Thule Urban Glide Double Stroller Review

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OVERALL SCORE

74

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The Thule Urban Glide Double is a versatile jogging stroller that can hold both of your children comfortably while you exercise! It does well on rough terrain due to its larger wheels and high degree of maneuverability on rough terrain. It even comes with a handlebar brake that helps joggers brake while jogging uphill or downhill when needed.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

 

Durability

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller received a score of 8 out of 10 in this category due to its thick, canvas material and high quality frame. This double stroller is very sturdy and will last for years on end with almost no signs of significant wear and tear or damage.

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Weight

Good – 6/10

At 31 pounds, the Thule Urban glide is a fairly heavy stroller. Unfortunately, it does not have many good spots to hold onto when you are lifting it. It makes up for its weight with its huge storage space and offroading abilities.

Brakes

Excellent- 9/10

The brake on this stroller is located on the handlebar, and the amount of pressure you exert on it correlates exactly to how much force the brake exerts. This handlebar brake makes jogging downhill safely a breeze!

Compact

Good – 6/10

This stroller is quite large and bulky. It will fit through your standard doorway, but with not much ease. If you want to stow it inside your car, you should remove the wheels. This is a very easy process and will make storing this stroller a lot easier.

“A very smooth run, with a very sleek profile. Everything I wanted with a dual jogging stroller and more. Oh, and did I mention the storage basket is HUGE!? “
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Ease of Use

Very Good – 7/10

This Urban Glide stroller is simple to use. It is very easy to adjust the seats, canopy, and handlebar on this stroller. The handlebar will actually rotate upwards or downwards depending on you and your jogging. The only difficult aspect of this stroller is the fact that the seats are hard to revert back to standard position after having been reclined.

Folding

Excellent – 9/10

In order to fold this stroller, all you need to do is twist a lever in the front, and once you release this lever it has a spring release that helps it fold up on its own. Folding this stroller does not even require you to remove the car seat adaptor!

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

The Urban Glide comes equipped with adjustable handlebars. These handlebars are ready to adapt to your height! The only downside of these handlebars is that you can’t adjust them to any height, just to the closest setting that is comfortable for you.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 8/10

The Thule Urban Glide is very easy to push. The comfortable handlebars make gripping this stroller not an issue while making twists and turns. Reviewers say that you will only really feel the full weight of the stroller when you’re pushing it up a hill.

“This Thule stroller outdoes them ALL! This stroller glides like a dream. It’s so easy to jog with. It’s easy to clean, and the handy rain cover on the basket is a definite plus. It’s lighter even than the Graco single jogger, with a better shock system, and a much smoother ride for all involved. “
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Rough Terrain

Very Good – 8/10

This Thule stroller is able to take on all types of rough terrain. It has front swivel wheels that can lock and unlock depending on the type of terrain and the incline. This also makes it suitable for jogging!

Accessories

Very Good – 7/10

Even though this stroller does not come with cup holders, the accessories on this stroller only add to its functionality. A hand-activated brake maximizes control over the stroller when going downhill and extra mesh pockets are available on the stroller for extra storage.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 8/10

It may come as a surprise to learn that this stroller is extremely easy to set up. All that’s required is the attachment of three wheels to the folded-up main body of the stroller. It can take as fast as 5 minutes to assemble.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 8/10

This Thule stroller is simple to clean by hand, and several parts of it are machine-washable.

“It pushes like a dream. Very easy to use and you only feel the weight of it when you’re pushing it up a hill. The only thing more exhausting are the endless questions of “what’s that?” and “why can’t I throw rocks?” that come out of your toddlers mouth. “
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Storage

Very Good -7/10

The undercarriage storage section of this stroller will definitely supply enough room for you to store all of your child’s toys and diapers, along with your necessities and personal items. This storage basket may be hard to reach when the seat is reclined.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller earned a score of 7 out of 10 in this category. Reviewers agree that there could be more padding on the seats, but this is a comfortable stroller for children all-in-all. It has adjustable, padded seatbelts that will protect your children but also keep them comfy.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 9/10

The large sunshade that hovers over this stroller is adjustable. This means that you can angle it in any direction to ensure that your children are getting full protection from the sun.

Suspension

Good – 6/10

There is no suspension system on this stroller.


What do experts say?

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“The Thule Urban Glide 2 is a stellar side-by-side double stroller that can serve double duty as a jogger once your baby is older. In fact, the Urban Glide edged out the BOB Revolution Flex Duallieby executing the same principle with less bulk, better quality, and lower price. If you are going to use the system with an infant car seat in the early days for walking, Thule sells one adapter for a variety of car seats that functions better than the Duallie’s system, in our testing. Also, Thule’s handlebar has better ergonomic design and includes a drum handbrake. In this comparison, it’s the little things that win the day.” – Baby Gear Lab

“One thing I really love about the Urban Glide strollers is that you can truly fold them up with one hand. With a twist of the handle, they fold up on their own and aren’t bulky. They also have “follow-the-sun” canopies that keep the kids covered and protected from the sun. Again, not as huge as some other canopies out there, but totally ample enough to protect kids from the sun.” – Tales of a Mountain Mama


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range1-3 years
Folded Dimensions34.5″ x 14″ x 21″
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightAdjustable
Joggingyes
Passenger Capacity2
Recline4 point recline (flat)
Weight31 lbs.
Wheel Sizes 12 in. front/12 in. rear

Where to buy?

Amazon$649.95
Bed Bath and Beyond$649.99
Target$649.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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