The BOB Rambler is a versatile stroller and jogger that’s also a great value for the price. The BOB Revolution Flex’s smaller brother, the BOB Rambler, is commonly known for its smaller size. It’s impressive in terms of both maneuverability and quality, and it is challenging high-ranking strollers. This is a formidable contender!
The Rambler does not have key components such as an adjustable handlebar. This is a warning to serious runners. This could be an issue for parents who are taller than their children.
California’s Beast of Burden (or BOB) was established in 1994. Roger Malinowski, a bicycle industry expert, and Philip Novotny started out with trailers for bikes. After having their own families, they realized the need to find a more versatile stroller that could take on more adventures. The locking swivel wheel, which was pioneered by the founders in 2005, revolutionized the jogging-stroller market. Britax purchased BOB in 2011.
Value for money: 7.2/10
What is the best bang for your buck?
This stroller’s $-for-$ value is its strength, and the Rambler scored an impressive 7.2 out of 10 in this category. According to our stroller survey, most respondents were satisfied with its overall functionality. There are some compromises, though.
The Rambler is less expensive than the other strollers and lacks essential accessories such as the air pump and child snack tray. It bounces back well with features such as a large canopy, pneumatic tires, and a lockable swivel rear wheel. This allows parents and babies to enjoy a smooth ride that is enjoyable every day.
Does it last?
The lightweight aluminum frame of the BOB Rambler is durable. It is strong without any flex and has no connection issues. Its components are durable and can be used for a long time.
This category scored 7.0 because of the Rambler’s lightweight, reliable brake system that’s comfortable for feet, easy to clip on/off the harness, large canopy, and easy maintenance.
Is it easy to assemble the box?
It is easy to set up the Bob Rambler. It takes only 5-10 minutes.
The assembly is as follows: First, unfold the rear wheels and snap them into place. Next, insert the axle through the front wheel and tighten it with an Allen key (included).
Is this manual clear and useful?
Parents may find the BOB RAMBLER’S manual confusing, especially regarding where the tires should go. They look for solutions in YouTube how-to videos.
Do you need to push it, lift it up, take it down, and then put it in a trunk or car so that you can get on the bus.?
The stroller is 25.2 lbs. This stroller is about twice as heavy as a gallon of paint and smaller than many of its rivals.
The Rambler’s rubber tires are air-filled and provide a smooth, one-handed push.
Folding and Unfolding
How it works
A Folding bob stroller requires more effort than an average stroller and takes two hands to operate. However, it’s quite easy once you get the hang of it. It does not have a carry handle or self-standing. Attach the red lock mechanism manually.
Five steps are required to fold the Rambler:
- Lift the handlebar.
- Place the parking brake.
- Push the levers forward and fold the seat back.
- The red handle should be tucked.
- To lock, connect the red buckles.
This BOB video demonstrates how to fold the Rambler if you are a visual learner. If you prefer to read manuals, refer to Pages 7 and 8 in the product manual for instructions on folding and unfolding this jogger.
It makes it easy to reduce the overall size of the package. The “easy-remove function” allows the rear wheels to be removed easily. This feature is useful in the BOB Stroller, which scored 6.8/10 in our analysis.
It is still unfolding and may require some strength to open up.
These are the steps:
- Lock the red buckles.
- To open the frame, lift the red handle.
- Fold the seat until it snaps in place.
- Lower the handlebars.
This BOB video demonstrates how to unfold the Rambler.
The stroller folds to a size of 25.3″W x 13.5″H x 38.5″, or 13,150 cubic inches. This stroller is approximately one-and-three-tenths as large as a bathtub.
The Rambler is lighter and smaller than most joggers. These are important considerations to make if you are looking for a versatile, reasonably-sized jogger.
Is it easy to use?
The handlebar of the Rambler is made from thick foam. It is not adjustable at 39.5″. This height appears to be beneficial for most users.
Parents aren’t convinced that thick foam is the most durable material in the world.
The stroller is more appropriate for parents who are 5′ or less and not tall parents (6′ or greater). Parents with taller or more extreme heights than the average may be concerned about the handlebar height.
Please remember that different opinions can be expressed about the ease and comfort of using the BOB Rambler’s handlebar height.