Bugaboo originally launched the Donkey model over 9 years ago and the latest version is appropriately named the Bugaboo Donkey 3. And a great stroller has suddenly got even better, outclassing the previous versions in so many ways!
The Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo as a model is of course a very flexible pushchair with loads of travel system options. It can easily be used for one or two children in dozens of different combinations involving both the pushchair seat carrycot(s) or infant carrier car seats. Although it may sound complicated it is not.
In the Mono format the new Donkey 3 is just 60cm wide and can be transformed from the mono mode (one child + side shopping basket) to a duo (older child + younger sibling) to twin mode if required.
The previous Donkey version (Donkey 2) was upgraded from the original model with new all-wheel suspension, foam-filled tyres (to avoid punctures) and a newly designed side luggage basket cover. Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo goes further with even better tyres, improved sun canopy with extra ventilation and see through peek a boo style window. The side luggage basket has been further improved to increase capacity and has an integrated zip to help protect your personal items. The carrycot has been updated with 2 extra pockets, and now boasts a new rotating carry handle for easier operation, including an improved top handlebar design for one global design plus supports the new, replaceable handlebar grips.
As well as accessorising your Bugaboo you can personalise it with a black or aluminium chassis and add either Bugaboo or Universal accessories.
The Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo is designed for one or two children (either an older or younger child or twins). Dependent on the number of children will determine which model (Mono, Duo or Twin) you go for, but Donkey3 is always flexible, so you simply won’t be buying the wrong pushchair as it always adapts to your requirements!
You can add a bucket style pushchair seat, (forward or rear facing), car seats, and one or two carrycots (suitable for occasional overnight sleeping) but perhaps the most common format seen out on the streets is as a single pushchair with the mega useful side basket. The versatility offered by the various combinations is a real bonus. The Donkey3 can be “switched” from a single to a twin pushchair in seconds. It is possible to have one child forward facing and another child parent facing, and you can even put Donkey in a two wheel pull mode for use at the beach.
Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo gives a really smooth (improved) ride on pavements while the new large wheels copes well with kerbs and bumpy ground. It is also very easy to manoeuvre in either single or twin mode. The easily adjustable handle offers a good range of heights ideal if you are five foot nothing whilst your partner is six feet plus!
So, to sum up: The new Donkey 3 is incredibly flexible. Use as a single (mono) pushchair with the side basket or for two children in either duo mode (older and younger children) or twin mode (obviously for twins). You choose whether you want to use a carrycot, forward or rear facing pushchair seat or a car seat from a variety of different car seat suppliers. When attaching a car seat, you will need adaptors dependent on the mode of use.
What you get (Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo)Box 1- Base: Chassis with wheels,wires & clamps, carry handle, wheel caps, handle grips and rain coverBox 2- Style set: under-seat basket, seat fabric, bassinet/ carrycot fabric with apron and side luggage basketBox 3- Sun canopyBox 4- Duo extension set base: seat, wires & clamps and carry handleBox 5- Duo Seat FabricBox 3- Sun canopy
Weight: 12.5kgMaximum user weight: 22kg per seatSide basket maximum load: 10kgFront wheels: 10 inchRear Wheels: 12 inchFabrics: sun canopy, seat and bassinet fabric are 100% polyester
Donkey 3 Fabrics Aftercare:The Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo fabrics are machine washable on 30°C . Remove the Carrycot bottom and detach the stiffeners from the bassinet/carrycot fabric before washing.The Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo mattress cover and the aerated inlay of the mattress are detachable and machine washable on 30°C. The mattress foam can be cleaned with a damp cloth.The mattress foam can be removed by taking off the mattress cover. After washing, ensure that all mattress parts are dry and replaced in their original position.
The aerated inlay should be placed on top of the foam mattress, please refer to the instruction drawings. (do not use the mattress without the aerated inlay).The Bugaboo Donkey3 seat fabric is machine washable on 30°C.The Bugaboo Donkey3 grips & wheel caps can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent.