Now to be honest, even when packed down, this stroller is still fairly bulky. Again, yes, it is very expensive. But I'll bet you also would think about buying another after years spent with your first.
(And yes, by the way, that's the ideal spelling, not"chameleon" like,y'knowthe chameleon.) Nevertheless, while our Bugaboo Cameleon eventually broke after almost exactly four decades of nearly daily usage, imagine what stroller we bought to replace it? Another Bugaboo.
Experts: Great maneuverability, easy to adapt to varied configurations, smooth and responsive steering
A post from Mother's Stroller Reviews states the Cameleon's"maneuverability is totally great" and enjoys that"the all-terrain brakes are filled." And a poll of ratings left on the respected website Consumer Affairs discovered that the stroller comes with an average 4.5-star rating among its most satisfied owners.
Why you are going to love it: The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a transformer that converts from a bassinet into a three place, dual-direction chair that may take kids from birth to age three.
In my estimation, our Cameleon logged over 2,000 miles throughout its lifespan. That variables in a nearly everyday walk that was more than just two miles long plus tens of thousands of activities, zoo and museum visits, all-day trips during vacations, and so forth. We utilized our Cameleon five or five days per week from the very first days when our son was born via the day its central locking mechanism snapped, rendering the staircase a fancy paperweight. All the years and the numerous miles make the $1,200 cost much easier to stomach.
As for child relaxation, this stroller is hard to beat. The bassinet is heavy, softly padded, and will continue to keep a baby warm and shielded from sunlight. The seat tilts to varying positions to allow a kid to bend for a nap or sit up when they want to view everything about them. Along with the large, shock-absorbing wheels keep the ride comfortable even over bumpy floor.
The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a great selection for two main reasons: simplicity of use, and kid comfort. While I say simplicity of usage, I mean two things. To begin with, it's quite simple to maneuver, reacting even as you browse tight turns, trundle up or downhill, or push the stroller's foam-filled tires across rough terrain. Second, the versatile, modular stroller is easy to configure in various ways. The frame converts from a newborn's bassinet into a baby's seat to a toddler-sized installation in just a couple of minutes.
We have always loved the large storage bag that slings under the stroller and also the adult's cup holder that clips onto the handle. And with practice, I learned to get the stroller disassembled and into its traveling bag in around three minutes, a fantastic supply of daddy pride. (Dads understand what I'm discussing. Moms, also.)
Every piece of the stroller that may be removed for storage or through a reconfiguration is controlled via clear white buttons, clasps, or locks which are easily identified and easy to work with.
Cons: Very Pricey, rather bulky