Bob Revolution Flex Duallie Review
Do you know the origin story of the Bob Revolution? How it all began? Well, it all started back in 1994, when Roger Malinowski actually met Philip Novotny. The former was bicycle aficionado and sports nut, while the latter was a successful airline mechanic. They met in central California while on vacation and Roger was impressed with something that Philip had designed. It was called a Yak, and it was actually a bike trailer that Philip had custom made out of a regular bike.
So, Roger thought that this is a great idea for a business, and with a small financial investment, both of them started Bob Revolution. In fact, the original name of their company was Beast of Burden, but they changed it in the BOB Revolution. The acronym was easier to remember, it was short and oh so simple. When both Roger and Philip started having children, they used the needs of their children and incorporate into the designs. So, with the expansion and growth of their family, the merchandise grew as well.
But for now, let’s take a closer look at one of their best models. The Flex Duallie. What’s so great about it? What are the pros and cons of the item? You can find out by scrolling down in this post.
Hope you’ll like it.
Cargo basket for storage
Easy to fold
Let’s start with the seating position of the two seats. Yes, the stroller is designed for twin babies, but the totally upright position of the seat is truly wonderful feature here. The item can accommodate babies from the infant stage all the way up to the 50 lbs each, and in each and every stage, your children will have the best possible view. Oh and that seat mentioned before is ultra-padded with added ventilation, while the recliner adjustment can be done using just one hand.
It’s almost effortless to adjust the recliner using one hand, and you can do the adjustment in 9 separate positions. How cool is that?
Made specifically for twin babies in mind, the seats are as just as comfy and durable as the frame. The seats are also ultra-padded and lined with two specific types of fabrics. The first is the Poly weave type of fabric, while the second is Dobby weave type of fabric. It’s the exact type of fabric weave that’s used in the design of the well-known Polo shirts.
Oh, and last but certainly not least there are the tires. Three of them with different dimensions, but the rims of those tires are made out of polymer composite. Why polymer composite you might ask? Well because this is jogging type of a stroller and the polymer composite will ensure that they can withstand the high impact of the terrain.
But because this is a special type of three-wheeled type of stroller the fit is pretty excellent. It can be easily maneuvered through different spaces, terrains and the fit of the item will always be top notch. But what about the fit of the babies inside the seats? Well, that’s great too. The seats are spacey, roomy and comfy enough to provide the great fit of the children, but the handlebar is the true star here. Much like the seats, the handlebar is also padded and allows you to adjust the fit in 9 separate positions.
The overall width of the stroller is 30.5 inches or 77.5.5 cm, while each of the interior seats is 12.5 inches wide. That would make it 31.8 cm wide when converted in cm. And because this particular model has an option for removal of the wheels when it’s folded, there are specific dimensions of each position. When folded with the wheels still on the stroller, the height of the Flex Duallie is 17.5 inches or 44.5 cm. But when the wheels are off, the height of the item reaches 16 inches or 40.6 cm.
The padding on the seat gives them extra comfort, while the space in each of the seats allow them to move freely and without any restrictions. But what about the wheels? They’re a huge and essential part of the model, and in this particular model, the key player is the front wheel. The front wheel actually makes the use smoother and more relaxed for the parents, as it swivels nicely through the most difficult turns and tight spaces. The front wheel not only swivels, but it also locks forward pretty nicely in order to increase the stability of the entire item even in the rockiest terrains. You can rest assured that the use of the Flex Duallie will run smoothly, efficiently and comfortably.
The folding and storage are quite easy and convenient because it’s done in short two-step folding maneuver, and the entire stroller allows you to store it with and without the wheels. That’s right you with the specific design, you can easily remove the wheels if you don’t have enough space to store it with the wheels on. Let’s not forget the cargo basket underneath the seats. It’s extra-large and it can store the essentials for you and your baby with a 15% increase in capacity. Compared to the previous models.
Oh, and one very important note. The total weight capacity of the stroller is 100 lbs or 45.5 kg. It’s perfectly capable to withstand 2 babies plus the additional load from the luggage in the basket and the compartments, but excess weight beyond this limit is not recommended. It would render the model unusable and could get damaged fairly quickly if you exceed the limit for the load.
No. The protection in this particular model starts with the parking brake. It’s foot-activated and it’s so easy to use. It secures the stroller when it’s not in use, and it will become any parent’s favorite item. The wrist strap is included to help with the safety while the parents are running, and when you’re done using it, you can actually fold it, and lock the entire model with a simple yet effective buckle. The two large and comfy canopies are great providers of protection from the harmful UV rays, and each of them offers 50+ UPF protectionfor the children.
But let’s not forget the main component in this particular section of the review. The harness. As you can expect there are two separate harnesses and there are two separate safety systems to protect each of the two children that are placed on them. The seats in the harnesses have the much desired five-point system of safety, which will ensure that both of the children will be snug as bugs in this particular stroller. Safe and well protected at all times.