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B.O.B. Revolution CE v’s Baby Jogger City Elite

This photoset shows the B.O.B. Revolution CE (left, Plum pushchair) side by side with the Baby Jogger City Elite (right, Stone pushchair).

These photos are to give an idea of the size and main features of both pushchairs. For more detailed reviews of each please look under the “Single Pushchairs” section here on Best Buggy.

The children are our 4 years and 6 months old (107cms tall, 91st centile) girl and our 2 year 9 month old (87.5cms, 9th centile) boy.

These two pushchairs are similar in price. They are also similar in features.

Both pushchairs have huge seats and good leg length. Both pushchairs have huge hoods with peekaboo windows. The Elite has ventilation windows on either side of the hood. The B.O.B. has a gap at the rear of the pushchair seat for ventilation. This has a flap to cover it.

Both pushchairs have good sized baskets and mesh pockets in the rear of the seats. The B.O.B. also has mesh pockets on either side of the seat for drinks and toys.

The Elite has a lift up calf rest for a sleeping child and is suitable from birth. The B.O.B. is only suitable from 6 months of age. Both have carrycot and travel system options from newborn. The Elite has a single toggle recline. The B.O.B. has a 2 toggle recline.

The Elite has a handbrake and the B.O.B. has a footbrake. Both are easy to use.

B.O.B. comes with adjustable tracking and adjustable suspension. The front wheel locks forwards for greater stability. The Elite front wheel locks underneath the pushchair for use on rough terrain. Both have 12″ all terrain wheels. The Elite has ‘forever air’ tyres which will not get punctures. The B.O.B. has air tyres. B.O.B. has adjustable suspension for children of different weights.

We like the pull tight harness toggles on the B.O.B. – See last photo – It made it much easier to put a wriggly child into the seat and then tighten them up. The Elite harness is easy to adjust – particularly the height as the harness simply clips on and off – great if the pushchair is used for more than one child.

The Elite has an adjustable rubber covered handlebar – there are many handle positions. The B.O.B. has a fixed foam covered handlebar. This is perfect for me at 5ft 6ins but low for Mr BB at nearly 6ft.

Both pushchairs have a quick and easy fold. The Elite is the quickest – simply grasp the handle in the centre of the seat and pull. B.O.B. is a 2 stage fold, but its very quick. Use 2 triggers on the handle to fold the top half down. Then grasp the red handle underneath the seat and pull. The B.O.B. is lighter than the Elite which does make a difference when carrying. Both are a similar size when folded.

Both of these pushchairs are excellent.


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