BOB REVOLUTION FLEX 3.0
BOB REOLUTION FLEX 3.o is third generation of BOB REVOLUTION FLEX (went on sale in 2014). It’s very popular jogging stroller brand and parents who love active life and can’t imagine life without sport already appreciated this strollers.
Significant upgrades in 2019 models:
- new design of stroller
- new colors ( glacier blue, sedona orange, graphite black, lunar black)
- updated peekaboo window
- new storage pocket near the handle bar
BOB REOLUTION FLEX 3.o weighs 28.5 lb, and designed for children from birth with the use of an Infant Car Seat Adapter & compatible Infant Car Seat till 75lb/44”. Of course, all jogging parents know that you can start training when your child will be 6 months plus and after your pediatrician will allow this for your kid, before you can use it as usuall stroller only. Now we will take apart all advantages and disadvantages of this stroller.
Let’s see the features:
The seat is very roomy( 14.5” wide). The compression comfort seat will provide your child with maximum convenience and support. The material is washabel and durable. The stroller has deep recline, almost flat position. It’s still strap recline system and it means that you will need both hand to bring the seat back up, but only one hand for reclining.
There is no adjustable leg rest in this stroller, the only thing you can do is to lift up the leg rest and it will be fixed in upper position. Can’t say that it’s really convininet to sleep with lowered legs but better something then nothing. One more disadvantage: bumper bar is not included and you can’t buy it additionaly, you can buy only “single snack tray” and use it as bamper bar, not all kids will be happy with it.
BOB REVOLUTION FLEX 3.0 has great and huge canopy that goes all the way down and arranging full covering. It consist of two large panels that providing a lot of shades and kid will be protected from sun and wind. Reflective accents on the canopy keeps you visible and safe in the evening time.
And of course some words about new lunar black color that made from new reflective fabric that looks very stylish and makes accents on the canopy and basket.
The best update in the canopy, this year BOB took into account the wishes of parents and voila – Magnetic “peek & chat” window instead of noisy Velcro. Also they make it bigger and divided for two parts, first is peekaboo clear plastic window and second is mesh window for better air circulation.
The stroller has 5-point harness, not a big news in our days. But what really convenient is no-rethread design that makes adjustment very easy and keeps you child secure.
Handle bar, as and in previous model, is adjustable and has 9 position. It goes from 34,5” till 48” so all parents will find the right position for themselves. The wrist strap is attached to the handle bar, so the stroller will not run away from you.
Basket and storage pockets
Revolution Flex 3.0 has large basket and you can put there a lot of your stuff, also reflective accents will keep you visible and safe. The basket is roomy and very easy to access from the back and the sides.
As a huge bonus in new Revolution added one more storage near the handle bar where you can put your keys, phone or wallet. Now the stroller has 6 storage pockets:
1-2.There are two mesh pockets inside of the seat that is very useful, you can put there toys, bottle or some stuff for you child.
3. One zipper pocket near the handle bar.
4. Zipper roomy pocket for more gear in the back of the seat.
5. Double mesh pocket in the back of the seat.
6. Huge storage basket.
So you can put all the stuff you need in these pockets even more.
The brake is located between rear wheels and in stopped position secures both wheels with a single step. BOB claims that the brake is flip-flop friendly but honestly to say, it’s not fully friendly. When you need to push it back you will use your shoes and probably will make it dirty or even scartched.
The stroller has 16” wheels on the back and 12,5” wheel on the front. The front wheel is swivel but can be locked with the small red bottom under the wheel. This makes the stroller more steady and very easy for running. But if you need to make a maneuver (for example in city mall or in cafe) you will use this swivel possibility and it’s really goes perfect. These wheels are air-filled so you will need to get a tire-trump. Mountain-bike-style suspension and air-filled tires provide an ultra-smooth ride on any type of terrain from sidewalks to hiking trails. It’s really great wheels system, all joggers will love it and kids also.
It’s 2-step folding system. For folding you need to squeeze handles on handle bar, then the stroller pulls right over and you pull the cord. It folds right down and you will need to lock the stroller on the buckle ( wrist strap includes it). The folded dimension is 39”L x 16” H, not so compact, but most of jogging strollers are rather bulky. The rear wheels can be easily removed and the dimensions without them is 35”L x 10” H. This stroller can not stand fold and there is no automatic lock….
There is no bassinet option (for example, like in Bumbleride Indie), so you can not use it for new born or you will need to buy car seat for the baby. Of course, you can not run with new born but if you want to buy only one stroller for your newborn this is not the best option.
Travel system option
You can transform stroller in travel system, you just need to buy car seat adapters. The adapters working with BOB and Britax car seat also with NUNA PIPA infant, Graco, Chicco, Maxi Cosi, Cybex, Peg Perego car seats. But the important thing is: you cannot run or jog with BOB stroller when you use travel system since the stroller may become unstable.
Dimensions and weight
Weight : 28.5 lb, 12.9 kg
Handle Bar Height: 34.5” – 48”
Overall Width: 24.5”
Interior Seat Width: 14.5”
Folded Length, wheels on: 39”
Folded Height, wheels on: 16 ”
Folded Length, wheels off:35”
Folded Height, wheels off: 10”
The BOB REOLUTION FLEX 3.o is available in four colors: glacier blue, sedona orange, graphite black, lunar black(reflective).
I would like to say that it’s really very good jogging stroller and parents who used to run/jog will love it. You can use this stroller as all-terrain but BOB Revolution 3.0 is not the best option for city life, shopping in the small stores, relaxing in cafe, since it’s rather bulky. Although the stroller is very maneuverable but the overall width is 24,5” will not let you go everywhere. One more disadvantage – no bumper bar and no adjustable legrest. Fom other side mountain-bike-style suspension & air-filled tires allows your child to be in comfortable conditions despite all the bumps in the road. The huge canopy will protect from sun and bad weather.