Baby Gizmo Spotlight Video Review: BOB Motion Stroller

After 15 years of focusing on the jogging stroller, BOB has introduced their first compact, four-wheel, lightweight stroller for everyday use – the BOB MOTION. Whether you are looking for the quality of a BOB stroller but aren’t necessarily a jogger yourself or you have a BOB jogger and you want a lighter-weight option to compliment it, the Motion is a fabulous choice. Stocked with full-size features, the Motion is going to be a huge contender in the world of strollers.

BOB Motion Stroller

SEAT

The roomy seat on the Motion accommodates a newborn up to 65 lbs and measures 14″ wide with a seat back of 18″, and a 23″ seat back to back of canopy measurement. (The seat to the tallest center of the canopy is 26″.) Our 18 month old and 3 1/2 year old testers fit in the seat with room to grow. A padded, no re-thread, adjustable harness will keep your little one safely in the seat and the long foot well that measures 11″ is great for the leggy toddlers.

The seat has a strap recline system that can be done with one hand to recline but you’ll need two hands to put the seat back upright.  We love that the seat has a deep recline (just about flat) for our little ones to take a nap. When the seat is fully reclined, you can lift the back of the canopy fabric to expose a giant mesh window to allow air to flow through the seat.

BOB Motion

CANOPY

The Motion canopy is huge! As in full-coverage-huge! It sports a large peek-a-boo window that not only lets you to peek in at your child but also allows air to circulate through the seat because the window is mesh.

BOB Motion Canopy

HANDLE

To accommodate both shorter and taller parents, the Motions sports an adjustable handlebar that goes from 32″ to 42″ from ground to handle.

STORAGE

There is a large zipper pocket on the back of the canopy to hold parent and baby essentials. Underneath the seat is a roomy basket that you can easily fit a large diaper bag but we found the easiest access for larger items is from the side.

BOB Motion Basket

WHEELS

The Motion rolls on four air-filled tires. Did you catch that?!? Yep, AIR-FILLED tires! Even though this stroller is not for jogging use, these air-filled tires it will definitely tackle a bit all-terrain such as playground mulch, small rocks and grass with no problem. The rear wheels are 10″ and the front wheels are 7″ swivel wheels with the ability to lock straight. And if that wasn’t enough, the rugged independent spring suspension system is going absorb some of the bumps to give your baby a smooth-like-butter ride.

Since it has air-filled tires, you know what we are going to ask, right? Yep, where is our included tire pump?!? Sadly the Motion does not come with a tire pump. Not that big of a deal because strollers rarely come with tire pumps these days and you can purchase one for about $7-$10.

BOB Motion Wheels

STROLLER FOLD

You know we like to fold our lightweight strollers like a ninja because you never know when the baby is going to have a meltdown and things need to move fast. All you have to do is push a grey button down on the side of the seat (it stays down so that you don’t have to hold it down), pull up on the folding strap in the seat and the stroller folds flat. (FYI:  The button on the side is an extra safety step so that the stroller couldn’t be folded on accident.) Plus, since it is only 23 lbs, this is one of those strollers that you can remove the baby and fold the stroller with one hand while holding your baby, diaper bag and possibly a drink. A cold drink.

BOB Motion

Travel Bag Sold Separately

TRAVEL SYSTEM

If it is a travel system you long for, the BOB Motion does that too. It comes with two Click N Go car seat adapters that work with the matching BOB B-Safes or any of the Britax Infant car seats. There will be an additional universal car seat adapter for other brands of infant seats coming in February.

OTHER ACCESSORIES

Since moms love to accessorize, BOB will offer additional, sold-separately accessories for the Motion starting in February. A child tray, weather shield, sun shield and travel bag will all be available next month.

WRAP-UP

Overall, we love the BOB Motion. It retails for $349 starting today and is an REI exclusive. That means you can only purchase it on REI.com but you do get FREE shipping if you do in-store pick-up!. We think it is a great travel-friendly addition to the family of BOB strollers and has all the features we look for on a great lightweight stroller.


*PROMO: Through Friday, Jan. 18 (yep, only THREE DAYS!), customers who buy a BOB MOTION stroller can get a free BOB B-SAFE infant car seat during BOB’s FREEdom in Motion event. Parents simply add both the BOB MOTION stroller and the BOB B-Safe infant car seat to their carts at REI.com, then enter the code “SOHO-MOTION” at checkout.

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Purchase the BOB Motion at REI.com

BOB Motion Seat

*Disclosure: Thanks to BOB for sending us a Motion for our review. As always, all our statements, opinions and thoughts are our own.

Comments

  1. jamie says

    Any word if they are planning a convertible version of this? It would be amazing to have a 2nd seat option and glider board option, all of which could be folded. The convertible strollers are awesome, but nothing all terrain. Huge void in market. I own two Bobs and a Phil and Teds, and nothing compares to Bob!

  2. Marisa says

    Finally! Love B.O.B and this stroller will be a must have. Thank you Baby Gizmo for reviewing the new B.O.B Motion.

  3. cristina says

    I’m so glad I found this. I went test driving strollers today. There’s too much to choose from! With the car seat this seems like such a great deal, and I love shopping rei because they stand behind their products. Thanks for the review.

  4. Veena says

    This will be our first one, can you please tell me if this fits the infant seat rear facing or does it have to be front facing with infact seat ?

  5. Cheryl says

    I saw the comparison to the Britax B Agile, could you do a side by side with the City Mini GT?

  6. Monika says

    I’m new to Bob and Britax strollers. Great deal on REI! Can you easily remove the seat or canopy for cleaning?

  7. Tasha says

    Hi Hollie!
    How does the maneuverability of the Motion compare to the Revolution SE? Does it still have that “smooth like butter” push/feel through different terrains?

  8. Brittany says

    FINALLY!!! I’ve been a huge fan of BOB even before having my son! I have always said that BOB needs an everyday stroller! My wish has come true!! I now wish they would come out with a two seater so when we have our second child I can have both! :)

  9. says

    Can anyone here answer my question of how we will know who the winners are? We never gave any specific information on any of these entries except for blog comments and youtube comments. I just don’t see how 6 winners will be chosen from comments. Can anyone shed some light on this? Or are we wasting our time giving all the glory to this BabyGizmo page that just needs more “hits”?

  10. Jazz says

    Hi Hollie!

    Thanks for the great review!! Any idea when they will be releasing the stroller in
    Canada? Really want one for my son!!!

    Thanks :)

  11. Hayley says

    I’m on the fence between the Bob Motion and the City Mini GT. Ideally I want something that can go over uneven sidewalks, grass, gravel, and maybe some snow, that also has a great, easy, compact fold. Also my son loves sitting very upright. Do you have any suggestions? I’d LOVE any help I can get in making this ridiculously difficult decision. My son is 8 months old and I STILL don’t have a stroller for him! I simply can’t decide!

  12. says

    looks like a really good stroller. Do you have an idea how heavy it weighs? Am considering getting the jeep cherokee. But this stroller can just change my mind. Do you know how this strollers hold up with the cherokee?

  13. Monica says

    This seems to be a City Mini GT with a BOB cover on top (although a smaller canopy). I’m actually amazed at how many features they “borrowed” from the City Mini.

  14. Lynn says

    ^Monica, it may be similar to the City Mini GT except this has air tires, not foam filled rubber tires ! I have been doing nothing but researching strollers for days.. I LOVE this one !

  15. Alexandra says

    Hi Hollie I heard the city mini gt is tippy so can u do a compassion on the motion and gt please? Thanks

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