The BOB Sport Utility Duallie (*Est. $430) is one of the best all-terrain luxury double joggers on the market. Sometimes called the BOB SUS Duallie, this stroller has the same storage options, safety features, weight capacity and warranty as its sister model, the BOB Ironman Duallie (*MSRP $560). The main difference between the two is the Sport Utility Duallie's thick, knobby 16-inch tires. These tires provide better off-road traction and make the stroller better suited for rough trails or beach running.
The BOB Sport Utility Duallie receives high praise from user reviews. The stroller is noted for its smooth ride, superior suspension and ability to handle even the most bumpy terrain. Owners note that the stroller is narrow enough to fit through most doorways, but is bulky once folded. The storage basket is plentiful, but can be awkward to reach, particularly when children are reclined. Users also appreciate the independently adjustable sun canopies. It should be noted that several reviewers say that the cup holder, parent console and rain shield (sold separately) are must-have accessories. The major criticism of this stroller is that it is difficult to turn, due to its fixed front wheel. Fixed wheels are ideal for parents who plan to put major running miles on a stroller, but reviewers say that families looking for more versatility in a jogger should look to the top-rated BOB Revolution Duallie. In February, BOB issued a recall for many of its models due to strangulation risk from the canopy's drawstring feature. The serial numbers affected are 002001-008068 and AD000001-AD011252.
Professional reviews of the BOB Sport Utility Duallie are limited. User-generated reviews are a better source of information on this model. JoggingStroller.com, a retail site known for their plentiful owner feedback, is the best source for these reviews. Buzzillions.com provides a good base of user reviews. This stroller does not appear in many best-of round-ups, but About.com's Pamela Prindle Fierro does select it as one of the top 10 joggers for twins. Unfortunately, she does not provide any information in regards to the testing of the stroller.
About three dozen parents weigh in on the BOB Sport Utility Duallie on this retail site. Most reviewers give the stroller very high marks. The stroller is praised for its quality construction, with several owners saying that the stroller is well worth its high price tag. Reviewers do say that owners should seriously consider investing in the non-included parental console and the rain and wind shield.
Review: BOB SUS Duallie, Contributors to JoggingStroller.com
Buzzillions.com compiles reviews from retailers such as Babies "R" Us, Target and REI. There are more than a dozen user-generated reviews of the BOB Sport Utility Duallie. The stroller earns an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Reviewers say the stroller is well suited for running. The treaded tires make it ideal for rough terrain, while the fixed wheel keeps the stroller from veering to one side. Owners do say that the fixed wheel makes the stroller difficult to turn. Reviewers also say that while the stroller is easy to fold, it is bulky once collapsed.
Review: BOB Gear Sport Utility Stroller Duallie, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Pamela Prindle Fierro, About.com's guide to twins and multiples, ranks the top 10 joggers for twins. The BOB Sport Utility Duallie ranks ninth, directly behind its sister model the BOB Stroller Strides Duallie (*Est. $590). Less expensive than the Stroller Strides model, the Sport Utility Duallie has "the durability of a mountain bike," says Prindle Fierro. She concludes that stroller is perfect for off-road-loving parents. Unfortunately, it is unclear as to how the strollers were tested or ranked. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 10 Double Jogger Strollers for Twins, Pamela Prindle Fierro