Are you looking for the best double side-by-side stroller? You've come to the right place! The post below may be of interest to analytical readers, and for visuals, we have included a video at the end.
Hi! I’m Christine and today we are looking at 3 different double side-by-side strollers! We have the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double Stroller, Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller and the Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Jogging Stroller.
SIDE-BY-SIDE VS. TANDEM
Before we start looking at the different strollers, I just wanted to note that these are all side-by-side strollers so may be something you’re looking at if you live more of a suburban life. I know that definitely was the case for us - if we were still living in the city we would probably look at a tandem double stroller for the obvious reason that it is more narrow. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s totally out of the question for city dwellers - everyone has different needs and desires - so we’ll look at which one might be the best option for that as well. Living more of a suburban life, I liked the idea of a side-by-side for my kids just so they can sit next to each other, and we don’t have a huge need to be fitting in small spaces.
Prior to introducing the categories that we'll be looking at I did just want to mention the prices of these strollers. They’re all very much in the same price range and because of that will be focusing on a different features in this blog.
When comparing the 3 different strollers, I’ve tried to look at practical, day to day categories that I would find the most useful and helpful as a parent of 2 little sweet and busy babies. So, we’re looking at:
- Storage space
- How easy it is to push and maneuver (turning, up and down hills, does it feel heavy or light, etc.)
- How easy it is to collapse (for storage or transport)
- Buckling kids in (what kind of buckles, how easy it is to adjust, how comfy it is for kids)
- What the nap situation looks like (recline, hood, etc.)
- Overall size
THULE URBAN GLIDE 2 DOUBLE STROLLER
We are going to start with the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double Stroller. Quick intro to this one - we love it! It's a jogging stroller. The hand break can be used with both hands and is easy to operate with smaller hands. It can be used from birth if required.
It has a covered storage space which is helpful, but you cannot fit like a diaper bag. I have to take the contents out and put it in which is not a big deal, but I do sometimes wish there was a little more space - the height for storage is a little short. No zipper near handlebar - it is near the bottom.
It is easy to push and maneuver, feels light and turns well. We live in a neighborhood with a lot of hills, so the hand break is really nice, and I like the safety hand/ wrist strap. Handlebar adjusts so my husband who is tall can use it, and we can also adjust it so that our 2-year-old Willa can help push it.
Ease of Collapsing
Collapsing is super easy! It can be done with one hand.
Urban Glide 2 is easy and safe to buckle. Very simple to adjust as well. I also like that it has a lot of room for each kid, so they look super comfy in it.
The stroller reclines nicely, not totally flat but we don’t mind. The hood doesn’t go all the way down, so we usually use a little blanket on top. I like the mesh panels that allow air flow when it's hot outside and you have a baby napping in there.
It is the widest of the 3 we are comparing today, and it is 2nd largest when collapsed. However, it is the lightest in class at only 25.3 lbs.
Feels super safe - feels like the highest quality. It is comfy for kids, light and easy to maneuver, and it offers a smooth ride. We love the hand brake, but we do wish there was a bit more storage space.
Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller
Next, we have the Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller. One of its great features is that it is ready to use from birth without accessories. It’s also an ideal option for those looking for an eco-friendly stroller. It’s made with recycled water bottles and fishing nets, and is PFAS free - nobody wants PFAS around, especially around babies. Indie Twin is not a jogging stroller.
I like that the opening for the storage space is wider and easier to get into. My diaper bag actually fits! There isn't a cover, but it isn't a big deal for us. It comes with a zipper near handlebar.
Indie Twin stroller is easy to push, and super smooth. It doesn't does not have a hand break, but it does have the safety strap for your wrist. This stroller has all-wheel suspension which technically makes it easier to push.
Ease of Collapsing
Bumbleride's stroller is easy to collapse in just a few steps. Also, it is a bit heavier than Thule.
The shoulder strap and the waist strap come apart; some people may like this feature but for us it’s a little finicky. I'm sure with time you’d get used to it. The space for kids is a bit narrower but still okay for now. I could see it potentially not being as comfy as they get older/ bigger.
Maybe the best nap situation out of all 3! It reclines all the way back and the footrests are adjustable too. Hood goes very far down which is great.
It has the smallest frame overall, which makes it the smallest of the 3. That might result in it being the most city-friendly stroller in the group. It is also the smallest when collapsed and has the most compact fold. It weights at 36 lbs.
It is a great stroller. It's nice to push, most narrow of the strollers in this comparison, also a great nap stroller. On top of everything it is super eco-conscious. Indie Twin came with little bumper bars which others did not.
Bob Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Jogging Stroller
The last stroller we'll be comparing today is the Bob Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Jogging Stroller. It can be used from birth with certain car seats. It has lot of room and pockets for storage!
It is not as big of an opening as Bumbleride, so it's more similar to Thule which is fine. It has zipper near handlebar like Bumbleride.
It is really easy to push and maneuver, so no complaints on this. It doesn't have hand brake, but it does have a safety wrist strap.
Ease of Collapsing
Collapsing is a 2-step process so it's pretty easy. The stroller is not as heavy as Bumbleride but also it is not as light as Thule. Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Is technically the biggest when folded but it is very similar to Thule.
The buckles for us were a bit tricky to use but probably I would get used to it with time. Bob's stroller has the narrowest area for kids, so Thule seems widest which makes sense. It offers the fully upright seating option which Bumbleride has too, but Thule does not.
The seat reclines nicely, not all the way back but it is enough for us. However, the hood goes really far which is really convenient for napping on the go.
The Bob stroller is biggest when folded and 2nd most narrow. It weights 33.1 lbs.
This stroller option seems like an in between of Thule and Bumbleride. So, you might opt for it if you’re looking for certain features from both! It offers better nap situation than Thule but not Bumbleride, upright seating like Bumbleride, similar size to Thule, etc. Depending on what you are looking for the Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Jogging stroller might be the one for you!
All right, so that's the comparison of 3 double side-by-side strollers. I’ve tried to think of all the things that I was looking for when I was searching for a side-by-side stroller, so I hope you found it helpful!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christine is a mother of two with a Master’s in Early Years Education. She has always been passionate about teaching and working with the tiniest humans. Her goal is to provide her family with healthy and sustainable choices at all times, and to share those tips with you!