Bugaboo strollers have always taken on the personalities of their animal-inspired namesakes.
The convertible Bugaboo Donkey2 hauls everything, including two kids. The all-terrain Bugaboo Buffalo is strong and rugged. The compact Bee5 is the smallest Bugaboo, zipping around the city.
The two strollers share a similar look, size and functionality, and both feature the quality and style Bugaboo is known for.
The Cameleon remains Bugaboo's iconic stroller that pioneered the luxury stroller market 15 years ago. With the debut of the Bugaboo Fox, the Cameleon3 becomes a lower-priced option with fewer features.
The Bugaboo Fox introduces new features like a one-piece standing fold, improved suspension and larger wheels, a higher weight capacity, and greater customization (ever seen a stroller with wood wheel caps?)
Here's a sneak peek of the Bugaboo Fox, which is available for pre-order from Strolleria now and is expected to ship in early March.
In this post, we'll cover all the differences between the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Cameleon3 to help you decide which stroller is best for your family.
With the exception of limited-edition colors, the Bugaboo Cameleon3 has two price points: $999 for the aluminum frame and $1,099 for the black frame.
While the black frame for the Bugaboo Fox also costs $100 more than the aluminum frame, the customization choices don't stop there. With the Fox, parents can also choose the color of their canopy, the seat/bassinet fabric, handlebar/bumper bar leather grips and even the wheel caps.
A choice of the basic options (solid-color canopy, black seat fabric, white wheel caps) puts the price of the Fox at $1,199 or $1,299.
But choosing more unique options—like melange or patterned fabrics and wood or glossy black wheel caps—takes the price of the Fox as high as $1,394.
But despite it being light and compact, the Fox is also tougher than the Cameleon. The 48.5-pound weight capacity of the Fox is 10 pounds higher, helping to extend the longevity of your stroller.
The Bugaboo Foxcan fold with both the seat and bassinet attached, unlike the Cameleon. When folded, the stroller can stand on its own, and the seat can face either direction. The stroller can be locked by twisting components on both sides of the central joint.
The Fox folds even more compactly when you remove the seat, as the back of the seat can collapse for a flat position.
Folding the Bugaboo Cameleon3 involves two steps: removing the seat, which is self-standing, and folding the frame. While the seat nests compactly on top of the frame, it does not lock or stand when folded as the Fox does.
Bugaboo strollers are known for their ease of push and remain luxuriously smooth even with the weight of the child.
While the two strollers have the same 12" rear wheel size, the Fox has larger front wheels than the Cameleon (8.5" instead of 6"), which aids its maneuverability on rough surfaces. If you're going to be strolling over snow and uneven terrain, the Fox will perform better.
Both strollers feature suspension in the wheels, but in a unique feature, the Bugaboo Fox also has suspension in the central joint of the stroller for enhanced maneuverability.
For both strollers, fabrics can be purchased separately from the frame, allowing parents to refresh their Bugaboo for a new baby, a new season or simply a change of heart.
The Bugaboo Cameleon3 offers several choices for tailored fabric sets (including the canopy and bassinet apron), and a choice of a black or dark gray seat fabric. Bugaboo also produces limited-edition versions of the Cameleon3, such as Atelier, Classic+ and Kite.
Far more color options are available for the Bugaboo Fox, which allows parents to choose the color of the canopy, seat/bassinet fabrics, grips and wheel caps. Unlike the Cameleon, with which the bassinet apron matches the canopy, the Fox's bassinet apron will match the seat fabric.
See the graphic below for all the customization possibilities for the Bugaboo Fox.
When you customize your Bugaboo Fox, the stroller comes in six different boxes.
Too many choices? The Fox is also available in these one-box combinations:
The Bugaboo Fox features a mesh basket that spans the length of the underseat area for easy access. The weight capacity on the Fox basket is far higher than that of the Cameleon: 22 pounds instead of 9 pounds.
The solid-fabric basket of the Bugaboo Cameleon3 is shaped like a bucket and shorter than the Fox basket.
At about 24" from the ground, the seat of the Bugaboo Fox is positioned higher than that of the Cameleon, helping to bring baby closer to you. Some tall parents complain that the baby is too low in the Cameleon (about 21" from the ground).
With the Bugaboo Fox, Bugaboo is releasing car seat adapters for Maxi-Cosi, Peg-Perego, Britax and Chicco. More compatibility information will be added to this post when available.
The following car seats are compatible with the Bugaboo Cameleon3:
These car seats will fit the Bugaboo Fox:
The Nuna PIPA Lite and PIPA Lite LX sometimes have different stroller compatibility than the original PIPA. This post will be updated once we have tested these car seats on the Bugaboo Fox.
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