Are you considering a double stroller frame for your infant twins? We took the two most popular double stroller frames on the market — Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double and Joovy Twin Roo+ — and did a side by side comparison in the video below to help you decide which is better — the Baby Trend stroller or Joovy — for your twinnies.
Baby Trend Stroller Double Snap-N-Go vs. Joovy Twin Roo+
Hey guys, it is Natalie from Twiniversity and today we have an epic battle of the two double car seat holders. We’re going to do a side by side comparison of the Joovy Twin Roo+ and the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double. Are you ready? Let’s get this party started!
So let’s begin this epic battle by the most glaring feature that makes me say why you would want one versus another. The Joovy Twin Roo+ has the babies facing out while the Baby Trend stroller has the babies facing me.
So let’s take a look head-on. As you can see from the beautiful point of view that you have that more people think that the Joovy Twin Roo+ is a better choice because it’s shorter. Please note that it is actually wider. Now it has to be wider because instead of it having the car seats in the narrow position, the car seats are placed in the wider stance.
Let’s talk about basket size. They always say that size matters. I don’t know who those people are but compared head to head they both have substantially sized baskets but if this was a real competition I would have to say that the winner is going to go to the Joovy Twin Roo+ for the larger basket.
Next, our head to head battle is going to compare the hand rests. While Baby Trend stroller has kind of a plushy foam, the Joovy Twin Roo has more like a microfiber plush foam. But if I have to say which one is more comfortable the winner goes to the Baby Trend Double Snap-N-Go.
It’s time for the drink battle. Who could hold more beverages? The Joovy Twin Roo+ with four cup holders, it could hold plenty of beverages, however, where am I going to put my keys? Where should my cell phone go? The winner would then go the Baby Trend stroller. How exciting could you make double strollers? This excited!
So let’s compare the brakes of these two double strollers. While the Baby Trend stroller does have an easy brake so does the Joovy. So guess what? We’re going to actually give this one a tie.
It’s time for an epic fold off. Joovy you’re going to be off to the side over here. Are you ready? Let’s fold this Baby Trend stroller. One quick fold. How’d I do? Was that quick enough for you guys? Alright Baby Trend you wait over here. Joovy let’s do this. Done! Who had the quicker fold? Actually I don’t know – I feel like it was pretty much a tie.
Now look at these two puppies side by side. These are both folded in their correct fashion, however, check out how much smaller the Baby Trend stroller actually is versus this Joovy Twin Roo+. Which one do you want to put in your trunk?
Another thing to mention is while I could make the Baby Trend stroller stand up on its own, the Joovy stroller is just going to fall to the floor. Just in case I want to fold it up before I get the babies right in the car. So think about that too guys.
Let’s open these bad boys up. I love that – that’s my Wrestle Mania voice. I hope you guys are enjoying it as much as I am. I unclasp the safety on the Joovy and boom, it’s open. Are you ready Baby Trend? Are you going to be that exciting? Yes! They are equally as exciting. Which one opened easier? It’s kind of a tie, so I’m calling this one a tie as well.
Time to talk about our pockets. Which one is going to have the bigger money explosion? Well the Baby Trend stroller retails for $99. The Joovy Twin Roo+ retails for $139, but wait! For the Joovy stroller you also have to buy the car seat adapters specifically for your car seats which is going to run you an additional $25. So the winner on this guy easy breezy lemon squeezy: the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go.
So which stroller holds more? Joovy Twin Roo+ holds a combined weight of 70 pounds, that’s both babies. While the Baby Trend Double Snap-N-Go holds a combined weight of 45. Winner: Joovy Twin Roo+. But also consider that your babies will probably be outgrowing their car seats, either in weight or height, before they hit the maximum weight for either of these strollers.
So which infant car seat twin stroller frame is best for you and your twins? Well even though I feel like there’s a winner here, truthfully you guys have to be the judge. Make sure that you measure your elevator. Make sure you measure your doorways. Make sure you go to the store and lift these puppies up to figure out which one is best for you. Because while I could say which one I think is best for me and my twinnies, I don’t live in your house so I’m not going to tell you which one is best for you. I gave you the facts. Time for you to decide.
For more information visit our friends at Joovy or visit our friends at Baby Trend.
See you later alligators. Gentle reminder – please make sure that you a) register any infant car seat carrier in your name even if you bought it second hand. B) Make sure that the car seats that you are using are specifically created for those adapters or for that car seat carrier and C) FYI, the car seats we used in this video are not perfect for both of those car seat carriers. Which is why it’s important that you always check your manual.
Tips for Air Travel with Double Strollers
Strollers and all baby carriers will need to be screened by X-ray and or manually. If you have a stroller and car seat, only one can be checked at the gate. If you are not planning to use the car seat on the plane, you will want to check it at the ticket counter. On some airlines, strollers over 20 lbs must be checked at the ticket counter and strollers under 20 lbs can be used in the airport and then checked at the gate. Check ahead with your carrier to find out their rules for stroller weight. If you must check your double stroller at the ticket counter, plan to use baby carriers throughout the airport.
Be aware that some airlines have a weight limit to gate check a stroller. According to the American Airlines website (as of April 2017), their policy states, “Each ticketed customer is allowed 1 stroller. Only small, collapsible and light strollers (up to 20 lbs/9kgs) can be checked at the gate. Any stroller that weighs over 20 lbs/9 kgs, is too large, or is non-collapsible must be checked at the ticket counter.”
This policy does not take into account that the average double stroller weighs between 26 and 37 pounds. As any parent of twins knows, our double stroller is one of the most important pieces of equipment we have.
When you are traveling with multiple small children — especially if you are traveling alone — it is extremely difficult to manage an airport without a stroller that can be gate-checked. And the fact of the matter is that there are very few double strollers on the market that meet the 20 lb. weight limit.