The stroller… aka. the fun part!! (for me anyways). Almost immediately after we found out I was pregnant I began looking online at all the fun stuff, clothes, nursery inspo, baby blankets, names… and of course the bigger necessities. I know that our stroller will be very well used, so once it came to figuring out which one we wanted, it was pretty easy. I already knew I wanted a Bugaboo Stroller, we know of quite a few people who have them and love them… so I was easily convinced! Just have to figure out which one is best for us!
Now, I normally don’t do a lot of research on products when I want something, I’m usually to impatient and just go buy it. But when it came down to this I had a lot of questions/requirements!
Some things I was looking for:
- All Terrain (wheel size and shocks) – As many of you know, Europe is known for cobble stone streets. Dustin and I also do tons of walking on trails with our dog Jax and hike as much as we can!
- Lightweight – Obviously for that fact that we are travelling back and forth from Canada to Europe!
- The Fold – We needed something that could fold up easily and compact enough to make travelling all that easier!
I started doing research like crazy on all the different models Bugaboo had, my husband Dustin made fun of me because throughout the ENTIRE day, every time he looked over at my phone I was looking at strollers! Immediately I thought the Buffalo was the one for our lifestyle, the first word I saw was All Terrain… perfect! All 4 wheels are big enough to get through trails, snow and those cobble stone streets. We decided we better go check one out in person either way, but after we had someone help us in store and pushed the stroller around the isles I was second guessing it! It would definitely handle ANY terrain, but it was one of the heavier strollers (27lbs), and sure the fold was still compact… there were still smaller ones that would suit travelling better! Back to the research board…
I would have LOVED the new Bee5, it would be the perfect small stroller to travel with (only 19.6lbs) and it’s so nice looking! I was immediately shut down from that though because of the wheel size. They are nice and small… but for the urban mom, aka. the city stroller!
So, I think that we have decided on the Cameleon3! Between the Buffalo and the Bee, it is right in the middle! It’s only a few pounds heavier then the Bee (21lbs) and it has 2 large wheels that can be either in the front or the back, 2 smaller ones with shock absorption you can adjust due to your babies weight and as they get heavier. Even if it get’s a little to bumpy with the smaller ones, you have the option to purchase the bigger wheels and switch them out! You could tell a minor difference when it was folded up beside the Buffalo, a bit narrower, and was easier to maneuver with the small wheels up front!
Before we make the final decision… have any of you used the Cameleon3 on dirt or pebble pathways? Would love to know your thoughts and if any of you have a Bugaboo Stroller!