Bugaboo Donkey Complete Duo Stroller Review

The Bugaboo Donkey Duo
The Bugaboo Donkey duo’s bassinet feature coming into use at the park!

OVERALL SCORE

75

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The Bugaboo Donkey complete duo stroller is one of the highest quality double strollers on the market– and also the most expensive. It has a variety of special abilities such as a two-wheel mode to help traverse rough terrain more efficiently, a bassinet feature, and a swivel-lock feature on the front wheels that makes maneuvering this stroller easy. This stroller also maximizes child comfort with its 5 point harness and one-hand lever recline! Looking for a stroller with optimum storage space? Look no further! There are multiple opportunities for storing your necessities in this stroller.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

 

Durability

Excellent – 9/10

This is a very well-made stroller that is guaranteed to last you for years. The sturdy frame that it is made up with is covered with a dense, strong fabric that does not rip or become dirty easily. The Bugaboo Donkey duo stroller is definitely one of the highest quality double strollers on the market.

Donkey Duo Complete Stroller
Donkey Duo Complete Stroller

Weight

Good – 6/10

This double stroller weighs 34 pounds. It’s not the heaviest double stroller out there, but it does rest on the heavier side of the spectrum when it comes to strollers. It may be difficult to push this stroller if both seats are occupied and there is a lot of additional weight on it.

Brakes

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller comes equipped with a parking brake that can be engaged and disengaged very easily. This brake makes quick stops on the sidewalk and stationing your stroller on a hill when needed easy.

Compact

Good – 5/10

This is a bulky stroller that takes up a lot of space due to its double mode option and bassinet feature. However, many parents consider these features worth the extra bulkiness of the Bugaboo Donkey duo.

Ease of Use

Very Good – 8/10

All features of this stroller are easy to figure out and manipulate when necessary. The handlebars are easily adjustable and using the the bassinet feature, or engaging the two-wheel or double side-by-side mode is quite simple if you follow the instructions clearly.

Folding

Very Good – 6/10

This stroller can be quite difficult to fold. Even though you technically do not have to remove the seat in order to fold it, this stroller will not fit into cramped storage spaces or in the backseat of a car if the seat is not removed. The seat will not fold with this stroller! This stroller does stand when folded and has an automatic lock for the folded position.

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

The telescoping handlebar that this stroller comes equipped with can be adjusted to adapt to the height of any parent pushing the stroller. It is easy to grip due to its easy angles and it telescopes from 32 to 42 inches from the ground.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 8/10

The Bugaboo Donkey model is very easy to maneuver on all types of terrain. The front wheels can swivel from side to side easily, making sharp turns and quick changes in direction a breeze. These wheels can also lock when there is a chance that you will be going over rougher terrain.

Rough Terrain

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller is very much suited for rough terrain because of its two-wheel mode feature, which will make it easier for your stroller to go over snow, sand, or rocks. The air-filled tires that this Donkey model rolls on are air-filled and sturdy– you are guaranteed to never get a flat.

Accessories

Good – 6/10

There are a variety of accessories on this stroller such as the 5 point harness and bassinet feature. However, even though this stroller is so pricey, it does not come with cup holders, a suspension system, or a peekaboo window for the canopy.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 8/10

Assembling this stroller can take a while due to the variety of features it has that have to be installed onto the stroller, but it is a fairly easy process that will not challenge parents for a prolonged period of time.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

The high-quality fabric that makes up this stroller gets dirty easy, but it is not difficult to clean. The fabric that makes up the canvas of the stroller is waterproof, and the telescoping handlebars that parents will grip to push the stroller have an elegant vegan leather cover that is easy to clean.

Storage

Excellent – 9/10

There are so many options for storage on this stroller. A large undercarriage basket is available to store all of your main necessities, and there are also 3 storage pockets to store extra belongings. A side luggage basket is also included if needed.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 8/10

The Donkey model is the epitome of comfort for children. It was even designed to be infant-friendly with the bassinet it comes with. It boasts a one-hand lever recline that is easy to adjust and a 5 point harness that will strap your child in comfortably and securely for the duration of the ride. The only downside of this stroller is that there is no adjustable leg rest.

Sun Canopy

Very Good – 8/10

The large sun canopy that resides at the top of the frame of this stroller will suit all of your needs. It’s big enough to block the sun at all angles and offers UV protection. However, it does not offer a peekaboo window so that you can see your children while you are pushing them

Suspension

There is no suspension system on this stroller.


What do experts say?

Side view of the Bugaboo Donkey Duo!!
Side view of the Bugaboo Donkey Duo!!

This buggy is perfect for active growing family that doesn’t want to slow down despite having multiple kids. The maneuverability is outstanding! You can push it with a pinky.

The 10″ and 12″ air-filled wheels can handle ANY terrain with ease. You can walk trails with this one. There is even a two-wheel mode that helps you tackle snow and sand (personally, I think that two-wheel mode is pretty useless). It also features one-hand deep recline, large basket, huge canopy, automatic lock, standing fold, run-away strap, and adjustable handle bar.” – Moms Stroller Reviews

“The Bugaboo Donkey stroller is still the most versatile convertible stroller on the market. Will the ability to turn from a single into a double, the Bugaboo Donkey is the ultimate choice for parents with a growing family.” – Pish Posh Blog


Specifications

BassinetsYes
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range1-3 years
Folded Dimension37″L x 23.6″W x 20.5″H
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightAdjustable
JoggingNo
Passenger Capacity2
Recline5 step recline (flat)
Weight34 lbs.
Wheel Sizes 10 in. front/12 in. rear

Where to buy?

Amazon$1719.99
Albee Baby$1789.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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