Bugaboo Lynx
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Bugaboo Lynx

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The Bugaboo Lynx is a new Bugaboo stroller to be released in October 2019. The Lynx is a hybrid of two currently most popular Bugaboo models - the iconic Cameleon and the versatile Fox. At the same time, it is the lightest full-sized model of the brand so far. Weighing only 9.4 kg, the Lynx leaves behind many "lightweight" strollers with a front-facing, fixed seat. Since it can only be purchased as a stroller (without a carrycot, which is also available separately), the Lynx is also relatively affordable (with a price tag below 1000 EUR/US Dollars).

The chassis features suspension and high-quality rubber wheels. The rear wheels are bigger than the front wheels, while the front wheels being significantly larger compared to the Cameleon's (smaller compared to the Fox, though). Another advantage is the elevated, foldable shopping cart and the telescopic handlebar, typical for Bugaboo. The surprising element, however, is the folding process - the stroller can be folded in one step. The chassis can be folded even with the seat attached, but only in the forward-facing mode.

Thanks to the side buttons, the minimalist, bucket-type seat unit can be easily reclined, offering three positions, including a lie-flat. The extendable, extra-large hood features a mesh viewing window, opening and closing silently. The fabrics of the seat unit and the carrycot are attached to the same frame; the carrycot fabrics are available separately. The seat and the carrycot share the same hood. The Bugaboo Turtle car seat by Nuna can be added to the Lynx even without any adapters - adapters for other car seat brands are available. There is also a wide range of optional accessories you can buy. The stroller also features integrated points for attaching the Bugaboo Comfort Wheelboard for a sibling to ride on.

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

Bugaboo Lynx Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
9.4 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
? x 60 cm x ?
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
88 cm x 60 cm x 60 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
22.7 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
Side-buttons-operated recline mechanism
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
49 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
35 x 24.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
92 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
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
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Front wheels diameter
17.8 cm
Rear wheels diameter
28.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
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
Yes

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs, 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
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
99-110 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
n/a
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)
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 (without adapters), 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 Lynx

3.5/5
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  • Lightweight
  • HUGE canopy
  • High maximum seat capacity
  • Spring-loaded harness buckle
  • Two-wheel ride (great for the beach)
  • The seat is not small, just is not large enough for a 22kg child (as the maximum weight capacity says)
  • The seat unit adjusts with BOTH hands (like on a Cameleon), which is unfortunate
  • Not as many color to choose from (black or grey only)
  • Smaller front wheels - so not too all-terrain
  • Bulky fold (mainly with the seat attached)

It very lightweight, which I LOVE. I always wanted a BGB pram and chose the one that felt the best price-performance value. I am not disappointed.

The canopy is slightly lower than my friend's Fox we tried before getting the Lynx. Also, the recline is more difficult than the Fox's one. I only found three colors available (actually two, since the first two are black and black with a silver frame). I don't mind, I wanted a black one, but still...

Overall, the Lynx is definitely worth the money - so stylish and high-quality. You do compromise on a few feature by getting the more affordable model (compared to the Fox) - I mean, the larges niggle being the two-hand recline, but you get a nice Bugaboo anyway.

I am sorry I didn't get the Fox

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  • stylish, high-quality pushchair
  • the Fox is a better choice (this is too low, "too two-handed")

I thought I'm going to be savvy and buy the newer while more budget-friendly Bugaboo release, but I am sorry to say I mind the recline on the sides (it feels like needing three hands, not "just" two). I also mind the lower-positioned carrycot/seat (with the carrycot, it's hard to get to the basket space). The front wheels are smaller, which is not awesome, but they work on most terrains we encounter. Anyway, I am sorry I didn't get the Fox.

Your questions about the Bugaboo Lynx

1)

Is the Chameleon 3 fabric compatible and how much should the handlebar move? My pram handles probably move about an inch each way - is this normal?
Thank you

Hello, Olly,

No, the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Plus (nor any other Cam) fabrics are not compatible with the Lynx. The Lynx is compatible only with the Bugaboo Fox2 fabrics and canopies.

About the handlebar movement - yes, it is pretty normal for the handle to be a bit looser, it is a design helping not to break the stroller frame if there's some strain on it. On the other hand, an inch to each side is quite a lot of movement, that is already on the verge of not being as normal. In that case, I would contact the seller you got it at - orthe manufacturer, Bugaboo, directly, to ask about what steps you should take and if they find it normal. I suggest also making a video of how much it moves, upload it on YouTube, and send its URL as an attachment - so they can take a proper look at it.

Best of luck!

.eli - 30 Apr 2021

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