All terrain strollers, also known as sport strollers or fitness strollers, are ideal for parents who are not necessarily into jogging, but prefer to take long walks or hikes off-road or on pavement. However, many models are perfectly suited for jogging as well. All terrain double strollers have three or four wheels that swivel in front, with the option to lock straight for better stability over different types of surfaces, especially when jogging.
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Most all terrain double baby strollers can accommodate an infant car seat with the addition of an adapter accessory, and some higher-end brands offer a bassinet option. However, jogging is not recommended with any all terrain stroller when it is being used as a travel system. Many of these strollers will only accommodate one infant car seat, not two, so an all terrain is not the best idea for twins until they grow bigger.
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If you prefer larger wheels and a fixed front wheel for jogging and running, please see the double jogging strollers page for informative research and best models from that category.
Find out more about models from top-of-the-line brands like Thule or BOB to the budget-friendly Baby Trend.
Best All Terrain Double Strollers
Based on consumer reviews, professional guides, blog reviewers as well as personal experience, these are the best double all terrain products this year.
Higher-End All Terrain Double Stroller Brands
These all terrain double strollers are like high-tech mountain bikes; they are precision machines that safely take your baby over all types of terrain with ease and comfort. Higher-end brands are generally over $500 and are the most popular in this category. Check them out!
Thule Urban Glide 2.0 Double
- An all-terrain double stroller perfect for jogging or strolling through town
- Swivel front wheel locks into place for jogging
- Large 16" rear wheels plus suspension for an ultra smooth ride
Things we like:
- Easy to maneuver, thanks to the swivel front wheel that locks into place for jogging, and to the 16″ rear wheels
- Integrated twist hand brake provides speed control on hilly terrain
- Multi-position canopy with side-ventilation windows ensures your child is comfortable
Things we don’t like:
- Bumper bars cannot be attached to both seats
- Seats aren’t deep enough for toddler-age kids and don’t have enough incline for comfy upright seating
The Thule Urban Glide 2 Double stroller is an “all-around sports stroller.” This awesome three-wheeler seamlessly takes you from your jogging route from the beach to park trails with 16″ rear tires with rear suspension to smooth the ride. A newly added twisting handbrake provides better control when going down hills.
Included car seat adapters fit either Maxi Cosi or Nuna car seats on one side and your older child on the other side. The total weight capacity of the Urban Glide 2 Double is 100 pounds and the stroller itself is 34.2 pounds.
Shield your children from any angle of the sun with “follow the sun” UPF 50+ canopies with large flip-out visors. Seats are equipped with padded 5-point safety harnesses and your kids have plenty of head space with tall seat backs.
Mom and Dad, you get a comfortable, height adjustable ergonomic handlebar and a zippered, covered storage basket so your things are hidden from view, or won’t bounce out during your jog. There are also big storage pockets behind the seats. The Urban Glide 2 Double sports a simple, stand-alone fold and quick-release wheels so you can pack it in your trunk for outings.
Reviews for the older version of this all-terrain double stroller were at fairly high ratings for its easy fold and performance, abundant storage and the sun canopy. It is likely these high ratings will continue for the newer version as well. Take a look at this demo:
On the downside, several reviews we’ve read point out that the seats on the Urban Glide 2 Double aren’t deep enough to comfortably accommodate a taller or larger toddler (although younger ones won’t have a problem).
Also, if you have a look at the design, you’ll notice that the stroller has a naturally low recline—which isn’t a problem with younger babies, but something you might struggle with if you’re seating toddlers who want a better view of the world.
Bumbleride Indie Twin
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Things we like:
- Infant- and travel-system ready—one of only a few double strollers that can accommodate two car seats at the same time
- 1-step geared hinge allows easier opening and closing
- All-wheel suspension + all air-filled tires handles bumps and rough patches with ease
- 360 degrees swiveling front wheel with in-line lock option allows for seamless shifting from walking to jogging
- Contains plenty of storage options for all your carry-ons
Things we don’t like:
- Price-wise, it’s quite a huge investment at more than $800
- At 45.9 pounds, calling it “lightweight” is a bit of a stretch, especially if you’re getting it in and out of your car
One of the most popular all-terrain double strollers, the function, quality and colors of the Bumbleride Indie Twin are hard to beat. First off, this is a fantastic stroller for twins because it accommodates two infant car seats or carrycots.
If your two children are different ages, everything on this stroller can be customized to fit your child’s needs.
Adjustable big sun canopies, easy-fit padded safety harnesses, leg rests and multi-position reclining seats give each child optimum comfort.
The Indie Twin is rather narrow for a side-by-side stroller. At only 30-inches across, access through doorways and aisles are a breeze. Parents, you get many cushy features, too. Adjustable-height handlebar a generous storage basket, and 12″ inflatable tires give a smooth ride and effortless push.
If you’re a pack rat, you’ll love all the storage options the Indie Twin offers. The canopy has two small zip-up back pockets that can keep your keys, mobile phone, and pacifiers.
The back of each seat has large pockets that can hold diapers, wipes, magazines. And of course, there’s the large storage basket underneath the seats that can carry your diaper or shopping bags.
But wait—there’s more—at the side of the seats are pockets that can hold sippy cups and snacks for your little passengers.
If that isn’t enough for you, you can also purchase the add-on Parent Pack. Aside from holding your coffee cups, it also has a secure magnetic pouch for safekeeping your phone, keys, and wallet.
Reviewers rave about the Bumbleride Indie Twin for how well it goes over different terrain, from beach sand and grass to rough trails. They love all the color schemes to choose from, (6 for the latest year!) and are constantly getting compliments.
See this demo video for more information:
With all the good things we’ve written about the Indie Twin, to be fair, we thought we should let you in on some of its drawbacks too. For one, it’s one of the heavier double strollers we’ve reviewed at 45.9 pounds. You’ll barely feel this when pushing the stroller around, though—only when you’re loading it into your trunk.
Other than that, the price tag might be our next biggest gripe; but for its excellent performance and premium features, we think it’s well worth the price.
BOB Revolution Flex Duallie
- Fit: Birth to 50 pounds each seat; 0 to 8 weeks with the use of an Infant Car Seat Adapter and compatible Infant Car Seat; child height 44 inches; Dimensions 30.5W x 43H x 48D inches
- Smooth; speedy stability: Locking swivel front wheel; air filled tires; and mountain bike style suspension system
- Adjustable and Safe: 9 position adjustable handlebar with wrist strap; no rethread 5 point harness; independent near flat recline; ventilated seats; and extra large UPF 50 pluscanopies
Things we like:
- Locking swivel-front wheel gives stability when jogging and going over rough terrain
- Air-filled tires and mountain bike-style suspension system offers an ultra-smooth ride, while the adjustable handlebar creates a perfect fit for parents of all heights
- No-rethread harness, one-hand near-flat recline, and 2-step fold allows for easy adjustments
- Ventilated, padded seat and extra-large UPF 50+ canopy ensures a cool, comfortable journey
Things we don’t like:
- The canopy, while offering UPF 50+ sun protection and a fully extended option, feels a little flimsy to put on and retract.
This is the most popular of the BOB Duallie strollers with the front swivel wheel that allows for maximum maneuverability. The Revolution Flex can be taken on a variety of terrain from muddy bumpy trails to sandy beaches and it handles with ease.
The Revolution Flex Duallie has all the fabulous features of the single, like the amazing sun canopies and roomy seats with plenty of support and the adjustable handle that gives you just the right height for your exercise.
Surprisingly, this all-terrain double stroller isn’t all that bulky. It weighs only 32 pounds, where most comparable brands are more. An adjustable suspension system makes a smooth ride for your two small passengers.
Overall reviews for the Revolution Flex Duallie are overwhelmingly positive for the superb quality. Parents recommend the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie and give this all terrain double stroller very high ratings across the board for improved seating for the kids, superior maneuverability and exceptionally smooth ride.
As for the cons, some owners griped that the canopy on the 2016 Duallie feels cheap and wonky, which isn’t really a deal-breaker.
Read our full review of the Bob Revolution Flex Duallie for more information!
Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double
- Patented quick fold technology allows you to fold your double jogging stroller in one step
- 16 inches rear and 12 inches front air filled tires with front wheel lock mounted on the handlebar for easy conversions between jogger and stroller mode
- All wheel suspension system soaks up road bumps and hand operated rear drum brakes give better control on hilly or uneven terrain
Things we like:
- Patented quick fold technology allows you to fold your double jogging stroller in one step
- 16″ rear and 12″ front air-filled tires with front wheel lock mounted on the handlebar make for easy conversions between jogger and stroller mode
- All-wheel suspension system soaks up road bumps and hand-operated rear drum brakes give better control on hilly or uneven terrain
Things we don’t:
- It isn’t travel system ready—that is, you can’t use it with an infant car seat
The Summit X3 double has an attractive design with a rounded footwell and looks sleek and sporty. This all-terrain/jogging stroller has all-wheel suspension with 16″ rear tires for a smooth ride and superb maneuverability.
Parents love such features as the swivel front wheel that locks into place for jogging stability, the tether strap and hand brake for safety.
This particular stroller has been compared with the BOB Revolution Duallie. (see above) Both the Summit X3 and the Revolution Duallie have 100 pound weight limits and 16″ rear/12″ front wheel sizes. The Summit X3 weighs more, though, at 36 pounds, while the BOB weighs only 34. The Summit X3 has a brake lever on the side of the frame while the BOB uses a flip-down horizontal brake bar in the back to stop.
Parents who prefer the Summit X3 over the BOB Revolution Duallie say that the BOB has less back support in the seats and that the most upright position is still a bit too reclined. One mom says that the Summit X3 fabric is better and smoother against her daughter’s skin. Another reviewer mentions that the Summit X3 has a bar between the two seats that keep it from sagging in the middle, which she noticed was happening with the Duallie owners around her town.
Parents write positive reviews about the large sun canopy and the superb maneuverability on all types of terrain. The easy fold and comfort for bigger kids are the current raves. The only real downfall I’ve seen in reviews is that this stroller does not include a car seat adapter.
Budget-Friendly Double All-Terrain Strollers
OK, there is only one – ONE! – double all-terrain stroller that fits the bill here, and fortunately it has been around for years and gets consistently good marks.
Baby Trend Expedition Double
- Quick release wheels for storage and travel
- Lockable front swivel wheel
- Ratcheting shade canopy with peek-a-boo window
Things we like:
- Designed for children from 6 months-50 lbs (each child) and no more than 42″ Tall
- Multi-position seat recline with 5-point safety harness
- 16″ rear and 12″ front all-terrain, rubber pneumatic bicycle tires
Things we don’t like:
- It’s a tad wide at 32″ across, which means you’ll have some trouble getting it through narrow doorways
- No support bar in the middle—when occupied, seats have a tendency to lean in toward each other
The Baby Trend Expedition double jogging stroller is a popular choice for parents with two children who want to get outdoors and have access to various terrain, yet provide a smooth ride for their children. The Expedition double stroller has far higher ratings than its single counterpart with impressive reviews.
Parents like features such as the multi-position reclining seats and mesh pockets inside the seats for kids to keep their snacks and toys. The large sun canopy gives adequate protection and the large storage basket beneath the seats is big enough to take what you need.
Reviews make positive comments that the 16-inch pneumatic bicycle tires in back and 12-inch swivel tire in front enable parents to smoothly take the Expedition over any type of terrain.
If you have twins and wish to use car seats, you might consider the Baby Trend Double Navigator which has 4 wheels for added stability for use as a travel system.
As for the cons, it’s worth noting that a handful of the negative reviews online mention that the Expedition doesn’t offer enough seat support. That said, it has a tendency to sag in the middle, which might be a problem if you’re loading heavier kids in it.
Read our full review of the Baby Trend Expedition before you make your final decision!
The Double Stroller Debate: Side-by-side or in-line/tandem?
If you have two kids that are well within stroller age (three and under), you’ll find that both side-by-side and tandem strollers are a great option for taking them along with you—whether on everyday errands, walks in the park, or even going on vacation. So which one is better?
The short answer is, it depends on you and your needs. If you have twins or kids that are no more than a year apart, a side-by-side stroller is a better option as both seats offer the same features. With a tandem stroller, some features are limited only to one seat (for example, one seat fully reclines while the other offers only upright seating).
If you’re used to pushing a single stroller, a side-by-side stroller can feel like you’re taking the proverbial bull through a china shop. It is going to be wider than single and tandem strollers for sure. The usual challenge with side-by-side strollers is taking them through narrow spaces, like supermarket aisles and house doorways. But if you’re more of the outdoorsy type (or if you’re planning to use your stroller mainly for taking your kids out in the open), then side-by-side strollers would be a great choice.
Of course, there are other options besides these two if you have two kids (or are planning to have another one in the next one to three years). See our post on double baby stroller types for a more in-depth discussion.
Is it worth paying more for an all-terrain double stroller?
Not all double strollers are all-terrain. “All-terrain” simply means that your stroller is equipped with a suspension system and larger, usually air-filled tires, which allow you to push it across uneven surfaces without it bouncing your passengers around.
Versatility-wise, all-terrain strollers are better since they allow you to transition easily between smooth and hard surfaces. (They’re called the SUV of double strollers, after all.) That said, all-terrain double strollers are a good investment if you’re going to be out and about a lot, as you can take your little ones from the mall to the neighborhood park to the beach.
The downside? Expect to fork $50 to $100 more for an all-terrain ride for your little ones. According to this write-up on all-terrain strollers by Consumer Reports, all-terrain strollers range in price from $135 to $500—and this was written almost a decade ago. Factoring in inflation, prices for entry-level or lower-end all-terrain double strollers range anywhere from $160 to $300. Premium double strollers can fetch anywhere from $800 to $1,000. Of course, there are also mid-range options.
Another downside to all-terrain double strollers: their weight. All-terrain double strollers have more parts “under the hood” than their regular counterparts (just look at those enormous wheels), which account for those extra pounds. However, there are currently plenty of lightweight all-terrains in the market; still, don’t expect them to be as portable as regular side-by-side or traditional lightweight strollers.
What features should I look for in a good all-terrain double stroller brand?
The following are things to look for when you’re scouting for an all-terrain double stroller:
Ease of Use
Can you fold and unfold it without breaking a sweat (or your back)? Sometimes it’s a good idea to look at video reviews that show you how deftly a stroller can be folded and stowed away.
Another consideration is how easy their features are to use, like adjusting the safety harness and the backrests. Having to spend more than one minute adjusting the recline configuration on each seat can seem like an eternity if you’re dealing with a screaming infant (or two).
Of course, the primary reason you’re going with an all-terrain double stroller is the smooth ride you’re expecting it to give you across all sorts of surfaces. A good all-terrain double stroller should be versatile enough to handle different kinds of terrain (both level and off-road) with relative ease for the parent and comfort for the passengers.
Pro Tip: A good test of a stroller’s maneuverability is if you can easily push and make turns with it using just one hand.
Safety and comfort
We cannot stress this enough, especially with all-terrain double strollers. Your children’s safety and comfort (as well as yours) while using the stroller should be a primary consideration when selecting a stroller.
Here are some important questions to ask:
- How secure will my children be in their seats? Does the stroller come with the standard five-point harness?
- Are the wheels (especially at the front) secure? Do they wobble at high speeds?
- Are the brakes industry standard? Are they one-touch and/or easy to access?
- How stable is the stroller? Is it in danger of tipping over if left to stand on its own with children inside?
One of the very first things you’ll come to realize as soon as you’ve bought a double stroller is how much space it takes up—whether you’re pushing it around or it’s sitting in your trunk or in your closet at home. That said, it’s a good idea to check the dimensions of your car trunk, to see if your stroller can fit inside.
Other criteria you want to look at when deciding on a stroller are car-seat compatibility (especially if you’re dealing with babies 6 months and younger), storage space, and weight.
Best All-Terrain Double Stroller Brands
Not all double strollers are born (or made) equal, especially with all-terrains. It’s basically a given that you’re going to shell out a significant amount of money when buying one, so we’ll give you a brief profile of the brands we mentioned, as well as other leading all-terrain double stroller makers.
Thule is owned by Thule Group, an international outdoor products brand with headquarters in Sweden. It was established in 1942, and is more known for its roof racks, bike racks, and carriers.
Thule entered the stroller market in 2014 with the release of the Thule Glide and Thule Urban Glide sport strollers. Aside from those two, Thule also offers the city stroller Sleek, as well as the multisport stroller Chariot.
Bumbleride is an eco-friendly stroller brand started by husband and wife Matt and Emily Reichardt from their San Diego home in 2004.
What makes Bumbleride unique is their commitment to “mindful manufacturing”—that is, the materials that make up their products are “carefully chosen for durability, safety and function, but also for their environmental impact.” For instance, their stroller fabrics are made of 100% recycled polyester from post-consumer water bottles.
Bumbleride currently offers three stroller models: the Indie, Indie Twin, and Speed.
BOB started in San Luis Obispo in 1994 as a small venture between Roger Malinowski, “a bicycle industry maven,” and Philip Novotny, an airline mechanic. Their first product was a bike trailer called the YAK. Soon after, they moved to designing and manufacturing jogging strollers. They introduced the Duallie in 2001, and the Revolution in 2005, which featured a swiveling front wheel.
In 2011, BOB Gear was acquired by premium car seat and stroller manufacturer Britax.
The first Baby Jogger stroller was manufactured in Richmond, Virginia in 1984, in answer to the question, “How does one keep jogging with a stroller?” Since then, this company has released five stroller series: the City Mini, City Select, City Tour TM, SummitTM X3, and the City PremierTM. It also offers two car seat models, the City Go and the City View.
Baby Jogger was later acquired by Newell Rubbermaid (later Newell Brands) in 2014. (Newell also owns Graco and Aprica.)
Mountain Buggy is a New Zealand stroller brand founded in 1992 by a father who wanted an all-terrain stroller that he could take his baby on mountain trails with. This brand’s claim to fame is being the first to develop the all-terrain platform stroller. With this, its strong points include durability, maneuverability, and safety.
Baby Trend has been in the juvenile products manufacturing business for 30 years. It offers a wide variety of stroller types, ranging from full-size, joggers, lightweight, sit-and-stand, travel systems, umbrella strollers, as well as stroller frames that converts your car seat into a stroller.
It currently has two all-terrain double stroller series, the Expedition and Navigator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How heavy are all-terrain double strollers?
A: All-terrain double strollers can weigh anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds. We know—they’re heavy. But what all-terrain dual strollers lack in portability, they more than make up for in terms of maneuverability.
Q: Can I load two car seats in an all-terrain stroller?
A: Not all all-terrain double strollers can accommodate two car seats. But majority offer a full-recline seat configuration to keep your newborns lying snug in their seats.
However, should you need a travel-system ready double stroller, you can look at Mountain Buggy Duet (which we wrote about here) or the Baby Jogger Select Double.
Q: Are all-terrain strollers the same as jogging strollers?
A: This is a popular misconception. The short answer is no: all-terrain strollers are different from jogging strollers, though they share similar features.
Jogging strollers feature non-swivel wheels in front as well as a hand brake, which come in handy if you’re doing rounds on the track with your kids. Like all-terrains, jogging strollers have larger wheels that make for an easier push as well as a smooth ride. (See here for our top picks for double jogging strollers.)
An important note: not all all-terrain strollers are suited for jogging. This is usually explicitly stated in the manufacturer’s instructions. If in doubt, call the stroller’s manufacturer.
We hope we’ve covered everything you might want to know before buying a double stroller. Strollers are an investment (more so all-terrain double strollers), after all, so it pays to be an informed buyer.
But don’t just take our word for it: after you’ve come up with your short list of double strollers, give each one a test drive—or a test push, to be more accurate—and see which one is perfect for you and your kids.