One of the most popular travel strollers is the BabyZen YoYo and we have no doubt that you are wondering how the BabyZen YoYo compares to the new Bugaboo Ant stroller!
The Bugaboo Ant is a new lightweight stroller that can fold up tiny, just like the BabyZen YoYo does.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Seat
The key difference between the two strollers in the seat. The Bugaboo Ant is the first truly tiny stroller that features a real reversible seat which means that your child can face you or the world! The BabyZen YoYo does offer a parent-facing option using their 0+ pack, however you child will outgrow this cocoon-like accessory after a few months and you must change to the 6+ color pack which is forward-facing. The seat on the Bugaboo Ant truly sits upright, while the YoYo+ recline is slightly reclined even in the most upright position.
The seat on the Bugaboo Ant is also height-adjustable so you can lift it as the seat grows.
The seatbacks on the two strollers are also very different. The seat on the YoYo+ is slinglight, supported by being attached on both sides. The Ant seat has a stronger seat back support.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Recline
While both strollers do not have a full recline, the Ant stroller seat does recline much further back than that on the YoYo+. The YoYo+ features a strap recline so you can adjust it to any position. The Bugaboo Ant has three fixed position options in rear-facing mode and two fixed positions in the forward-facing mode.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Weight
The Bugaboo Ant does weigh a bit more than the BabyZen YoYo+ stroller.
Bugaboo Ant: 15.8 pounds
BabyZen YoYo+: 13.6 pounds
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Fold
Here is also a big difference between the two strollers. Here is how to fold each stroller:
BabyZen YoYo+: Use two hands, press the two white buttons to flip back the canopy and handlebar . Reach down for the black tab and pull up to collapse the entire stroller.
Bugaboo Ant: First fold back the sides of the stroller seat until you hear each side click. Pull the lever on the back of the seat and flip the seat forward. Push the wheels in to collapse the chassis and lower the handlebar until it locks.
The handlebar on the Bugaboo Ant doubles as a trolley handle so you can pull it behind you.
Bugaboo worked for years on ensuring that the Ant will look like a neat package when folded, which clearly shows in their fold.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Handlebar
The BabyZen YoYo features a fixed handlebar, while the Ant handlebar is adjustable - which is great for parents of different heights.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Weight Capacity
The BabyZen YoYo+ is tested up to 40 lbs, while the Bugaboo Ant can hold up to 50 lbs.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Folded Dimensions
The Bugaboo Ant folds up slightly smaller than the BabyZen YoYo.
Ant: 21" x 14.9" x 9"
YoYo+: 20" x 17" x 7"
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Wheels
Both strollers have suspension in the wheels so it pushes really nicely. The BabyZen YoYo wheels measure 5.3", while the Bugaboo Ant wheels measure 5" in the front and 6" in the back.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Birth Options
Both strollers are not recommended to use from birth right away, as neither have a flat recline. You have some great options on both strollers to be able to use your stroller from day one. The BabyZen YoYo offers the 0+ pack, while the Bugaboo Ant can be used together with a cocoon. Both strollers are also car seat compatible for Maxi Cosi/Cybex/Nuna with the purchase of an additional adapter. The basic Nuna Pipa will not fit the Bugaboo Ant because of its width.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Storage
The underseat baskets on both strollers are pretty decent. You can access the baskets from all directions. The Bugaboo Ant is designed in a way that allows you to keep items in the basket even when you fold it, and is even accessible that way. There is a dedicated Bugaboo Ant organizer that attaches to the handlebar for more storage space, while BabyZen offers their amazing YoYO+ bag.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Ride-Along Options
Have an older child? No problem! There is a ride-along option for both strollers that attach simply onto the stroller. The Bugaboo wheeled board is designed to go out on an angle so that you don't kick it while pushing.
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Warranty
Bugaboo offers a 3 year warranty on all their strollers, while BabyZen offers a 2 year warranty on their YoYo+
BabyZen YoYo+ Vs Bugaboo Ant Price
The BabyZen YoYo+ is available with the 0+ pack, 6+ pack, or both together. The basic stroller with the 6+ pack retails for $499. The 0+ Newborn Pack retails for $225, which is needed for infants.
The Bugaboo Ant starts at $499 as well and then goes up from there depending on the color options. Right out of the box, you are getting more for your money with the Bugaboo Ant. Making it compatible for a newborn will cost only an additional $99 with the cocoon.
Both strollers are winners in the lightweight stroller category. With great features and luxurious details, they are great investments for parents who want a stroller that will take them places. Each have their benefits and drawbacks, so you'll need to decide what is more important to you.
Pros: of the Ant over the YoYo+:
More supportive seat back
Self-standing fold and trolley mode to pull along
Pros of the YoYo+ over the Ant:
Much easier fold
Included carry strap
Weighs a bit less than the Ant
Compatible with more infant car seats.