- Cameleon 3rd Gen Plus
- Verified purchase
Great customer service. Got replacement for broken wheel and Chassic
Bought it as my sister was raving about it. It was great for new born baby as included bassnet. The tilt function, long cover, rain cover, reversible handle..etc...the unique design and functionality was great. Once baby turn to 2, I was using less and less as it feels bulkier and the disappointment started as the hinge on chassis was getting loosened and one of wheel got cracked. Hence my satisfaction score was getting lower and lower. Also headhood was hard to remove, still cannot open the zip. Few days ago, finally I tackled these issues wit...h bugaboo before 3 year extended warranty expiry date. I am blown away by smooth, seamless process by bugagoo customer service (Rachael). They replaced the parts straight away after video, photo evidence. Job done well.
Still going after 12years!
This pram was originally my brothers. He bought it in 2007. He used for his daughter. We have used it for our 4 children. In a day and age where nothing lasts, we have absolutely loved the quality of this pram. It is incredibly strong. We have used it for carrying airport luggage, multiple children in the bassinet at the zoo and for market shopping with the kids. It is looking a little worn now, but functionally it is still going strong!
To answer the questions:
1. It operates best on smooth surfaces. If rough terrain, Ive just dragged the pram behind me with large wheels first
2. Suspension is great
3. Pretty comfortable. They enjoy sleeping in it
I purchased this second hand after hearing nothing but good things about it.
The carrier is terrible!!! It barely fits anything, stuff falls out and it drags on the ground if you dont get the Velcro attachments in the right place.
You also have to kneel right down to put stuff in it. Annoying as also have to take it off the pram to fit it into the boot.
Definitely overrated and I cannot believe such a well designed pram has such a poorly designed carrier bit.
This stroller is amazing quality for my baby girl
Very easy to use Im very happy with the product and it moves exceptionally could not ask for a better pram company was amazing to deal with thank you very much
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Chameleon3 nothing to brag about...
I’ve had the bugaboo chameleon 3 for 20 months now. With my first child I had a steel craft agile and for the money I spent on the agile, it was definitely more affordable and user friendly than the chameleon. I told myself, with the second child, I wanted a bugaboo. The only thing about the chameleon is that it looks appealing. It take up a lot of boot space and I have an SUV, 2 hands are needed to do everything, including that horrible brake on the handle that flicks on my hand, need 2 hands to undo the break. Basket is pointless, doesn’t hol...d much at all and the little velceo straps that hold the 2 sides of the basket, always come off. 2 hands needed to adjust the seat. If only I’d waited a few months longer, the Bugaboo Fox was then released which is the modified version of the chameleon. I only like that the wheels have suspension, which makes rough surfaces smoother to go over but that’s about it with the chameleon. Time for me to upgrade to something more practical
I don’t know why people like it so much.
I was gifted this pram for my 2nd child and I feel bad for the money spent on it as we can’t wait to pass it on. Apart from how it looks, and its nice smooth ride, it’s honestly got little to recommend it. It is so incredibly bulky and heavy - I have an SUV and it takes up the entire boot. The basket underneath is almost inaccessible when you’re using the bassinet, and the contents fall out as it flips over when you collapse the pram.
The brake takes two hands to release, and its click is noisy for a sleeping baby (as is the popping noise of t...he canopy hood extending). We purchased a replacement canopy because I wasn’t a fan of the colour that was chosen for us and it sits flimsily even though properly installed. Most actions on the pram require two hands. You can’t hang a bag off it without a heavy carabiner hook. The stroller settings are awkward - at fully upright bub is almost falling out, and when lying back their feet are in the air. I also find the stroller seat small compared to say a Maclaren. It has so many attachments and parts I find it really cumbersome. So many people love this pram so I guess I’m in a minority, but there are other prams that cost less and don’t come with these annoying quirks.
Purchased in March 2018.
Loved it at first
When i got pregnant with my first I knew I wanted a Bugaboo. And instantly fell in love with it. Got the limited color , all the accessories I LOVED this pram. Until I had my son and we started venturing out and about. Then i realised, the basket is tiny, there is no flexibility with positions for him, it's not user-friendly in that to put the handle up higher you have to use both hands to unclip each side then move then clip back up. same with changing the position of the seat, to recline you need both hands to push in the big buttons on the s...ide and then tip back or forward etc. it's not user-friendly! you cannot fold the pram with the seat on and need to take it apart to place in car etc. No peekaboo hole in normal canopy I ended up selling mine and getting a Baby Jogger City Select Lux and even with one child I'm amazed. different ways for him to sit, HUGE basket. user friendly one handed operations. Bugaboo are beautiful prams, they aren't user friendly.
Wish I done more research before buying this pram
Not happy with this pram at all especially after all the good reviews i had read, I was expecting a lot more for the price. I don't think there's anything i can compliment it on, Its extremely heavy and bulky, i own a Holden Captiva and it takes up the entire boot if i have shopping it all ends up sitting on top of the pram, everything with this pram needs 2 hands to do so, from attaching and removing the seat, reclining the seat, even undoing the break needs 2 hands. The under basket is a nightmare to get anything in and out of it, and then wh...en you fold the pram everything falls out of the basket. I had purchased different hoods for it and they look and sit very flimsy, not tight and firm making it look like a cheap doggy pram. When using the stroller seat the positions are all very awkward, its either too far forward or too far back, when its in the most up right position the canopy hangs so far forward that you can't see bub and he looks as though his going to fall out, then in the next recline position which seems to far back that his little neck strains from holding his head forward trying to see out its so far back like his semi lying making the sun forever in his face, then the next recline which is lying position the seat tilts back so his legs are raised higher than his head. I just wish i done my research and test drove before I paid $1500 to have such an unconventional pram, Now only 10 months later with baby no.2 on the way can not wait to sell this pram and purchasing a different brand double pram
Not happy with the service
Good pram but not happy with the service. We bought the pram a year ago and didn’t know that we have to register online to get extra one year warranty. No one told us to do it online. So last two days we send an email to bugaboo to request for the extra warranty. And they refused to extend it for me. Very disappointed as we are very royal customer. We bought 2 Prams and cost us nearly $3000.
Excellent pram that worth every penny!
Amazing Pram. We bought it in 2007 for our first baby and 12 Years later still sturdy as and very reliable. It lasts us for 4 kids the eldest is 11y.o now and the youngest is 8 m.o.
Easy to maneuver, light and pretty compact compare to the other prams we owned.
- Cameleon 3rd Gen Plus
- Verified purchase
All the bells and whistles and attractive to boot
For our first baby we wanted to buy a top-of-the-line pram, and I'll be honest, it had to look good as well. As pram newbies our criteria was simple- can we fold it down with minimal assistance from the sales representative in store? The bugaboo cameleon 3 plus won the battle.
Although there were some other options which were easy to fold (some even with a one-hand fold), the cameleon actually attracted us with its two parts (the bassinet or infant fabric, and the pram base). This was because as a fairly petite female I found many of the one-...fold prams too heavy to lift easily. The cameleon 3 plus is a solid, well-made product. It was the newest version out when we purchased it at the beginning of the year, and there were a lot of competitive pricing deals on as a result to promote the upgrade. The entire pram can be configured in many different ways, and very easily- the handle can be flipped forwards or backwards and the bassinet/seat chassis attached either way. This is achieved by pressing handy click-in buttons on the side. This also means that you can have the larger wheels facing forwards (for any "off-roading") or at the back for traditional setup. I believe the suspension can also be adjusted, too. It has performed well taking to the shops or out on walks on the footpath and occasionally on the grass. The bar across the bassinet/seat also clicks off to the side for easy removal of bub. I felt very secure taking my newborn out in this pram as she had a fully-flat bassinet she could sleep in (which could be detached when we were visiting friends as a portable bed), and the canopy can unzip to fold very far down giving a lot of protection. She fell asleep easily in it, and is also comfortable now we have changed to the seat chassis (which can also be laid flat if desired so baby can sleep-again, a simple button adjustment at the sides). Minor issues but not dealbreakers: 1. With the bassinet attached, it is quite difficult to store much or access the basket at the base- I believe this has been somewhat improved since the last model but you still wouldn't fit much in there 2. The bassinet does take up a lot of space in the back of a hatchback. It can be collapsed, but is a bit more effort and I wouldn't routinely do it. However, once changed to the seat chassis it takes up a lot less space. 3. After collapsing the pram, there is no way I can find to "lock" the components in place so the base doesn't fold itself open again when you lift it up. This is easily rectified once you know to grab several of the bars at the same time when lifting.
Loved it best pray I ever owned
So easy to push and shop with comfy for my child. Basket fits alot, easy set up and pack up. Canopy is very good size
Easy break system
Worth every $$$
You pay for what you get.
Purchased in January 2015 at Baby buntting.
We love our Bugaboo
It was a big deal choosing a pram! We definitely made the right choice when we purchased the Cameleon. It is smooth durable and easy to fold. We used it for both our kids. Took the pram several times overseas and its still in good conditions!
Recommend this item with great experience.
Fantastic pram if your starting a family, comfortable and safe for your child great suspension no need to pump wheels,
Bassinet and seat covers attach to the one frame you won’t have any bulk pieces laying around only fabric.
Fantastic + You want accessories
Had this for our first born. It was fantastic, great wheels making it easy to get over things eg. bumps on paths, rocky terrain, even sand on the beach.
- the quality and feel of it. Wheels and suspension are far superior to other prams
- collapsibility (we had to remove the top tray in our boot (Audi Q5) to fit it all in
- Accessories: the zip blanket was great when going out in Winter in Melbourne, the drink holder is great for carrying water bottle / coffee / baby bottle. Travel bag was also really good when travelling overseas/int...
Love love love!
Absolutely loved this pram I use it with all three of my children and then again with my nieces.
So easy to clean, fit nicely in the car and was easy to ensemble.
expensive BUT it the best
i been using this for the past 10 years , all i can say it valued for money and at the end , you still able to sell it as a used product .
it is expensive to purchase brand new when i gotten it 10 years ago but it worth it as it comes with product warranty . the first frame that we gotten from bugaboo has some issue and they sent us a brand new frame as a replacement .
do your self a favour , buy your baby one of the best pram out there . treat your baby well . it worth it .
Style over function
I'll be honest i bought this pram because the pink bassinet mode was just too adorable and it was super popular based on reviews and i thought i couldn't go wrong. I really didn't know what i even needed in a good pram back then.
It is a perfect pram for a newborn. I loved it!! DD looked adorable and random people in the shopping centre commented on how beautiful the pram was! The bassinet is easy to use and can be used off the pram base if travelling and washed if desired. With a newborn I was off work and had plenty of time so...
Purchased in March 2018.
Great quality pram for babies. Not good for toddlers
This pram is great for newborns and small babies. It’s easy to steer, looks great and is extremely comfortable for baby to sit in. I wish the basket was more easily accessible. In the bassinet mode it is totally unusable. My 2 year old has also grown out of the pram even though it’s stated to fit 3 year olds. Bugaboo needs to step up their game in this department as comparable prams such as baby jogger and silver cross can accommodate 25kg toddlers but bugaboo is only 17kg. My toddler hates the pram now because it is too small for him. I would prefer a longer lasting pram because it’s just so much money to only use comfortably for 18 months.
Worst pram I have owned
Would not recommend buying this model. I had thought that would be an amazing pram with them being so popular. This is not true. They are difficult to sit up and down. Handle up and down, to turn back and forward, large in size when folded up. I should of researched more and bought the Fox if I was going to buy this brand. I have purchased Italian and Swedish prams and this one was very disappointing.
Purchased in June 2018.
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Questions & Answers
can I replace cam 1 seat frame with cam3 seat frame?
Hi there, the cameleon 2007 chassis is not compatible with the cameleon3 seat frame.
Would the extendable hood and carrycot apron for bugaboo buffalo fit the cameleon 3?
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