Bugaboo 'Donkey' Domesticates Double Strollers

Michele Zipp
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bugaboo donkeyI don't find anything sexy about double strollers. It's impossible to keep your cool when trying to fit into doorways. Forget about maneuvering it around a store with narrow aisles. But still, I have twins, and we must get around, so I have my double Maclaren that has served me very well and takes quite a beating yet still folds and unfolds as good as the first time we used it.

But now the Bugaboo, arguably the Cadillac of strollers, with Zac Posen flair and a taste level to rival Gail Simmons, has designed the Donkey. Perhaps the worst name for a stroller, but perhaps one of the best when it comes to a double. Here's why ....

The Donkey is convertible -- it can be a single stroller with a width of 23 inches or a 29-inch wide double (half an inch smaller than my Maclaren). The double wide can hold two kids or twins or one side can be cargo. As a mom of twins, I love this. Love this love this. In one stroller, I can go with the double wide for strolling or make it just 23 inches wide and wear one baby so I can actually fit into stores without having to buy another stroller. I also think all strollers should have one bar to push it instead of two handles. I need to multi-task and no matter how hard I try, I cannot push a two-handle double wide more than three feet without it veering in one direction.

The features are great -- decidedly more user-friendly and perhaps that's where the name Donkey comes in. It is a domesticated horse -- horse and carriage -- hence donkey stroller?

But ... this is Bugaboo we're talking about. It still may be cheaper for me to buy another stroller -- the price on the Donkey isn't yet known (I bet over $1000) and the stroller won't be available until Spring 2011. 

What do you think of the Bugaboo 'Donkey'?

 

Image via PR News wire


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