I'm not an expert on strollers. In fact, I've only operated a few strollers in my life. However, a friend asked how I liked our double stroller and after giving him an average answer, I decided to write a more in-depth review here on Lunch. I'm hoping this review will: (1) be helpful to people out there looking for double wide strollers and reading double wide stroller reviews; (2) prove how secure I am with my masculinity; and (3) give me status as the best male member of the Strollerland community.
Without further ado, here's my take on our BumbleRide Indie Twin stroller:
has a bassinet for newborms so an infant can sleep while your older child is sitting in their seat. This is a big plus and a feature that some double strollers do not have.
by definition, double wide strollers are extremely wide and, you would think, unwieldy, but the BumbleRide Indie Twin is extremely maneuverable for its size.
I'm able to control it with one hand while we're out walking, which is pretty impressive considering how huge it is.
Very wide and roomy for the kids, but still fits through a standard doorway
Fits in the back of our Volvo SUV, without folding.
Light enough that my wife can lift it and put it in the back of her Volvo SUV by herself.
Good snack tray attachment for older kids
Good storage underneath the seats
When a toddler is in the regular seat, next to the bassinet, the seat reclines a little too much. In other words, the toddler can't sit upright enough and is always too reclined. Sometimes its fine, but other times, the little guy just looks too uncomfortabsle if he's trying to sit up and look about.
Not enough leg room on the toddler seat. our toddler is tall and the foot rest is a little out of place for him. Note: I think this problem has more to do with the nature of double wide stroller's in general and not necessarily the Twin Indie, specifically.
Doesn't fold down when the bassinet is installed.
Customer service - compared to the Bugaboo customer service (which is incredible, per my wife), BumbleRide has a ways to go.
Overall, this is a great stroller and the maneuverability alone would cause me to recomend it to my friends.
Launched as Bumbleride's first side-by-side stroller, Indie Twin features all of the functionality and accessories which come standard on the Indie single.
Indie Twin's independent seating system allows you to accommodate each individual child. The backrests, canopies, bumper bars and even infant seat adapters can all be adjusted independently from one another, giving your children a ride as custom as they are.
5-point adjustable safety harness
Infant headrest and shoulder pads
Dual swivel front wheels with front wheel locks
12" air inflated tires
Dual 4-position reclining backrests
Adjustable handle from 32" to 45"
Spacious cargo basket
Zip-off canopy for maximum sun coverage
Lightweight anodized aluminum frame
Universal infant seat adapter and safety belt
Suitable for infancy and up 90 lbs. (45 lbs. each seat)