Good but with some flaws
Overall the stroller is the best in the market- light weight and sturdy.
But the assembly while switching the seat from front facing to back facing is tough as the placement on the hinges doesn’t latch tightly and while accessing from the boot the seat comes off unexpectedly! There isn’t a lock to keep the seat in place.
Simply the best
Bought Bee+ secondhand (!) 3 years ago, used it since birth with a cocoon first, our daughter is now almost 3 and we’re still using it on long trips and are loving every minute of it! It’s the best pram ever and I’m totally in love:) thanks Bugaboo, you rock!
Purchased in November 2016 at Private purchase for $350.00.
Ok but not as I expected it to be
- Steers like a dream on flat pathways/shopping centers.
- Good size. Fits on public transport, in cafes/restaurants, doorways etc with ease.
- Adjustable handlebar for both shorties and tall people.
- Decent sized basket.
- Easy to use foot break.
- Adjustable seat as bub gets bigger.
- Terrible on terrains that are not smooth or flat. Like uneven paths, especially going from low to high (for example if there’s a crack in the path). I’ve also had the small wheels get stuck when trying to drop down the curb from the uneven path to road (no ramp)....
Purchased in October 2018.
- Bee 3
- Verified purchase
Save your money and buy something else
The pram is a good size, great attachments like the skateboard if you have a toddler. But for the price you pay, the quality is not great at all. Within 1 year of use, cover faded, seat liner started pilling and fraying. Then when my baby grew taller and we needed to extend the backrest, we found the backrest faulty and it wouldn't click in place so it would keep sliding down and sitting on toddler's head. Then you want to make a warranty claim and it's been too long since purchase (though the back rest you would not have had to use until the b...aby was tall enough) so not sure how that works. Honestly for the trouble and the service and the quality, you can pay the same money on another pram and i'm sure all of the above would be alot better.
Bought a second hand OG bee and it doesn’t skip a ‘bee-t’
I was lucky to score an original bugaboo bee off Facebook for $100 before a trip to Townsville. We took it away with us and it hadn’t skipped a beat even at 11 years old.
It shows the quality of the brand is second to none. It went over most surfaces and my toddler still slept in it. The under basket is huge for the size of the pram and the seat is able to face your or out. The hood is massive and the fully recline means you can add a cocoon for a newborn.
Such a great pram for the size, I’ll always have one!
Purchased in May 2019 for $100.00.
We purchased this second hand as a third pram to keep in the car and for travel and it is by far the best we have had! So easy to use, fold, best sun protection, light and much better suspension than our big pram! Wish we bought bugaboo from the start!
Purchased in January 2017 for $250.00.
Do not buy bugaboo!!!! because they will not repair even if your product is under warranty!!!!!
My bee 5 is still under warranty, and the chassis is broken as photo shows. But bugaboo Australia refused to repair for me instead of asking me to pay $400 to replace a new chassis. what a good brand and company!
Do not waste money on this product as it is not safe and not good to use.
Purchased in September 2017 for $1,100.00.
Can’t live without
I have had my bugaboo for 2 years now and I cannot live without it. It is super easy and quick to set up and fold down . Fits in my smaller boot. So easy to manoeuvre and was great for my newborn and now toddler. I would recommend the pram
Lightweight and steers beautiful
I bought this second hand from gumtree. I had researched that this wasn't as old as other bees. For a preloved stroller it has aged well, with only minor scuffs and marks.
Compared to other lightweight strollers I've owned (maclaren, mountain buggy swift) this by far is the easiet to steer and is very comfortable to push, fold and the baby looks comfortable. THe hood is low so therefore gives good sun coverage. The basket underneath is easy to access. My only criticism is that bought brand new they are not holding the value as well as they use to and the accessories are expensive.
Bee plus has been good to us
I came across the Bugaboo brand when I was a babysitter and it was the caméléon. I knew from then they were a reliable brand but I couldn't manoeuvre the caméléon well. So when I became a mom myself we bought the bee plus and it has been the best pram since 2012. 2 girls after its still strong and we're planning to use it with baby 3 coming in few months. Easy to clean, push and specially easy to store. I love my pram and we definitely had our money's worth.
Best decision I ever made
Very satisfied with my purchase
Has lasted me many years
It’s quick and easy to open and close which is awesome especially when in a hurry
My son looks a little uncomfortable at times in the pram but I think that could have something to do with the old harness. Suspension is pretty good
I have used it off road and it went well
One of my best investments
The buggy on a whole is very sturdy and small, you don’t have to wrestle your way through shops, cafes, or even on the bus, but the seat is bigger than average ones out there I’ve noticed (and me worrying I was having a 10lb baby) seat size was important.
It’s lightweight (i used to break it down and carry the seatless frame over 1 shoulder and car seat with my son init with my other hand down the stairs at the tube stations when there was no one to help me down)
Folds down really easy (no need to take seat off) and takes up littl...e space, really compact, Its been on holiday with us too, (America, Dubai, Turkey and Mauritius), even on these long haul flights my buggy came back undamaged! I refused buy another stoller for holidays instead I bought a bugaboo transport cover which fit in like a glove, no space to move about in, and the wheels pop out making it look like a hand carry case After 3 years of having it, still no faults, still good suspension, everything works, it’s so easy to clean (my son vomited all over the seat once, it was easy to take the seat cover off and machine wash it, (i wash the hood and footmuff every 3-6months and they come back looking all new) I didn’t mention the seat belt are not them annoying buckles that you have hold all 4 pieces together to close, that can be hard work with a fussy toddler. Raincover isn’t flimsy either and secures on well Cons:
I have the bugaboo bee plus with breeze hood for my almost 3 year old.
The seat is very spacious for her.
Basket isn't the best but can fit a good amount in.
Breeze hood fantastic, completely covers my daughter but she can still look out.
Love that fabrics can be removed and washed.
Fantastic small easy fold.
Great on buses and easy to get up and down stairs.
Easy to push on any surfaces(grass, side walk, bumpy of road) and great in stores.
My daughter has hypermobility and we have had a hard time finding a buggy i can get on with but meets all her needs and doesn't course pain and this seems fantastic she is comfortable and not in pain.
The suspension is great and makes it even easier to push.
All in all great pushchair.
Good but at fast pace can wobble
We bought this as I do loads of runs and wanted to go slightly faster than walking but at higher speed it can wobble badly. Other than that the space under the pram has loads of room for at least one or so bags of shopping or baby things you need while out
Easy to use excellent for small cars and the canopy has great coverage only thing i would complain about is the price of all the add ons it does get expensive and they come with no belly bar
Great pram though with its adjustable handle
I dont regret buying it at all
- Bee 5
- Verified purchase
I love it!
So glad we made the decision to purchase a bee5, it is so easy to maneuver and fit through everything!! I am of a smaller built and my husband 6 ft. talk, the extendable handle makes it so easy for the both of us to use the pram.
Yes it doesn't handle grass or dirt road well but we knew it want meant to be an off-road pram when we bought it. The easy to use one fold system and lightweight of the Bee5 more than make up or that. We are now looking to take it on an overseas trip with us!
- Bee 5
- Verified purchase
Perfect compact stroller!
The only pram I will buy is Bugaboo! I’ve gone from having a Buffalo, Donkey Duo and now the Bee5 within three years... my oldest is 3 and my youngest is 18 months. The bee5 suits our needs perfectly it’s light and easy to steer. My 3 year old sits happily on the attached wheelboard.
Lovely and very stylish
We have just graduated to this and it is a dream to use after the uncomfortable piece of nonsense it replaces. My parents took pity on me (lol) and got this as a much appreciated gift. Folding it away is where this really shines. It such a well designed system and I have it in the boot in no time and I love having bub looking back to me - great design and easy to steer one handed!
Every feature i was looking for
A fantastic pram that i really cant fault. Lightweight and very compact fold which is great for my back. Great for a newborn all the way up to using it like a stroller for an older child. Beautiful to push and the quality is outstanding as always with Bugaboo. The only fault in my opinion is the price, alot to pay for a pram but well worth every cent.
Great choice for mom
I have been used it for more than one year, I'm very happy with this product. It's so convenient and not heavy. Very easy to fold and unfold. I can carry it easily and place it in my car back space. I will introduce this to my friends. Such a good one.
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Questions & Answers
Hi, I have a bugaboo bee plus, can you tell me if the 3 or 5 seat will be compatible with this please and also if the 3 or 5 wheel caps are also compatible with the plus?
Hi I bough a new frame bee 5 and I couldn’t find the front wheels not in bugaboo site not second hand so I was thinking to buy a bee3 front wheels will it fit? thank you
Hi Meena M.,
You will need the Bugaboo Bee5 front wheels replacement set.
You may be able to order these through a boutique retailer. Email our service team if you would like a list of your local retailers. email@example.com
The Bugaboo Team
Hi I’m using a bugaboo bee original 2010 and I’d like to buy a resale bugaboo bee 3 bassinet. Does this bassinet fit on my old bugaboo bee ?
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