Bugaboo Lynx Stroller Review
This Lightweight Bugaboo Stroller Does Luxury for Less
April 28, 2020

This Lightweight Bugaboo Stroller Does Luxury for Less

This Lightweight Bugaboo Stroller Does Luxury for Less

If there’s one stroller spec that can make a big difference in your daily routine, it’s how much your gear weighs. Because when you’re hauling your baby’s ride in and out of the trunk of your car or up and down stairs, a few extra pounds can start to feel like a lot.

But when you cut down on stroller density, you typically also cut down on the bells and whistles—aka the features that can make for a more comfortable ride. That’s why the Bugaboo Lynx is such a find. It’s a full-size stroller that weighs just 20.7 lbs while packing in all the smooth-riding features that Bugaboo is known for. Our Scout Julie took the Lynx for a spin in the video review above to see how it sizes up.

What’s the Big Difference?

Bugaboo strollers are known for being an incredibly smooth ride. We’re talking shock-absorbing wheels and suspension systems. What does that mean for the non-car people in the room? All of the bumps, lumps and uneven pavement you might experience on your daily walks get absorbed by the stroller and not your baby. So you’re less likely to jostle your precious cargo when you run over a tree root.

If you’re familiar with Bugaboo strollers, the Lynx most closely resembles the Bugaboo Fox 2. The original Fox made both our best all around stroller and best city stroller lists for its smooth ride and loyal parent following. But thanks to a few clever design tweaks, the Lynx comes in at about $300 less.

If you watch Julie’s review, you can see a few of the Lynx features that caught her eye:

  • Less Weight: The Lynx is six to seven pounds lighter than comparable strollers like the UPPAbaby Vista, which you can really feel when you pick it up.
  • Smaller Footprint: The front wheels are smaller than all of Bugaboo’s other full-sized options, which makes it really handy for navigating small spaces.
  • Smooth Stroll: Thanks to the advanced two-wheel suspension, the Lynx offers a smooth ride that you can control with just one hand.
  • Easy Adjustments: Modular seating means you can easily adjust your baby’s seat, and you can even recline it all the way back for maximum comfort.

The Lynx also features an adapter-free car seat attachment if you want to add the Bugaboo Turtle infant car seat to the mix and turn your stroller into a travel system. Here’s who we think the Lynx would be a good fit for:

  • You’ve been eyeballing luxury strollers, but hoping for a model that’s a little more economical.
  • Your stroller is going to be your workhorse (i.e. you live in a city) so you want something that’s comfortable to push around—without a ton of unnecessary weight.
  • You’re planning on babywearing or buying a Turtle car seat (or your baby’s a little older), so you don’t need a bassinet attachment for your stroller (you can buy it separately, but it doesn’t come included with the base model).
  • You want to test your stroller risk-free. All Bugaboo.com orders come with a 100-day guarantee (including free shipping and free returns), so you’re totally covered if the Lynx doesn’t work for you or your baby.

Not everyone needs a luxury stroller. But for those of us whose primary form of transportation is our own two feet, a lightweight option like the Bugaboo Lynx can make everyday activities a little easier on you and your baby. Not to mention your biceps.

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