Mountain Buggy Duet Key Features
- One of the most narrow side by side double pram
- Air tyres, solid sturdy frame and great suspension.
- Can be converted to a single by swapping one seat for a bag
Things to Consider
- While very narrow, the fold is not as compact as the tour 2 double
- Narrow double stroller means a narrow seat width.
- Not available in my stores and no Australian distributor for local support.
Mountain Buggy Duet Specifications
|Seat Capacity||Newborn to 18kgs|
|Bassinet||Newborn to 9kgs|
Mountain Buggy Duet Capsule Compatibility
- Mountain Buggy Protect
- Maxi Cosi
The Mountain Buggy Duet is one of the narrowest side by side prams. It’s only 63cms wide which means it’s the width of a single pram – however this does mean that the seats are also a little narrow. So it’s going to be suited to more petite toddlers. That said the seats are reasonably tall and the solid metal footrest will keep even the tallest toddlers feet well supported (and well away from the wheels).
However, despite it’s tiny size the Mountain Buggy Duet is still a robust, all terrain double pram with high performance suspension and air tyres. While not many prams these days have air tyres due to convenience the fact remains that air will always be a better performing than a full filled wheel.
That does mean though that the Mountain Buggy Duet is not exactly a lightweight stroller, especially if you’re comparing to something in a similar size bracket.
It weighs 14kgs – which is still lighter than a full sized double pram, but compared to something like the Mountain Buggy Nano or the Baby Jogger city tour 2 Double (both around 10kgs) it is a bit on the hefty side.
Made For One or Two
Not many side by side double prams have the option of only using the one seat, but the Mountain Buggy Nano has the option of removing the seat in place of a “Joey Bag” – which is a shopping bag similar to the feature offered on the much larger Bugaboo Donkey.
So the Mountain Buggy Nano is a great option for twins or siblings of different ages, knowing that when your bigger one outgrows the seat you don’t have to keep pushing around a double pram if you won’t want to.
Mountain Buggy Duet Newborn Options
Both seats on the Mountain Buggy Duet offer a newborn approved recline so are ready to go from birth – so it’s easy to go from birth to toddlerhood for either twins or siblings.
Alternatively the Mountain Buggy Duet can fit a capsule (or two) for convenience getting your newborn(s) in and out of the car. Otherwise you can also purchase bassinets (carry cots). Again, either one or two depending on if you’re using the pram for twins or siblings.
The Mountain Buggy Duet is a pretty unique double pram being both compact and robust, as well as offering a range of useful features you’d expect on full sized double strollers like swiveling handlebar, adjustable calf supports, extra large extendable canopy, included belly bar, big basket and plush fabrics.
Overall it’s a great option if you’re wanting a compact double pram without wanting to compromise too much on the features, feel and quality.
One possible consideration to keep in mind is that Mountain Buggy doesn’t have an Australian based distributor, although it is a New Zealand brand so they’re not too far away for support. But this can be a small challenge for sourcing spare parts.
Not sure if the Mountain Buggy Duet is for you? Check out all our Best Double Pram Guides for more double pram recommendations.