Bugaboo Butterfly vs BABYZEN YOYO2

With the release of the new Bugaboo Butterfly, many parents and parents-to-be are wondering how this newcomer compares with other compact travel strollers on the market. One of the most common comparisons is the Bugaboo Butterfly vs the cult classic BABYZEN YOYO2 given that these lightweight single strollers offer super compact folds and are both airline approved.

Designed for families who travel or live in urban and city environments, both the Bugaboo Butterfly and BABYZEN YOYO2 are made to easily manoeuvre through busy pavements and cramped shopping aisles. While they do share similar features and have some overlapping functionality, let’s take a closer look at which of these high-quality compact strollers is the right choice for you and your family... 

Bugaboo Butterfly vs Babyzen YoYo

Bugaboo Butterfly

Dutch brand Bugaboo are renowned for top quality strollers, car seats, travel cots and more, that offer premium finishes and fantastic functionality. Unsurprisingly, the all new Bugaboo Butterfly represents the brand’s equal belief in form and function in using lightweight, sturdy materials with complex engineering and durable connections points, all hidden by its sleek frame. 

What does this mean? – you ask. Well, the Bugaboo Butterfly has been created with both time-saving and practical features like a 5-position adjustable leg rest, integrated carry strap, spring-loaded basket, plus no-rethread harness with quick-button release combined with Bugaboo’s easiest ever fold!  

Bugaboo Butterfly’s unique features

In comparison to the features of the BABYZEN YOYO2 however, this information may get a little lost in translation, so let’s break down these differences.

1 Second Fold

With just one hand, the Bugaboo Butterfly can be folded by pressing the white button on the handlebar which triggers an immediate 1-second fold. It folds in on itself, creating a super compact fold. Perfect for transporting up into an overhead locker above you on a flight or in the car boot with just a single hand. Plus, the tight fold keeps all fabrics and framework tightly in place, meaning no dangling parts!

1 second folding stroller

Integrated leg rest

Included in the framework of this stroller sits an adjustable integrated leg rest, which is not seen on the BABYZEN YOYO2. Paired with the Bugaboo Butterfly’s tallest seat back in the micro-size category, this is great for growing riders all the way up to 22kg.

Spring-loaded basket 

The mesh lined storage basket is large enough to fit lots of your baby essentials and shopping, with spring-loaded walls to keep everything on-board over all terrain.  Compared with the BABYZEN YOYO2’s 5kg basket capacity, the Bugaboo Butterfly’s spring-loaded basket holds up to 8kg, making it perfect if you often travel with lots in tow.

large basket capacity

Extendable Canopy 

The Bugaboo Butterfly’s hidden zip reveals a mesh inlay that can extend the 4-panel sun canopy with breezy panel all the way down and over. Perfect for sunny days, the mesh insert offers great ventilation with the peek-a-boo-esque translucent window great to interact when strolling, and all while the large canopy protects little one’s from harmful UV rays. Compared with the BABYZEN YOYO2 the canopy on the Bugaboo Butterfly is larger once the mesh panel is unzipped and extended although a peek-a-boo window is integrated into the YOYO2, it offers a smaller footprint.

Wheel dimensions 

The rear wheels of both strollers are more or less the exact same size however the BABYZEN YOYO2 features a symmetrical 4-wheel sizing with suspension. Whereas the Bugaboo Butterfly’s 4-wheel suspension is slightly tailored to lower at the front.  This could be seen as an advantage if you plan on tackling lots of curbs as it should be easier to apply downward pressure on the handles at the back to raise the front.

cabin approved stroller

Price point 

While both strollers offer fantastic value for money as feature-packed pushchairs, the Bugaboo does undercut the BABYZEN in the price department. At £395, the Bugaboo Butterfly is £34 cheaper than the BABYZEN YOYO2 though you should note, both come with a wealth of additional accessories so this margin can change depending on your complete pushchair package.

BABYZEN YOYO2

As a car seat and compact stroller travel system, the BABYZEN YOYO2 is arguably one of the best. Its footprint is tiny, flat, and the lightest of any travel stroller. Perfect for any new parent, or city stroller. With integrated carry strap it’s also a comfortable travel stroller to toss over your shoulder and carry up any flight of stairs or on and off transport. The small fold is a little more involved than the Bugaboo Butterfly, so takes a little getting used to as the buttons are in a bit of a blind spot however once mastered, folds up nice and easy. 

With the BABYZEN YOYO2’s curved frame, tapered seat, and tucked in rear-wheels, many parents may prefer this more “petite” looking option to the Bugaboo Butterfly, yet there are only a few details that separate it. Let’s take a look at the BABYZEN YOYO’s unique features…

BABYZEN YOYO2

BABYZEN YOYO2 unique features

Leatherette handlebar

Both the BABYZEN YOYO2 and Bugaboo Butterfly feature refined fabrics, like the premium leatherette handlebar. While both are non-extendable (something to consider if you or your partner are quite tall), the BABYZEN handlebar sits a little higher at 106cm compared to Bugaboo’s 102.4cm. One of the reasons the BABYZEN YOYO2 feels a little taller than the Bugaboo Butterfly could be because the front wheels are slightly bigger than the Bugaboo Butterfly. 

Compact + lightweight

Side by side, these two strollers are almost identical to the eye and cabin approved, but there are some slight differences to their measurements. From Bugaboo’s point of view, the dimensions are slightly more generous yet still classed as a lightweight stroller with a folded size of 54 x 45 x 23cm which is just a few centimetres bigger than the BABYZEN YOYO2 at 52 x 44 x 18cm. The weight of the Bugaboo Butterfly is slightly more at 7.3kg compared to the BABYZEN YOYO2’s 6.1kg which although isn’t too noticeable on its own, is a nicety to know when you’ve got a full stroller to push.

Colour packs

For city strollers who love style and a pop of colour, the BABYZEN YOYO2 has it all. From muted taupe colourway to bright ginger, there’s a choice of 9 fabrics to choose from. Unlike the Bugaboo Butterfly, which has currently launched with only 3 to choose from; Midnight Black, Forest Green, and Stormy Blue. 

Seat storage

There are often little handy quirks to a pushchair that can become your favourite features. One of these you will find on the BABYZEN YOYO2 and not the Bugaboo Butterfly is a zippered storage pocket on the seat back, near the canopy, for storing items like your phone or keys. As well as a mesh pouch on the bottom of the seat back for extra items, which similarly is helpful to store any loose essentials.

From birth option

The seats of the BABYZEN YOYO2 6+ and Bugaboo Butterfly are both nearly fully reclinable so are designed for use with babies from 6 months to approx. 4 yrs. However, with the BABYZEN YOYO2 Newborn Pack (sold separately) the BABYZEN can be used from birth offering a complete newborn to toddler riding solution. Both strollers can be paired with an infant car seat, but the BABYZEN YOYO2 offers two additional configurations for a newborn when you attach the hard-bottomed YOYO2 Bassinet or the soft, Newborn Pack. The soft BABYZEN YOYO2 0+ Newborn Pack also folds with the stroller and includes a harness while structured BABYZEN YOYO2 Bassinet can be used off the stroller if you're visiting a friend or a restaurant, and it doesn't require a harness. 

The Butterfly Bugaboo is set to launch with car seat adapters that will transform it into a travel system for short periods of newborn riding, however if you’re looking for a complete newborn solution, you may prefer the BABYZEN YOYO2's options..

Single to Double option

The most recent addition to the BABYZEN YOYO2 is the Connect configuration. With adapters, this clever little pushchair can click onto a second chassis, creating a single to double option when your family grows. The tandem-style stroller boasts all the same great features that is seen with the BABYZEN YOYO2, however in a double package which unlike the Bugaboo Butterfly, currently only offers a single configuration.

Specifications

Specs

BABYZEN YOYO2

BUGABOO BUTTERFLY

RRP (£)

429.95

395

Folded Dimensions (cm)

52 x 44 x 18cm

45 x 23 x 54 cm

Weight (kg)

6.1kg

7.3kg

Handlebar height (cm)

106cm

102.4cm

From birth

Yes with newborn pack

Yes only with car seat

Colour fabric options

9

3

Basket capacity

5kg

8kg

Car seat compatibility

CYBEX car seats, excluding CYBEX Cloud Q*

Maxi-Cosi infant car seats

Nuna infant car seats

Bugaboo Turtle One and Turtle Air by Nuna

CYBEX Aton and Cloud series

Maxi-Cosi Mica series

Nuna PIPA series

 

Accessories available

  • Newborn pack
  • Bassinet
  • Car seat adapters
  • YOYO Board 
  • Footmuff
  • Travel bag
  • Parasol
  • Cup holder
  • Storage bag
  • Leg rest
  • Bumper bar
  • Cup holder
  • Footmuff and performance winter footmuff
  • Organizer
  • Parasol
  • Seat liner
  • Smartphone holder
  • Changing bag
  • Backpack

 


Choosing the right one for you

The Bugaboo Butterfly and BABYZEN YOYO2 are similar; equally well made with the best materials, have compact folds, and offer the most stable steering. Because either option is ideal for city dwellers, or for those on the move - as they will travel in the overhead locker or store compactly in the boot, it all comes down to the finer details to help make your decision. 

If this is going to be your second stroller, or you’ve previously owned a pushchair you may already know the mechanics to folding them. In this instance you will likely get used to the BABYZEN YOYO2’s slightly involved fold. Alternatively, if you think you may have a harder time fiddling buttons, the 1-second quick fold of the Bugaboo Butterfly could be enough to sway you. 

While the Bugaboo Butterfly is cheaper, the BABYZEN YOYO2 with newborn pack offers a complete newborn system, meaning it can be your one and only pushchair. Whereas the Bugaboo Butterfly may only be suited for a second stroller if you're purchasing from newborn and beyond.