I cannot begin to explain to you how excited I was when the Bugaboo Buffalo arrived at my door. When I first heard about the Buffalo, my heart skipped a beat at the mention of an extendable canopy. Here I am a few weeks later, having used the Buffalo daily with my children, and I’m still crazy about the thing.
I absolutely adore my Bugaboo Donkey, but I cannot stand the canopy on it. My daughter despises the sun, and is constantly crying when the sun hits her, which is inevitable with that canopy. I am honestly BEGGING Bugaboo to make these canopies for all their strollers. At first glance the Buffalo canopy looks the same as its cousins, but there’s a zipper, and when unzipped- a whole third panel appears to cover your child. It’s amazing. There’s still no peek-a-boo window- but I don’t even care if I can have this huge canopy.
I love the height of the seat on the Buffalo. The seat sits higher on the chassis, which is so important to me. I hate bending down to feel close to my child. I love the higher up seats of the Stokke Xplory and Uppababy Vista, and now the Bugaboo Buffalo joins the line up.
Underneath the high seat, is a GINORMOUS basket. This stroller basket can hold up to 35 pounds of weight, and still push with the slightest touch of a pinky. I don’t know how Bugaboo does it- but they don’t disappoint when it comes to maneuverability. I could easily fit my large Skip Hop diaper bag under there, and a huge bag filled with lunch for three. Verrrrrry impressive!
The Bugaboo Buffalo is a very robust stroller. It weighs in at about 27lbs- which is extremely heavy when it comes to a single stroller. It’s a monster. It can hold a child of up to 50lbs (the cameleon can only hold 37lbs) and is the only stroller that was actually approved to be able to hold weight on the handlebars- it will NOT tip over. It can hold up to 13lbs. Bugaboo added built in stroller hooks onto the frame. You could easy hang your diaper bag on them, or even shopping bags. Great idea and really comes in handy.
The Buffalo has a one piece self-standing fold which is great for storing the stroller (It can also fold with the bassinet attached to the frame). When putting it into my trunk, I prefer to remove the seat, because 27 pounds of stroller weight is simply too heavy for me. I’d rather take the 2 seconds out of my day to remove the seat.
The frame folds so nicely and easily. It’s not a one handed fold, but you can’t expect a do-it-all stroller like this to have a one handed fold.
The Buffalo fits into the trunk of my Toyota Camry easily, and in my Mazda CX-9 with room for another stroller as well. (Don’t mind the mess.)
Another thing I love about the Buffalo is the swivel bumper bar. Makes it so easy to put my baby in and take her out without having to remove the belly bar. I lost the belly bars to my Donkey ages ago from removing it throwing it wherever I was at the time.
Now the key point of the Buffalo is its ALL-TERRAIN suitability. It has 10″ swivel wheels and 12″ rear wheels with FOAM filled tires- NO FLATS! These large tires can handle anything you throw at them. Like its cousins, the Buffalo has a “Two wheel mode” to tackle sand and snow.
The Bugaboo Bufallo was designed specifically for all-terrain performance- but it worked so well as an everyday stroller for my family. It was super easy to fold and take in and out of the car, use in the mall, supermarket, and for our daily activities. It was especially nice to basically use zero effort to push this thing up the grass hill at our local park.
- One handed recline lever on the back of the seat
- Multi positional recline facing either way
- Reversible seat
- Extendable handed bar
- EASIEST harness to adjust on the market!! Love it.
- Flip flop friendly foot brake
- Suitable from birth, with the included bassinet
- Car seat compatibility- Maxi Cosi/ Cybex/ Nuna, Britax & Chicco
- On the heavier side- weighing in at 27lbs (although it is meant to be a robust all-terrain stroller)
- No peek-a-boo window
- Expensive- $1,129 (bassinet included, and tailored fabric set)
I really do love the Bugaboo Buffalo. I used it for a few weeks daily, in and out of the car with no problems at all. When I removed the seat before folding, I didn’t find it too heavy for me to lift in and out of my trunk. Many people are asking me if I prefer the Buffalo over the Cameleon. It honestly depends on who you are and where you live. For me personally, I do prefer the Buffalo. I love how high the seat sits on the frame, and how much I can store on the stroller. My son is two years old and already weighs 35 pounds, and only has two more pounds left until he grows out of the Cameleon. I ADORE the 50 pound weight limit on the Buffalo. Many people will rule it out because of the weight, and yes it is a robust stroller, but it doesn’t bother me at all, since it is so easy to remove the seat and throw it into my trunk!
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Here’s a few more pictures of the Bugaboo Buffalo!
*Disclaimer: I was given the Bugaboo Buffalo to review, all words and opinions are my own, and I have not been payed for my review.
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P.S- I tried the Bugaboo Buffalo Canopy on my Bugaboo Donkey, and it fits!! If Bugaboo doesn’t come out with canopies specifically designed for the Donkey, I might just purchase Buffalo canopies for my Donkey!