I researched strollers extensively before my daughter was born nine years ago. We decided on a used BOB Revolution and were so happy with our decision that when my son was born 18 months later we bought a brand new Revolution Duallie. With the infant car seat attachment, they were the only strollers we ever needed and we used them for EVERYTHING (daily activities, shopping, running, hiking trails in the woods, on the beach, etc.). I have recommended them to everyone who was interested in listening to me sing their praises!
When we were expecting our second son two and a half years ago I was excited to get a new BOB Revolution single. Unfortunately, my son suffered an injury to his brain at birth which caused a neurogenic airway among other diagnoses (which currently include cerebral palsy, low tone, developmental delay, etc.). At that point, we were unable to use a jogging stroller (including a BOB) due to the seat position. All the jogging strollers that I could find (really nearly ALL strollers) do not have a seat that sits fully upright at near 90 degrees. This was a problem for my son because when he was in a slightly/semi-reclined position his airway would partially collapse due to its lower tone making it difficult for him to breath. While we've seen great improvement with his airway tone, it is still difficult for him to sit semi-reclined (it really freaks him out and he panics). He is now two and a half years old and does not currently have complete head control and still requires assistance/support to sit. For these reasons, I was SO happy to discover recently that the seat position in the BOB Revolution series was redesigned to sit fully upright and couldn't wait to try him in it!
I am ecstatic to report that the Revolution Flex 3.0 is exactly what we have been hoping for! The upright seat position is exactly what my son needed to ride comfortably and safely. I was pleasantly surprised by the generous lumbar and side support of the five-point harness and the cushioning of the seat. It keeps him securely in place and gives him the support he needs to maintain a safe posture and head position while riding in the stroller. I love that the suspension system offers the smoothest ride possible as to not jar his head around unnecessarily. This stroller has allowed us to walk in our community every day, go on outdoor adventures as a family, begin running again, and has made our everyday lives easier. I hate to admit that as a special needs parent I was starting to feel a little "trapped" because getting around with my son was becoming increasingly difficult as he has gotten older. With the Revolution Flex 3.0, I finally feel like I have the same freedom I had with my older two children to get out and do things.
The Flex 3.0 has so many other great features as well! I love that I can fit all of my son's feeding supplies, cooler bag with food, diaper bag, and a few other small items in the basket underneath the seat. The small pockets are great for things like keys, phone, chapstick, etc. I can do diaper changes anywhere because the seat reclines to almost entirely flat. The stroller is easy to fold and relatively light-weight. My favorite part is how easy it is to push and turn. The only thing that would really make me happier is if it came with the snack tray. But really when it comes to jogging strollers it doesn't get any better than the BOB Revolution! We love the versatility and durability and I am so excited that it will last us until my son is 75 lbs.!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.