We Tried It: BOB Revolution FLEX stroller
Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor
Why she did it: I wanted to see if having a state-of-the-art jogging stroller would actually make me go jogging more often with my 1-year-old.
Pros: Turns out, having the right gear does inspire me to go on more mom-and-baby jogs. Is that a pro or what? The Revolution FLEX is a refreshed version of the brand’s popular Revolution SE stroller. It’s a dream to push with pneumatic air tires, whether you’re walking or running, on the sidewalk or on a trail. The handlebar is adjustable for height (which I’ve found to be a real asset on a jogger), the basket underneath the seat is sizable, and my kiddo looks comfy in it. And we all know that runs don’t last long with an unhappy passenger! I also like the plastic viewing window (with removable cover) so I can keep an eye on my little one without having to adjust anything while running. Cute color choices include lagoon (above), lagoon/silver, orange/silver, wilderness green, plus basic black.
Cons: This is not a small stroller at 26.2 lbs. So if you’re looking to make the Revolution Flex your one-and-only baby-mobile (with an infant car seat adapter, sold separately, for the littlest riders), it won’t be the best in tight spaces or aisles, or frequently coming in and out of the trunk. And I do miss a couple small touches I’ve learned to love in other strollers, like a water bottle holder and a compartment for my phone or iPod for my tunes.
The verdict: For parents who run, or on-the-go families who want an all-terrain stroller with a super smooth ride, the Revolution FLEX performs quite well. It’s suitable to carry up to 70 lbs. (occupant plus luggage weight). And if you’re anything like me, it might even encourage more exercise.
Cost: $479.99, bobgear.com