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BOB Revolution CE Stroller Review

bob-revolution-ce-single-strollerBOB Revolution CE is a great stroller for walking around the city and light jogging.

This is a City Edition (CE) and it is designed for parents with active lifestyle, but rather for walking or light jogging than running. The producent says it is a jogger, but in fact I wouldn’t recommend to run with this stroller on tough terrain. Better strollers for running on rough surfaces are SE (Sport Edition) or PRO 2016 models.

BOB Revolution CE is easy to push with one hand and as all moms know, often you got just one hand free. It is also great for parents who like to take a dog for a walk while strolling with a baby. You can push the stroller with one hand and hold the leash with the other hand or chat with your friends on the phone, while your baby is sleeping or exploring the surroundings.

This model is quite big and bulky and it will be difficult to do shopping with it. It is 51.5” long and the front wheel will be hitting stands very often.

But compared to SE or PRO model, this stroller is more compact and lighter than the others. It weighs only 23 lbs. CE model can accommodate a child up to 70 lbs, which means you can use it until your kid is in primary school LOL:)

The difference between CE and SE model is the size of the wheels. The CE has three wheels of the same size – 12”. The SE has 12” front wheel, but the rear ones are bigger – 16”.


Few things about BOB Revolution CE

BOB Revolution CE has swiveling front wheel. When it is unlocked it makes the stroller easier to maneuver and when it is locked the stability is increased, which is essential when you are strolling over tough terrain.

Like the SE and PRO models, this one also has two-step, pretty easy folding.

If you live in a city the CE will hold up even a great winter. Its tires will handle icy sidewalks. It is better for strolling in the city – on asphalt or cement paths, but not sandy beaches, tough and hilly terrain or wooded trails. If you don’t live in a city area, the SE would be better option, thanks to its bigger wheels. For riding in the city the CE has more advantages: easy to navigate in tight spaces, you can use public transportation with it easily. CE is a great solution for urban or suburban parents. You can push it on city streets, sidewalks, occasionally also uneven terrain. It fits and goes into smaller places more easily. But if you want to stroll mostly on rough terrain (dirt/gravel/sand/wooded), the SE will be a better fit for you.

This model doeasn’t have adjustable handlebar or automatic lock (other BOB models also don’t have it). Nevertheless I like this stroller I would recommend it to other parents.

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Features

Here you can find out what functions and features has BOB Revolution CE.

Front wheel

This wheel can be locked to increase stroller’s stability or you can use swiveling option for greater maneuverability. Each wheel is 12” and has air-filled tires. Don’t worry about getting a flat – it can be easily fixed by replacing the inner tube or you can go to a bike shop and you get it quickly done. The tires can be aired up with standard bike pump. The wheels are smaller than SE or PRO models, therefore this stroller is definitelly better for strolling around the city than off-road running. BOB Revolution CE has amazing tires, especially when compared to the plastic counterparts that most strollers have. Air-filled tires are very popular recently. Not only BOB, but also other brands offer that kind of wheels, for example Bugaboo Donkey Twin has also pumped tires.

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Suspension system

BOB Revolution CE has great adjustable suspension system. You can change the suspension depending what terrain are you riding on. The stroller turns easily, you can push it with one hand, almost efortlessly. And your little passenger will have a very smooth ride. The CE is excellent for strolling around the city. It glides and maneuvers effortlessly through pavement and even gravel.

Foot brake

This model has foot-operated brake which is located between the wheels in the back. It is easy to reach and push with one foot, but not if you are wearing flip-flops.

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Canopy

All BOB models have really great canopies. This one has adjustable, five-positions canopy which provides your little passenger with great shade and protects him/her in different weather conditions. This canopy is equipped with large peek-a-boo window, so you can watch what your baby is doing.

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Seat

Your baby will feel very comfortable during strolling in this seat. It has soft padding and the fabric is water resistant, very easy to clean (unfortunately it can’t be washed in washing machine). The seat reclines 70° down from vertical. There is also five-point harness with release button in the middle and nicely padded straps which provide safety for your little one. Unfortunately, there is no bumper bar, but if you purchase the baby tray, it can serve as it.

Wrist strap

Another security feature in this stroller is wrist strap, which is attached to the handlebar. Thanks to it your stroller won’t run away from you. This is very useful while strolling but if you trip up during jogging, you might pull the stroller down with you. This strap is attached to nicely padded handlebar which provides you with comfort while pushing. I only wish the handlebar was adjustable. My husband (6’2’’) complained a little bit about the handlebar height after a long stroll, that it was a bit short and uncomfortable. But it wasn’t a problem during short rides.

Storage

This model has plenty space for your baby gear and your essentials. It has a basket below the seat, which is easy to access. Many strollers have small and hard-to-reach baskets, but this one is really practical! The basket may not be the biggest one, but it is enough to store your baby gear for a day trip. BOB CE has also large mesh pocket on the back of the seat. It is very useful for storage couple of diapers, wipes or change of clothes.

It would be nice to have a parent colsole with cup holder included, since you will need some water during strolling or hiking. BOB doesn’t come with any accessories. You need to purchase them separately.

Folding 

You can easily fold the stroller in two steps. It has also smaller wheels than SE model so it is not so bulky when unfolded or folded. It will fit most of the car trunks since its folded dimensions are: 39” x 25.5” x 16” (LxWxH). Although folding is very easy I wish the stroller would stand on its own when it’s folded. You will also need to use both hands to fold it. Many moms may think that it would be easiler if the stroller had one-hand folding option so they can hold their baby in one hand and fold the stroller with another. But remember: always keep your baby away from the stroller while you are folding or unfolding it, to protect your baby from pinching or cutting fingers!

Besides, this model is not equipped with automatic lock to secure the folded stroller. You will have to bend down and lock it manually by using the clip which is attached to the wrist strap. It can be quite annoying, especially for moms with back problems.

Size

Big advantage of this model is that it’s not that bulky as SE or PRO model. It is 2 lbs lighter than SE and 7.5 lighter lbs than PRO version. This stroller is definitelly convenient to take to the mall, grocery stores, zoo or park. It is great for every day use, and not as bulky as we thought it would be. This stroller is just a little bit longer than most pushchairs but it can do a full turn in a very small space!

Travel system

You can use this stroller from birth if you purchase car seat adapter which is compatible with many popular infant car seat brands. It is very convenient, especially if you are first-time parent, to use the stroller with car seat, because you can transport your baby between many places without disturbing her/his nap. 🙂

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Pros Cons
Pivoting and lockable front wheel No adjustible handlebar
Adjustible suspension No hand brake
Safety features: parking brake, wrist strap, five-point harness No automatic lock
Huge, adjustible canopy with peek-a-boo window No accessories included
Nicely padded reclining seat
Lighter than other BOBs
Easy to push, convenient for every day city use

Specification

Stroller type Standard stroller
Stroller weight 23 lbs
Weight limit 70 lbs
Stroller dimensions 51.5’’ x 25.5’’ x 40’’
Folded dimensions 39″ x 25.5″ x 16″ (LxWxH)
Handlebar height 40″
Seat to canopy height 23″

Color versions

BOB REVOLUTION CE is available in two colors: Plum and Black. Depending on the color price of this stroller may vary a little bit. See the different color versions here!


Warranty

BOB Revolution CE has limited five-year warranty on the frame and limited one-year warranty on other components and fabric.


Accessories

There are many great accessories compatible with BOB Revolution CE and SE stroller, but unfortunately they need to be purchased separately. If you buy them all it will definitely add up.

  • BOB 2016 Single Infant Car Seat Adapter – thanks to this adapter you can turn the stroller into the travel system and use it from day one. You just snap it into the same spot which is used for the snack tray. For different models of car seats there are specially designed adapters. Be sure, you choose the right one! 🙂
  • BOB Single Snack Tray – baby tray is one of those things that are not included, which is kind of surprising for me. You need to buy it separately. There is a snak tray compatible with many BOB models: SE, CE, Sport Utility and Stroller Strides. Here you can see how it looks.
  • Adult console – parent tray also doesn’t come with the stroller. This console has two holders for cups or water bottles (one on each side) and a pocket between them. I wish it was included, because it is very useful to keep a water bottle in a holder. You can of course keep a bottle in the pocket on the back of the seat, but it is quite inconvenient to grab it while strolling or jogging. Click here to purchase the parent tray with tire pump!
  • Travel bag – this is very useful if you plan to travel a lot (by car or by plane). It is compatible with every BOB single stroller model. This bag is easy to navigate, since it has convenient handle and roller wheels. If you will travel a lot with your child it is definitely worth buying.
  • BOB Weather Shield for Single Revolution – If you want to go out for jogging or take your baby for a stroll and there is a chance it will rain, you should take it with you and keep it for example in the basket or in the pocket just in case. It will protect your baby from rain and wind and catching a cold! The shield has a large window which is water resistant and let you keep an eye on your little one. I remember that few times during jogging with my baby it started to rain heavily but I kept the weather shield in the basket below the seat, just in case. It was very useful and quick to install.
  • BOB Sun Shield Single Revolution Stroller for Strides – it is designed to protect your baby from sun or flying insects. It is quite useful if the baby is sensitive to the sun. I use it during spring and summer, when the sun is really scorching. Find out more about this shield here!

Summary

To sum up, the BOB Revolution CE is great for parents who live in the city and want to stroll or jogg rather on even terrain than bumpy country roads. It is for sure heavier and bigger than many strollers, but very functional, which outweighs its negative aspects.

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Hello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: 3-year-old Haley and almost 1-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger

If you have a question or a comment, do not hesitate to write to me! 🙂

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