Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Plus
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Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Plus

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The Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Plus is a continuation of the popular Cameleon 3, released at the end of 2018. Despite the chassis being the same, many other details of this legendary stroller were updated and improved to achieve a modern and functional design.

Like other Bugaboo strollers, the Cameleon is now highly customizable. The online configurator allows you to choose also from the new melange fabrics, and combine your style with the selected chassis color. The matching shopping basket of the Cameleon 3 Plus is a little more shallow to be able to offer better access. The weight capacity of the shopping basket remains the same. The frame of the seat/carrycot is now covered in a leatherette instead of aluminum or foam. Thanks to the slightly rounder shape, attaching the seat is a little easier.

Typically for the brand, the fabrics of the seat and the carrycot are added onto the same frame, which you can then simply click onto the chassis. The bucket seat can be fully reclined by tilting. Thanks to the swing-away bumper bar, you can place the child into the stroller very easily. It is now possible to adjust the improved safety belts one-handed by a simple pulling them up or down. The Cameleon 3 Plus is usually available as a 2in1 stroller system, but the chassis is also available separately. By adding the optional car seat with adapters, you can create a 3in1 with a travel system. The stroller is available in many colors, including special and limited editions.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Plus on the official Bugaboo site

Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Plus 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
47 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
31 x 27 cm
Total length of the seat unit
94.5 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)
Yes
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
No
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
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
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
Rubber-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
No
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
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
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
75 x 31 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 3 Plus

3.6/5
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  • lighweight
  • agile
  • roomy
  • beautiful ❤️
  • not the most compact fold
  • doesn't fold in one piece
  • I cannot recommend the steering with the handle in the opposite direction

I had to have it - I love the design. Small and easy to turn, and also, very lightweight while with plenty of space for the little one in both the pram and the pushchair version. I recommend it, even if maybe not for the reversed-handle steering.

A lousy folding design

2
  • The weight
  • The fold - difficult, getting stuck, and BULKY

I cannot recommend the Cam3+. I bought it for the weight (which is very nice), since we move around a lot. There comes the downside - the folding. You always have to remove the seat, and then fold the frame. The fold-starting buttons get stuck at times, and the folded frame plus the seat take up my whole boot. It's such a lousy folding design.....

  • Light
  • Looks gorgeous
  • Pushes smoothly and comfortably
  • Bulky
  • Expensive
  • The basket is hard to get into with the bassinet

I always wanted it, and I got it eventually. It is absolutely great to push - and for those mommies always around the city or in the parks, not traveling much, it's a great option. I came to mind the size and bought a travel buggy (the Yoyo) to add to this - I mean, it's simply a huge package to load and unload repeatedly. It's a shame, cause the buggy is so nice to push (and rather expensive)...

A good value for money

4
  • Quality
  • Steering and getting up curbs
  • Space in the pram
  • Shaped seat good for a secure child's position
  • Rather easy folding
  • Wobbly canopy
  • Bulky folded size
  • Shaped seat could be a negative for some
  • Storage accessibility with the bassinet, mostly

I wanted the Fox, to be honest. But we had an argument at home about how expensive a pram should be, and later on, I got the Cameleon that was, price-wise, easier to get.

I have to say the putting it up together takes a lot of time, so be aware that you need about maybe 45-60 minutes. It is a pram that feels lower than most, but the good thing about it is, that the handle goes far up, so it's really ok even far taller (or very tall) parents (just they'll be having to bend a bit lower).

I also want to praise the space in the bassinet - it's huge and comfy for the baby. The suspension is also nice, the ride is rather smooth, cushioned.

I didn't have problems with the folding, it takes more than one step but it's ok, just the folded size is not small at all. But we could always manage.

I did like how my 6-month-old did not slip in the seat thanks to the shape and slept well in it. My friend tried the pram, too, and she said she does mind the shaped seat a lot - her little girl often moves around and to the side in their lie-flat one, so it's probably not for everybody.

A downside to mention would be the canopy material, to me, it feels wobbly and not as sturdy, but it's not really a problem, more like a weird feeling.

Overall, the quality feels very high, so the Cameleon is, I believe, a good value for money. I still dream about the Fox in terms of better accessible storage and a bit larger front wheels (so, better all-round use, I guess?), but honestly, we're very happy to have the Cameleon.

My dream pram

5

My dream pram. I'd buy it again any time.

I so wanted a reversible handlebar - so the Cameleon 3+ was an obvious choice. It is good in many aspects, but I must say I don't use the reversing much. The steering is so bad with the large wheels in front. Like, almost impossible to lift it a kerb.

Also, the size of it, when you fold... get a compact stroller with it almost right from the start. It takes too much space.

There are many qualities on it - I mean, the push is so nice if the small wheels are in the front, and the suspension is good, there's ample space - but downsides are also present, and they annoy the hell outta me...

So far, so good

4
  • quality
  • lightweight
  • reversible handlebar
  • brake on the side - no shoe-damaging
  • shopping basket is not easy to get to with the carrycot
  • smaller front wheels

Nice and lightweight, I had my going upstairs to the second floor in mind when getting it. Not traveling much with it, so the folded size I somehow never minded. So far, so good, I can recommend it. It's a quality pushchair.

  • nimble steering
  • nice design
  • canopy size and colour-changing option
  • peek-a-boo window
  • takes up too much space after folding

Very happy with the overall driving experience. Much much less happy with how much space it takes up in my car - and it's not a small car boot, to add to it.

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