BOB is an American brand of running & jogging strollers, bike trailers and other accessories for active families. The brand was established in sunny California in 1994 by Philip Novotny, an aircraft engineer and Roger Malinowski, a cyclist expert. They started with YAK bike trailer with a single row of wheels. In 1997, they created BOB - the name being an acronym of the original, quite complicated name, Beast of Burden.
When Roger and Philip began to start families, they were inspired to design and build a superior jogging stroller. Testing the strollers on their own children, they held the same high standards as for their trailers, combining the ability to conquer demanding terrain, sport, and day-to-day life. Soon after the first BOB stroller - the Sport Utility Stroller
- was induced to the market, customers started asking for a two-seat stroller which led to the introduction of the Sport Utility Duallie
. In 2005, strollers with a swiveling front wheel, such as the Revolution
, were introduced. Britax
bought the brand in 2011.
BOB strollers are best known for their durability, versatility, and maneuverability. The brand focuses primarily on the quality and the functional design.