If only the accessories were as good as the stroller
I bought this stroller when we had our second child and then we had a third so it's been in everyday use for several years now. Bought in 2016 and it's been mostly a brilliant stroller with a few minor disappointments.
Firstly the general quality of the product is excellent, and the versatility is really great. It has been used with a one seat, two seat and a one seat on bassinet configuration.
Although I highly recommend this stroller I cannot recommend all the accessories and would advise potential buyers to consider other brands that do si...mple things like cup holders much better. Here is a list of the accessories we've used and why they are (mostly) terrible. Since I've mentioned the cup holder I'll start there. It's truly a terrible cup holder. It's unique clip design means that it clips on the sides of the stroller very securely but there is no good place to put it. On the outside the stroller is suddenly too wide to fit through doorways and on the inside it's within easy reach of toddlers feet. I know, your thinking why not on the handle at the top, next to your hands, where it should be. Too bad it won't go there either thanks to it's inability to move on two axis. It's hard to explain, but trust me, don't buy one without asking to test it out first.
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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.
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.
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....
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.
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 hap...py 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.
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!!!
- Donkey 2 Mono
- Verified purchase
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
- Donkey 2 Twin
- Verified purchase
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
Im currently pregnant with twins and looking at getting the donkey 2 :)
I will be purchasing the car capsules, could we purchase the pram without the bassinets ? I feel we wont use them!
the bugaboo donkey2 can be bought as a mono, duo and twin. These options do all come with the bassinet fabrics, we do not have a current way of offering it without the bassinet. Sorry about that!
The closest option would be to purchase the duo - which gives you 1 x bassinet fabric, 2 x seat fabric.
All the best,
The bugaboo team
Hi does the Maxi Cosi capsule adaptor fit both the original Donkey and the Donkey2 or is there a new design/fit?
We have the maxi cosi adapter for bugaboo donkey mono and bugaboo donkey duo on our website.
They are compatible with both donkey and donkey 2. I hope this helps
All the best,
The Bugaboo Team
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?
Customer Service N.Bugaboo
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.
Many Thanks, the team at Bugaboo
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