Fantastic buy for parents of two small children who need to use public transport and prefer side by side.
Eleanor Weir, Made for Mums
28 January 2014
Summary: Overall I am very pleased that we decided (after much research and deliberation) on this buggy for our baby and toddler. We did not like the idea of the double decker styles and although some tandems offered more flexible seating options many reviews gave me the opinion that they can become quite difficult to push and manouvre, especially as the children grow. For us the big factor in deciding on the Duet was it's USP; it is the narrowest side by side twin buggy.
Pros: The width of this side by side is the biggest pro for me but there are others too: It is easy to push, can even push it one handed along the flat; the seats fully recline; the hoods have windows so you can see both children, but there are flaps if you want to cover these up; the raincover fits very well(though we had to buy this separately at extra expense); the seats have plenty of room in them for a 2.8 month boy snd even our six year old can squeeze in fairly easil...
Cons: Although this is a very positive review overall I have to say our Duet is currently out of use due to a dodgy front wheel and tyre. The tyre split and the wheel was falling off, also the brake started playing up, possibly as a result of the wheel issue. It is still under warranty so we will see how we get on with getting it sorted! As our baby was already two months when we bought the Duet we didn't buy the carrycot as is extra; I regret this as the seat, although ok ...
Summary: Havent started using this pushchair yet as second baby is not due for another few weeks, but I just wanted to write a review for others looking to purchase it.<br /> I have put it all together tonight to check its fits in my boot. (This is what I wanted to know when I was looking at reviews for it) I have an old W reg ford fiesta.It fits in with one wheel off and the top board for the boot taken off.
Summary: Solid buggy that has great design and features. The big difference between this double and top of the line $1000+ doubles is brake design and no dual seat arrangement. That's about it. I also like my rear tire to be larger for curbs but I can understand with a 4 wheel design you may not be able to do that. Good buy but just check it over as our first one had a mis-sown canopy but hay needle was quick to fix.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Steer, Lightweight, Sturdy
Summary: I was worried about changing to a side-by-side buggy for my 1 year old twins because it wouldn't fit through doors, but I have not had any issues and I live in a flat and have to take a lift and go through 4 doors to get out. <br /><br />The only down side would be the size when collapsed (check it will fit in your car's boot) but because there are no parts to remove it's real quick to collapse/un-collapse, and since this the only negative i've encountered i think it is...
Summary: I love this pushchair, a side by side that fits through not only my front door but my internal doors too. When I first saw it I was suprised as it looks wide but it really does go through small gaps. I have used it for my twins both in the shops (the basket is a good size) and off the beaten track to walk my dog (the twins were very comfortable).<br /><br />The pushchair is very practical and very easy to manoever. It was very simple to assemble when it arrived.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use
Summary: This is an expensive buggy... but it is very well made, comfortable and spacious. I needed something to fit through our back door and round the small shops in town. This fits that bill perfectly. Both kids (2yo and a baby) have loads of room. The seat width has not been comprimised in designing a narrow double. <br /><br />It is very heavy. Very, very heavy! Not to push - its lovely to push, even when lopsidely loaded. It is also huge when folded.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Good Value, Quality Construction
Summary: After much research into double buggies, I decided Mountain Buggy was the best for my family. I'm not a fan of tandems so had narrowed it down to side-by-side to start. The width of this buggy is excellent. I live in a small flat and it easily fits through the doors. I haven't found a door it hasn't fit through. My kids are 3 and 1 and both fit comfortably in the seats. The folding mechanism is a bit fiddly and it's annoying that it does not stand when folded.
" Slim and light, great for hills and rough surfaces.…"
11 January 2014
Excerpt: I use this buggy with my 2yo and newborn. It gets a lot of use in a hilly town, full of potholes, as well as across muddy fields and on buses. It really suits the mixed terrain of our area, I never feel like I am really having to work hard to push it along. and the slim side by side style fits in and out of shop doorways easily. The carrycot and seats are changed around easily.
Summary: This is my 2nd double in 2 months having first had a tandem and realising it didn't suit my lifestyle. This ticks nearly all of my boxes. I ha e a newborn & a (large) toddler and both seem equally comfortable so far. Fits through every single doorway I've tried which still surprises me. Extremely easy to put up & down too.