This is one of my favorite strollers! BOB Revolution CE is a great for walking around the neighborhood, long walks in the park, and light jogging. This CE (City Edition) model is designed for active parents who like to walk more than run. This is NOT a power jogging stroller. If you are looking for a jogger, SE (Sport Edition) model would be a better choice.
I like to go for light jogging, but more often prefer to walk. We have a lot of trails near my house, so I put my baby Sophia in the stroller, grab phone, keys and my little Yorkie (in this order) and walk out of the house. Sophia usually falls asleep within first 10 min and I have some time to call my friends to catch up.
Since I always have my phone in one hand, I push the stroller and hold the leash with another. The stroller has to be easy-to-push and navigate in order for me to do it all at once. Well, the CE model is truly one handed stroller. I don’t recommend it for shopping because it is very wide (25.5″) and very long (51.5″). You will be constantly hitting display stands with the front wheel.
In comparison with SE model, CE is more compact and weighs ONLY 23 lbs which is pretty light for this type of a stroller. It can hold a child up to 70 lbs (that is how much an average 8 years old child weighs) and has a swivel front wheel that can be locked or unlocked depending on the activities.
I gave it 5 out 5 stars because it is full of great features like roomy seat, huge canopy, large basket, and state-of-the-art suspension system. The only two things I would add would be an automatic lock and an adjustable handle bar. It costs between $380 – $470 depending on the seller, but I found it on Amazon for only $305 (free shipping/free return and no sales tax).
-Huge Canopy. The canopy is to die for! It’s absolutely huge with the biggest peekaboo window I have ever seen on a stroller. I am one of those noisy moms who always wants to see what my baby is doing (maybe she is looking to the left, maybe to the right. LOL). Large canopy is one of the most important features for me and this canopy definitely hits the mark. Love it! With 5 positions, it will keep your child shaded at all times.
-Padded seat. The seat is very comfortable. It is made out of durable water resistant material that is easy to clean. The back and the bottom of the seat are nicely padded. The seat reclines to almost flat (down to 70° from vertical) position. When cleaning the fabric, it is not recommended to use the detergent. I wish it would be machine washable, but it is not.
-5 point harness. It has 5 point adjustable harness (like most strollers) with padded straps and center release buckle.
-Storage pocket. There is a storage pocket on the back of the seat that you can put all your small stuff like change of clothes, diaper, pad, and wipes. That way you don’t have to take the whole diaper bag with you if you go for a walk near your house. There is no parent console included. You will need to purchase it separately.
-Wrist strap. One of the security features of this stroller is a wrist strap that is attached to the padded handlebar. It’s actually proved to be very useful. My small yorkie that I often take with me when I walk with Sophia is very hyper. I don’t know how many times it suddenly pulled my hand and I lost the grip of the stroller. Those little dogs get so much strength when they see a squirrel. The wrist strap made sure the stroller didn’t run away from me. I think it is a nice feature for when you walk. I am not sure how well it would work if you fall while jogging. It might pull the stroller down with you.
-Large basket. The basket is large and easy to access. After looking at a lot of strollers, I noticed that many of them have very small unpractical baskets. This one is great. Big plus!
-Wheels. It has 12″ air-filled tires and lightweight alloy wheels. You do need to add some air once in a while to keep the tries filled. If you get a flat, don’t worry. It can be easily fixed by replacing the inner tube. If you don’t want to do it yourself, take your stroller to a near by bike shop and they will fix it for you.
-Swivel wheel. Many jogging strollers have permanently locked wheel which makes it hard to use for anything but jogging. Straight wheel will decrease maneuverability and make it hard to navigate in tight space. On this stroller, you can lock or unlock the front wheel with one twist of knob.
-Adjustable suspension system. The state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system allows you to change suspension depending on the terrain making the ride very smooth. You can easily push this stroller with one finger.
-Foot brake. It is located in the back between rear wheels. It’s very easy to reach and can be pushed with one foot. It’s not flip-flop friendly.
-Easy fold. It is a two-step fold, but it’is easy. Unfortunately, you will need both hands to fold this stroller. It does NOT stand on its own once folded. Since the wheels are smaller than on SE model, it is no as bulky and will fit in most of the trunks. There is no automatic lock to secure the folded stroller. You will have to lock it manually by using a clip attached to the wrist strap. I wish I didn’t have to use both hands because I am always carrying something (child,
purse, diaper bag, phone, and etc. Forget about purses! It has been permanently replaced by a diaper bag :( ). The folded dimensions are 39″L x 25.5″W x 16″H.
-Handlebar. Non-adjustable handle bar is a number one complaint for this stroller. If you are much shorter or much taller, it might be a problem for you.
-No automatic lock. You have to bend down and manually secure folded stroller with a clip. I started to have back problems after having my baby so I try to avoid extra bending and lifting heavy weight. This brings me to my next suggestion…
-Two-step fold. Why not one step? A lot of strollers have one step one hand fold. That way, you can hold your child in one hand and put away the stroller with another. Simple! It would be also nice if the stroller would stand on its own when folded.
-No cup holder. I need my coffee in the morning and a bottle of water if I am jogging or power walking so a cup holder is must have.
Here is a video review of BOB Revolution CE stroller.
Stroller weight: 23 lbs
Weight limit: 70 lbs
Folded dimensions: 39″L x 25.5″W x 16″H
Handle bar height: 40″
Seat to canopy height: 23″
Overall Length: 51.5″
BOB Revolution CE vs SE
These strollers are almost the same. Here are some differences:
- Rear tires. CE has 12.5″ x 1.75″ rear tires and light aluminum wheels, while SE has 16″ x 1.75″ rear tires and high-impact polymer wheels.
- Stroller weight. Because CE has smaller wheels it also weighs less, only 23 lbs while SE is 25 lbs.
- Colors. SE comes in 4 colors: black, navy, plum and orange. CE only in 2: black and plum.
- Duallie option. SE has a Duallie model. CE doesn’t.
- Price. CE is $20 more expensive than SE.
This stroller comes in two colors: black and plum.
BOB has a 5 year limited warranty on the frame and 1 year on small parts and fabric. Here is more info.
If you want to see how CE model compares to other BOB strollers here is a great comparison chart.
The same accessories work for both CE and SE models. You can purchase separately following things:
– Car seat adapter. You can use it with: Britax B-Safe, Chaperone, Graco: SnugRide , SnugRide 30, SnugRide 32, SnugRide 35. Peg Perego : Primo Viaggio SIP , Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30. Chicco : KeyFit , KeyFit 30. It snaps into the same spot used for snack tray. It can be purchased for around $46.
-Snack tray. A must have item. I wish it would come with the stroller. This snack tray can be used with Ironman, SE, CE, Strollers Strides and Sport Utility models. Motion model has a different tray. It costs about $24 on Amazon.
-Adult console. The adult console is one of the items you need to purchase separately. It is made out of HIGH quality durable material. It has a pocket in the middle and 2 bottle holders on each side. I know it adds up, but It is hard not to have a bottle holder. You can put a bottle into the back pocket, but it is hard to reach when you are jogging. The price ranges from $25 -$43.
-Weather shield. Great for rainy days when you want for your child to sleep outside. Also, if you are going for a jog and there is a chance of rain, take it with your just in case. You don’t want to run back with wet child in a stroller (happened to me once before I’ve purchased the cover). I was 15 min away from my car and it started to pour. I covered my daughter Sophia with my jacket and ran back as fast as I could. Sophia was laughing and didn’t seam to mind. We were both soaking wet by the time we got to the car. It really sucked. I was just afraid Sophia might get sick (thank God she didn’t). So, get the cover! It works only with Revolution SE, CE and Stroller Strides. Ironman, SUS and Motion models have a different shield. It can be bought for about $40.
– Fleece seat liner. It’s called BOB Warm Fuzzy. Keep your baby warm during cold winter months. It doesn’t provide that much warmth, so I didn’t buy it. It costs about $35 on Amazon.
-Sun shield. This elastic shield will protect your child from sun, wind and flying insects. Great for when your baby is sleeping. It also provides additional shade. It costs about $55.
-Travel bag. Great for people who travel a lot. This bag will protect your stroller from opening and scratches. It is not cheap, but is made out of high quality material. It has little wheels for easy maneuverability. It is sold for around $79.
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get BOB Revolution CE in one of the two beautiful colors for around $305 on Amazon (free shipping/free return and no sales tax). I did notice that the prices went down on Amazon in the last six months.
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