What is it about strollers that makes a big kid want to ride in one as soon as there’s a little kid in there? Nothing like a second baby to help you understand the need for a double stroller, even if you thought you were out of the weeds on that one. Fortunately there’s a fabulous new double stroller perfect for those who don’t want to pay the big bucks for a super fancy one.
We first checked out the Kinderwagon HOP Stroller earlier this year and have been waiting ages for the revamped version to be available. And now it is! It’s not just great from a price perespective, but for those parents looking for a more compact double option that’s easy to cart around, including up and down subway steps.
Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a double stroller I’d want to try bringing on the subway before this one.
This awesome umbrella stroller (yup, it’s a double umbrella!) folds up just like a single. It’s small, compact, can accomodate an infant seat, and would totally fit into most car trunks. And yet, it can accommodate two children effortlessly. Not surprisingly, it was designed by a Brooklyn mom of three who knows a little something about toting around multiple kids.
There’s a front seat and a back seat, with the back seat raised up higher than the front so that no child is forced to stare at the back of a stroller seat (one of my double stroller pet peeves). It’s simple, and easy to use, and, let me say, looks super cute when you see two little ones riding along contentedly.
I tried the original stroller, and found it really appealing; and now there are now some excellent updates for the new version, including an easier one-hand recline mechanism for the rear seat and a larger footrest for the front seat.
In fact, my only complaint is that the storage area under the stroller is a little bit difficult to access. But really, since the thing’s carting two of my kids around and preventing a major mall meltdown, I am fine with carrying some of my purchases over my shoulder. Sure beats having an older kid hanging there. -Stephanie
Find the Kinderwagon HOP double umbrella stroller online from Kinderwagon for $299