Product Review and Giveaway: BOB stroller accessories

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My mother-in-law, who recently stayed with us for two weeks, puts it best:  “Using  this stroller is like pushing a hot knife through butter.”

We love our BOB.

Charlie and I enjoyed test-driving strollers and ended up with the BOB Revolution for a few reasons:

  • It’s super easy to push (see “butter/knife” comment above).
  • The stroller handles bumps (tree roots) and snow/ice very well.
  • It’s good for tall people!
  • For a large stroller, it folds fairly compactly (fits in my VW Passat trunk with loads of room to spare).
  • The big tires make it easier to drag up stairs.
  • If you use the Infant Car Seat Adapter (sold separately), the stroller is good for infants through big kids (up to 70 pounds I believe).
  • The front wheel rotates completely, making it easy to steer in grocery stores and other places with narrow aisles.
  • We like how it looks.  We chose the navy/gray combo and are very happy with it.
  • And last but certainly not least, we received multiple positive recommendations from friends.

What is not-so-perfect about the BOB?

  • I wish the under-stroller storage was a bit bigger.  I take Charlotte out on a lot of errands and typically end up with multiple bags. To get around this, I usually hook my diaper bag to the handles.
  • It’s a little heavy.  This issue doesn’t bother my husband at all, but at the end of a long day when I’ve been schlepping lots of stuff around, I’ve been known to let out a groan when I have to put it in my trunk.

The folks at BOB asked me to review two of their stroller accessories, which are sold separately.

Weathershield First up, the Weather Shield (photo at left).  It’s been a soggy winter up here in Boston – more rain the snow.  TheShield is easy to put on and definitely kept Charlotte dry.  The clearfront is key as she really likes to look around at the outside world atthis point.

I also tried out the Handle Bar Console (photo below).  Rarely do I go out for a walk without a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee and a bottle of water.   I love that the Handlebar console has room for two beverages.  There is also a handy zipper pocket in the middle (for keys, tissues, your phone etc.)

Handlebar Console Giveaway

Bar2 Mom Central will be giving away one BOB Handle Bar Console.  Here is how to win:

  1. Please comment below on this post (make sure to to leave your email address).  Only one comment per email address.
  2. Bonus entry if you Tweet about the contest.  (Make sure to leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.)
  3. Bonus entry if you link to this post from your blog or website. (Again, make sure to leave a link to your post.)

Contest ends Tuesday, March 16.  Good luck!

MomCentral received one sample Handle Bar Console and one sample Weather Shield before writing this review.

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Adrienne is Mom Central’s Community Manager.

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Comments (48)

  1. Platypus1976 says:

    I love our BOB! I haven’t tried the weather shield yet, but based on your review, I think we’re in the market for one. And I’d love a handlebar console.

  2. Panda says:

    I would love to win this!

  3. I could use this so much…it would be great to win! Thanks!! Jsmith328@hotmail.com

  4. Kathleen says:

    What a swanky stroller! Our stroller is quite beat up after 2 years of sidewalk pounding, so I’ve only been able to dream about pushing a hot knife-on-wheels through butter. I love that weather shield too, especially on our walks to the library (we only have one car). Fingers are crossed–I could really use this!

  5. Krista W. says:

    This would come in very handy at my house!

  6. Felecia d says:

    Such a great idea! You only have so many hands.

  7. Debbie says:

    I have a BOB, and love it! Would love to win this.

    http://www.lifeofamodernmom.com

  8. Jamie Shaw says:

    Nice stroller!! Would love to push my baby around in this!!

  9. Will need to look for this stroller in stores. My sister husband is 6’4″ and they are going to need a stroller to accomidate his hight. Love the 2 cup holders, makes the stroller go even higher in my book!

  10. Tracy says:

    I have always wanted to have one of these and knowseveral moms that love them

  11. This looks so cool…I am gonna have to check it out!

  12. Tracy says:

    This is awesome!

  13. Lisa R says:

    All these items are so great for my sister, I keep saying the same thing but she is due in MAy and it’s all so great

  14. Rubina says:

    This would be great to win, I am due in May :)

  15. shannon says:

    We absolutely love to win this! Thank you so much for the opportunity! sde

  16. michelle rosborough says:

    Very useful

  17. saminder gumer says:

    that is a great review. i would love to test these kinds of products. thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  18. saminder gumer says:

    forgot my email address. sgumer@yahoo.com

  19. Nancy says:

    This would be absolutely amazing!

  20. rashi says:

    love this…

  21. Melissa says:

    My sis has a BOB stroller that she just loves. It is a duallie though. Would this handlebar console work with hers?

  22. LB says:

    Oh, this looks so awesome!

  23. Heidi says:

    Wow!! Now I know what stroller I am going to get, and definitely the handlebar console!! heidiforward@hotmail.com

  24. Melanie Sartain says:

    Very cool, love it!

  25. Judy says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  26. sciencegirl says:

    i have been wanting the console for awhile; please please let me win it!

  27. Karen says:

    A very unique idea!

  28. Priya says:

    So good for tall people, love the look of the stroller too! And the accesories are absolutely necessary!

  29. These look like very nice quality (I love the weather shield too). I shared on facebook :)

  30. Julia Everett says:

    We love our BOB!

  31. Nakia says:

    Oh wow i would love this

  32. Nakia says:

    I would really use this.

  33. Shelley says:

    This looks very handy!

  34. Kathy says:

    would love to win

  35. Nicole says:

    Would love to win this!

  36. Jennifer Brecko says:

    I love Bob strollers; I currently have one and can’t leave home without it. It’s great for going to the store, but especially for all the outdoor activities we do. The console would really come in handy.

  37. What a neat idea.
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  38. nakia george says:

    so nice!

  39. Madhu says:

    Would love to win this. With a baby who just arrived, would make it perfect for me

  40. Toni Bowman says:

    this would be a handy thing to have for trips to town, would love to have!

  41. Rachael McCain says:

    My daughter is expecting her first child and can use any and all “free stuff” she can possibly get! This has been a terribly rough pregnancy – lots of bed rest from the get go, so she has not been able to work at all during her pregnancy. Winning any baby products is a blessing for her and the baby on the way!

  42. sherrie G says:

    As a mom of 3 this would be the extra set of hands I need to make field trip day much easier! A place to hold my latte and my 4 year old’s latte would rock!

  43. Sherry says:

    This is the kind of stroller I’d like to have but can’t afford to buy!! Would be wonderful to win it!

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