Double Strollers: Ratings of Sources
"Baby Bargains" grades each stroller manufacturer and comments on major models, ultimately recommending a range of strollers according to readers' lifestyles. Authors Denise and Alan Fields consider performance, ease of use and the brand's track record to come up with their recommendations. Reviews are comparative, thorough and unbiased.
Fourteen double strollers including traditional, umbrella, and jogging models receive thorough reviews, including hands-on testing by BabyGearLab staffers. Each is given an overall score, as well as weighted rankings for ease of use, maneuverability, safety, quality/durability, weight and size and ease of setup. Reviews include photos and pros and cons. Features are exhaustively detailed. The strollers are ranked against one another and are compared and contrasted.
Editors at ConsumerReports.org test and rate a number of double tandem, side-by-side and convertible strollers for ease of use, safety, maneuverability and folded size. ConsumerReports.org is known for its rigorous, unbiased testing methods. The report also includes an overview of how the testing was performed and specs for each stroller. User reviews are available but do not factor into the rankings. This report was recently updated.
Katie Parsons and 10 families put in 25 hours to research and test several double strollers. The top two models are described in great detail, but the runners-up are relegated to a few sentences. More helpful is the accompanying buying guide, which details what to look for in a double stroller and how to properly care for one.
Baby Center editors detail the winning double stroller and four runners-up in the 2015 Moms' Picks Awards, which are based on recommendations from thousands of parents. Winners in the following niche categories are also named: value, quality, ease of use, looks and space-saving. Accompanying blurbs are brief, but link to more in-depth reviews.
LuciesList.com is a site devoted to recommending the best baby gear for new parents. Founder Meg Collins is a former Child Passenger Safety Technician who recommends 10 double strollers at a variety of price points. She also provides a helpful overview of different types of double strollers and how the age difference (or lack thereof) between your children should play into your decision.
BabyGizmo.com's video reviews, featuring founder Hollie Schultz, are widely viewed and respected for their attention to detail, including demonstrations of folding and unfolding, examples of children of different sizes in the double stroller to show fit, discussion of lifestyle factors such as jogging or all-terrain capabilities, and reviews of storage and other amenities.
Amazon.com is one of a parent's best resources for real-world reviews of double strollers. Reviews are often quite detailed and even-handed. Prospective buyers should read carefully, since reviewers sometimes wrongly fault a product for bad experiences with the seller or shipping. Readers should also beware of older reviews, which might discuss an older version of a product with flaws that have been addressed.
Babies "R" Us is a solid source for customer reviews of double strollers, particularly popular strollers and those exclusively sold at Babies "R" Us. Owners rate strollers on a 1-to-5-star scale, and the site offers a helpful snapshot of reviewers' pros and cons. However, information generally isn't as detailed as it is at Amazon, and there tend to be not as many reviewers overall.
This roundup picks 10 of the best double strollers based on a variety of criteria, including stroller type and lifestyle attributes. For example, categories include best umbrella stroller, best tandem stroller, safest stroller and most practical stroller. Short blurbs focus on highlights that set the strollers apart, but don't compare models or offer any drawbacks.