Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller Review

If you thought that doing your walking and jogging exercise is impossible now that you have two kids to take care of, think again.
With the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller, you not only get to do your fitness routine, you get to enjoy some quality time with your kids. What’s more, thanks to its features, you can do this hassle-free!

Five Features that make you Hassle-Free with the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller

1. Your Option of Either Single or Double Mode

The Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller contains two independent seats which gives you the option to have your two kids in different seating positions. For example, you can have your sleeping newborn lying comfortably while fully reclined on one seat and your toddler free to see all that’s happening around him in an upright position. With the intention of user longevity, you can use it from birth until the age of 5. It can likewise carry a combined weight of 79 pounds.

2. Easy to Operate Seat Performance System

This stroller boasts of a seat performance system that has an easily adjusted, infinite position seat recline that can go anywhere from and between upright and lie flat. Its five point harness which you can quickly adjust, twist and slide offers a range of height positions so you’re sure to have a secure and comfortable fit for your baby. You can also detach the grab bar so that you can easily take your child in and out from the stroller.

3. Compact Frame with Great Wheels to Match for Easy Maneuverability

The compact design of the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller is the same 25-inch width as that of its single model. Combine that with its 10-inch air-filled tires and what do you get? A stroller that you can smoothly navigate even on narrow doors and passageways, tight spaces as well as up and down curbs. If you want to try it out on uneven terrains, it can handle the job too. If you have to stop for a quick break, you can lock the wheels securely with its pedal brake.

4. Lightweight and Easy Fold Design

The Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller has a lightweight aluminum frame as well as a quick fold down to a 43-inch height which you can operate smoothly brought about by its slide- release mechanism, which comes with a secondary lock assembly for additional safety at the foot rest. When storing, the frame locks with a clip and strap on the handle securely.

5. Comfortable Pushing with its Adjustable Handle Bar

Moms and most especially dads are sure to find this feature very beneficial. Its adjustable handle bar allows you to find a comfortable handle setting for pushing the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller. To ensure a secure grip, a safety wrist strap. Such features enable you to enjoy more flexibility even when steering with just one hand if the situation calls for you to pass through busy malls or subway platforms where a crowd of people are sure to be found.

Other Convenient Features:

  • The underseat storage area is huge as it can hold up to 11 pounds of your gear.
  • The canopies are separate for each kid and can be fully adjusted so you can have full coverage from the sun in all directions. Flick-out visors are good in keeping the sun out of your children’s eyes.
  • Because of its wipe-clean 100% polyester fabric covering that’s easy to remove, the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller is easy to maintain.
  • If ever you get thirsty, water is always available because you can put your bottle in its built-in one cup holder.

Customer Scores and Reviews

As of this writing, the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller received 42 reviews all in all from its users with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Per star score, 18 gave it 5 stars, 13 gave it 4 stars, 6 gave it 3 stars, 3 gave it 2 stars and 2 gave it 1 star. Sounds promising huh? Well, here’s what the common likes parents have to say about what makes this stroller tick.

1. Easy to Push and Provides a Smooth Ride

Many moms and dads find it a breeze to push; hence it’s perfect for modern city parents who are always on the go. It provides a smooth ride for kids too because they feel nice and comfortable inside. A mother shared that she can leap up curbs and pass over bumpy off road areas with no hitches.

2. Fits through Narrow Doors

One of the best things parents have to say about the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller is its compact width. As one mom enthusiastically exclaimed, “A double door that fits through every door we’ve met? It’s amazing!” So far, she has passed through curbs, in between clothes racks in malls, at the rodeo, fairgrounds and parks with no problems at all.

3. Wide, Adjustable Handlebars

This stroller has a really wide handlebar that you can raise or lower depending upon your height. Taller people are very much appreciative of this feature because they are comfortable pushing the stroller and they need not hunch over just to be able to push it. Thanks to the large handlebar, you’ll be sure to feel that your steering is very controlled.

4. Folds Up Tight

Another feature parents love about the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller is it conveniently folds up really tight to the point that you need not take anything off it when you’re storing it inside your standard sized car trunk. If you happen to be super short in space however because you also have lots of things inside, you’d be still be appreciative of the fact that you can easily remove its wheels with no tools necessary.

5. Roomy Storage

The storage area is divided in two so you can organize your things properly. Note though that because of this arrangement, a large diaper bag won’t fit in there so go for a smaller size. You can, however, put in your children’s extra clothes, toys, snacks, blankets and other gear. You can throw in some of your stuff as well. One mother shared that the divider design is mostly to take any weight. The storage basket is really huge so without the divider, the bottom would most likely sag.

Cons

The most common downside parents found for the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller is its weight. The frame alone weighs 42 pounds so it’s rather heavy. This might cause an inconvenience for you if you are the type of parent who has to be in and out of one’s car most of the time. Furthermore, if you have no space to leave the stroller out in your storage area, it can be annoying to have to repeatedly fold and unfold it.
The second common complaint parents have concerns the tires that are not of the best quality . A couple shared that when one of their tires fell apart, it opened at the seams and it just can’t be used anymore. Furthermore, purchase of replacement tires isn’t possible directly from Mountain Buggy so you need to find other alternative stores that sell the same tires more or less.

Conclusion

There’s nothing really major that users complained about the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller and as mentioned, the most common drawback users had was its heavy weight but then, they also said this is expected with twin strollers so it’s a negative feedback that they accept.
For its advantages though, that little issue pales in comparison. Just the mere fact that practically all parents are wowed over how it can pass through narrow doorways or passageways is already a major plus but what’s great is the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller has so much more to offer. It may come in a price that’s a little on the high end side but it’s well worth it because it certainly offers much convenience on your part.

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