Reviewers say the Graco DuoGlider double stroller isn't as durable as more expensive double strollers, but it is still the best budget tandem stroller. Kids like the DuoGlider's "stadium seating," which lets the rear passenger sit a little higher. But the rear seat has only two positions, flat and up, which some children find uncomfortable. The Graco DuoGlider weighs 30 pounds, but most parents say it handles and folds pretty well. The Graco accepts two infant car seats. We found better reviews for some double strollers, but at considerably higher prices. The Graco Quattro Tour Duo (*Est. $240) has three recline settings, and the rear seat can face either forward or back. The convertible phil&teds Sport Buggy Double (*Est. $450, plus $90 doubles kit), has an optional second seat positioned behind and partly below the main seat. This three-wheeled all-terrain stroller gets good reviews.
The only site to offer a professional review of the Graco DuoGlider double stroller is Baby-Gaga.com, whose editors base performance ratings on testing and interviews with parents. Also, dozens of parents register their experiences with this model on Amazon.com, Viewpoints.com, Epinions.com and LilaGuide.com. ConsumerReports.org did not include the Graco DuoGlider double stroller in its latest update.
Strollers reviewed at Baby-Gaga.com are rated (based on testing and feedback from owners) in several performance areas, then given an overall score. The Graco DuoGlider stroller's most attractive features include its low price tag, removable and machine-washable fabric, and easy-to-use harness system. Owners are less enthusiastic about the Graco DuoGlider's turning ability when kids get bigger.
Review: Graco DuoGlider, Editors of Baby-Gaga.com
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" is an excellent baby gear book by parents and consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields. Their coverage of the Graco DuoGlider stroller is limited, but the authors go into greater detail about Graco's strollers in general.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009
Viewpoints.com tends to attract high-quality reviews, and there are more than five dozen currently posted on the Graco DuoGlider. The strength of Viewpoints, besides its consistent review volume, is its readable and easy-to-navigate interface.
Review: Graco DuoGlider Double Stroller Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Dozens of parents have contributed brief reviews of the Graco DuoGlider. The DuoGlider stroller does well overall, although some parents say it's a bit heavier and bulkier than they'd like. Also, some comment that maneuvering can be difficult with heavier children.
Review: DuoGlider LXI, Contributors to LilaGuide.com
About 10 parents post reviews of the Graco DuoGlider on Amazon.com. Most say it's a decent stroller for the money, but others complain that it feels cheap.
Review: Graco DuoGlider Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
About three dozen parents report their experiences with the Graco DuoGlider, which are mainly positive. Owners like this stroller's price and easy fold mechanism, but there are some reports of squeaky wheels and difficulty in removing the car seat. Still, most parents say that the Graco DuoGlider outperforms its low price.
Review: Graco DuoGlider -- Metropolitan Standard Stroller, Contributors to Epinions.com