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Best Side-by-Side Strollers – General Purpose

Regular side-by-side strollers have “normal” sized wheels – bigger than what you’d find on an umbrella stroller, but smaller than on an all-terrain stroller. They’re made to be used on smooth surfaces, like smooth sidewalks, roads, and indoor floors (for shopping and such).

These “regular” side-by-sides fall somewhere in the middle in the weight department and generally have better storage, steering, and handling than umbrella strollers.

Here are the best side-by-side strollers for general needs. For lighter and more compact strollers, see the best double umbrella strollers guide. For mightier all-terrain strollers, go here.

Best Side-by-Side Strollers

$$ ~ Joovy Scooter X2 ~ Economy Pick ($210): roomy double with amazing storage and large canopies, but on the heavier side

$$$ ~ Zoe XL2 Best V2 ~ Best lightweight general purpose SBS double ($249+): has solid features, but not the easiest to maneuver — choose this if weight is your biggest consideration

$$$ ~ Baby Jogger City Mini Double ~ Editor’s Choice ($320): a top-notch double with excellent features, including car seat compatibility and a standing fold

$$$ ~ Britax B-Lively Double ($400): Replaces the Britax B-Agile double; accepts one infant car seat (must be Britax or BOB brand), and has extra-large under-seat storage that can be accessed from the front; holds 50 lbs per seat.

$$$$ ~ Peg Perego Book for Two ($649): A very narrow SBS double that’s easy to maneuver and has luxury features; can be used from birth (as a double travel system) up to 45 lbs (per child). Great for twins.

1. Joovy ScooterX2 – Economy Pick

Weight: 32 lbs

2. Zoe XL2 Best V2

Weight: 17 lbs (!!!!)

3. Baby Jogger City Mini Double

Weight: 28 lbs

4. Britax B-Lively Double Stroller

Weight: 29 lbs

5. Peg Perego Book for Two

Weight: 30 lbs

Ok folks, those are our faves in the regular side-by-side department. Onward.

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