Bugaboo Bee 5
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Bugaboo Bee 5

DISCONTINUED in 2020
The fourth Bee FOURTH^^ iteration of the iconic urban reversible
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The Bugaboo Bee 5 is the fourth generation of a very popular light stroller new for 2017. The Bee 4 evokes the word “before” and that´s why this name was not used. The high-end Bee 5 is the most compact Bugaboo stroller when folded. It is therefore a luxury alternative to an umbrella stroller. Integrated attachment points were added to the chassis of the stroller, it is therefore very simple to snap on an umbrella, a beverage holder or a sibling board. The indication whether the chassis is properly assembled are now laser engraved symbols replacing the painted markings used in previous models. When shopping, you will appreciate a spacious shopping basket. It also has a separate pocket for a rain cover. Thanks to improved wheels with softer suspension, the ride will be even more comfortable. The problem of clogging of the wheels of the previous version was solved by a new, simpler cleaning system.

The reversible seat is located lower. The seat has no leg rest, but it is rather deep. The two layers of padding make the seat even more comfortable. The seat textiles will no longer fit onto the previous versions. For a more fancy look, the Bee 5 has a hidden harness fastening and a logo on the rear of the backrest. Similar to the popularBugaboo Cameleon, the Bee 5 can be customized by changing the hoods. You can choose the hood design from the basic Core collection, the higher Premium collection or the luxurious patterned Signature collection. Summer variations with ventilation are also available. The new generation offers even greater possibility of customization with wheel caps and leatherette handles in new colors. A new feature of 2019 is a stand-alone position in the folded state, possible thanks to the added pull-out foot.

The Bee 5 is suitable from birth thanks to the full recline. For added comfort a Baby Cocoon is also available. You can also attach a car seat or a carrycot to the chassis. The carrycot will use the hood from the seat.

You can put the Bee 5 together individually, or you can buy a complete All In One Box set. It was also released in limited editions Tone and Niark1. Since November 2017, the tiger-patterned We Are Handsome designer collection is also available.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Bugaboo Bee 5 on the official Bugaboo site

Bugaboo Bee 5 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
8.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
89 cm x 53 cm x 88 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
90 cm x 46.5 cm x 32 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
17 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
Yes
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
Yes
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
49.5 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
39 x 40 cm
Total length of the seat unit
89.5 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
Yes
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
No
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
15 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
89-106 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
4 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
72 x 30 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
No,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Bugaboo Bee 5

4.5/5
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Even for a 4-your-old

4

A very handy buggy that can handle even a 4-your-old.

Bugaboo did not disappoint again

5
  • goes through worse terrain - like a dirt road - acceptably
  • length of the sleeping surface
  • lightweight
  • handles brilliantly
  • stylish

Bugaboo did not disappoint me again 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Front wheels lock
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • Compactness
  • Smooth to push
  • Not suitable for cobblestones

Compact, simple, lightweight, practical. Not suitable for cobblestones. But you can lock the front wheels if needed.

We should have gotten it sooner

5
  • easy pushing
  • stable chassis
  • length-adjustable backrest as well as the sitting area
  • reversible seat
  • 3 seat positions
  • variability of accessories
  • heavier than a buggy

A superb push and suspension; it tackles even terrain and curbs. You can adjust the length of the sitting surface - as well as of the backrest. The only thing I am sorry about is the fact that we bought it when our baby was 20 months old - we should have gotten it sooner.

I recommend it strongly 😉😉👍

5
  • small
  • compact
  • with sturdy chassis

This buggy is TOP, and the Bugaboo service as well - I recommend it strongly 😉😉👍

Doesn’t take up much space

5
  • complete personalization
  • beautiful colors
  • easy manipulation
  • wide range of original accessories
  • compact
  • high quality
  • hard to handle on gravel-covered surfaces

A handy city buggy - doesn't take up much space at home nor in the car. I don’t recommend having it as an only stroller - it’s quite perfect, but you need to consider the terrain you’ll push it on.

I fell in love with how handy it is

4
  • small
  • very maneuverable
  • a carrycot and a cocoon option
  • fits everywhere
  • small-ish wheels

Since I have to carry it up the staircase every time, I wouldn’t change it for anything. I am in love with how handy it is - ideal for life in the city; however, we even managed a walk in the woods, thanks to the reinforced chassis.

Top-class

4
  • not so spacious for a bigger child with a winter footmuff

For us, this is a top-class stroller.

I love it

5

Easy manipulation and folding. I love it.

Perfect for us

5

I cannot say a single bad word - a perfect stroller for us.

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