Having an adventurers life where you love running/jogging and having an active lifestyle, don’t have to stop when a baby is on the way.
With jogging strollers, you can continue running through the woods, city or anywhere.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 pushchair is just for that. In this review, I will try my best to give you detail information about this stroller.
The pros and point out the cons. I will also compare it to an older model, and to another stroller to see its value.
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Table of Contents
- Suitable from 6 months up 34kg.
- Adjustable ergonomic handlebar with hand brake. ( So-called wrist brake and attached straps, 5 positions).
- Large canopy. (Sun visor, a ventilation system on the sites and peek a boo window, reflective fabrics).
- An adjustable seat unit (2 positions).
- 5 point harness system.
- Side pockets on the seat.
- Big underneath basket with a pocket
- Big 3 wheels and all suspension.
- Reflective trims.
- Front swivel wheel, lockable or not.
- All-terrain with 16 in wheels that air-filled.
- Folded with one hand.
- Removeable wheels
- Suitable from birth with the carrycot.
- Travel system convertible with adapters available.
- Additional accessories are available.
Thule Urban Glide 2 Review: Stroller.
Product: Thule Urban Glide 2.
Size of the Product: Open dimensions: H102cm × W69cm × L104.5cm. Folded dimensions: H34cm × W69cm × L87cm. ( Weight: 11.4kg).
Handle Height: 90,7-111.75cm.
My Rating: 9/10.
Since it came out it can have been popular among joggers, and there are many reasons why that is.
Let’s start analysing it from top to down. Right off we have the handlebar.
An ergonomic handle made with excellent and sophisticated materials which are made to be viewed. It’s easy to grab it and push.
This is a fact for all ergonomic handles. It has 5 reclining positions, which is super helpful for any parent.
Confirmed by a review done by a parent on Madeformums. It’s helpful when running and you can quickly adjust it.
It’s suitable for tall and short parents. (I can confirm that handlebars are very helpful when going up a hill).
In the middle of the bar, you have a so-called wrist brake and straps. Made to help you stop the pushchair with your hand.
It can be easier for some when running rather than using your feet. The brake has a colour separately from the bar. It’s mostly for design purposes I guess.
Moving downwards you have the canopy or hood. It has a large hood with soo many features.
Thule Urban Glide 2 offers a big UPF50+ canopy with a sun visor. Perfect to keep the heat and some raindrops away.
With the sun visor, it offers more cover. You also have ventilation mesh panels on the sides. These a tiny holes designed there to keep fresh air flowing in and out.
As you know it’s perfect for hot summer days, otherwise, your baby or toddler won’t bear it.
A peek a boo window it’s integrated with it, with a magnetic cover to keep it quiet and cosy. The canopy has reflective trims which are good during the night.
Moving on to the Seat.
Suitable from 6 months up to 34kg according to manufactures (Has been proven otherwise. Depends on the child). That’s beyond 6 years.
You can use it for your baby to jog up until they are toddlers. It has 2 reclining positions giving your children an upright and snooze position.
You have straps at the back you can use the position it. Comes with 5 point harness system with chest pads. To keep soft and clean.
The seat is quite long which give bigger space for taller kids. An extra feature it has is two sides pockets.
You can put your phone, wallet or child’s toys there. It’s near and you won’t always have to carry those.
Basket, Wheels and Frame.
A large underneath basket that is in your reach. You can have access to it from the front and back.
It comes with a pocket and it means more storage. By now you can pack as many things as you like. It seems to be for those with many accessories.
You also have the big back wheels and one front wheel. 16 inches and 12 inches. Quite big but that’s expected with jogging strollers.
The wheels are all suspension and offer good manoeuvrability. A lockable front swivel wheel. Switching it on and off depending on the terrain you are using.
All-terrain is available because of the wheels. Evidence it’s taken from a mum who used it on grass, glass, etc. All-terrain strollers are also known to be used on sand and mud.
It also offers air-filled tyres which add more to the durability and excellent usage. It has reflective rims also good during nighttime.
When viewing the frame it’s quite huge and looks way heavy, but it’s only 11.4kg. Well, that’s not lightweight but for jogging strollers it is.
It’s easier to push and control. Folding the frame will only take you one hand and you can remove the wheels to make more space.
Between the wheels, you have a footbrake, which is a flip flop. If you cant use the handbrake you have another option.
When assembling the frame you only need to fix the wheels everything else is intact.
Available in more than one colour which is: Black, Blue, mixed with both and red.
Thule Urban Glide 2: Multiple Modes.
So, the Thule Urban Glide 2 is available in a double mode which is good. It’s a side by side double pushchair and perfect for your twins.
Although when used it can be for less time and it will be heavier. All that extra storage I was talking about will be needed with the double.
Carrycot and Car Seat.
You can use the Urban Glide 2 from birth, no need to worry about that. You only have to buy two accessories, either the carrycot or car seat.
Let’s first delve into the carrycot. It’s the Thule Urban Glide or Glide carrycot which is useable from birth up to 6 months. It can flatten to save space.
It’s not recommended to run with it, so it’s only used to stroll with. It gives you the option to use the stroller from birth without buying two separate buggies.
View my review of the Thule Urban Glide carrycot.
With Maxi Cosi or Chicco adapters, you can use many baby carriers with the Urban Glide 2. You will have a 3in1 travel system or a 2in1.
Using it from birth up until your child gets tired of the pushchair.
- Bumper bar.
- Child tray.
- Rain cover.
- Mesh cover for the basket.
- Highly expensive for only the pushchair. It will be way more with a travel system and other extra accessories.
- Although “lightweight” it’s still heavy. Heavy strollers are a no for many parents.
- A big and bulky stroller, and even when folded it’s wide. Not easy to fit in your boot or the house (Confirmed by a mum).
- Hard to use when travelling, an example will be the bus, train, restaurants, etc Takes up too much space.
- Available in a few colours.
- No available legrest.
- It’s not a double stroller convertible. You need to buy a separate double stroller.
- It does not offer compact folded, although it’s said to.
- The seat unit is not suitable from birth, which some strollers offer.
- Forward-facing only (That’s the con with all jogging strollers).
- You will need to pump the tyres from time to time.
Thule Urban Glide 2 vs Urban Glide.
So, when comparing it to the older version what is the major difference? What upgraded did Thule make?
Looking at the design the original seat is a bit wider and more spacious but a bit shorter.
The similarities are the ergonomic handle, the canopy with its features, the wheels and the basket. These two also share accessories.
What differs is the handbrake which is located on the handle. The older version does not offer that. The ventilation mesh panels are also a new addition.
The side pockets on the seat and the sun visor as well. Thule Urban Glide 2 offers removable wheels, and it has a more compact fold than the former.
The price also differs. The Thule Urban Glide being an older version makes it way cheaper. The differences are not major but it’s noticeable.
Thule Urban Glide 2 vs Bob Gear Revolution Flex 3.
How well will the Urban Glide 2 do with other jogging strollers? For this comparison, I chose the Bob Gear Revolution Flex 3.
Bob is also known for designing quality jogging strollers, and the Revolution Flex 3 is one the best they have to offer.
Both of these are well known to many parents and expensive as well. Like many jogging strollers they share many similarities, and these are:
- 3 wheels all suspension.
- Swivel lockable front wheel.
- All-terrain tyres.
- Air-filled tyres.
- UPF50+ canopy with peek a boo with cover.
- Magnetic peek a boo.
- Pocket with basket.
- Adjustable handlebar.
- Reflective trims and rims.
- Adjustable positions.
- 5 point harness.
- Travel system convertible.
- From 6 months up to 4 years.
Although they share many features they do differ as well. When looking at the Revolution Flex 3 it has more pockets with the basket.
The fabrics are more compressed and cushioned making it comfortable for the baby to sit. The canopy is bigger as well, giving an almost 180-degree closure.
It’s cheaper as well around £250 depending on where you buy them both. However, it’s heavier than the former.
When looking at the Thule Urban Glide 2 you have two brakes, removable wheels, a sun visor, side pockets on the seat, and it’s compatible with carrycot
Giving you the option to use the best position for babies.
Thule Urban Glide 2 can be folded with one hand and it’s lighter as well. The weight is 12.9kg.
Although it’s more expensive, it does make up for it.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 wins of course because it offers better extra features and it’s the best for babies and toddlers and not only one of them.
For Strolls and Jogs.
What is better than finding a stroller that’s good for both worlds? Well, nothing really because you won’t have to change your lifestyle.
Although jogging strollers are not good for daily usage some are manageable. This is one of them.
You will save a lot of money, and at the same time give your baby a nice experience.
What are your thoughts on this stroller? Is it ideal for YOUR lifestyle?