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Not recommended if you are looking for easy closure, poor closure clasps
Like so many others I was after a compact, light yet strong pram that I could fold easily. I watch lots of videos and reviews till just tried one today myself and realised it’s a big no no for me. Folding the pram is not as easy as you see in the videos, a lot of force needed to press the buttons and pull up the clasps at the same time, while pushing the the bars forcefully..., even the shop assistance struggled closing this pram. The pram was light but don’t think you can easily put the entire closed pram (with the seat) in your car, still hea...vy so you better separate the seat and frame. The other painful feature was the angel you need to make before being able to remove the seat and again inserting the seat back in the same angel, it’s not a straight up and easily back in. Anyway what I recommend to you is not to rely on positive feedbacks, definitely try the pram yourself before buying it. There are some shops around that stock Bee6.
Purchased in April 2021.
Great product, with only a few very small flaws
Disclaimer: I am a Productreview.com.au Ambassador and will be reviewing the unit provided to me by Bugaboo.
To provide some background, we’ve been using a Bugaboo Cameleon 3 for about 5 years now, having purchased it for our son (who is now 4 and a half) and now re-purposing it for our 14-month-old daughter. But it’s a big, heavy, unwieldy unit. We purchased a Baby Jogger Citi Tour about 2 years ago when we travelled to Japan, as the Cameleon simply would not have been possible to travel with. The Baby Jogger was chosen specifically for its s...ize and weight that meant we could take it as carry-on luggage and still handle our full-sized suitcases. It is a travel stroller, and we acknowledge that it served its purpose while travelling, but it was not an easy to use or comfortable product. As a result, we’ve only used it once since and that was only out of necessity. There have been several occasions where a smaller stroller/pram would have been ideal, but the Baby Jogger simply didn’t cut the mustard. So, we were quite excited when told that we’d be receiving a Bugaboo Bee 6. Was the Bee 6 going to fill the gap between the Cameleon 3 and the Baby Jogger? When I received the Bee 6 (much more convenient when working from home), I opened the box and set about unpacking everything. As I remembered with the Cameleon 3, there is a lot of plastic packaging in the box. While I appreciate the need to protect the components during transit, I feel like this could be cut down significantly to reduce environmental impact. When I had everything laid out, the first thing that hit me was that there were (thankfully) less pieces than I remember with the Cameleon 3 and less than I expected. After unfolding the instructions, I quickly remembered how much I disliked Bugaboo’s approach to minimalization. There are lots of diagrams, some of which are ambiguous and confusing. There is absolutely nothing in the way of written instructions, obviously to save having to print instructions in 15 different languages. Luckily the Bee 6 is easier to assemble than larger Bugaboo strollers or prams, but not by much. It still took me well over an hour. As the frame is basically preassembled, assembly is limited to the seat and seat cushion (in my opinion the trickiest part), the shade and bumper. My previous experience putting the seat cushion together on the Cameleon 3 (and taking it apart to wash) shaved some time off. There are better ways to present these instructions, including video instructions or interactive online instructions. Once I had the pram together, I was suitably impressed with the build quality. No rattles or squeaks and it had that premium European feel to it. You can tell this is not a cheap product and a high degree of care has gone into the design and manufacture. I wouldn’t call the pram a standout aesthetically, with the all black colour scheme being functionally attractive rather than outright attractive. You can change the fabric if a splash of colour is so desired. You really do get what you pay for and the Bee 6 is a quality product. That being said, it wouldn’t kill manufacturers to throw in a cup holder with high end products.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bugaboo.
Pram for on the go but could be better
Picking a pram for your newborn could be a daunting task. Each to their own, some like the easy manoeuvrability, simple design, no random buttons or levers that you don’t know what it’s functionality is and so on. And that’s what the Bugaboo Bee 6 has all those to offer.
Its sleek black frame design gives it the simplistic looks. The low profile means you can see your newborn a lot easier even when the shade is fully extended, but this sacrifices the storage space below. We also own a Valco Baby pram which below, we can store a fully supplied...Nursery bag and my wife’s handbag. It can also take a couple of bits and bobs like drinks and food if we need to. Not with the Bee 6, we would be lucky to even fit the nappy bag under there. I really like the way the pram opens up. It takes a bit to get use to but it’s a simple pull of the handlebars and pushing down on the red brake pedal as leverage. Folding the pram is a little different as you need to simultaneously pull two little levers and push down. I also like how the pram is designed to stand up when folded making storage neater and easier. Like most prams, there’s a bit of assembly required before you can use it to its full extent. Now, I’m usually good at reading instructions as I had to build most of the furniture in our daughters bedroom but the instructions to building the Bee 6 got me overwhelmed, sometimes scratching my head and stalling at one of the steps. The whole book is based on pictures and not a single step is written in text. Assembling the pram took me almost 2 hours - and that’s no exaggeration. Assembly is pretty much just the seat, seat cushion and shade. The shade is what I want to dive into more. Make sure you don’t make the same mistake as I did. Building the shade consists of feeding two U-bend rods into the material. I accidentally fed them facing the wrong way and so when the shade was extended, it would pop back and look kind of “irregular” looking. This required me to take off the shade but in doing so, I had to remove the seat cushion as well as the shade frame is connected behind it, so there is quite a bit of backtracking involved.
Excellent Quality, Solid Performer, Great Design.
What is that old maxim? Every child is different. And I tell you that after doing foster care for 5 years there can be no truer phrase spoken. So how would you design a pram that suits a broad range of ages, needs, children and situations? And how can you make small parts of good parenting just that little bit easier? It would be by buying a well-designed pram and I think Bugaboo are on to something with their Bee 6.
We received a Bee 6 in all black with the Bee Plus Baby Cocoon so in theory it can take children from newborn to around 24 months...
Purchased in October 2020 at Bugaboo for $1,400.00.
Very easy to manage and good folding
Typically when reviewing a product I like to avoid reading too many other reviews or website marketing from the manufacturer before getting the product BUT when it comes to the safety of your kids that sort of goes out the door.
Personally I see a lot of prams in my daily life because I work in a medical practice. I see parents come through almost daily with their babies and the latest and greatest in pram technology. This definitely doesn’t make me an expert but knowing what these things cost I often do ask people what hey chose MaxiCozi or...Bugaboo over the other brands or vice versa and it’s interesting to hear what they have to say. When we knew that the Bee6 was coming in the mail I started doing a bit of research on both the old Bee’s and other mid-size portable prams. What is clear is that Bugaboo has been making this Bee line for a while now and rather than trying to change it over time, what they have done is consistently implemented upgrades and improvements to the pram. I really like this because it tells me they are just taking a good/successful product and making it better, safer, more functional or usable for babies and parents. On to my experience with this Bugaboo Bee 6 over the past 3 weeks or so. Pros: - Very smooth wheels and suspension for city/urban environments
Purchased in September 2020 at Bugaboo.
Not sooo sure!
I absolutely loved the carrycot. Was perfect. Easy to take on/ off. Lightweight, good size. Fitted in my boot both parts! ( Ford Fiesta) HATE the seat. Falls off on folding.
Purchased in April 2020 at CCC Canterbury for $900.00.
Probably the best pram out there
Might not be a fair comparison, but we are coming from Baby Jogger mini GT to Bugaboo Bee6 and now it feels like comparing Kia car to a BMW. Mind you, there is nothing wrong with the Kia, but it cannot be BMW!
The first noticeable change is 2 front wheels. While initially we did not have a problem with mini GT which have only one front wheel, getting via uneven surfaces and kerbs became noticeably more annoying as we kept using it. This problem totally does not exist in Bugaboo Bee6. All journeys are smooth and even. Not sure if it is because t...
Purchased in September 2020.
Love it - but not for everything
Love this pram, the features of being able to have seat parent facing or world facing is great. It’s super zippy and leaves room in my boot of Mazda 3 Hatch! Only downfall is it’s not great on grass, gravel or off road...
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great all round stroller, even for travelling!
Takes a little getting used to remembering how to fold away etc (as most things do). But after a good few times, you will appreciate just how simple it folds into the boot of your car. Switching from front to back facing took a little getting used to as well but once u get the hang of it, like most things, it becomes second nature. We travel with this often, before these turbulent times when we could actually travel. It fits in the overhead locker in the cabin so you can take the stroller all the way to the gate and the cabin crew will store fo...r you. I also like how u can tilt the canopy to expose only one side, handy for when you're out and you want to have the canopy closed for privacy but still want a bit open to peek at your baby. Steers and handles very well on normal hard surfaces, have not tried on any other terrain. Shopping trolley thing underneath fits quite a bit (even my nappy backpack). Can easily steer with one hand. My baby seems comfy in there and can fall asleep. Another great point is that it reclines flat when facing the rear which can be handy for changing and sleeping. Love our Bugaboo Bee 5 :).
Purchased in February 2020 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $899.00.
I had a c-section and during the early months, I found the pram was just way too low which meant a lot of bending down. I would had loved to purchased a higher pram so when I go out to cafes the pram can just act as a high chair. No bending required
Purchased in October 2016.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
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.
Purchased in June 2019 at Baby Bunting for $2,300.00.
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.
Questions & Answers
Hi I was looking to buy a bugaboo bee 3 from a friend but it doesn’t have the carrycot so would any of the bugaboo carrycots fit it or does it have to be the bee 3carrycot ??
Can I use the canopy from Bugaboo Bee 5 on the Bugaboo bee? Do I need any parts to use the extension?
Does the Bee5 carrycot fit onto the Bee6 frame?
It sure does!
|Category||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers|
|Suitable Age||0+ months||6+ months||0+ months|
|Max User Weight||22 kg||22 kg||22 kg|
|Bassinet Compatible||Yes (Included)||Yes (Sold Separately)||Yes (Included)|
|Capsule Compatible||Yes, with addition of adapters||No||No|
|Features||Height-Adjustable Handle, Suspension and Under-seat Storage||Arm Bar, Height-Adjustable Handle, Suspension and Under-seat Storage||Arm Bar, Height-Adjustable Handle, Suspension and Under-seat Storage|
|Weight||8.9 kg||9.4 kg||9.4 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Folded Dimensions||32 x 47 x 90 cm||34 x 47 x 76 cm||34 x 47 x 76 cm|
|Release date||Oct 2020||Oct 2020||Sept 2014|
|Replaced by||Bugaboo Bee 6||Bugaboo Bee 5|
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