Dec 13, 2011
Review by arino
Rated a Very Helpful Review
User Rating: Excellent
Ease of Use:
Pros:Extra padding, individual canopies, individual recline, smooth ride, and fits through most doorways.
Cons:Not compatible with many car seat brands, heavy, extra steps when opening.
The Bottom Line: I would purchase this again, and I would (and have) recommend to a friend.
My husband and I recently purchased this stroller at REI. They were having a promotion that saved us money if we bought it on-line, so that's what we did. We had a single BOB before the birth of my son and really enjoyed it, so we knew we would need to upgrade to the double BOB because of the two kids.
Recommend this product?
The Bob Revolution SE Duallie Jogger Stroller - Navy has been great! I like to use it to walk around the neighborhood or run on the nature trails by our house. It has been camping, shopping, and to Disneyland. Every time I use it, I know I made the right choice when we purchased it.
Since our last BOB, the company added extra padding on the back of the seat, the seat bottom, and the foot rest. This is such a great addition. My daughter seems so much more comfortable in this one than our previous BOB.
I really like that each seat has a separate canopy. I have a 6 month old and a 2 year old. Right now, they don't need or want to have the canopy up or down at the same time. I suspect they will never be on the same page with that, so I'm sure this feature will pay for itself over and over again in the future.
The same rings true for the ability to recline. Each seat can recline or become upright independently. This is really great. I just wish they could recline a little further. As it is now, they are not able to lay flat.
I've taken this thing on paved roads, gravel, dirt, grass, and sand. So far, it has handled each different terrain very smoothly. I swear, my children felt like it was all the same!
Probably one of the most important feature is width. I thought about purchasing a stroller that was "in line" but I worried it would be too long and that the children would argue about who was sitting where. So, I decided a "side-by-side" was for me. However, my concern about this style is that you can't fit through many doorways. So far, I have found that this stroller will fit. In my house, it doesn't fit through the bedroom doorways, but it will fit through all the doorways that lead to the outside.
I have a PegPerego infant car seat, and the BOB is not compatible with it. This is a bigdownside. This model has an adapter (sold separately) for an infant car seat because babies under 6 months are not advised to ride unless they are in an infant seat because their neck muscles are not strong enough yet. So in the meantime, I would have to buy a new car seat just for this new stroller. Well, considering the price tag of this stroller, that wasn't an option for me. I am lucky enough to know someone that I was able to borrow a Graco (this is the only brand that is compatible) from for the time being. But, if I had to buy a new car seat, I would not have bought this stroller.
This stroller is heavy. It weighs in at 34 lbs. I have a larger car, so I have to pick it up from above my waist and lower it to the ground if I take it somewhere. This might not sound so tough, but it's an awkward shape too.
Then, when you do get it to the ground, there is a strap that you have to reconnect before you can load your kids in. Again, this isn't that big of a deal, but when there's inclement weather or one (or both) of your kids are throwing a fit that extra step is a big deal.
So, despite the few negatives, I would still purchase this stroller again.
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Amount Paid (US$): 700
Age Range of Child: Other
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