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I decided to take the plunge and buy the Mountain Buggy Duet Double Pushchair for my at the time, 2 year old and 6 month old. I had been using a single pushchair with a buggy board beforehand but decided that I really needed a double to be able to let both nap at the same time when needed.
I was so impressed with the quality of the Duet, the seatbelt attachments, how far the hoods come down and even a little window on top of the hood so that you can check on babies.
both seats can lie completely flat when needed, and I use them like this quite often. it does make getting into the basket a little fiddly but nothing major.
the basket is a great size and I can fit plenty in there. I tend to put my main nappy bag over the handlebars to keep handy.
the pushchair is very easy to drive and get up and down kirbs, you really don't feel the weight of the children. the tyres appear really durable, you can see which side has the heavier child because of a bulge but this is because they are air filled to spread the weight better.
almost everything poppers off on this pushchair for easy cleaning and longevity.
you just have to look at the price of second hands on e bay to know that this will hold its value.
although bulky to collapse and put in and out of the car its ease of use makes up for that. and as for the manufacturers claims that it fits through a single doorway. I can testify that it does! when someone sees you coming they wont believe you will fit through but you honestly do.
cant rate this pushchair highly enough.
I was drawn to the duet because of it's ultra slimline frame. Other side by sides claim to fit through doorways, but I had heard of people having problems, so at just 63cm this model was fantastic. I never had any problems getting it anywhere. The maneuverability is amazing, even with my chunky 3 year old and 6 month old baby in, it was a joy to push. I found it much easier than pushing a single buggy with a buggy board attached. It pops up kerbs easily and even went through the snow. It is quite bulky and heavy when folded though, so that's something to consider if you're planning to take it in and out of the car a lot.
Both of my boys were comfortable in the duet. I was concerned that the seat would be a bit snug for my toddler, but it was never an issue. I used the seat in the lie flat position for my newborn, with a cosytoe to keep him warm rather than buying the carrycot, and it worked great.
The basket is a good size and easy to access. If you wanted both seats in the lie flat position it might be a bit fiddly though.
I had read reviews saying that the ribbed handlebar could get uncomfortable, but I walked quite long distances and never had an issue. It has a good range of height adjustment too so you can get it just right for your height.
The hoods are good, although there is a slight gap between them, so I used the rain cover more often than I might have with a different model i.e. in moderate rain.
All in all I loved the duet and was so sad when I no longer needed it that I bought a single mountain buggy to replace it!
Mountain Buggy Duet Double Buggy has all the features of a double buggy with the Size of a Single pushchair, at only 63cm wide the Duet is a compact side by side buggy.The Duet features a one handed fast fold, making storing and travelling simple. Multiple height adjusting handles help comfortably steer the front swivel wheels that can also be locked for precision. Both seats fully recline making the suitable from birth and the simple twist and slide harness adjustment allow your child to comfortably grow with the pushchair until 5 years.