It can seem like a daunting task to run while pushing two children in a stroller, but, according to experts and owners, the BOB Ironman Duallie (*MSRP $560) makes it effortless. It is a fixed-wheel stroller, so it's best for running and jogging, not for everyday use. It has great safety features as well as adjustable tracking and suspension. It's reported to be comfortable for children, with extra back support and leg support. The only real complaints it gets are that the handlebar is not adjustable and the wrist strap is short and fixed on the right side, so it's difficult to use it with the left hand. It's also on the heavy side at 34 pounds. The seats are suitable for children from 6 months or 8 months for jogging, and it holds up to 100 pounds total. It accepts one car seat.
With a swivel wheel with a locking option, the Kelty Speedster Swivel-Deuce (*MSRP $500) is not the best choice for serious runners who want to log long distances. It gets good reviews, however, for its ease of pushing, and owners say it feels surprisingly lightweight for its size. It's also relatively light for a double stroller at 26 pounds. It does not have a handle brake, which most strollers in this price class have and which is a good safety feature for better control on hills. It has a lot of storage, which reviewers love, including mesh pockets for water bottles, and it is said to be comfortable for children, particularly taller children. The canopy is not split, so it's either open over both children or not at all.
It gets a lot of positive comments for its off-road abilities, even though it's not marketed as an all-terrain stroller. One expert reviewer says the stroller pulls to the side of the heavier child, so it may be a better choice for parents with children of similar weights and sizes. It's suitable for children from 6 months and up to 100 total pounds for two children. With a close to $500 price tag, unless you really want a swivel-wheel stroller, the Ironman is by far a better choice for a serious runner.
In spite of its 39 pound weight, Schwinn Turismo Swivel Wheel Jogger - Double (*Est. $280) gets good reviews for its easy push. Because it has a swivel wheel with a fixed-wheel option, it's not a good choice for serious runners, according to experts. Like the Kelty Deuce, it does not have a handlebar brake for better control on hills, something most jogging strollers have and is probably more important on a double stroller than a single due to the heavier weights involved. It is loaded with features, like parent and child trays with cup holders and a not-very-clear MP3 speaker. It's reported as comfortable for children and is suitable from 6 months to a total of 100 pounds. It is not car seat compatible. At 13 pounds heavier than the Kelty, this swivel-wheel stroller is best suited for those who don't have to lift it too often. For the price, however, it is a great deal compared to the Kelty, since they're similar strollers otherwise.