Choosing a pram can be a daunting task for new parents. With so many brands, features, and options available, it can be challenging to determine which pram is right for your family’s needs.
Two popular prams in Australia are the Bugaboo Lynx and the Bugaboo Fox 5. While they share many features, there are also significant differences between the two that parents should consider before making a purchase.
In this comparison, we’ll examine each pram’s suitability, important features, size and weight, capacity and storage, wheels and suspension, capsule compatibility, and warranty.
But before diving into the details, we recommend you compare these two prams using the handy comparison table on the Bugaboo website.
Who is each pram suitable for?
Both the Bugaboo Lynx and Bugaboo Fox 5 are suitable for newborns and children up to four years of age. However, they are not recommended for twins or two children of different ages, except with the use of a Bugaboo wheeled board.
Both prams come with an included bassinet, but the Fox 5 has the added feature of air flow control, making it a great option for hotter climates.
Both prams have many similar features, including a 5-point shoulder harness, machine washable fabrics, extendable sun canopies with peekaboo windows, and are self-standing when folded.
However, the Bugaboo Fox 5 has the added benefit of a one-handed fold and unfold feature, making it more convenient for parents who often have their hands full. Both prams have adjustable handlebars and can be used in beach mode.
Size and Weight
In terms of size and weight, the Bugaboo Lynx is slightly smaller and lighter than the Fox 5. It has a folded height of 88 cm, a folded width of 60 cm, and a weight of 9.4 kg with the seat.
The Fox 5 has a folded height of 90 cm, a folded width of 60 cm, and a weight of 10.42 kg with the seat. However, when unfolded, the Fox 5 is slightly larger than the Lynx, with a length of 93 cm compared to the Lynx’s 79 cm.
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Capacity and Storage
Both prams have similar underseat basket capacities, with the Lynx having a 36 ltr/10 kg capacity and the Fox 5 having a 39 ltr/10 kg capacity. However, the Lynx has front and back access to the basket, while the Fox 5 only has front access.
The Lynx also has a slightly higher pram seat capacity of 23 kg compared to the Fox 5’s 22 kg.
Wheels and Suspension
The Bugaboo Lynx has 2-wheel suspension, while the Fox 5 has 4-wheel and chassis suspension. The Fox 5 also has larger wheels than the Lynx, with a front wheel size of 25 cm and a rear wheel size of 30 cm.
The Lynx has a front wheel size of 17.8 cm and a rear wheel size of 28.9 cm. The Fox 5’s advanced suspension and manoeuvrable design make it a great option for all-terrain use, while the Lynx is more suited for everyday use on multiple terrains.
Both prams are compatible with the Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna and Maxi Cosi with an adapter. However, the Fox 5 is also compatible with Britax with an adapter, while the Lynx is not.
Both prams come with a 4-year warranty period with product registration.
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Both the Bugaboo Lynx and the Bugaboo Fox 5 have many similarities, but they also have significant differences that parents should take into consideration before making a purchase.
The Bugaboo Lynx is suitable for parents who want a lightweight and easy-to-maneuver pram that can handle multiple terrains.
On the other hand, the Bugaboo Fox 5 is perfect for parents who prioritize a smooth ride on all terrains and the added convenience of a one-handed fold and unfold feature. Ultimately, the choice between the two prams will depend on your family’s needs and priorities.