The new Bugaboo Lynx is a dead ringer for the Bugaboo Fox. The two strollers look almost identical, offering a similar size and weight, along with features like a one-piece standing fold, reversible seat and easy car seat compatibility.
It may be hard to tell the two strollers apart—but parents will quickly spot the $300 price discrepancy.
Debuted in October 2019 at $899, the Lynx is the most affordable full-size stroller from Bugaboo, a Dutch brand long known for its high quality—and its high price point.
But the Bugaboo Lynx lacks a few features that make the Bugaboo Fox one of the top luxury strollers on the market.
The Fox offers superior maneuverability, an included bassinet and an easier fold, while the Lynx is a pared-down version at a lower price.
In this comparison, we'll review the differences, pros and cons between the Bugaboo Lynx and Bugaboo Fox.
First launched in late 2019, the Bugaboo Lynx is a more affordable and pared-down version of the Fox.
The Lynx offers a similar style and function to the Fox, but with front-wheel-only suspension and a bassinet sold separately. The Lynx becomes an easy, one-click travel system with the addition of the Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna infant car seat, which directly connects to the frame without car seat adapters. Car seats from four other brands are also compatible using adapters.
The Fox became Bugaboo's premier single stroller upon its debut in 2018.
Unique to the Fox: Shock-absorbing suspension is built not only into all four wheels but also the frame, ensuring ultra-smooth maneuverability over any terrain.
The Fox comes with two sets of fabrics: a bassinet fabric and a seat fabric, which attach to the same frame. Like the Lynx, the Fox also pairs directly with the Bugaboo Turtle car seat without adapters and can also use adapters to connect with car seats from several other brands.
If you add a bassinet for the Lynx, sold separately for $250, the price difference between the two strollers is only $50.
The price of either stroller varies by color, with the black frame and melange fabrics adding to the cost. Solid colors with the aluminum frame are lowest in price.
The weight and dimensions of the Fox and Lynx are similar. With its slightly smaller wheels, the Bugaboo Lynx shaves about one pound in weight off the Bugaboo Fox, although the Fox offers a more compact one-piece fold.
Both strollers are lighter than most of their competitors, considering their size and durability.
The Lynx and Fox can be used from birth to 50 pounds, and both offer a built-in attachment for the Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board to allow a second child to ride along.
The Lynx still has suspension in the front wheels, which are sturdy enough for uneven terrain, and pushes with one hand like the Fox.
But if you're looking for the smoothest maneuverability over terrain like gravel, sand and snow—or you simply want the best—the Fox is the superior choice.
Although both strollers have a similar folding motion, the Fox is a bit easier to fold and unfold.
Folding and unfolding the Lynx involves pressing a small black button and white trigger simultaneously, and it can be difficult to grasp both buttons because of their positioning on the underside of the handlebar.
The folding triggers on the Fox are more ergonomic, and the Fox also has a unique twist-to-unlock mechanism located on the central joint of the frame.
Because of this mechanism, you can stand up while unlocking the Fox. To unlock the Lynx, you'll need to crouch to the floor to access the triggers on the Lynx handlebar.
See the 1:52 mark of this YouTube video for a look at how to fold the Bugaboo Lynx.
See the video below to understand how to fold the Bugaboo Fox.
If your child is already near or over 6 months old, you might choose the Lynxbecause it doesn't include the bassinet—which saves you $300.
The bassinet is included with purchase of the Fox, which mostly accounts for its higher price point.
Not sure if you need a bassinet? It may be more useful than you think.
A bassinet allows your newborn to lie flat, which creates open airways as well as a more ergonomic head and neck position. Babies are more upright when sitting in a car seat, which isn't considered safe for extended sleeping.
The Bugaboo Fox bassinet can be used for overnight sleeping, so you can use it as baby's first sleeping space or as an easily-transportable crib for trips and stays at a caregiver's house.
The bassinet connects to the Bugaboo Stand, which also fits the stroller seat for a portable high chair option.
Sold separately for the Lynx, the bassinet costs $250. Unlike the Fox bassinet, the Lynx bassinet is not approved for overnight sleeping. While the width and length are the same, the Lynx bassinet is more shallow and therefore is only safe to use on the stroller, not at home.
Both the Lynx and Fox connect with Bugaboo's car seat, the Turtle, without the need for car seat adapters. Manufactured by Nuna, the Bugaboo Turtle has the same design and safety features as the Nuna PIPA line of car seats, which are best sellers known for their safety, innovation and style.
Learn more about the Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna in the video below.
Using car seat adapters sold separately, both strollers are also compatible with car seats from select brands. The Lynx fits four brands, while the Fox works with six brands of car seats.
More color options are available for the Bugaboo Fox. With the exception of a few simplified one-box options, the Fox is packaged in three boxes: the stroller frame, the canopy, and the style set consisting of fabrics, grips and wheel caps—allowing you to customize your choice for each box.
Because of the component packaging, you can also refresh the look of your Fox for a new season or a new baby.
Meanwhile, the Lynx is available in six colors, all of which are packaged in a single box.
The fabrics for the Fox and Lynx are similar, with one exception: The canopy of the Lynx features a ventilated peek-a-boo window, allowing for extra airflow in warm weather. The Fox canopy isn't ventilated, although you can purchase a ventilated Breezy canopy separately.
The Lynx is available in these colors:
For the Fox, first choose between an aluminum or black frame, then pick one of three style set fabrics: Black, Grey Melange or Blue Melange.
The Fox canopy comes in these eight colors:
Bugaboo strollers are known for their quality and longevity, and the new Lynx is no exception.
Priced $300 lower than the Fox, the Lynx may be your best bet if you don't intend to use a bassinet with your stroller or if your strolls will mostly take place on neighborhood streets.
If you care more about maneuverability than price, you might opt for the Fox, which will be a smoother, sturdier ride over rugged terrain. And if you're planning to use a bassinet, the Fox provides a better value.
With either choice, you'll be investing in a high-quality stroller that will be part of your family for years to come.
Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. If you have more questions about the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Lynx, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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