Excerpt: I have a few pros and cons with this stroller. The only reason I got this one is because the town I live in has unpaved streets and sidewalks and uneven pavement so needed a stroller with good traction that can handle a bumpy ride. Although it is a jogger, I have no intentions of ever jogging with it, or jogging at all! The cons: the baby can only face forward so I can't see her. The adjustment for the back to lay her down or upright isn't that great.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Smooth Ride
Cons: Bulky, Cumbersome, Hard To Maneuver, Heavy, Poor/No Cupholders
Excerpt: I purchased it to use as a stroller when needed and especially for light jogging and walking for exercise.<br /><br />It was too big for our needs. The wheels are giant and I could not get the hang of opening it.<br /><br />I returned it for a different one more my style.
Excerpt: We recently went into the babies r us closest to us to sample a handful of different strollers. We have a baby due in feb and our older kids are 5 so it's been awhile since we've needed a stroller and new it would be best to try out the goods on the market these days. The staff at the store were wonderful, letting us take multiple strollers (for 3 hours total) on walks through the store with our giant toddlers inside.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Stowed, Easy To Maneuver, Easy To Set Up, Smooth Ride
Cons: Bulky, Expensive, Must Purchase Extras, No Cute Fabric Choices, Not A Complete Stroller, Not For Newborns, Poor/No Cupholders
Excerpt: My husband and I bought our first jogger on Saturday. We were excited that the store had Bob's on display, as we've been watching for a good price on a used one for a few weeks. We had decided to go with a cheaper brand and upgrade to the Bob with our next child if we put the stroller to good use. We tried out a Bob, and I was so disappointed that my 3 year old was way too tall for it. He is 39 1/2 inches tall.
Excerpt: I do love how easy my BOB drives and how easily it goes over bumpy roads and sidewalks however, I have had so many problems with it and I have several dislikes. The back sagged so I had to rig up a strap to support the back so my son wasn't hunched over when he sits in it. Also I have a very tall 2 year old and he is now too tall to ride in the BOB comfortably as his head hits the hard cardboard flap that sits between handle bars and seat back.
Summary: I was so excited to get our Bob when my son was born. Great turning, smooth and easy to push...even through a doorway at a store while holding the door open yourself (hope that makes sense). Love taking on hikes in the woods -- fantastic shock absorbing. The downsides: 1) Accessing the storage area. If you have a realistic sized diaper bag -- not just little zip bag sizes -- good luck getting your bag in and out with ease especially if your child is sitting in the seat.
Summary: When I bought this stroller a year ago, it seemed wonderful. I was dazzled by its smooth handling and the way it seems to glide over the most bumpy and crumbly sidewalks my town has to offer. But after the dazzle wore off, its shortcomings became apparent. I agree with other reviewers that the seat is oddly designed - even in its most upright position, it has a pronounced curve that made my 1-year-old slouch.
Summary: I use the Bob stroller for everyday walking with my 2 year old son. (approx. 2.5 miles/day) I was wearing the plastic "tread" off my Chico Cortina and needed something that would be easy to push and sturdy. My neighborhood has lots of hills and does not have sidewalks so I do my daily walking on asphalt.
Summary: The pros: It rolls really well - very smooth. I do a lot of walking on sidewalks and it is much smoother than my other strollers over the expansion joints. It requires almost no effort to push. It rolls well off-pavement, too. The brake is awesome - if it's on, the stroller isn't going anywhere. I love the color; it's a bright happy deep orange.
The cons: My big 1 year old son looks terribly uncomfortable in it.