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

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

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Stroll-Air My Duo

Stroll-Air

a Kate Bayless on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:28PM

Expert Rating:

Stroller Stats
Weight capacity: 90 lbs.
Stroller weight: 29 lbs.
Dimensions:
    Assembled – 32” x 29” x 42”
    Folded – 29” x 29” x 10”
Type: side-by-side, full-sized stroller
Car seat: Can accommodate two infant seats with optional adaptors
Price: $800; includes adjustable-position bumper bar, rain cover, mosquito net and boot for each seat, a detachable diaper bag

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Expert review: Though perhaps not a household name like other brands, Stroll-Air makes one model of stroller (available as a single or double) that, for a steep price, offers lots of versatility, style and performance. The Stroll-Air My Duo comes with two well-padded seats that can be independently reversed to face forward or backwards or one each way (one of the few side-by-side double strollers to offer this). The seats recline easily from fully upright to flat, making them suitable for infants. My Duo also accepts up to two bassinets or two infant seats, allowing parents to personalize the seating arrangement – however, bassinets and car seat adaptors are sold separately. The seats seem narrow (Stroll-Air claims they’re 12 inches wide; we measured 10 inches), but are comfy thanks to soft shoulder and crotch harness covers. Dual canopies provide great coverage and can unzip at one seam to extend even further forward, or at a back seam to reveal a mesh covering for greater air circulation. Included accessories are an adjustable-position bumper bar, rain cover, mosquito net and boot for each seat, plus an attachable diaper bag that clips onto the adjustable height handlebar. Underseat storage is spacious and includes three Velcro pockets – they’re easier to access when the seats are facing the handles. Though it’s only 29 pounds, including seats, wheels and canopies, My Duo has the look and durability of a full-sized stroller and the easy maneuvering of a jogger. Folding is a simple, two-handed process and the end result is surprisingly compact (even more than some of the umbrella strollers) and conveniently free-standing.

Why we love it:
Multiple seating configurations; reversible seats; canopy coverage; seat padding; easy maneuvering; compact fold; lightweight frame; included accessories.

What we wish it had: Lower price tag; a carrying handle to make picking it up easier; cup holder for parents.

Great for: Parents who want to customize their stroller’s seating options; smooth or rough terrains; long rides; sun protection.

Bottom line: Lightweight yet durable, full-sized but easy to maneuver with the ability to adjust everything from footrests and handlebars to seat direction and canopy style. For about as much as some designer single strollers cost, what’s not to love?

What Our Parent Tester Thought:
“I love the color of stroller, the features it comes with, and the various seat positions.”“The storage is perfect. I love how it covers the whole bottom of the stroller and also has storage pockets. It’s useful and perfect for parents with multiples since it really gives a lot space and organization options.”

“I love the sun canopy -- it goes down far enough to cover more than just their head.”

“The handlebar is great. It makes it easy to push and control the stroller. I used it outside on the sidewalks, the street, through the grass, a gravel path – it was like driving a Jeep! I could steer it with one hand, it turned very easily through aisles and fit through doorways without problems. Perfect!”

“I love the brake system. It was easy to do quickly with my foot and locked/unlocked with no difficulty.”

- Megan and her 1-year-old twins and 3-year-old, from Laurel, Md.

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