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The Best BOB Strollers

June 13, 2016
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Choosing a stroller takes careful thought and consideration. After all, you trust a stroller with your baby’s safety. We know what an important purchase this is, so we researched some of the most popular models on the market to make your decision less overwhelming.

If maneuverability and a smooth ride are high on your stroller priority list, you might want to consider a BOB stroller.

BOB strollers have great options for active parents, such as the Revolution Flex or the Sport Utility single, which have a wrist strap, handbrake and large, all-terrain tires fit for jogging or off-road strolling.

BOB’s everyday strollers — the BOB Motion and Revolution SE — provide comfort, safety and ease of use. The BOB Motion has four smaller wheels, however, which makes it less bulky than BOB’s three-wheeled sister strollers.

Ease of use is BOB’s point of pride. Even when carting around two kids, BOB’s side-by-side strollers are still maneuverable and easy to fold.

BOB strollers aren’t without their flaws, however. Many users complained of small storage baskets, though most of the strollers have additional pockets throughout. Additionally, heftiness was a problem for many parents — although they also noted that the weight contributed to the strollers’ sturdiness and durability.

Our analysis: Based on 10,529 reviews

NerdWallet Shopping’s scoring of the best BOB strollers is based on our analysis of the opinions of experts and shoppers like you.

To narrow the field, we looked at expert opinions from review sites such as The Sweethome, CNET and Good Housekeeping. After that, we analyzed user reviews to see what shoppers were saying about each stroller’s best (and worst) attributes.

We recognize that consumers look for different qualities in strollers, so we scored these user observations based on a handful of different features, including ease of use, weight, safety, accessories and more.

Our final stroller scores run from a low of 1 to a high of 10. Here’s how we came up with the numbers:

Overall score: This score is indicative of reviewers’ overall satisfaction level with the stroller as a whole across 13 criteria, including ease of use, maneuverability, accessories and durability.

Functionality: This score is indicative of reviewers’ satisfaction with the stroller’s level of functionality, in particular how it relates to the baby. Categories that factor into this score include comfort, safety features and noise level.

Ease of use: This score is indicative of reviewers’ satisfaction with how easy it is to use the stroller. Categories that factor into this score include ability to fold the stroller, weight of the stroller and maneuverability.

Let’s see which strollers made our list and how they fared. These are our top picks, ranked in order of overall score.

The strollers

1. BOB Revolution Flex

With its large, all-terrain wheels, state-of-the-art suspension system and five-point harness to keep baby secure, the BOB Revolution Flex is a great jogging stroller for active parents. They cite how easy it is to push and maneuver, although its large tires make it tough to pack away in a car trunk. The stroller’s adjustable, padded handle is helpful to parents of different heights.


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BOB Revolution Flex

  • Overall score: 8.8
  • Functionality: 9.3
  • Ease of use: 8.5

Buyers Like

  • Smooth, comfy ride for baby.
  • Large canopy with viewing window.

Buyers Dislike

  • Heavy and bulky, especially when folded.
  • Cup holders and trays sold separately.

2. BOB Motion

The BOB Motion is the only BOB traditional stroller with four wheels. Though its design isn’t as sleek as its three-wheeled counterparts, the Motion still possesses similar favored features, such as a smooth ride for baby, fixed front wheels and one-handed folding. Parents like how the BOB Motion grows with their child, thanks to the car seat adapter and reclining seats.


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BOB Motion travel system

  • Overall score: 8.4
  • Functionality: 9.1
  • Ease of use: 8.5

Buyers Like

  • Maneuverability.
  • Easy one-handed folding.
  • Height-adjustable handle.

Buyers Dislike

  • Seat doesn’t fully sit upright.
  • Small storage basket.

3. BOB Sport Utility

The BOB Sport Utility’s large, knobby wheels and shock-absorbing suspension are built for any off-road strolling experience. The five-point harness, handbrake and wrist strap help parents keep baby safe and secure when hiking through the woods or jogging over rough terrain.


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BOB Sport Utility Single Stroller

  • Overall score: 8.4
  • Functionality: 9.6
  • Ease of use: 7.3

Buyers Like

  • Handbrake and wrist strap.
  • Large tires can handle all terrain.
  • Five-point harness keeps baby secure.

Buyers Dislike

  • Bulky.
  • No cup holder or parent tray.

4. BOB Motion Travel System

This travel system pairs the BOB Motion stroller with a car seat so baby is mobile from Day One. The car seat connects to the stroller through an adapter, which could be removed once the child is old enough. Even though parents say the stroller is heavy, they also feel it is sturdy and keeps baby safe.


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BOB Motion

  • Overall score: 8.4
  • Functionality: 8.2
  • Ease of use: 9.5

Buyers Like

  • Baby feels safe and secure.
  • Large canopy completely covers baby.
  • Front-locking wheel prevents swiveling.
  • Fabric easy to clean.

Buyers Dislike

  • Heavy.
  • Small storage basket hard to access.

5. BOB Revolution SE

Favored by parents for everyday use, the Revolution SE features signature BOB qualities: easy maneuverability, one-handed folding and durability. Though the storage basket isn’t very big, parents did like the extra pockets on the inside of the child seat and on the back. Parents feel their child is safe: An infant car seat can click into the stroller attachment. When baby reaches toddler age, she is secured by the stroller’s five-point harness.


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BOB Revolution SE

  • Overall score: 8.4
  • Functionality: 9.1
  • Ease of use: 8.4

Buyers Like

  • Handles off roads well.
  • Car seat attachment connects to any BOB car seat.
  • Maneuverability.

Buyers Dislike

  • Foot rest too skinny.
  • Taller children don’t fit.

6. BOB Revolution Flex Duallie

The double version of the BOB Revolution Flex, the Duallie offers the same easy maneuverability and smooth ride. Even for a side-by-side stroller, parents praise how easy it is to push and turn. The multipositional canopy and reclining, padded seats keep both kids comfortable while parents go on a run.


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BOB Revolution Flex Duallie

  • Overall score: 7.9
  • Functionality: 8.8
  • Ease of use: 7.2

Buyers Like

  • Infant seat adapter.
  • Smooth, comfortable ride for both kids.
  • Maneuverability.

Buyers Dislike

  • Narrow footrest.
  • Seats don’t fully recline or sit upright.
  • No cupholders or tray.

7. BOB Revolution SE Duallie

The Revolution SE Duallie is the two-tyke everyday stroller. Similar to its single counterpart, the SE Duallie gives babies a smooth ride in the padded seats — though tall kids have trouble fitting comfortably. Parents with taller toddlers say the canopy grazes their child’s head and the footrest is too narrow to set their feet.


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BOB Revolution SE Duallie

  • Overall score: 7.6
  • Functionality: 9.1
  • Ease of use: 7

Buyers Like

  • Padded seats keep kids comfortable.
  • Straps easy to adjust.
  • Easy to push.

Buyers Dislike

  • Storage difficult to access.
  • Accessories sold separately.

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