I wish we had done a little more research when we were looking for a stroller. While I can't complain too much about the travel system we got, the sheer size of the stroller has always made it a little cumbersome. A lightweight stroller like the newly released Bugaboo Bee would've been perfect. This stroller is only 20 inches wide, so it's very travel and car friendly. And it has all sorts of neat features that are common to Bugaboo strollers. For example: the handlebar is reversible letting you lead with the swiveling wheels in crowded urban areas, and the large air-filled wheels on rough terrain. It has a reversible, fully reclining 3 position seat. And it has a pull-along 2-wheel position for going across sand and snow. Finally, for those of you with infants, you can buy special adaptors for Graco and Peg Perego car seats. The Bugaboo Bee is available in yellow, dark khaki, red, black, and blue.
Updated 3 Sept 2007: A commenter, Anne Marie, pointed out that we've got some facts wrong here! The tires are not air filled (they're foam filled), and it doesn't have the neat reversible handlebar that the Bugaboo Frog or Chameleon have. That being said, it does have a spring suspension, and is extraordinarily tiny. It is definitely suitable for crowded urban settings, and for those of us with small trunks.
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Posted by Peter at August 2, 2007 9:02 AM
This stroller would do fine in sand, though probably not for long walks on sand. How many strollers ARE made for this?
The tires are fine even though they are foam - very sturdy.
The handle does not reverse BUT THE SEAT DOES, and it handles so well already that it doesn't matter that the handle is not reversible.
This stroller was not meant to compete with the Frog or Chameleon - those are full size SUV's compared to the Bee (compact roomy hatchback). The Bee handles extremely well and I have taken it off road many times through gravel, tall grass, sandy trails and it is great. It is also VERY compact, light and extremely easy to maneuver through tight spaces.
I just wich it had a tray on the front.
Your info is incorrect..
"And it has all sorts of neat features that are common to Bugaboo strollers. For example: the handlebar is reversible letting you lead with the swiveling wheels in crowded urban areas, and the large air-filled wheels on rough terrain."
THE BEE doesn't have air filled wheels.. all four tires are FOAM!
"And it has a pull-along 2-wheel position for going across sand and snow."
AGAIN.. no it doesn't.. it is NOT meant for the snow or sand.. and can not be used as the Frog or Cameleon.. you can read this info on the official bugaboo web site..