by Amy Venzke November 21, 2020 7 min read
The Bugaboo Lynx is a dead ringer for the Bugaboo Fox2. 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.
Introduced in late 2019 starting 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 Fox2 one of the top luxury strollers on the market.
The Fox—upgraded in 2020 to the Fox2 model—offers superior maneuverability, an included bassinet and an easier fold, while the Lynx is a pared-down version at a lower price.
The Bugaboo Lynx is a more affordable and pared-down version of the Fox2.
The Lynx offers a similar style and function to the Fox2, 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 One by Nuna infant car seat, which connects to the frame using car seat adapters. Car seats from four other brands are also compatible using the adapters.
The Fox became Bugaboo's premier single stroller upon its debut in 2018 and was updated to the Fox2 in 2020.
Updates for the Fox2 model include new colors, an easier fold and recline mechanism, a redesigned canopy with added ventilation. Learn more in this Bugaboo Fox vs. Fox2 comparison.
Shock-absorbing suspension is built not only into all four wheels but also the frame, ensuring ultra-smooth maneuverability over any terrain.
The Fox2 comes with two sets of fabrics: a bassinet fabric and a seat fabric, which attach to the same frame. Like the Lynx, the Fox2 also pairs with the Bugaboo Turtle One car seat with 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 Fox2 and Lynx are similar. With its slightly smaller wheels, the Bugaboo Lynx shaves about one pound in weight off the Bugaboo Fox2, although the Fox2 offers a more compact one-piece fold.
Both strollers are lighter than most of their competitors, considering their size and durability.
The Lynx and Fox2 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 Fox2.
But if you're looking for the smoothest maneuverability over terrain like gravel, sand and snow—or you simply want the best—the Fox2 is the superior choice.
Although both strollers have a similar folding motion, the Fox2 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 Fox2 are more ergonomic, and the Fox2 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 Fox2. 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 Fox2.
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 Fox2, 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 Fox2 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 Fox2 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 Fox2 connect with Bugaboo's car seat, the Turtle One, using car seat adapters. Manufactured by Nuna, the Bugaboo Turtle One 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. In addition to these two strollers, the Turtle One is also compatible with Bugaboo's other strollers.
See more features of the Bugaboo Turtle One by Nuna in the video below.
Using car seat adapters sold separately, both strollers are also compatible with other car seats from select brands. The Lynx fits five brands, while the Fox2 works with six brands of car seats.
More color options are available for the Bugaboo Fox2. With the exception of a few simplified one-box options, the Fox2 is packaged in three boxes: the stroller frame, the canopy, and the style set fabrics—allowing you to customize your choice for each box.
Because of the component packaging, you can also refresh the look of your Fox2 for a new season or a new baby.
Meanwhile, the Lynx is available in seven colors, all of which are packaged in a single box.
The Lynx is available in these colors:
For the Fox2, first choose between an aluminum or black frame, then pick one of two style set fabrics: Black, or Grey Melange.
The Fox2 canopy comes in these six colors:
Bugaboo strollers are known for their quality and longevity, and the newer Lynx is no exception.
Priced $300 lower than the Fox2, 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 Fox2, which will be a smoother, sturdier ride over rugged terrain. And if you're planning to use a bassinet, the Fox2 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 Fox2 and Bugaboo Lynx, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. Contact the Strolleria team with questions at email@example.com or 480-442-9433.