Here are my latest recommendations for the best lightweight double and twin travel strollers. NOTE: Strollers are listed in order of weight from the lightest up to 28 lbs.
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Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller
It goes the distance, both for travel and for duration of use. Whether you start out using the Twin Triumph with twins both at 6 months, or with an infant and older sibling, it is rated for use up to 110 lbs. total, and through 3 years old (possibly older for many children as it accommodates tall kids well).
The Maclaren Twin Triumph also offers UV-protective viewing hoods that can extend down–way down, plus a rain cover, ergonomic foam-grip handles, carrying handle (not shoulder strap), double storage baskets below, and double storage pockets on the back. Plus, this streamlined model it fits through a standard 30″ doorway. Easy umbrella fold to 44″ x 14.5″ x 13″. Weighs 21.2 lbs. without the sun hoods or basket.
Find it online at: Amazon.com
Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Double Stroller
When your preschooler insists she doesn’t need a stroller anymore, there’s little you can do. She may be right when it comes to those walks around the neighborhood and trips in and out of the mall, but after the first two hours at the zoo, or Sea World–or when you’ve got to make time to catch your connecting flight, you may both be glad to have the Ultralight Caboose.
Compared with other front-and-back tandems, the Joovy Caboose Ultralight’s shorter length and ball-bearing lined wheels make it much easier to maneuver than many out there. And compared with the Joovy models, the Ultralight is actually 4 pounds lighter than the regular Joovy Caboose Graphite and about 9 lbs. lighter than the Big Caboose.
Your front passenger may snooze at leisure with the comforts of a leg rest, 3-position reclining seat, and oversized canopy–which also extends backward over a rear-facing seated passenger. Note: There’s not really enough room for the rear passenger to sit when the front seat is reclined, but he can still ride standing.
The rear seat has a 3-point harness and is recommended for children 2 1/2 years old up to 44″ tall or around 45 lbs. The front seat is suitable from 6 months or from birth if used with the included universal car seat adapter (works with most major car seat brands, list available on Joovy website). Folds to 45.25″ x 21.25″ x 10″ with tray attached. Weighs 23 lbs.
Tip: If your older child will be less than 2.5 years, you might consider adding the optional full-size forward-facing rear seat for use in the early months.
Find it online at: Amazon.com
UPPAbaby G-Link Twin Travel Stroller
A lightweight twin stroller for travel without compromise that can be used for both children from birth on up to 50 lbs. each–with plenty of comfort for both. The seats recline independently and the youngest infants benefit from supportive head cushions and a snap-on mesh boot to help create a cozy space. For bigger babies and young toddlers, leg adjustable leg rests extend for support.
Independent sun canopies also extend down beyond the view here for extra UPF 50 sun protection. For parents, ergonomic foam grip handles and four sets of wheels instead the usual six on twin strollers make for easy steering and maneuverability, while the generously sized 5.75″ wheels make a smoother ride for all. Open, the UPPAbaby G-Link stroller measures 30”W x 29”L x 42”H. It folds to 18”W x 18”L x 41”H (free-standing when folded). Weighs 24.5 lbs. including sun canopies, etc.
Find it online at: Amazon.com
Joovy Twin Groove Ultralight Travel Stroller
Why Shelly recommends it:
It’s a less expensive alternative to the the Maclaren and UppaBaby twin strollers, and offers great features for the price. Plus the updated wheels of the newest model are improved (though if you travel over tough terrain such as cobblestones, the wheels of the Maclarens and UPPAbabys will probably better serve).
The Twin Groove accommodates infants from birth (no car seat required) with an almost-flat recline and adjustable leg rests than can be level with the seat (snap-on boot cover may be included with your model). The seats recline wherever you like in between flat and fully upright, independent of each other.
Its storage is a plus, as the Twin Groove has about the same under-seat basket storage as its twin travel competitors, and has additional zipping pouches–and mesh cup/bottle holders) on the backs of each seat. Peek-a-boo windows in the canopies can be covered with the same UPF 50 fabric when needed.
The Joovy Twin Groove will also fit through standard doorways and checkout, so long as you don’t have the parent cup holder attached (which extends to the side). Use it with children from birth up to 50 lbs. in each seat. Measures 32” L x 30” W x 42.75” H open and folds to 41.75” L x 22” W x 16” H. Weighs 26 lbs. Find it online at: Amazon.com
Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller
Easy maneuvering (even through standard doorways) and a quick, compact fold. The newest City Mini has an even taller handlebar with curve, which makes it easier to ramp up and down curbs and eases long-stride pushing for the taller parent (not intended for actual jogging, however).
The rubber “forever” wheels with front-wheel suspension give you an advantage on rougher surfaces, but without the worry of going flat or need of carrying a pump during travel (great combination for twin travel strollers!). The City Mini double has independently reclining seats and can be used from birth with the additional car seat adapter or Baby Jogger Compact Pram (can use car seat or pram on either or both sides of the stroller). Folds to 29.75″ x 11.25″ x 31″. Weighs 28.6 lbs.
Find it online at: Amazon