The New Bugaboo Donkey: The Ultimate Double Stroller?Michelle Horton
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.
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.