Friday Face-Off: One Stroller, Endless Posibilities

CITY SELECT VS VISTA WITH RUMBLE SEAT VS DONKEY

Clockwise from the left: City Select, Vista with Rumble Seat, and The Donkey

This week we welcome three strollers to the Babesta Ring that market themselves on customizability.  They’re a little more robust than the lighter-weight models we looked at earlier that pride themselves on similar traits, so we should have a good fight today…

FIRST OFF: THE BUGABOO DONKEY!

The Bugaboo Donkey is one of our favorites among convertible strollers for kid(s).  In just three simple clicks, the Bugaboo Donkey converts from a full-sized mono to a full-sized duo stroller. And back again.  In it’s Mono Configuration, the Donkey features an innovative side basket as well as a spacious under-seat basket.  Large swivel wheels and the one-piece handlebar guarantee maneuverability in places you’d never imagine you could go.  The wheels are air filled, so the need for in wheel suspension is negated.  It folds up in one piece and stands on its own so you don’t have to worry about storage.  The seats recline with a one-hand mechanism and are reversible to allow your kid to look at you or out at the world.

The Donkey also expands to the Duo/Twin configuration for two kids of mixed or similar ages.   In fact, there are 17 different configurations – thanks to its interchangeable seats and bassinets, and flexible luggage options – which don’t compromise on comfort or functionality. Its width – just 6 inches wider than mono-configuration – means you can go in and out of entrances with ease.  It’s also car seat compatible with the variety of adapters available for a variety of manufacturers

SECOND IN LINE: THE UPPABABY VISTA WITH RUMBLESEAT!

It’s rare we get to say that a seat is ready to rumble in the Babesta ring and have it be literally true.  Called the rumble seat for a reason, this expansion kit allows you to convert the Uppababy Vista into a two-child, in-line stroller with ease.  The Rumbleseat attaches and detaches (you need to remove it to fold the Vista) in 10 seconds without tools and the wheels are far from child reach, no fender kit required.  It’s also guaranteed not to flip when one child gets out.  The removable canopy extends fully to back of primary seat and all fabric components are all machine washable.

FINALLY: THE BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT!

The City Select offers parents the unique opportunity to customize their stroller into 16 different combinations to suit their family needs.  The multi-position seat reclines for passenger comfort and the multi-position sun canopy features peekaboo windows and adjustable head height.  The footwell is also fully customizable for optimal support and comfort for your child.  Patented Quick-Fold technology allows you to fold the stroller in one, simple step and the City Select features a secure fold latch for easy transportation or storage.  The hand operated parking break makes stopping a breeze and, on the go, the 12″ forever-air rear and 8″ lightweight front wheels with front wheel suspension and sealed ball bearings ensure a smooth ride.

We’ve introduced you to three uber-flexible contenders for the Customizable Primary Stroller Title, now it’s your turn to head to the comments to duke it out.  Tell us what you think below!

-L.E.

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