2014 BOB Revolution Flex – Details and New Features!

BOB Revolution Flex stroller
We’ve long been fans of the popular BOB Revolution stroller series. When the Revolution stroller first launched a decade ago, it set a high bar for handling, performance, quality, and steering.

During the past 10 years of winning moms over, the BOB Revolution had one limitation in the eyes of short parents and tall parents — the handlebar couldn’t be adjusted.

Finally for 2014, the new BOB Revolution Flex stroller offers an adjustable-height handlebar to let parents of nearly any height find a comfortable pushing position while jogging, strolling, or powerwalking!

The Revolution Flex is available as a SINGLE or as a DOUBLE.

Unlike compact umbrella strollers that may be used 10 minutes at a time when running errands, most moms and dads see their BOB Revolution stroller as their all-day companion in parks and at farmers markets, on trails and paths, and for long leisurely strollers around the neighborhood. A comfortable pushing position is key for a stroller that may rack up hundreds of pushing hours every year!

There are some standout features on the BOB Revolution Flex:



Front wheel locks straight for jogging; with tracking adjustment to avoid veering left/right


9-position adjustable handlebar


Beefy coil spring and elastomer core shock absorbers mounted on the frame itself – more effective than smaller wheel-based shocks


Fit what you need for a day’s outing in the storage basket


Expansive sun canopy for protecting babies’ sensitive skin from harmful rays


BOB Revolution Flex stroller (2014)BOB Revolution Flex stroller (2014)
A three-wheeled stroller designed for everyday use and jogging, the BOB Revolution Flex maneuvers easily in stores yet is rugged enough for nearly any outdoor terrain!
Our Price: $479.99 $384.00
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BOB Revolution Flex Duallie stroller (2014)BOB Revolution Flex Duallie stroller (2014)
The BOB Revolution Duallie Flex is for adventurous parents who don’t want their active lifestyle to be slowed down by their double stroller.
Our Price: $689.99 $552.00
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BOB REVOLUTION FLEX STROLLER FEATURES

  • Adjustable padded handlebar creates the perfect fit for any parent’s height with 9 comfortable position options.
  • Swiveling front wheel allows for superior maneuverability.  Locks forward for increased stability when jogging or if the terrain turns tough.
  • Easy, two-step folding, lightweight frame for convenient transport and storage.
  • State-of-the-art, adjustable suspension system provides an exceptionally smooth ride.
  • Accessory Adapter allows for quick and easy attachment of BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter or Snack Tray.
  • Ultra-padded, adjustable reclining seat for enhanced seating comfort. Five-point padded harness helps keep your child comfortably secure.
  • Multi-position canopy adjusts for protection against the elements. Large viewing window lets you keep an eye on your baby.
  • High-impact polymer composite wheels with pneumatic tires and tubes take on tough terrain.
  • Low Boy Cargo Basket provides plenty of undercarriage storage. Additional space in large seatback pocket. Internal seat pockets provide a great place for snacks and toys.
  • A simple twist of the front wheel tracking adjustment knob keeps you rolling straight.
  • When engaged, the parking brake helps secure a stopped position.
  • The wrist strap helps you secure stroller when strolling and provides handy fold lock when folded.
OUR CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE REVOLUTION FLEX
Yes, we love the brighter, bolder fabric color choices. Yes, it’s true that BOB didn’t change much in 2014 since last updating the Revolution stroller in 2011. Yes, the Revolution Flex is every bit as good as the older Revolution SE when it comes to active, outdoor use.

BUT… for any parent, grandparent, or caregiver who is under 5’4″ or taller than 5’9″; the new adjustable handle makes all the difference between a slightly awkward hand placement vs a perfectly comfortable pushing position. After any parent pushes the stroller around for an hour, that becomes a huge improvement!

See more details about the single Revolution Flex or the Revolution Flex Duallie



2015 UPPAbaby Vista – Updates and Details!

2015 UPPAbaby Vista

For 2015, UPPAbaby will be introducing an enhanced and improved Vista model! The 2015 UPPAbaby Vista is going to be the newest generation in a very popular and well-reviewed stroller that debuted nearly a decade ago.

The 2015 Vista stroller is expected to become available in fall of 2014.

As details on the improvements/enhancements become available and as we learn about the difference between the 2014 UPPAbaby Vista and 2015 UPPAbaby Vista; we’ll make those available.

2014 UPPAbaby Vista – an Illustrated Stroller Guide


A premium baby stroller is an investment in 2-3 years of convenience, comfort, reliability, and ease of use.  The Vista stroller by UPPAbaby first came out in 2006 and quickly became a bestseller in the premium stroller market, as parents discovered it to be a perfect all-around stroller from birth into older toddler years.

The UPPAbaby brand has become known for its quality, and the Vista stroller is the flagship.  All over the stroller is the Vista name, the UPPAbaby name, and the “UB” initials of UPPAbaby.  It’s not only a pride of design – but it gives great pride of ownership as parents using the stroller will feel.

Aside from the bullet list of great features that UPPAbaby strollers have, it’s difficult to see the attention paid to all the details on the Vista stroller.  The thought and quality that has gone into every piece on the stroller is remarkable! It’s no wonder that customer reviews give the Vista incredible fanfare.

From bottom up – the wheels

No matter how it looks or what features it has, a baby stroller without good tires simply won’t be fun to use! So, UPPAbaby was one of the first stroller makers to innovate the type of tire that most moms want – a nice rubber tire without the hassle of having to check the air pressure and worry about pumping them. The Vista tire feels rubbery, but the tires are filled with a foam core, rather than air. The result is a long-lasting, great performing tire that never goes flat!

Over the years, UPPAbaby has transitioned from metal wheels to a durable, high-qualilty hard plastic wheel. Today’s Vista wheel is better balanced, more reliable, and less likely to get out-of-round over years of use.

UPPAbaby Vista front wheels

UPPAbaby Vista front wheels

UPPAbaby Vista rear wheels

The large rear wheels show off the brand

Vista stroller tire

Rubbery tread grips uneven terrain, raised center makes pushing easy.

Sit, sleep, and be merry

A baby’s comfort is crucial for any stroller. After all, if you love the stroller, but your baby hates it, guess who’s going to win the decision on how long you’ll be pushing the stroller? The Vista has stain-resistant, well-padded fabric. The leg rest, seat bottom, and seat back are all a smooth finished fabric. The interior sides of the seat are quilted fabric. UPPAbaby uses high quality materials on the seat fabric, knowing it’s going to get the most wear over several years.

    UPPAbaby Vista seat features

  • 5-position recline from fully upright to fully reclined
  • Adjustable leg rest supports young infants legs when horizontal, and then pivots down for older children
  • Adjustable shoulder harness with soft microfiber strap covers
  • Seat can face forward or reverse
  • Premium fabric and padding
  • Solid back support
  • Mesh peekaboo window with UV lining on flap; magnetic closure instead of velcro
Vista shoulder strap

Soft microfiber shoulder strap covers

UPPAbaby Vista fabric

Embroidery on Vista leg rest

UPPAbaby Vista peekaboo window

Mesh peekabo window lets you check in on baby

Sun protection? The Vista shines!

UPPAbaby UV protection

Vista sun canopy has a UV-protection liner.

A generous sun canopy is a must-have feature so you can protect your baby’s delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Most online pictures of the Vista stroller do not show the massive size of the canopy with the UV screen flipped out. This UV lining covers the entire underside of the fabric canopy AND especially covers the underside of the peekaboo flap.

Indoors – or during days without a bright sun shining – the UV shield flips back under the fabric canopy and hugs the underside of it – keeping it out of the way.

UPPAbaby Vista full sun canopy

When fully extended, almost full body coverage.


Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a rating system that indicates how effectively a fabric protects skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. UPF is like SPF (Sun Protection Factor), which is used for sunscreen products. For fabrics, the higher the UPF number, the greater degree of UV protection, to a max rating of 50+. UPPAbaby’s UV shield is rated at 50+.

Because infants and toddlers have such delicate skin, a sun canopy rated at 50+ UPF should be on the “must have” list for a new stroller purchase.

Ergonomic design built into every Vista

Vista handlebar adjustment

Quick adjustment lever for handlebar height

When engineering is done right, you won’t even think about it. The Vista pushchair has been improved nearly every year since its debut in 2006. UPPAbaby has listened to dealer feedback, as well as customer feedback, in enhancing how the pieces fit together and work together. The improvements over time have created a stroller that doesn’t make you think or struggle when using it!

The last thing that busy moms want to do is have to remember how to fold a stroller, recline a seat, or adjust a harness. UPPAbaby has a single-handed recline lever, a single-handed adjustable handlebar, and a quick thumb-release for changing the seat direction. The included bassinet has a single lever to detach it from the stroller and simply lift off. The bumper bar is also one of the included UPPAbaby accessories in the Vista box, and it can both swing away with a simple button push on either side, or you can remove it altogether.

UPPAbaby has put some serious design thought into the brake pedal too. No part of this stroller has been left out of the “make it easy for mom” engineering. Whether you’re wearing slippers, pumps, running shoes, or sandals; all you have to do is press down on the brake pedal to engage and disengage the brake.

UPPAbaby seat mount

One thumb-button on each side of the seat makes it easy to reverse which way your baby will face.

UPPAbaby seat recline

Doesn’t get any easier! Vista’s one-handed seat recline lever has 5 possible positions from fully reclined to fully upright.

UPPAbaby Vista brake pedal

Tap the foot pedal once to engage the parking brake. Tap it again to release the brake.

UPPAbaby Vista - Denny red

UPPAbaby Vista Specifications
Type Of Stroller: Premium standard
Maximum Carrying Load: 50 lbs
Newborn Suitable: Yes, with included bassinet
Infant Seat Adapter: No adapter needed for UPPAbaby Mesa infant seat
Optional attachment for Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, Graco, or Chicco
Frame Material: Aluminum
Stroller Weight: 24 lbs with seat attached
Open Length: 35″
Open Width: 24.5″
Open Height (to top of handle): 44″ with handle fully extended
Tire: 8″ front, 11″ rear; rubber tire tread over no-flats core
Reclining: 4-Position locking recline when using seat
Folded Size: 32″ x 24″ x 17″
Brakes: One foot pedal controls both rear wheels
Warranty: 2 Year

PeppyParents Announces the BOB Revolution Flex stroller giveaway sweepstakes

BOB Revolution FlexPeppyParents is a long-time authorized dealer of the widely popular BOB series of stroller models. For 2014, BOB is releasing a new model destined to become its most popular: the Revolution Flex.

Now through July 26, 2014, PeppyParents.com is accepting entries for new parents to win a 2014 BOB Revolution Flex stroller.

To enter, visit http://www.peppyparents.com/stroller-giveaways.html by July 26, 2014. After entering the drawing, parents can get 10 additional entries for each friend they refer to the giveaway drawing too!

No purchase is necessary, purchase does not include odds of winning.

About the BOB Revolution Flex stroller

Geared up for wherever the road takes you. The Revolution FLEX, with its 9-position adjustable handlebar, creates the perfect fit for any parent on their path to fitness. Also available in a Duallie two-seat model.

  • Adjustable padded handlebar creates the perfect fit for any parent’s height with 9 comfortable position options.
     
  • Swiveling front wheel allows for superior maneuverability.  Locks forward for increased stability when jogging or if the terrain turns tough.
     
  • Easy, two-step folding, lightweight frame for convenient transport and storage.
     
  • State-of-the-art, adjustable suspension system provides an exceptionally smooth ride.
     
  • Accessory Adapter allows for quick and easy attachment of BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter or Snack Tray.
     
  • Ultra-padded, adjustable reclining seat for enhanced seating comfort. Five-point padded harness helps keep your child comfortably secure.
     
  • Multi-position canopy adjusts for protection against the elements. Large viewing window lets you keep an eye on your baby.
     
  • High-impact polymer composite wheels with pneumatic tires and tubes take on tough terrain.
     
  • Low Boy Cargo Basket provides plenty of undercarriage storage. Additional space in large seatback pocket. Internal seat pockets provide a great place for snacks and toys.
     
  • A simple twist of the front wheel tracking adjustment knob keeps you rolling straight.
     
  • When engaged, the parking brake helps secure a stopped position.
     
  • The wrist strap helps you secure stroller when strolling and provides handy fold lock when folded.
     

Installing Infant Car Seats – What Is LATCH?

INSTALLATION WITH LATCH

LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. This system is designed to help make proper car seat installation easier. Both the vehicle and the car seat need to be LATCH-equipped in order to use the system.

Connecting to a LATCH anchor

The lower anchors are those small metal bars found in many vehicles’ back seats. Adjustable lower straps (sometimes called “LATCH straps”) are connected from the car seat to the lower anchors to secure the car seat. All car seats should use the top tether strap in the forward-facing position. Some manufacturers recommend using the top tether strap with a rear-facing seat, as well.

Before you install your car seat using the LATCH system, read your car seat instruction manual and your vehicle’s owner manual carefully. Pay close attention on the location of the lower anchors and top tether anchor and directions on how to use this installation system in your vehicle. Every car seat is different and every vehicle is different, which affects the way you’ll install your particular seat.

Also, keep in mind that your vehicle’s LATCH system may have a weight limit that differs from that of the car seat. If that’s the case, you can first install the seat using the LATCH system, then switch to seat belt installation later. Always follow the installation instructions provided by your car seat manufacturer and your vehicle owner’s manual.

Mesa Smart SecureFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LATCH

I’ve heard lots of stories about how hard it is to install a child safety seat. How do I know
if I’m doing it correctly?

First, be sure to read both the child safety seat instruction booklet and the section in your vehicle owner’s manual that describes how to install child safety seats. In general, a secure installation means that the child safety seat will not shift more than one inch from side-to-side or front-to-back when pulled at or near the vehicle belt path or path designated for the lower anchor straps. If you are still unsure whether you have properly installed your child’s safety seat after reading both the safety seat and vehicle owner’s manuals, or would feel better with a “second opinion,” search for a child seat inspection station or certified technician to help you.

Where are the components of the LATCH system located in my car?

There are two items in the vehicle that comprise the vehicle part of the LATCH system. First, there are a minimum of two “LATCH-equipped” seating positions in the rear of the vehicle; each has two small bars/anchors found in the space between the seat back and the seat cushion (the area is sometimes referred to as the seat bight). Second, there are a minimum of three anchors for the top tether straps. In sedans, these are usually located behind the vehicle’s rear seat on the rear shelf. In some larger vehicles such as vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs, these anchor points may be found on the rear of a vehicle seat itself, on the floor, the roof, or other location. Be sure to carefully read your vehicle owner’s manual to find out where they are in your particular vehicle and to avoid confusing them with other vehicle hardware such as luggage tie-downs.

Which is the best way to install my child’s safety seat – using the vehicle seat belts or the LATCH system?

Both provide equal protection as child safety seats must meet Federal safety standards with either installation method. The most important thing is to be sure that the child safety seat is correctly installed in your vehicle. Be sure to read both the child safety seat instructions and the section in the vehicle owner’s manual on installing child safety seats.

I’ve always heard it is safest to install child safety seats in the center rear seating position. My car doesn’t have LATCH in the center seat. Can I use the lower anchors from the two seats closest to the window?

The rear seat is generally the safest place for children of any age to ride. For proper installation of a child safety seat, it is imperative that the seat can be securely and snugly attached. Some vehicle manufacturers allow the inboard lower anchors from the seating positions nearest to the doors to be used to create a center rear LATCH seating position, but require that consumers check with the child safety seat manufacturer before doing so. Because the spacing between the inboard lower anchors in the outboard seating positions can be too great in some vehicles to ensure that your child’s safety seat will be stable on the vehicle seat when installed in the center seating position using LATCH, you must review your vehicle owner’s manual and your child safety seat instructions carefully to determine whether a rear center LATCH position can be created.

If you would like to place your child in a rear center position and no lower anchors are specifically designated for that position, or either the child safety seat or vehicle manufacturer does not permit the creation of a center rear LATCH position, you can install the child safety seat using the vehicle seat belt. If the child safety seat is installed forward-facing, it should be installed with the top tether, if available, as well. Installations should always follow both the vehicle owner’s manual and the child safety seat manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that the child safety seat is snugly and securely attached to the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a top tether anchor, contact the vehicle manufacturer or dealership to see if it can be retrofitted.

Should I use both the seat belt and the lower anchors to be sure my child is extra protected?

Securing the child safety seat by using either the lower anchors or the seat belt offers the same level of protection when used correctly and according to both the child safety seat instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual. There is no evidence that the child is afforded additional protection when the lower anchors and the vehicle seat belt are used in conjunction with one another.

See LATCH installation guide

The Nuna Pipa infant seat has a 5-second base installation

Source: NHSTA

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