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All user reviews of Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Cameleon+)

3.7/5
17 parent reviews
  • 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.

  • Light
  • It's easy-peasy, pushing it
  • We could go through terrain with it
  • Takes up a lot of load
  • Large basket
  • It's possible to alter its look by changing for other colors/styles
  • Spacious carrycot, and seat unit as well
  • Its price - but it's actually a bargain (for what it is) 💙

The best stroller up until now - and we owned 12 strollers in the 5 years we have kids. I hesitated a long time before buying it, not knowing if I should, but I don't regret it 💕

Easy to push and compact

4
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Beautiful design
  • Bad access to the basket space
  • Front wheels not much for worse terrain

I had it with my son, and we were happy with it. Easy to push and compact. For us, simply great.

  • the sibling board accessory has a seat option
  • terrain-capable
  • beautiful design
  • the bassinet is spacious enough even for those big babies
  • price

The best pram we have tried. The design catches up everyone's eye, inviting them to look inside. Those sturdy wheels go through any terrain. The bassinet is spacious, even for larger babies. And there's an option for a sibling board with a seat.

  • basket and hood size
  • reversible handlebar as well as the seat unit
  • manipulation and push
  • bucket form of seat unit
  • fading of the fabrics
  • complicated fold
  • bulkiness
  • price of the stroller as well as of the accessories
  • the producer doesn’t allow putting bags on the handlebar
  • bucket form of seat unit

For me, a disappointment. All advantages are overshadowed by a huge disadvantage of not being compact, folding system and fading of the fabrics in the sun. It takes a lot of space - at home as well as in the car (my huge trunk is filled both width- and length-wise). The hood, the seat unit, and the shopping basket faded after only one summer (summer hood turn yellow on the inside 😨). Folding is very impractical - after a while, you have to press the buttons several times to even be able to start folding, and then you still need to use force and press it down to the ground firmly to complete the fold and click it in the place. Summer hoods, allowing the air flow through, are nice; but the sun then shines through the mesh right on the baby, which not every baby is ok with.

As far as advantages go - the stroller pushes easily and smoothly (almost by itself) - even though the front wheels get stuck into every hole in the ground. Big basket is a good thing. Also big hoods - even not completely extended is still long enough. The bucket form of seating will either fit your baby or not - my kid started to be bothered by it after six months.

To sum up: this stroller will be appreciated by urban moms who don’t need to fold and load it in the car often. A pretty thing - but not much in terms of functionality, if you take its price into account.

It's pretty, but that's about it :-)

3
  • easy to change its look
  • the carrycot is low, which was great when we put it in our garden to sleep, and I could see the baby even when sitting
  • nice resale value
  • great service that you can find everywhere around
  • easy to find spare parts
  • those front wheels are a punishment to use
  • the handle has quite a lot of give because of the flip-over mechanism

We used it through one summer, and I would not buy it again. It's pretty, but that's about it :-)

  • Compact
  • Driveable with one hand
  • Reclinable seat
  • Not suitable for taller moms and dads
  • The carrycot is really very close to the ground

I do like it, but I will opt for something else next time...

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to push
  • Other hoods to choose from
  • Handlebar flips over
  • A really pretty look
  • Easy to fold
  • Badly designed basket with really bad access when you are using the carrycot
  • You can't load much in the basket
  • No leg rest adjustment
  • Price

The stroller is very light and easy to maneuver. The carrycot part is spacious, but with it, the basket is hard to access - and it also doesn't take any significant load well. The seat unit is a catastrophe - I have to have it in the second/in-between position; otherwise, my daughter is hanging in it. I probably would buy it again - but ONLY with the carrycot.

3.7/5
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