Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Review

by | Jan 16, 2023

Bob revolution flex 3.0

The BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is the company’s most recent innovation of their best-selling baby jogger. This stylish, all-terrain option is simple to maneuver and push like earlier models, but it has more storage conveniences, making it even simpler to use as a day-to-day stroller than earlier models.

We really like how this stroller’s tracking, suspension, and handlebar are all adjustable, which makes it great for the person pushing it as well as the padded seat, large canopy, and interior pockets make it a comfortable ride for the passengers. This is a heavy and large option that can be difficult to lift and store because of its size and weight.

It is advisable to try one out just before purchasing or to buy from a retailer, such as Amazon, that offers a generous return policy in case it does not work in your space. When compared to our favorite strollers, there is a lot to love about this tried and true quality stroller, and we think that the majority of families will enjoy what the 3.0 has to offer because of its many features.

The Company Background

BOB (Beast of Burden Company) was established in the state of California by Philip Novotny and Roger Malinowski in the year 1994. Before strollers, the bicycle expert and the airplane mechanic made Yak bike trailers.

After starting their own families, the two realized they needed a different kind of stroller, which led to the conception of the BOB Sport Utility. A fun fact about this company is that in 2005, they were the first to put a locking swivel wheel on a jogger. Since the company’s inception, BOB has been manufacturing some very hard-to-beat strollers. Britax acquired BOB in the year 2011.

BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 jogging stroller
  • Design
  • Maneuverability
  • Durability
  • Ease of Folding

4.8/5

Stroller weight – 28.5 pounds, can hold upto ‎75 pounds

Style – Single

Dimensions – 46 x 25 x 45 inches

If you ask any runner if they have ever used a BOB stroller or if they know another runner who has, you will almost certainly get a resounding honest answer from them. The incredible suspension system and extensive list of convenient features that come standard on BOB strollers have made them a longtime favourite among parents who enjoy running.

The BOB Revo Flex 3.0 jogging stroller has everything that runners have come to love about a BOB jogging stroller, and even more features. It has a mountain-bike style suspension system, easy steering, oversized tyres that can be used on any type of terrain, and a lightweight aluminium frame that is very durable. These are its biggest selling points. The adjustable handlebar is great for runners of different heights. Since the Flex is compatible with a wide variety of infant car seats, it can be used from the moment the baby is born. Additionally, the undercarriage storage is large enough to accommodate all of your belongings, regardless of whether you are going for a run or spending the day at the park.

What’s Important To Consider

This stroller is big and hard to move. It is impossible to find a better option for running, but using it as a stroller on a daily basis is probably not the best idea. Before you head out to get your sweat on, be sure to follow all of the usage directions and fasten the front wheel of the stroller to the fork so it doesn’t move around.

Pros
  • Ease to maneuver
  • Convenience features
  • Comfy
  • Jogging
Cons
  • Heavy and large
  • Harder to fit in trunk

Buying Guide of Bob Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller

We have put together a few things for you to consider before making your buying decision, you need to see it.

Age Range

Age range of bob revolution

You can purchase an adapter bar that allows you to fit the BOB stroller with a car seat, making it possible for you to use this stroller with a newborn baby. In addition, the seat reclines nearly flat, making it suitable for use with an infant as young as 8 weeks (babies 0-8 weeks should only use this stroller with a car seat attached).

Because of the stroller’s size, it can also accommodate older toddlers or young children. The stroller has a weight capacity of 75 pounds, and it offers plenty of space for the user’s head. There is also an option for a ride-along board, so you would be able to use it with two children if necessary.

According to BOB, the following is the age range:

If using an infant car seat beginning at birth, only walk.

From 8 weeks: In stroller – walk only

From 8 months: In the stroller, jogging, and off-roading

A weight limit is up to 75 pounds, which includes the weight of the child and any gear in the stroller.

Maximum height of a child allowed: 44 inches; any height beyond this will result in the child’s head hitting the top of the canopy.

Ease of Use

The Revolution 3.0 is simple to operate and comes with a few more features in comparison to the Revolution 2.0, which makes it more practical for day-to-day use.

Folding and Carrying

fold and unfold

The fold requires two steps and two hands; this is not ideal, but it is typical for jogging strollers. Folding is activated by depressing two release levers located on the handlebar. When you do that, the stroller will fold in half. To finish folding, grab the rear pull loop located in the seat’s back. You can lock the stroller’s folded position with a strap, but doing so requires manual effort.

The BOB Revolution Flex, even when folded, is still quite bulky (even more so than earlier models) and does not self-stand. This is something to keep in mind if you’re short on storage space or have a particularly cramped trunk.

In a pinch, you can always remove the wheels to gain some space, though it won’t make a huge difference and the extra work isn’t worth it.

Brakes

brakes of bob gear revolution flex

The Flex has brakes with a single action and a center plastic pedal located close to the rear axle. The brakes are simple to operate and have a rocker motion that is foot-friendly, making them easy to use.

Storage

Storage

The 3.0 version comes with a large storage bin that features pockets on the back for improved organization (an upgrade from the 2.0). It accommodated our large diaper bag and features back and side access with a weight limit of 10 pounds.

Even though it does not have a console, it does have additional back pockets in comparison to the 2.0 version, one of which is a zippered pocket. There are also pockets on the inside of the passenger compartment for stowing away trinkets such as snacks, a pacifier, or a teething toy.

Sunshade

Sunshade of bob gear revolution

The 3.0 is an improvement over the previous model thanks to its large canopy, vinyl peek-a-boo window, and mesh ventilation. The magnetic clasp that holds the bag shut is one of its most appealing new features.

Harness

The 3.0 has a 5-point, padded harness. As a user, you can quickly and easily adjust it to your needs. The crotch strap can be tightened or loosened, and the height can’t be rethreaded. The pull rings on the harness make it easier to make necessary adjustments quickly and with minimal hassle.

Seat

Harness

A five-point harness and an improved design have made this seat comfortable and practical. This was an issue with earlier models of the Flex, but the newest one can hold as much as 75 pounds of kids.

One of the best features of this harness is its “no re-threading” capability, which allows you to quickly and easily change the length of the straps. Keep an eye out for jailbreakers who can get out on their own (not cool while jogging), as we found that the buckle is pretty easy to pop off for little ones.

With a push of a button, you can easily recline the seat back with just one hand. Like its older versions, this model’s padded, rubberized leg rest is fixed in place for your comfort and support.

The mesh side pockets are great for storing toys, drinks, and snacks, and a separate snack tray is available for purchase.

Since the fabric on the seats can’t be taken off, any stains or spills will have to be cleaned by hand.

Car Seat Compatibility

Car seat compatibility of bob gear revolution

You will need to purchase an adapter on your own in addition to the 3.0 as it does not have the standard capabilities for attaching a car seat. The adapters must be put together and then screwed onto the stroller frame. After you click the carrier into place, you need to connect the straps to make sure the connection is safe and secure. We are concerned that some parents will choose not to use the strap, and this is one of the reasons why we are not huge fans of methods that require two steps to install the strap. There are some car seats manufactured by Britax/BOB, Chicco, and Peg Perego that are compatible with the 3.0. These car seats include two of our top picks for infant car seats: the Chicco Keyfit 30 and the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35.

Ease of Setup

The assembly of the 3.0 took a total of 4 minutes and 26 seconds and required the use of pliers and an Allen wrench. Simply reading through all of the pages of the manual added extra time to the total amount of time it took us to put together the product.

Maneuverability

Swiveling front wheel

The 3.0 swivel wheel makes this stroller one of the smoothest and simplest to steer. On hard surfaces, this stroller is great because you can push it and turn it with just one hand. It’s easy to handle and floats effortlessly.

This BOB is one of the best options available for off-roading. Because of its design as a jogger, its large pneumatic rubber tires (which have a useful tread), and its adjustable suspension, the 3.0 is comfortable to push over uneven and rough surfaces such as gravel and hiking trails.

If you’re going over rougher terrain, such as large rocks or roots, and you want to make sure the stroller stays on a straight path, you can lock the swivel wheel.

Suspension of bob gear revolution

Passengers will enjoy a comfortable ride as a result of the adjustable suspension, padded sling-style seat, and rubber tires. This stroller is also comfortable for the person pushing it because it has a padded, foam-covered, height-adjustable handlebar that can be turned.

Weight and Folded Size

Weight and folded size

The 3.0 version is still one of the more complicated available choices. It weighs in at the same amount as the 2.0, which is 27.3 pounds, making it heavier than the review’s average. With a volume of 14,748 cubic inches when folded, it’s slightly bigger than the previous model. The folded size is bigger than the others, so it’s not a good choice for people with small cars or limited storage space at home. 

Quality

The quality of the 3.0 is comparable to that of other BOB options and is significantly better than the group average. It is a good buy if you need something that will last for a long time because the heavy canvas fabric holds up well over time and through multiple children. The canvas is integrated into the moulded seat as well as the leg/footrest and canopy. Also, the padded seat features some side reflective accents, and the storage bin in the 3.0 version has more fabric and less mesh than the earlier version did.

The frame of the 3.0 is made of aluminum, and it features a number of connection points that are both secure and do not flex. This version of the Revolution has a new look, with a fabric cover for the folding joint on the 3.0. The tracking, adjustable suspension, and locking front wheel all work as they should, and the plastic parts don’t change the way the product looks or feels as a whole.

Price

Unfortunately, the BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller is not relatively affordable. To tell you the truth, the vast majority of people do not actually require a stroller with a suspension system that is this advanced. However, there aren’t many other options that are friendly to your wallet if you frequently go hiking off-road or in the snow. However, even though it is one of the few that comes close, the Jeep Chariot is not even close to being as good as the Revolution Flex 3.0.

Fortunately, BOB strollers have a high resale value, so you can easily recoup some of your investment if and when your child outgrows it.

Why You Need to Buy Bob Revolution Flex 3.0?

The Revolution is an excellent choice for parents looking for an all-terrain stroller because of its high level of comfort and easy maneuverability. Even though it’s not the heaviest option we have, it’s on the heavier side. On the other hand, if you don’t intend to take it with you when you travel, we believe that the majority of people will find that using this stroller for day-to-day excursions is something they will enjoy.

Conclusion

Bob revolution flex 3.0 jogging stroller and BOB brand itself is fantastic at many things: it has an amazing “push” (it literally glides like butter), it steers easily with one hand, and the suspension and track on the stroller are cutting-edge. Having said that, there are a few things about it that are annoying.

These include the canopy’s tendency to bunch up, the situation where it folds and locks, and the switch between the fixed and swivel modes. However, in return, you receive the most incredible push imaginable, and the vast majority of runners wouldn’t trade that for anything in the world.

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