Bugaboo Donkey 5
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Bugaboo Donkey 5

NEW 2022
The even sleeker, more ventilated, easier-to-fold & unfold Donkey
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The Bugaboo Donkey 5 is a 2022 update of the famous&luxurious single-to-double reversible side-by-side convertible stroller system for twins and close-in-age siblings alike. Usable for 1 to 3 children (with a buggy board), the Donkey5 released after the Donkey 3 (there's no Donkey 4) is different from the previous generation in these features: new added ventilation parts, most prominent in the bassinet lower part; new fabric quality that is softer and water repellent, and, of course; a new color palette to choose from; and more padding with an updated padding system on the harness.

New internal - mechanical updates of the Donkey 5 include: an updated stroller frame with a bit higher (57 cm from the ground) seat/carrycot position; a renewed folding mechanism with easier-to-operate and more intuitive folding levers; and easier unfolding system that doesn't need pulling triggers anymore.

The Donkey 5 still offers reasonably low weight and a one-piece fold (if needed), even with both seats/bassinets attached. The extendable hoods protect your children individually and offer almost full protection from the sun even without a sun visor. Two extra-large viewing windows helping with ventilation are complemented with a huge storage basket that can be used with a side shopping basket/bag with a pocket with a zipper closing if the pram's used in the single mode.

You can add the bucket-type seat units to the chassis in both world- and parent-facing setup and adjust their recline by tilting as needed. The Donkey 5 also allows for a seat unit - carrycot combination (the fabrics of the carrycot have to be attached to the frame of the seat), while the seat can be in any direction. You can also pair the carrycot or the seat unit with a car seat. Alternatively, two car seats (with adapters) can be added - however, you need to bear in mind that thanks to the adapters, the width of the Donkey 5 with car seats is going to increase to a width that exceeds the standard 80 cm door width.

This stroller is available in various configurations. The Mono is designed for one child and features one chassis, a carrycot, a seat unit, and a shopping basket on the side. The Duo is for siblings with an age gap and comes with two seat frames, one set of textiles for a carrycot, and a side-shopping basket included. The Twin is designed for twins and includes two frames with two carrycot sets, a pair of seat units, and a shopping basket for the side. In addition, you can also purchase a separate Donkey 5 chassis and create any desired combination depending on your needs. Bear in mind that all the Bugaboo strollers are highly configurable, and you can update many parts (like canopies (including summer hoods with even more ventilation and new colors), wheel rim covers, leatherette cover of the push bar, etc.) over time.

Bugaboo Donkey 5 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Chassis-only, Double sibling stroller (side-by-side)
Stroller weight
12.3 kg (alt. 14.9 kg)
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
111 cm x 60-74 cm x 85-106 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
90 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
22 kg
First seat's maximum weight capacity
22 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
22 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
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Yes
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
Yes
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
86-106 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 5

4.5/5
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Not small, but it is almost almighty

4
  • both my kids are in the front
  • easy tilting
  • easy to push
  • easy to fold
  • easy, easy, easy
  • great wheels
  • great hoods
  • a lot of adjustability
  • padding top
  • quality
  • bulky, unfortunately
  • basket could be more accessible

I love this pram. It is not small, but it is almost almighty.

  • Beautiful
  • High quality
  • Roomy seat and bassinet
  • wheels
  • A bit better folding, compared to the 3rd Donkey
  • Gorgeous materials
  • Expensive
  • Not that much better than the Donkey 3

I went to check the stroller, almost sure I'll buy it. Comparing it with the BGB Donkey3 that was actually cheaper, I didn't find that much to actually get it. The fabrics and details are cooler slightly, yes. The Stroller is gorgeous and looks high-quality. But it wasn't that better, compared to the third iteration. The seller actually helped me decide for the Donkey3. And I am happy about it, it work great (even if it's not a small stroller when folded, but hey, it's a double).

In any case, I can recommend it. Even the 5th Donkey. I mean, who doesn't need the extra few hundred or two, and wants the newest that is on the market, gets a beautiful double pram with all the bells and whistles.

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