A no-nonsense side-by-side double stroller, reviews for the Combi Twin Sport (starting at $215, Amazon) are full of praise from many quarters. Celebrity Baby Blog testers appreciate its portability and light 22.25-pound weight. Reviews at the now-defunct Cookie Magazine give it an overall score of 4 out of 5, and point out its value, maneuverability, and practicality. A unique tri-fold design allows the Twin Sport to break down into a compact 16.25-inch width -- the size of a full-sized single stroller -- for easy stowing. Testers also like the convenient carrying strap and the fact that it stands when folded. At Amazon, double stroller reviews ditto these comments and highlight other virtues, as well, including the smooth rolling movement, narrow profile, no-hassle assembly, feature set, and value price. Some reviews, however, mention a few flaws, such as skimpy sun canopies, inadequate and hard-to-access storage, shallow cupholders, and seat recline mechanisms that seem flimsy; one mother expresses concern that the minimal separation between the seats won't be sufficient to discourage unwelcome poking and nudging.
The Twin Sport seats feature plenty of padding for child comfort, reclining seats, independent canopies with a small storage pocket, and five-point harnesses. Despite its side-by-side configuration, the Twin Sport fits through standard doorways and most store aisles. The front guardrail, which contains the cup/snack holders, can be removed and the seat cushions are washable. This double stroller takes one Combi Shuttle infant carrier, and each seat is good for up to 45 pounds. Combi Twin Sport reviewers say the small plastic wheels and lack of shock absorption make the Twin Sport better suited for mall trips than rougher terrain.
Although the featherweight aluminum frame may not hold up to long-term abuse, the Twin Sport's sleek profile, user-friendly handling, and riding comfort makes it the perfect companion for family outings.