It’s practical, lightweight, easy to use and looks good, too – there really is just so much to love about Mamas & Papas Voyage Twin buggy, as long as you keep to the town.
You’re probably familiar with Mamas & Papas, a well-known and trusted UK brand established nearly 30 years ago and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It now boasts over 50 stores in the UK, more around the world, and produces everything from baby clothes to nursery furniture, toys and buggies.
The Voyage Twin is one of several double buggies in Mamas & Papas large range. This buggy is a twin, as in side-by-side, double buggy, and it’s sold as suitable for twins or a toddler and a baby. Both seats operate independently and a toggle system enables them to recline fully. There are adjustable legrests, all-round wheel suspension, comfortable foam handles, 5-point safety harnesses, and the front wheels can swivel 360 degrees or be locked. A brake works on all three back wheels.
What we love
The Mamas & Papas Voyage Twin is the lightest, most convenient double buggy I’ve tried. It has a clever, umbrella-style fold and is very easy to put up and down, with no fiddling or ‘knack’ required. It folds down impressively small and has two clips to keep it compact, so it’s brilliant for slinging in the back of the car, folding up to get on public transport or simply saving space at home.
Even more impressive than this folding though, is the Voyage Twin’s unfolded width – or lack of! I managed to do most of my Christmas shopping pushing this buggy, without getting stuck, crashing into anyone or feeling conspicuous. Best of all, it fits through all the doors at my doctor’s surgery, something no other buggy has managed. With 1-year-old twins I’m at the doctor’s a lot, and having to take them out, hand them to strangers in the waiting room, collapse the buggy and heave it inside every time is a real pain. So, for this alone, I love the Voyage Twin!
The Mamas & Papas Voyage Twin is also the sleekest and most stylish buggy of its type I’ve seen, in a smart black with subtle yellow trim. Both the frame and the fabric feel good quality and there’s an attention to detail that marks this out from other contenders, with things like thick, well-padded seats and straps and a toddler pillow. I was pleasantly surprised to find the raincover and two footmuffs are included in the price.
The Voyage Twin is easy to push and steer and my twins seemed comfortable and happy to travel in it.
The storage baskets are a decent size and I was able to hang my changing bag and some shopping on the handles without the buggy tipping over. Handy pockets on the back of each hood are just the right size to store the raincover.
While I’ll be keeping hold of my usual all-terrain buggy for long walks, this has definitely become my pushchair of choice for short trips about town, on public transport and, of course, visits to the doctor!
What to watch out for
At £295 the Voyage Twin is one of the more expensive compact umbrella-fold style buggies, so if you’re buying one as a second buggy for occasional use, you might prefer a cheaper option. However, if you were intending to use it a lot, I’d say this price tag is worth it.
The Mamas & Papas Voyage Twin doesn’t give a smooth ride over uneven ground so it’s for pavements and towns rather than parks and countryside – but then again it doesn’t claim to be an all-terrain pushchair.
Although the Voyage Twin is sold as suitable from birth, I wouldn’t have chosen to put my twins in it as newborns. The seats do recline fully but personally, I prefer something more sturdy, supportive and cosy for young babies. Plus these seats can only face forwards. However, that’s a matter of personal preference, and if you had a toddler and a newborn, this buggy could well be an excellent solution.
Who is the Mamas & Papas Voyage Twin buggy best for?
Parents of two or twins after a practical about-town option that’s easy to push, fold, transport and store.
The Mamas & Papas Voyage Twin buggy is good looking and great quality. This double buggy folds neatly and easily for travel and storage, and when in use you can still get through doors! However, it is just for the pavement, not bumpy country paths.