Friday , 25 April 2014

Bugaboo Donkey prices and configurations announced

 

UPDATE 9/30/2011: We now have the Bugaboo Donkey in stock and available for purchase online or by phone. Check out the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller on mbeans.com.

We have just received new information about pricing, configurations and availability for the Bugaboo Donkey stroller. The launch date is tentatively set for Spring 2011, and we are thrilled that Magic Beans will be among a very select group of retailers to introduce the Bugaboo Donkey. The launch will happen in stores only. The Donkey will not be available initially for sale online anywhere, though we are  happy to help you in person or over the phone. In the beginning, demand will almost certainly outpace the supply, but we will be receiving new inventory each month throughout the rest of 2011.

And now, drumroll please.

The Bugaboo Donkey Stroller will be available in three configurations – Mono, Duo and Twin. At first, understanding the components may be a little confusing, but it does all make sense.

Mono – $1199
This configuration is for one child, and includes the base stroller, the side luggage basket and a bassinet that converts into a stroller seat. Because the bassinet and stroller seat use the same frame, you would need to purchase additional parts to use this with an additional child.

Components: Stroller Base, Tailored Fabric Set

Duo – $1499
This configuration is for two children who are different ages. With the Duo configuration, you can use the stroller with either a bassinet and a stroller seat or two stroller seats.

Components: Stroller Base, Tailored Fabric Set, Duo Extension Set, Sun Canopy

Twin – $1659
This configuration is for twins or two newborn babies. With the Twin, you can use the stroller with two bassinets, a bassinet and a stroller seat, or two stroller seats.

Components: Stroller Base, 2 Tailored Fabric Sets, Duo Extension Set, Bassinet Base Complete

What’s in the components?

Stroller Base – chassis, 1 seat frame, 1 set of canopy wires, side luggage basket, underseat basket, bassinet fabric, seat fabric and rain cover

Tailored Fabric Set - sun canopy fabric, bassinet apron

Duo Extension Set – 1 seat frame, 1 set of canopy wires, seat fabric and rain cover

Sun Canopy – sun canopy fabric

Bassinet Base Complete – bassinet fabric

Colors

The base colors will be Black and Sand. The Tailored Fabric colors will be Black, Red, Pink, Royal Blue, Off-White and Sand.

There is not yet information about price or availability for car seat adapters, but according to the information I’ve received, they are planning to make them available for Maxi-Cosi, Graco, Britax and Chicco models. Those will not all be available at launch. As soon as I know more, I will post an update.

22 comments

  1. Thanks for the info. I’ve been anxiously awaiting more details, since #2 is due in 6 weeks! Any idea whether the stroller seats will accommodate a taller child than the Cameleon seat does? My smaller-than-average 2.5-year-old is already starting to look like she’s outgrowing her Cameleon seat with the canopy, so I’ll be reluctant to spring for the Donkey unless she’ll be able to fit in it for a while.

  2. I agree with Emily-
    I have a 3 year old and am due with baby #2 in 4 weeks.
    Do you know what the weight limit is per seat?
    The Donkey seat looks much more narrower then the current Cameleon seat and that worries me.
    Thank you =)

  3. UPDATE:
    Okay i checked out the Bugaboo website and it states ” In mono configuration the Bugaboo Donkey is 60 cm wide, which is the same width as the Bugaboo Cameleon.”
    So YES, indeed the seat in narrower then the Cameleon seat because the mono configuration includes the seat and the basket thing on the side =(
    Bummer.

  4. OK, here are some helpful stats. The weight limit is 37.5 pounds per seat. The seats are about the same dimensions as the new Bee stroller. The width at the wheel base is the same as a Cameleon, but the seat is not as narrow as you’d think. The best thing to do will be to come into a store and see it in person, try it with your kids and see how it looks.

  5. Do you know what the weight will be in mono and duo configurations?

  6. Thank you for the information on the Bugaboo Donkey. I most likely will be purchasing the Donkey when my second baby arrives in early summer. However, my only hesitation is that Peg Perego car seat adapters will not be offered with the Donkey. I have written to Bugaboo to confirm this. I bought the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio for my first child due to its safety features and absolutely loved it. Not to mention it looked great on the Cameleon. I will let you know what I find out from Bugaboo.

  7. My husband and I are expecting twins in April 2011. We’re interested in the twin stroller and want to use two bassinets and two seats. We would LOVE to use our Graco car seats with the Bugaboo but would consider using one of those little snap and go frames at first if the car seat option is not initially available at launch time.

    Is this system easier to use (set up/break down) than the iPear? There are so few all in one stroller options for twins to use two car seats, two bassinets and two seats. We’re not intersted in investing in 8 different types of strollers over the next 3-5 years and hope this is just the solution all parents of twins are looking for!!!

    Thanks!

  8. My husband and I absolutely love our bugaboo cameleon and I was hoping for a stroller that would accomodate 2 kids without having to purchase another bugaboo. My son is only 14 months and our next baby is due in 12 weeks. I am anxious to know how heavy the new donkey will be and how maneuverable it is as well. We purchased a city select stroller from aby jogger nd it works like a dream but I must have my bugaboo!.

  9. Does the toddler standing board fit onto the donkey? We have 3 kids 4yrs and under and our 4yr old still needs to rest his legs at tines as we do a LOT of walking.

  10. I am trying to determine whether the donkey will accommodate at Peg Perego infant car seat. I currently have the Cameleon with the Peg Perego car seat adaptors, but I am unclear as to whether the Donkey will accommodate this type of seat in the same way. Thanks.

  11. Just a question about the duo. Does it come with one bassinet and one seat? Then does the other seat have to be purchased? Is it currently for sale? How much? Thanks

  12. If you purchase the Duo Configuration for $1499, it will come with the base, two seats, and a bassinet. If you only need it for one child right now, you can purchase the mono configuration for $1199 (base, one seat, one bassinet) and purchase the second seat ( which comes with the extension set and sun canopy) for $300 when you need it.

  13. At the moment, Bugaboo is only releasing car seat adaptors for the Maxi Cosi Mico (sometime in April) and the Graco Snugride (in June).

  14. The standing board does fit on the donkey if you purchase the wheeled board adaptor for $14.95.

  15. Why no adapter for Peg Perego?!

  16. Once the other child outgrows the seat (if I get the duo) can I make it into the mono? I have the same problem as some of you, my 19m old is very tall and seems like his head will hit the canopy soon enough, wish it was longer. I also bought the 300$ peg perego seat for my cameleon, hopefully it’ll fit the duo. When will they hit the market?

  17. when I would buy the bugaboo donkeey.

  18. does de bugaboo donkeey will be able for buy by internet?

  19. I have a 2010 model Cameleon that we LOVE.
    Question:
    Is it possible to purchase the new Donkey chassie and use my 2010 Cameleon bassinet and seat?
    This may be a pipe dream, but it sure would save a lot of dough!

  20. Unfortunately this won’t work. The dimensions of the Cameleon seat are different from the Donkey seat. A nice thought though. :)

  21. im confused, does the bassinet and chair share a frame? meaning one frame and if u put bassinet fabric its a bassinet, and if you put chair fabric its a chair? what about the canopy? does twin come with canopies for chairs and bassinets? or are they the same? my q is how much add ons will I need to purchase when going twin or duo? I know I will need carseat adaptors- how much for that?

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