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Mountain buggy duet

(11 Posts)
Whatwhatwhat Sun 24-Feb-13 16:14:26

Nipper is £299 in a few places now.

Ihateparties Sun 24-Feb-13 14:19:38

I didn't experience the pulling with the duet, found the handle height fine and for the time we had ours dcs didn't kick or bother, on paper i expected to love it but just didn't. Couldn't cope with the huge fold and although it is narrow it's not narrow in the same way as a tandem, it's much wider at every height above wheel level so I still struggled a lot to get it in to my victorian terrace, into small shops, narrow pavements etc. The nipper would have been my choice if it had been out at the time but it wasn't. I think an oyster max is good but wouldn't offer your elder child enough recline, the peach blossom 2 is too expensive.. A p and t in newborn toddler set up will offer your toddler no recline at all. If you can handle 74cm there are a lot more options, tfk twin, easywalker duo, airbuggy mimi.. more i can't think of right now...

forevergreek Sun 24-Feb-13 12:28:40

what about the v2 double nipper.

its only 72 cm wide. lightweight. both sides fully recline from birth. you can also buy a newborn support to add in if needed (£20). it retails for around £370

very easy to push one handed. folds to an ok size, huge basket

would def take a look

Rhubarb78 Sat 23-Feb-13 13:13:04

Thanks everyone, I think the huge fold might be a problem for me as I have a small car and need the pram to fit in the boot. It's looking like a phil and teds is my only option at the mo but I really would prefer a side by side. Are there any other side by sides that are narrow and worth considering? I don't have the budget for a donkey, £600 would be my absolute max but would prefer to keep it within the £500 mark

bumbleandbumble Fri 22-Feb-13 23:04:06

I disagree. I think the duet is one of the best.
My siblings never once poke or wake up the other. The handle seems perfect for me and I am tall. I have had it for a year now and it has never pulled to the side of the heavier child.

I do agree it is huge folded. However, I dont drive, so I almost never fold it...I just use it to get around central London. The seats are big enough for both of my large heavy children and they can both lie totally flat and sleep if needed...this is a huge advantage to having a side by side, in my opinion.
The second huge advantage is that it is soooo narrow. Side by side advantages with the width of a tandem/single....to me this is everything. It fits everywhere, even places it looks like it won't.

Its easy to push. The rain cover and hoods are fantastic. The basket is huge. I used a cocoon for the baby when little and that worked out fine. I have been very happy with it.

Tiggywunkle Fri 22-Feb-13 00:20:51

Its better for twins. With siblings one movement means the eldest accidentally kicks, hits or pokes its sibling. Plus the sibling is free to poke, prod or play with when sleeping intentionally too. Its huge folded. The reclining fabric (an issue on all MB's) is a PITA. The handle is low, and the pushchair can pull to the side of the older child. There's far better doubles whether side by side or tandems out there IMHO.

Whatwhatwhat Thu 21-Feb-13 18:59:50

Look at reviews on bestbuggy.co.uk

There seem to be some really significant bad points. I'm going for 72cm nipper V2 double instead.

Whatwhatwhat Thu 21-Feb-13 18:56:30

Look at reviews on bestbuggy.co.uk

There seem to be some really significant bad points. I'm going for 72cm nipper V2 double instead.

dldl Thu 21-Feb-13 14:03:16

Looks like oxford pram centre have them btw. http://www.oxfordpramcentre.co.uk/pushchair-accessories/pushchair-shopping-bags-baskets-and-trays/mountain-buggy-joey?gclid=CLP-9prIx7UCFaLHtAodcTAALQ

louisdog Thu 21-Feb-13 13:13:28

I am in same situation and was looking at the Duet, it seemed really good with the carrycot option plus when big one outgrows it you can convert to a single by removing a seat and adding a "Joey bag" so it looks a bit like a Bugaboo donkey (maybe the bags are only available in US, I saw them on Amazon.com).

In the end we went for the donkey as I wanted parent-facing but the Mountain Buggy seemed really nice to push and was a very close second for us.

Rhubarb78 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:45:01

All being well i will have a 16 month old and a newborn in the summer. i like the thought of a side by side rather than in line as ds only sleeps in the pram in the day but i only have a narrow hallway. this buggy appeals due to the width of it, does anyone have any experience of this buggy? If so, what are the pros and cons?

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