Experts: Great maneuverability, easy to adapt to varied configurations, smooth and responsive steering
Yes, the Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is very pricey. (And yes, by the way, that is the ideal spelling, not"chameleon" like,y'understand the chameleon.) But when our Bugaboo Cameleon finally broke following almost exactly four years of daily use, imagine what stroller we bought to replace it? Another Bugaboo.
Throughout its lifespan, our Cameleon probably logged more than 2,000 miles by my estimation. That variables in an almost daily walk which has been more than just two kilometers long and thousands of errands, museum and zoo visits, all-day trips throughout vacations, etc. We used our Cameleon five or six days a week from the initial days when our boy was born via the afternoon its own principal locking mechanism snapped, so rendering the staircase a fancy paperweight. All the years and the many miles help make the $1,200 price tag much easier to stomach.
As for child relaxation, this stroller is tough to beat. The bassinet is heavy, softly cushioned, and will continue to keep a baby warm and shielded from the sun. The seat tilts to varying positions to allow a youngster to bend for a rest or sit up when they want to see everything about them.
While I say ease of use, I mean two things. First, it is quite simple to maneuver, responding deftly as long as you browse tight turns, trundle up or down, or push your stroller's foam-filled tires over demanding terrain. Second, the versatile, modular stroller is simple to configure in a variety of ways. The framework moves from a newborn's bassinet to an infant's chair into a toddler-sized setup in only a couple minutes.
Why you'll love it: The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a transformer which converts from a bassinet into a three position, dual-direction chair that could take children from birth to age three.
Now to be honest, even when packed down, this stroller is still pretty bulky. But I'll wager you also would consider purchasing another following years spent with your own first.
We have always loved the large storage bag that slings beneath the stroller and the adult's cup holder that clips onto the handle. And with practice, I learned to find the stroller into its traveling bag in around three minutes, a wonderful supply of daddy pride. (Dads understand what I am talking about. Moms, too.)
Disadvantages: Very expensive, rather bulky
An article from Mom's Stroller Reviews says the Cameleon's"maneuverability is completely great" and appreciates "the all-terrain wheels are filled." And a poll of evaluations left to the respected website Consumer Affairs found that the stroller has an average 4.5-star score among its many satisfied owners.