This product used to be known as "Valco Doubletake"
I sold it and bought a different pram
This pram was in good condition and nice and compact, easy to fold and put in the car. I liked how both children could see well even if in the seat behind. It was however shocking to maneuver around corners or even turn. So I sold it and bought another brand.
Good, cheap second pram
I bought this pram as a back-up when out with my toddler and new bub. It's nice and narrow and love that the toddler seat is at the front rather than back so my little girl could jump in and out easily. It's a bit hard to steer around corners but fine for what I needed and the price point.
Deserves a no star rating.
I would suggest you spend the extra money!
1. The wheels have fallen off AND even worse will completely fold/almost snap off as you go over small edges in any walkway. (I'd love to upload photos but can't unfortunately)
2. Also, regarding manoeuvrability as you turn corners the wheels will fail causing them to completely fold inwards again, causing the prams back wheels to lift as it suddenly stops.
3. Is it easy to manoeuvre? Absolutely not.
The build is terrible and I don't think you can get much worse. With my newborn in the b...ackseat and my toddler of 12kg in the front, it's impossible to push with one hand, two hands an absolute mission and with the wheel problems it becomes very inconvenient. Getting around corners and through door ways can be an effort at times. Also, the basket is impossible to get to with ease. Overall, the pram is quite bulky, heavy and although the seats are quite spacious they seem to be on a downhill so the babies will slide down into the harness. Lastly, the shades aren't suitable either. I've had this pram for 6 weeks and can not wait for the replacement wheels to arrive so I can get rid of it.
It’s pretty good
I found it rather easy to maneuver. I wasn’t had to get onto public transport with.
It was a little hard to fold up because one of the hoods wouldn’t fold with it.
I’m happy with the way it is built. But I would have like for it to have better straps.
I no longer use this, as I only need to push around 1 child.
Rear wheel falls off
I bought this pram from Big W on 10/02/2018. The instruction sheet is not really helpful when it comes to the fitting of rear wheels. I managed to assemble it and made sure I heard the click sound after fitting the rear wheels. On our first day out with my 3.5 year old and 5 month old, the rear wheel fell off. Its so dangerous and we some how managed to get back home by keeping on pushing the wheel back.
It is bit hard to manoeuvre, with the elder kid sitting in the front. It moves to a side like the woolworth trolley and always need two hands to push.
I will give it few more days and if the wheels fall off often then I will return it.
Wheels fall off!!
Do not buy this pram!! I have a 8 month old & almost 2 yr old & My back wheels have fallen off numerous times!! Really inconvenient!! & you cannot steer this thing on a slight slant on a pathway!! Hate it!! Can't wait to buy another double pram from another company!!
Couldn't live without it.
Purchased second hand but unused and proof of purchase from Feb 17.
I have been using this pram for 6 months with a few minor grievances.
The rear sun shade doesn't really do much to keep the sun out when fully reclined, and I haven't been able to find a storm cover that fits properly.
Now that that's out of the way, let me tell you all the things I love about this pram.
The recline on the back seat is fantastic! Super easy to use and can be adjusted to any position.
I can fold this pram with one hand and one foot! I can literally hold my ...
This is a really good stroller, especially for the price. It's best for a toddler and baby as the back seat fully reclines. Both kids can see because of the stadium seating, tray at the front, easy to get up curbs, big basket underneath, quite light for the size of it, I don't find I'm kicking the wheels as I'm walking like with our last pram, reverses easily and is very easy to manoeuvre. I actually find the reviews saying that it's hard to manoeuvre strange, maybe they have the front wheels locked straight?
Cons: The front seat doesn't s...it completely upright. The back hood sits against your hands, I got used to it but the latch for when it's folded can keep it off your hands. The space to get stuff in to the basket it quite narrow although the top of the basket can be unclipped to get stuff in that way.
Too hard to maneuvre
I had an old style of this and absolutely loved it. So when that died I got the newer one. However they've changed the seating to "stadium style" meaning you can't lie the front one down fully - so you can't put a sleeping bub in it anymore. Also it was incredibly difficult to maneuvre. I sent it back to get tested, they did some work on it and it came back just as bad. I was incredibly sad because I loved the old Valco tandom so much.
Nice and Slim
Terrible handling, poor seating.
Overall Bad Design My kids hate it and so do I
I was given this pram secondhand as a fill in while I was saving for the one I wanted. My eldest who is only 19 months hates it with a passion, the seat is uncomfortable, doesn't recline well when she wants to rest and the seat belts are so thin that she has actually pulled her leg up and got out of it!!! The canopy's are useless my newborn is never covered from the sun unless I sit him upright.. I have to tie a sheet over the whole pram to cover them when we walk quite ugly and they scream because they cant see where they are going.... So be p...repared to pay through the teeth for an extra sun cover... I'm not sure how old my pram is but the bottom of the back seat is ripped along the frame, the material has faded and looks dirty no matter how much I clean it and the wheels feel heavy and hard to push. It is a narrow pram but the length makes it difficult to maneuver, I am always finding I have to reverse out of Isles instead of turning corners. I get my new pram in a few weeks and I will just end this review by saying that I wont be passing it on, I will be taking it to the tip. Only pro would be the large basket.
Sold it within 6 months
I found it terrible. My daughters were 20 months apart and I bought it before I had my second. I tried it out in the store and thought it was great. Seemed light-weight. Fast forward to when I had my second baby, and with the weight of the two kids plus nappy bag, it became almost impossible to maneuver. Very heavy and very bulky. Was a waste of money, I sold it after a handful of shocking outings.
Bad maneuverability; heavy
Love this pram!!!
I love this pram. I have an almost 3 year old son & an 11 week old daughter and this pram is absolutely perfect for us. When I first put my son in the front of the pram I thought it felt heavy, but as soon as we got moving I didn't even notice his weight, in fact I find the pram too light when my son is not in it, it feels much more secure with him in the front. We have been in a supermarket, shopped all over a big shopping centre (Chadstone), we've walked on the footpath and walked on uneven ground at our local parks - I do not have any pro...blem at all pushing or steering this pram, I can easily push it one handed except when going up hill. The basket is huge underneath. As the tray can be removed on the front seat, it is so much easier to get my son into his seat, especially when he doesn't want to go home :). It is easy to collapse and is quite compact for a double pram. I did get this pram for a bargain price on eBay but now that I have it I would happily pay much more. The only thing I don't like is the width of the rear hood, it needs to be much wider to protect my daughter from sun but I just attach a thick baby wrap between both hoods. Extremely easy to manoeuvre, easy & compact collapse. Rear hood needs to be much wider.
Pram would be better for 2 younger children as having my 2 yr old in the front makes it hard to steer. Overall I am happy with this pram as it does it’s job getting us from A to B in the shops.
Narrow enough to fit in shopping aisles, large basket that the sides can be pulled down, easy to fold, children have own space, separate removable sun shades for each child.
Hard to manoeuvre on uneven surfaces and up slopes with the heavier child in front. Swivel wheels tend to do their own thing making it hard to steer. Front seat for heavier child does not lay back far enough. The back seat has to be adjusted with straps to change postions which can be a pain.
Overall, a fantastic pram and very easy on the budget. It is an excellent pram for use on footpaths, shopping etc. It is not crash hot on roads or grass. I have used it for three years now and would definately recommend it. The front tray is also handy for kids to have snacks on etc.
Compact for easy travelling especially for shopping.
Easy to fold and very compact.
Very easy to manouvre. The front swivel wheels work beautifully.
The back seat is spacious. Excellent if you have a newborn or for if you have a sleeping toddler.
Lots of room f...
great for going around shopping malls with smooth floors otherwise i hate it. i am trying to sell mine at the moment.
price, large shopping basket
a nightmare going up kerbs or uneven surfaces/slopes when the older/heavier child is in the front, front wheel keeps coming off, you need to tighten 2 straps to adjust back seat
like other reviews have stated the pram isnt really good going up kerbs as i found it made my children bounce quite a bit. other than that its a good pram its easy to steer and great for shopping trips as it has a good amount of storage space in the basket its also easy to get in and out of the car.
great to take the children shopping in, good size basket, easy to fold.
bad on uneven foot paths and going up kerbs
I purchased this pram over the Phil and Teds as my daughter was only 12mths old when my son came along so i found they could both lay down, as she wasn't really a toddler and didn't like sitting up all the time. This pram is fantastic when childrn are younger eg: baby and toddler. My children are only 1 year appart and up until now (2yr and 1yr) they are both approx 12kg trying to push the pram on uneven surfaces is very difficult.
I love the storage basket and find it very easy to fold and unfold, it is not very heavy and once folded it was o...
Overall I am very happy with my choice of pram and I understand you can't have everything in one pram and this one ticks most of the boxes for me. It is also very lightweight for how big it is and folds up very easily (once you get the knack!). It has also made a useful travel bed for my newborn (who spends the most time in it). When my eldest isn't with me and I am shopping the front seat makes a handy shopping basket!
I have recommended this pram to friends who have also been happy with it.
Great pram - fits both children though at 2yo the e...
this pram dismanttles so easy and is quite lightweight also.both seats are very comfy for both children.ive found it to be worth the amount i paid for it,been using this pram for 2 yrs now and its always been great to use.
this pram ive found to be quite good for both me and my children.my 2 children are quite different in size and rather than the side by pram i use this one and i feel no extra gain on the one side.it has a tray and cup holder for your toddler in front.and both of the chairs can lay back,keeping both the toddler and baby happy....
Pram would be good for twins but definately not good for one older child and a baby. My children were 19 month and 7 months and I struggled on uneven surfaces.
Great for both babies having individual space.
Hard to get up and down gutters with a heavier child in front. If on a uneven footpath, and you have a heavy baby in front, the pram seems to want to steer down hill and you struggle against the slope to keep pram going in the direction you want. Front foot rest falls off all the time.
Questions & Answers
How do I fold the double prom.
I’ve read the earlier answer, but it doesn’t seem to work.
Hi. Does anyone happen to know how to adjust the front seat of the Doubletake up? I bought one second hand and I want my toddler to be able to sit up in it. But the one we have- the front seat is almost totally reclined which is weird. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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