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 ...
Great, but the backrest can only be adjusted using two hands.
11 August 2013
Summary: I am thrilled with this pushchair. But for me, backrests that can be adjusted using just one hand are a must, either by pulling a lever or by pushing and pulling- either way. The main thing is you just need one hand to do it, because as a mum, you don’t always have both hands free!
Excerpt: As a parent of twins I need items which are easy and quick to use,as this item is a storm cover, you need it to be so if you get caught in a rain shower! This was great. Doesn't look pretty if you're a designer pram person, but I'm not so I was quite happy. (don't have any other cons!)<br />I had previously ordered this item from another website but they kept putting back the delivery date and blaming the manufacturer.
Excerpt: I have tried it on the buggy but not on the rain yet. It is easy to put on and it is folded in a very clever way so that it fits in the bag provided which can be hung at the back of the buggy - so it doesnt take away space in the basket! Clever! Anyway, it is not bulky at all, considering it is a double rain cover, and the quality seems good. Only downside is that it is expensive..
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: This rain cover is overall a very good sturdy rain over. I have just moved to Northern Britain where it is starting to get extremely windy. Not to mention me having to walk a mile each going to and from my daughters school. The return route home from school is an uphill one and my babies used to cry on the way back as the wind would make them cold and uncomfortable. This storm cover is amazing!
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Quality Construction, Serves Its Purpose
Cons: Expensive, No Real Instructions, Very Small Storage Bag
Summary: I bought this buggy as I am having twins and so far it's really good ,except it took us ages to attach carrycots on it despite instructions. Otherwise it seems very sturdy despite being a flyweight.
Excerpt: Made to measure rain cover. Only con is I can't get kids in/out when its on. Toggle thing at the bottom not the easiest to release... but I can't see how elese they would have secured the bottom of it.
Summary: The Mountain Buggy is built well. It can take a lot of abuse on trails. The side to side seating is great for the kids to entertain each other on our walks, (it can be challenging to navigate down the isles in small stores where they have displays in the isle). Having inflatable tires are great for tail walking, (the down side of is that you need to pump them up slightly every week with the provided air pump).
Summary: This pram is excellent, we love it!! I gave it a 9 because taking the car off for the tote bag was a little fiddly but not a big deal! My 2 yr old fits with room to spare and it amazes me how it gets through single doors! Handling is easy, its light and good over fields!
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.