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

DISCONTINUED in 2011
The 2007, 2.0 iconic Cam made-easy(ish)
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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.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+) on the official Bugaboo site

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
Safety wrist strap
Yes

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

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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  • 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.

A perfect stroller

5

It’s a perfect stroller. I am very satisfied.

  • driveability
  • manipulation
  • comfort for the baby
  • spacious bassinet
  • the folding has a knack to it that you need to get used to

A very nice urban pushchair. I don't recommend it for any terrain, though.

I bought it as a secondary stroller mainly because of the seat unit (after we already didn’t need the carrycot part). The bucket seat has an important advantage - the baby does not yet have to sit by itself, yet he or she has a nice view of the world.

The biggest advantage to me was the reversible handlebar, as my daughter hates it when her sun shines in her eyes. It was more convenient to change the direction of the handle than the entire seat part.

After some time, I replaced it - for these following reasons:
- bucket-type seating - I bought it because of it, but my daughter eventually ended up not fitting in the little space under her bum and hunched in the seat slightly
- compactness - it’s absolutely not a compact stroller -it occupies quite a large portion of the car boot
- folding - it cannot be folded with one hand
- construction - due to reversible handlebar, the chassis is “wobbly” after some time, the handlebar develops give and moves up and down

  • Canopy size
  • Basket size
  • Folding gets stuck
  • Fabrics fade
  • Small front wheels
  • Price
  • Size

Only the chassis is lightweight, the whole of the stroller is heavier than other models. The fold is complicated; you need both of your hands. It takes up a lot of space even after folding since you have to have the chassis and the seat separately - our whole car boot (it's a Combi) was full. The push was nice, but after a few weeks, the front wheels started to get stuck, and I am not even talking about their bad-looking surface. For such an overpriced model, I don't recommend buying a new one. Much better to buy a used one. I dreamed about it for so long, and everybody loves it so much, but for me, it was just a big disappointment. And it fades out just as much - if not more - than much cheaper strollers.

Your questions about the Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+)

1)

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
2)

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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