Bugaboo Donkey Duo Stroller Review
Updated: Feb 11
While pregnant with the girls I spent hours upon hours researching baby gear. Because let’s face it, before kids I had all the time in the world! I researched car seats, carriers, bottles, and of course, strollers. I read hundreds of reviews, watched videos, polled other moms, you name it. I did it all. In regards to strollers, I wanted the best of the best, the most practical AND efficient for our TWO babies. Many options would hit some of the requirements I was searching for, but would fall short in other areas. (It would fold up easily, but weigh a million pounds, etc.)
But then...I found it, the Rolls Royce of strollers, the Bugaboo Donkey Duo. Sure, it came with a hefty price tag, but it was all I ever wanted and more. It was innovative, versatile, and...it came in pink! It would be perfect for our soon-to-be darling daughters.
If you're tired of scrolling through pages and pages of stroller reviews, I got you. Read on to learn why the Bugaboo Donkey Duo is our top choice for best overall double stroller.
1. Infant to toddler seating
Whether your babies are 10-days old or 10-months, you’ll be strolling in style. The Bugaboo Donkey Duo comes with a bassinet base for newborns AND a seat for when your baby gains proper neck control. THEN, if you want to spice it up you can position the bassinets/seats to face you, face the world, or even face each other. And they can sit upright or reclined! The options are endless!
2. Ease of assembly
If you’ve ever assembled a stroller you know it can be a painful endeavor. But the Bugaboo Donkey? Assembled in under 10-minutes and she was ready to roll.
3. Foam tires
These over-sized tires can handle any terrain. And I mean ANY terrain. Sand, snow, mud, or pavement. No terrain is too rough, even when the stroller’s fully loaded. Wherever your travels take you, the Bugaboo Donkey will conquer the elements with ease.
4. Smooth ride
I’ve been behind the handlebars of quite a few strollers in my day and this lays over the competition. Your little ones will enjoy a smooth ride, void of harsh bumps, or jarring from the ground below. And as the driver, you will appreciate the ability to easily steer with one hand and pivot on a dime.
5. Fits through standard doorways
Obviously this is #money. Keep little fingers inside, but rest assured this buggy will easily fit through any standard doorway. (It can also be converted to a single stroller format in just a few clicks if desired.)
6. Car seat compatibility
I had purchased Britax car seats for our girls, so it was pertinent that the stroller we chose be compatible with that specific brand. And as fate would have it, the Bugaboo Donkey is compatible. An adapter can be purchased separately that clicks into the stroller frame to allow for easy car-to-stroller portability for your babies. (Note: the side-by-side car seat attachment does NOT fit through standard door frames.)
7. Ample and flexible storage space
For a double stroller, the undercarriage fit our obnoxiously over-sized twin diaper bag. And, whenever the girls were itty bitty they could both easily fit in one bassinet, so we were able to use the empty bassinet for even more storage! A side luggage basket is also included and can be snapped into place whenever the stroller is in the mono (single bassinet/seat) format.
8. One piece and compact fold options
Again, you will not find a double stroller that folds to fit in the back seat of a Prius, BUT this does fold well and with ease. If you’re seeking an even smaller fold, you can remove the bassinets/seats and/or tires.
9. Adjustable handlebar
This may seem irrelevant but if you and your spouse are not the exact same height (which I doubt you are), your spouse will thank you.
10. And last but not least, ACCESSORIES and CUSTOMIZED design
The Bugaboo Donkey comes in seven gorgeous colors. You can even mix and match! It comes standard with a side basket, bumper bar, bassinet, and a rain cover. Other available add-on options include a: tray, cup holders, mosquito nets, wheeled board, foot-muffs, or a car seat adapter.
'The Bugaboo Donkey is an innovative, stylish stroller that handles exceptionally well.'
It is a symbol of luxury and we’re confident you’ll love just as much as we did! When you buy the Bugaboo Donkey, yes you will be dropping a nice chunk of change, but I promise, you will not be disappointed. In a nutshell, it’s the best investment we made for our twin daughters: it is a great stroller, it’s well constructed, it’s versatile, AND it has a high resale value (we sold ours for $700!).
And don't just take it from me! Here are a few other positive reviews off of Amazon from equally pleased Bugaboo owners:
“I found it expensive but it worth every cent. Has great driving experience…”
“Love love love ...breaks down, easily, worth it”
“I love this stroller! Best stroller for twins”
I hope you enjoyed reading my Bugaboo Donkey review. Are you looking to buy the Bugaboo Donkey? Are you deterred by the price? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below :)
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