– the complete Bugaboo Donkey Review!
YSG Rating: (4.6 / 5)
Weight: 29.3 lbs
Your babies can interact with each other while riding together.
The Bugaboo Donkey 2 Mono is the most recent stroller in the Donkey series by Bugaboo. It is a luxury style convertible stroller for both newborns and toddlers for everyday use. It can be transformed from a single to double stroller for up to two kids. It allows you to attach a second seat to the stroller frame for up to two kids.
The stroller has quite a number of features that makes it a top luxury stroller to look out for. Here is a complete review of all its features and everything you need to know about it!
Bugaboo Donkey 2 Mono Stroller Features
High Customization Option: The first thing you get with the Bugaboo Donkey 2 stroller is the possibility to customize the stroller as much as you can. You get to choose the color of your canopy – up to 12 colors, choose your stroller frame color, and lastly choose your preferred stroller seat fabric. This is a high level of customization you rarely get with strollers on the market.
Convertible Stroller: the Donkey2 stroller is able to convert from a single to double stroller for up to two kids! You can easily attach a second seat to the stroller frame and carry your second child aboard the same stroller. To do this, you just have to replace your side luggage basket with the second seat.
You can also attach up to two car seats or carrycots to the Donkey 2 stroller frame!
Car Seat Compatible: The Bugaboo Donkey 2 stroller is car seat compatible. Using a car seat adapter, you can attach car seats from top brands like Chicco, Maxi-Cosi and Nuna. It is compatible with the popular Pipa, Mico 30, and the Chicco KeyFit car seats. So if you already have one of these car seats, you won’t have to purchase a new one!
Note: the car seat and car seat adapters are not included in the price, so you’d have to purchase them separately!
Carrycot Stroller: Apart from being car seat compatible, the Bugaboo Donkey 2 is also carrycot compatible! You can easily attach the Donkey 2 bassinet to the stroller frame, transforming the Bugaboo Donkey 2 into a nice stylish pram. This gives you even more options for riding the stroller!
As a bonus, the carrycot is already included in the stroller price. You won’t need to purchase it separately!
Newborn Stroller: The Donkey 2 stroller can be used from the birth of your child till they are much older! By replacing the stroller seat with either the carrycot or purchasing an infant car seat, you can easily transform the Donkey 2 into a nice stroller for a newborn. And once your baby is old enough, you can switch back to the stroller seat.
Note: in the double stroller mode, you can carry up to two newborns aboard the same stroller!
Reversible Seat: The Donkey 2 stroller has a nice reversible seat feature that lets you adjust the stroller seat to be either forward or backwards facing. And in the double stroller mode, you can also have both seats facing you or facing outwards – a rare feature for most side-by-side strollers!
This feature gives you even more options for riding the stroller!
Multi-Position Recline: In addition, the stroller seat is able to recline into multiple positions. It has an almost flat recline that lets your baby lay back comfortably. You can have your kid either sitting upright or laying back for a nap!
And in the double stroller mode, you can adjust the recline so both of your babies can interact or play together while out on a stroll. Your babies can keep eachother company while having a nice ride!
Adjustable Footrest: For more comfort, the stroller seat also includes an adjustable footrest that gives your kid some leg support while riding the stroller. This is also great for naps as it is more convenient to not have your kid’s feet dangling while taking a nap.
5-Point Harness: in terms of safety, the stroller seat has a 5-point harness that helps to keep your baby safely strapped to the stroller seat. As babies tend to move around while you’re not paying full attention, the harness makes sure they are safely strapped into the stroller seat during a ride!
All-Terrain Wheels: in terms of wheels, the Donkey 2 has all-terrain wheels that lets you ride smoothly and easily over any terrain. It is great for rides in grassy-terrain parks, smooth sidewalks, and going over rough unpaved paths!
Note: although the stroller wheels are all-terrain, it is not designed to be a jogging stroller.
All Wheel Suspension System and Lockable Swiveling Wheels: In terms of ease of maneuvering and giving a smooth ride, the Bugaboo Donkey 2 is one of the best! It has lockable swiveling front wheels that makes it easy to maneuver. And the shock absorbing all-wheel suspension system helps to give you and your baby a smooth and bump-free ride.
Adjustable Handlebar: The Donkey 2 has an adjustable handlebar that lets you adjust the handlebar to the height of the parent using the stroller. This makes it great for small and tall parents as it allows you to easily adjust the handlebar to fit the height of either parent! It also saves you the backache or shoulder pain from having to hunch over or push at an uncomfortable position.
Compact Stroller: in the double stroller mode, the Bugaboo Donkey 2 is quite compact compared to most side-by-side strollers. It is actually smaller than it looks and can easily fit through most doors.
Storage Basket: in terms of storage, the stroller includes a large rear-accessible basket for storing your on-the-go items. You can carry your diapers, bottles, toys or snacks while on-the-go. It also has a side luggage basket which can be placed next to the stroller seat. This gives you even more space to carry things and is also easily accessible when behind the stroller.
Extendable UPF50 Stroller Canopy: Another great part of the Donkey 2 Stroller is its large extendable canopy that provides your kid with enough cover. It also has a nice sunproof, UPF50 fabric that helps to protect your baby from harmful UV rays.
Included Accessories: if you’re wondering what accessories are included in the stroller box:
- 1 Side Storage Basket
- 1 Carrycot
- 1 Bumper bar
Child’s Weight: The Bugaboo Donkey 2 weighs around 29.3 lbs and is able to carry up to 50 lbs of weight! This means you can easily use the Donkey 2 from the birth of your baby till they are much older – up to 6 years old.
Bugaboo Donkey Reviews
Before making a buying decision, it is always nice to review the pros and cons before going with a stroller. Here is a short overview for you:
- Newborn stroller: you can use the same stroller from the birth of your kid till they are much older
- Convertible stroller: you can use the same stroller once your family size expands
- Car seat compatible: you can easily transfer you baby from car to stroller
- All Terrain Wheels: great for walks in grassy terrain and unpaved roads
- Adjustable handlebar for all heights
- All-wheel suspension system for smooth rides
- Pricey stroller!
- Quite heavy at almost 30 lbs
The Bugaboo Donkey 2 is a great luxury style stroller! The above shows a long list of Pros in terms of the stroller features. It only has a few Cons which are – the price and the weight. As most luxury style strollers do, the Donkey 2 cost quite a bit. However it makes up for the cost with great quality and lots of nice features.
The other Con is the weight of the stroller at almost 30 lbs. This is quite heavy compared to most full-sized strollers. And might be harder for smaller parents to carry or maneuver. The stroller is a better fit for parents with cars as you don’t want to lug around a heavy stroller with you.
Lastly, in terms of feedback and reviews from parents who purchased and used the stroller, here is an overview of the likes and dislikes they mentioned:
There were barely any negative reviews to be found for the stroller. The main issue a few parents pointed out was the size of the stroller. They found it quite bulky and noted that you need a bit of room to store it. Storing it in the truck of your car takes up a bit of space, so you have to reconsider if you have a small car.
Lastly, some parents also found the stroller fold quite difficult to handle. Apart from these, most parents were happy with the quality and feature of the stroller!
Therefore, based on the stroller features and parent reviews, the Bugaboo Donkey 2 stroller gets:
Overall Rating: (4.6 / 5)
Price for Quality: (4.7 / 5)
Weight: (3.9 / 5)
Ease of Use and Maneuverability: (4.8 / 5)
Features: (4.8 / 5)
Stroller Video Demo
Here is a quick Bugaboo Donkey Stroller demo by Bugaboo. Gives you a quick show of most of the stroller’s features.
Bugaboo Donkey Stroller Specifications
Item Weight: 29.3 lbs
Open Dimensions (WxLxH): 29.5″ x 38.5″ x 43.3″
Folded Dimensions (WxLxH): 20.5″ x 29″ x 36.6″
Max. Allowed Weight: 50 lbs
Where to Buy?
You can check out the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller at Amazon.
Conclusion – Bugaboo Donkey Review
And that’s it for a full Bugaboo Donkey Review! If you have enough budget and are willing to splurge on a great stroller, then the Bugaboo Donkey 2 is a great stroller choice for you!
I hope the above has provided you with enough information to help you make your purchase decision.
If you have any question or if something is not entirely clear to you, do not hesitate to contact me or put down your comment below. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!!