BOB Revolution CE Review
Having recently reviewed the BOB Revolution SE, we knew the BOB Revolution CE would be of a similar ilk. First class design and built for a specific purpose.
You can see that the BOB Revolution CE has bicycle roots like the SE. It is in a similar style to a children’s trailer / chariot that you would tow behind your bike. It looks functional and the material is light, breathable and water repellent. It’s a nice looking buggy – a step away from the standard type you see in the UK.
The seat is nice and wide at 37cm. That’s 2cm wider than its rivals. This can give the illusion that the buggy itself is wider than others. This is not the case. The reason being that the seat on a Revolution CE is positioned over the back wheels of the stroller i.e. across the widest part of the buggy. Most other strollers have a sling seat positioned in between the front and back wheels. The seat is well padded and reclinable with the usual strap method.
It has a large hood with 2 positions; one of which goes pretty far down to protect the child from the sun or wind. There is a decent size (55cm2) peekaboo window for keeping an eye on what they are up to. Very handy when you are trying to walk them to sleep. We like how it folds all the way down, giving them a bit of privacy, should they need it.
The Bob Revolution CE comes in two colours; black and plum. We like both, the plum adds a nice variation and the black, as with most brands is the standard go-to colour for most.
The BOB Revolution CE is extremely easy to push even with the extra weight of a large toddler. It has lightweight aluminium wheels and three pneumatic air filled tyres of 12 inches. The front wheel can be in swivel mode for walks or fixed for stability. The buggy is designed for city use and corners well in tight spaces. It performs well in bad weather such as snow. It is also rugged enough to take on a hike or a 3 mile power walk.
The BOB Revolution CE is suitable from birth when purchased with the excellent BOB Carrycot (from £99.99). The Carrycot is a luxurious product and has a very comfortable mattress. You can also attach a Britax Car Seat to all BOB strollers with the use of an Infant Carrier Adaptor (from £25), we like the Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II (from £89). Perfect for a turning your stroller into a travel system with your newborn.
It has an easy 2 step folding mechanism. Press the clips at each side of the handlebar and the seat collapses in half. Pull the red cable and voila the buggy folds neatly in half. We are big fans of a “fold” as opposed to the collapsing mechanism. BOB have a fold which takes the length down and makes it easily stored away. The wheels are easily detached to improve the folded size.
The BOB Revolution CE has ample storage. A large pocket at the back of the seat, a low cargo basket underneath the seat and 2 pockets inside the seat; perfect for your child’s stash of toys and snacks!
A Weather Shield (from £29.99) comes in extremely handy when getting caught out in bad weather, it’s even made out of a special water and rain-resistant nylon which seems to work better then most PVC raincovers. It’s got a huge viewing window for your child to see out of and for you to see in. The Warm and Fuzzy Cosytoes (fr0m £64) will keep your child nice and snug. It’s thick and fleecy with padded quilting so worth it if you want to get outside in wintry months. In the Summer, there is a Sun Shield (from £29.99) made of wind-resistant nylon mesh if you want to protect your child from the sun, wind or flying insects.
As BOB is an American franchise, it’s not yet been scooped up by the bigger retailers such as John Lewis. It’s only available in a few stores, the best price we found was:
To upgrade to a travel system (Revolution CE + Car Seat + Car Seat Adaptors):
Prices found as of December 2014.