Review // Building The Mountain Buggy Duet 

A few months ago now we were offered the chance to have a double buggy I’d been looking at for a while in my local buggy shop Great Expectations (definately worth a visit if you’re expecting and in Brighton!).

We had decided to save money and rely on the – single buggy we already have and a sling instead. A few friends who had doubles had offered us their old tandem style buggy but of course when the offer of a brand new chariot came along we said yes! Fizz really wanted her brothers to have what she calls a double headed buggy and when it arrived on our doorstep she wasn’t disappointed.

We were gifted the Mountain Buggy Duet in Flint and although the buggy itself is good to go from birth we were also sent extras such as a carrycot and a jute bag. Rain covers for both children were also added in to see us through winter.

From box to making up took I would say 15 minutes. It only really needed the wheels added to it. Good to go pretty much straight away. It was easy to unfold and pop the wheels on. That’s pretty much it. The seat units were already attached and you just need to add the hood.

The boy of course was all about playing! We’d had a long week of illness and now was the time for him to want to be involved! So he decided to try out his seat 😉

First Impressions 

The seat units for the buggy are slender and the above shows it in single mode with our jute bag. Perfect for nipping to the shops with one child. 

You’ve got the roomy Jute which here had Fizzs PE kit in but it fits around two carriers of shopping so that’s a three day shop for us.
The buggy is actually not much wider than our usual single buggy and fits into our hallway easily. This is fab if like us you are lacking in space. 

It folds down (without the Jute) and is only a little wider than a single buggy and takes up less space than I had first thought.

 I found folding and unfolding incredibly easy as is removing the Jute carrier to fold. From full standing to fold in 2 minutes at most.

The only problem we have now is that the cat loves the shopper!


Our next post will be all about getting out and about with our Mountain Buggy Duet in Single Mode.


  1. Jo
    December 18, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    What’s it like for fitting into a car boot?

    • December 18, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      There will be a full review soon. Unfortunately we don’t have a car so can’t say yet. But I’ll supply measurements when folded and against a single buggy we have to compare X

      • Jo
        December 18, 2015 / 9:32 pm

        Thanks that’s awesome 🙂 I’ve looked at spec online and seems good on paper…
        Let us know how you get on, lovely to hear real reviews on these things, they’re real investments!

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