I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 2 month old, so I needed to upgrade to a double stroller. After a lot of research, I decided to go with this one. The jump seat in the back seemed like a great option for my daughter, but I realized that the standard sit n stand strollers wouldn’t be ideal since she wouldn’t be able to take a nap on long walks. This is perfect!!! She rides in the front for walks (but will be too tall for the front seat pretty soon), while the baby rides in the back seat since it reclines farther back than the front. Otherwise, I use the carseat to put the baby in the front & she rides either on the jumpseat or the backseat (depending where we are & what we’re doing). They say that Baby Trend carseats fit on the stroller, but I have a Graco Snugride carseat that fits perfectly in the front (it is too big for the back seat though).
I was impressed with how sturdy & well built this stroller is (some I looked at seemed rather cheaply constructed). It seems like it will last a LONG time!! Another thing that really impressed me was how smoothly this stroller guided along as I pushed it & how easily I could turn/maneuver it. I was worried about pushing one this big around, since some of the small ones I’ve used don’t even seem to turn very easily…VERY HAPPY to find this one could be operated so easily!
I love that both kids have snack trays and so do I! The parent tray is very nice with 2 cupholders & a small compartment that latches shut for my cell phone & keys (or whatever you want to use it for). There is quite a bit of space in the basket area underneath the kids to fit all their extra stuff too!
I purchased this stroller as soon as we found out we were expecting baby #2. Our kiddos are 2 years and 3 weeks apart so a double stroller was a must! We previously had a Graco travel system which although very comfy and padded was huge and bulky when folded. It was also a pain to open and close the stroller with their push and twist hand feature on all their strollers. This Sit n Stand is so easy to open and close if you follow the directions… it is thinner when folded than my previous graco and much much lighter. Because it is a tall stroller it does take two free hands to load into a car. I did a lot of research on doubles and I am so glad I spent a little extra to get two full seats. Both tots can nap comfortably in this stroller, and my old graco infant carrier clips into the front or back seat no problem. I am so very pleased with this purchase and I have already recommended it to several friends!
We love this stroller! We don’t have an infant seat that actually connects with this one but our brand sits in there just fine and there’s a buckle attached to the stroller that you can use to strap in the infant seat so it works great for us!
It was easy to put together: just add wheels and the canopy and it’s so easy to fold and unfold! It drives really nice- not like you’re driving a bus.
Love the options to have an infant and rider or two riders or a rider with a child using the sit and stand!
I purchased this stroller when I found out I was pregnant with twins. I wanted a tandem stroller that could hold 2 infant seats (not all do) and I didn’t want to spend a ton of money.There are things I really like and things I don’t like about it. Likes: 1)The color is very nice and neutral. I have b/g twins so it really works for us. 2) As mentioned above it holds 2 infant car seats. I have the matching Baby Trend seats. They snap in and out easily. 3) The parent cup holders and little storage bin is great. 4) I really like that both seats have a tray and I didn’t have to purchase the second one separately. 5) It is easy to set up/open. Dislikes: 1) It is difficult to fold down all the way. It takes a lot of muscle to get it to fold completely so I can hook the strap that keeps it closed. It is also big and pretty heavy. If you were a petite person you would probably have a lot of trouble getting it in and out of the car. 2) The basket underneath is large but basically inaccessible due to the back seat footrest and sit and stand step. This really drives me crazy when I’m trying to shove my diaper bag in there. It mostly just rests on the step in back. 3) It steers fine if you are going straight on a smooth surface, however if you want to turn or go on a bumpy surface it is very difficult to maneuver. Often one of my twins becomes fussy when we’re out at a store and I pick him/her up out of their infant seat to carry. This leaves me trying to push the stroller with one hand. It is VERY difficult to do. When walking around the neighborhood I have to be careful not to tip it when going up onto the sidewalk. Overall, it does the job I need it to do, but it’s not great. I’m glad I didn’t pay a ton of money for it.
When I first read the reviews I was hesitant to purchase this stroller. People complained it was too big or too heavy or didn’t roll good but honestly I don’t know what they are all talking about. The stroller is a double stroller so it’s obviously going to be a bit larger or heavier then a single stroller but its not that much bigger than my evenflo travel system stroller and they fold up the exact same. It weighs about 40 lbs but is easy to carry cause there are lots of places to grab on to. Putting the wheels on when it arrived was extremely easy. It rolls good it turns around smoothly even though it is longer then a single I thought it handled the same. It does just as good in off road pavement as any stroller with wheels that size does. People complained that there kids didn’t fit in it that their knee hit the tray. Well I have a 3 year old that is tall for her age 90% and she fits just fine . Her knees don’t hit the tray and when the infant car seat is in the front it doesn’t get in her way either. so my opinion to them is obviously your kids are too old to be putting in the sitting stroller so remove the back seat and move them to the standing part. I couldn’t be more happier about my purchase and if anyone is hesitant about purchasing this stroller don’t be. It’s great and you will love it.
7 Seating configurations – Options Elite seats easily remove and can be configured in any way that works the parent with two in tow.
Accommodates up to 2 Infant Car Seats – Options Elite includes one Universal Car Seat Adapter that fits over 20 different car seats – for twins, a second Car Seat Adapter can be purchased as an accessory.
The Contours Options Elite easily folds with both seats on, auto locks and stands on its own.
Canopies have mesh peek-a-boo windows and expandable zipper mesh for maximum coverage
Handle bumps and cracks in the sidewalk with ease with the shock-absorbing rubber coated EVA rear wheels
Best Double Stroller: Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller, Red Velvet Reviews
I am a current stay-at-home mom to a 3-year-old and a 1-year old, I am also five months pregnant with our third child. Needless to say, a double stroller is a MUST HAVE in this family. We have two double strollers that I am quite fond of, a tandem and a side-by-side jogger. Both have served their purpose well, but both were quite costly. I was given the opportunity to test this stroller and I jumped at it. I really wanted to see how it measured up to my pricey double strollers. First off, let me say that I was skeptical. The base price of my pricey tandem stroller (which looks quite similar and has the same ability to switch the seats around) is around $500. This doesn’t include what I paid to add a second seat, child tray, cup holder and car seat adapter. After all the extra accessories we paid nearly $700 for it. I wasn’t sure that the Contours Options Elite stroller could compare at only $300, but I was VERY wrong! I was shocked when the stroller arrived and it INCLUDED a second seat, a cup holder, two belly bars AND the infant car seat adapter! Wow! What more did I need? It took me about 45 minutes to put it all together, start to finish, and the instructions were quite clear. I love the fact that the stroller folds up with both seats attached, something that my pricey stroller cannot do. I do think it’s a bit heavy when folding, but again, I’m five months pregnant, and you DO have the option to take the seats off to make it lighter if needed. When loading it in the car, I had no problem fitting it in my minivan’s trunk! It went in and came out easily! When we arrived at our destination, I put both children in and noticed that they had much more head and leg room in this stroller, as compared to my pricey stroller. My petite 3-year-old’s head was constantly hitting the canopy in the other stroller, but not in this one. My one-year-old also can’t kick the back of his sisters seat as easily as he could in our other stroller. The basket on this stroller is HUGE! I wish it was easier to place my bag in the basket from the rear when both seats are attached, but this isn’t a huge concern, as the basket has a zipper on the side which allows for easy access. There was so much room in the basket, that even with all our coats and bags in it, from a trip to the mall, there was STILL plenty of room. As for the ride, the stroller is very easy to push and maneuver. I didn’t have any trouble, even in the most cramped stores. Everything about it was smooth! The seats are very easy to adjust and I love all the options that are available by just lifting and clicking the seats in place! I also liked how far the seats reclined. I was able to recline the back seat quite far so my 1-year-old could nap while we shopped. The canopies provide a ton of coverage, which is wonderful, especially when your child is trying to sleep. Overall I was VERY pleased with this stroller, and am happy to continue using it! I will also be recommending this to friends. I am still in shock that for about $400 less, it does what my pricey stroller does, and it almost does it better! My one suggestion to Contours would be to sell a glider board type accessory that can clip to the back for a third child to stand on, us moms with lots of little ones really find those helpful! Other than that, I can’t think of anything I’d add! This is an all around great stroller, and I highly recommend it!
After owning the original version of this stroller (think 5 years old), I was sent this stroller for my honest review. I have to say I really love it.
Basics: 7 seating configurations weighs 38lbs each seat holds up to 40lbs
PROS: With 7 ways to configure your seats – there will be something that works for your family. Back to back is nice when kids need space from each other. 3 reclining positions Huge basket with side zipper access Comes with car seat adapter that will work for nearly every infant seat on the market (over 20 styles) 40lb weight limit for each seat Stroller folds up pretty compactly with both seats attached Mesh pocket in each seat to hold sippy/bottle or toys Expandable canopy Black frame looks really sleek and stylish Works for tall parents. I’m 5’9 and don’t even come close to kicking the tires. Tires are upgraded to make all terrain more maneuverable.
CONS: (And by cons I mean, I’m being picky – I realize to keep the price down you can’t have everything.) The adult cup holder isn’t every big. It won’t hold my bigger water bottles The harness clasps could be nicer. They work fine, they just aren’t the best
I’ve seen other people complain about when they recline one seat for a sleeping child it interferes with the other seat… My suggestion is to put the sleepy child in the back seat so the front seat doesn’t recline on the child.
Snack tray and shopping basket can be purchased. If you have twins and you want another infant seat adapter you have to purchase that extra as well.
Honestly, I’ve owned a lot of double strollers. This is awesome for families who carry a lot with them, and have two or more kids that need to ride. I love the changes contours has made to make this lighter, sleeker, and an overall smaller double. I would definitely recommend this stroller to my friends. I gave it 5 stars because of the price and ability to grow with your family.
About Me. Early thirties father of two (2 years apart), 6 feet tall, of average build and strength. Wears sandals, and often walks in stores, parks, and on boardwalks. I have owned, and still own, many strollers, and have tried and tested many more. I thought I was a expert, and then along came kid number two…
Options. Yes it’s right in the name, but it’s true. There are 7 different seating configurations, which are all quite useful. In my first few weeks I’ve already gone through quite few of the. options. Not to mention the 3 easy reclining positions each seat also does.
Space. Living in NY and working in Manhattan I see a lot of strollers. I see a lot of tandem strollers that are very small; kids are practically stacked on top of each other. I love that this stroller gives my kids room to breath, stretch, and nap. Nice knowing the newborn will be able to nap without a curious 2 year old’s foot rating or swinging near his face.
Storage. It’s all about that basket, no trouble. Switching from a single stroller and being forced to sneak things into the basket, a huge basket to accommodate two kids worth of stuff AND more goods was a must. Taking your kid and plopping him in a shopping cart is no longer an option with two kids, so you’re either keeping one in the carrier or you nix the shopping cart and everything goes in the basket. Even with all the kids in it you can still access it from the side via a zipper.
Size. It really fits. When testing out the double strollers I ventured out of the wide-aisled stroller section and did a quick fake shopping trip around the store. (Do this.
As a new parent finding the right stroller can be a long, and somewhat stressful process. There are literally hundreds you can choose from, ranging from a few hundred dollars to thousands! Many people think of a stroller as a “car” for babies – do you want a Mercedes or a Kia, and what can you afford? I’ve found some pretty good resources for deciding on the best stroller, including a site that lets you do side-by-side comparison of features (it’s called justafax , you can google it) if you go there you’ll see a stoller section that compares some of the top strollers side-by-side.
some of the most important features I was looking for were if the stroller could fold as a double (which means if you have twins, will it still fold up), and also if the seat is reversible. For example, some seats will literally spin, while others the handle will simple move from one side to the other. I really liked the ability to compare features side-by-side, as often things can get confusing.
I recommend taking a quick look at the site, at least for a little information.
Some other things to consider are whether or not you’ll be using the stroller a lot in the an urban environment, vs a rural environment. If, for example, you only take the baby(s) out on a walk occasionally, getting a stroller that has simple foam tires may be enough. In my opinion, I’d go for a stroller with foam-filled rubber (if you’re a bit more active like me), as it gives the support of a rubber wheel without having to worry about popping a flat.
Another important aspect to your stroller which few consider is it’s ability to grow with the baby as the baby grows. Often for the first few months of birth your baby will be using the car-seat as the primary mode of mobile-protection both inside and outside the car. You want to make sure that you are happy with the car-seat, and that the on you choose either matches the stroller you buy, or is compatible with it. Some brands only allow their own car-seats to work with their strollers, so be aware of that when making your decision!
Lastly the most important thing to consider is the overall weight of the stroller, as you’ll be needing to lug this in-and-out of your vehicle on a regular basis. Many people get enamored by the size and storage of some strollers, without considering weight.
Anyway, I hope this information can help you decide on the best stroller to fit your needs, good luck and congratulations, you’re a parent!
We have been in the hunt for the perfect dual stroller, we realized quickly that our recent purchase of the BOB Duallie and the Vine Thule Glide 2 (both excellent strollers) wasn’t going to work with our vehicle for daily use due size of our cargo space, removing the wheels every time we have to load the stroller in wasn’t going to be an option.
The Baby Jogger City Select is near perfect, we really like the solid build quality and the multiple configuration settings and the smaller form factor when folded. We have a 2 y/o and another one coming, I will need to purchase a Britax B-safe adaptor which runs around $20, not bad, but could be cheaper. Once I receive the adaptors and run a test fit, I will update my review.
Initial installation was a bit tricky, packaging was nice and compact which means but plenty of the pieces were separated. It all came together eventually, but comparing it with the out of the box configuration of the BOB and Thule which just required the wheels to be installed, this was difficult. Adjusting the seats is very easy, the release buttons are easy to press and disengage for an adult.
Here’s my breakdown:
Positives: 1. Multiple configuration settings. 2. Solid build. 3. Comfy ride. 4. Telescoping handle bar. 5. Easy to remove and re-install the seats. 6. Compact size when folded.
Negatives: 1. A bit on the heavy side. 2. Locking when folding is not automatic, you have to manually engage.
Worth mentioning: 1. Seats can not be folded flat, however the entire seat can be laid down like a gravity type seat. 2. Folding requires you to use 2 hands at the same time to engage the release, 1 handed fold would be nice, but I understand they most likely did this because of the weight of the stroller. 3. My 2y/o fits perfectly in the stroller, I am afraid this stroller might get too small too quickly.
Overall, this is like a Swiss Army Knife of stroller, I just wish it has a nail cutter built in :). My planned configuration is to face the 2y/o in a front facing with the carseat rear facing in the back of the stroller.
UPDATE: I purchased the wrong adaptor from Amazon BJ90326, it did not work with the B-safe car seat, it sat too low and I could not set the toddler seat front facing without force (see pic). If you need the Britax adaptor, make sure you order BJ90331.
UPDATE 2: July 2015 We now have the newer Britax B-safe Elite 35 infant seat, again we have the fit problems on this stroller. The carseat will fit, but its very loose on the mount, its a bit unsettling, but it doesn’t look like it will fall. In addition with the front seat is facing forward, the B-safe barely fits, I need to shove the front seat forward that will almost puts the seat uncomfortably forward. I am afraid with our use the front seat fabric will rip with more use.
We bought this stroller when we had our 3rd child, so we had a 4 year old, 2 year old and infant. I was looking for more flexibility because sometimes I need a double stroller and sometimes I just need a single stroller. We have a City Mini Double GT, and Single GT. We are keeping those strollers.
There is no way the 4 year old can sit in it at all. She stands at 45″. Our 2 year old is 36″ tall and looks like she has about 2-4 inches of comfort left – so another year maybe. Her feet already come to the bottom of the bar. The baby (4 mos) loves the seat and seems very comfortable because you can recline her to whatever angle she wants – a very comfortable play angle. I really like the seat for her and love the fact we can turn her to face us. She is the biggest fan of the stroller by far.
It is very versatile, however, not convenient. It is heavy. It requires many parts and many “accessories”. It takes up the entire trunk space in our small suv, and you have to take the infant adaptor attachment off. It also takes up more space in the back of the mini van. There are too many steps for packing it up in and out of the car. With the City GT, you take it out, open it and put the car seat on it or the child in it and go. With the City Select, you unfold it. Clip in the car seat attachment clip in the car seat. IF you want the second seat, then you have to attach 2 arms, the seat, the car seat attachment, then the car seat. When you put the kids in the car, then you are taking 4 pieces off of the stroller each time you put it in the car.
We are electing to stick with the City Mini GT and a Bjorn if the 2 year old wants to stroll.
I have two children 4 years apart. We use this stroller primarily for shopping (long walks in the mall) and for walks around our neighborhood. My infant daughter uses her Graco car seat when she’s in the stroller and it fits perfectly in the front or back. My 4-year-old son enjoys being able to choose whether he sits in front or back. The cup holders and support bar interchange very easily to accommodate the carseat. The only thing I don’t like about it is the lack of sun shade for the child in the back position. Since we live in Arizona, we get pretty intense sunshine. We fixed this issue by using the clamp-on umbrellas we bought for the wagon. I can maneuver them to cover the kids from any angle. The folding mechanism is super easy to use, but it won’t stand up on its own. This is just a minor inconvenience. What I like best about this stroller is its compact size when it’s folded up. I can fit it in the back of my Prius wiith room to spare for when we go shopping. I love this stroller.
Love this stroller and I’m able to use our chicco key fit car seat with it. Would’ve given it 5 stars but it does not stand up on its own when it’s folded and you can not fold it with the tray in the back (which needs to be in place in order to put the infant car seat in the back) You have to put the tray in everytime and then take it off before you fold it up. Otherwise it’s great. I have a 22 month old and a 3 month old.
Updating: 1 minor set back to be aware: the stroller can tip backward when you have the baby or baby carrier on the back and the front passenger gets out of the front sit or you park the stroller up hill. Don’t have too many bags on the back either. What I did to counter bak Lance the wt is having your bag or something heavy in the cargo basket I also tried using the gym wristband or ankle band weight and wrapped it around the center if the stroller and take it off before folding. Works like a charm.
Originally I got the Joovy Ultralight b/c it said 21lbs so I thought it was light. OMG it’s 28.2 lbs (both mfr and my scale) and you can’t place the baby carrier on the back (tandem) if your toddler wants to sit in the front instead of standing up. So I returned it. I did some more research and decided to get Baby Trend ultra sit and stand. I couldn’t wait for shipping so I got one at Target for same price and 5% off for using their red card.
I have a nearly 3 yo and an infant. My daughter flip flopping where she wants to sit (front or stand up in the back). With Joovy i couldnt put my new born on the back. Thanks god for Baby Trend that we have an option to put the baby in the front or back and the infant car seat clip onto the tray and have buckles and bar on the back to hold onto the infant carrier. I have a graco snugride 35 and it fits perfectly. I decided to go with this Baby Trend due to the age of my kids age different. When my new born turns 1.5 or 2 to use the front seat then my toddler would be 5 who would listen better (pray to god she would). If you have 2 kids close to age and young then you should need double stroller not tandem so they can rest.
This is heavy 26 lbs but lighter than joovy (28.2lbs). It folds up nicer than Joovy and very very sturdy made. It took me 5 min to put take out of box and put wheels together. That’s all to it. Overall it’s better than Joovy UltraLIght and cheaper (139.99) However I suggested before you would order from any where, go to the Target they have this new version than babiesrus and check it out by bring your kids to try out.
Item steers smooth plenty of room item wt is average Sturdy made product love the cups holder love the tray that baby carrier can clips onto the tray easy to fold/unfold Fit well in the trunk of my VW jetta (2014 where trunk is smaller than previous models) Price cheaper than other brands Easy to assemble (5 min for me)
Warning: If you have 2 younger kids with age close to each other then better off with double stroller so they can rest. If you have 1 kid 2 and older and one is new born or 3 and older and a 2 yo or younger this is ok.
I love this stroller. It is exactly what I need for my 20 month old and my 3 month old. It gets around the grocery store smoothly and is nice and compact for a tandem stroller. My older son loves the bench seat and standing options. I see people complain about the basket storage underneath, but for us it has been spacious and useful. Overall, I would absolutely purchase again, and suggest it for friends.
I have two children, a two year old and a six month old. A little big but very good. I have a Honda Civic and it just fits in my truck. not a lot of room for much else in there now. But walking with the two kids is a breeze now. Read the instructions to make sure you know how to use it and strap both kids in.
I love this stroller and will update once our new baby joins us in October. My daughter thinks it’s so cool that she can sit, stand, or ride in this stroller. I wanted to go ahead and write a review because this thing is HEAVY! Realizing that I’m 8 months pregnant doesn’t help, but this is really going to be a pain to get in and out of the car once I have a two year old and newborn to lug around. Just keep this in mind when purchasing.
This is a nice stroller don’t get me wrong. BUT turning it is a pain in the butt. It’s awkward when you have to slightly turn it at all. It’s also heavy as crap to get in an out constantly. If the wheels just turned more smoothly and it wasn’t such a huge hassle driving it I would probably use it more.
I did some research online about sit and stand strollers and was trying to decide between the Baby Trend LX Sit and Stand or the Joovy. I bought the Baby Trend because there were no local stores that carried the Joovy for me to look at it. So, I bought the Baby Trend, took it home, strolled around my house and found it was to big, I was hitting wall corners and could not see what was infront of me. I would have to lift the stroller to go around tight corners. So, I went on the hunt to fond this Joovy stroller to test out. I finally found a retailer, drove 40 miles to test it out and it was worth it. I could manouver it well, I had my son sitting and my infant car seat attached and strolled around the store perfectly. It was easy to fold and pick up also. Attachments went on and came off easily. I was so pleased, wondering what the bad reviews were about, those people are crazy!! Here are some things I found were not hard or inconvienat at all that others did:
1. The storage basket accessability: Yes, when your child is standing or sitting in the back area it is impossible to get to the basket from there, BUT WHY WOULD YOU ANYWAY???? The sides pull out so far that there is no need to access the basket any other way.
2.The wheels do not turn well: OK, this has to be due to no readng the owners manual! There is a lock on the front wheels that keeps them from swiveling if in lock posistion. Once unlocked the wheels swivel to make sharp turns at ease. The only way I knew this is because I read the manual!
3. The rear seat has little room when front seat in reclined: This is a fact, BUT the back seat slides back and forth, so if the seat is reclined you just pull the back seat foward more! AGAIN, READ THE MANUAL!
I usually don’t write reviews but after reading positive & negative reviews, I felt I would share my experience. This stroller is fantastic!! If you follow the directions there should be no assembly issues. I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands 4 months ago so my strength is limited, I put this together by myself in about 15minutes. My 6month old was in front & my 96th percentile for height 3 1/2 yearold was in back. She fits nicely on the seat & likes the freedom of jumping on & off. Walked on gravel, bumpy sidewalks & grass, had no steering problems. Lighter than my single chicco travel system stroller, and has storage for phone, keys etc on back of front seat. Only pitfall is no cup holder, but my umbrella stroller cup holder is detachable & fits. For the price the quality is fantastic!! I highly recomend to anyone whose kids have a 3+ age gap!!
I purchased both strollers to try out as my secondary stroller. However, I tried to be objective in my review as far as a someone only wanting one stoller is concerned. If you plan on using your stoller for extended times, outdoors, or have a special vacation in mind I would not recommend either of these strollers as your main stoller. Both are practical but neither are comfortable for either the babies or parent. Regardless here is my review.
Both: -are about the same weight and take up about the same space when folded up -both have a tray table -wheels are about the same size both made out of that hard foamy plastic material. Not rubber. -Both front seats fit my 35lbs 3 year old toddler fine with the exception of the foot rest. So they both have room for growth
Joovy Pros: -Short wheel base. It is about 3 inches shorter then the Graco and doesn’t feel like a train when I push it. (size matters) -Easy to fold but takes two hands. -I liked the layout of the tray table compared to the Graco. It was flat between the two cup holders instead of a small square “cup” -Felt more sturdy then the Graco. And this was just the way it felt in your hands and not the structural integrity. -I liked the buckle for baby better then the Graco however both were not super easy.
Joovy Cons: -Short wheel base. It is a bit harder to maneuver then the Graco. -Canopy is a few inches narrower. But I think both were pretty useless as far as coverage goes. -Tray table does not swivel like the Graco. It is either on or off (and not very easy to get off) Making it more of an effort to buckle in baby which is not pleasant in MN sub arctic weather. -Does not have parent cup holders.
I have a three-year-old and a four-month-old. I did a lot of research into double strollers, DREADING the thought of lugging around a behemoth. I expected to wind up purchasing a double jogger (along the lines of B.O.B.) but I checked this one out and I adore it.
This stroller is hardly bigger than a single, yet I can get both kids on it when I have to. I do not need any sort of attachment for my son’s car seat (Chicco Keyfit), it just plops right into place. My baby is very fussy so the fact that he can see me is a HUGE plus. My daughter loves being able to hop on and off her special seat in the back, it really gives her a sense of independence.
I am more than willing to sacrifice storage space for the compact size, but I will caution that there isn’t really much storage space at all. There’s a small pouch under the step that will fit maybe one regular sized shopping bag at the mall. If you can make the assumption that your older child will mostly be walking then the diaper bag or whatever can be perched on the step. Otherwise plan on carrying it.
Setup and breakdown of the stroller is a breeze, too.
This was exactly what I was looking for, thanks Joovy!
I knew from reading reviews (on this stroller and on different-colored versions of the same model) that there might be a problem with the front wheel shaking. When I was assembling the stroller, I made sure to tighten the nuts on either side of the wheel as tightly as possible– finger-tightening won’t work, you need to use a wrench or two pairs of pliers to make sure there’s not a gap beside the wheel. The first two times I jogged with it, I had no problems at all. The third time, it did the shaking thing a couple of times when I would start to go faster. I don’t think it has anything to do with the nuts on either side of the wheel after all, because those were still tight. I guess it must be an issue with the wheel’s attachment to the foot-rest frame, but I can’t tell exactly what the issue is… I followed the directions and tightened the bolt there as well.
BUT… if you lock the wheel so it doesn’t swivel, there’s no more problem with shaking. And a lot of jogging strollers don’t have front wheels that swivel anyway, so it’s not that big of a deal. I can unlock the wheel so it swivels when we’re just walking, and lock it when I want to run faster. Not a huge problem.
Everything else about the stroller, I love. It’s easy to fold and unfold. The seats recline individually to different levels (so my 7-month-old can be more reclined than my almost-3-year-old). The angle of the sun shade can be adjusted to still shield your kids’ eyes even if you’re walking toward the sun, and there’s a mesh window so I can see them while we’re walking/running with the shade open (but you can also cover the window for maximum sun protection if you want). There are big pockets behind the seats as well as a storage bin underneath. The handles are comfortable to grip, and the mp3 player speakers are a fun touch. I like the colors too.
A couple things that aren’t a problem for me, but might be for you: – There’s not a tray attachment for the kids, but I just attached a Munchkin brand cup-holder to the side for my toddler’s water bottle (I can still fold it up without un-attaching it). – It does NOT fit through standard doorways. It’s just an inch or so too wide. We use this stroller as our primary "outside stroller" (we keep it in the garage), and our sit-and-stand for our primary "inside stroller." This probably is NOT a good stroller to use as your primary stroller if you’re going to use it in doctor’s offices, stores, etc. It’s just a bit too wide– though very easy to maneuver when the front wheels are unlocked.
Before I got this stroller, I borrowed the larger Baby Trend double jogger from a friend– the Navigator, the one with two front wheels– and I like this one better. That one has separate sun-shades for each kid (though I don’t know why that would be necessary) and does have tray attachments. But it’s even wider than this one, and bulkier and heavier too. I believe that one does have the ability to snap in car seats, though, which you can’t do with this one.
Pros: Easy to assemble, took 5 minutes. Does NOT fit through a doorway, which is GOOD if you want your kids to have enough room to sit in it as toddlers! Seats individually recline/adjust to upright position. (So my baby can sleep and my toddler can be up and observing everything). VERY compact Speakers for iPod hook up Cupholders and storage underneath for snacks/drinks while jogging/at the park Wheels seem to be good quality, not cheap, hard plastic but tire-like. Good for trail running. Front wheel locks into place which helps while jogging, the front “shakey” wheel is not an issue while it’s locked. Unlocked position is good for outside mall shopping or walking around sightseeing. Very easy to maneuver and good range of motion, easy to turn on a dime when not locked.
Cons: Not a lot of growing room! I went with this one because it was low-budget and advertised that it fit through a doorway. IDK why that seemed important, but I’m glad it is actually false because that is just too squished to allow for growing room. This jogger works well for now with my 7 month old and the 3 year old kind of spilling into the little one’s side. We’ll see in a year if it still works. I wish I would have been able to sit them in it and judge the room they have. I feel like my older one will just grow like a weed and not fit comfortably after a year. As it is, if you notice the foot board is a triangle shape, so my older one’s outside foot doesn’t have a place to rest. Her legs are LONG and could potentially just catch that wheel pretty soon. I was hoping for a jogger that would last at least 2 years. Maybe jogging with a 5 year old in a stroller is out of the question? IDK But I would recommend looking for reviews from parents with older children to make sure you get something that they can stay in as they grow. That was my biggest thing.
LOVE THIS STROLLER!! The kids love it too. I’ve read reviews about these strollers having a vibrating front wheel with jogging. First of all, it says right on the instructions to lock front wheel when jogging. Secondly, the stroller has instructions on tightening a bolt if it does ever does vibrate. It simply needs to be tightened. Pretty easy. I would also like to point out Amazon has inconsistent sizing information for these strollers. All the current Baby Trend Expedition Double Joggers are the same weight, width, and length. I checked it out on the Baby Trend website. Standard door way is 32 inches and these are 32.5 inches. So it wont fit. But hallways, etc, it maneuvers just fine! This stroller is pretty narrow and feels much like a single stroller when pushing. Lastly, I bought the InStep rain shield for the double jogger and it fits great. When not in use, I have it folded in the back pocket of the stroller. The only part that doesn’t fit exact is where the cup holder is attached. But I plan on removing this (held on by two screws) and replace it with the BOB double stroller cup holder made of cloth. That cup holder system makes more sense with water bottles sitting lower in the holder verses higher up. Once I make that switch, the rain shield will fit perfect. I hope this information will help others.
Love this stroller! A few things that it does not mention in description: 1. This stroller DOES come with built in speakers! They are great and loud enough for me to hear while running and yet not too loud to disturb anyone nearby. 2. (It might say this somewhere, especially in the instructions, but I did not read it so I am just going to make sure I post it here for others like me!) 😉 MAKE SURE YOU FILL TIRES BEFORE USING! The stroller is shipped with flat tires. You have to fill them after you put it together. (I ran with my 5 year old and 2 year old for 3 miles before realizing that they were flat!) 3. My 5 year old is almost 50 lbs and my 2 year old is about 30. It is a MUCH easier run without my 5 year old. She fits GREAT in the seat and for other purposes of use, this stroller is perfect for that age group. But, for running, it was tough with her in it.
I LOVE this stroller. My oldest child is 9 and youngest is 2. If I had bought this stroller when my son was a baby, I think it would still be in great shape! Love the way that it folds up in the car. Even with limited trunk space, you could fit this great stroller!
I have not had ANY problems fitting through doors. Sometimes it is a tight squeeze, but it does fit.
This stroller may fold like an umbrella stroller but does not feel like one. I wanted something that folds small but is still strong and sturdy and this fit the bill. However, this thing is HEAVY. Just a warning. Also the seats do not recline completely flat. I don’t quite remember what the description said but it’s more of a 140 degree angle instead of 180. There is some assembly required but once you do it’s very easy and convenient to fold/unfold. And the handle height is tall enough for my 6′ husband.
TOO HEAVY! We bought this for our 2 yr old twins, to be used as an umbrella stroller for the car. It was so heavy I could barely manage getting it out of the box. 34lbs is too heavy for this type of stroller so we are returning it. Otherwise, it is very well made and the size was perfect for my boys.
We’ve been through a lot of strollers and this one is one of my favorites. It is well made, easy to maneuver, light enough to easily lift into a minivan or trunk. It folds up small for a double stroller. Both seats recline pretty close to flat and the storage is still accessible and roomy while the seats are reclined. We’ll worth the money we paid. We also have a Contours Options and we use the Chicco Echo far more frequently because of the size and weight difference.
I searched for a long time to find a stroller for my infant and 2 year old that would fit in the trunk of my Nissan Altima. This stroller fits the trunk easily. More than that, the quality and maneuverability are great. Both seats and footrests are independently adjustable. It maneuvers well and feels sturdy even with the uneven weight distribution between my 2 month old and 2 year old. I bought the protect a bub sun shield for this also. It works great to augment the sun shades supplied on the stroller. This is one of my favorite mamma purchases and will be useful for years.
We took this stroller to Disney World and used it 1 week, yes just 1 week. By the end of the week you would have thought I used it for years and through many kids. The wheels are wobbly now and when you push it the whole thing gets stuck. I wouldn’t waste a penny on this.
It does the job. When I bought this I had a one month old baby and a two year old that is big for her age. It worked fine for my baby because it reclines almost flat. It was great for my 36 lb two year old too. It drives smoothly. I didn’t think it being heavy was a big deal for what we use it for because I’m don’t carry it for long periods of time. My only complaint is that one of the visors detaches all the time but it is easy to reattach.
Awesome stroller! Especially for the price ($118-$130 at time of purchase), it’s solid quality, with fantastic features. It might not be perfect in every respect, but no stroller ever is.
This stroller is arecent acquisition for us, so I am REALLY excited about it, especially because it has made my life with two kids 2 and under MUCH easier. I have found new freedom and I no longer hesistate to go on a walk with them when I’m bymyself! I think Graco has integrated a lot of new features into this model—taking into account complaints from past customers (reading through the older Duo Glider reviews, it looks like a bunch of them have been addressed).
I was looking for a simpler, smaller, lighter-weight option for transporting my kiddos when they don’t want to walk. I didn’t want to spend too much since we’ve already spent a lot on strollers in the past. This is a nice alternative to our Uppa Baby Vista stroller with a rumble (second) seat, which is heavy and bulky and takes up a ton of room in the trunk.
Here are my favorite features: 1. Really does open and collapse easily with one hand. I’ve tried this on a few occasions holding my 8 month old and it’s been relatively easy. Just unsnap the side lever to unfold, and pull and twist the handlebar to begin collapsing.
2. Lightweight, yet very sturdy and high quality materials: frame is solid, the fabrics feel thick and durable and relatively waterproof (NOTE: the color was a little darker than I expected—the blue is more of a dark teal)
3. Assembly is a cinch. Done in about half an hour. I needed to use a little more force than expected to snap trays into place, but all in all, easy enough and pretty quick.
4. Size: For a two seater, it’s got a compact footprint and is narrow enough to maneuver through tight spaces. You can’t get much smaller than this without giving up comfort, safety and that awesome basket underneath. I’ve taken it up and down hills and around small spaces and it does great!
5. Both kids have a great view, since the one in back is set up higher.
6. Both seats have large canopies that generally create shade in the right spots! There’s even a clear backing to the rear canopy, so parents can peek at their babies. The front canopy is HIGHLY adjustable, the rear is stationary and doesn’t shade quite as well, but is adequate.
7. Both seats have trays and the parent tray is awesome. Note, there are only two cupholder TOTAL on this model. The back seat tray is a little lame and lacks a cupholder—whatever (I’ll use my dropper stopper for that). Parent’s tray has one deep, sturdy cupholder (which keeps liquids away from babies and has the canopy as an added barrier). There’s a reasonably large, deep, lidded container for keys, wallet, wipes, phone, whatever…
8. The basket underneat is very large and the kids’ feet don’t take up precious cargo space—which is the problem with my UPPA baby Vista when I use the second (rumble) seat.
NEGATIVES: 1. Rear child tray has no cupholder
2. Both seats have only two positions: for the front it’s either upright OR deeply reclined (quite nice), for the rear, it adjusts from upright to completely flat. No inbetween. This is unclear from the product description. A slightly upright, but reclined position option would have been nice, but isn’t the end of the world.
3. The rear seat is slightly angled downward and has a tendancy to slide the child’s bottom forward. I make sure the seatbelt is tight, especially because my child’s feet can’t reach the footrest.
4. As with ALL IN-LINE strollers, the child in the back has the ability to kick the seat of the child in front, and the child in the rear can reach and possibly rub the head of the child in front. Depends on how well-behaved your kids are! Choose seat selection accordingly!
All in all: a fantastic product, with an excellent price. Highly recommended!!!!!!
After using this stroller for a few weeks I am going to bullet point things of importance. Some may see them as pros, others as cons. You decide 😉 Im using this for a 3 y/o 32# toddler and a 5 month old.
~Price is reasonable. ~Folds and opens easily and for being a double stroller it is quite light. ~Trays are not removable to put child in/out. -Front and ‘driver’ have a cup holder, back child does not. ~I’m 6′ tall and its not uncomfortable to push. ~ Front canopy is nicely adjustable, the back is not. It’s attached to the frame of the stroller. (Sun/wind beams right in) ~There is no view through the top of the canopy to see the back child if they’re sitting, but it you have the back lying flat there is a small area to view. ~There is only 2 positions- straight up or lying flat. ~3 point harness for both children. ~Maneuvers nicely but, I find it slightly difficult to push it over uneven sidewalks. ~The basket below is nice and large. Feet do not interfere with the basket space, but if back child is lying flat there is no way to access the basket. ~The quality of the side of the basket is lacking. Made of mesh and 3rd time opening the stroller it ripped. ~There is a little compartment along with the cup holder for the parent. The compartment and cup holder are nice and deep ~My toddler is not very tall and his head is pretty close to the top of the canopy in the front.
I cant speak for the use of a car seat with the stroller. We just put the youngest in the back.
I have to say if we were planning on having this stroller long term we probably would have returned it. There are just some faults with this stroller that seem like no parent was involved in the making. For the price, and the duration we plan on using it, it will serve its purpose.
I got this stroller as a gift so it’s perfect. I gave it 4 stars because it does have flaws as many stroller do. It doesn’t fit that well in the trunk on my mini van, I have to stand it up to fit it in (maybe I’m doing something wrong). The understorage is not as easy to get to as I would like. It doesn’t fit my diaper bag and when the back seat in reclined it’s near impossible to get anything out of it. The back seat only has two position, upright or flat down while the front one has a slight decline in the seat but not much at all. The back seat does not have a cup holder and the front one doesn’t not fit the bottles we use which is avent. Good things is it’s super easy to open and close and really is not all the heavy at least to me it is not. It strolls nice and easy except outdoors I had some issues but it was not terrible. Overall decent stroller and glad it was a gift to me….
I love this stroller in some ways and really am baffled by it in others.
First off, I have tall children, so I reasonably expected that my 3 year old would have head room issues. That wasn’t my biggest hiccup though. The depth of the chair in front is very shallow. When he sits on it he has several inches above the knee hanging over the edge of the chair and his foot rest in front is almost tucked under the chair not out in front like my Graco single stroller. Kind of annoying for a kid with long legs because the edge of the foot rest hits the back of his ankles.
The basket is great and the adjustable nature of the front canopy is well done, however I have noticed that the slope of the back seat is a little severe. The strap under the seat keeps it high in back but there is no second strap to give support in the front so the front part of the back seat slopes down and deep in the center. I have rectified this by running a wide strap of heavy velcro under the front of the back seat and looping it around each side bar to support it more but really, this should have been a design given. You never want your child to be sliding forward on their chair and therefore straining against the harnesses constantly. It’s uncomfortable for them and unnecessary wear on the straps.
It takes a little getting used to with the way it folds and unfolds but the design in solid there.
The front wheels annoy me a bit. They came pre-assembled and you just snap them on, BUT the axles seem a bit loose to me because I can see the wheels slide a bit on their axle as I am walking and therefore the wheels tend to have a bit of inward or outward tilt to them at times. It’s strain on the axle, tire tread, and axle mount that really should be tightened up and fixed with a couple of o-rings or washers to keep the shift from happening.
My husband, who is 6’4", had no troubles pushing this stroller and walking normally. Our single stroller annoys him because he constantly kicks the back of the basket or frame when he is walking, but with this one he had no troubles at all.
Steering wise its alright so far. I notice it is harder to steer if I put my oldest in front and 18m old in the rear, vs the reverse of that. So being front heavy with front swivel wheels is a bit harder to handle than the reverse but that’s not unexpected. Outside of that, it steers easily though I don’t think I could one hand steer it like I do my single just because of the added length. Also, not unexpected.
The snap on trays…oh those stupid things. Who designed them? What were they thinking? Do they even have kids? So here is my rant on the idiocy behind the snap on trays. They snap on, they are sturdy. They take a crowbar to get off and they don’t open at all for easy loading in and out of the whee tyrants. The front one is solid and had a nice height, but I am 8 months pregnant and trying to lift a 35# kid into a stroller instead of pulling the little clip and flipping it open like my single stroller does so he can climb in and out himself. The back on has been chucked into a corner and left for dust collecting. It is essentially a brace bar for a car seat to be set on but as anything else it is useless. It has no cup holder, or real tray depth and because your under basket goes all the way under this seat straight through to under their foot rest, which is would be nice if there were some kind of fabric to keep the rocks and gravel on my kids shoes from dropping into my basket but I plan to find a fix for that as well…back to my rant…the tray again takes a CROWBAR to peel it off and it doesn’t really do anything but give me something to try and lift the kid around when seating them and something for them to bang on when they want to be loud. If you don’t need to put a carseat in the back, leave this thing off altogether. And again..WHY doesn’t the front one swivel open for easy seating? Why, Graco, why? End rant here.
The full fold down bed in back is really nice for little ones who need to sleep and can’t really do it sitting up without waking every 10 minutes or so. Both the additional shade and shelter from noise and wind helps the keep the smaller ones out for the count. Though it is worth noting, the back seat only has 2 positions, up and flat, the up position is comfortable reclined and hasn’t really given me any issue. The positions of the front chair are limited due to it being a tandem stroller but I didn’t think it was that bad as long as the one in the back doesn’t mistake the head of the kid in front for a bongo drum. (or GASP…hair pullers, ouch) My daughter likes to rub her brothers head to make it stand on end because he has very fine hair and static builds quickly. Poor boy.
The fabric is a good color scheme for spills and clean up. =) Access to the lower basket for clean up can be tricky but I have found that if I unhinge the back upper bar of the basket I can easily get to anything or get in with a towel to clean up.
Overall the stroller isn’t light but it is certainly not that heavy either. The fold up is designed to make it easy and the handle to toting it folded up is well done. I find pulling it along no more or less cumbersome than my single stroller. (Really nice when in the train stations in Japan and you find that they only have to get to your platform). The parent tray is alright with it’s cup holder and snap shut box, but the fabric around it can ride up and get in the way at times so I am thinking of putting a couple velcro tabs there to keep it in place.
I would say that I like this stroller over all but if I could choose 3 improvements that really should have been givens it would be the front tray opening for easy loading, the sturdier axle design in the front wheels to keep down unnecessary wear and tear and another strap under the back seat (or even a bar) to keep the seat more level and supportive. It’s a 4 out of 5 because a couple of these have easy little home fixes so I will give it some leeway for the price, because the price for this double stroller was really reasonable in comparison to most of the other tandem strollers I found that had a fully flat reclining seat and good adjustable canopy for sun shade. (Going to the markets in Japan regularly requires a thin stroller, so no side by side for me, and the walk can be killer on a hot, humid day if I had to strap the newest one on the way into an ERGO.)
Stroller is alright with just a few hickups. The brakes lay right on the wheel gears and don’t sit in the unlocked position tightly.. The result is an annoying tick tick tick noise when you push the stroller (think playing card in a bicycle spoke). The five point at its tightest position is very loose still allows my 8mo twins to lean way forward. The cup holder attachment is on a silly spot that is just on the outside of the stroller making it just wide enough to be cumbersome going through doorways, think ripping off cup holder and whatever beverage you have in it. Took it off after first use. Otherwise not too bad, easy to fold, light, good storage (2 net bags), nice canopys. I would buy this again but maybe for a bit less than $100, say maybe $60-70…..
Overall, this is a great stroller for the price tag!
Likes/Positives: ~Lightweight: At just about 5’2″ and 115#, I struggle with heavy strollers. I am able to carry, maneuver, and lift this one with no issues. It’s very easy to load and unload into a vehicle as well. ~Compact Fold: We found this stroller to be fairly slim when folded (for a double). Even on the cruise ship, we had plenty of space to store in the closet and get around. ~Storage: I LOVE the fact that there are 4 storage options on this stroller. We were able to store a ton of stuff in these pockets during our vacation. ~Sun Canopies: Many umbrella strollers do not offer shade so I was really happy with the dual canopies that can be operated separately. ~Overall Attractive Design
Dislikes/Changes: ~As another review noted, our stroller lock did start making the clicking sound for a short while. However, then it stopped. I’m unsure as to why it would rest on the wheels when it did but were happy the noise stopped. Perhaps a slight redesign would be beneficial. ~Canopy: While the canopies were great for the most part, I always love seeing even larger shade. So a longer extender would be great. ~Seat Adjusters: I’d love to see a sliding mechanism so I wouldn’t have to thread the belt to allow the seat to recline. I’m always for easier operation!
We took this double stroller on an 8 day family vacation and our 1, 3, and 5 year old were the riders throughout. All three enjoyed riding and both my husband and I felt it pushed quite easily and was the perfect stroller for our needs.
It works Gud bt back wheels make noise trrr trrrr..nd I only like the big canopy nd storage bags bt they should decrease the price, I went to Burlington store they have same stroller only $79..let c how many days it works..it looks very big in picture bt not in actual..
I love this!! My 2 1/2 year old and 8 month old love riding in this. It’s very easy to push and really does fit through doorways. Enough storage space for our family. This is an awesome buy for the price.
I really like this stroller. I got it for my 8 and 35 month olds and it works well. It fits in my trunk well and is extremely light weight. It folds down easily. It rides very smooth thanks to the swivel design wheels. I only have two complaints, the cup holders are useless. They fell off every time I would take the stroller out of the car and they make it too wide to fit through standard doorways so I removed them. I use the storage space in the back for drinks instead. The straps are a bit strange. It is 5 point harness but not like the carseat straps. I wouldn’t recommend this stroller for a baby who cannot sit up reasonably well because I couldn’t seem to get the straps tight enough. Overall this is a good buy. The pros out weight the cons and the price was right
It’s a great stroller just a little bulker than expected. I have a two year old and 10 month old they fit perfectly! It’s enough room for them and a couple of bags! I would definitely recommend this stroller worth the $130.
Included in the box are the stroller and second seat; the perfect stroller for first time parents or growing families
23″ wide frame weighing 26 lbs with adjustable handlebar, compact one-hand fast fold, 10″ puncture proof aerotech wheels and easy release foot brake
Full size seat that includes a soft&plush molded liner, a new 5-point safety harness and solid flip out sun visor with UPF 50+ protection
Stroller main seat can hold up to 44 lbs and second seat can hold up to 33 lbs mounted on the rear and 44 lbs mounted on the front of the stroller. Second seat has 2-positions and can also be used as a parent facing seat for infants/toddlers
Infant car seat compatible with one or two infant car seats (with use of adapters sold separately) from phil&teds, Mountain Buggy, Graco, Chicco, Maxi Cosi, Cybex and Peg Perego
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When I started looking at double strollers this was immediately at the top of my list but at the last minute I ordered a different brand’s double because it was $200 less. HUGE mistake. Now that I’ve been using this stroller I wish I’d actually gotten it as the stroller for my first since it can flex down to a single or up to a double.
The wheel configuration combined with tiny foot print (length and width) make this stroller great in tight spaces and easy to maneuver. Think one handed opening a door/getting around tourists walking 3 abreast for no good reason/navigating tiny restaurants/entering and exiting apartments. It is also comfortable enough for a long day out, both my baby and toddler can nap and because of the handle bar height I don’t mind pushing it long distances. Most importantly, it can be used for a newborn and a toddler.
I LOVE this stroller!!! I had to return the baby jogger that mimics the design and bought this one to replace it. Not only does it fold so much better, it lives up to its name.. AGILE.. It moves along surfaces so much easier and lighter than the baby jogger. With the one hand push design, I can push and walk my dog or just have one free hand for my fitness tracker to pick up my steps. The fold is beyond superior to that of the baby jogger city mini, and it took so much effort for me to fold that one, but the Britax just takes a light pull after pressing the release to fold. The baby jogger doesn’t have a release button. The new design of the b-Agile is slimmer and fits better into smaller areas and even through the grocery store checkout! The price is also about $100+ cheaper than the city mini and is superior in every way, down to the design of the undercarriage basket.. Which in the city mini is impossible to get to with the jogger, it’s useless in fact!!! On the Britax you can go through the zippers in the front to get to the baskets as well . In my book, the only con tha to have for this stroller is that I didn’t purchase it sooner. This stroller is Amazing and since my twins were born I have owned a city mini double baby jogger, combi twin sport, which was good for when they were smaller, a contours solutions, a joovy, a zobo x2, a double baby trend jogger, a double snapngo.. Great for infants, and a couple others. Usually I buy used but I tested this one before I bought it and I love it more than any of the others! FYI if you are purchasing this for twins, it does not allow for two car seats, so it’s best just to wait on buying a good stroller and purchasing a snapngo. Hope this helps!
After HOURS of research on double strollers, we settled on the B-Agile Double. We have a Bob Revolution single & have loved it; however, I couldn’t justify spending $500+ on a stroller when my older child is resistant to riding in the stroller sometimes. So, here are some of the criteria that factored into my decision: My children are 23 months apart, but my 2 year old is 95th% in both height and weight so seat size was a big concern for me. Other important factors for me were maneuverability, ease of fold (we don’t have a garage), canopy, storage, seat recline, and handlebar height.
1. Seat size– Right now, my 2 year old (34lbs, 37″ tall) is very comfortable in the stroller. His head is ~5″ from the canopy & his feet sit nicely in the footrest.
2. Ease of fold- Awesome. Easier than the Bob.
3. Canopy- Very large and stays put better than the Bob as well.
4. Storage- Ample storage, like the front zippered access (we all have left something in the stroller and had to wiggle stuff out with it folded!)
5. Handlebar height- Adjustable & very convenient. My husband is 6’4″ & loves this feature. I am 5’4″ & am comfortable as well.
6. Maneuverability- I was a little worried about this after using a Bob. We live at the top of a hilly neighborhood that does not have sidewalks. So, most of my walking is on the street. However, I have to take the stroller through yards, up/down curbs, through the park & have no complaints. Sure, it is heavier & harder to push up a hill than the Bob, but I also have an additional 15 lbs of baby meat to propel.
7. Seat Recline- Very pleased here! The seats almost fully recline & have accommodated a newborn & a napping 2 year-old beautifully. I think the seat sits more upright than the Bob, which pleases our older child. Easy to use as well.
There are a few things I think Britax could improve on: 1. There are no inner side pockets for kids drinks, etc. I am not a fan of trays because it just adds another thing to deal with, but enjoyed the small inner pockets on the Bob.
2. The stroller ONLY accepts Britax infant car seats. We already had a Chicco key Fit 30, so this almost became a deal breaker for us. However, after reading that the seat reclines almost flat, I decided we could make it work. We took our daughter on her first stroll in the B-Agile at 3 weeks old. We simply put the "newborn" insert from her infant carrier under her to give her snuggly, stable seat. We stayed on flat, paved surfaces & haven’t had a problem. I wouldn’t let this deter you from buying this stroller.
3. The "clip" for the harness has a cheap feel and can be tricky to fasten. Again, not a deal breaker, but I think they skimped here.
Bottom line: If you have used an all-terrain, premium jogging stroller for your first baby, don’t be afraid of the B-Agile. For most of your strolling needs (no, not jogging but who really wants to jog with 48 lbs of baby??) this stroller will perform beautifully!
Oh my goodness. Where do I begin?? This stroller deserves more than 5 out of 5 stars. We have a two-year-old and an infant and have had this stroller for 2 1/2 months. When it came, I loved it so much I pushed it at least once a day for over 2 weeks straight. It really is the answer to mobility with two littles.
We have pushed it around the block, on nature trails, boardwalks, cobblestone, brick, up and down curbs, across mulch and grass and toted on a 2,400 mile round trip to Maine and Boston. We have owned 8-9 strollers (2 frame–Graco and Chicco, 1 BRU umbrella, 1 In-Step bike trailer/jogger, 1 single Schwinn jogger, a City Mini double side-by-side, and a Contours Options Elite tandem. Whew!). Originally, while pregnant with our 2nd, I researched strollers and thought I’d want a tandem in the $150-300 range. Splurged for the Contours Options Elite and absolutely hated nearly every feature. My toddler was literally 4 1/2 feet from my face–I had to yell to talk to her and had to walk up to her to hear and help her. It pushed like a beast. Went to Buy Buy Baby again to try out doubles and settled on the wallet-emptying City Mini double. The B-Agile Double was MISSING from the store so I had no idea it existed (later called Britax and it was on back order). As I awaited the City Mini’s arrival, and tried to figure out how on earth we’d attach a car seat without spending an hour installing their $100 car seat adapter, I learned people liked the B-Agile better. And I agree!!!
-Pushes and turns like a feather. I get a high off of pushing this thing. I just love it. Turns on a dime and glides over just about anything–boardwalk, grass, etc. Leads too…
-Great suspension and bump-deadening technology! The forces of bumps either get absorbed into the shock absorbers on all 4 wheels or, as I have observed for the seat back, the vertical movement actually transfers into lateral movement. The back gently sways in the wind, especially for my reclining infant. Night and day difference over the Contours Options Elite where I thought my baby would suffer shaken baby syndrome.
-Great harness system. Had to get used to the loud "click" of fastening this harness, but I just love one-button harnesses. It’s the 21st century. Time to make them universal. I never had trouble with the shoulder straps detaching like other reviewers. They must have fixed this, as I have to squeeze the tongs slide the shoulder strap connection off. It is a great option to be able to remove them to use just 3-points for older kids. The shoulder pads stay put during stroller use (a lot of strollers’ pads don’t!). I thought the slot in the back of the seat for the no-rethread adjuster would bug my toddler, but she doesn’t seem to detect it. This is under the fabric. It’s a neat system. The headrest moves with it. The crotch strap has a nice fabric piece that keeps the buckle from rubbing against the child which is probably convenient for shorts weather.
-The canopy is amazing!! It covers the child whether she is laying flat or completely upright because the canopy is independent of the recline position. Laying flat, it’s like the baby is in her own little tunnel. Sun blockage is great except maybe 1.5 hours before sunset (or after sunrise) depending on recline and child height. In those cases, for the baby, I take a blanket or the top of her muff and tuck it into the canopy’s two metal arches, leaving the canopy half-extended. Works with even the thinnest of blankets and high winds. The peak-a-boo window is a must-have and it does have a cover for rain that can be operated with one hand. The canopy can be in 6 positions: open, 1/4, 1/2 way with window exposed, 1/2 way with window hidden, 3/4 and fully open. The canopies are removable, so when our daughter outgrows the height, we will just unvelcro and snap it and put a sun hat on her instead. I suspect that will happen when she nears 4 years old. Each canopy even has a little fabric loop at the center front to hang a dangly toy or to use to extend/retract the shade without touching the pretty canopy (nice if you have sunscreen on you). I have two design flaws to point out: 1) The fact that it is a screen means during rain your child gets wet or you can’t see them. But I’d rather have mesh than a shiny, reflective plastic. 2) The flap hinges downhill, so rain can sneak under the flap and dribble down through the window when the flap is closed (the rain cover sold separately doesn’t have any peak-a-boo in it which stinks too).
-Roomy, low-profile basket: much easier access than the Baby Jogger City Mini Double. Looks slim but we are always amazed at how much it holds. Held all of our gear for our full-day excursions around downtown Boston in the fall (coats, diaper bag, potty seat, blankets, rain cover, and more). Now as for the zipper, I’d only use it in a pinch. It is really stiff and takes way longer to open and close than to just reach the item from the side. Still nice to know in the back of my mind that I can reach everything without emptying the basket for it.
-The fold. Don’t forget the fold!! It fits into my tiny hatchback! (Pontiac G3–like a Honda Fit). It folds like a dream. Press an easy button, pull on the straps and boom it is folded. I love it so much I forget that it weighs around 30 pounds! They’ve put metal around the frame near the children’s feet, so there is no fabric to scuff up. The handles can rotate down a little for extra compact-ness. I thought the plastic on the center of the handle would scratch more than it has from hitting the ground sometimes, but it doesn’t look too bad yet. -the brakes! One easy, secure, flip-flop friendly click and you are good to go. The one flaw is that it is on the same side as the infant (the only side that the car seat adapts to), so we have the back all the way down and that gets in the way of our knee when we try to press the brake pedal. The engineers should have put it on the adult’s left… or put the car seat on the adult’s left. The pedal gets dirty from your feet and some of the sand/dirt disappears into the mechanism so do heed the instructions to clean it every now and then.
-The fabric: Durable, not sweat-inducing, water resistant, wind proof, not scratchy. Just feels like good quality fabric. I hated the idea of black but this stroller looks sleek in black and I don’t have to worry about stains so much (except for spit up and sunscreen).
-Handle. The foam is steady and a nice feel. The fact that it doesn’t have a pole attached to it in the middle is great for pushing one-handed and we love that it adjusts in height–from my toddler being able to push it to my forearms being able to rest on it while reading something (two features Baby Jogger charges a fortune for in upgrades). Again, we like to fold it down a little (not all the way) for folding even though it isn’t necessary. Not sure why the center one-hand section is so wide, and if they were to re-engineer the handle, they should make it easier for the hands to grip by making it flatter rather than taller (rotating the oval on the cross-section 90 degrees). If that makes any sense.
-Wheels. So far they have held up on all terrains except where cobblestones are missing (giant old-fashioned pot holes). It’s nice to have never-flat tires and although these wheels are mostly plastic and foam, they seem plenty sturdy enough. Haven’t found a reason to lock the swivel of the front tires, but it is nice to have that option available.
-Width: It really is only 4" wider than tandem strollers. And since it is much shorter front-to-back, it’s easier to get in and out of stores and restaurants. Because it turns on a dime, we have had no problem with doors even in the heart of major cities. I wouldn’t let the 1/2" difference of the Baby Jogger sway you against this one. 1/2" wider is nothing.
-The zipper pocket/rear wind break. Handy bonus space at the back of the seat. It is deep so little things like a phone can be difficult to retrieve. They can be rolled up and stored. I use only the pocket on the infant side since she is mostly reclined. Bought the Britax Parent console for the toddler side
-Car seat adapter. So easy to attach. We have a Chicco Keyfit 30 that clicks in beautifully. We did find that we have to detach the canopy at the pivot points to install the frame. Takes an extra few seconds in assembly and disassebly. I take the adapter off for folding but you wouldn’t have to if you have a larger car. I worry about it getting damaged or worn if it had the weight of the stroller on it, but it may be fine leaving it on. One aspect I like about the adapter frame is it keeps the car seat reclined about 10 degrees more than the leveling line on the car seat (the one that has to be level when the seat is installed in the car). This is much more comfortable for a newborn—no head flopping over. (The Contours was the opposite–made our newborn sit VERY upright.) The adapter comes with a safety strap but you could maybe do without it in safer environments. The Chicco fits very securely onto it with an audible "click."
-Seat recline. Reclines to nearly flat. We trusted our newborn in it, but we used an after market "car seat insert" (in quotes because nothing after market should be placed in a car seat) for head support. The recline feature is a step above the Schwinn Turismo because it stays locked in place. The two complaints I have are 1) when I pull to recline, it reclines very suddenly which will wake just about any sleeping baby. I have to remember to use my other hand to lower the seat back gently. The second is the recline straps dangle and look messy on an otherwise streamlined, sleek stroller. I tried tucking them into the harness adjuster zippered area but that didn’t work too well. If I cared more, I could use a twist-tie. Some people complain about this type of stroller not sitting up enough. My daughter, if she cares to sit up more simply does and the seat back comes with her (due to the 5-point harness). We haven’t had a moment yet where the level of upright-ness has been an issue.
Overall this is hands-down my favorite child-rearing product. It is worth every penny even on the tightest of budgets!
This stroller is a dream come true! I researched double strollers like a mad woman during my second pregnancy, and we ended up deciding to wait until the baby was born to see whether or not we really needed one (our boys are 2.5 years apart in age). Waiting ended up making a lot of sense for us, since my second really wouldn’t let us put him down for the first three months or so and was constantly in a ring sling or Baby Bjorn. As he got a little bigger though, we realized we really needed a double for things like mall trips, errands, walks around the city. This is the only stroller we’ve bought sight unseen — it just seemed to fit our needs. It is one of the best strollers we’ve owned (we have quite a few singles — a BOB, Baby Jogger City Mini, Baby Jogger City Versa, and UppaBaby GLuxe). The fold is really easy (much easier than that on our single GLuxe…wish we’d gotten a MacLaren single umbrella instead). It fits into the teeny tiny trunk of my Honda Fit. Unfolded, the stroller is slim and easy to maneuver. My three year old is about 40 inches tall and 39 pounds, and fits comfortably, as does my 9 month old. Even filled with sixty pounds of kids, the stroller pushes easily and can handle choppy bumpy sidewalks better than I’d expected. I really like the high weight limit — both my boys are on the bigger side and it was important to us to get something that they would be able to ride in for a while. My husband is generally put off by huge, wide double strollers that seem to take up a whole sidewalk and very reluctant to get a side-by-side, but loves this stroller! Cargo space is quite good given that it is an umbrella stroller, and basket access is great. I love that the rain cover is included.
I really like this stroller, I have a 19 month old and a 7 week old. The recline is great for the newborn, I have to put a blanket behind him since he’s so small still…. But then it works with the straps tight. My 19 month old is 30 lbs and he does good in this next to newborn The brakes are a little hard to undo with my flip flops/sanders living in fl.. But I can mange
Love love this stroller!! I just bought it for my two year old twins and I love it. As do they. It’s really good value for the money. I’ve owned several strollers, this is #6, and other than my Mountain Buggy Duet- this one is my favourite. Pros -lightweight -rain cover included in price -easy folding and storage -easy to steer -fits through doorways -still roomie for the girls Cons -short sun visor, an easy fix I think Maclaren is overdue for -tiny storage baskets, but that is to be expected with an umbrella
The sun visors are the only reason i didn’t give this stroller 5 stars. I wouldn’t recommend this for anything more than a city/shopping stroller though. But if thats what you’re looking for this one is fab!
Bought this for my 2.5 year old son and 7 month old daughter, works great! But definitely not for newborns as the seat is shallow and does not recline fully. I choose the side by side so there would be no arguing over who sits front/back. Also, both can sleep side by side and see each other easily. The kids are happy with it! I’ve had it about 6 weeks, and love it. Use it so frequently, it just stays in my car trunk. Fold is stiff the first few times, but gets ‘looser’. The hoods don’t provide much shade and are only OK. Yes, baskets hard to access when kids are reclined. Otherwise, great storage with 2 baskets. Seems more stable than my Quest single. Have not yet traveled with it, but seems like it would be great. So far, has fit through all doorways and since it’s side by side, footprint isn’t that big. Easy to push…but we are usually on paved surfaces. Great for a parent who is often out with the kids on their own and where carrying baby in Ergo is getting too heavy or hot.
I love this stroller. It was perfect for my 22 month old and 6 month old. We took it with us on a family trip and it was very convenient . It’s light enough to fold and carry but not flimsy. Includes rain cover free.
I had a single McClaren stroller about 7 years ago and loved it. Once I found out I was having twins, I knew that this was the stroller I wanted. It is easy to maneuver, light weight (for a double stroller), and durable.
I like how the weight limit is 55 lb per kid and it is easy to open and close, not quite one handed like the single stroller, but that is because the handle bars are separate. I wish the canopies covered the babies a little bit more. I think it was on the techno or the higher end model ones they have that extended visor on the canopy. I wish that was on the triumph. I wish the baskets were a little bit bigger and easier to access, but I knew this from owning one before. You can’t expect much storage from an umbrella, if any at all.
Bought this on a whim because we forgot our stroller while on vacation. Wish we bought it sooner. So easy for traveling. Ordered one day shipping and received it on time. Nothing bad to say about this stroller, we had a single when we lived in England and fell in love with the brand because they are lightweight and sturdy! Thanks!