Bugaboo Frog
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Bugaboo Frog

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.eli
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The Bugaboo Frog is a designer urban stroller, a predecessor of the popular Bugaboo Cameleon. It was released in 2001. It is based on the original Bugaboo Classic, but they differ in logo and the brake located on the handle.

The name Frog was given due to the front wheels with suspension resembling the legs of a frog preparing to jump. The stroller is available as a 2in1 stroller system with the seat and the carrycot textiles that are attached to the same frame that you can simply snap on the chassis. The bucket seat can be tilted to a fully reclined position. With the optional car seat with adapters, you can create a 3in1 stroller system. Bugaboo Frog also came out in a design collaboration with Bas Kosters Studio.

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

Bugaboo Frog Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Chassis-only
Stroller weight
9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 60 cm x 94 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
89 cm x 51 cm x 25.5 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
20 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
48 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
30 x 23 cm
Total length of the seat unit
94 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
No
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
No
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
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
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
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
Yes

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
Front
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
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
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
106 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
Yes
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
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 (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
71 x ? 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 Frog

3.5/5
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I went for the cool design and the nippy one-handed steering. I liked the overall performance, and it's awesome you can machine wash the fabrics... I, however, wish it had a longer canopy, not a foam-covered belly bar (my kid chewed on it quite a lot), and the accessories would be less expensive. Well, you have to pay with a luxury brand. Also, don't count on getting into the basket when using it with the bassinet. We kept it with both of my kids - but complemented it with a compact buggy later on both times.

We loved the bucket seat since our son hated the lie-flat position in the bassinette! Such a help! The foldability is not good at all, however, and the basket is a catastrophe. The chassis is of good quality, but it started squeaking after some time (we bought it second-hand from ebay).

Fantastic for public transport

4

Lightweight - fantastic for public transport!

  • zips through the city (agile)
  • beautiful
  • folding (bulky to do, bulky in size, two-piece fold)
  • wheels getting stuck in the end

We had the frog, and we loved how smoothly it pushed in the city. A spacious and lightweight pram, even if not the most compact-folding. The fold is actually rather cumbersome - size-wise as well as doing it. We replaced it when the wheels started to get stuck a lot. It is an older model, after all.

  • Gorgeous
  • Looks like the Cam
  • More affordable than the Cam
  • Squeaky wheels
  • Basket size and shape

I wanted a BGB Cam, but the Frog was more affordable. I do regret not buying the Cam because of the squeaky wheels. But maybe that would be a Cameleon's fault as well..? I can't really say... But the pram looks gorgeous.

It didn't drive well for me

2

I couldn't get it up curbs; it didn't drive well for me. Not much suspension. No getting in the basket. Folding is under-average.

Your questions about the Bugaboo Frog

1)

Hello! Can I use a Cameleon seat on a Frog stroller? Or other accessories from the Camaleon on the Frog? Are they compatible?
Thanks

Hey, Mariel,

Well, yes, you can use the seat unit part and other accessories on the Frog - but ONLY from the Bugaboo Cameleon 1 and Bugaboo Cameleon 2 (Plus) (so the older models). The newer parts will NOT fit the old Bugaboo Frog. You will need to get the older spare parts and accessories either from an old stock somewhere or from used prams in classifieds.

P.S. Be aware that you cannot use the Cameleon bassinet fabrics on the Frog frame, you need also the Cameleon frame with the textiles to fit it the Frog stroller chassis.

.eli - 03 Jun 2021
2)

Hello.

Can you tell me where to find front wheels?

Hello there,

You can't find them in a store anymore (for a long time already). I suggest looking up classified ads - if someone is selling their Bugaboo Frog for parts, or for a minimal sum, get that one and use it for parts yourself. It is, indeed, an old model, so there cannot be spare parts available forever for 20-year-old prams, unfortunately.

.eli - 02 Sep 2020

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