Bugaboo Camelon3, a third generation of Bugaboo Camelon, is a simple, snazzy, almost creature-like buggy. It is a fashionable and versatile companion for most families. It has average maneuverability with foam-filled wheels and front wheels suspension.
Bugaboo Camelon3 Review, Weakness & Features
It is quite sturdy and has aluminum chassis with one central joint, which allows a compact fold particularly when the wheels are removed. The frame is detachable for car seat or bassinet. It is easy-to-clean i.e. by wiping it down with a damp cloth. The fabric is made of 100% canvas polyester, which is machine washable, but needs to air dry.
In terms of safety, the parking brake of the Camelon3 is hand operated. The locking handbrake is on the right side of the parent handle that you push upwards and click to lock. To release the brake, you just need to push a little button on the side of the brake lever. The Camelon3 features low-center of gravity that helps to keep it steady. It also has sturdy five point harness, but the buckle is a bit stiff. After all, it has nicely padded shoulder straps.
Sadly to say, the Camelon3 is challenging to fold because it has no fold lock mechanism. It is even somewhat bulky and cumbersome once folded. Not to mention, its five-step folding operation is far from one-handed! You need to disengage the seat attachment locks on each side first and remove the seat. Both frame locks should be disengaged afterwards. Then, you can rotate the handle downwards. Last, you can lift up on the center crossbar. Worse, the chassis does not self-stand.
The Camelon3 is rather unmanageable to load and unload due to its bulky package once folded. When the chassis is lifted, it even tends to unfold. Absolutely, it would not fit you if you are of urban mobility. The stroller has no venting or peek-a-boo window despite the fact that it has a large canopy. On the other hand, it is not to mention that the Camelon3 has a magnificent reversible handlebar. It can easily rotate either fore or aft for better leverage on varying terrain.
The Bugaboo organizer fits on handlebar or belly bar. The belly bar is removable and replaceable with a snack tray. Unfortunately, both child and parent trays are not included in the kit. The Camelon3 features a reversible, reclining seat that is fully upright. Yet, it does not really recline completely flat. Bassinet is included in the kit, while car seat is not. If you want to attach a car seat, the Camelon3 goes with Chicco, Graco, Peg Perego, Maxi-Cosi, and Britax-Romer car seat adapter. Nonetheless, it is not that suitable for a growing family since you cannot add another seat on it.
The stroller has a large removable under-seat basket. Though it is nicely large, it may be a bit difficult to access your items when the bassinet is on. It is better, though not that great, when the regular seat is on.