The Bugaboo Cameleon is one of the most expensive strollers you can buy, and critics say that although it's certainly a good stroller, it's probably not worth a $600 price premium over competing strollers based purely on functionality. The Bugaboo Cameleon is a trendy fashion statement as much as anything, although parents are positive about it overall. On the plus side, parents say the Bugaboo Cameleon almost never breaks down, and it has a large, plush seat with a full recline and bassinette feature. Users say this stroller is smooth on all surfaces, with an adjustable suspension and one-handed steering. Unlike most all-terrain strollers, the Bugaboo Cameleon has four wheels, with the larger ones in front. The only aspect of this stroller that receives complaint (besides price) is the tricky folding mechanism, which gives even some experts trouble. Still, some reviewers do note that a $900 stroller may be overkill. The top-rated all-terrain stroller in a somewhat more moderate price range is the BOB Revolution (*Est. $390).
StrollersAndPrams.com evaluates the Bugaboo Cameleon in depth, providing parent and editor reviews, as well as many pictures to give visitors a clear idea of seating, folding, storage and more. Another site, Baby-Gaga.com, also provides a detailed look at the Bugaboo Cameleon. This stroller is also discussed in "Baby Bargains," an excellent baby-gear review book by Denise and Alan Fields. Epinions.com and JoggingStroller.com also have a good selection of owner-written reviews.
The Bugaboo Cameleon gets a detailed, multi-page editorial review on this site. The review covers the Bugaboo Cameleon's ease of use and maneuverability. It also includes evaluations of features and build quality. Also helpful are the dozen or so photos of the Bugaboo Cameleon in action. Special attention is given to the two-part fold.
Review: Bugaboo Cameleon Reviews, Editors of StrollersAndPrams.com
This website rates strollers in 11 performance areas, then gives each an overall grade based on testing, hands-on evaluations and parent interviews. This review for the Bugaboo Cameleon notes the large canopy, roomy interior and height-adjustable handles. Folding the Bugaboo Cameleon is a two-part process that requires two hands and some extra time; despite this, the Bugaboo Cameleon earns an A.
Review: Bugaboo Cameleon, Editors of Baby-Gaga.com, Jan. 18, 2006
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Authors Denise and Alan Fields cover the Bugaboo Cameleon in their comprehensive section on baby strollers.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010
The Bugaboo Cameleon receives over 70 owner-written reviews on JoggingStroller.com, with most parents praising the style and durability. "The Bentley of strollers" is how one happy parent describes the Bugaboo Cameleon, saying it's a good investment. However, a number of parents report buyer's remorse.
Review: Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller, Contributors to JoggingStroller.com
About 20 owners posting comments to Epinions.com praise the Bugaboo Cameleon's long list of features and options, including adjustable handle bars, mosquito netting, a parking brake, washable fabric, a removable bassinette and front-wheel suspension. Parents are less enthusiastic about folding this stroller, however.
Review: Bugaboo Cameleon Standard Stroller, Contributors to Epinions.com