Well worth it!
I kept seeing bugaboo pop up in recommendations but I was very much daunted by the price however I am now completely satisfied.
I know it’s superficial but it looks really good. Less like clunker on wheels and more like a stylish convertible. Strangely important when it’s hard to get dolled up as a new mum.
The tires aren’t filled with air so they don’t puncture. I have friends with prams and this happens to them. Not to me.
The fact that it’s so easy to take apart is immensely helpful. The white button system makes it so e...
Purchased in January 2018.
Good for city life
I really liked this pram. Not too heavy and easy to move around living in a city. It has a good size basket and bassinet. When the baby gets older you can face the chair both ways.
Purchased at Baby Baby Online for $1,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- Cameleon 3rd Gen
- Verified purchase
All round good pram
I have used this pram since newborn and now have a 3 year old. it is extremely versatile and easy to clean. Although the parts are large when transporting it (such as when travelling via plane), i find that it is at least light! Our pram has been all over the world, bashed around many times and still going strong. The down side it the limited flexibility in leg room
Purchased at Baby Bunting for $1,400.00.
Beautiful and stylish
Loved this pram, perfect from newborn to toddler. My daughter was tall for her age and she didn’t outgrow this one. Storage basket underneath could have been more usable. But it is such a striking and stylish pram, super comfortable for Bub and great steering/ manoeuvring especially in narrow spaces.
Purchased in November 2013 at David Jones for $1,800.00.
- 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.
Purchased in November 2016 at Haggle Baby for $1,500.00.
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.
Purchased in June 2017 at Baby Bunting for $1,729.00.
- 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.
Purchased in January 2019 at Baby Bunting for $1,200.00.
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.
Purchased in February 2012 at Baby Bunting for $900.00.
Could change a few things!
This pram is beautiful, especially considering you can change the colour of the canopy. My baby was comfortable in the bassinet, and has recently moved to the stroller. Besides the straps being a bit to high (they sit around her ears) she is quite comfortable in the stroller also.
Only downfall, hard to use the underseat basket with the bassinet.
Purchased in June 2018 at Baby Bunting for $1,459.00.
I Can't live without it. Im always getting compliments on it.i love versatile it is to set up at restaurants and weasel around tables n chairs although I'm very protective about it as its soo expensive! Wish It did not scuff on things but that's life. My baby loves it!
Great Pram but not perfect
This pram is great, very study and durable. Baby enjoy sitting it there. It is a must, not to bulky. It is manageable when you out by yourselve and your baby. The wheel is very smooth in every condition. The downside is that the accessory are too expensive, like one cup holder is $40
We're glad we spent the extra money
We spent quite a bit of time investigating the right stroller before the birth of our son, travelling to baby stores across Sydney. We were initially settled on an iCandy or Stokke, but found flaws with both that we just couldn't live with. When we spent some time with the Bugaboo Chameleon 3, we both agreed that it offered the best balance of functionality, quality, style and safety of all the products we'd looked at.
While the Chameleon 3 is by no means perfect (more on that later), it's a real head turner. Let's face it. That's a big part...of the decision to buy a Bugaboo over other brands. We bought a limited edition in navy with brown leather trim. Later, when we changed from the bassinet to the seat, we added a sky blue breezy sun canopy to break up the navy and now it's even better looking. The stroller is not petite or light, but that means it's very sturdily constructed. It was immediately apparent that the product was built to last while I was putting it together. We also have the peace of mind that we're backed up by Bugaboo's excellent warranty and customer care. In terms of features, there is not really much in the way of innovation, but for us that is secondary to practical requirements such as quality and safety. What it does, it does well. When the handle is reversed (so the larger wheels are at the front) it can handle surprisingly rough terrain. We wanted the flexibility of having a stroller that could handle urban and off the beaten track environments equally well. The lockable smaller wheels and adjustable suspension provide a greater degree of customisation to suit multiple applications and cater for a growing child. But while the Chameleon 3 is fantastic, there are definitely some frustrations that could be address in a 4th gen. Unless you have strong hands, the brake system is not easy to manage one-handed. There is a real danger that it can very quickly snap back and wrap you on the knuckles. There must be an easier way to implement this while maintaining safety standards. Possibly with a squeeze trigger to release? The basket underneath the seat is very difficult to access and quickly becomes a source of annoyance when you need to quickly retrieve something to pacify a screaming toddler. It's also an awkward concave shape that limits what you can practically store under the pram. The sturdy construction comes with a trade off on weight making it a challenge to put it in the boot of a car with anything but an empty basket. We've also found that the cup holder is was very poorly constructed. The inside attachment that holds drink containers in place had very flimsy lugs locking it into the main component. These broke fairly early on and we were certainly not rough with the product. Having lived with it for 2 and a half years now, we're very satisfied with the Bugaboo Chameleon 3. Despite the small flaws, it is a high-quality product that well and truly justifies the price premium over a cheaper product. We look forward to a few more years of happy use.
Purchased in May 2016 at Baby Bunting for $1,350.00.
Stylish and easy to manouvre.
The bugaboo is a great pram. Its easy to open and close aswell as moving around in tight areas. I feel the only critisism I can give is the under basket could be a bit bigger. The colour choices are exceptional and the ability to switch from forward facing to rear facing is just what we needed.
Good recommendation by babyshow we bought one
We just had our first child and before brith went to one of those expo shows and this stroller was demoed. Loads of bad reviews but we got it because it's a lot stronger than anything else and we do a lot of bumping about where we live and wanted to get this because it should last longer!
At the disapproval of my husband we traded up to the Bugaboo Cameleon from a lesser known brand as was simply too cumbersome to operate with 3 other children in tow. Mother duck felt like a truck license was previously required to operate which can confidently say is not the case with the Bugaboo. Easy to operate and stylish as well I am quietly enjoying telling hubby "I told you so".
Sturdy but bulky
This is very good pram. very easy to maneuver. i had this for 4 years. when I have baby number 2, I don't use this as much because it takes a lot of space in the car and take more time to set up and pack down. I also don't use this for travelling (by plane), as it has two components and make it hard to pack them.
Love this pram!
After doing a lot of research we decided to buy this pram for our new baby and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The seat is large enough to fit a 3yr old and the pram is so easy to maneuver. It folds into two pieces but we don't mind that at all. The quality of the pram is pretty good and it's very steady. Overall we are very happy with our choice and highly recommend it to everyone! :)
Minor issues with older model but otherwise outstanding.
We purchased this item second hand but in excellent condition.
Main faults are-
- can not adjust shoulder strap height on this model. The straps are sewn to the seat, so not really much holding in your baby
- two piece fold can be a little irritating, though does make it easier to load in car as it is obviously lighter in 2 pieces
- handle bar does not properly ‘lock in’. It is held in by compression and when on travellators it can suddenly slip out to full extension.
- the frame is not designed to hold any weight. According to bugaboo, you aren’t meant to hang a nappy bag or shopping on hooks off the frame as it can snap the central mechanism.
- lap bar does not swivel
Good points: ...-Underbasket- I like the size and that you can close the whole thing off so nothing falls out even when you collapse it. - it is an absolute dream to steer - Lots of accessories to customize - I like the hand activated brake -comfortable ride for baby on pavement and mildly rough roads. Not really an off road pram but perfectly acceptable for city life. - the whole system is really easy to use & still is in amazing condition for the age of the pram and amount of use I would unhesitantly buy a bugaboo cam again. A few of the negatives have been rectified on newer models.
Best Pram hands down
Was recommended this pram by a friend, overall amazing quality. Really loved the design and and easy it is to use.
Overall very happy with the product and recommend to any mum!
Beautiful looking pram.
Can change the hood design which changes the look of the pram if you want a change.
Not difficult do actually fold but its heavy to lift when folded.
Accessories for the bugaboo are quite costly with a cup holder being 50 dollars and a foot warmer being 200 dollars.
Over all, not a cheap buy but a treat.
Questions & Answers
Can you use cam 3 wheels ect? On the cam 2, my chassis is broke so I'm just looking at a 2 to put me over
The Cameleon 3 wheels are not compatible with a Cameleon 2 chassis.
If you have any further questions regarding compatibility you can reach our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The team at Bugaboo
Hi- I have an original cameleon stroller. Will the Nuna pipa car seat adapter fit. The website says only compatible with cameleon3 or 3plus.
Hi Jules C,
Please contact our service team at email@example.com for any questions regarding compatibility.
The team at Bugaboo
|Category||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers|
|Suitable Age||0+ months|
|Max User Weight||22 kg|
|Bassinet Compatible||Yes (Included)|
|Capsule Compatible||Yes, with addition of adapters|
|Features||Arm Bar, Height-Adjustable Handle, Reversible Handle and Under-seat Storage|
|Folded Dimensions||31 x 50 x 91 cm|
|Release date||Dec 2012||Jan 2011||Dec 2012||Jan 2006|
|Replaced by||Bugaboo Cameleon 3rd Gen||Bugaboo Cameleon 3rd Gen Plus||Bugaboo Cameleon 2nd Gen|
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