Cons: Very expensive, rather bulky
Why you'll love it: The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a transformer that moves from a bassinet to a three position, dual-direction chair that may take kids from birth to age three.
Yes, the Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is extremely expensive. (And by the way, that is the correct spelling, maybe not"chameleon" like,y'understand the chameleon.) Nevertheless, while our Bugaboo Cameleon finally broke following almost exactly four years of almost daily usage, guess what stroller we bought to replace it? Another Bugaboo.
As for child comfort, this stroller is hard to beat. The bassinet is heavy, softly padded, and can keep a baby warm and protected from sunlight. As a seat for toddlers, then it can be equipped with a snack tray and cup holder. The seat tilts to varying positions to allow a kid to recline for a nap or sit up when they wish to view everything about them.
An article from Mother's Stroller Reviews says the Cameleon's"maneuverability is absolutely great" and appreciates that"the all-terrain wheels are foam filled." Along with a survey of evaluations left to the respected site Consumer Affairs found that the stroller features an average 4.5-star rating among its most satisfied owners.
Pros: Great maneuverability, easy to adapt to diverse configurations, responsive and smooth steering
We've also always loved the huge storage bag that slings beneath the stroller and the grownup cup holder that clips on the handle. With practice, I discovered to find the stroller disassembled and into its traveling bag in around three minutes, a wonderful source of dad pride. (Dads know what I'm referring to. Mothers, too.)
Now to be honest, even when packed , this stroller is still fairly bulky. But I'll bet you also would look at buying another after years spent with your initial.
In my rough estimation, our Cameleon likely logged more than 2,000 miles through its life span. That variables in a nearly everyday walk that has been more than two miles long plus tens of thousands of errands, zoo and museum visits, all-day trips throughout vacations, etc. We utilized our Cameleon five or five days each week in the very initial times when our boy was born through the afternoon its central locking mechanism snapped, making the staircase a fancy paperweight. All those years and the many miles make the $1,200 cost a lot easier to stomach.
Every bit of the stroller which can be removed for storage or through a reconfiguration is controlled via clear white buttons, clasps, or locks which are readily identified and simple to work with.
While I say simplicity of usage, I mean 2 things. First, it's quite easy to maneuver, responding deftly as long as you navigate 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 manners. The framework converts from a newborn's bassinet into a baby's chair to a toddler-sized setup in only a couple minutes.