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BOB - Revolution Duallie Double Jogging Stroller

Double Jogging Stroller

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The Lexus of strollers

  • Jul 21, 2010
Rating:
+4

We recently purchased our fourth stroller for the imminent arrival of our second child.  

1) Zooper Hula - Single heavyweight infant stroller
2) Chicco Capri - Single lightweight toddler stroller
3) Dual Burley - this is a trailer technically, but since we bought the running handle, it fits my category of kid transportation via pushing
4) BOB Revolution Duallie Stroller

We bought ours at the local REI (Bloomington, MN) since we like shopping there and could take it home with us. 

The Good
- It rolls like a dream.  For the money it should power itself, but you can feel the quality in its roll.  I liken the roll to driving a Lexus, very smooth and precise.
- The brake system is solid and simple. It won't move when enabled.  Disabling the brake requires some foot dexterity, but there is a rope of some sort that I think is supposed to be used as well.
- The seats for our toddler seems very comfy, although it take some work for him to climb in.  
- The basket underneath is roomy and easily accessible
- It folds up very nicely, you push and grab the strap and pull and its done.  

The Bad
- We bought the BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter with Tray - Duallie adapter, but our car seat (Chicco Key fit) didn't fit.  We should have figured this before hand(car seat is too wide).  We won't be able to use the stroller until our youngest can sit in the seat without the car seat.
- It's huge,  it fits in the garage and in the back of our Touraeg, but its a big investment to put it into the car.  We often have the other strollers in the truck and have to take them out to put the Bob in.

 I guess the jury is still out on the new stroller for me.  To me the best measure of is which stroller we use on a day to day basis.  The Bob is a quality piece of engineering, but until we start using it over the other strollers I will withhold my final verdict.

UPDATE 1:
We now have a few more weeks under our belt on this stroller.  A couple of important notes
- We found a great product called the "Snuzzler".  This works great with our 2 month old to keep him in the seat.
- We purchased the Bob handlebar console for duallie.  This ~$28 add on adds a drink holder which is useful for cell phones, keys and I guess a drink or two.  There is also a zippered pocket for keys or money.
- I figured out how to work the sun shades on the stroller.  The best feature is a clear plastic window with cover, so you can peek in at the child without having to raise the shade or peer under the lowered shade.  This is useful for answering the question "Are they sleeping".
- The brake control has not gotten any easier to release.  I guess this is a feature, but I keep trying to use my toe or front of my sandals to release the brake. It may be easier with regular shoes or sneakers.  Our primary use of the stroller has been going to the neighborhood pool, so my footwear has been minimal.

Up next, the Indy 500 of strollers, the MN State fair.  We plan to take the kids, diaper bag and other gear to the fair this weekend with grandpa and gramdma.  This will give us 5-6 hours of non-stop use in an all terrain environment and 200K of our closest neighbors! More to come...

 

The SUV of strollers

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August 02, 2010
FYI, the fabric footwell gets dirty fast with Midwest winters. I would opt for a stroller with a plastic or metal footplate.
 
July 25, 2010
Agreed it rides so smoothly, Too bad the adapter didn't work with your car seat.
 
July 21, 2010
We're parents of one for now, but you never know ;) Thanks for reviewing, I'm always on the lookout for any info on all the double strollers out there. I'm eying the Bumbleride Indie Twin now :) Also reviewed by a dad! 
 
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review by . March 09, 2010
posted in Strollerland
SIZE:   I will start off by saying that if you are looking for a compact double stroller, then you probably don't want a double jogger.  The BOB Revolution Duallie will not fold up tiny, but it does fold down very nicely for its size.  I drive what I affectionately call the world's smallest SUV (Land Rover Freelander) and the duallie fits in the cargo area of it.  It also fits through all standard doorways.  What it doesn't fit through, however, are the ever crowded …
review by . March 09, 2010
posted in Strollerland
The stroller folds easily but it does take up quite a bit of space in the trunk of my station wagon.  I mainly use this stroller for walks around the neighborhood, or when I will be at the zoo or arboretum for most of the day.        This is good for tall children and parents.  My 110cm child sits in it comfortably and my tall husband can run with it comfortably.        I prefer to use this stroller outdoors.  It fits through standard …
review by . March 09, 2010
posted in Strollerland
I wish I'd gone with this stroller from the beginning!    I wanted a double stroller I could use for running as well as day to day errands, trips to the parks and zoos. This stroller fits the bill.    It was easy to assemble, just put the wheels on, fill with air and go. It has a two-step fold, giving you the option to leave it partially folded with all three wheels on the ground (great if they get dirty) or to fold it more compactly with all three wheels together (you can also …
Quick Tip by . March 10, 2010
posted in Strollerland
The second baby is on the way, so this stroller has not seen full duty. Feels very much like our single BOB, which is just about perfect.
Quick Tip by . March 09, 2010
posted in Strollerland
Love the BOB, great handling and smooth ride.
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Twelve inch front wheel swivels for increased maneuverability and locks forward for jogging
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Brand: BOB
SKU: OO1141
Features: Stroller capacity: 100 lbs / 45 kgs, Stroller weight: 32 lbs / 15 kg, Stroller wheels / tires: 16" x 1.75"
Dimensions: Unavailable

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