BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller Review

The BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is the newest version of BOB’s most popular jogger. This cool, all-terrain option is easy to push and turn like previous versions, but it includes more convenience features for storage making it even easier to use as an everyday best baby stroller than older versions.

BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller

We love the adjustable tracking, suspension, and handlebar on this stroller that make it great for the pusher, and the padded seat, giant canopy, and interior pockets make it a comfortable ride for passengers. This is a heavy and large option that can be challenging to lift and stow. It is a good idea to try one out before you buy, or purchase from a retailer like Amazon with a generous return policy in case it doesn’t work in your space. There is much to love about this tried-and-true quality stroller and we think most families will enjoy what the 3.0 has to offer.

BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller Specs

  • Smooth ride: Suspension system & air-filled tires provide an ultra-smooth ride over any terrain
  • Perfect fit: Adjustable handlebar creates the perfect fit for parents of all heights; No-rethread harness design for easy height adjustments
  • Extra space: 6 storage pockets & extra-large cargo basket provide plenty of room for your gear; Includes a cell phone pocket at the handlebar
  • Kid comfort: Ultra-padded compression seat with infinite recline sits fully upright for all-day comfort, and lays near-flat with the push of a button
  • Travel system ready: Compatible with most major brand car seats with the use of a BOB infant car seat adapter (sold separately)

BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller Features

Ease of Use

The Revolution 3.0 is easy to use with a few more features than the Revolution 2.0 that make it more convenient for everyday use.

Fold and Unfold

The 3.0 has a two-hand fold and four steps. The fold is easy to accomplish with two release levers (above left) and a rear pull loop (above right). It has a strap manual lock and doesn’t self-stand. No designated carry handle makes it harder to lift and carry. Unfolding is also two steps.

Brakes

The Flex has single action brakes with a center plastic pedal near the rear axle. The brakes are easy to operate and have a rocker movement that is foot-friendly.

Storage

The 3.0 has a large storage bin with pockets on the back for better organization (an upgrade from the 2.0). It fit our large diaper bag and has back and side access with a 10 lb limit.

Sunshade

The 3.0 has a large canopy with a large vinyl peek-a-boo window and mesh ventilation which is an upgrade from the previous model. It also has magnet closure which is also a much-desired upgrade.

Harness

The harness on the 3.0 is 5-points and padded. It is easy to use and adjust. The height adjustment is non-rethread, and the crotch strap is adjustable. The harness pull rings help make adjustments quick and painless.

Seat

Like other BOBs, the 3.0 has a stationary one-piece leg rest/footrest. The leg portion is padded, and the large footrest has a durable rubberized surface.

Car Seat Compatibility

The 3.0 does not have standard car seat attachment capabilities; you must purchase an adapter separately. The adapters require assembly and need screwing onto the stroller frame. Once you click the carrier in place, you also need to connect straps to ensure a safe and proper connection. We worry some parents will forgo the strap and this is why we aren’t huge fans of two-step strap installation methods.

Frequently Ask Questions

What is the difference between Bob Revolution Pro and Flex?

The BOB PRO will have hand activated rear brakes, making going down hills a breeze, as well as an adjustable, padded handlebar with 9 positions accommodating all moods and heights. The BOB FLEX will have the adjustable padded handlebar with 9 positions but no hand activated brakes.

Is Bob a good stroller?

BOB Strollers are ideal for running with your baby, strolling around uneven terrain, and creating a smooth ride for babies and children of any size. I love the large tires that make bumpy sidewalks and uneven streets easy to walk around.

Final Words

BOB is great at many things — it has an awesome “push” (it seriously glides like butter), it steers easily with one hand, and the suspension and tracking on the stroller are state-of-the-art. That said, there are some annoyances: the bunchy canopy, the fold and lock situation, and the switch from fixed to swivel mode. In exchange, however, you get the most amazing push in the world, and most joggers wouldn’t trade that for anything.

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