Bugaboo Fox 2
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Bugaboo Fox 2

DISCONTINUED in 2021
The lightweight, full-size flagship of a stroller
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The Bugaboo Fox 2 is a second generation of the versatile and popular [[bugaboo-fox|Bugaboo Fox], planned for 2020. The improved Fox features a redesigned, extendable hood with two extra-large viewing windows for ventilation. The updated wheels of the Fox 2 are now lighter and more agile. Thanks to changing the shape of the buttons, the folding system is more comfortable for a parent. The bumper bar can now be removed as well as gate-opened more easily.

All the advantages of the Bugaboo strollers are concentrated in the Fox, and the second generation is no different. The Fox 2 is lightweight like the Cameleon 3. Like the old Buffalo, its successor - the Fox 2 - can handle even a rougher terrain and is easily maneuverable everywhere. The suspension located in the central joint is inspired by the Runner. Moreover, the Fox 2 offers a rather compact fold too. Like the Donkey, the stroller comes with a height weight capacity of the seat unit (22 kg) as well as of the shopping basket (10 kg).

The Fox 2 will surprise you with the new, unique, and practical elements such as a simplified removing of the seat/carrycot fabrics or a handy, flip-flop-friendly brake with a color indicator engaged as well as deactivated by pushing. The straps of the five-point harness are stay-open style, which makes putting the child into the seat more manageable. The height of the belts can be easily adjusted by sliding, so there is no need to pull them out.

The environment-friendly fabrics of the carrycot and seat unit are made out of recycled PET bottles. They are added to the same frame, which can be easily clicked on the chassis. The ergonomically shaped bucket seat can be fully reclined by tilting. The seat is suitable for six months of age upwards. You can also use the Fox 2 from birth, with the spacious carrycot available separately or as a part of the set. The carrycot, in combination with an optional stand, can also be used as a cot. Using adapters, you can also attach an optional car seat to the stroller to create a newborn-friendly travel system. The new Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna can be added without the need for adapters. The Fox 2 features integrated attachment points so you can directly attach various available accessories such as the adapter for Bugaboo wheeled board with a sibling seat or the Bugaboo Mammoth Bag, which holds up to 12 kg.

The stroller is usually offered as a complete stroller system set (with carrycot). Alternatively, you can fully customize your Fox 2 by choosing the color of the chassis, fabrics, and hood from various editions. All of the parts are also available separately, giving you a chance to alternate the look of your stroller as you wish.

Starting from autumn 2021, the new generation, the Bugaboo Fox 3, is replacing the Bugaboo Fox 2.

Bugaboo Fox 2 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Chassis-only
Stroller weight
9.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
108.5 cm x 60 cm x 84 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
66 cm x 54 cm x 19 cm frame only
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
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
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
50 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
35 x 24.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
94.5 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Yes
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
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
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
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
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
21.6 cm
Rear wheels diameter
30.5 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
Front
Suspension type
Open springs, Frame
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push-push pedal brake (flip-flop friendly)
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
88.5-108.5 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
76.5 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)
No,
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

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Parent reviews of the Bugaboo Fox 2

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Wish it had a one hand fold

4
  • Love how light it is to lift into a 4wd!
  • Very easy to push
  • Very easy to work- everything white has a function
  • The extra-large fold-out hood is excellent for sunny old Australia!!
  • Wish it had a one hand fold

Light to lift in the car.

So stylish and lightweight

4
  • stylish
  • lightweight
  • bulky fold
  • not a one-hand fold

I love it. So stylish and lightweight. Just bulky after folding, and the fold is not one handed.

I am a short mum (under 160 cm), and it feels like pushing a tractor. But it's not a fault of the stroller; it's just a bad fit. The design and quality are, anyway, really nice. The price is a bit too much, but for those being ok with that, a quality stroller with a luxury factor in it.

  • design
  • driveability
  • canopy
  • viewing window
  • handlebar - well made and with a wider range of heights than the Uppababy Vista has - so I am ok, and my tall hubby is ok with it as well
  • sibling board (w/seat) available
  • bulky fold
  • price
  • no individual leg rest adjustment

They say you can fold it even with the bassinet attached. Well, you can, but the package is really bulky, so I don't recommend doing that. The handlebar with plastics protruding to protect the PU leather handle is a nice small touch. I am welcoming the large peek-a-boo window that BGB finally added on the canopies, hooray! The driveability is great, and the overall quality of the stroller is also nice and visible. I would only make the fold easier (one-handed) and more compact, other than that, all is working well with me.

  • Large carrycot
  • Easy maneuvering
  • All-terrain

We started using it immediately after being released from the hospital. My DS was 2 weeks old at that time. I appreciate its capability to go through any terrain. The maneuvering is excellent, even with one hand.

  • Stylish
  • Good to push
  • High-quality
  • Perfect hood
  • Nice resale value for later
  • Spacious bassinet
  • Various accessories to choose from
  • Big when folded, takes up the whole boot
  • No one-hand folding
  • Not spacious enough for an older toddler (the seat could be larger)
  • Not that all-terrain as one would think
  • Everything is expensive, and much of it sold separately

Nice, but a bit expensive system where you need to buy a lot of things separately. If it's ok for your budget and your boot is large, it's a modern-mum must-have starter option.

Very very expensive. Not as all-terrain. I liked the Buffalo I owned with my first much more. But it's a Bugaboo. Not bad, obviously.

I love everything about it, maybe except for the not-as-compact fold. Fully recommending it.

Great versatility

4
  • design
  • versatility
  • canopy
  • seat space and type
  • price
  • I find it still kinda large after folding

Super expensive, but you get a quality worth the price. Loving the canopy. Great versatility.

Fox is just the best! And the second edition hood is simply awesome!!! I like the fold, but it wasn't bad before either.

Your questions about the Bugaboo Fox 2

1)

Hi,

Thanks for the reviews here. I'm looking for a travel system with an overnight bassinet and deciding between the Uppababy Cruz and Bugaboo Fox 2. How do the bassinets for the two brands compare?

Thanks!
Vivian and Javi

Hey there, guys!

Well, you picked two incredibly good strollers and stroller brands. Between these two, you actually can't make a bad decision, really!

If I was comparing the bassinets only, however, I would probably go for the Bugaboo. The reason is simple - it is larger, so it will last you longer. Also, I like that its canopy is of a cleaner design, but that is just a personal preference - the Uppababy Cruz's proving ample sun coverage as well thanks to the sun visor.

Overall, if I can add something into the decision-making, the just-released Bugaboo Fox 3 is also worth mentioning here since its carrycot now features the panoramic/ventilation window on the base as well, so even more airflow for the overnight sleeps (which is always better). Aaand for the sake of the Cruz, I will say that it is a wee bit smaller/more compact (also thanks to the smaller wheels) so if you don't need a kind-of all-terrain-wheels stroller but an urban one will do, the Cruz might be what you should be looking at.

.eli - 03 Sep 2021

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