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Bob Rambler Review

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9.3 Total Score
Excellent

Safety
9.3
Design
8.9
Price
9.7
PROS
  • Aluminum frame
  • Lockable and swiveling front wheel
  • Suspension resembling that of a mountain bike
  • Durable, Sturdy
  • Can be converted into a travel system
  • Single action brake
  • Easy-to-adjust five-point harness
CONS
  • Non-adjustable handlebar
  • No parent organizer, no cup holders
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BOB strollers are synonymous with quality. This particular model could be described as a scaled-down Bob Revolution Flex. Even though it is a more simplified version of the mention stroller, it still has a lot of impressive features and functions.

It comes at a more pocket-friendly price than most other all-terrain strollers, but with some differences as well. Even though it can be used as a jogging stroller, the rear wheels are not big enough for the most comfortable run, but, of course, they work great off-road and in the city as well.

All the other features included really make it a heavy duty buggy. It comes with a sizeable canopy, one-hand seat recline, big basket, two-step fold, 75 pounds maximum weight capacity, one-step brake, run-away strap, adjustable front wheel tracking, and an adjustable suspension system. With the Rambler, you’re all set for a fun family off-road exhibition.

Features

  • Large canopy

The canopy has two sizeable SPF 50+ panels that offer plenty of shade and will protect your child from harmful UV rays. On the upper canopy, there is a big plastic-peek-a-boo window that has a Velcro closure. Mesh windows are always preferred, but the window is quite sizeable, and there is already proper air ventilation.

  • Spacious seat

Not only is the seat very roomy, but it also has a deep recline. The recline is adjusted by a strap, and it only takes one hand to do so. The seat can accommodate a child weighing up to 75 pounds, which is impressive even for an all-terrain stroller.

Officially, the seat is supposedly suitable for 3-month-old-children, but you really should not use it until your child gains head and neck control, which is at six months. The only way you can use it earlier is by using an infant insert or a compatible infant car seat. Once the seat is reclined a large mesh window appears in the back, it allows for additional air-flow.

Since the seat back is 18 inches on the lower side, an older child might not be able to doze off comfortably, but a younger child should have no problems napping. When not reclined, the seat is almost in the completely upright position. The seat padding is thick, durable, and easy to wash.

  • Wheels

The buggy glides smoothly thanks to its large 12″ pneumatic wheels. They are made of high-impact polymer. You won’t have any problems taking it off-road – they’ll tackle snow, sandy beaches, gravel, dirt trails, etc.

The wheels swivel, but also lock for tough terrain. You will need to get a tire pump, considering the tires are air-filled. The front wheel comes with an adjustable tracking system that corrects alignment. The all-wheel suspension system is exceptional. It is very similar to a mountain bike suspension system and is also adjustable. The adjustable shock knobs can be set to two positions: 0 – 40 pounds and – 41 – 75 pounds.

The brake is located on the rear wheel shaft. It is operated by foot and locks both wheels at once. Unfortunately, it is not flip-flop friendly.

  • Folding mechanism, transport, and storage

The fold is similar to that of other Bob models. It doesn’t have an automatic lock and it requires both hands. It doesn’t sound attractive, but it really has an easy and compact fold. You can take the rear wheels off to make it even more compact.

The stroller also comes with a runaway strap that is attached to the handlebar and serves to provide additional security in case you lose control of the stroller. It will make sure your stroller stays by your side in case you fall or it runs away from you. Since there is no auto-lock, it also serves as a lock when the buggy is folded.

If you would like to turn it into a car seat and stroller combo, by purchasing a compatible infant car seat, you’ll have an exquisite convertible stroller. It is compatible with BOB, Graco, Peg Perego, and Britax infant car seats.

  • Storage

You won’t have to worry about running out of room for all the baby necessities. The under-seat basket can hold a large diaper bag and some extra items. It can be accessed from all sides, even when the seat is fully reclined.

Don’ worry, that’s not all. There is a big zipper pocket in the bag that is convenient for storing smaller items, such as keys and snacks.

Bob Rambler Review

What’s wrong with the product?

– Non-adjustable handlebar

There is no way to adjust the handlebar, so before making the purchase, you’ll need to make sure it suits your height. No matter what your height is, you will still be able to push the stroller, but it might not be as comfortable as it could be. Shorter parents might find it more difficult to use this stroller.

– No extra features

It seems that the manufacturer neglected the convenience of the parents a little bit. Of course, the child’s comfort and safety is of the utmost importance, but it would be nice to see a parent organizer or a cup holder on an, otherwise, such a highly functional stroller. However, you do have the option of purchasing a universal stroller organizer.

Conclusion

The Rambler is a uniquely designed buggy that is stylish, comfortable and convenient. Its big wheels and great suspension will make your off-road adventure much more enjoyable. The slim frame makes it easy to maneuver in an urban environment as well.

It is easy to fold, compact, and light, allowing you to store it in your car trunk with ease, and go sightseeing wherever the road takes you. The Rambler is possible the best all terrain stroller, and certainly one of the best strollers overall.

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