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great buggy for travellers
to be honest it is a great brand. The pushchair had a problem (not sure whether faulty or accident) but they responded soon and with amazing help. When you spend much money, it is important some sort of customer service which they definitely provided .
I bought montain buggy nano with i hate and my friend let me have her Bugaboo ant for holidays with my toddler For a week the ant is Great.I would love to swap the pram.Really amazing littel pram and fab for toddler by boy absolutelly loved the ant.Wish i try the ant first :(
Purchased in February 2019 for A$500.00.
Love the ant
Easy to put together, stylish. Compact which for us is great as we have a Campervan and travel a lot. When out and about lots of people have given us positive comments. Unfortunately my handle has started to not lock into place do I cannot use it, I am waiting to hear back from bugaboo on this matter. It is the only Pram I have so I am at a loss at the moment.
Purchased in December 2019 at John Lewis.
The worst purchase I’ve made for my baby
Not only was this a huge waste of money because it’s cheaply made, barely works because it’s constantly getting stuck, but Bugaboo is the worst customer service I have ever experienced. They have a 100 day free trial that they guarantee you’ll love their products. Apparently the Ant isn’t included (likely cause it’s trash). They won’t honor that even though it took me 2 days to hate it, nor have they offered to send a replacement or even help. A $604 stroller and that’s how they treat customers. Do not buy from this garbage company! Get the babyzen yoyo
Handle snapped after three months
Purchased in March for a infant. It was a good compact pram that’s great with the infant cocoon.
Quite small when folded too and fits at the back of the car easily. Safety belt for the child is also great and easy to use. Pram feels sturdy when open.
We had a hard time changing to the direction of the seat when the baby grew up a bit and wanted to forward face. The hood fabric gets jammed in the insertion mechanism.
The folding up process is definitely more work than some other prams like the mountain buggy nano.
Unfortunately after three months, the left telescopic bar came apart and could not be repaired. Thankfully baby kingdom offered a refund.
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Worth the money!
Love this pram! We decided to get a compact pram for travel as we already have the Nuna Mixx for everyday use but we ended up using this pram everyday for afternoon walks as it is very convenient to just fold and put in our car. It is a bit pricey for a small pram but the quality of the pram is outstanding and I like the unique design. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for compact prams.
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Some kinks to work on with steep learning curve to go around them.
I can't rate 3.8 so 4 is the closest I can go.
I used the pram during a trip overseas few short months ago.
Just to name a few things I really like about the pram.
They have a dedicated compartment in the bag area that is for things that you don't have to take out when you fold the pram. It is very thoughtful to have that considering this pram is mainly used as a travel pram. Many prams don't have that and even if you keep just essential things in pram, for a small kid or baby, it can be a lot. It is tedious to take them in and out every time you go up a transport of any sorts. So this dedicated compartment is very much appreciated.
Slim design. ...I can push the pram in the aisle of public buses. Something which I cant do with some other prams because I get stuck between the 2 rows of chairs. Again, very important if you take public transport a lot. Adjustable height. I seat my 2 year old in without an issue and more room to spare if I pull up to the tallest setting. One button function. You only need to push one button for most of the folding unfolding. Which leaves the other hand free to do the folding. This is a very intuitive design and makes sense, unlike some other prams in their line. 5 point harness This particular pram have all 4 side detachable 5 point harness. Which means there is no loops to hoop their little arms in etc whenever you put them in or out of pram. Very nice when you are putting a sleeping baby in because there are minimal movement for baby and you likely won’t wake them up. Size It folds down really well and is incredibly light. Many people are impressed by the size it folds down to. It really stands up well without needing to lean against the wall etc. I can almost hold it up like a work bag when its folded down. Now for the kinks The fidgetiness of some mechanism. The whole structure even though I am sure is safe, isn’t made very stable. Now the pram will not get blown away by wind or anything near. I am talking about the handle/mechanism, whichever folding parts you need to move. With the handle extended it feels shaky thus giving a soft feel when you need to manoeuvre a pram. Like you need to move more in each direction to get the pram moving. Pushing in the handle takes a bit of adjustment and getting used to. You may find the handle stuck at mid level not being able to go all the way in until a few tries later. Sometimes one side was able to go thru but the other side is stuck. Eventually I learned the “feel” of it and understand how I should go about doing it smoothly, but that is one big learning curve. The click and clacks order. I am sure it is for safety reason. However, if you didn’t slide the seat in the right way, all the way. If you thought it did click but it wasn’t the right click and you want to proceed to fold it down. It is not going to work. Then you have to check thru, is the harness in the seat while you fold and nothing got stuck? Is the seat slided all the way? Did I fold the seat enough etc etc. Every step of the way. Everytime I realize the issue, I thought “oh yeah that should have been obvious, I must have missed that.” Then I am already in all sweats in a humid country. Delaying my companions etc. Eventually I understood how the whole thing works. It does take a while. With no thigh rest. The pram is relatively compact to other prams, and that comes with a price. Baby leg will stick out totally from the seat even while in sleeping position. With nothing behind their thigh to support. So it’s free hanging and possibly going numb because the seat is thin. I believe this is one of the reason my son didn’t sleep as long as he did when using other prams that support his legs somehow. Summary, All in all, I think this is a great investment if you do travel a bunch. It wins other prams hand down when you are in foreign country and lack the security of knowing the facilities everywhere. This pram seems very accessible due to the compact size. Though you should really use it a lot at your comfort area before taking out for a real spin, just to work out the clinks and clanks.
Returned after 2 weeks
I love bugaboo pushchairs but unfortuanly was disappointed with the Ant. Returned after 2 weeks because handle jammed and unable to open. I was offered replacement but declined as too many negatives.
Smooth and easy to push
Feels sturdy when pushing
Telescopic handle jams frequently
Heavy and difficult to carry when folded
Compact but frustrating
I love bugaboo and had great expectations but I am unfortunately disappointed with my Ant.
This pram is compact but the negative is it’s so hard to unfold as it always gets stuck.
My baby is 10 months and only just fits in the tiny seat. I’m not sure how it is supposed to comfortably sit a 22 kg child.
When you unfold and fold it is a big process. It’s so frustrating as if you don’t follow the precise steps the seat will get so jammed and you are left stuck with an expensive pram that can’t unfold or fold.
The handle and chassis are very f...limsy and compared to other bugaboos it doesn’t have that sturdy quality feel . The plastic handle feels awful compared to the leatherette ones. The seat doesn’t lay flat forward facing so if your baby falls asleep that way then you can’t recline. There is no extending foot rest so their legs just hang which isn’t good for the hips. I believe you can now buy that attachment. The canopy is ok but doesn’t extend to cover legs from the sun. You can’t fold it with a pram liner on either. There is no carry strap so you have to awkwardly carry it . It’s a lovely looking pram. All bugaboos are a statement. I still love my other bugaboo pram and I am writing this honest review as I would have liked to know this before I purchasing my Ant.
Great Pram but not so much for travelling
We purchased the ant for the sole purpose of it being used as a travel pram on domestic and international flights not to be checked in but carried on. So far Jetstar and Virgin have refused to let us carry the pram on as hand luggage - If buying, you should be happy to have to check it in
Great quality travel pram, with specific purpose!
Some of these reviews are super harsh! Just like vehicles, no one pram ticks all the boxes. Comparing the ability of the Ant to a full sized baby jogger is like saying your Hyundai Getz doesn't handle like your Ford Ranger. You just have to weigh up what is most important to you.
Ive transitioned to our Ant (from the Cameleon) as I have a small car, even smaller apartment & a 2 year old whose pram tolerance rapidly decreasing but there's still the occasional need. The boot now has to hold little trikes and all sorts of entertainment so th...e size of the Ant is perfect Why I chose it over others: - Reversible seat. Yes, it only fully reclines in rearward facing mode. If my son is asleep before putting him in then I just flip the seat, if he falls asleep mid stroll, we (gasp) make do with mid recline. - Suspension in wheels and frame. The Ant glides and handles great. At present we literally only use the pram if we are going into shopping centres - Ability to add wheeled board if we have another baby. Some delightful bonus things only discovered since using:
Carriage that keeps on getting jammed. Very fidgety
Pretty carriage, easy to push and lightweight but this doesn't matter anything when it's so hard to fold. First I though that I will get it which I did but it constantly get jammed. You just end up standing on the street holding your baby with a carriage that doesn't open. It's insane a complete waste.
Purchased in November 2019 for A$720.00.
Broken on arrival, poor support
Handle won't retract. Stroller uses some complicated triple-interlocking mechanism which isn't working. Holding on the phone with bugaboo for 30 minutes so far. I cannot recommend this product to anyone.
Purchased in August 2019 for A$500.00.
Compact but not my favourite Bugaboo
The Ant has many plenty of cool features and well considered aspects, even down to printing the dimensions of the pram on the side to show the air line if they question you. The Ant folds down extremely compact and is able to be wheeled along as you would a carry on suit case (amazing), stands by itself like a suitcase and has an accessible pocket even when folded. The suspension is excellent, as with all Bugaboo prams, and it is very stylish and modern and easy to maintain.
There are a lot of wonderful points to the pram, but I have listed so...me points for thought that should be considered if you plan on using this travel pram as I have when travelling on airlines in economy. Some of these points were a dealbreaker for me. -THE WEIGHT The Ant weighs in at 7.2kg. As carry-on prams often count towards your weight limit, The Ant may push you over the carry on luggage limit for economy on many Australian domestic airlines (7kg total) except Qantas (recently increased to 10kg), so potential drama may ensue at the gates if they weigh your carry on. You may be given the option to either pay extra or check it in. There is a great compartment that you can access even when the pram is folded, but many airlines require the pram to be in a cover prior to being stowed in overhead, and if you are already over the weight limit because of your pram you can’t take anything else with you in this pocket anyway. -OPERATION Opening and closing this pram can be tricky- the pram requires 5 actions (the handle, the frame, the seat, the backrest and the canopy). Trying to open/close the pram in a hurry and wrangle your child can be difficult if you are by yourself. Granted, with patience, within 15-30 seconds you will have this pram open or closed, but it does take concentration, two hands, and more time than some other prams which is not always easy when travelling with a small child.
Purchased in July 2019.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Too many flaws! Terrible model!
I have had this pram for a few months now and have used it for domestic travel five times.
I found the assembly of the pram incredibly straightforward. By comparison of my Bugaboo Fox which I absolutely love but it took me HOURS to put together. The pieces are easy to fix together and the only resources are helpful if you get stuck.
Overall pram quality
Some parts of the pram feel incredibly robust and sturdy. The straps and canopy are amazing quality and feel very durable. The handle however, does feel very flimsy and I feel like it can be moved around easy.
Purchased in June 2018.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Too small for average 2.5 year old
I was so excited to collect my new Ant from Layby today but left totally disappointed realising that my 2.5 year old does not fit! I had just happened to come across another lady already reselling her brand new Ant online as her toddler didn’t fit. I thought surely not, her toddler must be a giant, so I actually took my son in store and was shocked to find that at 2.5 years (spot on average height) his head was already sitting above the canopy! I tried to open the canopy and the result was ridiculous, it was hitting my son’s head as it kind ...of slopes downwards unlike other stroller canopies that arch upwards. He was squashed up under the canopy and couldn’t see a thing and actually refused to sit in there. I was sure there was a mistake, how could a stroller be designed to last only 2 years max especially at this price point, however was assured by the salesperson that the canopy could not extend any higher. I am beyond disappointed as I was in love with the quality and aesthetic of this stroller and all the other amazing functionality. Having four children I’ve seen my fair share of prams and strollers but am totally baffled at this major functionality issue, is it supposed to be used only without a canopy from 2 years? What is the point of a higher weight limit if height is not also accommodated? I was originally tossing up between the Ant and the Yo-yo for a runaround and travel stroller, unfortunately the decision was made for me, I’m just glad I realised before the purchase was complete. (See review by Audrey and Me, she demonstrates the issue perfectly!)
Purchased for A$800.00.
Quality designs with minor flaws
The Bugaboo Ant came in 2 boxes and easy to unpack. Those environmentally minded will be glad to see that minimal plastic has been used in packaging the stroller.
Although there were not to many parts to assemble, putting on the seat was downright painful. Perhaps that’s because the instructions were not very useful and the video reference provided in the manual didn't work - perhaps made for USA market only and I couldn't get on with my Australian IP address. In any event, you can pretty much figure out how it all fits together. It took me a ...little under an hour and a half to have the stroller up and running. First impressions: 1. Wheels can be put in and taken out very easily which is great if you need to check-in your stroller. The wheels then to get damaged since they stick out. The wheels can be easily taken off and popped into a plastic bag which can then be placed inside the little stroller pocket and the whole thing can be wrapped up in one of those airline bags they provide at check in. 2. The stroller when folded resembles international carry on luggage in a number of ways; light weight, easy to be lifted to place in overhead or into the boot of your car. We placed our inside the car as it fit neatly behind the passenger seat. Better still the handles can be lifted up so that the stroller can be pulled on its hind wheels. 3. Straps are easily extended and shortened both at shoulder and hip area. This is by far the most easy straps I have ever come across and yet still retain its safety function. 4. Seat when forward facing only has 2 positions and it doesn't fully recline. First position is upright and second has similar pitch to that of an economy airline seat when fully reclined. This is a big drawback when compared to something like the Baby Jogger City Mini Zip which reclines to an almost flat position. 5. Handle has 2 settings. my partner is 5” tall and at the low setting its comfortable to use.
Purchased in July 2019.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Brilliant - just what we needed
Honestly... some of the reviews below are UTTERLY RIDICULOUS in what they are saying and I pretty well face palmed my way through them.
Firstly.. people taking issue with the pram arriving in 2 boxes.... did you stop to consider why this would be the case? Its because the frame is in one box... and the style set is in another. You choose whatever style set you want to match to your pram. This is why it is in a separate box.
Next... the assembly.. yes it took a little while but was not difficult. But you aren't buying a monster, instantly unf...olding mega pram. You are buying something that is packaged akin to an Ikea flat pack. So get over it! Putting the pram up and down. Yes it took a bit to work out and watching videos helped..along with the lovely staff members in Baby Bunting who helped show us. But once you have it mastered it is quite simple. And takes me no more time to fold up and put in the car as our Buffalo... though it takes up a hell of a lot less room ! Handling of the pram and general use. About the only helpful thing someone pointed out was that its likely a pram you will have as a second pram... not your first/main pram. And this I feel is quite true. We have been using a Bugaboo Buffalo since our son was a Newborn and it has served its purpose exceptionally well. And we will continue to use this when we need a bigger pram, with room for carrying more stuff and the requirement for snack trays or belly bars or off road capability.
This stroller really gives me freedom and peace of mind when I go out!
I thoroughly enjoyed using the Bugaboo Ant as it is super compact, front facing and manoeuvring is silky smooth. The Bugaboo Ant relieves me of the stress that comes from taking a large pram to places that are less pram friendly, such as the market and public transport. This stroller really gives me freedom and piece of mind when I go out!
Compact and light weight
The Bugaboo Ant is super compact and light. It takes much less space in my small car compared with my normal pram. It's so compact that it even fits underneath the leg spa...ce of the passenger's seat. The stroller is small and narrow, which means that I can go into any train carriages and always find a seat while also being able to park the stroller without blocking the aisle. With my previous pram, I would need to use the front or back train carriages.
Purchased in June 2019.
Perfect stroller and toddler board!!
The ant delivers with ultra smooth drive and sturdy frame. The comfort attaches so and no need to remove when folding. Bugaboo have nailed the board as parents aren't overreaching and kicking the board when they're walking. My 1 and 3 year old and absolutely hyped to get it. It's been the absolutely necessity in our house for school runs, walks and shops. Highly rate it other than other prams..
Questions & Answers
Hi there, just wondering if anyone has traveled with qantas with the ant and how did they go as taking it on via hand luggage ? Thanks
I'd love to buy this pram but my 2.5 year old does not fit! It takes up to 20kgs but what is the point? For the price, you would want to get more than a couple years use out of it
Hi Fred99, Thank you for the question! The Bugaboo Ant is compact in comparison to our other prams, this is due to all the extra functionality packed into its small frame. Thank you for the feedback - we will share this with our design team as we are always striving to continuously improve our products.
If you have any further feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,
The Bugaboo Team
will it be comfortable for kids at age 3-4 y.o?
The Bugaboo Ant more suited for 2 year old and under, we try with our 3 year old nephew and it was small for him. The top of his head would touch the sun canopy. However if your little one managed to fit in, then very comfortable. Our 9 months sleep soundly during my run around the local park and some off road; fully recline and rear facing arrangement.
|Category||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers|
|Suitable Age||0+ months|
|Max User Weight||22 kg|
|Capsule Compatible||Yes, with addition of adapters|
|Features||Height-Adjustable Handle, Suspension and Under-seat Storage|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Folded Dimensions||55 x 38 x 23 cm|
|Release date||Jul 2019|
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