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...
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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 :).
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.
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.
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 A$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
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
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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!
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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.
The best pram
This is the 3rd bugaboo I have purchased, the bee has always been my favourite pram. It is so easy to get in and out of my boot as it’s light weight. I have no issues getting it down Isles in the shopping centre and maneuvering through crowds. It folds down with the press of two buttons and is very compact so fits in the boot easy. I am very happy with my purchase and recommend the bee5 to anyone looking for a new pram!
its such a perfect little stroller to take for quick trips to the shops. its light and very well made. only downfall is that everything extra is so expensive. other then that i have no complaints for it. i wish i would have bought it the pram from the get go.
Stunning - Super light - Super Smooth
super cool - super light and just smooth glide very happy to buy this Stroller / Pram.
mother is happy because its light - baby is happy because beautiful canopy covers her fully, dad is happy because its safe.
strong breaks and easy to open and fold - even if you have rear facing seat.
close your eyes and buy it: If suits your budget
Not worth it!!!
I have the Bugaboo Bee for almost 3 years. I was never 100% happy with it as it is a bit hard to change the sit position, the bassinet is too small and doesn’t look very stable. After one year the problems started getting worse and I had to take to get serviced 2x as we were not able to adjust the height of the handle bar. More recently the front part of the pram broke down. If I could go back, I would never buy this pram again...way too expensive for what I get
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This is the best purchase I’ve ever made!! I never write reviews, but I had to come on and write this one as I wish I saw this before I purchased my cameleon. I previously had the bugaboo cameleon but sold it as the 2 piece fold was inconvenient.
This one swivels easily, can push with one hand with ease, folds in 1 piece and is easy to fold and open, is decently compact, sleek design with lots of different fabric/colours. Honestly if your tossing up between this or the cameleon, go the bee 5. The only regret is that I didn’t purchase this ear...
It's light & looks great
Its 360 and super light - one of the lightest pram that we found on the market. It also folds into a great compact size where we fit it into our sedan easily with plenty of rooms for other groceries. My son didn't mind staying in the pram for the whole duration of shopping/ coffee until he grew out of it after 18 months.
After having bub number 2, I decided to opt for a much lighter pram and one that is easy to maneuver. I fell in love with the bee 5 with the new range of denim seat fabric colours and how you can pick and choose your own chassi, sun canopy and wheels. I like that it is easy to fold up and pack away in the boot. It is not too bulky compared to my older 3 wheel pram. Also very easy to get around in shopping centres. However, given price and quality of build I still find it is on the pricey end as it is only really designed for one purpose for mor...e indoor shopping use and on smooth surfaces. I still need to keep my 3 wheel pram as backup. i have taken it out on train ride to city, outdoor walking to local cafes and found it doesn't get very far on rocky surface conditions!
Really good if you only have a small car
Very light and easy to carry even for a woman. Easy to control with only one hand. We have a small car so this bugaboo bee is perfect for us. We can put this in the car also with groceries and other stuff. When come to places only with stairs (no lifts) I can still lift it up even with my baby sitting in it.
Questions & Answers
Can any of the bee5 seat, bassinet and capsule fit on other bugaboo chassis? Are there special adaptors to cater for this?
Hello, we are looking to buy a used bugaboo bee 5 push chair. I've seen people asking question as to what date was the chassis made? Does anyone know why ask this question before buying? Are there differences in design or the build quality? Thanks
Hi hamza s.,
Thank you for your question!
If you are looking at purchasing a Bugaboo Bee5 there will be no difference in the design/quality based on the manufacturing date.
The Bugaboo Team
Does the toddler wheel accessory fit with the bassinet on the bugaboo bee 5?
The Bugaboo Comfort wheeled board (2017) fits directly into the Bugaboo Bee 5 chassis with either the bassinet or seat.
The Bugaboo Team
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