Why is my Bugaboo Cameleon hood/canopy sagging?

why is my bugaboo cameleon hood sagging heres a very simple fix

Why is my Bugaboo Cameleon hood sagging? Here i will tell you why and how to fix it.

Ever thought “ooo that hood needs a wash!” so you remove it, bung it in the washer, take it out and put it back on your Bugaboo Cameleon for it to dry. Then you soon realise that its sagging at the back, yet before you took it off it was perfect? Well its happened to me plenty of times and thankfully its nothing that you have done wrong to your Hood! Phewwwww

So who’s the Culprit? Those Pesky Hood Clamps are!!! (Those Black plastic things that clip onto your seat frame that the hood rods go into).

why is my bugaboo cameleon hood sagging heres a very simple fix before and after

The Bugaboo Cameleon Hood clamps are designed to attach to either the right-handside or the left-handside. When connected on the side there should be, the hood will be nice and taught… But if there not then the back of the hood will sag!.

Why is my Bugaboo Cameleon hoodcanopy sagging make sure your clamps are on right


To know which side there go on, look at the little hole on one of the plastic arms. This should be positioned towards the back of the seat, and the connectors should be pointing slightly up and NOT down.

So if this happens, just simply swap them over.

I hope this helps?, i would love to know if it has helped you?


18 thoughts on “Why is my Bugaboo Cameleon hood/canopy sagging?

  1. Sara

    I thought I was going nuts until I read this!!

    Top tip for anyone who has just bought the cameleon 3 is that instead of a hole there is now a picture of the bugaboo!

    1. Leanne Post author

      haha, i remember the 1st time i did it, i almost cried thinking i washed the hood wrong somehow… Oh my Cameleon3 didn’t have a picture, just a hole lol… Must of been on a Newer Model.. .Good to know, thanx x

  2. Vanessa

    Thank you so much for posting this, and explaining it so well! I just bought my stroller 2nd hand and was fearing it had been sold broken and I’d have to replace many parts! Phew 🙂

  3. Natalie

    Thank you! I’ve just rebuilt our buggy for our newborn and I was thinking I’d squashed the hood! All sorted now. Phew! x

  4. Staci Stewart

    Thank you so much for posting this! I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the sun canopy and am so grateful you took the time to share your findings, thank you!!

    1. Leanne Post author

      hmmm this usually fixes it… any chance you have frog clamps on your cameleon?? as this can also be another cause of the hood sagging… hope this helps x

      1. Domenica

        Leanne! i’ve got a bugaboo frog and it canopy is sagging no matter what i do…do you know why and if i can change some piece to correct this? thanks!!

        1. Leanne Post author

          Hi…. is the hood canopy from a frog? as i know if a cameleon hood is used, its too big for a frog and will sag and be baggy… hope this helps


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