Convertible strollers are hybrids that incorporate the basic design of a single stroller with the flexibility to become a double -- sometimes even a triple. With their unconventional seating options, these innovative double strollers accommodate two or more children and are less bulky than tandems and side-by-sides.
The Britax B-Ready (*Est. $360) boasts an impressive 14 different seating configurations, including two car seats or bassinets at once. It gets high praise for its comfort, ease of swapping out components and adjustable handle. It's heavy at 37 pounds with two seats but pushes and maneuvers well in spite of its heft, even over a variety of terrains. One thing everyone loves: magnetic window closures on huge canopies.
Very similar to the Britax B-Ready, but nearly double the price, the Baby Jogger City Select (*Est. $655) converts from a single to double with the optional Second Seat Kit (*Est. $180) that can be configured into 16 different seating positions. Like the Britax B-Ready, both seats on the City Select recline, and it has sturdy foam tires that won't go flat. Its narrow profile helps it fit easily through doors, store aisles and between parked cars, but it's heavy and bulky with two kids in it.
The UppaBaby Vista (*Est. $730) is a luxury stroller that is technically a single, but gets rave reviews for its double-conversion option with the separately purchased RumbleSeat (*Est. $100). It rates highly for security features, like five-point harnesses on the main seat and optional RumbleSeat. Reviewers praise how easy the UppaBaby Vista is to push and steer, even with the RumbleSeat in place. The adjustable handle suits parents of all heights, and the stroller has foam and rubber wheels, which never go flat.
The Bugaboo Donkey Duo (*Est. $1,500 to $1,660) convertible stroller is another highly rated choice -- for those who can afford it. It is the most expensive double stroller on our list. It accommodates twins in Twin Mode. It's a stroller that made front page news when it was released and is as much fashion statement as baby equipment. The Bugaboo Donkey reviews well for its luxurious comfort, air-filled all terrain tires and nearly effortless maneuverability, but its bulky fold is a bit of a nightmare.