Pushchairs for tall people: bugaboo cameleon review
Update: Someone stole our Bugaboo pushchair from outside a church. Can you believe it?!? I'm looking for a tall thief ...
I'm tall - 6 foot 4. Pushing pushchairs gives me backache as (1) I have to bend over because the handles aren't high enough and (2) I have to try and stand back from the pushchair otherwise I kick the axle. These two aims conflict.
Very few pushchairs are designed for tall people.
The ideal pushchair for tall people
After a lot of trial and error - in shops, borrowing other people's pushchairs, buying the wrong ones, reading pushchair reviews - I've decided there is only one pushchair for tall people: the bugaboo cameleon.
Yes, it's expensive. But the handle extends so high that I don't have to bend, and I don't kick the axle. The key thing about the handle is that it extends, rather than rotates. Pushchairs with handles that rotate are useless if you're tall - although the handle becomes higher, it also makes you stand nearer the pushchair. So you kick it.
No other pushchair comes close to the Bugaboo Cameleon if you're tall.
No axle pushchairs - Quinny and Stokke
You might think that a pushchair with no axle would be good for tall people, such as the Quinny. The problem with Quinnys is that if you put the shopping bag underneath, it goes where the axle would be ... so you kick it.
The Stokke Xplory is another option if you're tall. This is probably as good as the Bugaboo, although I haven't used one that much so I can't promise. It does look a bit wierd though - still, we bought the bloom fresco highchair, so what do we know!
If you're tall, what do you think? (And if you're interested, check out my review of the maxi cosi priorifix).