Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+)
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Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+)

DISCONTINUED in 2011
The 2007, 2.0 iconic Cam made-easy(ish)
.eli
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The Bugaboo Cameleon 2 is also known as the Cameleon+. It is the second generation of the iconic high-end urban Bugaboo Cameleon stroller released in 2007.

The seat and the carrycot textiles are attached to the same frame which is simply attached to a chassis. The bucket seat can be tilted to a fully reclined position. You can customize your stroller by changing the hoods. Summer extendable variations are also available. The Cameleon is available as a 2in1 stroller system, but you can also purchase a separate chassis. With the optional car seat with adapters, you can create a 3in1 stroller system.

The handlebar of the second generation is adjusted even easier. You just have to release the levers on the sides, set the desired height and snap them in place. You will no longer find folding buttons on the handlebar. The mechanism for releasing the seat from the chassis has been simplified, now you need only to press a button. The rear wheels were also changed - they have foam-filled tires instead of the air-filled ones. The ride is still comfortable, just without the risk of getting a flat tire.

Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+) Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Chassis-only
Stroller weight
9.6 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
113 cm x 60 cm x 91.5-104 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
90 cm x 60 cm x 30.5 cm frame only
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
17 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Yes
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Side-buttons-operated recline mechanism
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
52 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
33 x 24 cm
Total length of the seat unit
99 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)
Yes
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
No
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
No
Removable canopy
Yes
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
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
No
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Front wheels diameter
15 cm
Rear wheels diameter
30 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
Yes
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
Yes

The Suspension

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

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Hand-operated
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
No
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
97-113 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
Yes
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
4 kg
Closable basket
Yes
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 (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
76 x 32 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Yes,
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 Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+)

3.7/5
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  • Bugaboo strollers come with a wide range of accessories to choose from, so they're great to mix and match - canopies, liners, sunshades, ...
  • The extension canopy covers almost the entire stroller
  • Large storage basket
  • Rotates in both directions
  • Tilting, reversible handle (great in case you need to turn the stroller "quickly" because of the sun, for example)
  • No wear and tear on the large rear wheels even after a long time
  • Front wheels can be swapped for terrain wheels
  • Removable belly bar
  • Relatively easy to handle
  • Covers fade quickly
  • Wear is quickly visible on the front wheels (stones stuck right after the first ride...)
  • It doesn't have an adjustable leg rest, which is a bit missing with smaller children
  • Does not fold up in one piece
  • The all-terrain wheels do not swivel
  • The frame is not sturdy enough
  • Size of the seat not suitable for the whole strolling period

We had the Bugaboo Cameleon 2 as a "second" stroller, and overall I rate it as a good stroller, suitable for the city.

As the frame is not stable enough (I can also compare with other strollers), the terrain is a bit harder to tackle.

The great thing about Bugaboo strollers is that they can be assembled "down to the last screw", so the owner can combine it according to his own ideas.

Because the seat is a bucket-shaped seat, it is smaller and not suitable for the whole strolling days' perios.

The biggest downside to this stroller is the fabrics which fade really quickly.

Despite the few cons we discovered during use, we really enjoyed strolling with this stroller :)

A pretty, handy stroller for the city as well as for the countryside. My daughter really loves the anatomical seat and the extendable hood. She really liked to ride in it :-).

  • Cool swapping of the canopy and fabric, mix&match
  • Sturdy chassis
  • Good center of gravity even with a smaller child
  • A problem with accessing the basket when the bassinet is on
  • Front wheels (the larger, fixed winter wheels are better)

I was happy with it, it was my second pram. Summer, winter, it never disappointed...

Truly lasts

4
  • a luxury pram
  • that lasts
  • large bassinet
  • design
  • small front wheels
  • wheels will show wear over time
  • not the best kerb popping
  • hard to access basket, with the bassinet even more so

It truly lasts. There are multiple negatives and the front wheels do show signs of wear, but it's a nice - and luxury - pram worth buying pre-loved.

  • long-lasting
  • a good push
  • a great design
  • renewable, repairable (with parts)
  • folding and folded size

Happy with the pram. We used it with all of our three children. I ended up changing a few parts (I found an old Bugaboo Frog for sale and got it for parts), and it still works so well. I can recommend it to any city mum.

If I were to change something... it would just be the fold. Not the smoothest, and it's two pieces meaning most of my trunk taken up by the Cam. Anyhow, I don't really fold it that often, so I can't say I mind as much. Longevity is, in any case, 🔝.

  • design
  • wobbly frame
  • small, noisy front wheels
  • cumbersome fold
  • basket inaccessible with the carrycot
  • low-positioned carrycot (probably the seat will be as well)
  • bad reversed-handle push experience

We got it second-hand. I was delighted to own a Bugaboo, but it was probably too old, IDK. But the frame feels wobbly and doesn't work as smoothly. The folding feels cumbersome. I am unable to get to the basket with the carrycot. The carrycot is almost at the knee level of my husband. And the reversed-handle push is simply bad. I can't recommend it, even if I love the design.

  • looks
  • sellability
  • spacious carrycot (and seat)
  • driveability
  • low-positioned seat
  • inaccessible basket (mainly with the carrycot)
  • small front wheels
  • not-so-useful reversing of the handlebar

It doesn't push/lift up curbs so smoothly for me. I also am not so fond of the seat height as I am rather tall. I thought of how the reversing of the handle is useful but don't use it almost at all - it is hard to push like that anyway. And you can't really access the basket when using the carrycot.

On the plus side, the carrycot is very spacious and looks great. The canopy is also nice, and I believe I'll be selling the pram still after we don't need it anymore. But with my next kid, I'll get the Fox for sure.

Just perfect

5
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to fold
  • Doesn’t take too much space in the car

This stroller really is just perfect.

We enjoy it very much

4
  • Reversible seat
  • Lightweight
  • Large canopy
  • Easy maneuvering
  • Amortization (suspension)
  • You have to get used to folding

We enjoy it very much - running, forest walks, seaside! My advice is to buy larger tires.

Good as an urban stroller

4
  • Lightweight
  • Large shopping basket
  • Easy manipulation
  • Reversible carrycot, seat unit
  • Smaller front wheels

My opinion - it’s good, but only (or mostly) as an urban stroller. It’s lightweight and easy to handle. Large shopping basket for all the bits and pieces, and a super-extending canopy.

Your questions about the Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+)

1)

Hi there

Please can you help... We have the Chameleon 2 and bought the Comfort Wheel Board. Am I doing something wrong? Can't get it to fit?

Hi, Wendy,

For the older models, you need adapters for the Comfort Wheel Board to fit. The newer models have integrated attachment points for the buggy board your pram doesn't. I am attaching a video as well:

Do ask around in Bugaboo or check second hand, as, without it, you might as well buy a universal (Lascal, Bumprider) buggyboard as this one won't fit.

.eli - 26 May 2022
2)

Hello,

I need to find a metal finishing bouton for a front wheel of the Bugaboo Cameleon classic, would you perhaps know where I can find these?

Thank you for your help!

Hi, Mona,

I am sorry to say that finding that is pretty much impossible. As this is a more than 10 years discontinued = old model, no spare parts are available anymore. You will either need to learn to live without it or browse classifieds and eBay to maybe get lucky and find somebody selling their Cam 2 for parts.

I wish you the best of luck!

.eli - 18 Jan 2022
3)

How do you remove the waist strap from the seat frame when using the bassinet?

Hello,

Well, there's no waist strap in the carrycot fabrics, so you don't really need to remove that. You do need to find the right - carrycot - set of textiles, there will be no harness straps inside (and the laying position will be flat).

.eli - 04 Aug 2021
4)

I want to replace the back wheel bearing and shaft of our Buggaboo Chameleon 2.
What part number should I order?

Thank you.

Hello, there!

I don't think they have an exact number, it's more about the size. You will need these (I stroller wheel bearings (this is a full set front and back wheel bearings) (I enclosed an eBay offer).

With the swivel shaft, this is a bigger problem. Does it need a full replacement part? I would either try to find used Cameleon 1 or 2 wheels for sale, an old model sold for parts in classifieds (I mean, they don't make this model anymore so you won't find new parts just so) - or write directly to the manufacturer, Bugaboo to ask if it still be bought from them.

Also, check this video guide from Stroller Workshop to see what to do with the Bugaboo Cameleon 1 and 2 wheels.

.eli - 29 May 2021
5)

Where can I find a Graco infant click connect car seat adapter?

Hello,

The Bugaboo Cameleon Graco Classic Connect Car Seat Adapter was available once - but was discontinued. Apart from classifieds and used ones, you won't be able to purchase them anymore as far as I know. It didn't work that well from what I heard about it, so that may be the reason for its discontinuation.

The car seats compatible with the Bugaboo Cameleon and WITH Maxi-Cosi-type adapters (as stated by the manufacturer, Bugaboo are as follows:

Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna
Bugaboo Turtle Air by Nuna
Cybex Cloud Z
Nuna Pipa Lite
Nuna Pipa Lite LX
Maxi-Cosi Rock
BeSafe iZi Go Modular
Maxi-Cosi Pebble
Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus
Nuna Pipa Icon
BeSafe iZi Go X1

Also, you'll be able to fit other brands that fit the Maxi-Cosi type of attachment (e.g., Avionaut, Joie etc.)

.eli - 26 Apr 2021

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