The BOB 2016 Sport Utility Duallie Stroller is marketed by BOB as a lightweight all-terrain double jogging stroller that can overcome the toughest of terrains. But does it meet the needs of the average jogging parent?
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BOB 2016 Sport Utility Duallie Stroller
|Ease of Use||Handlebar|
|Ease of Running||Passenger Comfort|
This stroller features a fixed front wheel, easy folding, five-point padded harness, independent canopies with large viewing windows, knobby tires, tracking adjustment, and a padded handlebar. The seats independently recline, and an accessory adapter allows the parent to attach a BOB Infant Car Seat for an easy travel solution.
The Sport Utility is similar to other BOB products, with above average ease of use. It is not, however, the easiest to use the stroller on the market. But with a little practice, it becomes second nature very quick.
The adjustable tracking control helps the stroller run straight, no matter the terrain, but the knobby wheels create extra bumping. Overall, it rolls smoothly having a bit of extra weight compared to other BOB models.
This double jogging stroller features a large enough storage bin to fit a large diaper bag, which is not common in running strollers. There is also a large mesh pocket on the outside, and smaller mesh pockets for the little one’s toys or snacks.
The canopy on this model is larger than the average canopy and can cover most children fully to the knees. The large window on the canopy makes for easy check-ins with the child.
Many 5-point restraints can be difficult to snap in and adjust. That is not the case with the BOB 2016 Sport Utility Duallie Stroller. The shoulder and crotch straps are extremely easy to adjust, and the latch comes undone with the simple click of a button
This model features a handlebar that is higher than average, which may not be comfortable for shorter runners. The padding feels nice, but the bar is not ergonomically designed. The handbrake is in a perfect position; it doesn’t get in the way when running but is easily accessible.
The padded sling style seat makes for optimal passenger comfort during even the roughest runs. This stroller also features an adjustable suspension and padded shoulder straps, making it one of the most comfortable strollers for passengers.
This stroller weighs 25 pounds, which is average for strollers in this class. Lighter all-terrain strollers can reach extremely high prices, and lighter strollers at the same price typically cannot handle off-road running.
The BOB 2016 Sport Utility Duallie Stroller folds to a size larger than the average stroller in this class. It can be difficult to fit into smaller trunk spaces.
This stroller is one of the highest quality strollers in its class. The fabric is heavy canvas, and the seats are thermo-molded. The thick aluminum frame with last for years and all rivets and screws are done tightly, and high quality. The fabric is well stitched, and the metal is well formed.
For the money, this is a top choice stroller for parents running on surfaces other than concrete or track.