BOB Revolution Pro Stroller Review 2015

bob-revolution-pro1Recently, BOB has released two new jogging strollers Revolution Flex and Revolution Pro. Both models is an upgrade to beloved Revolution SE. The updated models have such minor changes, I don’t know why BOB felt the need to give them new names. Now, I think it’s even more confusing with so many similar models out there. Anyways, the main change that both Flex and Pro have is an adjustable handle bar  with nine different positions.

Aside from different colors the Pro model has a hand brake attached to the handle bar while Flex does not. That’s it! The addition of the adjustable handle bar did increase the weight a little. Other than that it stayed ABSOLUTELY the same.

Just like SE, the Pro model features huge oversized canopy, roomy seat, large basket, and adjustable 5 point harness. The large basket underneath the seat is not the only storage. It also has two mesh pockets inside of the seat for your child to store his toys and a large mesh pocket in the back for parents to store their essentials. The seat can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 70 lbs. If you want to use it from birth you can turn it into a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter.

The most important feature of Pro is the wheels. It rolls on large air-filled tires with adjustable state of the art suspension system that provides a VERY smooth ride. From my experience, BOB has one of the best suspension systems on the market. The front wheel is swivel, but can be locked straight. The fold is very easy and as compact as it can be with a jogger.

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BOB Revolution Flex Stroller Review 2015

bob_revolution_flex2I love BOB strollers! They are sporty, stylish and high quality. This time BOB has release a new stroller called Revolution Flex. This new model is an upgrade to the beloved Revolution SE. The only difference between the two is the adjustable handle bar that people have been asking for a LONG time. That’s it! The handle bar has 9 different positions and goes from 34″ up to 45″ from the ground.

I can’t believe that they gave it a different name because of the handle bar. BOB has already many similar models like SE, CE and Strides Fitness to choose from.  Now, parents will be confused even more. They  should have just released it with the same name as an upgrade for 2014. The other thing that is new are the colors. Flex comes in four different colors with silver or black frame.

It also has a huge oversized canopy, very room seat, 5 point harness, large basket, and easy fold. But the most important feature of Flex are the large air-filled tires and the state-of-the art suspension system that makes the ride super smooth. These tires can go through anything! That’s why this is THE BEST jogging stroller on today’s market. Just like SE it weighs only 25 lbs which is an average weight for a jogger.

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Eddie Bauer Endurance Jogging Stroller Review

eddie_bauer_endurance1Eddie Bauer Endurance is a budget-friendly jogging stroller that is designed for on-the-go parents who want to get a basic jogger for a reasonable price. These days not many people have $500 for a fancy jogging stroller full of luxury features. The Edurance model is not only affordable, but also has a lot of great features. It rolls on three large air-filled tires that can go through any kind of terrain. The ‘follow-the-sun’ canopy isn’t big, but will provide your child with enough shade. The roomy seat has a one-hand recline and a mesh window at the top of the seat that provides nice air circulation.

The stroller is designed for children from 6 months and up to 50 lbs, but if you want to use for a newborn, covert it into a travel system. This buggy comes with a large easy to access basket that fits a large diaper bag. You will be pleasantly surprised to see a parent console and a child’s tray included. The fold is very easy and since this baby weighs only 21 lbs, you’ll have no problem lifting and loading it into the trunk.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because while this stroller doesn’t have many luxury features like adjustable leg rest, large canopy, peekaboo window, adjustable handle bar, or deep recline, it is very affordable, compact, and very light for a jogging stroller. The only real draw back is the short seat back with the mesh at the top, because if you have a taller child, you won’t be able to use the recline. It retails for around $200 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax) and it comes with a snack tray and parent organizer.

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Joovy Zoom 360 Stroller Review

joovy_zoom_360_1Joovy Zoom 360 is a sport stroller that can be used for jogging or all-terrain. Unlike many joggers with the permanently fixed front wheel, Zoom 360 has a swivel front wheel that can be locked straight making it great not only for sport use, but also for everyday activities.

The large air-filled tires and excellent rear-wheel suspension provide a very smooth ride even when the terrain gets rough. It is a very long stroller (50″) so while I would take it to the park, it’s not the best for going shopping, doctor office, or for public transit. The maneuverability on Zoom 360 is amazing, you can push it with one hand.

Parents love this stroller for great features like large canopy, huge basket, a lot of storage, and easy fold. It is can be used from 6 months and up to 75 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can convert it into a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter.

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Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle Stroller Review

buggy_urban_jungle1Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle is an all-terrain full size stroller that is designed for active parents who like to spend time outdoors. Take it to the park trails, beach, or uneven sidewalk, it can tackle any rough terrain. You can even do some light jogging with it. The air-filled tires and rear-wheel suspension provide a very comfortable and smooth ride for a child. For shorter and taller parents there is an adjustable handle bar with a run away strap. This sleek and stylish buggy has plenty of storage for your diaper bag and smaller items like keys and phone. A roomy seat can hold a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. The stroller weighs 24 lbs which is an average weigh for an all-terrain stroller.

Although you can put a newborn right into the seat, there is also an option of turning it into a travel system by using a car seat or a pram by replacing the seat with a carrycot/bassinet. Want to face your child? Well, you can zip off the seat and replace it with a smaller seat called ‘face-to-face’ parent facing seat (available for purchase). This face-to-face seat can hold a child up to 20 lbs. 

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BOB Revolution CE Stroller Review

bob_revolution_ceThis 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.

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BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller Review

bob_stroller_strides1BOB Stroller Strides Fitness model was released after BOB teamed up with a nationwide exercise program called Stroller Strides®. It is a very popular stroller-based fitness program designed for moms who want to get in shape while spending time with their kids outdoors (no babysitter!). It incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller is based on a top selling BOB Revolution model.

And just like Revolution, it has 16″ tires and high-impact polymer wheels. Both strollers are identical, that is why you are not going to find separate reviews for this stroller. The only difference is when you order Fitness model, you will get a parent console ($30 if you buy it separately) and a fitness kit that includes two exercise tubes of different tension, a Stroller Strides exercise manual, and coupons for a week of free Stroller Strides classes. Oh, almost forgot! The most important feature of this stroller is it’s red color.

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Bumbleride Indie Stroller Review

bumbleride_indie1Bumbleride Indie is my favorite all-terrain stroller. It was a big hit from the moment it was released. Indie is designed for active parents who enjoy light jogging and want an everyday stroller with the off-road ability and LUXURY features. This is perfect for moms like me, who is not a serious jogger, but still wants to lose that extra baby weight.

It has everything a girl can dream off! A huge canopy, adjustable foot rest, deep recline, roomy seat, large basket and light weight frame. That’s right, this jogging stroller weighs ONLY 20 lbs! The air-filled tires and rear suspension system provide exceptionally smooth ride. It glides with ease and can be pushed with one hand. The seat is made out of eco-friendly material that helps to regulate temperature and absorb moisture.

You can easily convert it to a travel system with the included car seat adapter or by purchasing a matching bassinet. The seat can also convert into a bassinet-like environment making if perfect for a newborn (you might not even need to get a bassinet). Bumper bar is also included in 2013 model. This stroller can be used from birth up to 45 lbs. If you have twins, it is not a problem. The double version is also available. If you are not into jogging  and would like to get an all-terrain stroller, check out Indie 4 model.

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