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"LOVE IT for twins!!…"
Did lots of research before settling on this pram for our twins - now eight months on still love this pram. Let's face it - no pram for twins is going to be as small as a single (I nearly cried selling my Maclaren vogue) but this is probably as good as it gets. I looked at baby jogger city select, abc Obaby zoom, maclaren, and several others.
About one month after they were born we invested in the maxi cosi adapters - EXCELLENT! Babies then face you, and no more fiddling undoing car seats, etc. So good when the weather is not so nice! We also have the easyfix bases in the car, so getting in and out is a breeze compared to what it could be! The brackets make the pram quite bulky in the boot, but are not hard to remove if you need to.
Our four year old daughter has also ridden in the pram (when it had the standard seats). She is reasonably tall for her age and was a little cramped, but still more than happy to ride in it (and let me carry one of the twins in a sling!).
The pram fits through most doorways, but with the two car seats on it is wider and this has stopped us occasionally - requiring removing one of the capsules to get through the door.
The mechanism for attaching and removing car seats is simple and quick.
I really like the side by side option. Many of the in line prams felt like a long train to manoeuvre and also seemed a little awkward to put the baby in the bottom seat. Also felt like they couldn't see out or interact with their twin and may decide to rebel against going into this seat as they got bigger! And with the car capsules (or carry cots if you prefer) they can face you up to 9kg weight (about 9 months) - something we really like.
Folding pram is very easy. It is bulky in the boot, but this seemed to be inevitable with all prams for twins that offered the features I wanted. It is relatively light to lift (most twin prams are over 10kg - accept it!) particularly if you swing it onto it's side before you pick it up.
Manoeuvrability is excellent. Turns easily with one hand and negotiates kerbs with minimal effort. Handles well off pavement or on uneven paths thanks to larger wheels. Adjustable handle easily can be changed - my husband prefers a different handle position and this is easy to switch.
Great build quality. Feels sturdy and the fabric seems durable with good stitching (although as yet we have mainly used it with the car capsules so haven't stress tested the fabric). I have frequently overloaded this pram far in excess of manufacturer's recommendation and it keeps going strong (although I may need to replace a wheel bearing soon as it is making a little noise, but I think this is due to abuse, and if you were nice to your pram it would not happen!).
I bought in Australia before moving to Europe (when twins were one month old), so the price was a little cheaper than I think it is available here, but I think it is still quite competitively priced here given features and quality.
Can't think of anything else to add at the moment, but can't speak highly enough of this pram.Read moreLess
"Slim and light, great for hills and rough surfaces.…"
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. The basket is huge, which is really essential when you have 2+ children's worth of stuff to carry around. I really like the adjustable handle too, because my husband and I can change it to how we each like it very simply. I also like the fact that each child has a separate hood so they can be adjusted individually.
The only downsides are that because of the slim size of the seats it can be a bit cramped for my toddler with all his winter gear on, perhaps a larger child wouldn't fit. Also the carry cot was grown out of very quickly - not in length, but in width. It's not really a problem though because the seats lie flat and are suitable from birth.
It folds down quite flat but not very small, though not many doubles fold small anyway.Read moreLess
I love this pushchair. I have had it for over 2 years now. I used it for my then 3 and 1 year old, and now for my 3 year old and almost 2 year old.
The seats are narrow, but we don't find this an issue. The children are comfortable.
The fact I can get in and out of my house with the children has made life easier, especially if I have the dog with us as well.
I have tried lots of different double buggies, but this is my firm favourite,
And it also fits in the boot of my car with all 7 seats up.Read moreLess
"Hugely disappointing. Seats too narrow.…"
Purchased this duet buggy for our newborn baby and eleven month old baby after extensive research. We also purchased one carrycot. Initially we were very impressed with the design of the buggy and the narrowness. We started using the buggy in the summer months and it was ok to start with. However within just two months as the children had grown we found the carrycot was far too small for our two month old daughter and the seat was too narrow for our thirteen month old to sit in comfortably!!! Both children are average sizes for their ages. When our eldest child was just 17 months old he did not fit in the buggy with a coat on due to the narrowness of the seats. His shoulders and arms were all squashed. I returned the duet to the shop we purchased it from and demonstrated the design issues to them and we eventually were able to receive a refund as in my opinion and experience the duet is not fit for purpose due to its seat narrowness. We are hugely disappointed with the duet.Read moreLess
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"Great for running around with 2…"
I love my MB Duet. It got an offer with the Joey bag so when I have only one of the kids out shopping with me, I can fit loads of stuff in it ;).Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Great to use but a bit fiddley to put together…"
I found that I could use this everywhere and anytime. It was annoying to get it out and set up at times. It did everything I needed it to do though which some buggies maybe limited in.Read moreLess
I have a 3 month old & 19 month toddler. Because the harness is so flimsy on this buggy my toddler can get herself out in a flash & be off. It s soo annoying!Read moreLess