BOB 2016 Revolution Pro Stroller Review

BOB Revolution Pro Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

74

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The BOB 2016 Revolution Pro is a joggers dream. With an adjustable handlebar, hand brake, and large inflatable wheels, this stroller is built for the outdoors. It’s a tough stroller made for tough conditions and your child can accompany you on any adventure. Its hefty build is not compact or lightweight. But if you are able to look past its large size, this may be the ideal stroller for joggers and active families.

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

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller is designed to take on the rough conditions of the outdoors. It’s a well-made stroller. However, in attempts to make the stroller lighter, some of the original metal frame structure has been replaced by plastic. It’s still extremely sturdy and parents won’t have to worry about it breaking after just a few uses..

BOB Revolution Pro Jogging Stroller
BOB Revolution Pro Jogging stroller is a sturdy companion for any terrain.

Weight

Fair – 4/10

This is a heavy stroller. Coming in at 30.5 lbs, this stroller is one of the heaviest on the market.  However, it’s built to withstand wear and outdoor conditions.  Weight is compromised for strength and durability.

Brakes

Excellent – 10/10

The BOB Revolution Pro comes equipped with a hand brake as well as a single lever foot brake located between the rear wheels. The foot brake is flip flop friendly, and parents can feel safe that their stroller won’t roll away. The hand brake is essential for any serious runner, or anyone that lives in a hilly neighborhood.

Compact

Good – 5/10

Even when folded, this stroller takes up a lot of space. It may not fit in the trunk of smaller cars. The back wheels do come off to help storage and transportation. The size of the folded stroller is 39″L x 25.5″W x 16″H.

“The BOB 2016 Revolution Pro Stroller is an excellent, sturdy stroller that a lot of thought towards features, safety and comfort on any terrain and ease-of-use and features make this a highly recommended stroller for your little one!”
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 9/10

It’s not hard to understand how to use this stroller. Once assembled, it’s basically hassle-free! Easy to push, easy to maneuver, easy to run with – it’s easy to use.

Folding

Good – 6/10

Folding is not the easiest. Parents must use two hands to fold the stroller. And once folded, it does not have an automatic locking mechanism. Parents need to manually lock the stroller, which involves putting the stroller on the ground and using a clip to hold it closed. It’s a bit cumbersome. It also does not stand on its own when folded.

Grip

Very Good – 7/10

Gripping the stroller is comfortable and clearly designed for active parents. The handlebar is surrounded by foam and it adjusts height, so it is ideal for parents of all heights. There is a runaway strap, to ensure that the stroller doesn’t accidentally get away when walking or jogging.

Maneuverability

Excellent – 9/10

Maneuvering this stroller is a dream. The front wheel locks in place to make running easier. The large inflatable wheels can take on the roughest of surfaces and pushing it is effortless.

“A fantastic stroller for a runner, jogger, somebody looking to get in shape while spending time with your child, or even somebody who lives near a lot of parks or recreational facilities that have a bit of terrain. Not the stroller I opt to bring grocery shopping or to Disney World (due to size), but really can be your only stroller if you so choose that option..”
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Rough Terrain

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller can handle all types of terrain. Smooth surfaces, trails, and sand are no problem for this hearty stroller. The inflatable wheels and suspension give the BOB Revolution Pro a smooth ride, no matter where it is used.

Accessories

Good – 6/10

This stroller does not come with all the bells and whistles, but you can purchase all the regular accessories and attachments separately. While this stroller does not come with a car seat adapter, parents can buy one and use it with this stroller.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 8/10

Assembling the BOB Revolution Pro is easy. All you need is a screwdriver and 10 minutes to remove it from the box and put it together. The manual may be more confusing than the actual assembly process.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

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.

“It has tires! They are very much like bicycle tires and they have valves on them so they can be inflated like a bicycle tire. This difference is key because it makes the BOB very stable, very agile and very easy to push on any terrain, whether gravel, mud or grass!.”
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Storage

Very Good – 8/10

The BOB 2016 Revolution Pro has plenty of room for storage. Parents don’t need to worry about fitting everything in the undercarriage basket – it’s roomy enough to accommodate all the essentials and more. There are also child-accessible pocket, which are great for storing snacks, toys, and other entertainment for baby.

Child Comfort

Excellent – 10/10

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 is comprised to two sections that provide plenty of protection from the sun’s harmful rays. You won’t need to worry about your child getting burnt on your run. The canopy also boasts a peek-a-boo window, so parents can watch their baby during an outing.

Suspension

Excellent – 10/10

Adjustable suspension means that you and your kid will have a smooth ride, no matter what terrain you decide to tackle. The front wheel also has adjustable tracking and locking capabilities to ensure optimal performance.


What do experts say?

BOB 2016 Revolution Pro

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

 

“You can even feel the suspension system in the handlebars just by pressing down on them – the stroller has some bounce!” – Oh She Glows

 

“If you think you’d like to go running with your kiddo and you live somewhere hilly, I would definitely look at this one. It’s a well made and rolls like a dream and I think it’s worth the BOB pricetag ” – The Pregnant Chicken Blog


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range1 – 7.5 Years
Dimension25.4 x 44 x 43 in
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightAdjustable
JoggingYes
Passenger Capacity1
Recline70 Degrees
Weight30.5 lbs
Wheel Sizes12″ Front, 16″ Rear

Where to buy?

Amazon$499.99
Target$499.99
Jet.com$499.99

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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