BOB Revolution PRO 2016 Review

BOB Revolution PRO is one of the best jogging stroller I have ever used. Me and my husband were finally enjoying long walks and jogging without worrying about our children safety and stroller durability, which was the case with many other models we have tried.

BOB Revolution PRO Review

BOB Revolution PRO 2016 is perfect solution for active parents who want to jog or roller skate with their baby. The stroller can be used also for strolling to the park or forest and off-road cruises.

This jogging stroller is not only for parents who plan on having intense workouts with their baby. It is also great for casual strolls over bumpy grass or sandy beaches. No matter what terrain you choose, with BOB Revolution PRO you can be sure your baby will have smooth ride and won’t get bumped around.

NameImageWeightPriceBest application
BOB Revolution PROBOB Revolution PRO 201630.5 lbs$$$$$Great choice for serious runners and parents who want to have all-terrain stroller for walks as well

If you are looking for a reliable and safe jogger, check my full list of the best running strollers for 2018.

BOB Revolution PRO Review – Features

I would like to show you why this model is one of the best running strollers that you can find on the market today. I review the latest version of this stroller – BOB Revolution PRO 2016.

BOB Revolution PRO 2016 - the best stroller for jogging and the best jogger
BOB Revolution PRO 2016

BOB 2016 Revolution PRO has many great features which make it reliable, top-quality jogging stroller.

  • Swivel front wheel, perfect suspension and three big wheels with air-filled tires, make the stroller easy to push through country roads, rough surfaces and tight corners. It breezes over bumps on the road, whether you walk, jog or run.
  • BOB Revolution PRO 2016 is the right stroller for you if you plan on doing outdoor workouts and running up and down the hills a lot. It has a hand-operated brake, therefore you have great control over stroller speed and you can slow down quickly, if necessary. This model has also five-point harness, wrist strap and parking brake for your baby safety.
  • There is nine-position adjustable handlebar, which is great for parents of different heights. This jogging stroller has also large basket and few storage pockets to accommodate all of your essentials.
  • Great thing about BOB 2016 Revolution PRO is that you can turn it into travel system, so you can use it from day one (during first few months only for walks). This stroller is compatible with many popular car seats, for example B-Safe 35 by Britax.
  • BOB Revolution PRO 2016 has few small drawbacks. It is quite heavy and lacks automatic lock and standing fold. Despite this flaws, it is one of the best jogging strollers on the market right now.
  • Keep in mind: You can start jogging with this stroller when your baby has good head and neck control and can sit up. The seat can accommodate a child up to 75 lbs.

Large wheels with air-filled tires

Thanks to 3-wheel design and air-filled tires BOB Revolution PRO 2016 is very stable and agile. The wheels roll on any type of terrain: grass, gravel, sand and mud. The majority of average strollers don’t handle that kind of terrain! Many other strollers we’ve tried bogged down and we had to carry it.

Air-filled tires make all the difference in maneuverability and riding comfort. Front wheel is 12.5”, the rear wheels are 16”. They have upgraded function of quick-release.

BOB Revolution PRO (2016) has large air-pumped wheels which are perfect for the harsh terrain
BOB Revolution PRO (2016) has large air-pumped wheels which are perfect for harsh terrain

Big advantage of BOB Revolution PRO is the front swiveling wheel which can be locked.

Pivoting front wheel gives stroller greater maneuverability and makes it easier to navigate in narrow spaces. It’s perfect option if you want to use this stroller in the city, for running errands of shopping. Thanks to swivel front wheel it will be easier to steer in crowd.

Locked front wheel works great when you jog on tough terrain. I usually run on wooded trails or park paths and this stroller handles everything. Moreover, some time ago we lived in a country and there were many dirt roads, hills and grassy tracts which we often stroll and run over and my Haley didn’t ever complain (in fact, she often fell asleep during my jogging).

BOB PRO Revolution 2016 - Wheels
BOB PRO Revolution has 12” front wheels and 16” rear wheels

This stroller handles inclement weather really well. Few times when I was jogging with my daughter in the park, it started to rain heavily. There were many puddles, even mud, and BOB Revolution Pro handled them perfectly and we got home safely.

This stroller is very agile and easy to push even with one hand! We used it even on sandy beaches when we were running along the water of Pacific and it didn’t get stuck.

Although This stroller has air-filled tires, it doesn’t come with an air pump. You can purchase it separately – you just need a normal bike pump.

Adjustable suspension system

The suspension system can be adjusted, depending on your baby’s weight and terrain you want to stroll/run over. Two different shock adjustments make the ride ultra-smooth for children of different age and weight.

Thanks to state-of-the-art suspension system, this stroller rolls like a breeze even over grass, gravel and cobblestone. It absorbs shocks so the baby doesn’t bounce in the seat.

BOB Revolution PRO - suspension system
BOB Revolution PRO has adjustable suspension system

Suspension system is very important, not only during running but also strolling over uneven terrain, because babies have delicate spine. If the ride wasn’t cushioned sufficiently the baby would get bumped around and this could lead to spinal diseases or other back problems. With BOB’s amazing suspension you don’t have to worry about these issues. Your child is well protected from shocks impact.

Handbrake and parking brake

Hand activated brake is very useful if you often run up and down the hills. Thanks to it you can control the speed of the ride, like in a bicycle. With the handbrake I have never felt like the stroller was dragging me, I could always keep it at my own pace.

BOB Revolution PRO - handbrake
BOB Revolution PRO has useful handbrake which gives parents better control during going down the hill

The handbrake is placed conveniently and it’s easy to reach and use. Because of the rear drum brakes this model is 2 lbs heavier than BOB Revolution Flex model.

The second brake is a foot-operated parking brake. You should engage it every time you take a break and stop strolling or running. What is important, this brake is placed properly – it doesn’t get in your way during jogging.

Safety wrist strap

The strap should be put around your wrist to prevent the stroller from running away from you. It’s an extra security feature for you and your little one. The strap has also a lock which you need to use to lock the folded stroller (since there is no automatic lock).

BOB Revolution PRO - Safety wrist strap
BOB Revolution PRO – Wrist strap

Five-point harness

It is another feature very important for your baby safety. The harness is nicely padded and straps are really thick. Besides, you can adjust the straps so they could fit your growing baby properly. The harness ensures that your little passenger stays in a proper position the entire time.

Multi-position recline seat

On the BOB’s official website it says that the seat is designed for 8-week-old baby, but remember that an infant doesn’t have enough head end neck control at this time and this seat doesn’t provide enough support for such a little baby.

I would recommend using this model (and every other jogging stroller) from 6 months. If you want to use it earlier you can turn it into a travel system, but keep in mind that you can only stroll (not run) with a baby in an infant car seat.

In PRO 2015 model recline system was two-hand, but BOB Revolution PRO 2016 has one-hand recline. To raise the back rest you will still need to use both hands.

The seat reclines to 70 degrees from vertical which provides very comfortable place for naps during strolls. BOB Revolution PRO has such a comfy seat that my daughter prefers to sit in it, rather than in her umbrella stroller!

BOB Revolution PRO 2016 - One-hand recline
You can lower the back rest with one hand, but to raise it you will need to use both hands

In the latest version the seat has also more upright position which is great for older toddlers who like looking around and observing surroundings. The seat is very well padded and durable since it’s made of high-quality fabric and equipped with water repellent coating. The padding is also easy to clean.

There is one thing that I don’t like about this stroller seat – between the calf rest and the seat bottom there is a part that is not padded but made of a bit rough fabric. It wasn’t a problem for my babies, but if your child has very sensitive skin, this fabric may rub it.

Keep in mind that this jogger doesn’t have a bumper bar. You can get a tray for your baby and it can serve as bumper bar as well (check the price for BOB child tray).

Adjustable handlebar

This model has adjustable handlebar with nine height settings – from 34” to 48” from the ground. It is great feature for parents of different heights. It is useful for us, since my husband is a foot taller than me and he always complained about our old stroller handlebar, because it was too low for him.

BOB Revolution PRO - Adjustable handlebar
BOB Revolution PRO is convenient for very short and very tall parents

With this model, we are able to adjust the handlebar height in a convenient positions for both of us. I am 5’2″ and I have rather short legs so I always rotate the handlebar down, but my husband (6’2″) sets it higher.

Huge extendable canopy

This oversized canopy protects the baby from different weather conditions. This sunshade has many different positions and covers almost the entire seat. Nevertheless, to protect your baby from the rain you will still need a rain cover.

The canopy is equipped with large peek-a-boo window so you can keep an eye on your little passenger the whole time.

BOB Revolution PRO - Large canopy
BOB Revolution PRO has oversized, extendable canopy

Storage space

There is a large basket underneath the seat which can easily accommodate a large diaper bag. BOB Revolution PRO 2016 has also two mesh pockets inside the seat for baby’s sippy cup, snacks or toys and one big mesh pouch on the back of the seat for your essentials (wallet, keys, phone and a bottle of water).

BOB Revolution PRO - Storage space
BOB Revolution PRO has plenty storage space for parents essentials

BOB Revolution PRO 2016 basket is also 15% larger and placed a little bit lower than in the 2015 model.

Compatibility with infant car seats – BOB Revolution PRO Travel System

You can easily and quickly snap the infant car seat into the stroller. Thanks to this option you are able to use this stroller from birth, but only for walking (it’s not safe to run with a baby in infant car seat). However, you will need a proper adapter (sold separately) to attach the car seat.

BOB Revolution PRO is compatible with many popular car seat brands: Britax, Chicco, Graco and Peg Perego. You can check available car seat adapters here.

BOB Revolution PRO as travel system
BOB Revolution PRO as travel system

Folding

BOB Revolution PRO 2016 can be folded in two-step process. Although the producent says it is one-hand folding, you will rather need two hands to close this running stroller. But it is still fairly easy to do.

After you fold the stroller you need to put it on the ground and to lock it with the clip that is attached to the wrist strap, since there is no automatic lock. It can be quite difficult and fatiguing, especially for someone with a back pain or moms after C-section.

BOB Revolution PRO - Fold
Folded BOB Revolution PRO

BOB Revolution PRO – Weight & Size

This running stroller is quite heavy, it weighs 30.5 lbs (2.3 more than 2015 version, because of the rear drum brakes). You will be lifting it to the trunk or carrying it up and down the stairs, so you cannot ignore its big size and weight.

Like almost every other jogging stroller, BOB Revolution PRO 2016 is bulky. Even when it’s folded it is large: 39” x 25.5” x 16” (L x W x H). Big wheels, canopy and brakes are great when you’re jogging, because they give you stability and safety, but they make this stroller more heavy and cumbersome. Storage and transport may be quite difficult since it may not fit in a small car trunk

Fortunately, the rear wheels can be removed to make it more compact which is very useful for parents who have small house or small car.

BOB Revolution PRO
It may not be the perfect stroller for everyday use, but it serves perfectly as all-terrain jogger

Thanks to so many useful features, this stroller provides comfortable and smooth ride, even on rough terrain, but it may be too heavy and bulky to serve you as a primary stroller. For everyday use I would recommend something more portable and lighter, especially if you’d like to take your stroller to the mall and shops frequently.

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
  • Large wheels with pumped tires for the toughest terrain
  • Swivel front wheel make the stroller more maneuverable, locked front wheel gives more stability
  • Excellent suspension soaks up all bumps
  • Handbrake allows to control the stroller speed while jogging down the hill
  • Safety features: wrist strap, five-point harness, parking brake
  • Comfortable, padded seat
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • Large canopy with peek-a-boo window
  • Spacious basket under the seat and three additional pockets
  • Compatible with many infant car seats
  • Pretty heavy
  • Large and bulky
  • No bumper bar
  • No accessories included

BOB Revolution PRO – Available color versions

BOB Revolution PRO 2016 is available in four colors: Black, Canyon (orange), Lagoon (blue) and Meadow (green). In my opinion the Lagoon version looks awesome! Depending on the color, the availability and price of this stroller may vary a bit.

BOB Revolution PRO - Color versions
BOB Revolution PRO – Color versions

You can check the currently available colors and compare their prices on Amazon – official seller recommended by BOB.

Specification

Stroller typeJogging stroller
Stroller weight30.5 lbs
Weight limit75 lbs
Stroller dimensions44” x 25.5” x 43”
Folded dimensions39” x 25.5” x 16”
Handlebar height34”- 48”
Seat to canopy height23”

Video Review

Here is a video that presents BOB 2016 Revolution PRO features.

Accessories

This stroller is quite expensive, however it doesn’t come with any accessories. Parent tray and cup holder are not included, so there is no place to keep a bottle. Bending down during jogging and reaching for a bottle of water to the mesh pocket on the seat back is really annoying and in my opinion not very safety for the little passenger.

I think the cup holder is an essential equipment for a jogger! Unfortunately you need to purchase it separately. I found it a bit annoying that I had to pay extra for it.

In the table below you can check few other accessories that are available for BOB Revolution PRO Single.

BOB adapter for BOB and Britax car seat BOB 2016 Single Infant Car Seat Adapter for Britax & BOB – if you want to use any BOB jogger for an infant under 6 months, you will need a specially designed adapter that allows to snap an infant car seat into the stroller frame. For each brand there is separate adapter, here is the one for Britax and BOB car seats.
BOB Single Snack Tray BOB Single Snack Tray – we can put on this tray some snacks and drink for our little passenger. Snack tray can also serve as a bumper bar. This product has very reasonable price.
BOB Handlebar Console and Pump Bob Stroller Handlebar Console with Tire Pump – since BOB joggers don’t come with a cup holder, we have to buy it separately. Cup holder is essential for runners and BOB offers great handlebar console with a place for two bottles. It comes with a tire pump, very useful for BOB’s air-filled tires. Here you can see some photos of this console.
BOB Weather Shield BOB Weather Shield for Single Revolution – this cover will protect you little passenger from different weather conditions. You can read some reviews on this shield here.

Warranty

The frame has a 5 year limited warranty and other components and fabric have 1 year warranty. Remember to keep the proof of purchase.

What other parents think about BOB Revolution PRO

I checked this jogging stroller on Amazon, as this is the seller recommended by the manufacturer on the BOB official website which means you get there the best price & full warranty.

BOB Revolution PRO has really high customer rating and lots of positive reviews (check the current number of reviews). Many parents recommend it as a high-quality product for serious runners and those who live in rural area.

Customers praise its large canopy that gives excellent coverage for the baby. This stroller has awesome harness that is very easy to adjust. It handles dirt trails and rough terrain so smoothly, that the baby can sleep soundly while you are running or hiking. Another advantage is ability to push it with one hand even when going over unbeaten paths. Parents also recommend BOB as it has wonderful customer service.

One disadvantage is the fact that you have to buy all accessories separately which can be a bit pricey.Some parents complain that folding requires using two hands and the closed stroller is still a bit clunky. Lifting it requires some strength and fitting it in the trunk may be a bit difficult if you have a small car. However according to many parents the added weight is worth the added quality, sturdiness and stability.

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BOB Revolution PRO – Review Conclusion

BOB Revolution PRO is very agile, maneuverable, easy to steer and made of durable materials. This stroller hits all of the key points. If you want to run or stroll with your baby a lot and have the ability to go over any type of terrain, BOB Revolution PRO 2016 will not let you down. It is a perfect combination of high-quality and comfort.

Keep in mind

This stroller is quite heavy and bulky, but as a jogger it serves its purpose very well. It is strong and robust enough to handle the toughest terrain, but the weight may be annoying during daily use.

3 Reasons Why You Will Love BOB Revolution PRO

1. With this stroller you can keep up your healthy lifestyle, get back into shape after pregnancy or just spend time with your baby and be active at the same time! It is great option for serious runners as well as for parents who run or hike occasionally.

2. If you live near wooded trails or like to stroll over gravel and grass, this stroller is definitely for you. Thanks to amazing suspension and large pneumatic tires your baby will be well protected from bumps and shocks impact.

3. This big stroller is very easy to steer with one hand and thanks to additional handbrake you have better control over its speed.

My rate:

Are you thinking about buying this stroller? Make sure to check available discounts on Amazon – seller recommended on BOB’s website.


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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