“But first, let me provide a little background on my stroller experiences. When I was pregnant I registered for the BOB Revolution SE and my wonderful Santa Cruz running friends got me one (thank you!). I literally did no research, it was the only running stroller brand I know about and I liked the navy blue. My real advice is do some research, the Bumbleride may not be your dream stroller – maybe it’s the BOB or another great ride. But find out what is important to you in a stroller and then pick one. That’s my real regret but such is life. Anyway, we didn’t use the stroller until miniKEG was 8 weeks old because I didn’t bother with a carseat adapter (she was content hanging in the carrier with mom or dad) and I didn’t run with her until she had good neck and core support – about 5 months. But once I started running, I found some of the limitations the BOB Revolution SE posed for me. The handlebar was too short and caused me back pain and because this was our only stroller, it came with us everywhere and I found the BOB to be long and cumbersome at times. The other irk for me was the basic undercarriage of the stroller was hard to get stuff in and out of (remember I do a lot of errand running). When my running buddy/partner in crime, Connie, got the Bumbleride I was immediately jealous: I loved the color, the design, and the adjustable handlebar. Fast forward a couple months, and I, too, had the Bumbleride (thanks Erin!)”…..Read More.
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Stroller Smackdown: BOB Revolution SE Versus Bumbleride Indie
Women’s Adventure Magazine recently compared the BOB Revolution SE vs. our Bumbleride Indie. Here are the highlights from their review:
- I thought I had found the holy grail of strollers with the BOB Revolution SE. However, I have to admit that my “faith” was tested when Women’s Adventure gave me the Bumbleride Indie to review. In the past month, I’ve really gotten to know the Indie, and I like it. So now I’m not sure what to do. Which should I keep?
- The Indie feels like a luxury cross-over SUV, while the Revolution SE is more like a rugged Jeep Wrangler.
- In my opinion, the Indie triumphs over the Revolution SE in a number of areas: weight, footprint, infant comfort, storage, and very important–curb appeal. The Indie weighs in at 20 pounds, five pounds lighter than the Revolution, which makes it easier for me to get it in and out of the car. It also feels more compact, in part due to smaller dimensions, but also because of the shape of the canopy. The Indie’s canopy is rounded whereas the Revolution’s is boxy.
- With a super padded seat that can be adjusted to support his legs and feet, my 6-month old is more comfy in the Indie (as long as we’re just pounding pavement). When he’s in the Revolution, his short legs tend to stick straight out over the edge of the seat.
- Another bonus is that my little one stays asleep longer in the Indie after we’re finished with our walk.
- Important for grocery and beer runs is storage. The Indie also does better in this category. The storage capacity of the two strollers may be similar, but good luck getting anything as big as a carton of juice in the Revolution. The Indie’s storage is much easier to access and therefore more shopping-friendly.
- And last but not least, the Indie just looks better. It’s got nicer lines and a better selection of bright, appealing colors. One passerby actually told me that she thought my Green Papyrus Indie looked “happy.” The dark, muted Revolution SE colors, on the other hand, are a snooze fest.
Long story short, if you are a casual road runner, running a 10+ min mile, a couple times a week, the Bumbleride Indie is a sleek alternative to the Bob Revolution SE. As for which I plan to keep–we’ll see. If only I had the space for both!
Zoe lives in Boulder, CO and is a full-time baby mama, part-time business analyst and would be triathlete. Her passions include the Russian language, swimming, and local grassroots conservation (check out rareconservation.org where Zoe used to work to learn about a really innovative environmental non-profit).
Read the whole article here, http://www.womensadventuremagazine.com/gear/jogging-stroller-smackdown-bob-revolution-se-vs-bumbleride-indie/