Best Off-Road Double Buggy 2018
Out 'n' About Nipper Double Review
Weighing in at a mere 12.8kg, the Out ‘n’ About Nipper Double rated highly for excursions when tested through the hilly Kent countryside
The Out ‘n’ About Nipper Double was the favourite of our tester’s twin toddlers for its vibrant red colour; they declared it the ‘Fire Engine Buggy’ and requested to ride in it wherever they went, which is feedback you just can’t ignore when awarding Mumsnet Bests. Its pneumatic tyres and independent rear suspension contributed to an easy transition from pavement to fields and woodland, gliding over uneven terrain without waking the baby.
This side-by-side twin buggy fitted comfortably on a double-decker bus but struggled with a single bus's narrower aisles. The fold and unfold mechanism is quite straightforward and it was certainly put through its paces as unfortunately the buggy was just a fraction too wide to fit through our tester's front door. It’s probably worth measuring your door frame to make sure this isn’t a problem, although our tester was able to manage, even with the twins in tow.
The multi-position recline includes a lie-flat option, making it suitable for newborns (although you can also attach a carrycot – £130 – if you prefer). We were fans of both the height-adjustable handle and the pedal break, both of which were easy and intuitive to use. But while the basics exceeded expectations, the lack of extras was a shame. Raincovers (£29), sun shades (£42.50) and carrycots all have to be purchased separately, something to bear in mind if you’re on a tight budget.
This pram is beautifully light and easy to steer. My six-month-old twins are very comfortable in there and fall asleep no problem.
The Nipper Double costs £525 at the time of review, which may feel expensive for a buggy that isn’t a travel system. However, if you live in the countryside, the Nipper Double could be a good alternative to splashing out on a more flimsy lightweight stroller as its pneumatic tyres can navigate any terrain with ease. If you have twins, or two children close in age, we’d say the Nipper Double is excellent value for money.
Suitable from: Birth to four years
Folded Dimensions: H72 x W42 x D90 CM
Resale value: £250
Available in red, black, grey, purple, green and blue.
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