Bugaboo Donkey 2
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Bugaboo Donkey 2

DISCONTINUED in 2020
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The Bugaboo Donkey2 is the second generation of the extremely versatile high-end Bugaboo Donkey, one of the most popular single-to-double strollers. It was released in November 2017.

Its unique chassis can be extended or narrowed in three simple clicks. On the chassis, you can attach one or two seats, carrycots, car seats or any combination of one of these with an optional side basket. The basket is attached in the narrowed mode instead of the second seat and will carry up to 10 kg, instead of the original 5. It is available in new colors and has a side pocket for small things as well as a zippered top cover color-matched to the hoods of the stroller. The carrycot and the bucket seat textiles are attached to the same frame. The new design of the apron fits the carrycot even better. The Donkey is only 74 cm wide despite the side-by-side seats. It will pass through regular 80 cm wide doors. However, you should keep in mind that the car seats with adapters widen the stroller. One car seat widens it to 80 cm, two to 86 cm. The large wheels are easy to maneuver and can handle all kinds of terrain. The wheels are now foam-filled in order to achieve a driving comfort similar to the air-filled tires, but without the threat of getting a flat tire. They also feature a suspension system and a simpler brake. When shopping, you will appreciate the huge basket with high weight capacity.

You can personalize The Donkey 2 completely. The chassis is available in black or silver. The seat textiles, in addition to the basic black, are also available in gray and blue melange. You can choose the hood design from the basic Core collection, the higher Premium collection or the luxurious patterned Signature collection. Each offers a different type of fabric. Limited collections, such as the We Are Handsome col. 2 with toucans, are also available.

The stroller is available in different configurations. The Mono is designed for one child with one chassis, a carrycot, a seat and a side basket. The Duo is suitable for siblings of different ages with two frames with seats, one fabric set for the carrycot and a side basket. The Twin is designed for twins, and it comes with two carrycots, two seats and a side basket. In addition, it can also be purchased as a separate chassis and assembled according to your needs. The price of the Donkey 2 is even slightly lower than the original price of the first model.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Bugaboo Donkey 2 on the official Bugaboo site

Bugaboo Donkey 2 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Chassis-only, Double sibling stroller (side-by-side)
Stroller weight
13.3 kg (alt. 15.3 kg)
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 60-74 cm x 114 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
93 cm x 74 cm x 52 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
First seat's maximum weight capacity
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
49 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
27 x 23.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
93.5 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)
Yes

The 2nd Seat unit

Full-size second seat
Yes
Second seat's maximum weight capacity
17 kg
Recommended age range for the second seat (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Second seat unit's reversibility
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type second seat unit
Yes
Second seat's reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline second seat's backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Second seat's backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
Second seat features a one-handed backrest recline
Yes
Second seat features a leg rest
Yes
Second seat features a footrest
Yes
Second seat unit's backrest height
49 cm
Second seat's width x depth of the sitting surface
27 x 23.5 cm
Total length of the second seat unit
93.5 cm
Second seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Second seat's equipped with a bumper bar
Yes
Usable also in single-child configuration
Yes

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
No
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
No
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
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
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
Folds with both seats attached
Yes
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
88-106 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
Yes
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
78.5 x 28 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
Two car seats at the same time compatibility
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
Yes

Parent reviews of the Bugaboo Donkey 2

4.6/5
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Really easy to push

5

For us, the best stroller there is. Really easy to push, which was our main requirement when choosing a stroller for our twins :-) ❤️

The best stroller for siblings

5

The best stroller for siblings - I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

I would only enhance a few details

4
  • Lightweight
  • Mono option
  • Simple = beautiful
  • Long bassinet space
  • Goes through pretty much anything
  • Bumper bars only can be removed fully
  • The hoods are not going straight (they're kind of lopsided)

An excellent twin pram! I would only enhance a few details. Like, e. g., the bumper bar - I don't get why there's not an opening option (other BGB models already have that).

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