Camarelo Q12
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Camarelo Q12

DISCONTINUED in 2014
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Camarelo Q12 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
15 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
110 cm x 60 cm x 90 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
95 cm x 60 cm x 35 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Poland
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-24 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 4 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
42 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
37 x 25 cm
Total length of the seat unit
86 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Yes
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
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
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Yes
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Yes
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
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
Yes

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
Rear wheels type
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
Front wheels diameter
25 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
Yes, front only
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism), Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
Yes
Rocking chassis
Yes

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
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
No
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
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Rubber
Handlebar height
74-110 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
2 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
80 x 36 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
Yes,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
Yes
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
Yes

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
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
Yes
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Yes
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
Changing bag included
Yes
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 Camarelo Q12

3.5/5
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I wouldn't get this one again

1
  • Price
  • I had problems with the stroller from the beginning:
  • The bearings in the wheels fell apart
  • Handle broke down
  • The canopy on the bassinet broke
  • The brake stopped working after about 14 days of use

I wouldn't get this one again.

Easy to operate, lightweight, quiet

4
  • lightweight
  • very easy to use, even folding is easy (we also had a heavy Mima and a 3-wheeled, hard to handle Quinny and the Camarelo certainly leads the way)
  • cheap
  • timeless design
  • already carries a 3rd child
  • after a while, some of the studs had to be repaired, e.g. on the canopies, in the bottom part that holds the storage basket, etc.
  • a bit unfashionable appearance (matter of opinion)

Easy to operate, lightweight, quiet. It has been through three children and still works. Price is reasonable. After a while, we had to replace several studs that held e.g. the lower "luggage" compartment, or those that opened/closed frequently, e.g. on the car seat canopy. Design is so simple - plain, but timeless.

Completely happy with it

4

We had the Camarelo Q12 and we were completely happy with it.

Perfect for winter

4

Perfect for winter. Survived snow, dug roads (sewerage), uneven surface around the house construction... The bassinet is big, the basket, too. I was very satisfied.

  • Suspension wheels
  • Large carry cot
  • Large storage basket

The carry cot is super spacious. I recommend it for summer children, who can fit in winter without problems even with a footmuff. Inflatable wheels and cushioning have passed even difficult terrain.

I liked the seat unit less - the children always slid down in it and sat in a strange position. It's big and spacious and I've carried 2 kids in it at once 😉

  • easy handling
  • suspension
  • appearance
  • none

Excellent stroller... With the second child, I regretted selling it.

I would never buy one again

2
  • Spacious bassinet
  • Mosquito net, rain cover, stroller bag included
  • Large basket
  • Bulky
  • Heavy
  • Clumsy
  • Illogical folding
  • Unstable despite size and weight
  • Disproportionately expensive for the quality of workmanship
  • Studs were ripping out

As a first-time parent, I had no demands on the stroller. But this was heavy, poorly sewn, clumsy, the seat part totally badly made. I would never buy one again. The bassinet lasted about 3 months.

  • Suspension
  • Carrycot size
  • Poor folding
  • Bulkiness
  • Weight
  • Seat part
  • Frequent defects

Pram part - the carrycot, ok. The seat we used only a couple of times, it was impractical. For a village, without the need to fold it in the car, it is fine I guess.

  • good wheels that tackle worse terrain too
  • heavier
  • folding
  • smaller seat (in length)
  • outdated design

Robust, but easy to manoeuvre. Kind of normal; it will go through worse terrain though. It's carried three kids and still works, but we didn't spare it at all. Some of the studs came off, pretty early for my taste. We used the seat actively with two kids and it's already breaking down - you can't position the back well, and it's faded and scratched. But I would probably buy another, lighter one.

It's a bit heavy, but it serves its purpose

3
  • Nice colour
  • Inflatable wheels for terrain are an advantage
  • Suspension and rocking also great
  • Heavy

I was gifted this stroller for using it in my garden and it is serving me nicely, still, even with my second child. It's a bit heavy, but it serves its purpose and I'm glad I have it.

Your questions about the Camarelo Q12

1)

Hello! Can I buy the seat unit separately, without the stroller frame?

(This is an English translation from: Zdravstvuite! Otdelno proguločnij blok možno kupitj bez rami?)

Hello, there,

Unfortunately, no. You can always try to contact the manufacturer or the seller (where you bought it) if it's possible to get the seat only - as a spare part, but the chance is quite slim (mainly with these super cheap prams), so don't expect much. But to try can be worth it.

I would maybe try to go over classified ads and find out if somewhere somebody sells this exact same model for parts - or as a whole, older, for a little sum of money. That way you can use what you need and everything else keep for repairs - or get rid of it.

.eli - 29 May 2021

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