For those who are serious runners or simply seeking a versatile all-terrain stroller, BOB is undoubtedly a name you've come across. As the leading brand in the jogging stroller industry, BOB has been catering to active parents for over two decades.
In this comparison, we'll delve into the distinctions, advantages, and potential drawbacks of these two best-selling models from BOB.
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The BOB Wayfinder Jogging Stroller is the ultimate choice for active parents seeking a perfect balance of fitness and outdoor adventures with their little ones. This high-performance stroller boasts a rugged frame, designed to tackle rough terrain with ease. Its swiveling front wheel provides exceptional maneuverability while the suspension system ensures a smooth and comfortable ride on uneven and bumpy roads.
This jogging stroller is equipped with a variety of features to make your jogging experience more enjoyable such as an adjustable handlebar, adjustable canopy, and padded seat. It’s easy to fold and store, with a compact design which allows for easy transportation and storage, whether you're at home or on the road.
With safety as a top priority, The BOB Wayfinder Jogging Stroller comes with a five-point harness system and padded seat to ensure your child is safe and comfortable. The foot-activated rear parking brake provides extra safety and stability, while the reflective accents on the stroller enhance visibility during low-light conditions.
BOB Alterrain Pro
The BOB Alterrain Pro is the ultimate jogging stroller, offering a one-handed fold for daily outings and robust suspension for your biggest off-road adventures.
The Alterrain Pro offers a hand brake to control your speed on an incline, 100% waterproof fabrics to endure any weather, a zippered canopy extension with a ventilation panel, five storage pockets, a standing fold, and reflective details on the wheels for added visibility.
Inspired by mountain bikes, the BOB Alterrain Pro features SmoothShox, a new suspension system near the seat to minimize bumps in the road. Large, air-filled tires with stainless steel ball bearings provide a smooth ride, while an ultra-padded compression seat reclines from near-flat to upright to keep your child comfortable.
Wayfinder vs. Alterrain Pro Colors and Price
Wayfinder vs. Alterrain Pro Weight and Specifications
If size is a concern, I would consider the Wayfinder as the Alterrain Pro is a larger stroller, both when open and folded; it is also 1.2 pounds heavier. However, the Alterrain Pro can hold a taller child because its height limit is 44” versus 40” - both strollers hold 75 pounds. Interestingly though, the seat on the Wayfinder is roomier in terms of seat back height, canopy height, and seat depth. So your bigger child may be more comfortable in the Wayfinder!
Also important to note, BOB has a very generous warranty coverage included - BOB offers a 5-year warranty on the frame and 1 year of coverage for fabrics and components.
- Wayfinder: 43.75”L x 25”W x 41.25"H
- Alterrain Pro: 46"L x 25.5"W x 45.5"H
- Wayfinder: 32.5”L x 22.5”W x 16.5"H
- Alterrain Pro: 39.3"L x 25.5" x 16"H
- Wayfinder: 31.1 pounds
- Alterrain Pro: 32.3 pounds
Weight and Height Limit
- Wayfinder: 75 pounds or 40”
- Alterrain Pro: 75 pounds or 44”
Seat Back Height
- Wayfinder: 19"
- Alterrain Pro: 18.5"
Seat to Canopy Height
- Wayfinder: 24”
- Alterrain Pro: 21"
- Wayfinder: 10”
- Alterrain Pro: 9"
- Wayfinder: 12” front wheel; 16” rear wheels
- Alterrain Pro: 12” front wheel; 16” rear wheels
Basket Weight Capacity
- Wayfinder: 10 pounds
- Alterrain Pro: 10 pounds
Wayfinder vs. Alterrain Pro Configurations
While pediatricians don't recommend jogging with a newborn, both strollers can be used from birth for walking if you attach an infant car seat using an adapter. Unfortunately there is no bassinet option for BOB strollers.
Car Seats Compatible with Wayfinder and Alterrain Pro
Benefits and Drawbacks
The BOB Wayfinder and BOB Alterrain Pro have very similar features. For example, they have the same size air tires, wrist straps for safety, adjustable handlebars, lockable front wheels, covered storage basket, handbrakes, and same weight limit. So which stroller is better: the BOB Wayfinder or the BOB Alterrain Pro? Only you can decide which is best for your family, but here are the benefits and drawbacks we see.
- Comes with included cup holder
- Easier basket access
- One-Hand DualRetract™ Fold: Wheels tuck in to free up 3-inches of space
- Smaller fold
- Canopy is adjustable and removable
- Weighs 1.2 pounds less than the Alterrain Pro
- Seat height limit is 40” versus 44” on the Alterrain Pro
- No storage pocket by the handlebar like on the Alterrain Pro
BOB Alterrain Pro
- Superior suspension using SmoothShox suspension system, which features spring-loaded shocks near the seat to absorb bumps in the road making it better for more serious runners
- 100% waterproof fabrics with lining similar to that on a rain jacket
- Storage pocket by the handlebar for smaller items like phone, keys, or wallet
- Reflective details on wheels and fabrics
- Larger when folded and unfolded
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