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How to Collapse and Fold a Bob Stroller

BOB strollers are some of the most popular strollers on the market. There are several varieties, from jogging strollers to double strollers to your basic single stroller. These strollers are built to last.

Their durable wheels can handle going outside for a hike. They’re made for people with an active lifestyle. More than anything, I love how portable they are!

If you’re planning on taking your BOB stroller with you on the go, however, you’re going to need how to fold it up. 

What Is A BOB Stroller?

Bob strollers might be some of the most popular products on the market, but that doesn’t mean that you’re instantly going to know one when you see one.

There are so many off terrains and jogging strollers on the market that it can be hard to pinpoint this specific brand. BOB strollers are designed with an active lifestyle in mind.

You’re simply not going to find a basic umbrella stroller from BOB. Instead, expect the best of the best to handle going for a hike outside, going jogging, or even a day at the beach.

The wheels are built for going off-roading with your little one. There are quite a few varieties available so that you can find one to suit the activity of your choice.

For example, jogging strollers are designed to keep up with you, and they won’t tip over on the run. 

The only downside to BOB strollers is that most people find them more expensive than other brands. On the downside, you’ll spend more money upfront than you normally would.

On a positive note, you’re only going to spend your money once. These strollers are known for being more durable than other brands, so you won’t have to worry about needing to replace them in a year. 

On the other hand, most people find that BOB strollers tend to retain their value. You might spend a little bit more money on a stroller now, but you’ll find that you can resell it, and only lose a little bit of money later on down the road.

Re-selling it is an option if you find that this isn’t the best option for you and your little one. It’s another option if your BOB stroller is still in good condition when your little one outgrows it.

When you keep in mind the amount of money you’ll get back, you’ll find that you don’t spend as much money as you think you’re going to. 

Every Model Is Different

When reading through these instructions, please keep in mind that these are general instructions that will work with most models.

If not, they’ll give you a good starting point to figure out how to fold up your BOB stroller. However, some models tend to go outside of these, so you might have to look it up on the internet using your specific model number. 

Always Empty The Stroller First

If there are still things in the storage compartments of the stroller, it can cause a few problems. First, it can damage whatever is still in the stroller.

When the stroller collapses, drinks and snacks can spill. Toys might wind up broken. You’ll also have to unfold the stroller to retrieve them. It can be a pain. That’s why we recommend taking everything out of the stroller first. 

Next, Set The Parking Brake

After that, you’ll need to set the parking brake. This is to make sure the stroller doesn’t move while you’re trying to collapse it. It can roll away from you if you don’t. Almost all strollers have a parking brake somewhere on them. 

Folding Up A Single BOB Stroller

After you empty the stroller and set the parking brake, instructions for folding up a BOB stroller tend to differ depending on the model.

For a single BOB stroller, you’ll notice that you can simply push in on the handlebars, pushing them towards the middle from the outside.

Once these are pushed into place, a little red handle will pop up in the rear of the stroller. Push on this, and you can collapse your BOB stroller. 

How To Fold Up A Double BOB Stroller

Folding up a double BOB stroller is very similar to folding up a single BOB stroller. You grab and squeeze the red buttons on both sides of the handlebars.

Then, you push the stroller into a downward position. Just like the single stroller, a red hand will appear in the back. Pull this handle towards you, and the stroller will finish collapsing. 

Jogging strollers are designed to have larger wheels to make them easier to maneuver. This can be a hassle when it comes to portability, so there are certain models that have removable wheels.

If your jogging stroller has removable wheels, consider taking them off to make the stroller a little bit more portable. 

Check Out This Video On How To Fold A Bob Stroller

Although there are a few differences, most BOB strollers collapse in the same general way. This video shows you how to collapse a stroller in under a minute.

Once you get the hang of folding up your stroller, you’ll be able to do it as fast as they can in the video!

In Conclusion

To fold up a BOB stroller, you need to remove everything in the stroller and set the parking brake.

Then, you either move the handlebars and seat, which releases an extra little handle on the back of the stroller, or simply squeeze the back handle. Then, you collapse the stroller. You can easily fold one of these strollers in under one minute.