Bugaboo Bee 5 – {Ratings – Reveiw – Pricing – Video}

Bugaboo Bee 5 Stroller (aka the bugaboo bee5)

We all love the bugaboo bee3 stroller.  Its super light, luxury and a breeze to transport baby.    Bugaboo has now made the bee3 over 100 times better with the all new bugaboo bee 5 stroller.

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bugaboo bee 5 stroller

Whats New??

The Bee5 Stroller is fully customizable.   So you will build out every aspect based on your color and fabric specifications.    There are 5 different parts to bugaboo bee 5 (hmmm… maybe thats why they didnt call it bugaboo bee4 and went to bugaboo bee 5!)

 

What are 5 parts to the Bugaboo Bee5 Stroller?

  1. Bugaboo Bee5 Base – Bugaboo allows you to pick between a black / aluminum frame.  That is the cheaper option of the 2 frames.  In addition there is the All Black.  (the retail pricing is an additional $50 of the all black frame so if you’re not dead set on the all black frame definitely worth going for the black aluminum frame

2. Bugaboo Bee5 Seat Fabric –  There are 3 levels to the seat fabric.   The core level which only includes the black color.  That is the cheapest option.   For $10 more you get the premium collection which offers great new color choices  (green, grey, red and blue) for the seat fabric.   Lastly if you want a real eye stopper stroller check out the signature collection which features a botanic floral option . (an additional $10 making it $20 more than the core black!)

3. Bugaboo Bee 5 Sun Canopy –   There are 3 levels to the sun canopy as well.   The Core Collection, the Premium Collection and the signature Collection.  There is a nice selection in the Core sun canopies so you may not feel the need to upgrade this option.  (Black, Olive Green, Ruby Red, Sky Blue, Sunrise Yellow and Soft Pink).      The Premium Collection features Grey Melange, Red Melange and Blue Melange.   The Signature collection for now features 2 different print models.  Both Gorgeous!   The Botanic and the Waves.   These as so stunning and totally worth the upgrade price!

4. Bugaboo Bee 5 Grips – Finally!   The Bugaboo Bee5 offers grips for the stroller handlebar.  This is huge!  Since its one of the first things that got damaged on the last model bee.

The Grips come in 3 colors.  Black, Cognac and Dark Brown.   If they do get damaged.  Super easy to replace!  (and not that expensive!!).

5.   Customizable wheel caps – Last but not least  the bugaboo bee5 has made our wheels customizable. What out you car lovers.  We can customize our wheels too.   There are 2 color options for the wheel caps.  Dark Red and White.    (same price for both colors.)

Want to know more about the Bugaboo Bee 5?  Heres a list of our favorite features!

  1.  Lightweight Chassis –   So lightweight and easy to fold with one hand. (Yes moms usually only have one hand available to fold a stroller! )
  2. Reversible seat –  Face mom for great bonding time or face the world and learn all about whats going on around you.
  3.  Drives Like a Dream – So smooth, makes even rough terrain feel like smooth terrain.
  4. 4 wheel drive – Yes its not only for cars.  The bee5 has 4 wheel suspension for smoothe and stable turns.
  5.  Comfort & Saftey –  The Bee5 seat is super plush making the baby super comfortable.  It also sits all the way up and has a great 5 point harness.  (Many strollers even in their upright position are on a slight recine.  I find babies really like the fully upright steat).
  6. Extendable Sun Canopy – Yes the sun comes in on all angles so the original canopies just dont work.  Now with the fully extendable canopy your baby will be protected from rain and sun.
  7. Height Adjustable backrest – The stroller grows with your child.   Sun canopy and harness adapt when you change the seat height
  8. Height adjustable handlebar – Enjoy one hand steering no matter your height.
  9. Extendable Seat – Pull out the seat to support small legs when babies are asleep.
  10. Bassinet option – Although not included with the bee5 stroller you can purchase a bassinet for the newborn stage.
  11. Car seat Compatible – Works with many different car seat models so great for on the go travel.
  12. Underseat storage basket – pretty nice size for such a small stroller.
  1.   The Bugaboo bee5 stroller is  luxury lightweight stroller that has a reversible seat.
  2.   It does have a bassinet option but the bassinet is sold separately.
  3.  Its the perfect city stroller being that it can fold really small and maneuvers really well.
  4.  There are many color combinations that you can customize your Bee stroller.
  5.  All wheel suspension is included on the bugaboo bee making it a breeze to push around.

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bugaboo bee5 things you need to know

The Bugaboo Bee5 model is designed for urban lifestyle where parents live life on the fly. It’s great for running errands, using public transit and traveling.

The large basket of the bugaboo bee5 can fit a lot of stuff when going grocery shopping. The narrow frame allows to navigate in tight spaces like elevators, narrow store aisles or doctor’s office. The extendable reversible seat grows with your baby providing her with much needed comfort. The deep one-hand recline is great for long naps and quick dipper changes. The wheels are small, but will be able to tackle SOME mommy terrain like grass, mulch or gravel. The all-wheel suspension helps to absorb the bumps. Keep in mind that this is NOT an all-terrain stroller so long walks at the park or around town with uneven surface might be very bumpy.

Best Double Stroller – {Guaranteed to love our picks!}

We’re in 2016!  We’ve got all the info we need at our fingertips… Why then is it so freakin hard to figure out what double stroller to buy??  Good question!  I’m glad you asked!  The reason is the stroller market is FLOODED!   Every year there are another 5 or so that come to market.   But not all of them are great options and we’re here to help you so you dont choose a ‘lemon’!

There are really 2 main types of double strollers the side by side double and more recently popular the tandem double stroller.  So which one should you go with?  Heres the pros and the cons of a side by side vs tandem double stroller.

Side by side double vs Tandem Double

Although harder to get through smaller places, I actually find the push on the side by side and especially navigating turns to be easier.   The tandems are a bit more difficult in that regard.  That being said the side by sides are really hard to get through small spaces. So depending on where you live and what types of aisles you will be navigating through that may be something to keep in mind!

With so many options keep in mind, double strollers are generally BIG and heavy. They have to be; most of them are rated for 80-100 lbs (or more) of total baby/child meat. Generally, double strollers are pretty expensive, so it’s not a decision to make lightly.

Your kids ages:

The age difference between your children matters. The strollers we recommend for twins or triplets are very different from those for a newborn and a young toddler, which will be different from a recommendation for, say, a newborn and a 3 or 4-year-old.

Children who are close in age (less than 2 years) seem to do well in almost any double stroller, while children who are 2-4 years apart often do better in a side-by-side stroller or in a tandem with one “primary” seat and a smaller seat. Since many double strollers have an upper weight limit of 40 lbs, look for one with 50 lb seats so you’ll be able to use it for longer.

Another alternative to a double stroller is using a riding board  or putting your baby in a carrier while your older child rides in the main stroller. Most preschoolers are just fine walking alongside the stroller, but sometimes it’s nice to have them both contained and under control, like in a crowded market.

 

After testing, rating and testing some more models I’m thrilled to give you my top picks for the best double strollers out there!

 

Tandem Double Strollers

  1. Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller

baby jogger city select 2017Price: $699.99

(Many times there is a promotion for a free second seat bringing the price down to 559.)

Why We love it?

Make life easier when traveling with two! The Baby Jogger City Select Second Seat Stroller includes our versatile City Select stroller with an added second seat. It’s a great way to keep your multi-child family rolling with a customizable design that makes everyone happy. Front facing, parent facing or sibling facing, the City Select Second Seat Stroller offers the convenience of a double stroller in a smaller and more maneuverable design. The City Select is not intended for jogging.  

Click Here to Buy the Baby Jogger City Select Double on Amazon.com

2. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller

Price: $139.00

Why we love it?

Much smaller than your average double stroller but unless you’ve got twins this usually is all your toddler and baby need.   When pushing it, it really feels like a single.  Love that!!

The Front Seat – Infant car seat or child can sit directly in the stroller seat, while second child sits or rides in back.

Second seating position can accommodate an infant car seat while older child can sit in front seat.

Click Here to Purchase the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller on Amazon.com

3. Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller

Price: $299.00

Why we love it?

Theres a reason you see the contours option stroller wherever you go!  Its awesome.     With the latest innovative features, the contours option is really a great  mid price tandem double stroller.

The Options Elite Tandem offers unparalleled versatility with seven seating configurations and has taken double strolling to a new level with rubber coated rear wheels for a smooth ride, parent cup holder, expandable mesh canopies and side-zipper access to the storage basket. The tall seat backs and large adjustable footrest area help accommodate toddlers comfortably. Seats feature in-seat child pockets, 3-position recline, 5-point safety harnesses, adjustable footrests and plush headrests for comfort.  Each seat accommodates a 40 pound child (80 Pound total) and the stroller weighs 38 Pound

Click Here to Buy The Contours Option Elite on Amazon.com

Best Side By Side Double Strollers

4. Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller

Price: $449

Why we love it?
How many strollers have won so many awards??  Answer not that many!!

The City Mini Double is an award winning stroller that captures the essence of urban mobility. Its lightweight side by side design makes it perfect for running errands or all day excursions in the urban jungle. Standard features include patented quick fold technology with removable auto lock to keep stroller closed when folded, accessory mounting bracket, 8″ lightweight quick release Eva wheels feature sealed ball bearings, front wheel suspension and the dual swivel front wheels can lock into place for long distance strolling. Each padded seat individually reclines to a near flat position with vented seat tops and retractable weather shields to cover the mesh in inclement weather. Also featured are individually adjustable sun canopies with peek a boo windows, a large under seat storage basket, seat back storage compartments, adjustable five point safety harnesses with shoulder pads and buckle covers and a rear parking brake.

Click Here to Purchase the Baby Jogger City Mini Double on Amazon

5.   JOOVY Scooter X2 Double Stroller

Price: $249.99

Why We Love it?

Its got everything you need in one awesome value .    Get your gear and stay in budget!

The Joovy ScooterX2 double stroller has a new stylish graphite grey frame and bigger wheels. The larger 7-inch front wheels and 9.5-inch rear wheels make it easier to maneuver than before. Its lightweight and narrow design allows the stroller to fit through any door while providing ample room for your kids. The width of the stroller is 30 inches, so there’s no need to fold it to get inside a door. The wheels have sealed bearings so pushing two kids totaling 90 pounds is easier than you could imagine; and, the double front wheels make the stroller extremely stable. This is especially important if your kids climb in and out of the stroller by themselves. (We have included a removable bumper bar to eliminate this possibility too!) The basket is bigger than any stroller basket on the market, period. The canopy is bigger than any other stroller on the market, too. Each seat is fully adjustable, independent of the other, and each has its own in-seat mesh pocket and adjustable 5-point harness. You will love the one-hand recline system that locks into an infinite number of positions – all the way down to a near flat napping position. We have also included two cup holders for the parents and two zippered pockets for phones, wallets, snacks, etc. Folding takes just seconds with the one hand fold feature. The Scooter X2 gives you the features you demand, the fashion you expect and the quality Joovy is known for – all at a reasonable price.

 

Click Here to Purchase the Joovey Scooter X2 on Amazon.com

6.  Britax B Agile Double Stroller

Price: $449.00

Why we love it?

The B-AGILE Double stroller incorporates the same quick-fold design and great maneuverability of the single B-AGILE stroller, but with capacity for two children. With a lightweight frame, height adjustable handle and the ability to fit through standard doors, it is perfect for all occasions. Equipped with the BRITAX CLICK & GO system, the B-AGILE Double stroller accepts one BRITAX Infant Car Seat with the included infant car seat receivers. Caregivers will further appreciate the access to under-seat basket through the front leg rest, automatic chassis lock and two convenient zippered back-of-seat pockets. The padded, supportive seats feature a 5-point harness system with head pad that is adjustable without having to rethread or unhook any straps. The infinite seat recline allows the B-AGILE Double to be used from birth and has a weight capacity of 50 pounds for each seat. Extra large canopies with mesh ventilation windows allow you to see your children, while the all-wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride, and a single step locks both rear wheels simultaneously.

 

Click Here to Purchase the Britax B Agile Double on Amazon.com

 Best  Luxury Double Strollers

7. Bugaboo Donkey

Price:  $1059

Why we love it?  

The Bugaboo cameleon stroller is iconic.   It is a luxury all-terrain stroller thats in its own class.   First unveiled worldwide in 2005, the Bugaboo Cameleon has now clocked up a decade on the luxury stroller market, and is in its third edition.

The best part of the bugaboo is its ‘push’.  There is no other stroller like.   The smooth ride and the easy of manuvering make the bugaboo cameleon the dream rider.

Its got a full size seat and bassinet so it can be used from newborn and up.   Height adjustable handlebars make it easy for parents of all heights to find the perfect size stroller handlebar.   You can purchase car seat adapter with it as well to make it a travel system.  (works with all popular car seats graco, cybex, maxi cosi and more.)

The Bugaboo Cameleon 2017 has many color options for the hood and bassinet apron as well as the base so you can really customize it to your liking.  (Also another great option is you can just replace the fabrics with your second child and you’ll feel like you are pushing around a brand new stroller!)

Click Here to Buy the Bugaboo Donkey Double on Amazon

8. Uppababy Vista Double Stroller

Price: $839.99

Why We Love it?

The Uppababy Vista is an awesome choice for a grow with me stroller option.  The full size stroller includes a bassinet as well so its great for a newborn too.   Comes in many great color options including several quilted patterns.

The uppababy vista also has the option of adding a rumble seat to make it a double stroller as well.  That’s a huge plus over the bugaboo cameleon as only the vista has that option.

The Rumble seat is the key to making the vista into a double. Make sure to purchase that separately.   Love that it can be both a great single and a great double!

 

Click Here to Buy the Uppababy Vista on Amazon

 

 

 

 

Got more questions on any double stroller?? Reach out to me and I’ll do my best to respond!