When I was pregnant with Kaitlyn I made a list of things we’d need to get. It was a short list since we had so much already, but one thing kept bouncing on and off the list- a double stroller. I just couldn’t make up my mind. Would we use it enough to justify the cost? How long would I be able to use it for? I borrowed my friend’s BOB to give it a try, but still, back and forth I went, over and over.
I’ve had it for a month or so now because I really wanted to have a chance to use it in several settings before I told you guys what I think. So here are my thoughts…
The Indie Twin is incredibly well built. Every part of it is luxurious. The fabric, the fact that there is very little plastic, it’s sturdiness. It is built for all terrain and it shows. Still, it’s only 34 pounds, which makes in manageable to fold up and take with you.
A few of my favorite features are…
The adjustable handle bars. Great for adjusting based on who is pushing. And it comes with a cup holder! It’s the little things.
The seats. I mean, I want to crawl in there! They are comfortable with breakaway harness. The sunshades pull down incredible low which is helpful for when the sun is low (it still protects). The seats lay down all the way (unlike the BOB), so a child could lay flat for a nap. AND the footrests are individually adjustable.
Kaitlyn is buckled in, so it’s not like she will fall out, but pulling the footrest up helps keep blankets and chew toys in the seat with her.
I really like the magnetic (versus velcro) peek-a-boo window because it makes no noise to open and close (in case baby is sleeping) and it lays nice and flat when closed. I also love the mesh window versus the plastic. I’ve experienced both and I think the mesh is easier to see through and cleaner.
The basket is oversized and easily accessible which may not mean much to someone just interested in running, but for a long walk or a trip to the mall or zoo, that basket is incredibly helpful for storing all the things (and you need lots of things) for your two little passengers.
Since I mentioned running, let’s chat about that. I’ve been fortunate to try both the BOB and the Indie Twin. If you are looking for a straight up double jogging stroller for serious runs, I don’t think you can beat the BOB. It’s ability to be maneuvered and shock absorption is one of a kind. However, if you want a double stroller for short jogs, long walks on any terrain, outings with the kids, I’d go with the Indie Twin. It’s built more for comfort, plus it’s a full inch narrower than the BOB, which makes a difference when steering through stores.
The Indie Twin is incredibly easy to steer, even while holding a cup of coffee in the other hand. David and I both agree it’s easy to control than our single City Mini stroller.
To use it for running, it’s simple to lock the front wheels, though it makes it more difficult to steer.
Overall, if I could go back and decide whether I’d get a double stroller not with a new baby and a two year old, the answer is yes. We’ve used it more than I imagined. I’ve take it on runs, packed it in the car for the mall and gone on several walks.
David laughs at me because I treat that stroller like a luxury car, making sure to wipe it down and park it safely, but I really love it so much.
If you are considering a double stroller and have any specific questions, please comment! I’m happy to answer them.
If you have two children, do you own a double stroller?
Have you found it worth it?
I was sent a Bumbleride Indie Twin to review honestly and no compensation was provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.