The BOB Gear all-terrain stroller is a sleek, highly-maneuverable jogging stroller suitable for children up to 75 lbs. The Alterrain Pro has three wheels that provide a smooth ride in rough terrain by combining a quality suspension system with large, air-filled tires. The rugged frame, smoothshox suspension, and ergonomic design make the BOB Gear Alterrain stroller the right choice for serious runners.
The stroller’s additional features that runners love include market leading storage space courtesy of a cargo basket underneath and extra pockets on the back equipped with a handy cell phone holder. A canopy with a chat window to keep an eye on your little one gives easy peace of mind. This jogging stroller from BOB Gear makes an excellent choice for those who want to bring their baby along on a run or maneuver more easily on walks around town.
Key Features of the BOB Gear Alterrain Pro Jogging Stroller
Some of the key features that make the BOB Gear Alterrain Pro Jogging Stroller one of the highest rated jogging strollers available in the North American market include:
- Compact and foldable stroller.
- Air filled tires and smoothshox suspension that offer a smooth ride.
- 360 degrees swivel locking front wheel.
- Ergonomic handbrake for better control.
- Ultra padded compression seat.
- Poly and Dobby weave fabric for upholstery.
- Waterproof and sunproof canopy with a chat window.
- Compression seat with infinite recline.
- 5 point harness for added safety.
- Cargo basket to keep on-the-go essentials.
- 5 extra back pockets with a cellphone holder.
- Certified frustration-free assembly.
What Makes the BOB Gear Alterrain Pro Jogging Stroller Stand Out?
The stroller comes with a sturdy frame that is quite handy because it is so highly maneuverable. Whether you are on a hiking trail or city street, it is very easy to push this stroller around in part because of the sturdy frame. The core of this stroller stays rigid and then the air-filled tires and suspension provide the smooth and comfortable ride. The tires on this stroller also come with reflective rims that provide additional safety and added aesthetics.
For your little riders, the ultra-padded compression seat of the stroller offers an infinite recline. Your child can sit comfortably or lay near-flat while on the go. The canopy on the top is 100% waterproof and is made of UPF 50+ fabric to provide protection from the sun. The XL Zip-top cargo basket beneath the seat offers enough space to store all your kid’s essentials.
Ease of Use
This is a fold and go stroller that can be collapsed easily with one hand. When not in use, you can lock it with a chassis lock, fold it and keep it in a self-standing position with a single twist. The large wheels on the BOB Gear Alterrain can also be removed, making it more compact so that the stroller can be stored behind the door, in a closet, or the trunk of your car.
The stroller comes attached with an adjustable handle bar that easily adapts to parents of different heights. The ergonomic handbrake makes it easy to stop the stroller at one press. The 360 degrees swivel locking front wheel makes it easy to maneuver the stroller in rough terrain. Overall parents are very pleased with the high maneuverability of this stroller.
The stroller is made of high-quality metal that makes it a good choice for rough usage. It can really take the bumps that occur on longer runs. In addition, the canopy is 100% waterproof, windproof, and UPF 50+ and hence protects your child well from all external elements. The reflective accent of the canopy also helps ensure the safety of your child.
The seat on the stroller is upholstered with Poly and Dobby weave fabric with reflective print. The water repellent coating on the seat and basket protects it from getting wet and makes it easy to clean.
How big is the BOB Gear Alterrain Pro and what are its dimensions?
The stroller’s dimension is 46 x 25.5 x 45.5 inches. It carries a maximum weight of 75 lbs. The maximum height recommended is 44 inches. You can even carry your newborn in BOB Gear Alterrain when used with a compatible adapter and infant car seat.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Caring for and maintaining the BOB Gear Alterrain is very easy. Parents can clean the frame and seat area of the stroller with a solution of mild soap and lukewarm water. Detergent is not recommended as it can be harsh on the material.
You should also wash and clean the wheels to remove all traces of dust and dirt. The wheels should also be lubricated once in a while for smooth motion. Parents note that the stroller is smooth and easy to use out of the box.
The stroller sports a one year warranty on the components and a five year warranty on the frame.
The BOB Gear Alterrain Pro Jogging Stroller also comes with five extra pockets on the seat back, and that includes a cell phone holder. This provides enough space to hold any personal belongings like a wallet, water bottle, and cellphone charger.
- The right choice for babies as well as kids up to 75 lbs in weight.
- Strong and sturdy structure and hence is ideal for jogging in dirt tracks.
- Excellent shock absorption system.
- Plush seating that provides ample comfort to the baby.
- Available in seven different shades.
- Easy to assemble with the instruction.
- The storage space is large and can accommodate all your jogging essentials.
- The peek and chat window lets you have a look at the baby without waking him up.
- The stroller is slightly expensive.
- Weighing almost 32 lbs this stroller is a bit heavy.
- Though the stroller has reflective accents at various places, it may not be clearly visible in the dark.
- The tire comes only partially inflated. So you need to inflate it using a bicycle tire pump.
- The stroller is heavy and hence may not be convenient to carry in public transport or car.
- The auto lock feature of the stroller is little difficult to undo.
- Hand brake is a little stiff, at least initially.
- The wheel makes a squeaking sound for some products.
- The fabric is not 100% water resistant as is claimed.
- The canopy does not provide complete protection if it rains.
The Bottom Line
The BOB Gear Alterrain Pro jogging stroller has all the features of a typical high-end jogging stroller like plush seating, excellent shock absorption and 360 degrees swivel front wheel. The canopy of the stroller provides complete protection to the baby from sun and wind. The storage basket is also spacious enough to hold baby essentials while going out for jogging and has a convenient zip to close.
Where this stroller separates itself from the competition is in the details like the hand brake mounted conveniently up on the handlebar. For joggers this handbrake feels a lot like holding a bike handlebar so stopping the stroller with just one hand is easy.
With the abundant feature set, this stroller does weigh on the heavier side. This is due to the plush seating, strong suspension, sturdy frame, and big storage basket. That weight combined with the three larger wheels does mean that some families will struggle to load it easily into the trunk of the car. Still, if you are planning on getting out regularly for a hike or jog with your baby then the BOB Gear Alterrain Pro is one of the best stroller options available to you.