BOB Revolution Pro
By Donna • July 22, 2016 • Jogging Strollers
If you are an active parent, you will probably be looking for a feature rich and top quality jogging stroller. Surely you have heard of BOB Strollers. A brand that specializes in providing plenty of features for jogging strollers and sports outstanding designs. Let’s find out if the BOB Revolution Pro has to offer.
Consistent top ratings and reviews on Amazon for the Bob Revolution Jogging Stroller got me very excited to try out this model for myself. I finally received the stroller and am happy to provide you with my insights.
The design truly appeals to me. It’s beautiful and sleek. I ordered the black model, and it fits my running and workout attire that usually consists of black, grey, neon colors. Of course, other colors are available, but black is more universally matching my clothes in my opinion. Different available colors are Meadow Black, Lagoon Black, and Canyon Black.
The look of the Bob Revolution Pro is sporty. BOB Gears managed to get the sports vibe apparent in the design. The way the stroller works is smart. Except for the folding mechanism which could be more comfortable. It’s not backbreaking, but others have this done better or more straightforward.
The materials used feel high end. I have not found any defects on my units such as open seams or any other bent or broken levers. I perform these checks on every newly received shipment. Manufacturing is never 100% perfect, so you need to check thoroughly. Defects can happen to even the most high-end models. If you have a defective unit, immediately contact the customer care and negotiate the terms or return it and request a replacement unit.
The BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller has sturdy 12-inch pneumatic wheels designed to hit the ground running. For running and off-road use, the wheels can lock in place. Air filled tires are really what you want for running, but keep in mind that it can mean additional required maintenance. You can easily get a flat tire for running over glass-shards or other sharp debris lying around.
My verdict on the maneuverability is outstanding. The sturdy wheels and the suspension leave the impression of the stroller gliding over any terrain. Be it pavement or off track. This really surprised me as the stroller is rather on the heavy side weighing 28.2lb.
The dedicated shock absorbers are definitely a highlight on the BOB Strollers. These are of the highest quality to be found on any baby stroller or jogging stroller. This will provide a much smoother ride when going off track and really convinced me for its jogging feature.
Due to the weight of the stroller, the folding and handling can be a bit difficult if you are very small – but you will get used to it and learn how to master. As with everything you will do on a daily basis. I did not find this to be considered as a downside.
The wrist strap is hands down one of my favorite features. It may not sound as necessary, but there are situations where it can come in as a life-saver (downhill jogging). If the strollers I have been using did not have this I usually just took any random cord lying around and made a DIY wrist strap for myself. Too big is the fear of running downhill and accidentally tripping and letting go of the stroller.
Wrist strap to secure stroller to yourself.ents
padded 5 point harness to safely secure your infant in place.
One Foot-activated parking brake.
handbrake on the handlebar for downhill jogging.
Here some reviews of other parents. Let’s see what they have to say about the BOB Revolution Pro.
Absolutely love this stroller. As a new mom it took me a little bit to figure out how to collapse and deploy it but once I got that figured out I take this stroller EVERYWHERE. I prefer it over my Britax B-Agile 3 90% of the time, outside of going to drs appointments. If you intend to use with the infant car seat (B-Safe 35) make sure youget the BOB Britax Car Seat Adapter as well. Does great on trails and rough terrain, baby sleeps soundly while I get in a good run or hike.
I was done trying to get a good deal on a stroller, so I splurged and bought the one with best reviews. I wanted high weight capacity and a smooth ride. It comfortably holds kids of all sizes. About a few days into using the stroller, I noticed a slight wobble on the front wheel. It’s super annoying now because I know it’s there, so unless I lock it, it feels like a kid is wiggling and moving in the seat which doesn’t really give me a smooth ride. Besides that, it folds up easy and relatively compact for a jogger, the harness is great, the canopy is awesome and the decline is really for comfortable naps. The storage basket, however, is a little small and super difficult to get into. Its kind of a tight squeeze if you want to try and throw a small pack or diaper bag in there. For the price, it was kind of disappointing for me. I don’t love it. But it’s still an overall good stroller if the things I mentioned don’t bother you.
It’s good but like other reviews, the typical downsides (which I knew would probably happen) the canopy doesn’t stay all the way down if you hit a bump or anything it pops up one notch which isn’t too big of a deal, just annoying. Also, I didn’t bother with a front tray for the baby because other reviews said it was bulky and didn’t have enough room on it and sat too high up. However, we have done fine with just the handlebar accessory I got for it, with the drink holders there. I slimed the tires because we have stickers and goat heads where we live, and it worked fine. Rides smooth. Also didn’t purchase the rain or bug net because reviews said the new model didn’t accommodate the old covers. But overall it’s ok. If those things bothered you, but an older bob OR a Thule.
Aside from the technical components of this stroller, the BOB Revolution is both sleek and modern, making this stroller something you want to use all the time. I had a blast during the 2 week period i was testing it to the limit. Whether you walking through the park, shopping downtown, or jogging a couple of laps around the block, the Revolution Jogger Stroller will not disappoint you.
The BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller is a solid choice for parents and children who want to get out and see the world (or maybe just the neighborhood). Perfect for all types of errands, afternoon outings, fitness activities, or holiday shopping. It is also big on safety and quality which is a huge plus in my book.