The Best Double Strollers for Every Budget -- Reviewed by Experts and Moms. Which One Should You Buy?

(16 Photos)

Kate Bayless on Nov 16, 2010 at 1:07PM

chime in now
 
Britax B-READY with second seat

Britax

a Kate Bayless on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:34PM

Expert Rating:

Stroller Stats
Weight capacity: 90 lbs. (upper seat 55 lbs., lower seat 35 lbs.)
Stroller weight: 32 lbs. (including the stroller and second seat, but not the canopy)
Dimensions:
    Assembled – 40.75” x 26.5” x 45”
    Folded – 30” x 26.5” x 18”
Type: front-to-back, full-sized
Car seat: Can accommodate two infant car seats; upper Britax car seat adaptor included
Price: $650 ($500 stroller, $150 second seat); includes removable storage bag with insulated drink holders, adult cup holder, rain cover, Click & Go Britax Chaperone infant car seat adapters

Get It Now: Shopping.com

Expert review: Britax introduces a new look and three new strollers to its line-up this year including the full-sized, modular B-READY, which comes with a chassis and seat but can be adapted to a variety of combinations of car seats, bassinets and a second seat. The seat material is durable though not particularly soft, but Britax makes up for this with soft head padding and harness covers. The upper seat can be positioned forward or backward, reclines easily with the pull of a handle on the back of the seat, and has an adjustable footrest, generous canopy with mesh peekaboo window and bumper bar. Plus Britax is one of the few strollers on the market that has 5-point harness that can be adjusted without re-threading. There’s good storage (a large underseat basket and removable storage pouch), but adding the second seat -- which reclines in four positions and has its own canopy -- eats up some space and requires the removal of the storage pouch. The B-READY can be folded with the second seat attached and the upper seat facing in either direction, but the final, folded shape is a bit awkward for storage.

Why we love it:
Reversible upper seat; easy maneuvering; adjustable handlebar; new look for Britax; multiple seating configurations; included cup holder, rain cover and car seat adaptors; no re-thread harness.

What we wish it had: Better accessibility to storage once the second seat is attached; a more compact fold.

Great for: Parents who want a more stylish stroller to use with their high-safety Britax infant seat; parents who want to buy one stroller that can grow with their family.
Bottom line: The B-READY offers durability, versatility, performance and style in a smart stroller that can keep up with your growing family.

What Our Parent Tester Thought:
“It’s a great-looking stroller -- very modern in design and I loved the deep red color. It looks like a sleek jogging stroller, even though it’s not.”

“The seat recline on both the top and bottom was very easy to use and provided more than enough positions. I wouldn’t adjust the big kid while they’re sitting, as that’s a tougher job, but for the smaller kids you can easily move them back when they get sleepy.”

“The top canopy was great, folded up easily, and had a window for easy viewing. The bottom canopy blocked mine and the baby’s view a little bit, so I wound up taking it off since he’s a very curious little dude.”

“Best storage option I’ve ever seen. Without the second seat, you could carry all of your groceries. But even with the baby in the second seat, you can load up the stroller using zipper openings on every side. We went to the grocery store and I was able to put three very full bags below with the baby.”

“The second seat was far enough away from the top seat that my baby didn’t have a blocked view of the action. I was worried he’d be upset that he was underneath and missing out on the view, but he was able to see all around him and that kept him occupied.”

“You can push this stroller with one hand, which is one of the most important features for me, personally. It lets me grocery shop and take a sip of my iced coffee/water/whatever while we’re cruising around.”

“I didn’t love the 5-point harness with the two separate straps you have to join before you can secure the baby – it takes some getting used to in order to make it work. It seemed much more difficult to make it click into place on the second seat.”

- April and her 4-year-old and 15-month-old, from Los Angeles, Calif.

    Loading slides...
Best of the Web
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.