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Bugaboo Donkey Styles: Double Trouble


Bugaoo introduces a double stroller, called The Donkey. First of all, that is not a very cute name (Cameleon and Frog had a theme going, where did Donkey come from?). It may seem that a double stroller is fitting for those who love the Bugaboo and either has twins or is welcoming another baby in the family but after having used the Bugaboo myself, and abandoning it for a lighter and simpler Maclaren, I cannot imagine this double stroller being anything but a HUGE burden. The single is already a pain with the 2 piece break down when collapsing it and it is wider than your standard stroller, enough so that it causes problems going down aisles and getting through tight spaces. So a double?? You have enough to worry about having 2 tots to tote around much less having to manage this massive stroller.

It comes in 3 variations, the first is the most nonsensical, the Bugaboo Donkey Mono Strollericon for $1,199 has one seat for your tot and a big bin for your stuff. I guess this takes care of the Frog and Cameleon not having enough storage but this is ridiculous. A big huge NO-NO if you are asking for an opinion!! The Bugaboo Donkey Duo Strollericon for $1,499 is for those adding another baby to the family so one side is a bassinet (which can be converted to a seat later on) and the other is the standard seat. The Bugaboo Donkey Twin Strollericon for $1,659 is just like the Duo except that it comes with 2 bassinets, and both of course can be converted to seats.

On the bright side, the stroller does have an exceptional ride and is the only one I would consider taking on uneven terrain. If you have a car big enough and an empty garage to park the big car and this big stroller, this could still be an option as long as you don’t mind the complications. Just DO NOT attempt to travel with this monster!!!



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  1. who is gonna pay $1600 for a double stroller? I have twins and i ended up only paying $400 for the citymini and I LOVE it. It is light and not crazy big. I can load in and out of my SUV without any issue.

  2. I have to disagree, this stroller is amazing. With a 2yr old and a newborn, this stroller works for us. Is it pricey? Yes. I just love the option of being able to use it as a single once my older child wants out. Even extended as the double, it is still smaller than other doubles out there. Lots of storage room and it pushes like an absolute dream! I should also note that it fits in our trunk and I don’t even drive an suv.

  3. There’s no doubt that the Donkey is expensive, but it does offer a lot that other that other buggies don’t. I don’t see the price tag as being important. If it’s the right buggy for you and you don’t mind spending the money, then go for it – if you can’t afford it, there are alternatives.