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Best pushchair brands

Bugaboo pushchairs

By Anna Studman

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Bugaboo pushchairs

Before you invest in a pushchair from popular brand Bugaboo, find out what our reviews have to say about its performance.

Bugaboo is a Dutch buggy brand that's been making pushchairs since 1999. The bright, swappable fabrics and stylish design make them a popular choice among fashionable, active parents. Their high prices make Bugaboo pushchairs an aspirational choice and many celebrity parents have been papped pushing one. 

Take a look at our full reviews of Bugaboo pushchairs.

What’s a typical Bugaboo pushchair like?

Our table reveals the key information you need to know about this brand and its products from our rigorous testing, both in the lab and with parents.

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Bugaboo reviews and Best Buys

Bugaboo pushchairs ‘unite form and function’, according to the designer, combining durable stylish frames with bright, washable fabrics.

There are five pushchairs in the Bugaboo range, four pushchairs that can be used with certain models of baby car seat and, new for 2018, the latest addition the Bugaboo Fox.

From left: Bugaboo Buffalo, Bugaboo Runner, Bugaboo Bee 3

Bugaboo Fox review

It's been a while since Bugaboo launched a new pushchair, but the wait is over. The Bugaboo Fox hit shops worldwide earlier in 2018. It's a travel-system-compatible pushchair with loads of customisable options for stylish parents. But while the Fox looks sleek and smart, is it as nimble as its animal namesake? 

Take a look at our Bugaboo Fox review to find out.

Bugaboo Donkey Duo 2 double

The Bugaboo Donkey Duo 2 is a flexible travel system that can be used as a single pushchair, or a double with two seats side by side. It's an update of the best selling original Donkey and Bugaboo and this version has plenty of modifications, including all-wheel suspension, foam-filled tyres and a generous 10kg of shopping space. A carry cot is available if you want to use it with your newborn. 

It's not cheap, so take a look at our Bugaboo Donkey Duo 2 review to find out if this 3-in-1 travel system is worth splashing out on.

Bugaboo Bee5 review

The latest Bugaboo Bee pushchair has been updated with improved suspension and an 'all-new' padded seat. You can also customise it with a range of colours to create a truly unique Bugaboo Bee5. Do you need this in your life?

Read our Bugaboo Bee5 review to find out. 

Bugaboo Buffalo review

Bugaboo says the Buffalo, which is designed for those who want to get out in the countryside as well as the city, is 'versatile, robust and spacious'.

We put these claims to the test in our labs, with extensive trials for durability and manoeuvrability over everyday hazards. Find out how it did in our Bugaboo Buffalo review.

Bugaboo Runner review

The Bugaboo Runner is designed to appeal to active parents and it costs almost £600 for the complete running buggy. A chassis is available to buy separately, which will fit other Bugaboo seats. 

If you're in the market for a running buggy, should you go for a Bugaboo? See our Bugaboo Runner review to find out.

Bugaboo Ant review

The Bugaboo Ant is a lightweight stroller and is claimed to be the brand's lightest pushchair yet. We've done a First Look review of the Bugaboo Ant and will be updating it with our fully tested results by the end of 2019, so look out for it.

Read the Bugaboo Ant review to find out our initial thoughts.

Second-hand Bugaboo pushchairs

The Bugaboo Bee and Bugaboo Cameleon are both still available second-hand if you're looking to get a cheaper premium pushchair. Find out whether the original Bugaboo Cameleon and Bee pushchairs are still worth buying in our second-hand pushchair reviews.

Safety issues

There have been problems with the Bugaboo Bee’s wheels in the past. In September 2011, we reported that Bugaboo was offering Bee owners replacement wheels, as the buggy’s original wheels could jam and cause the buggy to tip over. Check out our Q&A to find out more.

How we test Bugaboo pushchairs

Our experts in the test lab put each Bugaboo pushchair through more than 30 tests to check its strength, durability and safety in line with British standards, including checking for finger traps or choking hazards.

We assess how easy the pushchair is to push, adjust for children of different ages and fold up. We also assess suitability for public transport and test to see if there's space left in the boot of a standard family car once the pushchair is in there.

The final part of our testing involves a panel of parents (and their babies), who rate the appearance and features of the pushchair. They take each model for a spin to see how easy and convenient it is to manoeuvre on pavements, bumpy ground, up and down stairs, and around other obstacles.

Find out which buggies top our Which? tests and are named Best Buy pushchairs

How much does a Bugaboo pushchair cost?

Bugaboo pushchairs don't come cheap. Expect to pay from around £560 for the Bugaboo Bee5 to nearly £1,500 for a top-of-the-range Bugaboo Donkey Duo2 double. The Cameleon 3 is around £800, while the Buffalo is nearer £850.

If you’re prepared to buy second-hand, you could bag a bargain on eBay with prices, on average, being £340 for a Bugaboo Bee (depending on the condition, colour and the accessories included), or around £300 for an older version of the Bugaboo Cameleon. Read our advice guide on buying second-hand baby products before you buy.

You could also pick up second-hand versions of the Bugaboo Frog and Bugaboo Gecko, which are no longer being made.

Where to buy Bugaboo pushchairs

Mothercare and John Lewis are two of the biggest chains selling Bugaboo products in the UK.

Bugaboo pushchairs are also sold by independent pushchair retailers and on nursery websites – it’s easy to search for local stockists on the Bugaboo website.

You can check out our review of the best high street shops and websites to buy baby products to find out where other parents rate as excellent.

Bugaboo pushchair warranties

All Bugaboo pushchairs are sold with a two-year manufacturing warranty, but you can get a complimentary extra year if you register online within three months of purchase. The extra year is also valid on the Bugaboo Donkey duo extension set, Bugaboo Runner seat, and all Bee carry cots.

Contact Bugaboo

Website: bugaboo.com
Phone number: 0800 587 8265
Address: Bugaboo, Unit 23/7, 187 Munster Road, PO Box 44146, London SW6 6AW
Email: service.uk@bugaboo.com

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