Today Bugaboo unveils the new Bugaboo Fox – you’ll be able to buy it from 1 March 2018. Bugaboo is billing it as its ‘best pushchair yet’, but it would, wouldn’t it? Read on to find out our first thoughts.
This new travel system from Bugaboo will cost from £979. It’s travel system compatible, so can be used with a baby car seat and a carrycot to create a from-birth package for your baby.
Bugaboo says it will last until your baby is 36 months old or reaches 17kg.
It’s not replacing the popular Bugaboo Buffalo pushchair, although it looks incredibly similar.
We got our hands on the very first UK sample for a couple of hours yesterday. Read on for more info on what you get for your money, and check out our Bugaboo Fox first look review for a full rundown of our first impressions.
Bugaboo Fox pushchair review
The PR blurb for the Bugaboo Fox talks of ‘advanced all-wheel suspension’ and ‘central joint suspension’, promising that ‘steering feels effortless: navigating corners, busy streets and tight spaces becomes a breeze.’ The large wheels look pretty similar to those on the Buffalo.
Bugaboo pushchairs have fared well in our tough tests in the past. Read full test reviews of all the Bugaboo pushchairs we’ve tested to see which one is most suited to you and your baby.
Bugaboo says that the Fox is ultra light for ‘easy lifting and carrying’, and it can be folded with the reversible seat in either position. When folded, it has a ‘self-standing design’, and if you fold it without the seat the folded package is even smaller, making it ideal for ‘cupboard-friendly storage at home’.
The large, extendable hood rivals that of the Buffalo, and it has a large and easy-to-access shopping basket that Bugaboo claims can hold up to 10kg. We’ll be finding out if this is the case when we get it into our laboratory for further scrutiny.
Pram that’s built to last?
If you’re looking for a pushchair that might stand the test of time, for use with an growing family, Bugaboo has thought of this. It claims to have designed the Fox to make it easier for parents to service and maintain it by easily refreshing or replacing parts, while claiming to make integral elements, such as the chassis, durable and long-lasting. We’ll see how hard-wearing it is once we subject it to our tough pushchair tests.
Bugaboo also says that replaceable parts are made from recycled materials or materials that can be recycled after use, which could appeal to eco-conscious parents or carers. It also claims that the core colour range of Bugaboo Fox fabrics is made from 92 recycled plastic bottles.
If you’re keen to match your pushchair to the latest trends, or want to swap colours when you’re expecting a new arrival, Bugaboo is offering parents a wide range of mix-and-match colour options, from a range of its collections. The Fox can also be customised with different wheel caps and handlebar grips to create a whole new look.
The Bugaboo Fox will be available in the UK from 1 March 2018 from approved retailers and on the Bugaboo website.