Bugaboo Buffalo
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Bugaboo Buffalo

DISCONTINUED in 2018
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The Bugaboo Buffalo is a luxury stroller that can handle all kinds of terrain. It was released in 2013. The stroller is available as a 2in1 stroller system with a chassis and textiles. The chassis can also be purchased separately.

The seat and the carrycot textiles are attached to the same frame which is simply attached to a chassis. The bucket seat is located higher. The difference in height compared to the urban Bugaboo Cameleon is approximately 10 cm. With the optional car seat with adapters, you can create a 3in1 stroller system. The huge shopping basket can carry up to 10 kg. In addition, you can hang a bag weighing up to 6 kg on the handle.

You can customize your stroller by choosing a silver or a black chassis. The Buffalo can also be personalized by changing the hoods. Summer variations with ventilation are also available along with many other optional accessories. The handle and the bumper bar of the newer models are made of leatherette. You can also identify the older models by the inabilty to fold the chassis with a seat attached.

The Bugaboo Buffalo was also released in special editions: Escape, Diesel Denim, Andy Warhol, Classic+ Collection or the designer Niark1. Since November 2017, the tiger-patterned We Are Handsome designer collection and the limited Atelier Collection are also available.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Bugaboo Buffalo on the official Bugaboo site

Bugaboo Buffalo Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Chassis-only
Stroller weight
12.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
88 cm x 80 cm x 34 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
88 cm x 54 cm x 34 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
17 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Yes
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
50.5 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
30 x 24.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
95.5 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
Yes
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Rear wheels type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Front wheels diameter
25 cm
Rear wheels diameter
30 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
Yes

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Suspension type
Frame
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
No
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
88-111 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
10 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
78 x 32 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Yes,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Bugaboo Buffalo

4.5/5
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  • spacious
  • comfortable
  • for every terrain
  • high weight capacity
  • overall look and the possibility of changing the accessories
  • weight

An awesome stroller. We were very satisfied. It is like a truck - it can handle even heavy loads of shopping, which I regularly tested 😊 The most important thing is that it’s spacious and comfortable for the child. Another advantage is the changing of the hood (apron, seat fabrics...) will change the visage of the stroller 😉

  • easy to handle
  • compact
  • no rattling, squeaking
  • handles even difficult terrain, uneven pavements, layers of snow and so on
  • I consider the possibility of changing the canopy and the carrycot apron a big advantage - you can endlessly change the color of anything according to your mood, gender of another child; or at least wash the one that you have :)
  • beautiful design
  • safe for the child
  • spacious enough even for an older child
  • spacious carrycot
  • bucket-type seat unit, therefore possible to put a ‘not-yet-sitting-by-itself’ child in the seat unit (comfortably)
  • adjustable handle length
  • ... and I’m pretty sure I forgot a lot :)
  • quite heavy
  • relatively high priced
  • I don’t see any more disadvantages :)

I don't regret buying this stroller. I am very satisfied - if I was to choose again, I would surely choose this one.

Great

4

I recommend it! Rather compact, great, easy to handle :-)

  • I didn't expect it, but it's actually quite a lightweight, compact model, with the capability to go over terrain as well as snow - even though, overcoming those takes some effort from your part
  • 3-year-warranty and free maintenance every year
  • A lot of accessories, even though they're not cheap
  • You can only reverse the seat, not the handlebar
  • The basket color faded out

Originally, I didn't want this model - it was my partner's choice. It's actually compact and rather lightweight. My daughter used it up to her 2 months, then from her 8 months and up. Now, at 21 months, she doesn't want to ride any pushchair - sho only walks, which I am sorry for. I always feel sad I am not using it ;-)

The manipulation is good; I like the design and also those inflatable wheels. We could pass through anything, and I was happy with it. It really can go through terrain. I tried other Bugaboo models, and I can honestly tell that Buff is the best.

Our little truck

5
  • Wheels: big, filled with foam - puncture-free, awesome suspension on uneven surfaces - we can get anywhere, even pass through snow (I tried, with a 25cm layer of it)
  • Shopping cart: large, can carry up to 10kg
  • Carrycot: large and spacious
  • Seat unit: bucket-type, can be clicked on both forward- and rearward-facing, can be adjusted in one of the 3 positions
  • Canopy: easy to change, extends deeply to protect against the sun, snow, wind
  • Weight? about 12.5kg for such a large and comfortable stroller is not so much
  • The price? Hmmm, very well worth the quality

A great stroller! Our little truck, as we call it. It can carry a lot, yet still very comfy. 😍 My son (who was using it first) is 6 years old, and now I have a 2nd baby in it - everything works 100%.

  • Comfortable seat unit, even for a bigger kid
  • Heavy duty - for what it takes, you can even push a horse in it
  • Personalization through different canopies and accessories
  • Price

Quite a great stroller, I have no complaints. We have been using it for two years, and it is absolutely fuss-free - and it is used on a daily basis. I went through quite a few strollers, but this is a true all-in-one.

We used it to its maximum

5

The best choice; we used it to its maximum - both the carrycot and the seat unit part.

The best stroller there is

4

I sincerely recommend this stroller. It is the best stroller there is…

It will go through anything

4

An excellent stroller. I will go through anything - snow, grass, dirt roads.

Nothing to complain about

4

TOP stroller, there is nothing to complain about. Ideal for both city and harsh terrain. Sturdy, stable, large canopy - you can alternate the colors or even swap for a summer version, so the stroller will always be “fresh”. The only disadvantage is the higher weight which you’ll feel when loading the folded stroller in the car.

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