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Float Like a Butterfly! Bugaboo's Newest Compact Lightweight Stroller

by Vannessa Rhoades 09 Aug 2022
Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

With babies and toddlers in the mix, "traveling light" isn’t really something you can do for awhile. That said, you can make life easier on yourself and your littlest travel buddy with the right gear – specifically, the right stroller. A high-quality lightweight travel stroller can give those heavier-duty luxury strollers a run for their money when it comes to manueverability and flexibility – plus, they can easily fold to the size of backpack!

If you're looking for a compact travel stroller that has all the bells and whistles you’ll need and won’t weigh your down, the 2022 Bugaboo Butterfly is worth the investment. 

Introducing the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

When it comes to stylish, efficient strollers, Bugaboo has cornered the market. With the launch of their latest model, Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller, it’s simple to see why it’s such a favored brand among parents and celebrities.

Released earlier in 2022, the Butterfly is Bugaboo’s most lightweight stroller ever – only just over 16 lbs. It features a one-click, one-hand fold and is super portable. The integrated carry strap allows for 100% hands-free carrying mode, and it’s so compact it fits in airplane overhead compartments.

Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

Elegant, Chic Style of the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

Like all Bugaboo products, the Butterfly is elegant and sturdy. The cloth is soft and comfy and available in three pretty colors – Midnight Black, Forest Green, and Midnight Blue. The sleek black stroller chassis is elegant and well-built. It also features a removable padded seat insert to give your baby a little extra comfort.

Assembling the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

There’s no assembly required for the Bugaboo Butterfly. Just push the button on the handle, and it’s ready to roll right out of the box! Bugaboo created this helpful video that demonstrates how to install the seat insert and recline the seat, as well as how to adjust the harness, leg rest, and canopy.

To tell the truth, we were a bit skeptical when we heard that the Butterfly stroller could be folded with one hand and in only a second. But that’s exactly how it works! It’s amazingly simple to fold and unfold.

  • Press both white buttons on the handle at the same time, pushing down and forward to tightly fold the stroller up.
  • To put it back up again, simply press the same white buttons again simultaneously and tug the stroller open.


Cargo and Kid Space in the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

The cargo basket on the Butterfly is amazing and can hold over 17 lbs. – that’s twice as much room as earlier models. The cargo basket also has a flexible, springloaded opening that’s super accessible from both the front and the back of the stroller.

Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

The Bugaboo Butterfly features a really spacious seat with a cozy padded insert, perfect for growing children until they’re about four years old or 48.5 lbs. There’s also a leg rest that’s adjustable to five different positions (or folded away altogether if preferred). 

Compared to other strollers, the Bugaboo Butterfly has one of the highest backrests, making it extra comfortable for an older toddler. It's also connected to the canopy, which creates more head space for your child.

Looking for a stroller that can be used with a car seat and is suitable for newborns? While the Butterfly is not compatible with a bassinet, Bugaboo does offer Butterfly Car Seat Adapters (sold separately). This is a fantastic option for parents who want a stroller that will grow with their child from birth. 

 Butterfly Car Seat Adapters

Maneuverability of the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

Bugaboo has a reputation for creating easy-to-maneuver stollers, and the Butterfly is no exception. While those wheels may look a little small next to other travel strollers, they get the job done. The four-wheel suspension and wear-resistant tires will make you really “float like a butterfly” over all types of terrain. Its lightweight chassis also makes it a cinch to push. 

Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

Travel-Friendly Features on the Bugaboo Butterfly STroller

The Butterfly folds up so tightly that it’s easy to take on trains or buses and fit smoothly into the trunk of your car. It’s even compact enough to stow in the overhead storage compartment on planes and is International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved. (That said, not all airlines permit stroller storage on the plane so check before traveling.)

Need to free up your hands? No problem! The Butterfly features a shoulder strap for easy lifting and carrying. You can also use the footrest as a handle. Unlike many strollers, the Butterfly doesn’t come with a bumper bar. This makes it a lot easier to fold and carry, but if decide you want one, you can purchase a Butterfly Bumper Bar separately.

Butterfly Bumper Bar

Safety Features on the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

We love that the Butterfly incorporates all of the top-notch safety features we’ve come to expect from Bugaboo. It has a no-rethread, adjustable, tangle-free, five-point harness with a quick one button release and a five-position integrated leg rest. 

The Butterfly also features an enormous four-panel airy sun hood that keeps your baby safe from sun and wind while they take in the view from their comfy reclining seat. The Butterfly’s canopy feels really sturdy and offers additional extension by unzipping a mesh panel. That mesh panel is great for keeping an eye on your child and offers extra airflow on hot days.

Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

What about keeping your little one protected in the winter? No problem! The Bugaboo Butterfly pairs easily with the Bugaboo Footmuff (sold separately) to keep your child dry and comfortable on colder days. 

Bugaboo Footmuff

Maintaining the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

All fabrics on this stroller, including the seat inlay, under-seat basket, and carry strap, are machine washable. The base fabric is hand washable. The leg rest, chassis, hardware, and rain cover can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Our Verdict on the Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

The 2022 Bugaboo Butterfly is perfect companion for families who want a compact, attractive, yet tough stroller for all kinds of adventures, from beach vacations to city jogging. The quick, easy open and close feature is revolutionary, and the compact design puts the Bugaboo Butterfly in a class all its own.

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