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
Cons: Small seats, folding mechanism awkward, bulky when folded, very expensive (£1,099 for duo and £1,219 for twin set up)
Bugaboo Donkey Is the Optimus Prime of Children’s Strollers
21 April 2011
Excerpt: For once, all the nosy parents at the park are going to grill you about your stroller instead of the kids riding inside it. With its movable, modular parts and expanding frame, the Bugaboo Donkey can shape-shift into a variety of modes. Depending on how you set it up, it’s suitable for a single child, twins or two children of different ages. It’s a real-life Transformer. The basic idea of the Donkey is that it can be configured to suit your growing family.
Pros: Parts swap out with about as much ease as a Mr. Potato Head. Pivoting wheels turn like a dervish. Pretty light at 28.6 pounds in base mode. Detachable shopping basket. One-handed seat angle adjustment lets you keep kids comfy without straining your back. Optional adapters work with many popular car seats (Britax, Maxi Cosi, Graco, Chicco).
Cons: Expensive! Brakes on wheels click loudly in and out of place, sometimes startling sleeping passengers. Sun shade could provide better coverage.
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