BOB Stroller Comparison: Why BOB?

BOB or B.O.B is an abbreviation for “Beast of Burden.” True to their company name, each product that BOB makes is durable, tough and built with the best materials. If you have heard about BOB, then you know that they specialize in manufacturing rugged all-terrain strollers that are particularly suitable to handle the rough outdoors which are designed for active parents, who love to go on a jog with their little one. As one would expect from a company that designs most of their products with the adventurous parents in mind, BOB strollers are sturdy and stylish buggies that offer some of the best tires and suspension systems in the business.

If I had to pick a BOB stroller, my top pick would be the BOB Revolution Flex stroller which also comes as a double.

Even though almost every BOB is a performance stroller, capable of doing more than your average buggy, there are differences. For example, the 2016 Revolution Flex is an excellent all-terrain jogging stroller, but it cannot beat the 2016 Sport Utility Stroller when it comes to jogging or hiking. The latter was not built to be an all purpose jack-of-all trades, but was designed to be the master stroller when it comes to outdoor activities. However, it is limited in its ability to be used as a daily stroller because of its size and the fixed front wheel, as opposed to the 2016 Flex, which can also be used as a regular stroller, thanks to its front swivel wheel.

Similarly, different BOB strollers cater to different needs and therefore, it is crucial that you compare BOB strollers with each other before deciding which one will suit your needs the most. In order to help you with that, we have designed a BOB stroller comparison table to make things easier for you.

A Comparison of BOB Strollers
Model Weight Maximum Weight Capacity Type Handlebar Height Width Comments
2016 Revolution Pro 30.5 lbs/ 13.8 kg 75 lbs/34 kgs (including luggage) All-terrain jogger Adjustable in between 34.5” – 48”/ 87.6cm – 122cm 25.4”/ 64.5cm Rear handbrakes (drum)
2016 Revolution Flex 28.5 lbs/ 12.9 kgs 75 lbs/34 kgs (including luggage) All-terrain jogger Adjustable in between 34.5” – 48”/ 87.6cm – 122cm 25.4”/ 64.5cm Lighter than the 2016 Pro
2016 Revolution Pro Duallie 36 lbs/ 16.3 kgs 100lbs/ 45.4 kgs (including luggage)with 50 lbs/ 22.7 kgs per seat All-terrain jogger Adjustable in between 33.5” – 50.5”/ 85cm – 128.3cm 30.5”/ 77.5cm Rear handbrakes (drum)
2016 Revolution Flex Duallie 33.1 lbs/ 15 kgs 100 lbs/ 45.4 kgs (including luggage) with 50 lbs/ 22.7 kgs per seat All-terrain jogger Adjustable in between 33.5” – 50.5”/ 85cm – 128.3cm 30.5”/ 77.5cm Lighter than the 2016 Pro Duallie
2016 Stroller Strides Duallie 33.1 lbs/ 15 kgs 100lbs/ 45.4 kgs (including luggage)with 50 lbs/ 22.7 kgs per seat All-terrain jogger Adjustable in between 33.5” – 50.5”/ 85cm – 128.3cm 30.5”/ 77.5cm Includes fitness kit
Revolution SE 25 lbs/ 11.34 kgs 70 lbs/ 31.75 kgs (including luggage) All-terrain jogger Fixed at 40”/ 102cm 25.5”/ 65cm Lightweight
Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller 26 lbs/ 11.75 kgs 70 lbs/ 31.75 kgs (including luggage) All-terrain jogger Fixed at 40”/ 102cm 25.5”/ 65cm Includes Stroller Strides Fitness Kit
Revolution SE Duallie 34 lbs/ 15.3 kgs 100lbs/ 45.4 kgs (including luggage)with 50 lbs/ 22.7 kgs per seat All-terrain jogger Fixed at 40”/ 102cm 30.5”/ 77.5cm
2016 Ironman 27 lbs/ 10.6 kgs 75 lbs/ 34 kgs (including luggage) Jogger/runner Adjustable in between 35” – 48.5”/ 88.9cm – 123.2cm 24”/ 61cm Designed as a running/jogging stroller (front wheel doesn't swivel)
2016 Ironman Duallie 33.1 lbs/ 15 kgs 100lbs/ 45.4 kgs (including luggage)with 50 lbs/ 22.7 kgs per seat Jogger/ runner Adjustable in between 34” – 51”/ 86.4cm – 129.5cm 30.6”/ 77.7cm Designed as a running/jogging stroller (front wheel doesn't swivel)
2016 Sport Utility Stroller 28.6 lbs/ 13 kgs 75 lbs/ 34 kgs (including luggage) Jogger/ runner/ off-road hiking Adjustable in between 35” – 48.5”/ 88.9cm – 123.2cm 26”/ 66cm 3 equally huge knobby tires and a fixed front wheel
2016 Sport Utility Stroller Duallie 29.7 lbs/ 16 kgs 100lbs/ 45.4 kgs (including luggage)with 50 lbs/ 22.7 kgs per seat Jogger/ runner/ off-road hiking Adjustable in between 34” – 51”/ 86.4cm – 129.5cm 30.6”/ 77.7cm 3 equally huge knobby tires and a fixed front wheel
Motion 23 lbs/ 10 kgs 76lbs/ 34.5 kgs (including luggage) Regular stroller for daily use Fixed at 42”/ 106.7cm 21.8”55.3cm The slimmest BOB stroller

BOB’s Best Strollers

Just to make your BOB stroller selection even easier, we are now going to introduce to you to a few selected strollers from BOB’s arsenal that we think are the best. Read on to find out which one will be the best choice for you.

BOB Revolution SE 

The Revolution SE is the most popular BOB single stroller available in the market. Barring only the Motion (which isn’t a jogging or an all-terrain unit), the SE is also the lightest at only 25 lbs. The slim all-terrain jogger sports a lockable swivelling front wheel and big air-filled tires at the back to keep your child comfortable across all terrain and even while you two go on a jog together.

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BOB 2016 Ironman

The 2016 Ironman stroller is simply the best BOB stroller when it comes to pure speed. When we are talking about the Ironman, we really mean the term “running” because this runner/jogger is built for those parents who love their fitness and want to enjoy the company of their child while they are at it. It has a fixed front wheel, 16” pneumatic tires with wheels made out of aluminium alloy at the back and a handbrake to keep you in control even while rolling over a slope.

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BOB 2016 Sport Utility Stroller

It doesn’t come tougher than the Sport Utility Stroller from BOB, as this beast can handle anything you throw at it. Not only can it be used for jogging/running and for going off the paved road, but you can actually use it to take your kid on a hiking trip. It has three huge 16” tires with enough treads on them to provide strong grip and dependable control to you, even while trekking through uneven and slippery ground. The front wheel is fixed for greater stability and it has one of the best suspension systems in use for strollers today.

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BOB Motion

The BOB Motion is the only stroller in the company’s arsenal that isn’t an all-terrain or a jogger, but it sports the same sturdy build in a much more compact form. The lightweight aluminium frame and the 21.8-inch width makes the Motion a perfect everyday stroller for parents in the city. The Motion features air-filled tires and a good suspension system to handle bumpy roads and maybe even some light off-road strolling.

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BOB 2016 Revolution Flex Duallie

The 2016 Revolution Flex Duallie features a unique adjustable suspension system with a front wheel that can swivel or lock straight, depending on the terrain and the pace of the stroll. Each of the two seats on the Flex Duallie can carry children weighing up to 50 lbs and the stroller itself weighs in at 33.1 lbs. Your children will like the independent canopies and they feature a peek-a-boo window each. The large air-filled tires, a brilliant suspension system, the 5-point harness and the extra-cushioned seats will keep your children safe and comfortable across all-terrain.

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What Would I Recommend?

As explained earlier, it depends on you, your children and your family’s needs and priorities. If you compare BOB strollers with each other, and by taking a look at our BOB stroller comparison chart, we are sure that you will be able to find the one that’s perfect for you. For example, the Motion is an awesome everyday stroller that can be used for a little bit of everything and is perfect for putting together a travel system. The 2016 Sports Utility or the 2016 Sports Utility Duallie on the other hand is the ultimate stroller for going on little adventures with your children. They can take on rocks, roots, gravel, grass, mud, snow and even slopes without jeopardizing the safety of your child. The 2016 Ironman stroller is THE stroller for athletic parents who go on jogs ritualistically and would like to take their baby with them. The Revolution SE or the 2016 Revolution Flex Duallie on the other hand, strikes a balance between extreme outdoor adventuring and casual strolling on the sidewalk.

Which one did you find to be the most useful for you?


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