Mountain Buggy have finally done it. It’s enough to make a person wish for twins!
Here’s a great new double pram that slid quietly onto the market late last year. It’s the Duet, from Mountain Buggy and it does what no pram has done yet – puts two children side by side in a pram that is no wider than Mountain Buggy’s original single seater, the Urban Jungle. Not to be confused with their earlier double pram, the Duo, the Duet is one kilogram lighter and a whopping ten centimetres narrower.
Nobody can deny that Mountain Buggies are a pleasure to steer, and having had the chance to test one recently, I can confirm this carries through to the Duet. This pram has everything that’s good about the Duo, and then goes one better by making it so narrow that you won’t feel you are taking up the whole road. Both seats are independently reclining, and you can replace one or both with a bassinet or capsule. Truly, this is the travel system I was looking for when my third child was born.
OK – let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here’s what you get on the Duet:
- individual sun canopies with flick out mesh sun visors
- adjustable handle height from 78-114cm
- 25cm diameter tyres
- compatibility with four travel systems
- weight of pram – 15.5kg
- wheel base – 63cm
- foot brake
- 5kg gear tray capacity (which you’ll be able to use since nobody will have their feet in it!)
- combined seat load – 36kg (suitable for newborn to four years)
- the two front wheels can be in locked or full swivel mode
There really are so many benefits of a side by side pram. Both children have a clear view of what’s going on around them, nobody is kicking or poking anyone else in the back, there’s no fear of the pram overbalancing and tipping – and perhaps most importantly – you can still get to the basket underneath!
It’s only available in black and flint at the moment, but hopefully more colours will become available as demand increases. You can still get all the gear to go with it – sun and storm covers, pram liners, even the Freerider scooter, if you want to push another child as well. How much for all this flexibility? Amazingly, only $749 from Minimee.
If you’re on the lookout for your perfect pram, take a look at our Pram Chooser, which will include all the Duet details soon.