Large seat and storage basket
January 18, 2023
After weeks of debating between the Bugaboo Butterfly and the Joolz Aer, I decided on the Butterly. However, it seems that Bugaboo missed the mark in a lot of areas:
The frame scratches and the fabric snags easily - the stroller was unboxed with a scratch on the frame and a snag in the fabric, so the reviews were spot on. I definitely expected more durability for the price tag. Bugaboo responded to my seat fabric claim within 24hrs and I received a replacement 5 days later.
Tippy when turning fast - I fast paced pushed it around my 1st floor circle and it was more tippy with my 40” 32lb 4yo vs my 32” 28lb 2yo. No issues unless you’re late for an appointment.
The carry strap is small - it barely fits over my petite shoulder, but I plan on buying either the Metro+ bag or Minu bag.
Handle higher than preferred (5’4”) and less comfy than Aer - I agree with other comments that the handlebar isn’t great for comfiness and I’d prefer the 1” lower handlebar on the Aer.
Doesn’t fold up with rider board - we don’t plan on using it often, so not a deal breaker for me, but another nice feature on the Aer.
Sticky fold - I only folded/unfolded it a handful of times but it seemed that either it unfolded easily or it didn’t want to unfold at all. Might be user error.
No snack tray - will they come out with one???
2yr warranty - you can’t beat the Aer lifetime warranty.
I do plan on keeping the Butterfly, mainly because of the larger seat, larger storage basket, and larger sun shade. The Aer zippered recline also didn’t look appealing to me.
I grabbed my popular Itzy Ritzy bag to show how large the storage basket is. With the main pocket and front pockets completely full, I could only slide it in from the front, but it did still fit with the leg rest up.