Conclusion: The Bugaboo Donkey is versatile and unique but it’s not without fault. Other than the ability to expand, its features are not too different to other buggies. It’s slim for a twin buggy, lovely to push and lovely to look at, but that extra tubing comes at a very high price.
Pros: Very slim for a twin buggy, converts from single to double and back, handles exceptionally well, sunhood has excellent coverage, rear and forward facing seats, folds with seats attached, range of accessories, car seat compatible, The idea of upsizing and downsizing your buggy in three clicks is genius. As a family of four – we have two daughters, Minnie, 2, and Poppy, 9 months - there are often times when we only need a single buggy. Whilst our usual tandem buggy can...
Cons: Small seats, folding mechanism awkward, bulky when folded, very expensive (£1,099 for duo and £1,219 for twin set up), The Bugaboo Donkey can be folded with the seats attached (in forward facing mode) by pulling the release triggers on the handle and tucking the front wheels under the chassis. However, there’s no catch to keep the front wheels in place, which means that they start to slip back. I also find the triggers really stiff and hard to engage, making the init...
Excerpt: Bugaboo has just released its newest stroller, the Bugaboo Donkey. This is the first mono-duo–mono convertible stroller for kids and goods. In just three clicks, the Bugaboo Donkey can easily be converted from a full-sized mono to a full-sized side-by-side duo and back again. With flexible and multiple storage space, the bugaboo donkey is suitable for your first child, your second child, both or twins. Even in full duo position, the stroller is still compact.
Summary: The Donkey has lived up to the anticipation of a double Bugaboo and brings an individual approach to the convertible double market that is an excellent choice for parents of twins or children close in age. It is impressively designed to maximise the comfort for the rider in as small a footprint as possible.
Pros: Unique ability to convert from a single to side-by-side double, Able to use 2 seats, 2 bassinets or 2 car seats or any combination of these., Ability for both children to face the world or parent independent of the other, Excellent seat unit design and ergonomics, Generous and flexible storage capacity, Fantastic manoeuvrability, Small wheelbase, Shorter length than other convertible prams, One piece standing fold option
Cons: Large fold, High weight as single or double, Wider in Duo mode than other convertible prams, Basket access is restricted by reclining seats and bassinet