A post from Mom's Stroller Reviews says the Cameleon's"maneuverability is totally great" and enjoys that"the all-terrain wheels are filled." Along with a poll of evaluations left on the respected website Consumer Affairs found that the stroller has an average 4.5-star rating among its many satisfied owners.
Why you'll love it: The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a transformer that converts from a bassinet to a 3 place, dual-direction chair that could take kids from birth to age 3.
By my estimation, our Cameleon likely logged over 2,000 miles during its life span. That factors in a nearly daily walk that has been more than two miles long and tens of thousands of errands, museum and zoo visits, all-day trips during vacations, etc. We used our Cameleon five or five days a week from the very initial times when our child was born via the day its fundamental locking mechanism snapped, making the staircase a fancy paperweight. All those years and the many miles make the $1,200 price tag much easier to stomach.
Yes, even the Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is very pricey. (And by the way, that is the correct spelling, not"chameleon" like,y'know, the chameleon.) But when our Bugaboo Cameleon eventually broke following almost exactly four years of nearly daily usage, suppose what stroller we purchased to replace it? Another Bugaboo.
As for child relaxation, this stroller is tough to beat. The bassinet is deep, softly cushioned, 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 wish to see everything around them. Along with the large, shock-absorbing wheels keep the ride comfortable even over bumpy floor.
The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a terrific choice for two primary reasons: simplicity of use, and child comfort. When I say simplicity of use, I mean 2 things. First, it is quite easy to steer, reacting even as you browse tight ends, trundle up or downhill, or push your stroller's foam-filled tires across demanding terrain. Secondly, the versatile, modular stroller is simple to configure in various ways. The frame converts from a toddler's bassinet into an infant's chair to a toddler-sized installation in just a few minutes.
We have also always loved the massive storage bag that slings beneath the stroller and also the adult's cup holder that clips onto the handle. With practice, I learned to find the stroller into its traveling bag in around three minutes, a wonderful source of dad pride. (Dads know what I'm talking about. Mothers, also.)
Cons: Very expensive, rather bulky
Experts: Great maneuverability, easy to accommodate varied configurations, responsive and smooth steering
Now to be fair, even if packed down, this stroller is still fairly bulky. Again, yes, it is very costly. But I'll bet you too would think about buying another following years spent together with your own first.