If you love pushing yourself to the limits and need a reliable and safe running stroller to help you achieve your fitness goals, then you need look no further than the BOB Revolution Pro. This is one of top options for parents hoping to get back into the best shape of their lives while also giving their children something comfortable and safe to best explore the outside world. If you need something that can handle more than just a leisurely stroll around the block, then the rugged dependability of this model will serve you well.
BOB has made a name for themselves when it comes to their performance and durability, and the Revolution Pro is no different. When you look at everything this model has to offer both you and your children, you can see why it is perhaps the top option for active families. Most running stroller ratings have this high end stroller ranked at the top, and for good reason.
The Revolution Pro’s frame is made of high-strength aluminum alloy. The stroller is fitted with tubed pneumatic tires that are supported by wheel hubs. Its wheel rims and spokes are made of high-impact polymer composite. The hand-activated brakes feature composite pads that have steel drum casings. The seat material is waterproof and made of a blend of fabrics that can breathe to help keep everything cool.
The large canopy provides sufficient shade as it goes down to where a bumper bar would be. It has a clear, plastic peekaboo window for your baby to see the outside world.
The seat has plenty of room and can accommodate a weight of up to 75 lbs. (34kg). It has a maximum height of 44inches (112cm). Obviously, space and weight limits are far much more than what you need for a baby. Furthermore, they allow sufficient room for upright sitting which might be more comfortable for your baby on certain occasions.
The 5 point harness that is fitted on the BOB Revolution Pro is padded and has a center release buckle for easy fitting and removal. The straps and sufficiently thick to hold your baby safely on the seat.
This model has 9 different positions for the handlebar. That means pretty much any adult of any height can use it. The hand-activated brakes are great for when you are jogging or running downhill. In addition to that, the stroller comes with a runaway strap attached to the handlebar to prevent it from rolling away. Therefore, it adds extra security and complements the brakes.
Plenty of storage
The 2016 Revolution Pro model has 15% more storage in the basket than the 2015 model. It is also fitted with a large pocket at the back of the seat for you and two extra pockets inside the seat for your baby to store his/her stuff. All the storage spaces are easily accessible.
As mentioned already, this stroller is designed for city dwellers as well as parents who live in places that have fairly rough terrain. That is made possible thanks to its 16″ rear and 12.5″ front wheels that offer a smooth ride regardless of speed and terrain. The swivel front wheel can lock straight while the rear wheels feature a modern quick-release function that is not only easy to use but also safe.
Easy to fold
Despite the facts that the Revolution Pro is neither fitted with an automatic lock nor is a one-hand fold stroller, it is pretty easy to fold and lock using a fitted strap and clip (attached to the handlebar). When open, the stroller has a width of 25.4 in (64.5 cm) and handle bar height of 34.5 – 48 in (87.6 – 122 cm). When folded with wheels, its size reduces to 43 inches in length and 16 inches in height.
- Fairly cheap considering it has amazing features
- Very durable and easy to maintain
- Allows you to jog without compromising the baby’s safety
- Rear drum brakes make it easy to control even when rolling downhill
- Reclines easily and with only one hand
- Adjustable handlebar makes it easy to push for anyone
- Has plenty of storage space
- Fairly heavy and bulky compared to other strollers
- Lacks automatic lock
- Not fitted with a bumper bar
Finding time to exercise while you have kids is often a challenge, but having one of these strollers can really help you in this area. There is no doubt that the Revolution Pro is an upgrade from earlier versions. It not only has improved features like higher weight limit, more storage space, and simpler recline among others but also comes with a 5-year limited warranty. That being said, you should also consider the cons. If they are too big to be ignored then you can try a different stroller. All in all, it is definitely one of the best in the market; especially if you want to have your baby’s company as you jog and keep them happy and safe while doing so.