Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What about BOB?

We got a BOB!
At first I was in love with my Chicco travel system stroller. I mean come on, it's red - what's not to love?! But once I started working out and power walking/jogging with Stroller Strides, the Chicco stroller wasn't so hot. Sure, it works, but every time I rolled over grass it would either get stuck or feel like it was going to tip over. Whenever I got going fast, the wheels would start to squeak. No bueno!

So, when we realized we had a *little* bit of spare cash, we decided to just go for it and get a BOB jogger. I did some shopping on Craigslist and found a great deal! I ended up getting the Sport Utility version in a snappy lime green. I am loving it already - it is SUCH an improvement! It rolls super smoothly, and there is no fear of tipping. It's great over bumps and on the grass! I'm not completely sold on this model yet though, since it has a stationary front wheel. It's supposedly the right stroller for the way I want to use it, but I'm not sure. It doesn't maneuver quite as easily as the Revolution model. I figure I'll keep it for this week and see if I get used to the way it feels. If not, I'll put it back up on Craigslist and shop for a Revolution instead. I'm sure I can sell it easily - these things seem to sell quickly!
So far though, I am thrilled to finally have a good stroller for my newer, more active lifestyle! :)

7 comments:

Kat Graz said...

I have a Bob Revolution and LOVE it!!!! It's amazing how smooth it is. It even has a child seat adapter for hooking up certain car seats so I never needed on e of the big travel systems.

Carrie said...

congrats on your purchase! we're considering getting one. i saw one on cl and it had the stationary wheel too. didn't make sense to me.

mrsdanigirl8 said...

We're going for a double BOB and if we can't find one on Craigslist we're splurging on a new double BOB... cannot wait!!

Kt said...

We have the BOB revolution and I can't wait for this little one to arrive so we can start using it. We checked out both the Sports one and the Revolution and opted for the Revolution.

Glad you got it on craigslist!

thanya said...

Yay! The BOB is the best stroller ever! If you decide to get the Revolution, would your chicco carseat fit in the BOB carseat adapter? I know only certain carseats fit in it. But congrats on your purchase! Money well spent! :)

Alanna said...

Thanya - good question! I just looked up the infant adapter on the BOB website, and Chicco is not listed as compatible. My carseat does fit in the stroller though, and the strap holds it down nice and tight. It doesn't have the locks on it that Graco has, but it still seems pretty secure. I'll definitely need to be careful with it though!

Annie and Jordan said...

Alanna, I have the adapter and the works fine with the chicco. It doesn't "snap" but it fits pretty securely and then you use the red buckle to tighten it up and hold it in. I feel pretty secure with mine in there on the adapter! LOVE my BOB, hope you do too!