BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller Review

bob-revolution-se-duallie-strollerBOB Revolution SE Duallie is a perfect double stroller for daily use and unusual adventures!

BOB strollers are very similar to each other and no matter which one you choose it is very unlikely you will be disappointed. But of course they have little differences and features that could fit you less or more. BOB Rebolution SE Duallie Stroller has all the features for yours and your passengers’ comfort and safety.

BOB Revolution SE Duallie is perfect for parents of twins or kids of small age difference, since it can accommodate an infant in a car seat and a toddler. This stroller is easy to navigate and very maneuverable. It is made of high quality materials and fabrics and still quite light as for double jogger! I tried going through many normal doorways and I didn’t have any problems with fitting. It is easy to use and has plenty storage for your babies’ gear and your stuff (as we all know when we go for a walk or run with two kids we need to pack half of the house :)).

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BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller – Features

Joggers from BOB are quite similar, but each has some unique features. BOB Sport Edition (SE) has a lot of excellent functions which will satisfy many discerning parents.

Lockable swivel front wheel

You can set the front wheel in two positions. Swiveling wheel makes the stroller more maneuverable and very easy to navigate. This option is the best for smoother but crowded or narrow surfaces. You can also lock forward the front wheel to increase the stability. It is the best for jogging or walking on rough surfaces like bumby grass, sandy beaches, wooded trails or gravel paths in park.

Modern suspension system

Like every other BOB model, this one also has excellent suspesion system. Thanks to it your baby won’t get bumped around, even during riding on bumby terrain. The suspesion system is adjustable and has two-position shock absorbers which increase driving comfort for your little passengers. BOB proves that even double side-by-side stroller can be easy to push and very maneuverable. This model will take easily even tight corners!

Large wheels with pneumatic tires

This wheels set BOB apart from much of the competition. They are made of high impact polymer. The rear wheels are bigger (16”) and wider and will handle any type of terrain and curbs. The front wheel is 12.5” and can be set fixed or pivoting. The wheels are removable which makes the stroller more compact and easier to storage or transport in a car trunk. The tires in BOB Revolution SE Duallie are air-filled and you can use normal bike pump for them.

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Reclining side-by-side seats

This stroller is double side-by-side, therefore kids sit next to each other. Each sit reclines individually. This is a huge advantage, especially when you want to stroll with an infant and a toddler. One baby can sleep reclined and the other one can sit up and be involved in the action. 🙂 Both seats tilt back to 68 degrees from vertical (32 from the ground). To recline the seat you need to pull the strap located on the back of the seat. It’s easy to do with both hands but can be quite difficult with one hand. Seats cannot be fully reclined which is good, because it would be not safe to run or hike with your little passengers sleeping flat. The seats have ultra-padding made from thermo molded materials, for your passengers’ comfort. The fabric is water resistant which is great because during strolling or running someting always spills out. Seats will often get dirty with your babies food or drinks, but you can easily clean the fabric with water and soap. Each seat can accommodate a child up to 50 lbs. The producent says it can be used for babies from 8 week, but remember to use an infant car seat with an adapter. The jogger seat is proper for children with head and neck control, who can sit up.

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Although BOB Revolution SE Duallie does offer really nicely padded leg rest which gives plety room for both babies and quite large foot rest, I wish the leg rest was adjustable. There is one thing I really didn’t like: a strap between seat bottom and leg rest because it is made of rougher fabric than the seat or leg rest itself and it could potentially cause discomfort for babies because it can rub on their sensitive skin. Of course we can’t be sure if this will definitely happen, but if you concider this model you should be aware of that.

Five-point harness with soft padding  

This model is equipped with adjustable safety straps. It has crotch and shoulder height adjustment options. The straps can be adjusted in all five points. The harness is easy to put on and take off. The release button is in the middle and can be used with one hand. The strap are nicely padded which gives your babies more comfort.

Parking brake

This brake, like in other BOB models, is places between rear wheels. It is easy to access and set, maybe little more difficult when you’re wearing flip-flops. This brake is excellent and provides safety ride for your baby. Once it is set, the stroller is virtually immobile, until you intentionally release the brake. Unfortunately this stroller doesn’t have hand brake, which is actually necessary during running down the hill. If you plan to use this stroller in a hilly area I would recommend you another BOB model – Revolution Pro 2016, which has additional hand-operated brake.

Wrist strap

Thanks to this safety strap you can be sure that the stroller and your little passengers won’t run away from you. The strap has also a lock which should be used to keep the stroller in closed position. Wrist strap is attached to the handlebar, which unfortunately is not adjustable. For parents of similar height this feature won’t be a disadvantage. But I wish this model has an adjustable handlebar, because my husband is much taller than me (he’s 6’2’’) and very often when the stroller is convenient for me to push, it is not for him. In this model, the handlebar height is 40 inches.

Large canopies

Each seat has its own five-position sun shade and you can set them independently, which is great when one of your passengers falls asleep or is sensitive to sun, and the other one wants to explore the surroundings. All BOB models have great canopies that give your passengers excellent sun protection. They are large, they extend low and they past the knees of most of the babies. Canopies are made of water resistant material which is very handy when it starts to rain while you are jogging.

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Each canopy has peek-a-boo window so you can spy on your little passengers during strolling or jogging, no matter at what angle the seats are reclined. Notice: this windows have a hook and loop closures so they can be quite noisy.

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Easy folding

Like every other BOB model (double and single), this one has also two-step folding which allows you to transport or storage the stroller in your car trunk. To make it more compact we can take off the wheels. The frame is made of durable but light material (chromoly and aluminium alloy). Of course, like every other jogger, for some moms is can be quite heavy and bulky, but it’s not so bad considering it is a jogger and double stroller at the same time! In my opinion, the stroller weight is adequate for what it offers.

As almost every jogger and double stroller this one also is quite bulky even when folded. It’s folded dimensions are: 31” x 20” x 41”. BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller may be hard to fit in a small car trunk. It is definitely easier to fit it in a car trunk in SUV style hatchback, than trunk in a sedan (it may fit in lengthwise, but not in height). Probably you won’t mind folding and puting it to the car trunk when you want to jogg in a wooded trails couple miles from your home, but I guess it would be annoying to take it in and out of your car 3 or 4 times a day, if you would like to go for a shopping or meet your best friend for lunch and run some errands.

Besides, it will be definitely difficult to travel with this stroller in public transportation. It could annoy other passengers as it is quite long and takes up a lot of space. This stroller is for sure very maneuverable but also large and it will be hard to navigate through shop alleys without bumbing into some stands. But remember, this stroller is Sport Edition, which means it is designed for running on toughest terrain. If you are looking for high-quality stroller for city use, BOB Revolution CE (City Edition) would meet your needs.

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Plenty storage

I really love this about BOB! In each model there is a lot of room for all the things you will need to take with you for your babies when you leave the house. This model has HUGE basket underneath the seats so you don’t need to worry where to keep your children’s things or shopping bags. And what’s important – the basket is easy to access from the back and each sides, even when the seats are fully reclined. When I was going for a jog with Haley I always packed a half of the house, in case we would need ANYTHING or EVERYTING. And now when we run with our three kids I pack the whole house .:P There are also two mesh pockets inside each seat where you can keep some toys, teddy bears or sippy cups for your passengers. On the back of each seat there is an additional mesh pocket where you can put your cell phone, keys, wallet or bottle of water, since there is no parent console included. You can purchase that tray separately and it is very useful because it is quite difficult to reach out for the bottle to the pocket while running.

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Parent tray is equipped with very useful cup holders. I always wonder why BOB joggers don’t have cup holders – which is essential when you are jogging and you need to keep a bottle of water close to you! Reaching for it to the back pocket can be difficult and not very safe because you can easily trip up. If you want a cup holder you will need to purchase separately a handlebar parent console which is has two cup holders and fortunately they are placed far from your precious cargo.

Notice: the pockets are placed on the back of the seats which are reclining, so it can be a little difficult to access them when the seats are fully reclined (fully in this stroller means 32 degrees).

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Pros Cons
Suspension system and large air-filled wheels that work on the toughest terrain No hand-operated brake
Lockable and pivoting front wheel No adjustible handlebar
Parking brake, five-point harness and wrist strap for your passengers safety Pretty big and bulky (not perfect for shopping, but excellent for off-road trip)
Large and individually adjustible canopies No accessories included
Side-by-seat seats, reclining individually
Good-quality and lightweight materials
Plenty storage (one large basket and six pockets!)

Specification

Stroller type Double jogging stroller
Stroller weight 34 lbs
Weight limit 100 lbs
Stroller dimensions 30.5'' x 52.5-58.5'' x 40'' (WxLxH)
Folded dimensions 30.5'' x 39'' x 16''
Handlebar height 40''

Color versions

BOB Revolution SE Duallie has three color versions: Navy (with dark-blue and gray elements), Black and Orange (with orange and gray parts). Here you can see how the orange one looks, which I personally like the most. I’ve got this color version in a single BOB stroller for my Haley.


Waranty

The frame has a five-year limited warranty and other components and fabric have one-year warranty.


Accessories

Sinse BOB doesn’t come with a parent tray, you need to buy it separately. BOB Duallie Parent Console is equipped with two cup holders and handy place where you can keep your stuff like phone or keys and have quick access to them.

You can also buy a tray for your little riders. BOB Child Accessory Tray gives your children a place to keep their sippy cups, juices and snacks.

If you want to get back into shape or get a body workout while pushing your babies in a stroller, BOB also released BOB Fitness Kit. It may be very useful for moms who want to get back into shape after pregnancy.


Pricing

BOB Revolution SE Duallie is maybe not the cheapest stroller for jogging, but in this case larger price tag does buy you better quality product. This stroller is made of durable materials and will serve you for a long time, until your children will be to big for it!

If you want to go for a run or hike with your babies you won’t find better stroller than BOB models. It gives the best quality for a reasonable price. When it comes to your baby safety and comfort you want to choose what is THE BEST. And BOB Revolution SE Duallie is definitely worth the money.

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Except for this model, BOB offers five more double strollers for running: Revolution Pro Duallie, Revolution Flex Duallie, Ironman Duallie, Stroller Strides Duallie varieties and Sport Utility Duallie.


To sum up…

BOB Revolution SE Duallie is definitelly a great stroller for active parents, who would like to keep up their outdoor lifestyle with their little children. This stroller will provide you with convenient run and your passengers with comfort, smooth and safety ride.

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Despite some small disadvantages BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller is an excellent pushchair for parents who want to jog with their baby twins or a newborn and a toddler. I guess this stroller is better for off-road jogging and dirt trails. It works perfectly on unpaved area.

But if live in an urban area, where you have to carry the stroller up the stairs and your strolls are limited mostly to sidewalks, grocery shops or the mall, you should look for something less bulky. This one also will handle the mall or grocery stores, but not small spaces.

BOB Revolution SE Duallie is the best for outdoor activity, because it glides over any type of terrain. This stroller is for you if you live in a rural area and want to keep up your active lifestyle with your babies and don’t want the stroller to slow you down! BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller is heavy-duty, but not excessively heavy and very functional while being also nicely designed!

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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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