Bugaboo Butterfly
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Bugaboo Butterfly

NEW 2022
The Ant-successor
.eli
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The Bugaboo Butterfly is, after the reversible ultra-compact Bugaboo Ant, another ultra-compact stroller that is even approved by IATA (Internationa Air Transport Association), which means fuss-free traveling with the Butterfly as a piece of cabin luggage. The Butterfly, unlike the Ant (and much more like the well-made Joolz Aer), is forward-facing only, which means you cannot make the child parent-face, but it also means much larger seat which a higher backrest that reclines partially, an adjustable leg rest, and a pivoting bumper bar as well. Lastly, the BGB Butterfly stands by its 22 kg weight capacity in the seat plus 8 kg in the basket, meaning a whopping 30 kg maximum capacity overall. The 56cm seatback is also the tallest on the market in the ultracompact category, and is not that slanted, meaning a quite uprught seat for a travel pushchair.

The Butterfly, launched in April 2022, is, therefore, a quality travel buggy for parents of babies to toddlers, boasting not just an adjustable world-facing seat unit but also a car seat compatibility for use from birth as a travel system (using of this stroller without a car seat is best from about 8 months on). There's also the extendable hood with a ventilation mesh part, an all-wheel suspension, a carry strap, and a one-second, one-hand fold. The Butterfly was launched in three base colors and poses a real competition to very similarly-functioning Aer.

Bugaboo Butterfly Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), Travel system
Stroller weight
7.3 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
102.4 cm x 45 cm x 92.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
54 cm x 45 cm x 23 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-42 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
No
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated, Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 4 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
56 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)
No
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
Yes
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
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
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
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
11.9 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15.2 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
No
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs, Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism), 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
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Yes
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
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
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
No
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
102.4 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
8 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
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
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
No

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

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Parent reviews of the Bugaboo Butterfly

4.6/5
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  • Design
  • Comfort
  • Compactness
  • Tall seatback
  • Price
  • You always wish for larger wheels with these small buggies

Totally waited for this travel pushchair, tall seatback being so rare in this folded size category. The stroller feels quality even if not the sturdiest, and it is comfortable for a taller (3.5 yo) toddler girl.

The Butterfly can fly with you ;-)

4
  • size
  • quality
  • suspensions
  • basket
  • maximum weight
  • materials
  • padding
  • cleaning
  • backrest
  • small front wheels
  • narrower seat

I am incredibly glad Bugaboo came with this one. I searched for something cabin-sized but with enough space for my 2.5 years old. So yeah, the Butterfly can fly with you ;-) and is the perfect solution for a toddler as well (not like the Ant which I gave up on after trying out in a shop). Not even talking about the quality.

The front wheels are, of course, very very small, so don't expect an all-terrain monster, but the suspension is nice enough for your regular bumpy sidewalks. Loving the basket, nice for the size of the buggy, and the canopy, too!

Super small, super high back rest. Loving it, the quality is superb, and you can bring it on pretty much any airline.

Your questions about the Bugaboo Butterfly

1)

Hi

Im looking to purchase bugaboo butterfly ASAP - where online can I purchase it .

Thanks you

Hi, Alya,

The Butterfly is completely new - so it is not on sale everywhere yet, in every country, I mean. Your best bet is writing to Bugaboo’s customer service and/or any Bugaboo seller or distributor around you, they’ll tell you when they plan to stock it.

All the best, and the best of luck!

.eli - 07 May 2022
2)

How much does the Butterfly recline?

Hey, J,

The butterfly reclines just about as a Joolz Aer. It is a semi-recline, absolutely OK for naps for older toddlers, but it is not a newborn-friendly recline. For newborns, only the car seat/travel system compatibility is the (short-term, occasional) option.

.eli - 05 May 2022
3)

Woukd you know if any brand toddler boards would fit the Butterfly? Apparently the Bugaboo Comfort board is not compatible.

Hello, Dee,

Please, first read this article about buggy boards I wrote - I mean, before you get a fitting toddler board for this really small) stroller, be sure to know how difficult it will make the push this one, and that your stroller frame could get significantly looser.

Moving on, any better universal kid ride should fit - I recommend the Bumprider or the Lascal Buggy Board (Mini) as they relly fit universally thanks to a good attachment system.

.eli - 14 Apr 2022

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