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Bugaboo Fox Review – Bugaboo Fox Vs Cameleon

Bugaboo have JUST released their latest pram!

The Bugaboo Fox

The Bugaboo Fox hasn’t quite been released yet, but it has been unveiled and it is VERY exciting. I had the opportunity to pop in to my local Baby Train store for a quick little play in store and I’ll be sent a Bugaboo Fox to borrow soon for a more thorough video review – so watch this space for the update!

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I have to admit that while I’ve admired Bugaboo as a brand I’ve never really felt like any of their prams were for me. None of them have quite ticked my boxes – which is fine, not everything has be to exactly what I want. But The Bugaboo Fox is the first Bugaboo I really feel like I can get behind. Literally.

How Is The Bugaboo Fox Different To The Bugaboo Cameleon?

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Left: Bugaboo Fox in Red Right: Bugaboo Cameleon in Blue

I decided to compare the Bugaboo Fox to the Cameleon partly because the Cameleon is Bugaboo’s most popular and iconic pram – and also because the Fox is essentially replacing the Bugaboo Buffalo – so once the Buffalo has sold out the Fox and the Cameleon will be being sold side by side. So you’ll need to know which of the two most suits your needs.

Firstly it’s worth pointing out that the Bugaboo Fox is coming in at a higher price point than the Cameleon, so you are paying for all these upgraded features.

At A Glance

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So the obvious upgrades that just jump out at me are:

  • The One Handed Recline! – I’m a little obsessed with one handed reclines – if you’ve read my pram reviews you might have picked that up.
  • Step Brake – Rather than the hand-brake on the Cameleon. And it’s step to engage and release. So your pedicure is safe even if you’re wearing open toed shoes.
  • Folds With The Seat Attached – Another feature that always wins brownie points with me.
  • Huge basket – Easily accessible with a massive 10kgs capacity!

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  • Easy to Adjust Harness – Just slide into position. No fiddling. No re-threading.
  • Leather Handlebar and Belly Bar – Which is a very fashionable detail lately.
  • Absolutely enormous Sun Canopy

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Size Comparison Between Bugaboo Fox and Cameleon

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The Fox is an all round bigger pram EXCEPT when it’s folded! Despite the fact it boasts a larger – and higher – seat, bigger basket, and is fractionally heavier (Bugaboo Fox is 9.9kgs and Cameleon is 9.6kgs) the fold is more compact with the Bugaboo fox when the seat is detached.

That said unlike the Cameleon the Bugaboo Fox can also be folded with the seat attached, facing in either direction.

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And it can even be folded with the bassinet attached!

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Though obviously these are a more bulky fold. And also there is still no automatic lock and the manual fold lock is a bit hidden (I missed it entirely when doing this review. Whoops!) So I think you’ll find you mostly won’t be using the lock. So you’ll just need to be careful when you’re lifting it up into the car to keep it all together so it doesn’t pop open on you as you load it into the boot. The benefit of not using the fold lock is that it does spring open easily when you are unfolding. Rather than having to fiddle and unlatch a locking mechanism. So that is something to consider.

The Adjustable Telescopic Handlebar

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The telescopic handlebar on the Bugaboo Fox has a much lower setting than the lowest on the Cameleon, so it’ll cater to even the shortest of parents.

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And the angle of the handlebar is slightly lower compared to the Cameleon. So on the highest position it’s also further away from the pram – to allow for the longer stride of taller parents. There are also 10 height positions in total so you’re sure to find the perfect spot for you.

Bugaboo Are All About Function and Fashion

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So Bugaboo are very much a fashion focused brand. One of the reasons that they are so popular is you can customise and change the look of your pram to suit your own unique style. The Bugaboo Fox allows you to mix and match the colours from top to bottom. From the wheel colours to the hood and everything in between.

You’ll get to choose the colour of the chassis, seat fabric, sun canopy, handlebar, wheel caps, and the bassinet fabric (and the bassinet is included). As well as then being able to add the usual Bugaboo accessories, like a cute little parasol.

Final Thoughts

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Ultimately the Bugaboo Fox still retains a lot of the expected features and performance of the Bugaboo brand. And even though this model is fresh to the market it is still easily recognisable at a glance as a Bugaboo. They have such an iconic style.

I feel like Bugaboo are also great at listening to their customers and following trends. Basically just providing people with what they want. So this new pram just reflects what the market – and especially Bugaboo buyers – want.

I’d still appreciate a simpler folding process. I love a more intuitive folding mechanism, whereas the Bugaboo Fox does take some practise (as does the fold on the Cameleon). But you definitely get the hang of it!

For more pram reviews check out Best Prams 2018

About Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central Australia. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner. She has a background in early childhood education, but right now is content to be a stay at home mum. She is passionate about birthing rights, breastfeeding and mental health. She enjoys crafting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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  1. Laura Mcgoldrick

    But. But… but it’s so much money!

  2. Justine Lampkin

    I kind of want one. LOL not sure I can justify it now Madi is 1.

  3. Susie Marks

    Emily Lillis for your viewing pleasure

  4. Nicole Aust

    The bassinet is included for every bugaboo (except the bee which lies flat for newborns) so a newborn friendly seat is not necessary. 😊

  5. Jessica Holmes

    Danielle Holmes 😍👏🏼

  6. Ana Julién

    I love bugaboo!! Its the best stroller!

  7. Sarah Tully

    Looks a tad flimsy, doesn’t have that sturdy buff look

  8. Kyla Wells

    😍 love the look of the fox. We brought a cameleon for our daughter 2 years ago and is still perfect but this tempts me for sure to get a new one for baby 2. Bugaboo is an amazing brand!

  9. Emma Tognolini

    I’m about to have my fourth baby. I have a bugaboo donkey which I have had since my twin were born in 2014, I had three under two at one stage, my girls didn’t sit in the pram so it was great that I could have the donkey as a smaller pram. But the thing is, it doesn’t for in my 7seater car, with my twins in the third row. So this would be ideal because of the one click fold….I haven’t used my pram for my little guy for a very long time he isn’t even 2 yet, and yeah it’s pretty much because it doesn’t fit in my car comfortably. So this is something I would be looking for, as it may be a good fit and easy to pull out quickly with four kids in tow. But it’s a lot to justify!

    Which stores have this pram to view? I’m in the Sutherland Shire.

  10. Tamara Luciferal

    Love my buffalo sad that they are discontinuing
    Wish they would have instead made one.that converts to a tandem.double
    Had to buy an uppababy vista

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