Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller Review

So you’ve made it through the weeks or months you need to rest to regain your strength and while your maternity leave may not be up yet, you can hardly wait to get back on your running.
Being the serious athlete that you are, you have no intention of giving up your training but because you’re now also a mother of two babies, you have twice the responsibility to take care of them.
So, what you need is a stroller that lets you have, as the Miley Cyrus song goes, “the best of both worlds.” Now, this is exactly why the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller exists.

Features

1. Excellent Shock Absorbers

Running would always have the possibility of being a bumpy ride for your babies so to keep them stable, the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller is equipped with well-performing shock absorbers that you can adjust between two positions and gives 3 inches of “bump-forgiving travel.” That way, your kids are sure to be comfortable and enjoying their ride while you are also enjoying your run.

2. Increased Stability

One thing that makes double jogger strollers stand out is its usage of bicycle wheels, which gives quite an impression on the advantages it can give you as you train with your babies in tow. The main thing you would be concerned about is stability for your babies during the whole miles you have to cover which could have cracked sidewalks and trails. Well, fret not because the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller features a fixed front wheel to provide your babies just that whether you’re jogging or running at the pace your training demands.

3. Smooth Ride

For a ride that’s exceptionally smooth and easy to control, the engineers of this innovative stroller designed it with a state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system. The stroller’s large wheel contributes to that intention as well. Try using one with smaller wheels and you’ll see the difference. Now because of such a design, the Bob Ironman Duallie Stroller is also good to use when you’re off roads and passing through dirt, thick grass, sand and other uneven terrains.

4. Lightweight and Easy to Fold or Transport

What use would your training be if you have to push a bulky and heavy stroller around? Although tough in build, you would be pleasantly surprised to find out that the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller is actually relatively lightweight. Hence, it won’t feel like you’re pushing a truckload of bricks as you can run  pretty much comfortable and stable laps for your training. Once done, folding this stroller can easily be done in just two steps.

5. Comfortable Seating Arrangement

Seats are ultra padded so they would still be sitting on a soft material as you go running or training. Likewise, they have adjustable reclining for enhanced seating comfort and can be bent fully so that your kids can be comfortable if they are asleep.

Other Beneficial Features:

  • The stroller features a comfort grip handle so that your hands won’t slip as you go about your running or training.
  • Safety features of an adjustable 5-point harness ensures that your kids are securely strapped to their seats while a foot activated dual rear parking brake ensures for a secure stroller ride while you’re running.
  • Storage basket underneath the seat is quite roomy for you to put both baby’s things and your running gear.
  • Accessory adapter makes it quick and easy for you to attach the Bob Infant Car Seat Adapter or Snack Tray.
  • Two Built-In Cup Holders for Kids which can come pretty handy because kids always have the tendency to get thirsty. You can easily give them their drinks as you pause and stop to have yours.

Customer Scores and Reviews

Receiving an average rating of 4.5 stars out of a perfect five from 22 customers, the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller is way ahead of thumbs-up from users compared to the thumbs down. Leading the ranks are 15 for 5 stars, 3 for 4 stars and 3 for 3 stars. As of this writing, it has not received a 1-star score yet and and got only one for 2 stars. What parents love about this double stroller are the following advantages:

1. Lightweight and Easy to Push

If you take a look at the features of this stroller stated above, you’ll note that lightweight is one of them. Well, it delivered what it promised as many of our parents find it to be no burden at all. Easy to both push and navigate, one parent said  that the stroller doesn’t pull in one direction based on weight. Running with the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller a real breeze.

2. Great Hand Brake

As one parent pointed out, a hand brake is not optional, it’s a must have for a jogging stroller. When running, you wouldn’t want to have the fear of the stroller careening out of control or having to strain your body so you can slow it down when going uphill right? These are situations that could lead to a fatal accident so a great hand brake is actually a safety feature.

3. Good, Functional Canopies

The Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller comes with large independent canopies that provide great cover of shade to help block the sun’s harmful rays. It’s also useful if you want to shade one kid that’s sleeping and leave it open for one that’s awake. One mom shared that her daughter like to look up and talk to her while they’re out running.

4. Separate Storage for Different Gears

The storage feature of the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller is unique and definitely not your usual one large storage bin underneath the seat. It actually comes out more organized with its innovative  arrangement: The seats have two pockets at the back which you can use to put your car keys, ID and water bottle. Each seat also have 2 pockets per seat so you can store their water bottles and snacks individually. And then the bottom storage is where you can put your children’s diapers, clothes, towels and other necessary gear.

Cons

This stroller’s fixed front wheel doesn’t swivel. Well, there’s a purpose behind that feature and obviously, it’s necessary to enable a fantastic running experience for you but it’s not quite ideal if you’re using the Bob Ironman Duallie Double Stroller in malls where there are many people and where aisles and doorways are narrow. You’d definitely have trouble navigating it in such places.
One parent complained that the stroller’s seat belt system does not contain a lap belt only option, which leaves you no choice but to make use of the whole harness. Such design is understandable however because it’s not safe to go jogging or running with your baby’s seat belt secured at the waist alone.

Conclusion

Regardless of the flaws users commented on, the Bobman Ironman Duallie Double Stroller still comes out as a favorite among active parents. The most common complaint of the front wheel being fixed and not being able to swivel is actually a feature of most jogger strollers. It doesn’t come with that because basically, it’s made for jogging or running for parents who are bent on going back to their training and not to take on a stroll at the mall.
Focusing on what features a jogger stroller should have though, the Bobman Ironman Duallie Double Stroller is certainly one that gives you a great running experience. If that’s basically what you’re after, then this stroller is definitely worth its price.

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