BOB Revolution Pro 2016 Stroller Review

September 14, 2016
BOB Revolution Pro 2016 Stroller
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
87
Design
8
Performance
8
Comfort
7
Convenience
9
Quality
5

The Good

  • Tough construction
  • Good shock absorbers
  • Front wheel tracking adjustment
  • Comfortable seat

The Bad

  • Large & heavy
  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t stand when folded
THE VERDICT

The BOB Revolution PRO takes the reins from their ever-popular Revolution SE as the jogging stroller of choice for folks who plan to venture off the pavement a lot, or who just want something that could. Conversely, it is the most expensive and heaviest stroller we tested.

FULL REVIEW

Design
The Revolution Pro is an upgrade of Bob’s popular Revolution SE. They’ve improved a bunch of features, including the rear suspension, wheel quick-release, and the seat recline mechanism. They’ve also enlarged the underseat storage basket and upped the capacity to 75 pounds. The result is an equally bombproof design that’s as comfortable on trails as it is in supermarket aisles. One off-label bonus: the frame forms a triangle over the front wheel that’s a perfect temporary seat for larger kids.

Performance
The Revolution Pro has a very smooth roll, maybe the smoothest of the entire test. The rear suspension may also be the softest among the models tested. It has two settings, but the switch is very stiff to move. One thing that’s great is the tracking adjustment on the front wheel, which lets you fine-tune it when it’s locked straight to keep it from slowly veering to one side. The foot-activated rear drum brakes are solid. 

Comfort
Between the shocks and the roomy, well-padded seat, your kiddo is riding in comfort in the Revolution Pro. If anything, the ride is on the bouncy side. At it highest setting, the seat is quite upright, and the huge sun canopy is easily big enough to shade from all angles. One definite improvement over last year’s model is the one-handed seat recline mechanism. The Revolution Pro’s handlebar is adjustable through nine different positions, from 34” to 48” off the ground. Attached to the handlebar is a convenient one-hand squeeze brake for the rear wheels, and also a runaway strap that doubles as a lock strap to keep the stroller folded. One gripe: this strap dangles annoyingly if you prefer not to put it around your wrist.

Quality
BOB strollers have long been the standard by which go-anywhere strollers are judged, and this is no exception. It’s a solid piece of equipment.

Convenience
The Revolution Pro is a large, relatively heavy stroller that doesn’t stand up when folded. Though the folding mechanism is smooth. Locking it shut is another step involving the strap on the handlebar. If you buy the separate infant car seat adapter ($70), you can fit a number of compatible car seats from major brands. Other extras include a handlebar console ($25) and snack tray ($30). 

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$560.00
ALSO AVAILABLE AT
$589.99
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