The first Bugaboo Bee came out in 2007 and was an immediate hit among parents everywhere because it was compact, considerably light, and easy to use. This year, Bugaboo launches the Bee6 — their most advanced city stroller, and it’s marvellous. Every part of the Bee6 has been redesigned to optimise functionality, practicality, and safety — and it retains the Bee’s eye-catching style. Here it is with its signature yellow canopy:
Above: The Bugaboo Bee6 with the seat facing front and back.
Above: The Bugaboo Bee6 with the bassinet.
Above: Assembling the Bugaboo Bee6 is very easy. But if you need help, you can get it assembled at the store and demonstrated, and then just wheel it out.
One of the key improvements from the previous Bee is a bigger wheel design.
Above: The Wheels are larger at 7-inch and are made from smoother pu tires.
The tires are now 7-inch and puncture-proof, and from the very-first push of the stroller, the update is obvious; it definitely feels smoother, sturdier and more stable, and is easier to push and steer.
Above: close-up of the wheel. you can also purchase separate wheel caps in BLACK for an all-black look.
Mounting curbs are a breeze, as is driving the stroller on grass and pebbled surfaces.
Above: Mounting curbs and steps are a breeze with the larger wheels.
Above: grass and rougher terrain pose no problem for the bugaboo bee6.
The larger wheels also provide better suspension and shock absorption so it’s a more comfortable ride for the little passenger.
Adding to the comfort levels, the seat fabric has also been improved, and is what Bugaboo calls “high performance”. It is “spongey” and soft, and is easy to wipe clean or wash. The hardware behind the seat has ventilation holes that keep the seat cool as well.
Above: The seat is breezier and softer.
Above: Ventilation holes at the back of the seat.
The sun canopy has been updated with a peekaboo window and breezy panel. It’s now easier than ever to keep tabs on your kid while the seat is in the front facing position.
Above: The sun canopy in lemon yellow.
A new rotating bumper bar has also been added to the Bee (finally!), taking cues from the Bugaboo Cameleon, that the bar comes standard with. This bar keeps the child better protected in the seat and offers something for little grabby hands to hold on to.
Above: The bumper bar that is new to the bee design and provides more safety and comfort to the rider.
Above: Close-up of the bumper bar. It can be removed completely as well.
Improvements are made to the handlebar grips with new integrated bends for better grip protection.
Above: The upgraded handle bars. You can customise these as well with a brown version called LEATHER COGNAC.
Staying true to its city styling, the Bee6 is compact and light, and folds open with one hand and a push of the foot. There’s now an included integrated self-stand (these were previously sold separately), so when the stroller is folded into one piece, it can stand on its own (no more laying it down on the dirty ground).
Above: The Bugaboo Bee6 self-standing.
Above: Close-up of the stand.
Here’s how it works:
Above: One of the most useful accessories — a CUP HOLDER.
Bugaboo BEE6 is available at Motherswork, priced at $1,249 for the complete set, $960 for the Aluminium base, $1,060 for the Black base, $160 for the Sun Canopy, and $129 for the Seat Fabric in black. I recommend adding on a Cup Holder, $40, which is extremely useful.