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Best Double / Twin Strollers for Travel

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Strollers are listed in order of weight from lightest up to 27 lbs.  To add shade coverage, weather or insect protection, comforts, or conveniences for your travels, see Stroller Accessories.

 

Peg Perego Aria Twin 60 / 40 double stroller for travelPeg Perego Aria Twin 60/40

Why Shelly recommends it:

It gained 4 lbs. since its ultra-lightweight predecessor, but now offers compatibility with an infant car seat on one side (the "60" side). Nevertheless, it still fits through standard doorways, which will make life at home and on the road much easier as you cart two kids. If you want the bells and whistles, try dual removable snack trays, a very generous basket below that supports up to 11 lbs., parent cup holder, and 5-position reclining seats. It does fold compactly, with even the handle pushing down to save space--though it is a flat-fold (forward, onto itself) rather than an umbrella-fold, so don't try to take it through the subway turnstile. And the fact that it stands by itself when folded can be helpful as you check it at the gate, store it in your hotel room, or set it aside in the restaurant. However, with all of its space-saving convenience and lightweight portability, you probably will not be able to use it as long as some other double strollers--at just shy of 30 inches wide, it will fit through most standard doorways even with its snack trays and cup holder, but at the expense of shoulder room. Until your children are around 2.5 years old--and perhaps older if they are on the petite side--you may really enjoy the advantages of traveling with the Aria Twin. For children 6 months to 45 lbs. (each seat), or from birth on the "60" side when used with the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio or Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant seats. Folds to 33" x 30" x 11". Weighs 20.7 lbs.

Find it online at:   Baby Earth    Amazon.com

Combi Twin Sport lightweight double stroller for travelCombi Twin Sport

Why Shelly recommends it:

Like the Aria Twin above, the Combi Twin Sport is good option for families traveling with one infant in a car seat and an older sibling. Unlike the Aria Twin above, newborn twins can begin using the Combi Twin Sport stroller from birth, riding side by side in the fully reclining stroller seats. Like the Aria Twin, however, this stroller only accommodates one car seat, in this case the Combi Shuttle 33. Removable guardrails each have a snack/cup holder, infant boot in both seats. For parents, a stroller pack is included with two bottle pockets and a zippered storage pouch. Fully reclining seats adjust independently, hoods have viewing windows and extendable visors for added protection when needed. Two storage baskets beneath. Although this side-by-side stroller has a shoulder carrying strap like Combi's other travel strollers, this folded stroller is still as wide as a single stroller and is two folded strollers deep, making a package too awkwardly shaped and heavy for the shoulder carrying strap to be practical beyond lugging it in and out of the car or taxi. Its other features and advantages, however, may suit your needs. Purchase just the stroller or buy it as a travel system with the car seat included. Suitable from birth to 45 lbs (max load on each side). Folds to 24.5" x 16.5" x 40.5". Weighs 22 lbs.

Find it online at:   Baby Earth   Amazon.com 

Joovy Caboose Ultralight travel stroller

Joovy Caboose Ultralight

Why Shelly recommends it:

When your preschooler insists she doesn't need a stroller anymore, there's little you can do. She may be right when it comes to those walks around the neighborhood and trips in and out of the mall, but after the first two hours at the zoo, or Sea World--or when you've got to make time to catch your connecting flight, you may both be glad to have the new Ultralight Caboose. Unlike many tandems (front and back passenger seats), you won't feel like you're to steer and push a whole train from the rear--really just the caboose. It's shorter length and ball-bearing lined wheels make it much easier to maneuver than many out there. Your front passenger may snooze at leisure with the comforts of a leg rest, two-poisition reclining seat, and oversized canopy. Note: There's not really  enough room for the rear passenger to sit when the front seat is reclined, but he may still be able to ride standing. The rear seat has a 3-point harness and is recommended for children 2 1/2 years old up to 44" tall or around 45 lbs. The front seat is suitable from birth if used with one of the many infant car seats its compatible with, including...Graco Snugride and Safe Seat (Step 1), Peg Perego Primo Viaggio, Compass I-410 and I-420, Britax Companion, Chicco Key Fit, and many others. Folds to 10.5" x 21.5" x 43"L. Weighs 21 lbs.

Find it online at:  Amazon.com 

Maclaren Twin Triumph

Why Shelly recommends it:

It goes the distance, both for travel and for duration of use. Whether you start out using the Twin Triumph with twins both at birth, or with an infant and older sibling, it is rated for use up to 110 lbs. total and through 3 years old (possibly older for many children). It also offers UV-protective viewing hoods, rain cover, ergonomic foam-grip handles, carrying handle (not shoulder strap), double storage baskets below, and double storage pockets on the back. Plus, this streamlined model it fits through a standard 30" doorway. Easy umbrella fold to 44" x 14.5" x 13".  Weighs 21.6 lbs.

Find it online at:   Baby Earth    Amazon.com 

Joovy's TooFold Double Stroller (by Micralite)

Why Shelly recommends it:

This stroller gives great options for parents with children of two different ages in particular. Like the classic Phil&Teds double, you can add a second seat (sold separately) on the back when desired, but the Micralite TooFold already comes with a built in extendable "platform" on the back that is also designed to support a standing child (or your groceries, picnic, etc.), and 12-inch pneumatic wheels help support the load even over cobblestones. The handlebar adjusts at different angles to work with either configuration. As far as single travel strollers go, the TooFold is not exactly lightweight at 23.6 lbs, however, when you consider it as a double stroller option using just the extendable platform, it weighs in just between the Maclaren Twin Triumph and still less than the Maclaren Twin Techno. If you add the second seat, with a 5-point harness and built-in sunshade that stores in its own pocket, the stroller weighs just over the Twin Techno. And for having 12-inch rubber rear wheels, it folds admirably well down to 41.25" x 19" x 17.5".

Find it online at:  Joovy.com

Maclaren Twin Techno Double travel strollerMaclaren Twin Techno Double

Why Shelly recommends it:

Great for snoozing infants on the go--and impromptu diaper changes. Maclaren's Twin Techno may be used from birth as it offers fully reclining seats with dual infant boots and head huggers included. Storage pockets are built in to the backs of each canopy, plus UV-protective windows and sun visors. Folds easily and automatically latches to stay closed with a carrying handle for convenience. 6" wheels are larger than most travel strollers and help ensure a smooth ride, adjustable handle height is also a nice plus. Rain cover and detachable bottle holders also come standard with this model. 30" wide when open. Folds to approximately 19.5" x 21" x 45". Weighs 25.5 lbs.

Find it online at:   Baby Earth    Right Start   Amazon.com  

 

 

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