Bugaboo Cameleon 3

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  • Easy to steer
  • Value for money
  • Easy to fold
  • Built to last
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      easy of steering

    • Weaknesses:

      none

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I love this pram. it's easy to steer and put together. it has maxi cosi car seat adaptors so can attach car seat to it. You can change it's colour easily. Has great suspension .
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Can take a car seat, be a pram, push chair and face different directions

    • Weaknesses:

      Difficulty up and down pavements, can be a pain to fold

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Easy to unfold, it fits a car seat which can face forwards or backwards, it can be a pram or a push chair and again they can face forwards or backwards.

    The foot muffs are really soft and warm and the rain cover is good for a long walk in the rain, not just a slight shower.
    It's steers very well but can be difficult to get up and down pavements or single steps and occasionally it doesn't fold easily.
    Generally it's a good travel system and in our house we have two travel systems, this is my preferred system.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Excellent quality and beautiful design. A pleasure to push.

    • Weaknesses:

      The basket isn't as easily accessible as it could be.

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    We once heard someone refer to Bugaboo as the Rolls-Royce of prams. We went pram shopping and didn't initially consider Bugaboo as we mistakenly wrote it off as 'style over substance' or 'paying for the name'. However, as we spent the best part of a day in the pram shop and explored various brands it became clear that Bugaboo has both style AND substance.

    In addition to the excellent quality of the materials there are various features I really like. For example, the hood is a clever design which extends and pulls right down to act as a sun shade. This also means you can create a nice dark environment for when you want little one to go to sleep! They can't see out to get distracted if you want them to nap, but there's enough of a gap for you to peek in to check on them. I also like how the seat can go fully upright, as strangely not all pushchairs do this. Another win for me was finding out that all the fabric is machine washable - particularly useful if you plan to have several children. I can also tell you that it washes well!

    It's quite clever how the handlebar easily flips over to the other side. This might sound like a fairly pointless feature but it has two key uses that I've noticed. First, if you are pushing on a terrain where the small front wheels are struggling you can quickly flip the handlebar so the large back wheels become the front wheels. Second, our prone to reflux newborn would be sick if we pushed the pram downhill, but by simply flipping the handlebar they would be travelling feet first down the hill rather than head first.

    The only weakness I've found really is that the basket is not easily accessible if using the carrycot. It is also not that big compared to some baskets I've seen. On the other hand, a positive point regarding the basket is that it closes with a draw string - this means it can double up as an extra changing bag as you can leave stuff inside and it won't fall out when you fold the pram up to go in the boot of the car.

    Something that can be seen as a positive or negative depending on your requirements is that there is only one seat frame to which you attach either the pushchair seat fabric or the carrycot fabric. This means it isn't quick and easy to interchangeably use the pushchair and carrycot. A downside if you have both a toddler and a baby and want to swap and change who uses the Bugaboo throughout the day. But a plus if you don't have much storage space - when your baby outgrows the carrycot you don't have to store a whole carrycot, you just store the fabric whilst the frame becomes your toddlers pushchair seat.

    Overall I recommend without hesitation. Definitely worth the money!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      takes up the majority of your boot space

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Absolutely adore my bugaboo chameleon 3, its really easy to steer one handed if needed and baby / now toddler seemed extremely comfortable in the carrycot and now the seat. Very stylish, I always have comments on the look of it. It's very simple to put up and take down and is quite light weight compared to a lot of very sturdy prams on the market. The downside for me is that anything extra for the pram you have to buy separately which I think is a bit of a pain, as I didn't realise until after we had the baby and comparing to other pram brands with other mums.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to push, love the design.

    • Weaknesses:

      Wish it had a bigger basket, break was ok the handle

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I love my cam 3, use it everyday with my first born this year.

    Love that I can change the colour of hoods & footmuffs.

    Highly recommend to any new mum!
    Love my cam 3!
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Versatile, stylish, comfortable, easy to manoeuvre

    • Weaknesses:

      Quite bulky when folded

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    We first bought our Bugaboo Cameleon 3 in 2015 before the birth of our first child. It was in daily use until she was over 2, and we were astonished at how immaculate it looks. The frame is hard wearing and there's barely a scuff even after taking it in and out of the boot regularly. The fabrics look brand new and the clean lines and elegance of the bugaboo mean that it doesn't look dated now we've started to use it again for our new baby boy. We chose navy with cream for our colourway and it has been so easy to find lovely blankets and accessories to complement it. The wheels are big and they're nice and bouncy, meaning you can bump the pram down curbs and steps with real ease, and the brake ( cleverly positioned on the handle and not by your feet, meaning you can't kick it off by accident) holds the bugaboo nice and firm, even on a gradient. Watch out when you're taking the brake off though, it can snap back against your hand and give you a nasty bite if you're not careful! Our toddler still gets tired legs sometimes, so we opted to add the buggy board with a seat to the pram this time. It attaches firmly and easily with a click, and it's great for long walks or shopping trips. The only downside to the board is that whilst the basinette part of the pram is in use, the board won't flip up out of the way when it's not in use.
    We love our Bugaboo. So many great features and it looks fantastic too.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fold, very light

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    The best pram on the market! My son and I love it. It's very easy to put together , easy to fold. My son loves having naps in the pram. We take the push chair when we travel in the bugaboo pram bag , very convenient . I wouldn't change it ! Thank you Bugaboo
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy steering, extendable hood, lightweight

    • Weaknesses:

      The shopping basket is not easily accessible when using the bassinet, easier with the chair

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    We absolutely love this pram, it is stylish, versatile, lightweight and easy to collapse to place in the boot of our car (after a few practice runs!). We have a large boot so this hasn’t caused us any issues but I have to agree that when using the bassinet for the first few months, it did take up the majority of space in the boot. Now we are using the chair it is much easier to dismantle and squeeze in. The steering is great, so easy to manoeuvre and the extendable hood for those bright sunny days and nap time were a god send during the hot summer we experienced.
    The only complaint I have is access to the basket underneath is near on impossible when using the bassinet, I could just about prize out the waterproof cover with lots of wiggling, putting your shopping in there is limited. However, since we have been using the chair, access is much easier and I fully utilise it, it’s actually quite roomy which is really handy.
    All in all I would highly recommend this pram to any new parents.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      pretty much everything

    • Weaknesses:

      Annoying to fold

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I’ve had this pram for over one year now, I love that it is super easy to make a travel system by purchasing adaptors. The pushchair is so easy to steer even with one hand. I’ve used it from birth and still using it now and my son weighs 10kg and honestly it still pushes with such ease. The extendable sun canopy is also a major thing that I love as well as the very generous shopping basket. It can easily be used in the future for other children by changing the colour of the sun canopy I’m in love with it.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Very smooth ride and comfortable for baby/child

    • Weaknesses:

      Basket hard to get to if the carry cot is on

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Great buggy , very smooth ride, quite pricey and the basket is hard to get to if the carry cot is on. Would definitely recommend to a friend. The accessories are quite pricey too!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to put brake on, easy to push

    • Weaknesses:

      Need a bigger boot in car

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Live this prom , lovely looking easy to push brake is at top of the chassi , also can turn handle to opposite side so can have the bigger weeks at front ,easy to wash all the fabrics
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Perfect to push

    • Weaknesses:

      Not ideal if you have a smaller car

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I brought my bugaboo cam3 as my first pram after pushing my cousins when she brought one for her second child. I love my bugaboo i don’t have much to complain about. I changed the foam handle bars for the leather one (just because they look better) I never got much used out of the carry cot but mainly because i used to be in and out the car a lot so was easier to just clip the car seat on the base, when i first started using my pram I had a smaller car (as my partner had the family sized car) but I found it a struggle to get the wheels and the carry cot into my boot as I to put the wheels up on its side or take the wheels of. But since then I’ve brought a new car with a much bigger boot and I have no issues what so ever with trying to fit it in my boot now. I have the black frame and have some scratches on it just from putting it in and taking it out of the car so I would advise to get the wrap kit for the pram just to protect it. But overall it’s such a lovely pram to push and I would definitely would buy another bugaboo if I ever needed to!
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to manoeuvre with one hand

    • Weaknesses:

      You need a big boot to transport

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    We love this buggy in our house, currently expecting baby number 3 and not looking to change pram anytime soon!! Great adaptability, love it!
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      The pushchair has a lot of space for baby and is very comfortable

    • Weaknesses:

      For me it was quite difficult to set up

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    This pushchair is amazing! My friend recommended me to buy this as she also has one and I can say it was worth the money. This is my first baby and I wasn’t sure about what pushchair to buy but this one is quite versatile and very comfortable, the recline feature is good when my baby is feeding on the go. I found it a little hard to set up at first as this is my first baby but after looking at some YouTube clips it was very straight forward and easy. My baby has a lot of space as you can see in the photo and I highly recommend this pushchair
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Love the quality of this pram. Super stylish and comfy to use.

    • Weaknesses:

      Bulky to put in the boot. It literally takes up all the space in the car.

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I love this pram. It does take up the whole boot of the car but I love it. It’s super stylish and is a dream to push. I just wish my baby could fit in the carry cot for longer. I e just swapped over to the seat and he loves it.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Ease of use & how light it is to push

    • Weaknesses:

      Difficulty accessing the basket when carrycot is on the chasse

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Love, love, love this pushchair! So easy to use, fold away & later the set up to suit your needs. I never thought I’d use the safety strap on the handle but it actually provides some reassurance on steeps hills etc.
    The only downfall is the difficulty accessing the basket when using the carry cot but aside from that it’s a dream!
  • 2.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Nice looking pram with lots of options

    • Weaknesses:

      Not pram for you if you drive a small car

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Had this pram nearly 6 months now and already the leather handles have split have contacted customer services but heard nothing back. This pram is not a great pram if you use a car a lot folding the pram up you have to take all the parts of just to fold it which is expected with the carry cot but even with the seat my own fault for not checking this first but if you make a lot of small journeys in car with your pram I would look for something smaller easier to fold down not work the price tag in my opinion
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Sturdy

    • Weaknesses:

      The sun protector never stays up

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Very sturdy and reliable product. Easy to operate. It is big though so only buy if you have a big boot and can lift it in and out the car (My cousins wife couldn't)
    I hate the fact that whenever I lift the protector to protect from sun or if she is sleeping, the protector never stays up and always falls down. It is getting frustrating. I jave checked multiple times to make sure I assembled it correctly, and I have
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to push and comfy for baby and toddler.

    • Weaknesses:

      Size of folded Pram.

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I loved my bugaboo cam3! It’s just a all around perfect pushchair! I used to carry cot for a good 7 months and my baby still had room, it also saw me through 2 of my babies, such good quality that it wasn’t knackered after using it for a year or 2 with my daughter so I used it with my son too, the only reason I changed to a bugaboo donkey is because I needed a double Pram! I still stuck with the same brand tho. I would recommend this buggy until I’m blue in the face! Perfect Pram! If I had to criticise one thing I would say it’s a pain to take the carry cot or the seat off to fold, and it’s quite big when folded, not much room in the boot for other things but I mean it’s totally worth it anyway! Lol!
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Looks nice, easy to use, comfortable

    • Weaknesses:

      Cost

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    This buggy has been amazing, from birth through to toddler. It looks lovely, it’s super easy to use with either the car seat or the carry cot or the upright seat. Very pleased I chose this one over the others in the market. It is expensive, however it’s worth it for he reliability.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Built to last. Adaptable for all weathers. Suitable from birth.

    • Weaknesses:

      Bulky to collapse and travel with. Rain cover is very tight fit.

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Worth every penny, I've been able to use this pram in all weathers and ensure my daughter is comfortable.
    Easy to get out and about. Great for shopping trips and long naps. The handle bar is height and angle adjustable, so easy to move out of the way when parked up on a bus or even in a cafe. Also can adjust the pram to suit yourself; whether it be baby facing towards you or away, city strolling or at the beach. It's great on all terrain.

    A bit of a pain to get into a car as comes in 2 parts and lifting the base can be tricky due to the weight behind it, so definitely need a large boot and muscles for this one.
    Other than that, it's a sturdy, reliable and long lasting product. Would recommend in a heartbeat.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to put up and down, easy to put the car seat on, stylish, easy to change the look

    • Weaknesses:

      None

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I loved having the chameleon, the buggy is easy to put up and down, easy to change the look with multiple hoods on the market, plus customised hoods. Looks comfortable for the baby and then easy to change for when the baby needs to be sitting up. Can't rate this buggy enough.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Stylish, sturdy, and comfortable for baby to sleep with the extendable hood.

    • Weaknesses:

      Takes up the whole boot space, two parts is awkward over time

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I absolutely love my chameleon 3. It’s expensive but stylish and really is comfortable for my baby to travel in. The inward and outward facing option is handy as they grow. The extendable hood is the best feature I think. The basket is ok but not that big compared to other models’. It’s lightweight and very easy to steer.
    I do find overtime I have got frustrated with the size and the fact the seat has to be taken off the base to collapse. So much so I am looking to move into a stroller which is a shame when I thought it was be the forever pushchair when originally purchased.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Great off-roading and steering, lovely and smooth to push.

    • Weaknesses:

      I have a small boot and have to take it apart to fit it in.

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    I totally love this pushchair. Didn’t try any others as I loved it from the off. Really comfy to push and steer, and baby looks safe and snug either in the carrycot or the seat. Love the variety of fabric packs and the textiles used for them. Only thing that bugs me is I have a small boot so have to separate into three parts to get it to fit. Your other than that it’s a dream buy! Can’t wait to use it for baby2!
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to steer and turn on the spot, very sturdy

    • Weaknesses:

      Not easy peasy to fold and put away, accessories are expensive

    • Built to last
    • Easy to fold
    • Easy to steer
    • Value for money
    Having used this for my first daughter for 3 years and now onto my second it is a very sturdy choice and has stayed in great condition despite lots of use. Turns easily on the spot, great value for money although accessories are expensive if you want the matching brand (eg footmuff)
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Description

Be seen with the elegant Bugaboo Cameleon³ for that perfect, sophisticated look. Ready to go from day one with your baby, and perfect to grow with your toddler until independance. You can rely on the legacy of 15 years of superior Bugaboo design which remains unsurpassed in terms of functionality and quality. With the Cameleon³, Bugaboo has returned to its origins and taken inspiration from an old time classic, the Bugaboo Frog.

A timeless pushchair, and travel system, with a choice of fabrics to suit all tastes, including special editions just like this one, which are complimented by luxurious quilted interiors. Completely versitile, the Bugaboo Cameleon³ will effortlessly travel wherever you need to go. 


Off-roading? - simply reverse the handle so the big rear wheels are now at the front and tackle rough terrain whilst your little one remains comfortable. 


Features:

 

  • Smooth ride - optimal suspension that adjusts to babys weight.
  • City ready - small swivel wheels for smooth manoeuvring in the city.
  • Sand or snow - two wheel position to take on sand or snow.
  • Carrycot to seat - easily converts from carrycot to seat and vice versa.
  • Reversible seat - for your childs every mood: facing you, facing the world.
  • Reclinable seat - sit up straight when awake, recline when relaxed or lie flat when asleep.
  • Height adjustable handlebar - a comfortable ride regardless of your height.
  • Rotating bumper bar - easy access to baby for those scoop up moments.
  • Independent thinking - free standing carrycot and seat.
  • Click and go - car seat compatible for a smart travel system.


Age Guidelines: Birth - 17kg


Dimensions: H: 100 x W: 60 x L: 85cm Approx.
Folded Dimensions: H: 30.5 x W: 60 x L: 90cm Approx.
Weight: 9.6kg Approx.


Includes: Chassis, Seat Unit, Tailored Fabric Set, Hood, Raincover and Shopping Basket.

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