From my experience (plus a ton of online research before), the BOB Revolution Double Stroller is an absolute dream come true for busy, active parents who have a couple of little ones to take care of. Of course nothing is 100% perfect, but to me, this double stroller/jogger comes pretty darn close. Not only is it the most solidly built double stroller on the market, but it is incredibly easy to use. It offers excellent maneuverability, child comfort, ease of pushing as well as simple, quick and easy folding and storage. For me, the BOB Revolution Double Stroller gets the highest overall combined marks across the board in all these areas, making it a great choice for a duallie stroller.
Like other BOB jogger strollers, the Revolution double stroller is made from high grade aircraft aluminum which is considerably thicker than what you’ll find in most other strollers on the market. When you’ve got double the load in your jogging stroller, especially if you’re hitting some of the rougher terrain it’s designed for, you’ll be able to run with confidence that you’re precious cargo is safe.
Speaking of rougher terrain, one of the other great things offered with the BOB line of jogging strollers is a built in suspension system, like what you’ll find on today’s modern mountain bikes. The combination of an elastomer cushion and a spring system with 3 different settings means you can adjust to the weight of the load as well as the terrain you find yourself cruising over.
Another great feature that allows for really customizing your BOB Revolution double stroller to your specific needs is the 360 degree rotating front wheel which can easily be locked into place.
What this means for you is that in an UN-locked, fully rotating position, you’ll be able to turn on a dime and maneuver with ease, even in tight areas like grocery aisles or crowded sidewalks.
What’s more is that compared to some other brands out there, BOB has a narrower wheel base in back. At right around 30 inches, you shouldn’t have any troubles fitting through most standard doorways. And it’ll help you turn more easily as well.
On the other hand, if you find yourself taking the kids out for a strong run and the ground is anything rougher than a smooth road or sidewalk, having a rotating front wheel can be a real pain. You might see people with lesser jog strollers doing their best to keep the front wheel up in the air so they can track straight ahead without having a crazy shopping cart wheel experience going on up front.
BOB owners don’t have that problem whatsoever.
You see, with a simple pin lock, you can secure the front wheel in place so it tracks perfectly straight. And if it happens that you notice it pulling a bit to one side or the other, it’s no problem to simply turn a dial with your fingers to get a precision adjustment to get everything going straight again.
You gotta love great engineering put into everyday practice.
Speaking of great engineering and practical uses… if you haven’t seen the way a BOB Revolution Double Stroller packs up, you’re in for a treat!
All BOB jogger strollers use the same two step folding mechanism to quickly and easily break down in such a way that you’ll easily be able to load it into the back of your vehicle or store it in your garage in minimal space. You can even take the wheels off with the flip of a lever for even more compact storage. Have a look at this video to get a sense of just how easy it is to operate.
As I mentioned, as much as I love this stroller, nothing is perfect. There are a few points to take into consideration before making your final purchase decision.
One of the things you’ll want to keep in mind is that while BOB has equipped the Revolution Duallie Stroller (and all their strollers), with some reflective materials to help you be seen in the dark, it’s not truly ‘equipped’ for ‘after dark’ use. However, it is simple enough to go to your local bike shop and pick up a couple of lights and/or blinking reflectors to make sure you and your stroller are always easily visible.
Also, while the BOB Revolution Double Stroller does have an attachment to easily accommodate a car seat on one side, it can only accommodate a single car seat, not two at a time. If being able to attach both car seats at once is a must for you, then this may not be the best choice for you.
While we’ve covered some of the great features of this stroller, as well as a few of the somewhat negative aspects, I still think this is a hands down winner when it comes to double jogging strollers. And if just reading about it isn’t enough, I encourage you to go out and try as many different models as you can in as many different environments as possible. After doing so, if you’re sure you want to have the most solidly built and comfortably riding jogger for you and your babies, you’ll see that the BOB Revolution Double Stroller fits perfectly with your active lifestyle.