Updated 10 Jul 2018

Mountain Buggy

Duet Twin V3 (2017+)

Snapshot: The Mountain Buggy Duet Twin V3 is a side-by-side stroller. But how safe and easy to use is it?

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Test results

Ease of use
?/10
Adjustments
?/10
Loading
?/10
Moving
?/10
Carrying
?/10

Good points

  • Passed all major safety tests.
  • Passed durability tests.
  • OK to adjust.
  • Easy to park and load.
  • Adjustable handle height.
  • Drink holder pouch.
  • Suitable for newborn when reclined.

But

  • Just OK to manoeuvre.
  • Just OK to fold and carry.
  • Very bulky and very heavy when folded.
  • The 4 buckle tongues could be inserted in the wrong slots.
  • Canopy fabric loosely attached to the frame.

How we test

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.

To test durability we put the strollers 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.

Major failures include insufficient child retention, strangulation hazards, poor stability (tipping), head entrapment hazards and structural durability failures.

To assess ease of use we put the strollers 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.

To earn our recommendation, a stroller must have no major safety or durability failures, and no ease of use scores lower than ‘OK’.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$999
Configuration
Side by side
Test standard
AS/NZS 2088:2013
Major failures
0
Minor failures
2

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
99 x 65 x 136
Weight (kg)
16.3
Suitable for newborn
Yes - when reclined
Maximum weight of child (kg)
18, 9 reclined

Features

Wheels
4
Inflatable tyres
Yes
Rear brakes
Linked
Backrest recline positions
Variable
Seat recline positions
Not adjustable
Adjustable handle
Yes
Front bar or tray
Bar
Bottom basket capacity (kg)
5
Pockets
No
Rain cover
No
Insect cover
No
Foot muff
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-