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Bugaboo Donkey 2

Bugaboo Donkey 2

Duo, Mono and Twin
4.5 from 13 reviews

Great twin pram

At first I found this pram difficult to open and close, the clips were very tight and i struggled. after a few uses though i got used to it and found it super easy to use. It's is very easy to manoeuvre and the seats easily come on and off. My only issue is the canopy keeps coming off and i need to clip it back on.

Purchased in December 2016 at Baby Bunting for $2,300.00.

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Hi Mimi Thank you for sharing your review. Your feedback is really important to us as it helps improve our products. We will pass your feedback onto our design team at HQ as we are continually innovating, prototyping, testing and refining our prams and accessories. If you would like to discuss your concerns further please contact our customer service at service.au@bugaboo.com All the best, Bugaboo team

Great but could be better

I had the bugaboo buffalo which I LOVED. It is the perfect pram(IMO). As I got pregnant with my second 5 months after my first, we decided to upgrade to the donkey2.

The good-
It looks awesome (I got the classic in grey melange with black frame).
It handles very very well.
It’s very strong and sturdy.
Storage options are good (when in mono mode the side storage is very useful).
The clips on the seat are very easy to use and adjust- even with a squirming baby.
The canopy is very large and covers almost the whole seat.
The recline options are good as my 11mth old still likes to lie flat and nap in it if we out and about.
The adjustable frame handle is brilliant as my husband is 6’2 and I am 5’3 so having the flexibility of the different heights is great.

Needs improvement-
The bar that goes over the seat requires two hands to get it off. The buffalo had one side that swung away so you could release this with one hand. So it means I have to put my daughter down while getting this off, and remember where I put it, which sometimes I don’t (baby brain). This needs to change as it’s annoying! And since I know how it can be better as they did it better on the buffalo it really irritates me. Also a lot of donkey2 owners take this off and don’t use it - but my girl likes to hold onto it when she’s fully upright in the seat and I feel better knowing it’s there so I use it every time.

The buffalo had a one handed release on the frame. Meaning I could grab the frame out of the boot and flick the handle up and the whole pram would magically form. It was awesome! I could do it one handed. The donkey2 I have to put the frame on the floor and then squat down to press the release buttons (which are a bit fiddly) on the frame and then lift the handle up. This can only be done with 2 hands.
Maybe I just like doing things one handed!!

The canopy can’t be adjusted when the frame handle is collapsed all the way in. So if I want to adjust the canopy I have to pull out the handle so there’s room to adjust the canopy. Again not a deal breaker just an annoyance.

These improvements I only know about as I am comparing it to the buffalo. If I only had this pram I wouldn’t know any better.

I have 2 more months until my second arrives so haven’t used it yet in duo mode. As we are planning on having 3 kids I know this pram will last many years and can grow and shrink as required.

Bugaboo is in my opinion the best pram maker and I wouldn’t get anything else but there’s always room for improvement.

Purchased in May 2019 at Baby Village Online store for $2,250.00.

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Hi Charis and Vivian, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. Thank you for taking the time to send feedback, we will pass this onto our designers in Amsterdam. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The team at Bugaboo

Absolute lifesaver for twins!

We were very luckily gifted this by a member of family before our twins were born. Couldn't be happier with overall performance and if you can afford is definitely worth the extra money. A tiny bit heavy to lift in and out of the car but if it was lighter it would probably mean it wasn't as sturdy. All of the fabric components are machine washable which makes cleaning a breeze, it just takes a couple of days for them to dry. Feels nice and luxurious to push around and it steers extremely well compared to cheaper models. About to convert it to a single with the basket attachment for my new little one which is due in a few months. Purchased a capsule which attaches to the pram for this time round to make life easier too instead of the bassinet. Oh and fits perfectly into the back of our Ford Mondeo station wagon.

Purchased in January 2015 for $2,200.00.

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Suitable for RunningNo
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Hi katemariemorris, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The Bugaboo team :)

Best Double Pram Ever!!!

I mainly use my Donkey for walking pram which is amazing.. the only problem if you do the fast walking.. its shudder alot.. I heard Bugaboo has way to solve this problem but I haven’t have time to contact them. It may take a few steps to fold and unfold.. to put in the car.. and I was like... OMG.. how to do those all steps!! But after tried so many pther double, I finally decided to bring the donkey on the car (its not so bad at all after you get use to it!) and I realised with donkey, my shopping times is waaaay much relaxing as both bubs happy and not fighting.. (the little one always grab his big bro when both facing the same way and its annoyed the big one, haha). The push such a breeze, my son is on its limit weight 17kg, my little one is 12 kg and I can push the pram with just one finger with both on the pram and the shopping bags. It’s not cheap but I never regret it. Purchased from David Jones and they also very helpful in term of claiming warranty.

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Hi Elsha, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. Please contact our service department at service.au@bugaboo.com so they can assist you with the issue you have been experiencing. The team at BugabooThanks, I will give them a rang when I could dig in my storage to find my purchased docket (the reason I couldn’t do it yet) its registered and still ubder warranty though.. will Bugaboo help me in this case if I can’t find my docket?Hi Elsha, We will also accept a credit card statement as proof of purchase. Our service department will let you know if they need any additional info, like the serial number of the pram. The team at Bugaboo

EXCELLENT!! Best decision i ever made purchasing for toddler and newborn!!

Absolutely fantastic product! I have a 9 week old and 18onth old, i face my toddler outwards whilst walking and have bassinet set up on right for newborn! My toddler can see everything and my newborn can sleep peacefully undisturbed! I can also transfer her straight inside when sound asleep!

Sturdy, stylish and very comfortable! Very large so if you dont like large prams this isnt for you but feel best pram for double as i dont like the ones where babies are underneath or ontop of another child. This way they can both be comfortable.

One newborn is older i switch the bassinet into a seat like the toddler and face her either way to see outwards too!

very expensive but worth it!!!

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Hi Belinda, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The Bugaboo team 

This is such a great pram

I love my bugaboo donkey 2 it is such a beautiful pram, it is smooth to steer and I love that I can just extend it if I have another baby, love the range of colours and options there on this product, highly recommend to mums who want an extendable pram

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Hi Rhiannon, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The Bugaboo team 

Twin pram

I brought the bugaboo donkey 2 twin pram in February for twins. I do have trouble getting through some doors because of its width. It's not a pram you can take shopping, it is too large to manoeuvre in some stores, cafes. It is easy to steer though. I've developed muscles taking the capsules in and out of the car and clicking them into the pram. It takes up a large amount of space in the boot. It can be tough to fold up and unfold.
It was a massive purchase, over $2400. I tried to research the best prams for twins. I don't think there is a perfect pram. I would probably get the baby jogger city mini if I had my time again.

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Hi Lei, Thank you for sharing your review. Your feedback is really important to us as it helps improve our products. We will pass your feedback onto our design team at HQ as we are continually innovating, prototyping, testing and refining our prams and accessories. If you would like to discuss your concerns further please contact our customer service at service.au@bugaboo.com The Bugaboo team

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

I'd consider myself a pram crazy momma, I have had over 20 different prams over the 11 years of having my 6 children. However after buying my bugaboo Donkey, it all stopped, I have not felt the need to replace it. It is exactly what I wanted all these years. Early days I couldn't justify the price of a Bugaboo, however after so many failed prams, I wish I had saved all that money and just bought the Donkey to begin with. Its light weight and probably the easiest pram I have ever pushed. I can still hold my younger daughter hand while she walks and push the other 2 babies in the pram. It fits through all registers and isles, and never had it stuck where I couldn't fit. Super stylish pram with everything you need.

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Hi Michelle B, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The Bugaboo team 

Love, Love & Love

I love my bugaboo donkey, it’s so easy to move around and I can take it everywhere. It is a bigger pram so although it’s easy to fold up it does take up quite a large amount of space in the boot. The quality is beyond amazing and I get compliments on it every single time I take it out.

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Hi Tahnee, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The Bugaboo team 

Excellent sturdy pram

This pram is very sturdy and manoeuvre is great, the seat belt straps are very good quality and easy to push.. even for our 5 year old. Only thing is that we find it is a bit tight to have both seats reclined to the full 180 degree sleeping position with the canopies attached, so we have detached those, the pram still looks really good even without the canopies. We have the all black version.

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Hi Julz, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The Bugaboo team 

Good pram

I purchase this one for my second baby cos it can use for two baby. It is quite good but i still like the icandy peach 3 more than this one. The design look better but the storage is not good than peach 3 . It had small storage so it not good for shopping . But it good that you can carry 2 baby and it not that heavy to push.

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Hi Julie, Thank you for sharing your review. Your feedback is really important to us as it helps improve our products. We will pass your feedback onto our design team at HQ as we are continually innovating, prototyping, testing and refining our prams and accessories. If you would like to discuss your concerns further please contact our customer service at service.au@bugaboo.com The Bugaboo team

Love this pram!

I researched for some time before buying this pram. Very easy to push, despite carrying two kids, or three with my add-on toddler board with seat! Almost went with a cheaper alternative but glad I didn't. Takes up a bit of boot space, but looks great, easy to set up and convert to single mode and surprisingly fits through standard doors in double mode! Bugaboo simplicity and quality is difficult to beat. They also have a great range of accessories (extra cost).

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Hi Adrien, Thank you for sharing your review, nothing gives us a kick like hearing you’ve had a great experience with your Bugaboo Donkey. We believe in an easier stroll, an effortless turn, a freer sprint. Where you can move without anything holding you back and get from A to B and all the other letters in the alphabet, at your own pace, in your own time. Free to move wherever you want to with your Bugaboo. The Bugaboo team 

Love getting out and about with my donkey

I upgraded from a buffalo to a donkey when our second baby came along. I love being able to use it in mono or duo mode depending if I have one or both of the kids. I also like the flexibility of being able to click on the capsule or use the bassinet for longer trips out. I wanted a side by side but didn’t want my newborn facing out so the donkey was the perfect choice. Easy to put together and push but it does take up a lot of boot space. Build quality is fantastic and I love the stylish fabrics (I have grey melange).

The only negative is the seats are quite small and shallow so my toddler will outgrow it before I’m ready.

Questions & Answers

The straps seem to leave marks on my 4.5 month olds neck when she is in it Is there s way to combat this?
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Hi Ashleigh, Thank you for your inquiry, sorry to hear you are experiencing an issue with your Bugaboo Donkey. I am not sure what model you have but it should include shoulder straps. Please see the image in the link below to confirm. https://www.bugaboo.com/AU/en_AU/strollers/create?sId=DK2MONO Many Thanks, the team at Bugaboo

What does the price to buy?
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I paid $1800 at baby bunting when they had a sale

Details

Bugaboo Donkey 2 MonoBugaboo Donkey 2 DuoBugaboo Donkey 2 Twin
Category4-Wheel Prams & Strollers4-Wheel Prams & Strollers and Double Prams & Strollers4-Wheel Prams & Strollers and Double Prams & Strollers
Price (RRP) $1,949.00$2,512.00$2,599.00
Seating Type Side-by-side and SingleSide-by-side and SingleSide-by-side
Convertible YesYesNo
Suitable Age0+ months0+ months0+ months
Seat OrientationReversibleReversibleReversible
Bassinet Compatible Yes (Included)Yes (Included)Yes (Included)
Capsule CompatibleYes, with addition of adaptersYes, with addition of adaptersYes, with addition of adapters
FeaturesArm Bar, Cup Holder, Height-Adjustable Handle, Mobile Phone Holder, Side-by-side Storage and Under-seat StorageArm Bar, Cup Holder, Height-Adjustable Handle, Mobile Phone Holder and Under-seat StorageArm Bar, Cup Holder, Height-Adjustable Handle, Mobile Phone Holder and Under-seat Storage
Wheel MaterialSolidSolidSolid
Weight13 kg15 kg15 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Folded Dimensions24 x 60 x 91 cm24 x 60 x 91 cm93 x 74 x 52 cm

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