Mountain Buggy Duet V2
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Mountain Buggy Duet V2

DISCONTINUED in 2016
The most-narrow, all-terrain side-by-side
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At just 63cm in width, the Mountain Buggy Duet V2 can be compared to an ordinary single pushchair and is one of the slimmest double strollers with side-by-side seats. Therefore, the Duet V2 is the biggest competition to the favorite Bugaboo Donkey. Thanks to the well-balanced center of gravity, the Duet V2 is easily maneuverable.

The V2 version was launched in 2014. However, the Duet V2 was improved step-by-step, by adding new features over time the stroller became also known as the Duet 2.5. Compared to the V1, the folding has been simplified and thus, you can manage to fold the V2 using just one hand. The quality of the fabric covers and seat liners has improved too, and new colors were added. New safety belts look better without the extra fabric sticking out. Wheels of the V2 version are now wider to provide more stability even when coming over challenging terrain. An option to purchase the new, puncture proof Aerotech wheels was added. A massive change is also the new Carrycot Plus which is bigger and can be used in three ways. Apart from the lie-flat option, you can attach the carrycot textiles differently to achieve an inclined mode, perfect for babies suffering from reflux. By using a different fabrics set, it can also be converted to a rear-facing bucket-type seat, which is an excellent transition between carrycot and forward-facing seat. Instead of the Carrycot Plus, one or two soft carrycots can be inserted into the seats for your newborns.

The Duet V2 can also be used in the Double mode for twins, combining two carrycots or two car seats. You can also use it for siblings by combining a seat with either a carrycot or a car seat. Alternatively, you can use two seats for older siblings. There is also an optional scooter - the Freerider, that can be added to the chassis as a sibling board to ride with three children at the same time. You can even use the Duet V2 for just one child using one seat with an additional shopping basket with a weight capacity of up to 10 kg. Together with the shopping basket at the bottom of the chassis, the stroller can handle a shopping of up to 23kg. The Duet V2 was also released in a limited edition - the Year of the Monkey (2016).

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Mountain Buggy Duet V2 on the official Mountain Buggy site

Mountain Buggy Duet V2 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Double sibling stroller (side-by-side)
Stroller weight
15.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 63 cm x 116 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
96 cm x 63 cm x 39 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum, Steel
Country of origin
New Zealand
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
18 kg
First seat's maximum weight capacity
18 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
51 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
26.5 x 19 cm
Total length of the seat unit
94 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
Yes
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
Yes

The 2nd Seat unit

Full-size second seat
Yes
Second seat's maximum weight capacity
18 kg
Recommended age range for the second seat (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Second seat unit's reversibility
No
L-shaped, bucket-type second seat unit
No
Second seat's reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline second seat's backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Second seat's backrest recline type
Strap-operated
Second seat features a one-handed backrest recline
No
Second seat features a leg rest
Yes
Second seat features a footrest
Yes
Second seat unit's backrest height
51 cm
Second seat's width x depth of the sitting surface
26.5 x 19 cm
Total length of the second seat unit
94 cm
Second seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Second seat's equipped with a bumper bar
Yes
Usable also in single-child configuration
Yes

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
Rear wheels type
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
Front wheels diameter
25 cm
Rear wheels diameter
25 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Folds with both seats attached
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Rubber
Handlebar height
78-106 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
75 x 31 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
Yes,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Yes,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
Yes

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No
Two car seats at the same time compatibility
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
Yes

Parent reviews of the Mountain Buggy Duet V2

4.0/5
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I use it for siblings of different ages. I must say, we could go through everything - it never happened that we would not fit a doorway... it's really compact for a full-size double. My children are on the smaller side, so they fit well, but it's true that the seats are not the most spacious, so large toddlers could be difficult to fit comfortably. The folding is also very nice.

The maneuverability is good - I can do it one-handedly, but a full turn needs both of my hands. Off-road means quite some work while pushing, but that's how it works when you push two children's weight. The most I mind the hoods, however - they look creased, which I am not that fond of.

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