhead bin of most airplanes. It’s recommended for children up to 50lbs and it has a 5-point safety harness and reflective shoulder pads to make your child a little more visible. It comes in two colors (pink and blue) and costs a little over $200. The 5.5” inch wheels with swivel front wheels and suspension make for easy maneuverability and a smooth ride.

2. gb Pockit Air All Terrain Stroller

gb Pockit Air All Terrain Stroller

Another firm favorite for all mothers is the GB Pockit stroller. This Pocket Air All Terrain Stroller has a compact, one-handed collapsible design that means this stroller can fit in most overhead bins on planes and trains. It’s lightweight at only nine and a half pounds and its attached handles make it easy to carry even with all your other bags and a baby on your hip. Its durable construction means it can handle anything your travels throw at you and keeps wriggly bodies safe and happy during their travels. 

Another handy feature of this stroller is the reclining back and sun canopy meaning your little ones can nap soundly while keeping the sun out of their eyes. The agile front wheels make pushing and steering effortless and on even ground, you can even lock the wheels in place for an even smoother ride.

3. Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller

Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller

The Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller is a highly recommended stroller with an easy two-step, compact fold. This stroller has plenty of good features at a price that won’t make you cry. The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is infant car seat-ready or can be used with a soft shell cocoon carrycot making it a great travel stroller for newborns as well as children up to 44lbs.

The small dimensions of this stroller mean that it will meet most airline regulations for carryon luggage. It even comes with a travel bag and shoulder strap. The stroller features ultra-slim wheels, a good-sized sun hood, a solid flip-out visor, and a nice deep recline your little one can have their afternoon nap and still be comfortable.

4. Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller

Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller

For those that travel a lot and have small children, another luxury travel stroller that has everything you might need is the Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller . This stroller is another one that you can bring onto the airplane and store in the overhead bin. Its compact size (20.5” x 17.3” x 7.1”) and customizable design allows the stroller to grow with your child. The 4 wheel suspensions provide a smooth ride on even the most uneven surfaces. The stroller also comes with a zipped back pocket to store your essentials close at hand while the storage basket can be easily accessed from both the front and back so you can keep all your possessions safe.

5. Summer 3Dpac CS Compact Fold Stroller

Summer 3Dpac CS Compact Fold Stroller

While on vacation with your children you don’t want to have to worry about hiring a car seat or having to bring one along with you. So having a stroller that’s car seat compatible is a very nice feature to have. The Summer 3Dpac CS Compact Fold Stroller is definitely one to consider, the included straps allow you to easily connect it to your car without the need for adapters. Its lightweight frame weighs only 17lbs and folds down to 13” x 20.5” x 25”. From a baby stroller to a toddler stroller, the Summer 3Dpac grows with your little one for long-term use.

The stroller also comes with an extra-large canopy with a flip-out sun visor, a child snack tray, and a large storage pocket to store your belongings for a day out. 

6. Inglesina Quid Stroller

Inglesina Quid Stroller

When looking for lightweight strollers you’ll want to make sure the weight is under 14lb and the Inglesina Quid Stroller comes in at only 13lb and its compact design means it can fit just about anywhere, from the overhead bin in an airplane to the trunk of your rented city car.

The convenient carry handle, easy single-handed folding and opening, and one-touch foot break mean you can effortlessly face the challenges life throws your way. With a reclining backrest, multi-point suspension system, and durable wheels, you can be sure that your newborn and toddler will be able to nap comfortably and the adjustable leg rest allows for continued leg support as your little one grows. The 5-point safety harness, full-cover expandable canopy, and rain cover mean your mind can be put at ease knowing your child is safe.

7. gb Pockit+ All City

best travel double stroller for flying

Similar to the gb Pockit All Terrain stroller the gb Pockit+ All City Stroller can go in the overhead bin on the plane, however, this stroller is a little bit better than the original as it can be transformed into a travel system with any CYBEX infant car seat and adapters. The seat reclines and has a large canopy. It’s really lightweight at only 13.2lbs and is easy to maneuver, lift and carry. The breathable mesh seatback will help to regulate your child’s body temperature which is particularly good when traveling to hot countries.

How To Choose The Best Travel Stroller For Flying

Parents have been traveling with children and flying for many decades, typically choosing the best lightweight umbrella stroller for air travel. While these strollers are great because they are lightweight, they fold up relatively small, and they can be easily gate-checked, there are now better options that can fit into the overhead bin on the airplane. 

Many parents can now choose whether they want a pocket stroller that can bring onto the airplane or whether they are content gate checking the travel stroller instead. Parents who travel light can check their stroller with their luggage and not have to worry about how they will get everything onto the plane and use a baby carrier to carry their child around the airport. 

Gate checking your stroller will allow you to take it all the way to the plane and in most instances (but not all), get it back at the gate on the other side. But as parents, we would all prefer to have our stroller with us the whole time. Either of the last two options are great especially if you have a toddler that prefers to be in a stroller or that likes to bolt in the airport. 


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The 9 best strollers for travel

Terry Ward

Until you have kids, it's impossible to imagine that deciding which stroller to purchase could come with as much hemming and hawing as shopping for a car. And when you factor in the need for a stroller that travels well — be it in the airport, on a train, pushing through Manhattan crowds or over those cobbled streets in a quaint European village — there are even more things to consider.

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Is the stroller easy to fold and unfold when you've got a feisty toddler to contend with at a busy airport departure gate at the same time? Is there ample storage space and easy access for your diaper bag? Is it lightweight enough to qualify for gate check with the airlines (check out 20 airline stroller policies around the world )? Does it have lots of dangling bits and bobs that will make it more likely to break in transit? Those questions and many more came into play when we researched the best strollers for families that travel around the world. Read on for our top picks.


It debuted a few years back now, but the UPPAbaby Minu (about $400) continues to rise to the top of the travel stroller pack thanks to its ease of opening and fold-down, compact design and all-around simplicity of operation. I've pushed my kids in this thing everywhere from the uneven, dusty streets of Cuba , where their grandmother lives, to my local Florida supermarket (it's become my go-to for errands and outings at home, and fits easily in the overhead bin of most airplanes, too).

There are so many things to like about this stroller, which weighs just under 15 pounds and has multi-position recline so you can situate your little rider just so. With just a single swift motion using one hand, you can pop it open or break it down. And the storage area under the seat is easy to access and can fit a backpack packed to the brim with kids' stuff. The UPF 50-plus sunshade has a section that gives it extra extension, lending sun protection on a walk or if you want to nap your kid at the beach. And the magnetic closures on the peek-a-boo window let you peek at a sleeping kid without making a scratchy Velcro-induced sound.

best travel double stroller for flying

Do note that without the bassinet add-on or infant car seat adapter, the MINU doesn't accommodate most newborns and is suitable for babies from 14 pounds (roughly 3 months old) to 50 pounds only.


Setting a new standard in luxury travel strollers, the Silver Cross Jet (about $350) might be just the super-compact travel stroller you're looking for. It's cabin-approved for most airlines and fits neatly in the overhead bin. Weighing just under 14 pounds, it has a handy feature that, once folded down, lets you pull it along behind you like a piece of luggage through the airport or any time your child wants to walk or is in a carrier.

Suitable from birth (with car seat adapters), the newest version of the stroller, which launched in 2021, is approved for kids up to 55 pounds, so you can get a lot of years out of this one. The handle you use to pull the stroller behind you when folded down doubles as a toddler bar when it's in use, adding an extra layer of safety there. This is a particularly easy stroller to push along uneven street surfaces, too, with wide front wheels that improve suspension and make for a comfortable ride for babies on board.


I can't tell you how many times I've seen this stroller out and about and marveled at just how tiny it is. And when you see it in action, the Doona Infant Car Seat Stroller looks like one of those transformer toys. Talk about a game-changer when you're traveling with an infant . It has an ingenious design with wheels that can be easily tucked away to let you transform the stroller into a car seat with the push of a button, the pull of a lever and an easy closing motion. It takes a few tries to get used to the knack of switching between modes, but once you have it down, it couldn't be easier to go from pushing your baby on the street to hopping in a cab and having him or her securely strapped into the stroller.

The stroller weighs around 16 pounds and the car seat portion can be used with a base or alone with the car's seat belt. Note that while the company claims babies up to 35 pounds and 32 inches in length can be accommodated, when your baby reaches those limits, it might be a tight squeeze. Also, the sunshade could be more ample (but you can buy an extension to fix that).

best travel double stroller for flying


Chicco did away with its umbrella stroller offerings in favor of this ideal-for-travel entry in the compact stroller category. A handle hidden away under the stroller's seat cushion lets you fold down the Chicco Mini Bravo Plus (about $180) with one hand. The fact that the stroller can stand on its own in the folded position makes it that much easier to just leave at the gate and go. The stroller weighs in at 19.6 pounds, so it's not the lightest. But it's sturdy and the stroller to take along if you don't want to worry if it gets a few bumps and scratches in transit.

The user-friendly recline knob (no pesky ties to pull) lets you lean your baby back with ease in three different positions, including a nearly lie-flat angle. This stroller also has one of the biggest and most easily accessible under-seat storage areas, so you can tote a lot of things along with you.


One of the more affordable of the luxe Baby Jogger offerings, the City Tour 2 stroller (about $230) weighs 14 pounds and can be folded up and stashed in an overhead bin if you choose. Accessing your diaper bag and other carry-ons on the go is easy thanks to a wide-open basket under the seat that's extra roomy and a cinch to reach into. The backpack-style carrying bag that comes with the stroller makes it a breeze to fold up and carry along when your baby prefers to ride on you. And other highlights include the UPF-plus extendable sunshade to keep your baby protected from punishing rays when you're off, say, touring Athens in the summer . Did we mention the comfy, padded seat that reclines nearly to flat to help induce naps and the adjustable calf support to help bring on the sleep as you roll along?

Looking for a different jogging stroller? TPG contributor Jill Krause says the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller is a best bet.


Leave it to the French to dream up such a petite and pretty stroller. If ever travel stroller-envy was a thing, the Babyzen YOYO² (about $500) is the one that induces it.

This super tiny stroller folds down into a tidy little package that can be stashed in an overhead bin or under a restaurant table with ease. And it's so narrow, you can even roll it down an airplane aisle right to your seat (a particularly handy feature if you're traveling alone with two kids , and wearing one in a carrier on your body).

The stroller weighs around 13 pounds yet has luxe amenities like tires with four-wheel suspension, a soft faux-leather handle and a lightweight aluminum frame that's surprisingly sturdy.

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The under-the-seat basket is easy to access and can hold up to 11 pounds of extra gear. There's a padded carrying strap, too, for when you need to fold up the stroller and tote it in a cramped attraction or a place where strollers aren't allowed.


A stroller that made the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most compact on the planet is certainly deserving of a traveler's attention. The sleek gb Pockit Stroller weighs under 12 pounds but can accommodate kids up to 55 pounds — and with an additional 11 pounds of baby gear stowed in the under-the-seat basket, too.

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Watch the flight attendants be wowed when you roll this thing down the airplane aisle with plenty of room to spare and proceed to fold it up and stash it under your seat in two easy steps and with seconds. A tiny but mighty marvel, indeed.


For affordability, durability and compact size, you get the trifecta in the Zoe Traveler Stroller ($159), made from high-grade aluminum to keep things extra light at just 11 pounds. With a single hand, you can fold and unfold The Traveler and stash it into the overhead bin of an airplane. It fits easily into a backpack , too, to tote on the go, and can even be carried as a backpack on its own, too. Features that make this stroller a solid nap-inducing pick include the full recline, adjustable footrest and expandable canopy with UPF 50+ lining. And while the wheels are a bit on the small side, you'll be surprised how easily they roll over uneven and cobblestone streets on the go.


Relatively new to the baby gear market, the Colugo brand has a steady contender in the travel stroller niche in the Colugo Compact ($285). It feels quite similar to the UPPAbaby Minu in a lot of ways— with a full seat recline, easy and ample storage and no-puncture tires—albeit at a friendlier price point. The stroller weighs 16 pounds and can accommodate kids up to 55 pounds. As a bonus, a rain cover and backpack that are perfect for travel are included.

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The Best Double Strollers We Tested Over Bumps, Through Doorways, and Loaded With Kids

Having two little ones doesn’t need to slow you down when you’ve got the right set of wheels.

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Parents / Tamara Staples

When you have small children, a stroller is your best friend. Even if you’re a die-hard baby-wearing advocate, you can only carry those kids for so long. While families who staggered  every sibling  can get away with single strollers, those with stair-steppers will have multiple small children with tired little legs that can’t keep up. Double strollers are a convenient solution but some are more convenient and reliable than others, which is why we tested dozens of models in our lab and in the real world with our kids. 

Double strollers often get an unfair reputation for being cumbersome and a nightmare to assemble. But this stroller category has come a long way from those behemoth vintage 1980s versions we elder millennials might remember. These days, double strollers are sleek, support a wide array of customizations, can be used from birth through kindergarten, and are available in side-by-side or tandem (single-file seating) formats. They can even be light enough for jogging or travel.

An excellent double stroller not only provides a dedicated space in which little ones can relax during family outings but should also be intuitive for the person pushing them. Alli Cavasino, a certified child passenger safety technician, advises parents to prioritize adjustable handlebars. She also shares that proper form is critical to avoid fatigue or strain. 

“Make sure you stay close to the stroller with your back straight and the shoulders back,” Cavasino advises stroller pushers. If your stroller doesn’t invite you to walk this way, it’s not the right one for you.

To find the best double stroller for your growing household , consider its features, like built-in storage for kids and parents, piggyback boards for a standing third rider, and convertible seating configurations. Other priorities include maneuverability, intuitive assembly, the ability to fit through standard doors, and how easily it folds down between uses. We looked at all of these factors when testing the most popular double strollers in our lab and in real life. 

With one of these top-notch double strollers, you won’t have to slow down with two kids , whether you’re jogging, running errands, or visiting your favorite theme park.

Our Favorites

Best overall: uppababy vista v2 stroller.

  • Best Budget: Baby Trend Sit N' Stand Double Stroller

Best Compact: Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double Stroller

Best convertible: evenflo gold pivot xpand travel system, best configurations: cybex gazelle s stroller, best jogging: bob gear revolution flex 3.0 duallie jogging stroller, best lightweight: uppababy g-link v2 double stroller, best tandem: graco duoglider click connect double stroller, best basic: joovy kooper x2 lightweight compact double stroller.

Why We Like It: Easy maneuverability, shock absorption, capacity for up to three kids, and an adjustable-height handlebar make the Uppababy Vista V2 ideal for city parents, particularly if they’re tall.

But Take Note: The seat canopy heights might be a bit too low for taller tots, and there’s extra cost involved with turning this into a double stroller.

When you’re trying to corral multiple children to head out the door, you need options. The Uppababy Vista V2 Stroller is one of the most versatile, functional, and comfortable strollers out there to meet all of your needs. It accommodates from one infant up to three children riding on it simultaneously—as long as you have the right attachment accessories. It also has one of the most generous cargo areas of any stroller on the market, making it popular among city parents who need to carry everything they need for a day out. 

The Vista V2 comes with an adjustable toddler seat for parent- or forward-facing layouts, rain and UPF 50 canopies, and a bassinet attachment. However, as your family grows, you can also purchase an additional rumble seat to switch to the two-child layout. Then you can buy a PiggyBack board to have a third child ride along, too.

The Vista V2 was already a favorite in our lab test, and our real-world tester loved that it had an adjustable handlebar and offered a smoother ride than any stroller she’d previously owned. She could “push very heavy children and/or bags and/or groceries, and it isn’t exhausting.” Living in a city with uneven sidewalks and unexpected obstacles requires a stroller with easy maneuverability and shock absorption to minimize bumps. For many adults, strollers with fixed handlebars are a problem because they encourage poor posture. Our tall tester could adjust this handlebar to stand normally without placing too much pressure on her wrists and forearms when pushing the stroller. 

The Vista V2 was quick to assemble, and with the instructions, we were able to figure out its many configurations with ease in the lab. But one issue came up at home: The canopy bumped the head of taller, older toddlers. She also found it safer to have the bigger child in the lower seat to maintain weight distribution and avoid tipping the stroller—especially when strapping children into their seats.  

The price of the Vista V2 puts this near the luxury range of baby gear, but for growing families able to afford it, we recommend this as a worthy investment that’s not just about a label or a look.

The Details:

  • Type of stroller: Tandem convertible
  • Stroller weight: 27 pounds (with single seat), bassinet 8.8 pounds
  • Size open: 36 x 25.7 x 39.5 inches

Parents / Leticia Almeida

Best Budget: Baby Trend Sit N' Stand Double Stroller

Why We Like It: This is a sturdy, affordable tandem double stroller that supports several different configurations. 

But Take Note: While setting up the stroller frame is easy, swapping modes to accommodate your growing family may require a trip to Youtube and lots of patience. 

Double strollers are usually more expensive than their single-occupant counterparts. But the Baby Trend Sit ‘N Stand Double Stroller is a great alternative that is just under $200. It supports a variety of configurations: two toddler seats, two infant car seats (sold separately), one of each, or a toddler seat/infant seat with a bench seat and a standing platform. The bench-platform configuration is a definite plus for those older kids who don’t always want to be in a stroller—that is, until they get tired and/or jealous of their resting sibling.

The frame can fold flat—which makes it great for tossing in your backseat or gate-checking and hopping on that flight. 

When testing this stroller, we appreciated the trays for the children as well as adults. The child trays easily move out of the way so you can get kids in and out. We weren’t in love with the shallow under-seat storage, however. 

Another positive is that the initial stroller frame setup is quick—the wheels simply snap into place. Yet, when it’s time to change your configuration, patience is a virtue. We often had to refer to Youtube and couldn’t do it without an extra pair of hands. Additionally, although we felt the stroller was sturdy, it wasn’t exactly easy to maneuver. We loved the nice sharp turns the stroller made in the lab but felt the length made it awkward. Also, note that both seats have very narrow recline ranges. 

  • Type of stroller: Tandem, standing
  • Stroller weight: 28.4 pounds
  • Size open: 49 x 21.5 x 43 inches 
  • Age/weight limits: From 3 months (or upright independent sitting) to 50 pounds per seat

Why We Like It: This side-by-side stroller is surprisingly nimble and can easily fit through most standard doors. Plus independent full recline support on each seat means one child can snooze while the other takes in the sights. 

But Take Note: Plan on traveling light, as this stroller lacks cup holders for kids and parents, and a crossbar in the storage basket makes it hard to fit standard-size diaper bags.

Tandem strollers may be all the rage, but if you want both children to have unobstructed views around them, then a classic side-by-side stroller is a smarter choice. The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double Stroller is a traditional double-wide stroller while still being compact and easy to maneuver. 

You’ll get two child seats with recline and calf bar controls that adjust independently. This is ideal if one child wants to nap and the other wants to observe their surroundings. We made sure in the lab that it easily fits through most standard doors. To make it this compact, the seats are narrow, so this is probably a smarter pick for older babies or younger toddlers. 

Navigation is smooth and easy, thanks to solid cushioning that ensures you glide over all kinds of terrain, including carpeting and grass. The smooth suspension means you won’t feel jostling through the handlebar. We found there was a slight learning curve when folding this stroller the first time; although it did eventually become easy, a glance at the manual is helpful. 

In order to be compact and light, this stroller is a bit no-frills. It can only support a traditional seat, which means it’s not rated for babies that can’t sit up unassisted. Additionally, it lacks any onboard cup holders for both you and your children. Finally, our tester mentioned that there’s a crossbar in the middle of the storage basket, which makes it difficult to store most standard-sized diaper bags. Also, if you’re on the taller side, you might find yourself knocking into the undercarriage. In the lab, our 5-foot-11 tester shared that her “toes or shin would come really close to the crossbar” while walking. But if what you’re looking for is something super compact and easy to push, you’re not going to find anything better.

  • Type of stroller: Side-by-side compact
  • Stroller weight: 23.2 pounds
  • Size open: 37.2 x 26.1 x 40.3 inches
  • Age/weight limits: 33 pounds per seat

Why We Like It: This quick-folding convertible stroller is easy to maneuver and features a fast setup, with the frame mostly pre-assembled right out of the box.

But Take Note: It lacks suspension, so you and your tots may feel every bump and obstacle on a rough road. 

The veteran parents among us can attest that travel systems are very smart buys. A stroller travel system usually centers around a stroller that comes with a complementing infant car seat, any adapter needed to use it, and a base that stays in your car. Evenflo leverages the travel system and upgrades it with this Gold Pivot Xpand single-to-double stroller. It comes with just one infant car seat and one toddler seat to use as a single stroller, but it’s designed to accommodate up to two riders with your choice of either interchangeable toddler seats or infant car seats that can face in multiple directions. In addition to its versatility, it’s lightweight and has a compact fold, so you can pack it into car trunks or store it in a small home. 

In the lab, we were impressed by how easy it was to assemble this stroller and switch between its various configurations (there are 22 in total!). Our home tester also loved that the seats were big and adjusted in every direction. The handlebar is also adjustable—an ergonomic bonus for taller or shorter parents. Other highlights such as the included adult cup holder and the roomy undercarriage storage basket round out this pick’s biggest draws. 

While this stroller is relatively lightweight, our tester found that this was just as much of a con as a pro. To make it light, it seems designers skipped adding suspension. So, don’t be surprised if both you and your little riders feel every bump and bounce on your path. Additionally, as is common with high-low tandem strollers, you should park your bigger kid in the lower seat to maintain stability and prevent tipping. 

  • Stroller weight: 42.6 pounds
  • Size open: 41.5 x 26.5 x 41.5 inches  
  • Age/weight limits: 4-35 pounds in infant car seat, up to 35 pounds per toddler seat

Why We Like It: This sturdy convertible tandem stroller supports an impressive range of 20 potential configurations and includes roomy onboard baskets that are essential for city life. 

But Take Note: Be prepared for some head-scratching as you try to figure out the instructions, even though they’re illustrations only. Meanwhile, there’s a common design flaw with the seat back which might leave it permanently reclined. 

Strollers can be long-term purchases when they’re intended to extend well into toddlerhood and can be reused for future additions. The Cybex Gazelle S 2 Stroller is one such model, with an astounding 20 different configurations for infant car seats, bassinets, parent- and front-facing layouts, and even a diverse array of attachments to boost functionality as both a single and double stroller.

While this is one of the pricier strollers, with an age range from birth (if you purchase it with a bassinet or infant car seat) to 4 years, it’s genuinely designed to grow with your family. The included handlebar adjacent shopping basket is visually appealing, and you’ll also get a roomy traditional undercarriage basket.

We love how easily you can reconfigure the seating arrangements, especially when it comes to moving the stroller seats up and down the frame. You can thank the straightforward frame clips that support quick changes from adding or removing a seat to incorporating accessories like the baskets. Also, parents outside of the average height range will like the adjustable height handlebar. 

For all its positives, the Cybex Gazelle S stroller has a few pain points. First, we found the initial assembly confusing, with instructions that were difficult to follow. Folding wasn’t an intuitive process, but we got the hang of it eventually. And while this is a dream stroller on most surfaces, it didn’t handle big bumps very well, so we don’t recommend it as an all-terrain option. Still, this is a beautiful stroller that you’d want to show off on urban excursions. 

  • Stroller weight: 28 pounds (as single stroller)
  • Size open: 42 x 25 x 43 inches
  • Age/weight limits: Birth (with bassinet or car seat) or 6 months (for toddler seat), up to 50 pounds per seat

Why We Like It: Active parents will love the smooth ride and easy maneuverability, which makes achieving a morning run while pushing your tots significantly easier to do. 

But Take Note: The side-by-side design is often wider than most standard doors and folding this stroller down can sometimes become a two-person job because of a confusing configuration. 

If you’re an active parent with small children, you know that trying to get in a workout can be a serious endeavor. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Double Jogging Stroller comes with a few key features that are essential for the running crowd. In particular, it has a smooth suspension so that strollers glide over pavement and rough terrain—an essential feature if you’re running while pushing a stroller. 

We loved this BOB in our lab test, and our home tester, who is no novice to jogging strollers, said it’s even easier to push than her single jogger. That’s even when she was pushing two kids, a combined 60 pounds, for 3 miles. 

Keep in mind that this is a side-by-side stroller, so although you get a smooth ride, you have limited support for configurations. It does work with infant car seats if you use the adapter that’s sold separately. You’ll still get an adjustable handlebar to aid in ergonomics, roomy canopies to protect little ones from the sun, a generous cargo area, and pockets for bottles or snacks behind each seat.

A key design flaw is that this stroller is a bit wider than many standard doors. Our tester couldn’t fit it through her entryway.  We also found that folding takes some practice and an extra set of hands at first. 

  • Type of stroller: Side-by-side jogger
  • Stroller weight: 33 pounds
  • Size open: 48 x 30.5 x 45 inches
  • Age/weight limits: 8 weeks old (walking only) or 8 months old (jogging) up to 50 pounds per seat

Why We Like It: The side-by-side umbrella design fits through most standard door frames, maneuvers easily in tight spaces, and comes with enough add-on features to be impressive for its modest price. 

But Take Note: If you’re looking for a “from birth” stroller, keep scrolling, as this pick can’t support car seat configurations. 

With their simple frame and minimal heft, umbrella strollers make them a smart choice for traveling or if you need to be able to stash your stroller. They’re also usually less expensive than their bulkier counterparts, and the UPPAbaby G-Link V2 is one of the least expensive options from the revered stroller brand. (We tested the previous model, the G-Link 2, and believe many of our insights are still relevant, though we do know that the V2 has a frame that’s 2.5 pounds lighter, an enhanced three-part canopy, a bigger basket, and new storage pockets in each canopy.)

You’ll get a side-by-side design with seats that can support up to 55 pounds each. Each seat reclines independently and comes with an independent UPF 50+ canopy sunshade and adjustable leg rests. The lightweight aluminum frame only weighs 22.3 pounds when empty, and it’s super simple to fold up and sling over your shoulder if you need to carry it anywhere. 

During testing, this stroller was very easy to maneuver, in part because it has only four wheels instead of the six most double umbrella strollers have. It makes 360-degree turns in small spaces, offers a smooth ride on hard surfaces, and easily fits through standard door frames. Three vertical aluminum bars in the back help to shift the center of gravity and make it feel like it’s not going to fall back, even if you hang items off the handles. This is major since umbrella strollers have a reputation for tipping over.

However, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind if you’re eyeing this Uppababy model. First, it doesn’t support attaching infant car seats, so babies must be at least 3 months old to use it (though since they can be up to 55 pounds, they can use it for longer than many other strollers).  Still, for a double stroller from a major brand like Uppababy, it’s fairly affordable and durable enough to be the primary stroller for families with two small children. 

  • Type of stroller: Side-by-side umbrella 
  • Stroller weight: 22.3 pounds
  • Size open: 27.5 x 28.5 x 42 inches
  • Age/weight limits: 3 months to 55 pounds

Why We Like It: This modestly priced tandem stroller is compatible with the brand’s Click Connect travel systems and has roomy undercarriage storage you can access without disturbing your passengers. 

But Take Note: This stroller struggles with maneuverability, so be prepared to use a little elbow grease to push it over curbs or make sharp turns. 

If you’re hunting for an affordable tandem double stroller that offers a decent array of value-added features, you can’t go wrong with this Graco. The DuoGlider Double Stroller comes with support for the brand’s SnugRide Click Connect car seats, shifts into three different seat configurations, and has plenty of onboard storage for both you and your kids. 

You can adjust the “stadium-style” seats (meaning the back seat is slightly higher than the front) so that they’re facing each other, facing you, facing forward, or with one facing you and another facing forward. Both seats support independent reclining, have adjustable canopies, come with a removable storage tray, and can accommodate up to 40 pounds. In testing, we appreciated the padded handlebar—although it’s not adjustable—which also has a cup holder and pouch for your essentials. 

You can activate the standing fold design with one hand, and it gets pretty compact for storage between uses. Meanwhile, the undercarriage basket has a higher lip so you can drop items into it even if the rear seat is set into the fully flat recline position. In the lab, we liked the easy initial setup with a ready frame that only requires clicking the wheels into place. 

The only area where the Graco DuoGlider struggles against competitors is maneuverability. In particular, we found that if you have to push the stroller over a curb, you’ll need to “pop a wheelie” or push down on the back bar with your foot to lift the stroller over the curb. Considering that you might be pushing as much as 80 pounds for passengers plus the 29.5-pound stroller frame, this can get tough. Additionally, the DuoGlider struggles with sharp turns because of its longer dimensions. 

  • Type of stroller: Tandem
  • Stroller weight: 29.5 pounds
  • Size open: 36 x 20.5 x 41 inches
  • Age/weight limits: Birth (with infant car seat) to 40 pounds per seat

Why We Like It: This is a classic side-by-side double stroller that’s roomy enough to cart around taller kids while still providing plenty of storage space for kids and parents alike. 

But Take Note: While roomy, this pick doesn’t support versatility so if you’re shopping for a car seat-compatible stroller, this won’t be at the top of your list. 

Sometimes you need a workhorse stroller for everyday use. It’s your daily go-to that carts the kids around, has plenty of storage, is fairly easy to maneuver, doesn’t require an engineering degree to fold, and also doesn’t cost a ridiculous amount of money. The Joovy Kooper X2 Lightweight Compact Double Stroller fits this bill. 

You’ll like that this side-by-side stroller is designed to support up to 100 pounds. While it does fit through most standard door frames, it’s a bit on the bigger side because the seats are spacious to accommodate older children. During testing, we loved that there was plenty of onboard storage both for the tots and their grownups. Each seat comes with independent recline and canopy adjustments along with a removable tray featuring a cup holder and snack compartment. 

Meanwhile, you still get roomy undercarriage storage that accommodates backpacks or diaper bags, as well as backseat storage pouches for your children’s and your essentials. You’ll also like the adjustable footrests on each seat and that the canopies come with UPF 50 sun protection. 

In the lab, we found that this stroller was easy to push on smooth surfaces, but did struggle a bit on the grass, and the more weight we pushed, the harder it was to manage this stroller. Likewise, at the maximum weight capacity don’t be surprised if you have to put more effort to move over curbs or on stairs. 

This stroller isn’t compatible with infant car seats, so you should wait until babies are around 3 months old to use it.

  • Type of stroller: Side-by-side
  • Stroller weight: 28 pounds
  • Size open: 31.7 x 30.3 x 41.3 inches
  • Age/weight limits: 3 months up to 50 pounds per seat

Other Notable Double Strollers

  • Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Graphite Stroller : Although it offers multiple configurations for car seats and child seats, its confusing setup process frustrated us. We also didn’t like the tandem design limited the view for the child in the back.
  • Peg Perego Duette Piroet Double Tandem Stroller : We found the setup process fairly straightforward on this stroller, which is quite eye-catching and luxurious. However, it’s heavy, a monster to maneuver, and doesn’t fold up very small for storage.
  • Jeep Destination Ultralight Side x Side Double Stroller : This is an affordable side-by-side double stroller with an intuitive setup and folding mechanism. While we were generally happy with it, the stroller lost points for slightly cheaper materials and a limited seat recline range. 
  • Zoe The Twin+ : This is technically an affordable stroller, but if you want to upgrade your children’s ride with compatible accessories, be prepared to open your wallet. Still, the setup is fairly straightforward, and it’s incredibly maneuverable across a variety of ground surfaces.

Our Testing Process 

Double strollers might seem like a standard item, but as with any other baby gear, safety concerns are always top of mind. To create our testing process for double strollers, Parents only considered models that met the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) guidelines for safety.  

We tested double strollers in two scenarios: in the lab and in real life with our children. In the lab, we timed how long it took to assemble the strollers, and noted whether we needed to consult the instructions or the setup was intuitive. We then completed simple maneuverability tests on smooth hard flooring, rough gravel, and (fake) grass in the lab. We asked testers to push the strollers at half of the maximum weight load and then at the full weight load to test how easily the strollers handled on “corners” represented by cones and over curbs and stairs..  

Another key concern was whether side-by-side strollers could fit through doors and how easily all strollers—regardless of design—could fold. In particular, did the folding mechanism require one or two hands (or in some cases two people? Was the stroller bulky to manage when folded? Seat recline is another critical issue, since many children fall asleep in their strollers (even though this is not considered a safe sleep space for infants). Especially with tandem double strollers, the front seat may not always fully recline. Likewise, we prioritized side-by-side strollers where each seat had independent recline and adjustments for leg rests and canopies. We looked at other design aspects such as aesthetics, harness comfort and usability, storage capacity, and extra accessories. Finally, we assessed the overall value of the strollers by comparing their performance in each attribute to the listed price.

We sent our favorite strollers home with the editors with stroller-age children and asked them to evaluate the design, ease of use, durability, and ease of cleaning in the real world. We also asked them to pay attention to factors such as weight distribution, storage availability, and capacity, as these are common issues caregivers face with strollers. 

We also spoke with several experts to better understand what parents need to consider when shopping for a double stroller. Certified child passenger safety technician Alli Cavasino , the co-founder of baby-gear rental platform JoyLet, and Ted Iobst , co-founder of Colugo and a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) board member, helped us better understand safety concerns that parents must prioritize when shopping for double strollers.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Double Stroller

Type of stroller.

Double strollers tend to fall into three design categories: tandem, side-by-side, and wagon (the latter of which we will feature in a separate article). 

Side-by-side strollers are a more traditional format, with two seats assembled on a double-wide stroller frame.  These strollers usually won’t support multiple configurations and are intended for slightly older babies that have mastered unassisted sitting since they typically won’t have support for infant car seats. 

Tandem or linear double strollers aren’t exactly new, but they have become a more popular design option for this subcategory. If you prefer a double stroller that supports more configurations for ages and stages, then this is your go-to choice. Although you can find tandem strollers that are seat-only affairs, we focused primarily on tandems with high-low seating to give both children an unobstructed view around them. In most cases, these strollers support parent- and forward-facing seat installations, and are compatible with both car seats and standard child stroller seats. Additionally, many of the models we tested are compatible with piggyback ride-along boards—either from the brand or an aftermarket accessory purchase—so you can have three children ride simultaneously. Convertible strollers (which switch between single and double configurations) are all tandems.

Children’s Weights and Ages 

Always pay attention to the stroller manufacturer’s minimum age and maximum weight capacity. Tandem strollers often also support infant car seats or bassinet attachments, so you can use them from birth. Regular stroller seats usually list 3 to 6 months of age as the minimum age, as that’s when babies can sit and have more control over their heads and necks. 

Most of the strollers we reviewed had a maximum seat capacity of 50-55 pounds per seat. This means in total, the stroller can support up to 100 pounds (plus the capacity of the storage areas). However, don’t forget that the stroller frame has weight. The average is anywhere from 25 to 35 pounds for the stroller frame without extra attachments. So, as you consider how much weight you can comfortably push for extended periods, be sure to add your children’s weight plus the stroller’s weight. This is especially critical if you’re considering a jogging stroller. 


Double strollers, regardless of configuration, have a reputation for being difficult to maneuver. If you’re eyeing a side-by-side stroller, consider the width of your home’s door frames (or those of your favorite stores). Most side-by-side strollers are usually anywhere from 33 to 35 inches wide which should fit most standard door frames. However, measure twice and cut once—don’t assume that your door frames are standard. 

For both tandem and side-by-side strollers, consider how easily you can make tight turns. In both scenarios, you’re pushing either a longer or wider stroller. 

“Tandem doubles can often make tighter turns [than side-by-sides] but might be tougher to get up curbs than a side-by-side,” Iobst tells Parents . These models are never going to be as maneuverable as a single stroller, but the last thing you want is a stroller that’s impossible to turn in tight spaces. 

Additionally, consider how easily the wheels glide over surfaces. Almost any stroller will perform reasonably well on smooth surfaces, but without good wheels and suspension, carpeting, grass, unpaved paths, and curbs can all be challenging. 


No one wants a stroller that they have to fight to fold. One-handed folding mechanisms can be critical if you have to hold a baby in one hand and manage your stroller in the other. This is one area where double strollers are often at a distinct disadvantage to single strollers. 

Cargo Storage 

Consider that you’ll need storage for both children along with whoever’s pushing the stroller. Many of our testers disliked strollers that didn’t come standard with snack trays with onboard storage for cups and snacks, but increasingly, those are not included with high-end strollers on the market. Often, you’ll have to buy cup holders or parent consoles separately, and that could be a plus if you want something customized to your needs (for example, sized for your giant tumblers!). 

With undercarriage storage, the biggest two issues are basket size and access. For example, some strollers have a center bar to improve stability, and that divided basket could mean it won’t accommodate full-sized diaper bags or backpacks. Meanwhile, some tandem strollers often have baskets that are too shallow to avoid having the backseat passenger’s feet dangle into it. Read descriptions and reviews closely to make sure your stroller has the right storage solution for your family.

Double strollers are traditionally more expensive than single strollers. The stroller models we tested ranged from just under $200 to as high as $1100. However, the median range tended to sit between $400 to $800. Still, don’t get stuck on price. Keep in mind that this is a product that you’re going to use for several years. Especially if your children’s ages are staggered, you could easily use this device for five or more years. 

We focused on new strollers, but we understand that many parents might turn to a secondhand stroller to save money. Alli Cavasino reminds parents that they “should always be cautious of buying older models secondhand as these may not meet all current safety standards.”  Before buying a used stroller, always check that the model has not been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) . The oversight organization also lists safety guidelines when shopping for baby products including strollers.

How to Use Double Strollers Safely

The biggest concern with a double stroller is safety and stability. Ted Iobst notes that parents should only consider strollers that carry JPMA certification, as this means these products have been tested by independent laboratories and “meets the minimum safety standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).” He also added that follow-up inspections are normal for these manufacturers to maintain their certification. 

Older strollers were known for tipping over because of a poor center of gravity. There are things you can do to prevent this from happening. If you’re using a tandem high-low stroller, your heavier child should always be in the lower seat. This was a common observation our testers shared. Putting a heavier child in the higher seat is asking for an accident to happen.

As with any other piece of baby or child gear, be mindful of pinch points—especially around locking or folding mechanisms. Always ensure that your baby or child is safely strapped into their seats before you start pushing the stroller. Additionally, don’t exceed the seat weight recommendations. Most of the double strollers we tested supported 40 to 50 pounds per seat. Manufacturers are explicit about weight capacities for seats and ride-along boards, so do not exceed these guidelines. Doing so can cause frame fatigue which can lead to an accident. 

Finally, always follow AAP safety guidelines when using a stroller. This includes: 

  • Select a stroller with a wider base for added stability.
  • The brakes should be easy to operate.
  • Always make sure your stroller is securely open before putting your children in it.
  • Avoid hanging bags on the handlebars as this changes the center of gravity and can encourage tipping. 
  • Don’t leave children unattended in their strollers.
  • Get a stroller with windows or sheer mesh panels in the canopy. If your baby does fall asleep in the stroller, this ensures that you can still see them and intervene if something goes wrong. 

Your Questions, Answered 

Is it necessary to have a double stroller.

Every family is different, so what’s deemed necessary can vary widely. But if you have two or more small children at home, a double stroller can make it easier for you to maneuver around town or in stores. Ted Iobst of Colugo shared that with his four kids, his family has toggled between double strollers as well as using a ride-along board with a single stroller when he didn’t want to deal with a bigger double stroller.

Are side-by-side or tandem double strollers better?

This depends on your children’s ages or stages and how much space you have in your home or car. Side-by-side strollers tend to be better for children that can sit up unassisted or are significantly older because this design usually won’t support car seat integrations. 

Alli Cavasino adds that a side-by-side stroller “may be great if the siblings like to interact a lot, but may not be ideal if they’re prone to arguing.” So, don’t forget about the sibling dynamic. Tandem double strollers will usually support multiple configurations where you can mix and match car seats, child seats, and their positioning. Likewise, these strollers aren’t as wide. So, if your home has door frames smaller than the standard width, a tandem stroller might be better. 

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a commerce, health, and parenting writer at Parents , and a mom of one daughter, who is out of the baby stage. Although she only has one child, she knows the importance of a good durable stroller and will forever evangelize a stroller travel system. Dorian no longer laughs at parents that put their older kids in strollers after a trip to Disney World with her 5-year-old.

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Having more than one baby in the family can be a handful when it comes to all the gear you need for outings: Diaper bags , more snacks, more juice boxes, and more toys. But a double stroller can make smooth work of toting both babies and accessories around.

Designed to seat multiple infants and/or toddlers, double strollers come in several styles, including models with seats side by side and tandem models with seats in-line. Many offer convenient features like canopies to protect your kids from the elements and extra pockets to stash snacks and your own belongings.

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At the end of the day, though, you need a model that optimizes the qualities any good stroller embodies: safety for your child, and maneuverability and ease of use for you. In CR’s labs, we test dozens of double strollers for exactly those qualities.

Prices for double strollers in our ratings run from about $100 to about $850. While higher-cost double strollers tend to offer more features, you can find a good-quality option within a range of prices. 

In our latest stroller assessments of about 20 models, from brands including Chicco, Britax, Nuna, and Uppababy, no new double strollers surpassed the models that were already at the top of our ratings. You’ll find those tried-and-true, high-performing models below.

If you’re looking for more information on different stroller types, or having a hard time figuring out what you’ll need, check out our stroller buying guide . CR members can also explore our full double stroller ratings for more options.

We evaluate three styles of double strollers, plus double car seat carriers that can accommodate two car seats. (This list doesn’t include stroller wagons , the monster cruisers capable of transporting multiple strapped-in toddlers in style.) Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from each type:

Side-by-side double strollers are popular forward-facing cruisers that allow both little ones to interact and see the world, but their wide design can make it hard to fit through doorways and maneuver on crowded sidewalks. That said, they fold more easily than tandem double strollers, a key factor if you’re frequently hoisting your stroller into and out of the trunk of your car.

Tandem double strollers have two seats, one in front of the other. In some tandem strollers, the seats face each other, but most have both seats facing forward, which means one child has a better view than the other. These strollers are also harder than side-by-sides to steer and push over curbs. But because tandems are the same width as single strollers, they’re a good choice for navigating narrow hallways or passages, doorways, and sidewalks.

Convertible double strollers can be rearranged and adapted depending on your needs or each child’s development. For instance, some can be used as a single stroller or (when the seat is flat) as a bassinet, then expanded to a double stroller with a second seat or an adapter for a car seat. Many can even accommodate an older sibling by allowing you to add a standing platform or a removable bench seat. (For this reason, convertible strollers are a good choice if you have two kids of different ages.)

You’ll also find models that convert to a travel system , allowing you to swap out their seats for car seats. If you have twins, make sure the system enables your car seats to face each other, says Joan Muratore, who tests strollers for CR. It’s instant entertainment for your babies.

Double car seat carriers , or car seat caddies, aren’t actually strollers but frames that car seats can snap into. They’re helpful for families who frequently travel in a car or cab with their babies. They work as a stroller with the car seats attached, and when you transfer the car seats to the car, you’re left with a lightweight frame that folds up easily and compactly for storage in the trunk. If you already have car seats, make sure they’re compatible with the carrier you buy.

At CR’s headquarters in Yonkers, N.Y., we test-drive all three main categories of double strollers. We’ve also put one particular double car-seat carrier through the paces in our lab.

Because safety is paramount, each stroller undergoes stringent safety tests, ensuring that it meets the standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). They include checking that a child won’t fall out of the harness or seat if the stroller is on an incline, evaluating the stroller’s structural integrity in the event of an impact, and confirming that the brakes work well to keep the stroller in place.

In addition, testers evaluate each stroller for ease of use by buckling and unbuckling the harness, clipping a car seat into and out of the stroller and a car, and folding and unfolding the stroller.

For maneuverability, we push each stroller—loaded up with a weighted bag of steel shot in place of a tot—through an S-curve test course, steering it between cones, up and down curbs, and over obstructions. In our comprehensive stroller ratings (which include traditional strollers , double strollers , and travel systems ), we also note which ones satisfy the strict size requirements at Disney theme parks.

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The Best Double Stroller for Travel to Europe (From Personal Experience)

As you can imagine, I love to travel (like I love it alot). But in the first few months postpartum with our second kiddo I was feeling a little overwhelmed with the idea of traveling with two kids rather than just one. I had felt like we were very much in a groove traveling with one kiddo and didn’t know how we were going to make the adjustment.

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Now 7 months later, I’m happy to say that it feels like we know what we’re doing (*most of the time* 🤪) and I’m pretty sure I’ve found the best double stroller for travel to Europe (or really anywhere for that matter) and it’s the Zoe Twin+ !

We’ve seen sooo much with this double stroller in Europe. We’ve visited Copenhagen, Paris , London and Amsterdam and have many other trips in the works. Not to mention, we’ve taken it to the US (we currently live in Denmark) plus we use it every day around our own neighborhood and town.

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The Best Double Stroller for Europe: Zoe Twin+

When I stumbled upon the Zoe Twin+ I needed a travel double stroller for an infant and toddler. A friend had purchased the Zoe Twin+ for their two kids as it’s one of the best double strollers for Disney. I had been searching for a while for a great, compact double stroller for travel and from her raving review, I was pretty sure I had found it.

In fact, I wanted this stroller so much that I had it shipped to a friend’s home in the US and they brought it back to us the next time they came to Denmark 🙈 (where we live but they, unfortunately, don’t currently ship to). And after all that hassle, I’m so glad to say it was worth it.

Quick rundown of why the Zoe Twin+ is the best double stroller for traveling

Man pushing a stroller up a cobblestone hill in Paris

First off, let me be clear that I genuinely believe that usually, the best double stroller for traveling is also usually the best double stroller in general. I’m not really sure why some people are looking for a stroller for every occasion (except for jogging… I get that). Just buy one and use it for everything!

Anyways, here is a quick rundown of what makes the Zoe Twin+ such a great double stroller:

  • Super cute and photogenic (okay not really a top priority but definitely a bonus)
  • Insane sunshades (your kiddos can basically be in a cave if they want to be)
  • Can be pushed with one hand (none of that 2 handled stroller business here)
  • It fits through doorways! (basically everywhere a wheelchair can go, this stroller can go)
  • Turns on a dime (like seriously, the turning radius on this is so impressive)
  • Loads of storage underneath (fits like a stuffed backpack, couple small blankets, jackets etc)
  • It’s Disney approved (for when you get back from your Europe trip and are heading to Disneyland next)
  • Seats go allll the way back (suitable for a 3-month-old baby)
  • Seat bottom has a flap that can go up or down (to make sitting or laying more comfortable)
  • Nice little peep holes up top to check on your kids inside the mentioned cave (when you are praying that they have fallen asleep 😅)
  • Convenient pockets on the back (for mom & dad’s phone etc.)
  • Folds in literally one second (and can even be done with one hand… I’ve done it, multiple times)
  • Weighs 19 lbs. (aka it’s surprisingly light)
  • Waterbottle holder for parents and two cup holders plus one snack holder for the kiddos (and you can purchase even more add-ons)

Is it the best travel double stroller for flying?

We absolutely love flying with our Zoe stroller . Did you know that basically every airline (yes, even budget ones) generally allow 1-2 pieces of equipment to be checked for free per child? Just check your airline’s website and you can get all the deets.

This means you can bring a stroller for free! No need for it to count as a carry-on piece of luggage! And almost every single airport lets you take your stroller all the way through security and up to the door of the plane where you will leave it for them to stow under the plane. It’s pretty awesome.

No matter what double stroller you buy (even though it should be the Zoe Twin+ 😉) I highly recommend purchasing a stroller bag to help protect it as it’s getting thrown on and off the plane. And the stroller bag for the Zoe Twin+ is absolutely awesome.

Woman walking on a tarmac to an airplane with a black bag on her back and pulling luggage

We’ve had a couple of different stroller travel bags for previous strollers, but the Zoe stroller bag really is next level. It fits the stroller perfectly which makes it very compact, plus it has a handle to carry at your side, and it even has backpack straps to carry on your back.

We especially love the backpack straps for when we pack up the stroller at the gate but then have a bit of a walk to the entrance of the plane. For example, if you have a long hallway to the plane door or have to walk out on the tarmac to access the airplane. The Zoe double stroller bag backpack straps, help us keep our hands free for luggage and holding our little kiddos’ hands.

Seriously, if you purchase Zoe’s double stroller , be sure to also order their stroller storage bag backpack.

Is it a good double stroller for cobblestone?

So, if you’re headed to Europe with a double stroller you’re probably feeling a little worried about cobblestone 😅. Let me start with a caveat-taking any stroller on cobblestone really isn’t a wonderful experience but the best stroller for the job would be a jogger/all-terrain stroller.

However, any jogger/all-terrain DOUBLE stroller really starts getting big and heavy and doesn’t seem like the best day-to-day double or travel double stroller to me. And we love jogging strollers in our house (for jogging that is).

Man pushing a stroller past an old building with flowered vines

That being said, we’ve taken our Zoe Twin+ on cobblestone while traveling in Europe. It can be slow-going at times but it’s handled the cobblestone without breaking which is about as much as I’d hope for since it’s not an all-terrain stroller 😂.

Keep in mind that not all of Europe is covered in cobblestone. We’ve taken this stroller to Copenhagen, London, Amsterdam , and Paris and really only had trouble with it in the Montmartre area of Paris. But we did walk all through Montmartre with our stroller on cobblestones but then decided, when we came back the next day, for our toddler to walk and our baby to be in a carrier.

But like I said, I think the Zoe Twin+ fares just about as well on cobblestone as you can hope for.

How easy is the Zoe Twin+ to fold?

It’s super easy to collapse and store the Zoe Twin+ double stroller . There are two straps, one on each seat, that only require a gentle pull for the stroller to fold completely in half and you’re done! The process really takes about one second (not exaggerating). I’ve even folded it with one hand on multiple occasions.

Double stroller in hotel room doorway

When folded, the stroller basically lays in a flat rectangle on the ground. It also has a little hook to help keep the stroller folded shut.

Is it a compact double stroller with good storage?

Definitely! The storage on the Zoe Twin+ is really great. First of all, there is a large, oversized basket underneath that easily fits our stuffed diaper bag, extra jackets, blankets, rain cover, and anything else we decide to throw down there.

Plus there are two handy pockets on the back of each seat which are perfect for your phones, keys, snacks etc. Plus one water bottle holder for you and a cup holder per child and a shared snack holder in between the kid’s seats.

Woman and child order ice cream from a pink ice cream stand from a double stroller

If you want even more storage you can purchase an add-on organizer that hangs from the push bar for extra storage. Personally, we have found the two pockets on the back to be all we need for the things we need quick access to.

Man pushing double stroller in front of large white palace

Is the Zoe Twin+ a lightweight double stroller?

This has got to be one of the best lightweight double strollers for travel because it clocks in at only 19 lbs! In all of my searching, the Zoe Twin+ is the lightest double stroller that I could find. And what’s amazing is that even though it’s light, it doesn’t sacrifice form or function!

The Zoe double stroller frame is made of durable, lightweight aluminum which feels neither flimsy or bulky. It’s great to have a light double stroller for when you are packing it up to load onto the airplane or (heaven forbid) having to carry it up and down stairs while loaded with two kids 😅🤣.

Man pushes double stroller in front of glass triangle building

But does this double stroller fit through doorways?

One of my favorite things about the Zoe double stroller is that it fits through doorways! Like seriously, it fits through every standard doorway. This is huge because if you have a stroller that is too big to go through doorways, it will severely limit what you can do and where you can go (aka stay outside all of the time?). And that will get old very quickly.

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But that is definitely not an issue with the Zoe Twin+ Double Stroller ! We’ve come to realize that this stroller will fit through anything that is wheelchair friendly. This means that it will even fit in the tiny elevators deep underneath the ground of a city’s metro system or through the wheelchair-accessible turnstiles of any train station. It’s pretty awesome.

It’s quite fun to see people look at us like they aren’t sure if we’re going to fit through something but we’re like, “Don’t worry, we’ve got this” and then cruise right through😄.

Is this a double stroller with good sunshades?

Another one of my favorite things about traveling with this double stroller is that the sunshades are huuuuge. You can either keep the shades up out of the way or pull them basically allll the way down. They are made up of four large panels with UPF 50+ lining.

We recently got back from Disneyland Paris where I spent a lot of time checking out other strollers (both double and single). It was absolutely shocking to me how many of those strollers did not have sunshades with good coverage.

Woman stands with doubles stroller on picturesque bridge over canal lined with boats

This feature is a lifesaver when it comes to napping on the go. Both our 6-month-old and our 3.5-year-old consistently napped in the stroller while we traveled Europe with our double stroller. And every time, we’d pull that sunshade allll the way down to help them feel cozy, safe, and relaxed.

Sometimes our toddler would even pull down the sunshade on her own if she was feeling overstimulated and wanted a quieter, darker place to be. I really don’t think I’ve seen a better sunshade on any other double stroller.

View of top of grey double stroller on colorful road in Paris

Plus the sunshades have nice, big peep flaps to be able to check on your kiddos. It’s so nice to be able to look down on them to quickly to see if they’re asleep/doing ok rather than leaning around and peering down over the front of the stroller.

Does the Zoe Twin+ have a rain cover?

Yes! You can purchase a rain cover directly from Zoe for the Zoe Twin+ Double Stroller ! And I highly recommend it. You want to make sure you always have a rain cover on hand, especially if you are traveling to Europe with your double stroller (seems like rainy days are always a possibility).

We visited Paris with our double stroller in September and used the rain cover on multiple occasions. It was a lifesaver to be able to keep our kiddos and belongings dry when out exploring all day. You can easily fit the folded rain cover in the storage bin underneath (along with everything else you are toting along).

Grey double stroller covered with a  raincover and a Minnie Mouse balloon attached to the handlebar

The Zoe-specific rain cover was sold out when we needed it so, instead, we bought a universal double stroller rain cover from Amazon. If the Zoe rain cover isn’t available, the universal one is a great option.

Do the Zoe Twin+ seats recline?

Yes! The Zoe Twin+ seats can both be individually reclined so that one kiddo can be napping and one can be sightseeing. The seats have a 165-degree sliding recline meaning you can choose the perfect amount of recline vs only having set recline positions.

Man pushes grey double stroller past burgundy colored doorway

The recline is advertised as being suitable for ages 3 months and up. However, our little one started using the seat at 2-months-old with it reclining as far as it could go.

When purchasing this stroller, we figured we don’t go out and about too much during the first 2-3 months postpartum and so we decided on the Zoe Twin+ versus another stroller that may offer a bassinet or car seat option for those first 2-3 months. I’m so glad we chose this one vs any other strollers!

Also, we do diaper changes 99% of the time in the stroller with the seat reclined all the way. It’s so convenient. There’s just no going back to bathroom/park bench diaper changes once you’ve done a Zoe Stroller diaper change. It’s amazing.

Can you take the Zoe Double Stroller on public transit?

My, oh my yes, have we taken the Zoe double stroller (Zoe Twin+) on public transit. We have ridden far too many metros, trains, busses, and boats all while toting along our kiddos and the Zoe Twin+ .

This double stroller fits anywhere that is wheelchair friendly. I love knowing that because I know that if a wheelchair can do it, we can too.

I actually find it easier riding public transit with our double stroller than our single jogging stroller that we used to travel with when we only had one kiddo. I also think it is probably easier than a two-seated stroller that sits front-to-back instead of side-to-side because yes it is wider, but it’s not as long and so it can fit into a more compact space.

Stroller getting ready to enter a bus with a large green sign on the bus door saying entree

Plus the Zoe Twin+ turns on a dime so getting in and out of buses and trains with this side-by-side double is much easier than turning around a boat of a front-to-back double stroller. It really is impressive the tight situations we are able to turn around in. I love it.

As far as taking public transit with a double stroller goes, I definitely recommend taking a bus as often as possible rather than the metro. There are so many underground metro stations in Europe that are multiple stories underground with limited to no elevators.

And let me tell you, it takes soooo long to find and ride the elevators (if they have them). And if they don’t have elevators it is a chore and a half to figure out how to navigate the crazy amount of stairs with two kiddos in a stroller.

Man holds double stroller and bar in crowded bus

With a bus, you can just walk right on via the large wheelchair/stroller door, stand in the designated stroller area and then walk right off. No stairs are needed! It really is insane how much easier it is than the underground metro systems.

Trust me, even if Google Maps says it’s going to be slightly faster on a metro, by the time you get done navigating the underground system of elevators and/or stairs it’s going to be longer than the bus takes and way more stressful.

Is this double Disney approved?

Definitely! If you’re not familiar, Disneyland and Disneyworld have certain size requirements for strollers to help ease congestion within the park. Strollers must be no larger than 31″X 52″ and wagons/stroller wagons are not allowed.

But no worries here because the Zoe Twin+ is 29″X 33″! And for all of the above-mentioned reasons, it really is one of the best double strollers for Disney!

How much is the Zoe Twin+?

The Zoe Twin+ currently is listed at $399 or you can upgrade to their ‘Luxe’ version for $449 (basically it’s a few different fabric options plus a leather handlebar). We have the Luxe version and I really love our textured grey fabric and leather handlebar- it makes me feel so fancy 💁‍♀️.

And you can use this link to get $15 off your Zoe stroller purchase !

Man pushes double stroller across a bridge over a canal lined with houseboats

I feel like this is a super reasonable price for such an awesome double stroller. As I’m sure you’re familiar with, some strollers are priceyyyy so I feel like finding such a great ride for under $400 is a steal.

Zoe Twin+ vs. UPPA Baby G-Link 2

Chances are if you are looking for the best travel double stroller you’ve come across the UPPA Baby G-Link 2 . At first glance, the Zoe Twin+ and UPPA Baby G-Link 2 have a lot of similarities.

Man pushes double stroller in London

However, in my mind, the Zoe Twin+ still stands out as the best travel double stroller out of the two. Here’s why (I’ll refer to them as the Zoe and the UPPA Baby to make things a little easier):

  • The Zoe has one handlebar vs the two separate handles of the UPPA Baby . This means it can be pushed with one hand which can be very convenient but also essential if your hands are full.
  • The Zoe has even larger sunshades than the UPPA Baby – which is impressive because the UPPA Baby does have pretty great, extendable sunshades as well.
  • The Zoe has one cup holder for each child and one snack holder to share both easily within reach of the kids. Plus there is a large cup holder on the side of the push handle for mom and dad. However, the UPPA Baby only has one cup holder which is placed on the backside of the stroller only within reach of mom or dad. This means the UPPA Baby doesn’t have anywhere to put snacks or drinks for your kids except in their laps.
  • The Zoe has a sliding reclining system meaning you can choose the exact right amount of recline, whereas the UPPA Baby only has three seat positions available.
  • The Zoe only weighs 19 lbs while the UPPA Baby clocks in at 22.3 lbs (not a huge difference, but a difference nonetheless).
  • One downside to the Zoe is that it’s priced slightly more than the UPPA Baby , however, I think the extra $50-$100 is worth it for the extra features of the Zoe Twin+ .

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And that’s everything I think you need to know about the best double stroller to take to Europe! Please reach out to me with any questions in the comments below! I love to talk all things travel .

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Best Travel Strollers

O ur testers found great models across a range of stroller types. The ideal design depends on your child's age, where you're going, and how you're getting there.

Lightweight umbrella strollers and car-seat carriers like the Chicco KeyFit Caddy shown here make traveling with a little one a whole lot easier.

By Keith Flamer, Molly Bradley

Most of the time, a stroller that meets your day-to-day needs isn’t the ideal stroller for travel. A wide handlebar and ultra-sturdy construction may be great for walks through the park, but that extra weight gets cumbersome when you need to lift the stroller in or out of a car or navigate it through a crowded airport.

So if you’ve got a trip coming up, you’ll want a stroller that keeps your little one safe and comfortable but is easy to maneuver.

Brands market certain models as “travel” strollers, but that’s not a firm category with consistent criteria. The ideal model could actually fall under any of the typical stroller types. It could be a traditional stroller that’s light in weight and slender in width or an umbrella stroller wiith ample storage compartments. And there are caddies and convertible models that lend themselves especially well to travel. The best travel stroller for you will depend on how old your children are and how you’re getting to your destination.

CR’s comprehensive stroller ratings highlight the strong points and drawbacks of a wide range of strollers, carriers, and travel systems for infants and toddlers. We’ve tested strollers from almost 30 brands, including Chicco, Doona, Graco, Mountain Buggy, and Uppababy, and we rate them based on ease of use, maneuverability, and, of course, safety.

Below are a few top-rated strollers of different types to help keep your journeys safe and hassle-free. They appear below in alphabetical order,

Best Travel Strollers for Newborns and Infants

If you’re traveling with an infant 6 months old or younger, you’ll need a stroller that fully reclines because your infant is likely to spend a fair amount of time sleeping. The seat should also adjust upright because the child can’t sit up on her own. If you’re traveling by car, you’ll also need an infant car seat. A lightweight car-seat carrier can simplify things. It’s essentially a frame on wheels that can function as a stroller with the car seat but fold up to an especially light and compact size when you transfer to a car. You can also find travel systems that bundle infant car seats with full-fledged strollers, where the car seat can clip into both the stroller and the car, though these are a little bulkier for travel.

Best Travel Strollers for Babies and Toddlers

For children older than 6 months, including toddlers, you have a wider range of stroller options. You’ll of course want something lightweight and fairly compact (at least when folded). But be sure to also assess the stroller’s storage options, which are especially handy when traveling. You’ll also need a car seat if you’re going to be in a car, though car seats for toddlers don’t typically attach to strollers. So unless you’re road-tripping in your own car (where your car seat will stay put), you may need to carry a car seat separately or arrange for rentals, taxis, or ride shares that include a car seat.

Airline Travel With a Stroller

Flying with a baby and stroller takes patience and preparation. The Transportation Security Administration requires that all strollers be physically inspected or X-ray screened, but for the most part, you’ll be able to bring a stroller through security and check it at the gate.

Airlines have different rules about stroller storage on a flight. Whatever the policy, the best strollers for flying may be those that are particularly compact and easily foldable. You can quickly collapse one of these travel-friendly strollers before handing it off for boarding or, if allowed, navigating down the aisle before sliding the stroller under your seat or into an overhead bin.

Remember, overhead bin sizes can vary from plane to plane. Check your airline’s guidelines ahead of a trip so there are no surprises when you board.

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The 8 Best Travel Strollers for Dads Navigating Airports and City Streets

These are the ones that’ll make your life easy and your kids happy.

Butterfly Stroller

Best Overall Travel Stroller

Bugaboo butterfly stroller.

QBit+ All-City Stroller

Comfiest Stroller

Gb qbit+ all-city stroller.

Classic Stroller

Best Budget Stroller

Babygap classic stroller.

Itsy Lightweight Travel Stroller

Easiest Stroller to Carry

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G-Link V2 Stroller

Best Stroller for Twinning

Uppababy g-link v2 stroller.

YOYO2 Stroller

Best Stroller for City Dwellers

Babyzen yoyo2 stroller.

Jet 3 Super Compact Stroller

Smoothest Handling Stroller

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Infant Car Seat and Stroller

Best Stroller for Flying with Infants

Doona infant car seat and stroller.

Thankfully, my wife and I come prepared. The Bugaboo Butterfly travel stroller is a godsend when running around with small humans . It opens quickly and easily, it’s light and portable, and it holds kids up to fifty pounds. That means even though my two-year-old daughter is usually the one hitching the ride, when my five-year-old son’s legs get tired (or a sibling rivalry inevitably rears its head), he can hop in there, too.

All of which is to say that when the Koenig clan finally does arrive at the gate, all four of us are in relatively good spirits—even the two year old. The Bugaboo is a great get, but there are a number of other travel strollers out there that could be a good match for you and yours. Read our full breakdown of the varieties we’ve tested and reviewed.

The Butterfly is aptly named, as it feels like it is actually floating over the ground, even when on grass and gravel. The seat must be especially comfortable, because my two year old surely would have let me know in no uncertain terms were it not. The cargo space on the Bugaboo is good enough for emergency drinks, snacks, Mom’s bag, and Dad’s travel hoodie.

Opening and closing the Butterfly is a cinch, and with Irish blood on both sides, my kids appreciate the sun canopy as well. The stroller is small enough to keep as a carry-on, but if you do decide to check it, be sure to fold up the footrest so it doesn’t get damaged in transit.

There’s not much to dislike about the All-City stroller, and that includes its price point, which is a good chunk less than the Bugaboo’s (right in the $300 range, depending on when and where you shop).

This is a stroller with comfortable padding in the seating area and folding mechanisms that won’t induce public meltdowns (from dads, not toddlers). It’s also rather maneuverable and has a silky ride that is really impressive. The only bona fide knock against it is that at 17.6 pounds, it’s pretty bulky, and without a shoulder strap, heaving it around is a real workout.

For an item that costs around $100, the Classic Stroller from babyGap can take a beating. That’s a pleasant surprise for those of us dads who tend to hulk out on things from time to time. (Hi, it’s me. I’m the problem, it’s me.)

This stroller also has a comfortable seat with a five-point harness and a sun canopy overhead with a peekaboo window so you can keep an eye on Junior. The only thing not to like about it is that the folding lock on the bottom-right side takes a little getting used to, which might annoy impatient dads... Not that I know anyone like that.

The most minimalistic of the strollers on this list, the Contours Itsy Lightweight Travel Stroller reminds me of something my wife says every time I float the idea of buying a new car. She points out the window at the old beater in our driveway and says, “Does it still roll?”

This stroller has no cupholders and limited storage space. It also doesn’t recline, which might be an issue for bigger kids. But it does, in fact, still roll—rather smoothly at that. And at just 12.3 pounds and $170, this will be a sensible option for many.

Before I had kids, I used to think I wanted twins. What a sweet and innocent child I was. One kid at a time has been plenty for me, and for those dads in the trenches with twins, you have my respect.

For you guys, the Uppababy G-Link V2 Stroller is a very solid choice. I think of it as the Cadillac of travel strollers—comfortable, smooth, and (obviously) rather large. It’s actually too big to keep as a carry-on, so be prepared to check it. But realistically, there is very little not to like here.

Since I’m a full-fledged suburban dad now, car seats are my current worry. But I lived in cities for twenty years of my life, so I am very sympathetic to space concerns. The best travel stroller out there for the urban denizens among us needs to be small and easy to maneuver—enter the Babyzen YOYO2.

This zippy little thing is great for weaving through armies of commuters on busy city sidewalks. It also folds up teeny, and at 13.7 pounds, it’s an easy carry with a padded shoulder strap. The only downside is that it’s not fond of rough surfaces, which is not really a big deal as long as you avoid New York City potholes.

You know that feeling when you’re cutting wrapping paper and the scissors begin to glide? That’s how it feels to push the Silver Cross. It’s also got a five-point harness and an adjustable footrest, plus it fully reclines. The sun canopy is workable if not the largest I’ve seen.

A fun trick is that this stroller folds into a little rolling-suitcase-looking thing—the leather-wrapped bumper bar turns into the handle. The main drawback here is that cargo space is at a bare minimum. The Silver Cross Jet 3 is best thought of as the roadster of travel strollers.

Traveling with infants—and really doing anything with infants, now that I say it out loud—has an added degree of difficulty. Gently put: You’re going to want all the help you can get. That’s why I like this entry from Doona. It doubles as a car seat and stroller, so it gets high marks for versatility. It is also ready right out of the box for newborns (many other strollers need to be adapted for kids under six months). And, best of all, for you cosmopolites out there, it’s approved by both U.S. and European authorities for air travel.

The one issue with this stroller is that its max weight capacity is thirty-five pounds, so your child will likely outgrow it quickly. But it’s great to save for a second kid or to share with friends.

What to Consider When Buying a Travel Stroller

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Movement When you’re pushing around one, two, or (godspeed) three-plus kids, you want the stroller to make it easy on you. If you’re in the city, you only need it to be good on sidewalk asphalt and epoxied airport floors. If you’re in the burbs, gravel and dirt might come into the equation.

Weight When it’s folded up, you want it to be easy to handle. This is especially true for carry-on strollers.

Storage Everyone in the family has essentials: Baby’s snacks, Dad’s drink, Mom’s in-flight melatonin. A good stroller gives you space for all of it.

Ease of use Is it difficult to fold? Does it fit in an overhead bin? Is the carry-strap sufficient for its size? Stuff like this is important.

Versatility This is critical when you’ve got multiple kids and the older ones like to campaign for stroller privileges. What is the weight limit? Also, if a stroller can recline, it’ll be more comfortable for bigger kids.

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