Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Review
Strollers as a way of transportation for the babies have existed since the 18th century. And they catered more to the needs of the baby inside, than to the needs of the parents. Sure the parents enjoyed pushing them, but not for the purpose of physical exercise. That all changed in the 20th century. More specifically at the beginning of the ’80s.
That’s the period when the jogging as a form of exercise really took off, and the parents needed something easy and practical for children as well. It was then when the jogging strollers were invented. Phil Baechler was one of the earliest inventors of such models. And for that purpose, he used the tires from his old bicycle and placed them on the stroller for his daughter. His model had three wheels instead of the usual four, and the rest is history.
The jogging strollers of today offer much great security, comfort, and amortization but the essence in the design remains the same. So, let’s have a closer look at one such model. The Flex 3.0 type of model. What’s so great about this item, and what can it be improved in the next edition? Find out more in the review below. Enjoy.
Stability in every occasion
Develops great speed
The seat is also padded sufficiently to provide comfort, but the water-repellent nature of the fabric from which the seat was made will certainly come in handy in two of the most likely situations. First, if you and your child get caught in the rain, and secondly if your child spills something on the fabric. A battle of milk, water or some other liquid. The moisture-repellent nature of the fabric will make sure that the seat and your child remain dry at all times.
After all, the parents are the ones that are going to be pushing the model. Well, Bob Revolution has a solution for the parent’s comfort as well. Let’s start with the handlebar. Much like the seat, the handlebar is also padded and adjustable is a total of 9 separate positions. That way, the use of the stroller can become a real breeze regardless of the height of the parents. And something else, that not that many strollers have?
A brake that can be activated while the parents are wearing flip-flops. Let’s say that you’re a free-spirited easygoing parent who just doesn’t want to put on socks and sneakers all the time. All you need is a pair of flip-flops and your child to go for a nice relaxing stroll. Well, with this particular item you can. You can be comfortable in your flip-flops, and while wearing them you can activate the brakes located on the two rear wheels. How cool is that?
But those dimensions are for the unfolded state of the Flex 3.0. What are the dimensions of the item when it’s actually folded? Keeping up with the practicality, the wheels of the stroller can be removed for better storage options, or you can choose to leave them on if you have the space to store the model as it is. But when the wheels are on, the stroller has a height of 16 inches (or 40.6 cm), and when they’re removed the item is 10 inches in height (or 25.4 cm).
Why deprive your child of that experience? No take the baby with you and go on that fantastic adventure.
Oh and the front wheel that’s so amazing? Well, it’s amazing for a reason. It’s Swivel-locking type of wheel, and you’ve guessed it. It both swivels the model for better maneuverability and it can be locked through that wheel for better and more efficient stability when you’re off the road. If you’re jogging on well-established roads, that’s great but if you’re on the uncharted territory (and on rough terrain), that wheel will really come in handy.
And when you’re not using the model for jogging (or any other type of transportation of your child), well, you can actually store it very comfortably in very small spaces.
Let’s imagine that you don’t have a great deal of space in your tiny flat. No worries. The folding is easy peasy and done in a matter of just two simple steps, and at the same time, you can actually store the model with and without the rear wheels. Yes, they’re easily removable and allow you to have more compact storing of the stroller, that doesn’t require taking a lot of space.
And last but not least, the entire weight capacity of the model is 75 lbs (or 43 kg), enough to carry a small child very comfortably. The capacity of the total weight
Especially in the frame of the Flex 3.0 where the practicality and the lightness meet with the durability right down in the middle. Sure, the durability depends in large amounts on the use of the aluminum alloy, but don’t knock or downplay the importance of the two types of moisture-wicking fabric.
They’re practical in keeping the moisture away from your child but very durable and easy to maintain and clean as well.
Oh and let’s not for forget about the rims of the wheels, made out of polymer composite. They’re strong, durable and with excellent high impact performance.
The wrist strap is a great source of security and safety. The parent is in charge of the strap, that sits comfortably on his/her wrist and its smooth sailing from there. Not to mention the buckle that’s included with the purchase of the stroller. The buckle allows you to lock the stroller when you’re not actually using it, and that’s especially convenient when it’s actually closed and folded.
The harness of the model has a security system with five points, which locks and secures your child nicely within the stroller, and any type of accident is prevented with the use of that harness security system. The canopy that sits on top of the stroller and the basket that sits on the bottom have reflective accents that make thing easier for the parent. They make the model visible in poorly lit areas, and on nightly runs when any daylight is severely lacking.
The snack tray and the handlebar console are also not included with the actual purchase and can be bought separately from the long list of accessories. Which is a real shame? The console and the trey are considered essentials for every parent, and can really do wonders for the convenience of both the parent and the child.