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Bugaboo Lynx vs Cameleon | Stroller Comparision ( ratings | review)

Say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu to the Bugaboo Cameleon! The iconic Cameleon stroller will soon enter its twilight years at Bugaboo, and the brand new Bugaboo Lynx is here to take its place as one of the most dominant full-size strollers on the market. Whether you’re thinking about snatching up one of the last Cameleons on the market or planning to pre-order the Bugaboo Lynx and totally bypass the Bugaboo Cameleon, Magic Beans will be with you every step of the way to insure that you find the best stroller for your family. Let’s start by conducting a head-to-head comparison of the Cameleon and the Lynx!

LYNX VS. CAMELEON: AN EVOLUTION

The Bugaboo Lynx

When looking at the Cameleon and the Lynx side-by-side, it’s clear that the Lynx is basically an evolved version of the original Cameleon. For example, consider the folding mechanism of each stroller. While the Cameleon can fold down only after being partially disassembled (the seat must be removed from the Cameleon in order for the stroller to fold), the Lynx folds down as one piece, with the seat attached and facing in either direction. Another difference between the Cameleon and the Lynx is the size of each stroller’s wheels; the Cameleon has large wheels, but the Lynx has wheels that are even larger (seven-inch front wheels and eleven-inch back wheels, specifically), allowing for a smoother and more stable stroll. In short, the Lynx has a more updated design than the Cameleon, a great selling point for parents looking for an exceptional modern stroller.

LYNX VS. CAMELEON: FEATURES

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The Bugaboo Cameleon

All this being said, the Cameleon shouldn’t be discounted just because some of its design is a little outdated. While the Lynx does not come with a bassinet or any other sort of newborn-accommodating seating (if you want to stroll with your newborn in the Lynx, you’ll need to buy the compatible Bugaboo Turtle or a Bassinet Fabric set), the Cameleon comes with a bassinet, allowing you to start strolling with your baby right away. The Cameleon also has a hand break as opposed to the Lynx’s sandal-unfriendly foot break, allowing you to brake the stroller no matter what sort of shoes you’re wearing. These elements might be game changers for your family, so be sure to think carefully before deciding on which stroller is best for your baby. 

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

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Now that you’ve got all the stats, are you still wondering which of these strollers is best for your family? We can help! You can contact our Baby Gear Gurus via phone (866-600-BEAN) during business hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm EST) or by utilizing the Product Expert Chat on our website. You can also get all the advice you need by visiting our blog and YouTube channel! Want to check out some other single-seater strollers? Be sure to take a look at our Single Stroller Buying Guides.

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