Friday, June 1, 2012

The NEW 2012 Bugaboo Cameleon C3!

Bugaboo did an amazing job of keeping their 3rd generation model of the Cameleon under wraps! But, all big secrets must come too an end and today is that day. Late this summer the C3 will be released. It's the same great stroller that everyone knows and loves, with a few nice additions.

-There will be a re-designed unlocking system to assist with speedy unfolding. SO you will be able to simply swing the stroller out to open.
-The bassinet will fold flat because the fillets inside can easily be Velcro-d flat, so it can fit into a Bugaboo travel bag or take up less space in the trunk during the baby's early days.
-The bumper bar will have a pivot option to open and close (Please note that this bumper bar will not fit former Cameleon models, so if you purchased it separately as a replacement part for an older Cameleon it would not fit. This was tested at NessaLee Baby)
-The underbag will snap on and off (though it's rare to remove it) AND it will be larger by flaring out in the portion closer to the parent
-The safety harness has some extra padding for the baby's comfort
-The wheels will pop off with the simple click of a white button...if you need to remove them for some reason 
-The finish on some of the black pieces on the stroller that are currently shiny, will be matte. This is more consistent with the look of the Bee and Donkey
- The handlebar will click into place
- The brake will no longer click, unless it is fully locked into place
- There is a tiny bit of additional room in the footrest (depth)

They've also added a new base color! Now you can choose from dark grey, brown, sand and for the first time in a non-special edition: black! Red will no longer be a base option. That Petrol Blue color you've been dreaming about for the last 6 months will become a permanent part of the Bugaboo family of Tailored Fabric colors and make its debut with the C3. Then there's the Neon collection. Currently an exclusive, it will be released nationwide in the C3 version as well (navy frame and seat + neon orange wheels = pretty cool). Still lusting after an all-black or denim 107 version? No worries, they will be back in the re-launch as well. To start off, the Tailored Fabric Kits will be available in all of the current standard colors, plus the Petrol Blue. Then over time I'm sure we can expect some great Special Editions.

The price of the Cameleon will stay the same. The stroller will be $890 (previously $880) and the tailored fabric kit will be $89 (previously $99) for the same $979 total. The Tailored Fabric Kits will no longer include a seat insert just like this year's Special Edition kits did not.

If you are a current Cameleon owner, you may want to grab some additional Canvas Breezy Sun Canopies because Bugaboo is phasing them out in exchange for the Breezy Sun Canopy which will only come in silver and be just like the current Donkey's. The C3 will no longer include a mosquito net, but a universal one will work for it and that can be purchased separately around the same time ($14.95)

Current Tailored Fabric Kits will work on the new Cameleon and vice versa, so if you see a color you like now (like purple, pink or any of the other special editions - definitely grab it for the C3).

Want to see the C3 in person? Come visit NessaLee Baby on Saturday June 23rd and you can test out the prototype and pre-order your C3! More details about this in-store event to follow, so check back! There will be major deals on Bugaboo items that day in-store!

We also have a very limited number of current Cameleon's in stock with for $799 including the tailored fabric kit.

  

22 comments:

  1. I didnt understand if the current tailored sun canopies (for example the cameleon missoni fabric set) will fit in the new cameleon 3. Will it fit???

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  2. The current Tailored Fabric Kits will fit on the C3 (canopy and bassinet apron). Any Tailored Fabric Kit seat fabric will not fit. That's the piece that covers the back seat. Bugaboo has phased those out anyway for the C3 and they actually were not included in any Special Edition kits for the last year. The difference between current and C3 fabric kits will be that the C3 ones say it on their exterior tag.

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  3. Please answer, why the old seat inlay wont fin on the C3?

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    1. Bugaboo has updated the harness on the Cameleon 3. The height adjustable buckles are different than the current Cameleon, so the slots where the straps go through the inlay will not line up properly. The seat dimensions have not changed at all.

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  4. Hi when can I preorder the Cameleon c3

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  5. You can call NessaLee Baby to put your name down so that you don't miss out on the first shipment. 732-431-0008

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  6. do you have an exact date when is it coming out?

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  7. September 1st for the first delivery

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  8. So after september 1st you will no longer be abe to buy the old model?

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  9. Once the former model sells out, you will not be able to purchase it again. Then you will need to purchase the C3 for $979.

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  10. Hi, Will the Breezy Sun Canopies fit the C3?
    Thanks
    Maya

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  11. Hi Maya - Yes, all of the canopies will be compatible with the Cameleon 3. The canopy size and shape is identical to the previous model. The C3s are in stock :-)

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  12. Do you think the black Special edition frame will scratch?

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  13. The Special Edition black frames scratch no more than the standard silver frames.

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  14. Does the glacier grey breezy sun canopy fit the old model?

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  15. Does the Sunny Gold Canopy on a Donkey fit on a C3 frame? - Therese

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  16. You would have to get the Sunny Gold that is made for the C3. You can order it here: http://www.nessaleebaby.com/bugaboo-cameleon3-tailored-fabric-set-sunny-gold.html

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  17. Do you know if the c3 fits into the previous travel bag (compatible with older models)? Thank you

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  18. Will the new under seat bag fit the previous Cameleon frames?

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  19. Does a donkey hood fit on the c3 carriage?

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  20. Will a donkey sun canopy fit a cameleon 3?
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    Su

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  21. Will bee 3 hood fit donkey seat

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