Updated 10 Jul 2018

iCandy

Orange Double Stroller

Snapshot: The iCandy Orange Double Stroller is a tandem stroller. But how safe and easy to use is it?

Orange Double Stroller
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2408

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Test results

Overall score
36
Safety
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Adjustments
?/10
Loading
?/10
Moving
?/10

Good points

  • Passed durability tests.
  • OK to adjust.
  • Reclining seat.
  • Adjustable handle height.
  • Reversible seat direction.
  • Suitable for newborn using the pram bassinet.
  • Comes with rain cover.
  • Comes with adaptors for baby capsule.

But

  • Failed two major safety tests: the straps pose a potential strangulation risk; when the fabric at the head of the seat is detached the head can become trapped.
  • Just OK to park and load.
  • Poor to manoeuvre.
  • Just OK to fold and carry.
  • Difficult to operate the swivel lock wheels. Some components difficult to assemble.

How we test

Overall score

Safety score (50%): In our stroller safety assessment, conducted to the AS/NZS 2088:2013 standard, we look for hazards to the child and the carer using the stroller. Major failures include insufficient child retention, strangulation hazards, poor stability (tipping), head entrapment hazards and structural durability failures.

10 = no major or minor failures

8.0 = 1 minor failure.

7.0 = 2 minor failures.

6.0 = 3 or more minor failures.

4.0 = 1 major failure.

2.0 = 2 or more major failures.

Ease of use (50%): Assesses adjustments, loading, moving and carrying. Strollers are put through their paces in real life. We check how easy it is to adjust the safety harness, seats and handle. We apply the brakes and access the bottom basket. We push them over rough terrain, up and down stairways and through doorways. We fold and unfold them, carry them and lift them into and out of a car boot.

Durability: Strollers are put on a bumpy “rolling road” machine for 64 hours at a speed of 5km/h. We also attach each stroller to a machine that continuously simulates the action of mounting a kerb. Strollers suitable for jogging get an extra 10 hours at 10km/h on the rolling road. Durability does not contribute to overall score.

To earn our recommendation, a single stroller must have an overall score of 70%, double strollers must have an overall score of 65%. We don’t recommend strollers with any major safety or durability failures.

Avg price includes the second seat where it’s sold separately.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2408
Price surveyed
August 2018
Configuration
Tandem - seat + bassinet
Test standard
AS/NZS 2088:2013

More test results (/10)

Carrying
5.3

Specifications

H x W x D unfolded (cm)
121 x 62 x 124
Weight (kg)
17.2
Suitable for newborn (under 6 months)
Yes - in bassinet
Maximum weight of child (kg)
Seat: 25.0; Bassinet: 9.0

Features

Wheels
4
Inflatable tyres
No
Rear brakes
Linked
Backrest recline positions
Not adjustable
Seat recline positions
3
Adjustable handle
Yes
Front bar or tray
Bar
Bottom basket capacity (kg)
10
Pockets
No
Rain cover
Yes
Insect cover
No
Foot muff
No

More Info

Notes
The manufacturer disagrees with our findings. It says the buckle has been passed by a third-party accredited test lab and the second failure is not applicable.
Availability
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