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The New Bugaboo Donkey: The Ultimate Double Stroller?

By michellehorton |

New Bugaboo Stroller

Bugaboo is expecting a brand new addition to their popular baby stroller collection, which was unveiled to the media this morning. Finally — finally — Bugaboo decided to tackle the most dreaded part of parenting multiples: the double stroller.

While I haven’t seen this in person yet (it’s debuting at the Kind & Jugend Fair in Cologne, Germany tomorrow), I recently tested out over 20 double strollers for an upcoming Babble Best feature (stay tuned!) so I can confidently say the Bugaboo Donkey is setting out to fix the most common problems of double strollers.

Find out why this baby stroller is such a big deal after the jump.

Bugaboo Donkey

A) It converts from a single stroller to a double in three clicks, adding longevity and convenience to your buy.

B) It converts to a side-by-side stroller instead of having a pouch underneath, as most convertible strollers do, which is great for kids close in age or for twins.

C) It was designed to have increased storage with an expandable side luggage bag as well as an undercarriage basket. This, by the way, is the single biggest problem with double strollers: double the weight, double the width, half the storage.

D) Speaking of width, the single Bugaboo Donkey is the same width as the Bugaboo Cameleon (60 cm), and claims to be the narrowest luxury side-by-side stroller at 74 cm.

E) It maneuvers like a Bugaboo, obviously. Again, I haven’t personally tried this out, but comparing many of the double strollers I tested to my own Bugaboo, I can only imagine that maneuverability will not be an issue.

While we don’t know the price points, keep in mind that this is a luxury double stroller, so we’re expecting it to be quite pricey. Would you be willing to pay for the added convenience and style?

The Bugaboo Donkey is expected to hit shelves around April 2011.

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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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18 thoughts on “The New Bugaboo Donkey: The Ultimate Double Stroller?

  1. bmarshall says:

    i think this is fantastic…but why the name donkey? doesn’t have quite the ring that chameleon, frog, and bee have.

  2. MAria says:

    I love how it looks, but, I hate the name!

  3. madplanner says:

    I think I’d still take the Phil & Ted’s (very happy user here). This Donkey is still so wide, and I’m sure super pricey. And what the heck is with the name?

  4. Sarah says:

    i know why they named it that – because you’d be an “ass” to pay whatever they’re going to try and charge for this double stroller :)

  5. Naomi says:

    LOL at Sarah’s comment! I agree!

  6. Lyn says:

    I could use a donkey. And a pack

  7. Laura says:

    LOL at Sarah’s comment too! But I have to admit that I’d be in that “ass” category if my kids weren’t already 2 and 4 :)

  8. DelishMagMom says:

    I actually would be willing to fork out the extra money, whether that makes me an ass or not! I have bad Rheumatoid Arthritis and we have a Bugaboo Chameleon, and it’s actually very easy for me to use. I would expect the same function from this one…and am quite relieved that they are finally giving parents of two kids this option. We’ve only got one child for now, but if we do decide to have another, this is on my list.

  9. Jess says:

    WOW its cool how it can turn from a single pram into a double and in reverse… that will save $$ in the long run! And I much prefer sife by side seating as opposed to the phil and Teds where one baby is only inches from the dirty floor.. But I am only planning one more so will never get to try this one out :( ‘less we have twins :D
    Don’t like the name either.. doesn’t suit a sweet baby pram!

  10. vater staat says:

    Pefect idea – a really nice design but a quite confusing name for a stroller. just hope that the won’t double the price for almost two stroller in one. Here you can watch the full product video

  11. Tiffany says:

    Oh I love this! Too bad it isn’t being released until April ’11. I’d buy it if I could get it before mid-January. lol

  12. Nikki M says:

    This is such a smart design. I cannot wait to see it in person. I own the Chameleon and my friends and I who are expecting or have 2 have been wishing for this stroller!

  13. Soledad says:

    I absolutely LOVE it!!! Having just had my 2nd only 14 months after my 1st, I am in need of a double stroller but cannot seem to find the right one being used to my Chameleon. Bugaboo is sooo easy to manouver it makes me hate others. PLEASE, PLEASE, can anyone tell me if there’s any way I can get hold of one before April???

  14. xxx says:

    I hate the name……… I wish they go for Butterfly or fly instead.

  15. April Kane says:

    very cool! It’s about time Bugaboo came out with a double stroller!!

  16. kim says:

    Quite frankly, it is way too wide. I have the Phil & Ted and love the fact that I can squeeze through anything. I just think the width of the donkey will limit where you can use it.

  17. SarahW says:

    This looks like a great stroller, however I’m sure it is way outside my price-range :(

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