Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller Review

Bugaboo Bee3 with Bassinet
Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

87

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The Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller is the third generation of the Bee Stroller line from Bugaboo. This stroller is extremely versatile and comes with a variety of options for the user. The child will almost be guaranteed comfort in this stroller with its massive extendable canopy, padded seating, five point harness, full ride suspension, and durable wheels. This is a luxury stroller so buyers have to be ready to spend a lump sum of money to get this stroller. Every cent is worth it with this Bugaboo since it is bassinet compatible and rear and front facing. Just note that the bassinet is sold separate and will add to the total cost.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

Durability

Excellent – 9/10

The Bugaboo Bee3 is built with great durability. The frame is made out of a high grade aluminum that make the stroller lightweight and durable at the same time. The wheels are also made of hard rubber and are no-flat.

Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller Folded

Weight

Good – 6/10

The stroller is on the heavier side at 19.2 lbs. However the stroller is a lot more durable due to its stronger and heavier frame.

Brakes

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller is equipped with single step rear end brake that locks both of the rear end wheels when activated. It also has the ability to lock its front wheels when going over other terrains such as gravel or grass.

Compact

Good  – 6/10

This stroller is not the most compact stroller it measures at 33.1″L x 17.7″W x 13.4″H at its least retracted. The handlebar and seat can be extended making the stroller even larger. Folded the stroller is also quite bulky at a size of 35″L x 18″W x 12″H. This will have some trouble fitting in smaller cars and is not fit for airplane travel.

“For the purpose it was bought I think it is a great product. It is pricey for it to be made in China. No where in the boxes states the country where it was made, whoever thinks is an european product is in for a big surprise.”
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 10/10

The Bugaboo Bee3 is extremely easy to use. Bugaboo has come up with an ingenious way to let their customers know which mechanisms on the stroller are either adjustable or functional. All the user needs to do is find the shade of white on the stroller. An example of this is the adjustable handlebar right below the handlebar there is a shade of white the user can click on to extend the handlebar.

Folding

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller folds easily and takes about two steps to fully fold. The user needs to make sure the canopy is fully closed and the stroller is locked in place. After al the user needs to do is flip two switches on the top of the stroller and push inward. Then stroller will immediately lay on the ground with a push. Unfolding it is even easier.

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

The handle on the Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller is adjustable and can go between a range of 34″ to 42″. All it takes is the flick of a switch!

Maneuverability

Excellent – 10/10

The maneuverability of the Bugaboo Bee3 is awesome! The wheels are built of hard rubber and are no-flat wheels so users don’t have to worry about replacing these. The front wheels swivel 360 and can lock if need be. The stroller can turn corners even if the user is using one hand, this is hard to find in strollers. But it should be expected of a stroller within this price range.

“Just received this stroller (all black stroller base & seat, white canopy, rain cover) and we’re super excited to use it. The limited edition all matte black looks so awesome and it makes it look more expensive than it is.”
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Rough Terrain

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller is not fully fit for rough terrain since its wheels are only 6″ in diameter. But there is full suspension which makes it easier for this stroller to take on gravel and grass. But this is not meant for jogging.

Accessories

Excellent – 10/10

The stroller does not come with many accessories, but other accessories can be bought such as the bassinet, cup holder, car seat/bassinet adapters, extra rain cover, bugaboo organizers, extra seat liners, and a transport bag

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 7/10

The user manual for assembly only comes with pictures, so it takes a little longer to assemble this stroller. Most of the time spent assembling the stroller was attaching the seat cover and canopy.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

The fabric on the stroller is easy to clean. The whole stroller can be cleaned with a warm soft towel and soap.

“I love almost everything about this strolled except how hard it is to control with on hand and the fact it gets stuck if it needs to go over an elevated surface. On the plus side it’s easy to use on public transportation, I fold it down one handed and with the adapters the car seat clips right in.”
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Storage

Very Good – 8/10

There is a lot of storage on the Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller. The basket under the seat is spacious and easy to access. But it easier to access from the front. The user can also buy an extra add-on that can be hung behind the seat for smaller items such as wallet, keys and smart phone.

Child COmfort

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller is comfortable for the child and offers a lot of options that can be adapted towards the child. It is padded well and has a good size canopy. There is full suspension so this stroller can take all the little bumps that come and go on the street.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 10/10

The sun canopy on the Bugaboo Bee3 is amazing it has a large span over the child, but can even be extended as well! On top of this the canopy can also be applied to the bassinet if the user buys one.

Suspension

Very Good – 8/10

The suspension on the Bugaboo is great! It covers all four wheels, and absorbs shocks well.


What do experts say?

“Overall, I think Bee 3 a great stroller for on-the-go parents who want a lightweight stroller with a bassinet option and a reversible seat. ” – Moms Stroller Reviews

“This smaller stroller is nice in tight places and it rolls easy. This stroller takes turns sharply and easily. It is nicer on the hard floor and a little harder on the carpet ; smaller bumps are a little problematic due to the smaller wheels, but it is still easy enough. ” – Baby Gear Lab

Specifications

Bassinets Yes
Car Seat CompatibilityYes (with adapter)
Child’s Age Range0 -5 years
Dimension18.5 x 31 x 14 in (Folded)
Forward/Rear FacingBoth
Handlebar HeightMid to High
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
Recline170 Degrees
Weight19.8 lbs

Where to buy?

Amazon$769.00

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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