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Best Double Prams 2018

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Best Double Prams 2018 Australia

Here we go. Another year, another round up the Best Double Prams for 2018 in Australia. So this year you’ll notice most of the prams listed convert from a single to a double – or from a double to a single, depending on how you look at it. This hybrid “future proof” style of pram has continued to be incredibly popular and more and more brands are getting on board with this style of pram. I’ve also included a couple of dedicated double prams in the list as well.

So let’s do this thing!

NOTE – Prices accurate at the time of publishing. I cannot guarantee these prices.

Uppababy Vista 2018 –  $1,549

best double prams 2018 uppababy vista

I recently reviewed the Uppababy Vista in detail and it functions beautifully as either a single or double pram. Which I think is something a lot of parents are looking for. They want a pram that will work great as a single pram for right now, but has the option for being a fully function double pram later on.

So the great thing with the Uppababy Vista is you buy it with the bassinet and the upright toddler seat included in the box. All you need to add to it to make it a double is the top and bottom adaptors. I wish these adapters were just included as a package – and given the price point, if I was buying the Uppababy Vista for a newborn and toddler I’d personally try to negotiate getting them thrown in for free. (I mean, if you ask the worst the baby store can say is no, right?)

Some of the other great features of the Uppababy Vista is it’s huge basket, extendable hoods, telescopic handlebar that adjusts for a broad range of heights, one handed recline on the seats, easy to fold – though it’s quite bulky – and it handles suburban offroading with ease.

Pram Weight – 15.95 Kg (Frame + toddler seat + bassinet)
Weight Capacity – Toddler seat 23kg , Bassinet 9kgs
Dimensions Folded –
Suitable from birth – Yes, with bassinet included.
Reversible seat – Yes, though limited configurations 
Fold with seat attached – Yes
Optional Single mode – Yes
Travel system compatible – Yes

Baby Monsters Easy Twin – $485

best double prams 2018 baby monsters easy twin

I haven’t reviewed the Baby Monsters Easy Twin – though I’ve had a good play with them in store – however I have reviewed the Baby Monsters Fresh 2.0 which you can read here to get a little bit more familiar with this fairly unknown brand. So the Baby Monsters Easy Twin comes in at a fairly low price point for a full sized double pram. It’s suitable for twins or siblings from newborn to 17kgs. I love the bright colour range for the neoprene hoods. It is fairly easy to fold – though full confession the reason I haven’t reviewed it at home is because it’s too big to fit into the boot of my Kia Rio (small car). So I’ve just had to play with it in store. That said the fold is simple and straightforward. Just be aware you’re going to need a mid-sized car or larger.

If you’re looking at the Baby Monsters Easy Twin for siblings you have the option of swapping out one of the seats for a handy shopping basket when your older child outgrows the pram. So I think that’s a very cool feature, especially at this price point.

Pram Weight – 13.9 Kgs
Weight Capacity – 17kgs per seat
Dimensions – W65cm x H89-108cm x L87cm
Suitable from birth – Yes
Reversible seat –No
Fold with seat attached – Yes
Optional Single mode – Yes
Travel system compatible – Yes

Mountain Buggy Nano Duo – $599

best double prams 2018 mountain buggy nano duo

I featured the Mountain Buggy Nano in my Best Travel Prams 2016 and since then they’ve brought out this great double version. The Mountain Buggy Nano Duo is very compact, lightweight and easy to fold – for a double pram. Though doubling up on seats means it is not going to fit into the overhead compartment on a plane like it’s single version. That said it would still make a great travel pram for twins or two small children if you’re okay with having to check it in as oversized luggage.

The seats do not lay back completely flat for newborns, so if you’re wanting the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo for infants under 6 months you’ll need to get a Mountain Buggy Cocoon (or two) which are sold separately. Otherwise the weight limit is a pretty lightweight 15kgs per seat. So you may only get a couple of years out of this pram.

Pram Weight – 9kgs
Weight Capacity – 15kgs per seat
Folded dimensions – 51.5cm (H) x 73cm (W) x 28cm (L)
Unfolded dimensions – 84cm (L) x 73cm (W)
Suitable from birth – Yes, with cocoon sold separately.
Reversible seat –No
Fold with seat attached – Yes
Optional Single mode – No
Travel system compatible – Yes

Britax Flexx $1048 ($749 for the Britax Flexx + $299 for the Tandem Pack)

best double prams 2018 britax flexx

It almost seems a little superfluous that Britax brings out another pram in almost the exact same style as the Strider Compact (which feature in Best Double Prams 2017) and the Britax B-Ready that they also manufacture. But I guess it’s just something they do well. The Britax Flexx is a single pram that can convert to a very functional in-line double pram. The Britax Flexx is lighter than the Strider Compact. It also has an interesting, unique style, that I suspect will be either a love or hate for people. I will say though the basket is a lot smaller on the Flexx than the Strider, so that is something to consider if you’re wanting to haul a lot of stuff.

I think the main reason I’d choose a Flexx over the Strider Compact is because it has a smaller footprint as a single pram. So it’s a great option if you’re not sure if you’ll use it as a double, or if you’re only using it as a double for a short time and then going back to a single when your older child outgrows the pram. Though given that’s one of the biggest selling features I wouldn’t put it at the top of my list for twins. That said it is possible to fit newborn twins into the Britax Flexx.

Pram Weight – 16.5kgs
Weight Capacity – 20kgs main seat, 18kgs second seat
Dimensions –H 87-111cm x W 60cm x L 97cm
Dimensions Folded H 30cm x W 60cm x L 82cm
Suitable from birth – Yes
Reversible seat – Yes (Front seat only)
Fold with seat attached – Yes (Front seat only)
Optional Single Mode – Yes
Travel system compatible – Yes

Baby Jogger City Select Lux $1,368 (City Select Lux $999 + Second seat $369)

best double prams 2018 baby jogger city select lux

I’ve said it in every one of my previous pram lists, but I love Baby Jogger. The Baby Jogger City Select Lux is an upgraded version of the earlier City Select – however they will be selling both products side by side, with the Lux at a higher price point, because as it’s name suggests, it’s a more luxurious option. The main upgrades with the Lux is it’s 30% more compact when folded than the City Select, even when folded with both seats attached. And the second seat can be replaced with a small “bench seat” for a toddler, which is really neat.

Otherwise the Baby Jogger City Select Lux offers great versatility with seating, it can function single pram – though a little bit on the long side for a true single pram. My personal experience with using the Baby Jogger City Select is that steering when fully loaded as a double can be a little awkward, but glides like a dream across most suburban terrain, even with two toddlers. So it’s a great walking pram. It just can be a little awkward in tight spaces that requires sharp maneuverability.

Pram Weight – 16.5kgs
Weight Capacity – 20kgs main seat, 18kgs second seat
Dimensions –H 87-111cm x W 60cm x L 97cm
Dimensions Folded H 30cm x W 60cm x L 82cm
Suitable from birth – Yes
Reversible seat – Yes (Front seat only)
Fold with seat attached – Yes (Front seat only)
Optional Single Mode – Yes
Travel system compatible – Yes

Bugaboo Donkey2 Duo 2018 – $2,249.00

best double prams 2018 bugaboo donkey2

The Bugaboo Donkey has been out for several years now, and featured on my Best Double Prams 2015 list. And there’s been some recent upgrades with the new Bugaboo Donkey2 for 2018. The main updates are a more solid frame, non-deflatable tyres, double the weight capacity on the side carry basket, more customisable colour and style options (similar to the Bugaboo Fox I reviewed recently.)

One of the main things I love about the Bugaboo Donkey2 Duo is the ability to have either child forward or parent facing. Which is a rare feature on a side by side double pram. It can be configured with two bassinets, two upright seats, or one of each. And when you purchase a complete Bugaboo Donkey2 Duo you get everything you need to make all of the above configurations happen.

The Bugaboo Donkey2 has the flexibility to function as a single pram with a side basket instead of a seat.Though it is primarily intended as a double.

Pram Weight –15.3kg
Weight Capacity – 17kgs per seat
Dimensions Folded – 52H x 60W x 93L cm
Suitable from birth – Yes, with carrycots included.
Reversible seat – Yes
Fold with seat attached – Yes
Optional Single Mode – Yes
Travel system compatible – Yes

If you still haven’t found your perfect pram, be sure to check out the rest of our pram reviews. Alternatively feel free to get in touch – comment below – and I would love to help connect you with the best pram for your family.

 

 

 

About Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central Australia. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner.She has a background in early childhood education, but right now is content to be a stay at home mum.She is passionate about birthing rights, breastfeeding and mental health. She enjoys crafting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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