Dear BOB, Where have you been all my life?
September 21, 2016
I thought my husband was "the one"...until BOB ;) The thing I wanted most before my daughter was born was a jogging stroller. I did a little research and decided on a BOB, but my sister gifted me a different jogging stroller. I was not enamored with the one I received, but learned most of my complaints were simply the drawbacks of a jogging stroller (such as weight and being bulky). I still wondered if my experience might somehow be different with a BOB, or perhaps even a Thule as it seemed to address a lot of the annoyances I had with my 1st JS. When the 2016 BOB made its appearance with most of its drawbacks fixed, I decided to take the plunge as they seem to hold up well over the years vs other comparable brands, including Thule. I could not be happier with my decision. It is a dream and my daughter loves it as much as I do. She wanted to get in it as soon as I had it set up and cried every time I toke her out of it. She likes to sit up straight, which was an issue in the old stroller as it was a struggle to keep her buckled in. The BOB seat sits perfectly upright and she is comfortable and content enough to stay buckled in. If you are on the fence, take the plunge. You will be happy with your decision. I was most worried about the weight, the folding mechanism, and how bulky it would be when folded (as these are common BOB review complaints). I found the weight to be a non-issue. It's easy to carry when folded and when you are strolling your child around, it glides like a dream. I personally found the folding mechanism to be very quick and easy, and it fit into the trunk of my Camry with ease unlike my other JS. For smaller trunks, the wheels are easily removes. I did purchase the console storage with tire pump as well, which I love. It fits all my necessities perfectly and is insulated, keeping our drinks cold.