We have always loved the large storage bag that slings under the stroller and also the grownup cup holder that clips onto the handle. With practice, I discovered to get the stroller disassembled and into its travel bag in about three minutes, a terrific supply of daddy pride. (Dads know what I'm talking about. Mothers, too.)
A post from Mom's Stroller Reviews states the Cameleon's"maneuverability is completely great" and appreciates "the all-terrain brakes are foam filled." Along with a poll of ratings left to the respected site Consumer Affairs found that the stroller features an average 4.5-star score among its many satisfied owners.
Disadvantages: Very Pricey, rather bulky
By my estimation, our Cameleon probably logged over 2,000 miles during its lifespan. That factors in a nearly everyday walk which has been more than just two miles long plus thousands of errands, zoo and museum visits, all-day excursions during vacations, etc. We used our Cameleon five or seven days a week in the initial days when our child was born through the afternoon its fundamental locking mechanism snapped, rendering the staircase a fancy paperweight. All those years and the numerous miles make the $1,200 price tag a lot easier to stomach.
The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a wonderful option for two primary reasons: simplicity of usage, and child comfort. While I say simplicity of usage, I mean 2 things. To begin with, it's very easy to steer, reacting even as you browse tight turns, trundle up or downhill, or push your stroller's foam-filled tires over demanding terrain. Second, the versatile, modular stroller is easy to configure in a variety of ways. The frame converts from a toddler's bassinet into an infant's chair to a toddler-sized installation in just a few minutes.
Yes, the Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is very pricey. (And by the way, that's the right spelling, not"chameleon" such as,y'understand the chameleon.) But when our Bugaboo Cameleon eventually broke after almost exactly four years of daily use, guess what stroller we purchased to replace it? Another Bugaboo.
As for child comfort, this stroller is not easy to beat. The bassinet is heavy, softly padded, and can keep a baby warm and shielded from sunlight. As a seat for toddlers, it can be equipped with a snack tray and cup holder. The seat tilts to varying positions to allow a youngster to recline for a nap or sit up when they wish to see everything about them.
Every piece of the stroller which may be removed for storage or during a reconfiguration is controlled via clear white buttons, clasps, or locks that are easily identified and simple to work with.
Why you will love it: The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a transformer that moves from a bassinet into a 3 position, dual-direction chair that can carry kids from birth to age three.
Experts: Great maneuverability, easy to adapt to varied configurations, responsive and smooth steering
Now to be honest, even when packed down, this stroller is still pretty bulky. But I'll bet you also would consider purchasing another after years spent with your own first.