BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Stroller Review

BOB Revolution Flex Best Jogging Stroller
Bob Revolution Flex Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

70

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The BOB Revolution Flex is the ultimate outdoor stroller.  For trails, jogging, or everyday use, this stroller fits the needs for an active family.  It has all the features that will keep your baby comfortable – a large sun canopy, a deep seat recline, and rugged suspension make for a smooth ride.  Parents will also be happy with a big storage basket, maneuverable wheel, and one hand fold.  The big downside to this stroller is its bulky nature. If the large size is not an issue, this stroller is an outdoor dream.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

Durability

Excellent – 9/10

The stroller receives a 9 for overall durability.  BOB Revolution Flex Jogging StrollerThis is a tough stroller designed to take on the elements of the outdoors. It’s not going to fall apart on its own.  The large inflatable wheels allow it to tackle the toughest terrain, while still keeping your baby safe.

Best Jogging Stroller BOB Revolution Flex
Bob Revolution Flex Stroller

Weight

Very Good – 7/10

This is not the lightest stroller on the market.  Coming in at 28.5 lbs, it is a heavy stroller.  However, when compared to other joggers, it ranks about average.  But, with all the included features and sturdy build, the weight feels justified.

Brakes

Very Good – 8/10

The BOB Revolution Flex boasts single action brakes that are easy to enable and release.  It is a single pedal located between the back wheels.  Parents can feel confident that their stroller won’t accidentally roll away. The brakes are flip-flop friendly, which is great for the warmer months.

Compact

Fair – 4/10

This is not a small stroller. Even when folded, this stroller takes up a lot of room.  The folded size is 25.2″W x 15.3″H x 37.6″L, which may be too large for smaller cars.  The wheels pop off to help parents transport the stroller, but even so, it is going to take up more space than most other joggers.

“THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEST BABY PRODUCT WE HAVE EVER BOUGHT! I was a little skeptical when it came to spending so much money on ONE baby item, and it took months of pleading with my husband to purchase such a high end stroller… but WOW! It is worth EVERY penny!”
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller is hassle-free. After taking it out of the box and assembling, the stroller is good to go.  Its uncomplicated design will suit moms on the go and makes jogging a breeze.  It’s easy to push, easy to to fold, and easy to maneuver.

Folding

Excellent – 9/10

The Revolution Flex requires two hands to fold, but the process is simple.  The dual Release lever and pull handle make it easy to fold.  It requires a manual lock, and doesn’t stand while folded.  Unfolding this stroller also requires two hands.

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller has an adjustable handlebar with 9 different positions.  No matter how tall or short you or your partner are, the handlebar will be at a comfortable height.  The handlebar is padded with foam, which makes it easy to grip while on a run.  There is also a wrist strap for added security while exercising.

Maneuverability

Excellent – 10/10

Moving your child around in this stroller is painless.  The large wheels make trekking a breeze.  The front wheel has adjustable tracking to make pushing the stroller even easier.  In addition, the front wheel can be locked in place, which is essential if you plan on taking the stroller out on a run.

“We live near lots of sand/gravel trails and this stroller has been great! Of course it still takes maneuvering if you are going over a bunch of large rocks, but it handles isolated smaller rocks (think 1 to 3 inches off the ground profile) with ease.”
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Rough Terrain

Excellent – 10/10

Thanks to the large inflatable wheels, this stroller does well on any terrain.  From gravel, to trails, to dirt road, or even sand, this stroller can handle it all.  The BOB Revolution Flex has 12.75″ front wheels and , 16″ rear for a smooth ride on any surface.

Accessories

Very Good – 8/10

It does not come with a bumper bar or cup holder, but it does have storage seat pockets.  You may buy an adapter to make it car seat compatible.  It is compatible with most popular car seats.  Additional accessories may also be purchased.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 8/10

Assembling the stroller takes mere minutes.  It only requires a screwdriver to put it together.  The no-fuss process allows parents and children to enjoy the product almost immediately.

Easy to Clean

Excellent – 10/10

The stroller fabric is water resistant, making cleaning minimal.  A quick wipe down should resolve any dirtiness.  The fabric is heavy and should stand up to the test of time.

“LOVE the new one handed seat recline and cinch, and of course the handlebar height upgrade happened with the last model. The large canopy is priceless, and covers an older child all the way to the ankles, and overlaps over a car seat.”
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Storage

Very Good – 8/10

There is plenty of storage space onboard.  The roomy basket underneath has access from the back and the sides.  It can accommodate up to 10 lbs.  The mesh pockets on the side make up for the lack of snack tray – your little one can access snacks and toys easily.

Child Comfort

Excellent – 9/10

Little one will be happy to accompany you on your jogging outings.  The 5 point harness will ensure their safety on your adventures.  The seat is extraordinarily roomy. It’s also more upright than some other joggers, which is great for older children who may enjoy looking at their surroundings.  The seat also reclines, via a strap system, to nearly flat.  Whatsmore, has plenty of padding to make the ride even more comfortable.  The sunshade will keep the rays out of your baby’s eyes and you won’t have to worry about sunburns.  The stroller holds children up to 75 lbs.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 9/10

The sun canopy provides excellent protection from the sun.  It is comprised of two panels for optimum coverage.  The peek-a-boo window lets parents keep an eye on their child during their time out.

Suspension

Excellent – 10/10

The large rubber tires and adjustable suspension offer a smooth ride on uneven surfaces.  You can play with it until you find the right suspension for the terrain.


What do experts say?

“In my opinion BOB Revolution Flex and Pro are by far the BEST joggers on the market right now” – Mom Stroller Reviews


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range1 – 5 Years
Dimension47 x 21 x 41 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightMid
JoggingYes
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
Recline70 Degrees
Weight25 lbs
Wheel Sizes12″ Front, 16″ Rear

Where to buy?

Amazon$449.99
Target$449.99
Bed Bath & Beyond$449.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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