Bugaboo Donkey 3 vs Uppababy Vista V2.

Bugaboo and Uppababy are two famous brands known for their top quality strollers and accessories. They are always compared to each other to see which one is the best. I have not used these two brands before but I know people who have used them, and what they have to say is just greatness.

The Donkey and Vista strollers are one of the brand’s famous models and they are favoured among many parents all over the world. What can be the reason? Let’s find out by reviewing the strollers. I have done my research and I will therefore review base on that and my experience with strollers in general.

I will compare the strollers and see which of these two are better. It’s only the single strollers.

Bugaboo Donkey.

Product: Bugaboo Donkey Mono to Double

Price: £1.195.00.

Size Of Product: H: 108cm × W: 60-74cm × 75cm

A Place to Buy: Amazon.

My Ranking:  9.5/10.

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The stroller is suitable for car seats and it includes a rain cover to keep your baby from the rain and it also keeps them warm. When folded it’s compact which enables you to store it anywhere and you save space for other things. With a baby on the way, you might never know how much space you will need. So, save as much as you can.

A big shopping basket is underneath to provide a place for all of your grocery shopping. It’s not only for groceries of course but also for your shopping bags. A zip and pockets are included to protect your groceries and your clothes from the elements.

With the help of the pockets, you can also store other things you like to bring with you on your journey.

If you are planning to have more than one child then this one is perfect. Maybe you already have one child and you want more children and you are looking for a suitable stroller. Then this one it’s for you. It comes with a base for another seat, carrycot/bassinet and car seat.

You will only need to buy the other seat and the double converter kit for your other baby.  It comes with an aluminium chassis and you can choose your base and the colour of the canopy. The canopy has a UFP50+ sunshade and it can also be adjusted.

This Bugaboo Donkey is an upgraded version which makes it easier to use and it has additional features.  A peek a boo panel on the canopy, lighter wheels and an easier way to handle the handlebar. The handlebar can be used by all parents because it can be adjusted to suit anyone.

The Donkey is suitable from birth with the carrycot/bassinet up to 6 months. After 6 months you can switch to the seat unit and use it up to 22kg. The seat has multiple reclining positions that provide laying and sitting options.

The mattress that comes with the carrycot/bassinet is soft which provides a cosy sleeping environment for your little one. The seat fabrics are water-resistant and can be washed using the washing machine. Let it do the work. All foam and suspension wheels make it possible to use the stroller on any terrain.

Remove the wheels to save more space and it can also be folded with the seat and carrycot on. After folding it the Bugaboo Donkey can stand on its own. You can control the wheels to use them on any terrain. Just lock it and unlock it to have a smooth and safe ride.

The Donkey can be transformed into a Travel System with the help of the Maxi-Cosi and Britax Römer car seats. The adapters are in place to place your baby from the car to the pushchair.

Uppababy Vista.

Product: Vista Pram, Pushchair & Carrycot.

Price: £1069.00.

Size Of Product: 36 x 25.7 x 39.5 inches

A Place to Buy: Uberkids.  Click here.

My Ranking: 9.5/10.

This Vista pushchair is a good design and model that’s suitable for many families and it also provides a fancy look for the city. Suitable from birth with the carrycot and the seat from 6 months upwards. I rain cover and a bug cover for the carrycot and seat.

It’s compatible with the MESA car seat no adapters are needed. A new longer mattress is included and ventilation to make it breathable for your toddler.

When you have a baby the mattress fabrics tend to get messy and dirty fast, so it’s important to be able to wash the fabrics and use them so often you can. With the Vista mattress, it’s possible.

After taking a long walk outside, your baby might sleep and you won’t want to wake them up. There’s no need to do that if you have the carrycot/bassinet stand that Uppababy offers to be used on the Vista carrycot. It will be like sleeping on their cot.

Forward and rear-facing options and the seat has reclining positions which add to your comfort. A canopy with a peekaboo window and a UPF50+ sunshade. The bumper bar is leathery. Front and rear suspension wheels to offer your baby a smooth ride in the city or any other place you wish.

The stroller can be folded with or without the seat being attached. A large basket is underneath for your daily shopping.

It can also be transformed into a double stroller, a tandem double stroller.


Similarities And Differences.


  • Both a designed for any terrain and outings.
  • Both are suitable for car seats and come with a carrycot and a seat unit.
  • Leathery fabrics and washable fabrics.
  • The mattresses are cosy to provide a comfortable environment to be in.
  • A rain cover is included and a bug cover for the Vista stroller only.
  • Both have big hoods/canopies with the sunshade.
  • Forward and rear-facing options on both.
  • Suitable from birth up to 22kg.
  • Can be folded with just one hand and can stand when folded.
  • All suspension and foam wheels.
  • Both have a large basket underneath.
  • Adjustable handlebar.
  • Both of the strollers can transform into a double stroller but it’s side to side double stroller for the Donkey stroller. The Vista stroller is a tandem double stroller.


  • The Vista carrycot/bassinet has a stand but the Bugaboo Donkey don’t have this option.
  • You can remove the wheels on the Bugaboo Donkey stroller for more space but it’s not mentioned that this can be done on the other stroller.
  • The materials on the frames are different.
  • The fabrics are also different.
  • Vista has a new and longer mattress for the carrycot/bassinet.
  • The wheels in the Donkey stroller are lighter.
  • The Donkey is compatible with the Maxi-Cosi and Britax Römer car seats with adapter and the Vista is compatible with the MESA car seats without adapters.

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Bugaboo Donkey.

  • Very expensive for just being a single stroller.
  • Very bulky
  • Can take more space when using public transport.

Uppababy Vista.

  • It’s also expensive for being a single stroller.
  • The features a more limited.

A Hard Choice.

A hard choice indeed. Both of these strollers/pushchairs are one of the top baby carriages out there. They offer you and your family many things and it’s almost impossible to choose.

If I could afford it I would have taken them both because they both offer different things that you will need on your journey with your baby. It’s quite expensive though, maybe not.

If I have to choose I will choose the Bugaboo Donkey stroller. Although it’s expensive it offers a side to side dual seat, removable wheels and pockets and zips in its basket which the other stroller doesn’t have.

The side to side dual seat is very good if you plan to have more children, you can have them sitting side to side to keep a better eye on them. If the wheels are detached you will be able to save space and clean them properly. The design makes it also possible to control the wheels, switch the mode depending on the weather and ground.

The zip and pockets enable you to store more things and also protect your things from the elements. So, the Bugaboo Donkey takes the cake.

Which stroller do you prefer and why? Would you recommend these strollers to your loved ones?

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