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.
Launched in 2023, the BOB Wayfinder is BOB’s midrange jogging stroller - great for jogging, but perfect for everyday too. It has everything BOB is known for plus a smaller footprint and easier fold!
UPPAbaby strollers are ubiquitous at the zoo, the playground and your neighborhood sidewalks—and now, you'll see them zip by on jogging paths and hiking trails, too.
In 2021, UPPAbaby launched the Ridge, its first stroller built for running and all-terrain adventures. The Ridge has features that set it apart from other jogging strollers like a mountain bike-style disc brake system and foam-filled wheels that will never go flat.
Let’s get rolling!
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.
After the success of strollers like the single-to-double Vista, UPPAbaby entered the jogging stroller market with the Ridge in 2021.
The UPPAbaby Ridge differs from most jogging strollers because its tires are not air-filled. The foam-filled rubber wheels made by car tire manufacturer Kenda are durable and shock-absorbing, but you won't need to inflate them on the go.
The Ridge can be used for your baby's first walks by attaching a car seat like the UPPAbaby Mesa models or adding a bassinet (if you already own an UPPAbaby stroller, it's the same one that comes with the Vista and is compatible with the Cruz).
Watch the video below to see the Ridge when it was first released:
BOB Wayfinder vs. UPPAbaby Ridge Colors and Price
BOB Wayfinder vs. UPPAbaby Ridge Weight and Specifications
The BOB Wayfinder and UPPAbaby Ridge are pretty similar in weight and size when opened. However, the Wayfinder does fold smaller, and holds a child up to 75 pounds versus 55 pounds for the Ridge. Although, the Ridge has more head height for a taller child.
Both companies offer generous warranty coverage included with purchase. BOB offers a 5-year warranty on the frame and 1 year of coverage for fabrics and components. If registered within 3 months of purchase, UPPAbaby offers a 3 year warranty. If registered after 3 months, the warranty is 2 years long.
- BOB Wayfinder: 43.75”L x 25”W x 41.25"H
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 38.5"L x 26"W x 40.5"H
- BOB Wayfinder: 32.5”L x 22.5”W x 16.5"H
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 18.5"L x 26"W x 36.5"H
- BOB Wayfinder: 31.1 pounds
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 29.2 pounds
Weight and Height Limit
- BOB Wayfinder: 75 pounds or 40”
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 55 pounds or 40”
Seat Back Height
- BOB Wayfinder: 19"
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 20”
Seat to Canopy Height
- BOB Wayfinder: 24”
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 26”
- BOB Wayfinder: 10”
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 9”
- BOB Wayfinder: 12” front wheel; 16” rear wheels
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 12” front wheel; 16” rear wheels
Basket Weight Capacity
- BOB Wayfinder: 10 pounds
- UPPAbaby Ridge: 20 pounds
BOB Wayfinder vs. UPPAbaby Ridge 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. The UPPAbaby Ridge though can also be used from birth with the UPPAbaby Bassinet, which is approved for overnight sleep too! Unfortunately there is no bassinet option for BOB strollers.
Car Seats Compatible with BOB Wayfinder and UPPAbaby Ridge
Benefits and Drawbacks
The BOB Wayfinder and UPPAbaby Ridge offer similar features: a handbrake, included cup holder, basket cover, robust suspension, peek-a-boo window, standing fold, and same sizes wheels and height limit. However, there are some differences that may help you make your decision. Only you can decide which is best for your family, but here are the benefits and drawbacks we see.
- Smaller fold with “One-Hand DualRetract™ Fold” - wheels tuck in to free up 3-inches of space
- Higher weight limit by 20 pounds (75 pounds versus 55 pounds)
- Shorter seat height than the Ridge
- Shorter seat to canopy height than the Ridge
- No storage pocket by the handlebar like the Ridge
- No bassinet option
- 2 pounds heavier
- Disc brake system—featuring a 160mm rear brake disc, aluminum brake calibers and a thumb wheel brake adjustment on calibers—provides better performance and responsiveness than drum brakes seen on most jogging strollers
- Durable EVA-foam filled rubber wheels manufactured by Kenda eliminate the need for inflating tires on the go
- Compatible with UPPAbaby Ridge Piggyback Ride-Along board for a toddler up to 55 pounds (for walking only)
- Compatible with UPPAbaby Bassinet (using adapters sold separately)
- Canopy includes zippered extension and phone storage pocket
- Performance fabrics are water-repellant
- Reflective details on basket and frame and fabrics
- 2 pounds lighter
- Larger basket holds 10 more pounds
- Larger when folded
- 55 pound weight limit vs. 75 pounds on the Wayfinder
- Foam tires may not be as agile as air filled tires
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