Bugaboo and Babyzen have been long compared to each other. The Bee series and the YoYo series are usually the ones that are compared.
In this article, I will be going over the Bugaboo Bee 5 and Babyzen YoYo+. See which one is better by analysing the similarities and differences they share.
Two quality buggies are known for their slim and light design. These are also made for those parents who are always on the move and love adventurers.
Although they are not that trendy the strollers are still worth too many and do great with today’s top strollers. I will also be going over the cons they have.
This way you can balance the cons and pros of both. Making the decision much easier.
About the Bugaboo Bee 5.
Bugaboo brings you the Bee 5 that’s suitable from birth up to 17kg when used parent facing (rear) and 15kg when used forward-facing.
Being one of the few strollers that offer this. It’s suitable with carrycot, cocoon, car seat and the seat has a lie-flat option from birth, but that’s always not true in some situations.
It’s a lightweight buggy that offers a compact fold and one-hand steering. When folding it’s done with one hand and it’s a one-piece fold.
It has black leather bars for the handle. An adjustable handlebar and black wheels make it give a luxurious look.
Offers all suspension for manoeuvrability and wheels are the same size and small. A reversible and reclinable seat unit to give comfort to your toddler.
The seat is padded with thick fabrics to keep it warm during cold days and nice air flowing during summer.
It has a big hood that’s UPF50+ sun and water protected. A medium-sized underneath basket.
Bee 5 is made for the urban lifestyle and just made for using public transport. It offers aluminium and a black frame you can choose from.
About the Babyzen YoYo+.
The Babyzen YoYo+ is suitable from 6 months up to 18kg and from birth with either a cot or car seat. It has a quick one-hand fold after folding the handlebar.
A UPF50+ canopy for protection and the seat offers multiple reclining positions. 5 point harness system with chest pads to keep baby safe.
It has straps to carry the frame after folding it. An underneath medium size basket that’s reachable. All suspension on 4 wheels which offer soft drive.
A net pocket behind the seat for personal items or the rain cover. You can remove the fabrics and wash them. Making YoYo+ last longer.
Similarities Between the Bugaboo Bee 5 and Babyzen YoYo+.
Bee 5 and YoYo+ Seat Unit and Canopy.
Both seats are suitable from 6 months and up to around 3 and 1/2 years. The parent-facing option for the Bee 5 is up that age, and it’s less with the forward-facing position.
You also have 5 point harness system with chest pads and comfortable seats to sit on. The Bee 5 and YoYo+ don’t have bumpers attached.
This makes the seat open, although like stated the harness is there. Both canopies are UPF50+ and can protect your child from the sun’s UV. It’s water-resistant as well.
They are adjustable and the canopies are not that big.
Bee 5 and YoYo+ Frame/Chassis.
Both handles have soft places you can hold on to. The YoYo+ and Bee 5 have both unique designs that are recognised by many parents.
This makes them somehow classic. The buggies are also lightweight and offer a one-hand fold. They can be steered with just one hand as well.
All suspension wheels and good manoeuvrability on all wheels. The wheels are tiny on both strollers and are not all-terrain wheels.
They perform very good on even grounds and much better so than most umbrella strollers. The baskets are medium size and not that tiny.
They can carry up to around 5kg of weight. Another similarity is that both are compatible with a cot and car seat
Bee 5 and YoYo+ Newborn Pack/Carrycot.
They are similar in that both have a so-called newborn pack which are carrycots, but not the average cot. Suitable from birth up to 6 months.
It has handles on the sides and a warm cover on top. Although the quality differs.
Differences Between the Bugaboo Bee 5 and Babyzen YoYo+.
Differences with the Bee 5 and YoYo+ Seat Unit.
Bee 5 has different ages suitability depending on what position the seat is facing. 17kg and 15kg and the YoYo+ is better than both around 18kg. Although 17kg to 18kg is around when your child is 3 and 1/2 years.
That’s the standard weight for most toddlers at that age. Bee 5 offers a forward and rear-facing option which the YoYo+ lack. It only offers a forward-facing option.
Although both lack bumper bars the YoYo+ has a more open view than the former.
The texture of fabrics differs as well. Bee 5 has a softer and well-padded seat fabric. You can buy a separate bumper for the Bee 5 and not for the YoYo+.
Differences with the Bee 5 and YoYo+ Frame/Chassis.
Bee 5 offers an adjustable handlebar while the YoYo+ does not offer an adjustable at all. It’s from 90cm up to 108cm and that’s 10 positions which make it suit most heights.
It’s also made of leather while the YoYo+ handlebar is made of foam. It makes it also softer though. YoYo+ is designed with straps, so you carry the buggy.
Either with your hands or shoulders, this makes it easy when travelling. Although the baskets are of the same size their design and fabrics differ.
So does the wheels. Each has its own design.
Bee 5 and YoYo+ Weight and Dimensions.
- Folded height: 32cm
- Folded width: 46.5cm
- Folded Length: 90.5cm
- Open Width: 53.5cm
- Weight: 8.9kg
These are the dimensions for the Bee 5. For the YoYo+ you have the folded dimensions at 52 cm x 44 cm x 18 cm and 6.2kg weight.
Babyzen YoYo+ has a more compact fold and the stroller is suitable for air travel. As you can see much more light as well. It’s considered an umbrella stroller.
Storing it in your house and boot will be super easy. This is helpful if you have a small boot.
Colours and Price.
Bee 5 offers 790 combinations of colours. Yes, you read that right. The colours are many and not easy to compete with.
For the YoYo+ you have these 9 colours:
- Air France.
These colours are available for the seat unit and canopy. Although the colours are lovely and more than what many strollers offer Bee 5 has way more.
Looking at the price Bee 5 cost £569 upwards of the real price. You can get a discount or a sale price of £369. For the travel system, you can have around £600+.
These prices will depend on the colours you choose and the fabrics.
YoYo+ cost about £399+ and for the travel system, it’s around £500+. It depends where you buy it.
YoYo+ is more affordable for many, but it does have a reason for it
Bee 5 and YoYo+ Car Seat Compatibility.
Bee 5 is compatible with these car seats:
- Bugaboo Turtle One with adapter
- not compatible with prior Turtle model 81701ZW01
- Britax B-Safe, B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 with adapter
- Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit 30 with adapter
- Cybex Aton Q and Aton 2 with adapter
- Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico AP, Mico NXT and Prezi with adapter
- Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, PIPA Lite RX, and PIPA Lite LX with adapter
These car seats are compatible with the Babyzen YoYo+ (These are also compatible with the Babyzen YoYo2 and Babyzen provides their own adapters, so check their site:
- Clek Liing
- Cybex car seats
- Maxi-Cosi infant car seats.
- Nuna infant car seats
Bee 5 is suitable with two more brands which makes it better. Britax and Chicco are some of the top brands that produce cheaper and quality car seats.
These brands are also compatible with many more stroller brands.
Which One is Better?
Through reading the article you can clearly see that the Bee 5 is better because its features are better than the YoYo+. It has a better seat with a lie-flat position and a rear-facing option.
You are also able to attach a bumper bar. Although the age suitability is a little bit under and it has a less compact fold than the former heavier but it’s still light and has a compact fold.
You can carry it and it’s easy to travel with. It’s compatible with car seats and brands. Bee 5 offers many colours to suit any lifestyle.
It’s more suitable for the many than the former. When it comes to easily travel then YoYo+ is indeed better. For your day to day life, the Bee 5 is better.
The fabrics and materials and more features make it more expensive. So it misses out on 3 features when compared to the former, but it has more pros.
The prices are a little bit too much for only single buggies. The wheels are small but considering both are umbrella buggies it makes sense. They are only for single babies as well.
So, no double buggies. They are not all-terrain buggies, which means bumpy rides on uneven terrains. The same is with the space.
Another con can be the age suitability. It’s only up to 3 and 1/2 years. Some toddlers are not ready to let go of the stroller at that age.
Although not trendy in the market both do offer parents many features. Babyzen YoYo+ is good for travelling and short strolls around the neighbourhood.
Bee 5 is more suitable for strolling in the city, shopping in the mall and buying groceries. Although the wheels are a bit off so be ready for some bumpy rides.
The choice depends on your budget and lifestyle. Which is it going to be?