Great product - compatible with all bugaboo strollers, tricky to use the first time!
Reviewed on 04 September 2017
This is another great product from Bugaboo: Pros: Quality - This bag is of fantastic quality, the sides are padded and the zips are sturdy. It is also water repellent. I have no issues trusting the bag to keep my pram safe while it gets moved around. Price - Although the price was initially on my “cons” list, ($230) I weighed up the costs of hiring a pram at my destination, and it ended up cheaper just buying the travel bag. In fact, I have used it multiple times since the original purchase date, and take my pram with me much more frequently. This just makes sense when most airlines allow free check in of baby related items. I have also used it at home while storing my pram/additional pieces of pram for long periods to keep them clean and dust free. Easy to carry - the bottom of the bag has two wheels, making it very easy to wheel behind you in busy airports/streets etc. The carry handle is also fairly padded, making it easy on your hands. There is also an over the shoulder strap, however, I think the bag is too heavy to carry this way. Compact - although the bag is quite large when fully extended for travel use, it is easily folded to a smaller compact size for storage. Compatibility - It is compatible with all bugaboo strollers, however I have only used it with the cameleon. The youtube clip by bugaboo which demonstrates how to pack the bag, shows a bugaboo donkey being folded into the bag! Size - it does fit a lot inside. On my most recent trip, I managed to pack the entire chameleon with seat attachment into the bag, along with the bassinet seat fabric and footmuff. Cons: Ease of use - it definitely takes a bit of practise disassembling the pram and fitting it into the travel bag, there isn’t a lot of wiggle room. I would recommend doing a trial run before you intend on using the bag to transport your pram (and not leaving it to the last minute like myself!) You have to remove the wheels and the hood of the pram, remove the seat or bassinet from the chassis and then slide the seat carefully under the handle bars in a unique way. Luckily, bugaboo has a youtube clip which demonstrates how to do this. (Tip, they make it look easier than it is!) That said, once you have mastered it initially, its easy! Price - at $230, it is an expensive accessory Overall, this is a great accessory from bugaboo, and almost a “must have” if you intended on taking your pram on trips. I would definitely recommend buying it, although just remember to practise using it before your travel date!