We have finally bought a pram: the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Classic in navy. It’s gorgeous! We went to John Lewis and had two prams in mind and I just couldn’t decide. The decision was made for me when the other pram I liked, the Uppababy Vista, didn’t fit in our car boot at all. I’m glad the choice was taken out of my hands otherwise I don’t know what would have made me decide. Maybe we just need a bigger car!
We opted for the classic design because I loved the quilted look and I really like navy prams. We don’t know the gender and I didn’t want to go with grey, black or anything too bright.
First Impressions – The Good
- I love how the pram looks.
- It’s a lot lighter than other prams I tried so it’s easy for me to pick up and put in the boot of the car.
- The wheels are easy to take off which I need to do to get it into the boot.
- The handlebar can be moved from front to back, giving you the big wheels at the front for all-terrains.
- It feels so good to manoeuvre. It’s easy to push around one handed too.
- Well made and it looks really durable and secure.
- The fold was actually really easy after a couple of tries.
First Impressions – The Bad
- The basket is hard to access with the carrycot on.
- The hand brake is stiff at first and takes a bit of getting used to.
- You have to take the carrycot/seat off to fold the pram.
- Bye bye pennies – it’s not cheap.
Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Assembly
We also picked up the car seat adaptors too as this fits our Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus car seat. I’m debating whether to buy the little organiser that attaches to either the handlebar or the carrycot/seat to put my keys, phone, wipes, etc in so they’re easily accessible. Then I will keep the changing bag in the basket, as putting it over the handlebar will void the warranty.
I’ll report back with a full review of the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 after we’ve been using it awhile.