Why you'll love itThe Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a transformer that goes from a bassinet into a 3 place, dual-direction seat that can carry kids from birth to age 3.
Cons: Very expensive, rather bulky
Now to be fair, even when packed , this stroller is still pretty bulky. But I'll bet you too would think about buying another after years spent with your own first.
We have also always loved the large storage bag that slings beneath the stroller and the grownup cup holder that clips on the handle. With practice, I learned to get the stroller into its traveling bag in about three minutes, a terrific source of dad pride. (Dads understand what I'm discussing. Moms, too.)
During its life span, our Cameleon likely logged more than 2,000 miles by my rough estimation. That variables in a nearly daily walk that has been more than just two kilometers long plus tens of thousands of activities, zoo and museum visits, all-day excursions during vacations, and so forth. We utilized our Cameleon five or five days per week from the initial times when our boy was born via the day its fundamental locking mechanism snapped, so rendering the staircase a fancy paperweight. All the years and the numerous miles make the $1,200 price tag a lot easier to stomach.
Experts: Great maneuverability, easy to accommodate varied configurations, responsive and smooth steering
When I say ease of use, I mean 2 things. First, it is very simple to maneuver, reacting even as you browse tight turns, trundle up or down, or push the stroller's foam-filled tires over demanding terrain. Secondly, the flexible, modular stroller is easy to configure in various manners. The frame converts from a toddler's bassinet to a baby's seat to some toddler-sized installation in only a couple of minutes.
(And yes, by the way, that's the ideal spelling, maybe not"chameleon" like,y'know, the chameleon.) Nevertheless, while our Bugaboo Cameleon eventually broke following almost exactly four decades of daily usage, guess what stroller we bought to replace it? Another Bugaboo.
In terms of child comfort, this stroller is tough to beat. The bassinet is deep, softly padded, and can keep a baby warm and protected from the sun. As a chair for toddlers, then it can be outfitted with a snack tray and cup holder. The chair tilts to varying places to allow a kid to bend for a nap or sit up when they want to view everything about them. And the big, shock-absorbing wheels keep the ride comfortable even over solid floor.
A post from Mom's Stroller Reviews states the Cameleon's"maneuverability is totally great" and enjoys "the all-terrain brakes are foam filled." And a poll of evaluations left to the respected website Consumer Affairs revealed that the stroller features a typical 4.5-star score among its many satisfied owners.