Product Type: Bugaboo prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Fantastic - just perfect!
Member Name: me-and-my-boys
Advantages: Rear/forward facing, handle height, VERY light to push, Smooth and comfy, Compact fold, looks great!
Disadvantages: *Thinks hard* ... Ah, Seat may be a little small for some older children.
Where to start! Since I bought a bugaboo frog in 2009 I have been hooked. I went on to get a cameleon (the love of my life!) which served me very well until we decided to take a short holiday in the uk. With luggage etc in a hatchback I decided to get a Bugaboo Bee to save some space and still enjoy all the benefits of a bugaboo.
To start with I wasnt keen on the overall looks of the bee, especially the little wheels and oversized hood. But I bought a red one from a friend and immediatley fell in love all over again!
It pushes like a dream. Its as if its going by itself and you just follow along behind it. I can steer it with one finger! I was dubious to how well it would handle bumps compared to the cameleon but again was pleasantly surprised at how smooth the ride is.
The hood is fantastic at keeping sun away from little eyes and the seat reclines easily with one hand. If the seat is upright I only tend to use half the hood though as it can become a bit restrictive of my sons view.
The shopping basket is deceptively large I can fit quite alot in but if it is forward facing you do have to lift up the footrest to access it - though I dont find this a problem.
It doesnt switch between rear/forward facing as easily as the cameleon which is understandable but after a couple of plays I dont even think about it anymore. The seat is a bit ugly in my opinion but I use a custom made footmuff (which was £30 cheaper than the original bugaboo one!) with bright animals on to make it look a bit prettier :)
The handle height is fully adjustable - Even the smallest and tallest people would find it suitable - Im 5ft 7 and have it approx. halfway to give you an idea. The fold is simple to do, ours is a little bit stiff, not sure if that is just because it had been stored a while but folds up very compact and unfolds very easily though I wouldnt say it was one handed.
The brakes. Now I know there has been a problem with the brakes? I know you can contact bugaboo to get some special clips I think that rectify the problem but mine have been fine so I didnt bother myself. They work great for me and hold the bee well.
The seat width and height are sometimes a problem with some children but my 19month old is quite small and has lots of room to grow still.
I dont use it as much these days as I have a 3 month old too, I use it parent facing and lying flat for him and he looks very comfy. I have since sold my cameleon - I will not sell my bee! I still use it when I just have 1 child on an outing and it always brings a smile to my face.
Summary: Worth its weight in diamonds!
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