So many mamas swear by their Mountain Buggies and I’m so excited to report that the 2010 Mountain Buggy double stroller, the Mountain Buggy Duo ($679) is amazing! I had previously tested the 2008 version of the Mountain Buggy Double Stroller and loved it — but this is even better!
There’s an adjustable handle, a large storage basket with a zippered compartment on the outside, and fabric bottle holders. The Duo can be used with newborns – there’s a full recline. Or it will take either one or two infant carrycots or one car seat at a time — use either the Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat Adapter ($39.99) or a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat Adapter ($39.99). You can use the front wheels in swivel mode or lock them for more stability on uneven terrain.
Change† for the 2010 version include: Separate canopies for each child (that have UV mesh inserts that can be pulled down for even more sun protection), the stroller is now one inch narrower, and a bumper bar is standard. Since the stroller seats have a slight recline, even when the seat is all the way up, the bumper bar is great for kids to be able to hold onto.
The suspension and push is amazing. You can easily glide over cracks in the sidewalk or bumpy terrain.. It really is a one handed push, no matter how many pounds of heavy children you’re hauling and what terrain you are going over. The stroller will hold up to 110 pounds of weight. I recommend using the safety wrist strap when you are holding onto the handle (the DUO is a lot of stroller and you’ll want to keep a handle on it). The fold has 2 steps and is super-quick. To lock the stroller closed, take the locking strap (located under the cross brace bar). Wrap the strap around the axle and then clip the fasteners together to secure the stroller. You can store the stroller standing up (a huge plus).
Mountain Buggy shaved 1/2 of an inch off each side of the stroller, making it one inch narrower. It is a BIG improvement for getting in and out of doorways and elevators (no more scraping the sides of the stroller). The seats are still just as roomy so taller kids will like the seat-to-canopy height.
It’s heavy at 36 lbs and will take up most of your trunk (because it’s wide, even though the fold is slim).
The Duo is fantastic. You will not find a better one-handed push anywhere.† It will handle any kind of terrain, it won’t tip over and will hold a lot of kid items!
Thank to you phil and teds for providing a sample Mountain Buggy Duo for testing purposes.