It may not have necessarily seemed like a natural combination when Britax acquired BOB in 2011, but we warmed up to the combo pretty quickly: both companies have the same commitment to safety, quality, and innovative design. As BOB cofounder and CEO Roger Malinowski said when the acquisition occurred, “When you look at the thoughtful engineering behind the BRITAX stroller line and the revolutionary design behind its car seats, you can see why our two companies will fit well together.”
Still, with a great sale afoot for both brands, starting today and ending on October 30, it’s worth revisiting what each one is famous for. A quick rundown:
BOB JOGGING STROLLERS: 25% OFF
It’s been nearly ten years since we first named the BOB Revolution jogging stroller as one of our very top picks, and our opinion has not changed: the BOB Revolution FLEX Stroller is about as good as joggers get. It’s just as rugged as previous models, with a sturdy feel that’s great for hardcore runners, and it’s one of the few strollers on the market that can handle the slushy, icy mess that Boston sidewalks become every winter. Local moms and Stroller Matchmakers alike adore the BOB, and the most recent model has a few great tweaks that have made it even better.
Long story short: if you live in a northern city where the sidewalks are going to get gross, or if you’re a very serious parent-athlete, why on earth would you get any other stroller? And, why wouldn’t you take advantage of today’s sale?
BRITAX CLICKTIGHT CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS: 30% OFF
Since they were discovered by American audiences in 1996, Britax has never failed to impress parents and retailers with smart, safe design, and constant innovation. The Clicktight series of convertible car seats, released in 2014, cemented their role as the innovators that every other brand had to beat: their official tag was #BritaxGameChanger, and it was no joke. Installation with the Clicktight system is vastly easier, turning installation into a simple three-step process:
- Open the Clicktight door in the seat;
- Thread through and buckle in the safety belt;
- Click the compartment closed; the tensioning mechanism inside the seat will tension and lock the seat belt at the same time. Voila! Installed!
No shoving, yanking, or sweating necessary – your convertible car seat is now ready to ride. They’re also American-made, which is a nice plus.
Got questions about whether the BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller or the Britax Clicktight series convertible car seats are right for you? Our baby gear experts are here to help you make smart shopping decisions, so drop into your nearest Magic Beans store, call us, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll give you a hand.