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New release Bugaboo Donkey 5 2022 vs. the Bugaboo Donkey  3

New release Bugaboo Donkey 5 2022 vs. the Bugaboo Donkey 3

Expected shipping in March of 2022
Nothing is better than knowing your future is already covered! With a city-worthy frame and seating for up to three children, the Bugaboo Donkey 5 is our choice for the Best Convertible Stroller. Read on for all its updates for 2022! And check out the entire Bugaboo collection and watch Eli's Donkey5 full review video!

Bugaboo Donkey5 vs. Bugaboo Donkey3: What's new?

The Bugaboo Donkey5 has had some major updates over its Donkey 3 predecessor. Mechanically almost every component was upgraded to make the fold easier and create an even more comfortable experience for your baby.

New Frame and Fabric colors For the first time since it’s introduction, Bugaboo has a new metal frame color in Graphite. It joins the existing Aluminum (silver) and Black frame colors and perfectly accents the seven new Bugaboo Donkey5 Sun Canopy colors!

A higher seat brings baby closer to you | This is the most anticipated redesign for the Bugaboo Donkey5. The side-by-side seats will sit higher off the frame and that much closer to the parent. Not only will your little one’s eyes focus on you even sooner, the raised height goes you better accessibility to your under storage basket.

An easier fold | The Donkey3 folding mechanisms were not perfect. Its buttons were stiff and took a fair amount of coordination to trigger both sides simultaneously. The updated folding mechanisms on the Bugaboo Donkey5 are BUTTERY SMOOTH like the beloved Bugaboo Bee6's fold. You’ll have that double stroller folded down and tossed in the trunk in no time!

**Donkey5 parents will never have to know the pressure of folding a Bugaboo Donkey3 in a Trader Joe’s parking lot with a line of minivans trying to park on top of you.

High performance aerated mattress | Comfort mattress with advanced high-performance 3-D mesh​ helps to regulate your baby’s temperature with thorough circulation and added cushioning on the go.

Improved apron fit | The Bassinet lap covering is easier to attach and has a much more sleek appearance. The older Bugaboo Donkey 3 apron's stitching has been removed.

Quick collapse bassinet | You may not collapse the bassinet often but the quick releasing velcro will have your bassinet packed up in seconds. Perfect for those weekend car trips where every inch of trunk space matters.

Brand new breezy bassinet walls | Ventilating mesh panels wrap around the bassinet from one tiny shoulder to the other! Through these windows your little one will see their first glimpses of the world. 

What stayed the same?

Plenty of the Bugaboo Donkey5’s signature features are remaining the same. The stroller will still be sold in multiple setups (Mono, Duo, Twin) based on how many seats are needed for each family. It’s aluminum frame will expand width wise just as quickly as ever. And the same accessories will still be included: belly bars, Side Luggage Basket, rain canopies and more. 

Bugaboo Donkey 5 compatible Infant Car Seats

It's narrower than it looks!

The gear experts at our Magic Beans stores love to perform a certain double stroller illusion. They'll put the Bugaboo Donkey Mono back to back with a competing full-size stroller. At their widest points, the Bugaboo Donkey 5 is actually a touch narrower, cool. Then our gear experts expand the Bugaboo Donkey to its full, double stroller width. And magically, it's still only 3-4 inches wider than a SINGLE stroller

What comes with a Bugaboo Donkey5 2022?

Bugaboo Donkey 5 Mono - Single child - Comes with the stroller frame and small components, under-seat storage basket, side luggage basket, and rain cover, a seat/bassinet frame, seat fabric, and bassinet fabric.

Bugaboo Donkey 5 Duo - Two children of different ages - Comes with the stroller frame and small components, under-seat storage basket, side luggage basket, and rain cover, two seat/bassinet frames, two seat fabrics, and a bassinet fabric.

Bugaboo Donkey 5 Twin - Two children of the same age, like twins - Comes with the stroller frame and small components, under-seat storage basket, side luggage basket, and rain cover, two seat/bassinet frames, two seat fabrics, and two bassinet fabrics. 

Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board+ - A riding board is perfect for the biggest sibling! It has both a seated and standing option and installs in one motion. It turns your Bugaboo Donkey 5 into an instant TRIPLE STROLLER!

Side-by-side vs. tandem

The Bugaboo Donkey 5 has the best push of any double stroller! Twelve years after its original release it's still the only side-by-side, convertible stroller on the market. Its shorter frame allows the Bugaboo Donkey 5 to perfectly balance the weight of your tiny passengers across the strongest parts of its frame. Turns out, not having the weight of a toddler hanging from the front of your stroller really allows for a full range of movement. You'll be turning on a dime, rolling up curbs, and popping up a few stairs as if they weren't there! As a bonus, the side-by-side seats give each child a flat recline and a full view.

While we love a tandem stroller in the right circumstances, the longer your frame is the heavier the steering. And with one seat in front of the other, one child's recline and kicking feet directly effects the other child's. 

Is a Bugaboo Donkey 5 stroller worth it? 

Yes, absolutely! Plenty of families find themselves expecting less than a year after their first child. While a blessing, this cuts your single stroller’s timeline in half. A second stroller means jumping into a second round of stroller research, losing storage space, and a higher combined cost.  

The Bugaboo Donkey 5 Mono expands into a full-size double stroller that you can modify based on each child's age and developmental needs. Even while converting between Mono, Duo, and Twin mode, the Bugaboo Donkey 5 stroller retains all its functions, features, and creature comforts. No other convertible stroller can match the Bugaboo reputation nor the Bugaboo Donkey 5's long list of capabilities! 

Get ahead of the crowd and place your pre-order today! Have any more questions, or need help deciding? Don’t hesitate to email us at, book a virtual consultation with us, or call us at 1-866-600-BEAN (2326)!

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