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Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Review: Is It Worth the “Best Jogger Stroller” Hype?

By Jennifer Ward

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is highly popular among lifestyle-conscious parents. While doing this BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 review, I’ve found its larger air-filled tires and mountain bike-like incredible suspension system is really admirable and best for jogging with a baby effortlessly. Besides, the premium build quality also qualifies this stroller for hiking too. Although it might seem a bit pricy, at its mid-range price point, Flex 3.0 offers an unmatched strolling experience.   

The BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is not only durable with an array of terrain capacity than any other jogging stroller, but it’s also lighter than its rival, Thule Urban Glide 2.  

Comparing Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 vs Urban Glide 2, both are almost similar; although Urban Glide 2 is pricier, yet, Flex 3.0 has a more improved suspension system. Revolution Flex 3.0 also excel with all the appanages for jogger parents regardless of height, including its more comfortable adjustable handlebar (up to 45 inches).  

In this BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Review, I’ll explore the ins and out its myriad of features to find if it’s worth the hype. Let’s begin…  

Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Review- Summary 

BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 is an exclusive jogger package. The stroller smoothly navigates all terrains from day-to-day jogging to off-road adventures. Thinking about the baby’s comfort? Well, it offers an ultra-padded compression seat with extra-large sun shade; the seat reclines almost in a flat position so the baby can comfortably lean back or sleep on it. During a ride, the 5-point harness will ensure your baby’s safety.

What’s in it for you?  

Before starting this BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 review, I tried it on several terrains. It has an adjustable rotating handlebar that won’t let you feel uncomfortable even if you’re jogging for a longer duration. BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 is lightweight and folds compact, so you can conveniently travel with BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0. Besides, its larger storage capacity and six additional pockets are handy for organizing all your necessary accessories, like a mobile phone, wallet, sunscreen, water bottle, etc.  

Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Review: Pros & Cons 

  • All-wheel mountain bike suspension system  
  • Swiveling and lockable front wheels      
  • Adjustable rotating handlebar  
  • Ultra-padded compression seat reclines nearly flat position  
  • Extra-large UPF 50 + canopy provides better sunshade     
  • Car seat compatible (adapter and car seat sold separately)  
  • Huge storage capacity, including six pockets    
  • Water resistant fabrics     
  • No snack tray for baby    
  • Expensive 

Features of Bob revolution flex 3.0 At a Glance 

Features Bob Revolution flex 3.0 
Weight  28.5 
Age Limit 0-75 lbs. 
Folded Dimensions 39“l x 24.5“w x 16“h 
Unfolded Dimensions 45” l x 24.5” w x 43” h 
Weight Capacity Up to 75 lbs. 
Basket Capacity XL 
Seat Recline Yes 
Reversible Seat No 
Safety Harness 5-point 
Suspension Mountain bike-style suspension 
Fold Easy one-hand fold 
Bassinet – 
Car Seat Compatibility Yes 
Canopy Extra-Large 
Handlebar Adjustable 
Convert to Double No 

Bob Revolution Flex 3.0: What’s in the Box  

Now we are going to unbox BOB Grear Revolution Flex 3.0 in this section. Let’s see at a glance what’s there in the box:  

  • Stroller frame  
  • Three larger wheels  
  • Tools for wheel attachment  

Inside the box, you’ll get a full-size stroller which is 45 inches long from the wheel to the handlebar, 24.5 inches wide, and 43 inches tall. Compared to other jogging strollers like Mockingbird or Urban Thule Glide 2, Revolution Flex 3.0 has a more extended handlebar. The stroller weighs only 28.5 lbs.

Let’s check what’s included with the base model of BOB Revolution Flex 3.0. The stroller features an extra-large UPF 50+ canopy which is designed for a wider sunshade, an XL cargo basket, two 16 inches (each) larger rear wheels, and one 12.5 inches lockable front wheel.   

Note: BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 doesn’t offer accessories with its base model. However, the stroller is compatible with the parent console, snack tray, car seat with a suitable adapter, weather and sun shield, and travel bag; those are sold separately.  

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Review- Features   

Design and Color  

The urban trendy BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is elegant in design to jog with a baby in style. From black frames to the stylish black wheel rim, everything is in sync, especially for trendy, health-conscious jogger parents. This jogging stroller has two different colors- Graphite Black and Lunar Black. Whereas the Graphite Black is classy and elegant, Lunar Black is more casual and sporty. Although the stroller does not come in an array of colors to choose from, both options do seem to leave good impressions among its owners.  

Design Score: 4/5  

Color Score: 4/5  


The Revolution Flex 3.0 jogging stroller is manufactured with easy-to-clean Poly and Dobby Weave Fabrics with Reflective Print which is engineered with Water Repellent Coating and Open Cell Foam Padding. So, it’s comfortable and, at the same time, weatherproof.  

Jogging strollers are meant to become dirty; fortunately, this BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is very easy to clean and maintain. This post has a separate section on how to clean BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 step by step; check if needed.  

Fabric Score: 4/5  


BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 has a safety harness (5-point) and magnetic peek-a-boo window to monitor your baby on the go. You can adjust the padded harness based on the baby’s comfort prior to the baby’s safety. The harness is no-rethread to buckle up your kids on the go easily.   

Safety Score: 4/5  

5-Point Harness

Folding and Unfolding  

During this BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 review, I thought it would be difficult to fold and unfold the stroller. But it isn’t.  

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 folds very compactly, considering it’s a jogging stroller; if you remove the rear wheels, it’ll lay almost in a flat position. At the same time, unfolding this three-legged baby gear is not a hassle at all.   

The following section of the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 review gives you a Step-by-Step Process of how to fold and unfold BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0.   

How to Fold BOB Revolution Flex (Step-by-step)  

Step 1: Park the stroller using its flip-flop parking brake.  

Step 2: Unlock the frame by pressing the release lever near the handle. Fold the upper part of the stroller and plop it downward.  

Step 3: Pull the red strap located middle of the seat frame.  

Step 4: Then, use the front latch buckle to lock the frame.  

How To Unfold BOB Revolution Flex (Step-by-step)  

Step 1: Unlock the front latch buckle  

Step 2: Pull the red strap located middle of the seat frame.  

Step 3: Pull the handlebar and open the stroller  

Step 4: Unlock the foot brake, and the stroller is ready!  

Folding and Unfolding Rating: 4/5  


A wider seat is more comfortable for toddlers to peek through and see the world when you bring them in the open air. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 is 25 inches wide, featuring a heavy-padded larger comfy seat for your toddler. If you’re strolling over bumpy terrain, this cushioned seat won’t make the baby uncomfortable on the go. Your baby can stay here in a fully upright position as well as can lazily lean back in a nearly flat position.  

Seat Score: 4.5/5  


One of the best parts of BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is its long (45 inches) and adjustable rotating handlebar. Due to its 9 adjustable positions, and the better handlebar grip, this stroller attracts parents who are into jogging; parents of all heights can easily operate BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 for jogging, traveling, or hiking.   

Handlebar Score: 5/5  

Adjustable Handlebar

Frame, Wheel, and Suspension  

The aluminum-built frames are rugged, allowing this exclusive jogging stroller to last a very long time. The most amazing feature that embellished Flex 3.0 as a hallmark of all-terrain strollers is its terrain-friendly wheels; 16-inch, larger rear wheels, and 12.5-inch swiveling front wheels will smoothly glide your baby on a bumpy road. On top of it, this all-terrain glider has a mounting-bike-like suspension system, which makes the BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 smooth stroller that parents dream for jogging.  

Frame, Wheel, and Suspension Score: 4.5/5  

Wheel and Suspension
Suspension and Wheel


BOB Revolution Flex has ample storage capacity. Its under-seat XL cargo basket can hold up to 10 lbs. You can put the baby’s diaper, sippy cup, toys, tissue box, sunscreen, and all other accessories. In addition, it has six external pockets (a rarely found feature!), which is more convenient for storing phones, gadgets, and keys that you won’t want to miss out on jogging sessions.  

Storage Score: 5/5 



Most jogging strollers feature a large canopy, but BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 has an extra-large UPF 50+ canopy that provides a better and wider sunshade. Besides, the canopy top has a magnetic peek-a-boo window by which you can monitor your baby or can play peek-a-boo in between jogging breaks.  

Canopy Score: 5/5 


Durability & Build Quality  

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is widely known for its rugged build quality, which makes it above average than other BOB strollers and built to last long. The sturdy frame of this stroller is aluminum-built, larger padded seat, along with a convenient footrest and air-filled rubber tires- everything you need to navigate through off-road. You won’t have to worry about how long the stroller will last; Let me get straight that this stroller is going to stay with your family for years!  

Build Quality: 5/5  

Car Seat Compatibility   

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is compatible with most popular car seats in the market and offers a variety of compatible infant car seat adapters. All adapters are a two-step process of click-in and strap-on. So, if you have any of the following adapters and car seats, you can transform your BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 into a sleek Travel System.  

  • Britax  
  • Chicco  
  • Cybex  
  • Graco  
  • Maxi Cosi 
  • Nuna  
  • Peg Perego    

Ease of Use  

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is easy to fold and takes up less than a minute to fold and unfold. Besides, it folds very compactly when you remove the rear wheels. As a result, you can effortlessly carry the stroller at the back of any standard car trunk or on a stroller bag.  

When you’re on the road with BOB Revolution Flex 3.0, its larger wheels, mountain bike-like suspension system, and adjustable rotating handlebar give you a smooth, hassle-free push every time. Besides, its one-step central plastic paddle will help you park the stroller easily.  

Its larger cargo storage can hold all your accessories. On top of it, you have six external pockets for your essentials. Although BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 doesn’t include any snack tray or parent console.   

Apart from that, BOB features an easily reclinable seat position; you can adjust its unlimited seating position using the reclining buckle. Besides, there is a 5-point no-rethread easy adjustable padded harness.  

If you need a travel system, you can purchase an adapter and car seat separately. All the compatible adapters and car seats are easy to install with a simple two-step click-in feature.  

Ease of Use Score: 4.5/5  

Terrain Capacity  

In this section of BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 review, let’s get into its terrain capacity since it’s well-known as an off-road or jogging stroller.  

You can take this all-terrain n versatile buggy anywhere you want, from a sandy beach to trails; its air-fill rubber wheels and advanced suspension technology make it the real winner for all terrains. While taken to different terrains, it seemed seamless as if a hard blow on the handlebar can make it run through!  

Its terrain capacity will surely encourage the runners to chase 10K run with the baby. Apart from that, BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is highly capable of navigating sandy beaches, both wet and loose sands.  

Terrain Score: 4.8/5  

Cleaning & Maintenance  

You can clean the stroller with these easy-to-follow instructions. Let’s see how to clean BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0:  

Step 1: Use lukewarm water and mild soap to sponge the required area. Never use detergent to clean the stroller.  

Step 2: Use clean water to rinse the stroller thoroughly and remove the soap residuals properly.  

Step 3: Leave the stroller for drying.  

Maintenance Tips: Don’t fold or use if the stroller is not dried properly. You should also avoid storing the stroller even if it’s slightly damp. Otherwise, the fabrics and frame might attract mold.  


In this section of the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 review, let’s take a peek at the compatible accessories with Flex 3.0.  

BOB Snack Tray  

For BOB Revolution Flex 3.0, there are two types of snack trays- a Deluxe snack tray and a traditional snack tray. Deluxe costs a few dollars more than the regular snack tray.

BOB Handlebar Console   

The BOB handlebar console features two cup holders and one zippered pocket. Besides, its fabric is water-resistant, featuring hook and loop straps, so you can easily attach it to the handlebar. If you want its Deluxe handlebar console, you have to spend a few more dollars.  

BOB Sunshield 

This breathable mesh-designed sun-shield will protect your baby from harmful sunlight as well as bugs. So, this shield can be used in the evening to protect your baby from mosquitos.  

BOB Single Stroller Travel Bag  

BOB single stroller travel bag is made of water-resistant fabric. It’s hard-sided structural support will protect the stroller from damage. Besides, the travel has internal compartments to store the strollers’ parts separately. You can easily carry the travel bag by wearing its strap.  

Why You Should Buy Bob Revolution Flex 3.0  

If you’re looking for a quality versatile stroller that for jogging and often hiking and, at the same time, is suitable for regular usage, then the BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 is a great choice for you.   

This stroller is for all parents, short or tall; besides, the Revolution Flex 3.0 folds very compactly; you can easily plop it at the back of your car. Its super comfy seat and revolutionary maneuverability make it a top contender for the all-time best all-terrain stroller with off-track capability.   

Alternatives to Bob Revolution Flex 3.0  

If you don’t agree to spend $500 for a jogger stroller, you can have a look at the BOB Rambler, which is less pricy (less than $400) than Revolution Flex 3.0. BOB Rambler is lighter than Flex 3.0 with the same weight capacity of 75 lbs. Besides, Ramblers fold more compactly than Flex.  

If you’re into a more sophisticated stroller and flexible on budget, Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller ($649) reputed for its larger wheels and rear wheel suspension, a special stroller to embark on any off-road adventure, and stroll on sandy beaches as smooth as cake! 

Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Vs Bob Rambler Vs Thule Urban Glide 2 Comparison Table 

Features Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 Bob Rambler Thule Urban Glide 2 
Bob Revolution Flex 3.0Bob Rambler Thule Urban Glide 2 
Weight  28.5 lbs.  ‎25.2 lbs. 25 lbs. 
Age Limit Newborns up to 5 years  Newborns up to 5 years   Newborns up to 5 years 
Folded Dimensions 39“l x 24.5“w x 16“h  38″L x 24.5″W x 14″H 34.2″L x 27.2″W x 13.3″H 
Unfolded Dimensions 45” l x 24.5” w x 43” h  ‎45’’l x 25.5’’w x 39.5’’h 41.1’’L x 27.2’’W x 40’’H 
Weight Capacity Up to 75 lbs.  Up to 75 lbs.  Up to 75 lbs.  
Basket Capacity Cargo Basket (XL) Cargo Basket (L) Cargo Basket (L) 
Seat Recline Yes Yes  Yes  
Reversible Seat No No No 
Safety Harness 5-point  5-point  5-point  
Suspension Mountain bike-style suspension  Mountain bike-style suspension  Rear Wheel Suspension 
Fold Easy two-hand fold  Easy two-hand fold  Easy one-hand fold 
Bassinet – – Yes 
Car Seat compatibility Yes Yes Yes 
Canopy Extra-Large Extra-Large Extra-Large  
Handlebar Adjustable Non-adjustable Adjustable 
Convert to double No No No 
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BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Review: The Bottom Line  

You’ll find a flux of strollers in the market, but figuring out a quality mid-range jogging stroller might be a tough job. Among the crowed, the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 is the best stroller that you can’t ignore. There is a lot to cheer about this stroller as one of the best value-for-money ‘jogger stroller’; its popularity and high sales from 2019 to till date is testimony to what this Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 review claims. If you are into jogging, need a stroller to take your baby with you every time, and at the same time enjoy hassle-free jogging sessions, Bob Revolution Flex 3.0 can be your go-to stroller that you won’t regret after buying.

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