The Bugaboo double stroller finally arrives! Meet the Bugaboo Donkey!
Well, you all have been waiting for years and years for it and it is almost here. I cannot tell you how many calls and emails we have gotten over the the years saying “When is Bugaboo coming out with a double stroller?” The folks at Bugaboo took their time and it looks like they did it right. Yesterday at the Kind + Jugend trade show in Cologne, Bugaboo introduced their new double stroller: the Bugaboo Donkey.
The new Bugaboo Donkey, which should be arriving in the U.S. in Spring 2011, is an amazing mono-to-duo stroller. That means it converts from a single stroller with a small parcel basket to a full feature, reversible seat double stroller. We’ve heard that the two seats can face parents, face the world or face each other. We’ve also heard that the seat frame can also convert into the bassinet (similar to the Cameleon) and the stroller should be able to accommodate one or two infant seats.
In the Mono/Single mode, the width of the stroller is 23″. The seat is similar to the seat on the Cameleon but it is a bit narrower. The stroller looks wider than the Cameleon but it actually is not- it just has a seat that is a little narrower along with the parcel basket (which is great for a diaper bag or your little one’s toys). The seat itself functions like the Cameleon seat as it is reversible and reclinable. We’ve also heard that you can fold it with the seat on and that is stands when it is folded. The seat has a weight limit of 37.5 lbs. which is similar to the Bugaboo Bee.
The most exciting part of the stroller is how it transitions into Duo/Double mode. When you are ready to use the Donkey as a double stroller, you just unclick the frame and it expands telescopically. The frame expands horizontally and the seat second takes the place of the parcel basket. With the two seats on the frame, they can be configured and reclined independently. The Donkey can also be folded in doubles mode with the seats on and will also stand on its own. The width of the Donkey in Duo mode is 29″ so it will be no problem getting through a standard doorway.
The Bugaboo Donkey will be making its U.S. debut at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas in October and we will be there to see it. From the pictures and videos we’ve seen the Donkey looks amazing. The design is gorgeous and simply brilliant. The designers and the engineers truly found a completely unique way to make a Bugaboo that works for one or two children. It is perfect for families to use with one child and will be expanding their families. The Donkey is truly an amazing stroller. We know you all have been waiting for it. If you want to be on a list for preorders, email us at email@example.com so we can keep you posted!
The Bugaboo Donkey video is courtesy of Vimeo.