Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Stroller Comparison

Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Stroller Comparison

Bugaboo is one of the most well-known luxury stroller brands. They create strollers that combine function, style, and comfort. The Bugaboo Fox5 is their full-size single stroller that is agile like its namesake, but also sturdy and strong. It has amazing all-wheel suspension and can handle all different terrains.

New to the lineup in Spring 2023 is the Bugaboo Dragonfly. It’s in a newer class of strollers - mid-size - and perfect for parents who want more than a travel compact stroller, but less than a full-size. This stroller could function as a one-and-done - great for everyday, but also easy for in and out of the car and travel! The Dragonfly has an impressive and unique one-handed fold. The seat or bassinet can fold with the stroller as well in a slim package!

In this article, we will delve into a comprehensive comparison between these two Bugaboos - the Dragonfly and the Fox5, exploring their distinctive features, specs, and pros and cons.

Let’s take a look!


Bugaboo Dragonfly

The Bugaboo Dragonfly stroller is Bugaboo’s answer to the new mid-size stroller category! Released in spring 2023, it’s a remarkable choice for parents seeking a lightweight and agile stroller without compromising on performance or style. Designed with urban living in mind, the Dragonfly effortlessly combines functionality and elegance.

Weighing just 17.4 pounds, this lightweight stroller is a breeze to maneuver, and quickly and easily folds with one-hand. The Dragonfly also has a slim standing fold with both the seat or bassinet attached!

The Dragonfly looks like a grown up version of the Bugaboo Butterfly, and offers features such as reversible seat, telescoping handlebar, adjustable calf support, large 22 pound capacity under storage basket, and an optional bassinet that folds while attached to the stroller! The fold is innovative and great for parents on the go! 

 Bugaboo Dragonfly Stroller

Bugaboo Fox5

The Bugaboo Fox5 stroller is a clever and agile stroller like its namesake - it’s designed with both style and sturdiness in mind. The Fox5 is one of the lightest full-size strollers available, crafted from high-quality materials and equipped with suspension in its all-terrain wheels and frame.

The Fox5 introduces new features for enhanced usability, including an easy one-handed fold, a simplified recline, and adjustable canopy and footrest, adapting to your child's growth. Its advanced suspension system and large wheels ensure smooth navigation on any surface. The reversible seat and adjustable handlebar offer versatile positioning options.

This stroller also prioritizes practicality, featuring a spacious under-seat basket for storage and a convenient one-handed fold for easy transport and storage. Moreover, it boasts an extendable canopy with a peek-a-boo window, providing excellent ventilation and sun protection for your child.


Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Price

For current pricing of the Bugaboo Dragonfly and Bugaboo Fox5, please see their respective product pages.

The purchase of the Bugaboo Dragonfly includes:

  • Carry strap
  • Rotating carry handle
  • Sun canopy wires, sun canopy clamps, sun canopy (with peek-aboo and pop-out visor)
  • Parasol+ attachment clip
  • Toddler seat
  • Car seat adapters compatible with Bugaboo Turtle One or Turtle Air, or Clek, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, and Nuna


The purchase of the Bugaboo Fox5 includes:

  • Chassis incl. wheels and leather look grips
  • Seat / bassinet frame,
  • Seat hardware incl. footrest,
  • Seat fabric with comfort harness
  • Rotating bumper bar
  • Sun canopy wires, sun canopy clamps, sun
  • canopy (with peek-a-boo)
  • Wheel caps
  • Under seat basket
  • Rain cover
  • Bassinet fabric set
  • Bassinet bottom
  • Aerated mattress
  • Bassinet stiffeners
  • Car seat adapters compatible with Bugaboo Turtle One or Turtle Air, or Clek, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, and Nuna


Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Weight and Dimensions

The Bugaboo Dragonfly and Bugaboo Fox5 are pretty different in terms of size. They are both considered full size strollers, however, the Dragonfly is more in-between travel size and full size. It’s what we consider a “mid-size" stroller - and weighs just 17.4 pounds versus 22.9 pounds for the Fox5.

Stroller Weight

  • Dragonfly: 17.4 pounds
  • Fox5: 22.9 pounds

Stroller Weight Limit

  • Dragonfly: 6 months to 50 pounds (birth with bassinet or car seat attached)
  • Fox5: Birth to 48.5 pounds


  • Dragonfly: 41”H x 21”W x 42”L
  • Fox5: 41.3”H x 23.6”W x 36.6”L

Folded Dimensions

  • Dragonfly: 35.4”H x 20.5”W x 14.2”L
  • Fox5: 35.4”H x 23.6”W x 17.3”L

Underseat Basket Weight Limit

  • Dragonfly: 22 pounds
  • Fox5: 22 pounds

Seat Back Height

  • Dragonfly: 23”
  • Fox5: 20"

Seat to Canopy Height

  • Dragonfly: 23”
  • Fox5: 23" (when fully extended)

Seat Depth:

  • Dragonfly: 11.5”
  • Fox5: 9.5"

Leg Rest Length:

  • Dragonfly: 5.5”
  • Fox5: 7-9" (extendable)

Wheel Size

  • Dragonfly: 7” front wheels; 8.5” rear wheels
  • Fox5: 8.5” front wheels; 12” rear wheels


Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Configurations 

The seats on the Dragonfly and Fox5 are removable and reversible, allowing your child to face you when they're younger and face forward to explore the world as they grow. Both strollers can also be used with an infant car seat and bassinet (see next sections for more details).

Both strollers can also accommodate an older child on a ride-along-board attachment! The Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board allows the child to sit or stand, and holds a child up to 44 pounds.  

Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Bassinet

Both strollers offer a safe, flat place for baby to sleep while strolling. The Fox5 comes with bassinet fabric that attaches on the seat frame, and can be used until your baby is ready for the regular stroller seat - typically around 6 months. Once your baby is ready, you simply take off the bassinet fabric and put on the seat fabric. This is great for families with smaller storage room, as you are never having to store a big bassinet, just the fabric and mattress. However, it is a drawback to those that see themselves going back and forth a bit during the transition from bassinet to stroller seat or for those that still want to use the bassinet in their home.

The Bugaboo Dragonfly can be purchased with or without a bassinet, and is a standalone bassinet - however, the seat and bassinet do share the canopy so you would attach the canopy to whatever one you are using. The biggest advantage of the Dragonfly bassinet is that it can fold with the stroller!

Bugaboo Dragonfly Folding with Bassinet

Both bassinets have a hard bottom that allow them to be placed anywhere, making them convenient to bring along for a restaurant nap or an overnight at a hotel. Bugaboo also offers a bassinet stand for use in your home. The stand can also be used with the stroller seat as a portable high chair!

Both the Dragonfly and Fox5 bassinets are well-ventilated with mesh panels, which allow for more air flow than the hot, protective foam of a car seat, and keep baby completely shaded from the sun.

The bassinets can be used until approximately 6 months, depending mostly on the height of the baby.

 Bugaboo Dragonfly vs Bugaboo Fox5 bassinet

Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Fold

The Bugaboo Dragonfly has an innovative, compact fold unlike any other stroller! It’s a one-handed fold, and the seat or bassinet folds in one piece with the stroller. Take a look at the Dragonfly fold here:

The Bugaboo Fox5 fold is new and improved, and much more intuitive than the previous model Fox3. It’s a one-handed fold, with an automatic self-standing position. Take a look at the Fox5 fold here:


Car Seats Compatible with Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5

Both strollers include car seat adapters to turn your stroller into a travel system.

Included with the purchase of the Bugaboo Dragonfly and Fox5 are car seat adapters for these popular brands: Bugaboo Turtle One or Turtle Air, Clek, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, and Nuna. Bugaboo also offers additional car seat adapters for the Fox5.


Car Seats Compatible with Bugaboo Dragonfly

Car Seats Compatible with Bugaboo Fox5


Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 Accessories

Accessories help you customize your stroller for the weather, your child's age and your own convenience, too. Bugaboo offers a wide array of accessories such as a ride along board for an older child, making both strollers suitable for two! The Fox5 does offer a snack tray, and the Dragonfly does not. 

Bugaboo offers the following accessories:

  • Cup holder
  • Snack tray (does NOT fit the Dragonfly)
  • Travel bag
  • Bassinet stand
  • Seat liner
  • Parent organizer
  • Comfort wheeled board
  • Breezy canopies
  • Phone holder
  • Footmuff
  • Newborn inlay
  • Changing clutch
  • Changing backpack
  • Changing bag
  • Mosquito net


Benefits and Drawbacks

So which stroller is better: the Bugaboo Dragonfly or the Bugaboo Fox5? Only you can decide which is best for your family, but here are the benefits and drawbacks we see.

Bugaboo Dragonfly


  • Lighter than the Fox5 by 5.5 pounds
  • Stroller can be purchased without bassinet if your child is beyond bassinet age
  • Stroller can fold with the bassinet attached and the seat in either direction
  • Very quick one-hand slim fold with a carry strap
  • The leg rest can be adjusted to 3 positions for maximum comfort


  • Bassinet is not included unless you buy it as a package
  • Smaller wheels - not as great for all-terrain
  • Canopy is not height adjustable

 Bugaboo Dragonfly Stroller Accessories



  • Can convert into two-wheel mode for sand and snow
  • Canopy adjustment and footrest adjustment allows the stroller to grow with your child
  • Comes with bassinet fabric - no need to store a big, bulky bassinet as you just remove the bassinet fabric when you transition to the stroller seat
  • Compatible with more car seats
  • Bigger wheels - easier push over varying terrain and more sturdy feel


  • If your baby is past the bassinet age, the stroller cannot be purchased without the bassinet fabric
  • More expensive than the Dragonfly
  • The leg rest is not multi-positional

 Bugaboo Fox5 Stroller


Bugaboo is known for their high quality, stylish design, and versatility. The Dragonfly and Fox5 are beautifully designed to offer parents an effortless push, easy fold, and functional aesthetic.

These two strollers have very similar features including reversible seats, telescoping handlebars, standing folds, multiple recline positions, oversized extendable canopies, and a multitude of accessories offered for added convenience. However, the Dragonfly is more of a “mid-size” stroller weighing only 17.4 pounds. The Fox5 is a full size stroller, but a lightweight one as it only weighs 22.9 pounds.

The difference may come down to storage space - the Dragonfly folds slimmer - or lifestyle and where you plan to push it. The Fox5 will handle different terrains with ease whereas the Dragonfly may be best for city living.


Strolleria is dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. 

If you have more questions about the Bugaboo Dragonfly vs. Bugaboo Fox5 debate, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433, start a live chat on our website, or email us at customercare@strolleria.com.