Quite a few of you have asked me for advice on twin pushchairs and until recently I hadn’t been able to answer. For the last few months we’ve been using a Red Kite Stroller – the Push Me Twini to be precise – and it’s a pretty good twin buggy.
I’ve made a quick video review, but if that’s not your thing scroll down for a few more words and pics.
The Best Feature of This Red Kite Stroller
This Red Kite Stroller was recommended to me by a friend and I don’t think you can go wrong with trusted reviews. The best feature of this twin buggy is the fact that the seats can fully recline into a flat position, but more importantly they can do this independently of each other.
It’s hard enough to get one child to nap, let alone two at the same time. I love that Nova can be sat up, whilst Kit kicks back having a snooze. It’s super easy to move the seats too – just tighten or release a fabric belt on the back of the seat to adjust the height. It’s smooth and quiet, so you don’t have to worry that it will wake your baby as they’re drifting off.
Other Good Bits of the Push Me Twini
The Push Me Twini also gets the thumbs up because the seats are side by side, rather than on top of each other. Nova adores his sister, so he loves being next to her and holding her hand. It’s adorable!
The sunshade canopy is really generous. It gives great coverage and also has an extra extension that pops out from a zipped pocket if you really want to cover them up.
It’s a four wheel drive and pushes and turns really easily. Obviously it’s a twin buggy so it is quite wide. It’s not particularly great for pushing around the shops or through little doorways, but out on the streets, park and things it’s good.
It’s super easy to use this stroller. The brake is a simple button at the bottom of the stroller that you flick to the side to engage. It collapses in one piece by pressing a button and a catch and folding the stroller. It fits into my boot (I drive a Toyota Rav) without any problems – no need to take the wheels off or anything annoying like that.
I also like that it’s pretty lightweight for a twin buggy.
The Not So Good Bits of This Twin Buggy
The shopping basket is at the bottom of the stroller and whilst it does span the entire width, it does feel quite shallow. I can’t fit my changing bag (a regular rucksack) in there, but I can tuck my handbag and some shopping in the basket.
It doesn’t have a built-in suspension system and the wheels are good, but not super fancy so don’t expect to go off-roading and not feel it.
The Verdict on the Push Me Twini
It’s a good twin buggy for its price, but if we had twins and wanted something to use every day we’d perhaps want something a bit fancier.
We bought our one second-hand for around £80. We don’t really use it on a day to day basis. Instead, we plan to take it on our trips abroad and figure if it gets wrecked on a flight it’s not the end of the world. I think it’s a good, affordable option for a twin buggy for holidays.
You can read more about it and buy the Red Kite Push Me Twini here.