Just a quick note: This is not a sponsored post (as a reminder, I don’t do sponsored posts on OSG). I recently purchased this stroller and I want to share my review! I have no affiliation with B.O.B. (If B.O.B is reading, I would be happy to host a giveaway for my readers though!)
My Review of the BOB Revolution Pro Single Stroller
I finally took the plunge and bought the BOB Revolution Pro after testing out a ton of strollers over the past couple months. I love to walk every day in the spring and summer, so I wanted something to take “off-roading” on the trails. I also want a stroller that I can jog with now that Adriana is over 7 months old and the weather is getting nice! After a winter that felt super long, I’m ready to say buh-bye to the treadmill in our dingy basement and say hello to the glorious outdoors.
So far, I’m extremely happy with the B.O.B. Revolution Pro! The ride is incredibly smooth. You can even feel the suspension system in the handlebars just by pressing down on them – the stroller has some bounce! Or as Eric said, great shocks. It’s a dream to lift onto curbs (something our Peg Perego Book Plus stroller struggles with). I wasn’t sure whether to get the Pro version (which is the only version that has a hand break), but I’m glad I did because I feel the extra safety is worth it. If I’m going downhill I can lightly press on the break to provide more control.
It also has a parking break near the under basket that can be kicked to lock the stroller in place:
The first thing I noticed is how quiet this stroller is compared to our other one. Yes, even on the trails. It’s a serene, peaceful ride!
As you can see, the large seat is quite deep and it provides a lot of protection from the elements.
I’ve heard that some babies don’t like facing forward so I wasn’t sure how Adriana would like it, but she loves it so far. The first walk she slept for over an hour and the other times she has just chilled out while talking (“BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA” lol) to herself and enjoying the scenery. Hopefully this lasts! I love having a buddy on my runs!
The canopy has a few different positions to block the sun. Fully extended, it goes very low which is awesome if the sun is at a tricky angle and in baby’s face.
Here it is fully extended:
You can also reduce the fully extended canopy by 50% which is what I often do when it’s sunny.
I also love the flap that rolls up on the top of the canopy revealing a “window” that I can peek down and see her.
The front wheel can be locked in place for extra stability (“run mode”) or you can leave it unlocked (“walk mode”). Without a doubt, the stroller is easier to maneuver when the front wheel is unlocked, but they recommend you lock the front wheel for extra safety and control when jogging. It’s quite the workout I tell ya!!
The storage basket:
it’s not a huge amount of storage, but it’s decent. The basket just fits our fully stocked Skip Hop diaper bag (I have to jam it in) OR it’ll fit my purse and a couple smaller items.
There are two mesh pockets in the seat where I assume you can store a bottle, snacks, etc. On the back of the stroller (photo below right) there is a large mesh pocket where you can stash….a newspaper? tissue? food? Ok moms and dads, tell me what YOU put in this back pocket!
Eric’s take: He loves this stroller so much. His legs are too long for the Peg stroller (#talldudeprobs), but he doesn’t have this issue at all with the B.O.B. The handlebar also adjusts to 9 different positions which is awesome if you are tall and need a higher height, or conversely, if you are shorter and want it lower.
The main drawback is the size – 28 pounds (which is 5 pounds more than our Peg) and takes up its fair share of real estate, but I definitely wouldn’t say it’s unmanageable. I actually thought it would be a bit heavier than it feels. The stroller just fits into our sedan-sized trunk (photo above), with room to squeeze in a couple small bags. The front wheel can also come off for easier storage so that will save some space in the trunk too. As we all know, there are many strollers for different purposes, and given what the B.O.B. is intended for I think it’s a fair size and weight!
One thing that jumps out about the B.O.B. is the quality. You can really tell it has solid construction.
Closing it and opening it up took a few tries to get the hang of it, but it’s pretty easy now!
I purchased a couple accessories for this stroller. The first one is the handlebar console (above) which has room for two beverages and it has a zip pocket where I stash my keys, iPhone, etc. I’m really glad I got this accessory because I use it ALL the time. The other accessory I purchased is the rain shield. We haven’t used it yet, but I’m sure it will come in handy.
You know what would make me even happier? If the accessories were included with the stroller! Let’s be real; the BOB isn’t cheap and while I believe that you get what you pay for with this stroller, I do think it would be a nice touch if the company included some of the bells and whistles rather than making you pay for them separately. So whaddya think, BOB? =)
There is also a snack tray accessory that you can purchase. I didn’t buy it, but it might come in handy when she’s older.
All in all, I see the B.O.B. as being an investment piece, much like a Vitamix. Yes, it’ll run between $400-600 depending on whether you purchase it in the US or Canada, but you can also score gently used strollers on Craigslist or Kijiji. I also have friends who have sold their used B.O.B. strollers and recouped over half the price! They seem to hold their value very well. If you are in the US you can buy the B.O.B. Revolution Pro on Amazon.com for around $430.
Ok this turned out to be a massive review! I hope this is helpful for those of you who are on the fence about a B.O.B. much like I was.
In a future post, I’ll talk about jogging with the B.O.B. and how I’m finding it, what I’m doing, and tips I’ve learned.