Thule Urban Glide Jogging Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

86

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The Thule Urban Glide Jogging Stroller is arguably the best running stroller that money can buy. Pronounced “Too-Lee” this stroller originated in Sweden, it is easy to use and won’t completely break someone’s bank, but is a little bit more expensive. It’s lightweight and has unparalleled jogging functionality for a hassle-free run with your baby. Many users of the Thule Urban Glide can attribute to how smooth the ride can be due to its suspension and maneuverability. The Thule Urban Glide has a great storage space below and behind the seat which makes this almost double as a main stroller.

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

Excellent – 9/10

This jogging stroller is built for active use. The frame feels sturdy and the materials are high quality. It’s not going to fall apart after one or two runs. This stroller will survive a real beating. Its frame is made from aluminum and the wheels are hard rubber, this basically makes this indestructible!

The Thule Urban Glide is so sleek in every color. It is almost like the sports cars of strollers.

WEIGHT

Excellent – 9/10

Compared to the other jogging strollers available to parents, the Thule Urban Glide is the lightest of the bunch. At a mere 23 lbs, this stroller will feel weightless. It also makes it a good option for everyday use.

BRAKES

Very Good – 8/10

The single action foot brake is easy to engage and disengage.  The brake a wire pedal located between the two rear wheels, which may be a bit difficult to use with flip-flops.

COMPACT

Good- 6/10

A jogger is never going to be smaller than an umbrella stroller, but it’s relatively compact for its kind.  The stroller can fit into most cars, and the rear wheels can pop off to save a bit more room. 

“This is an amazing running stroller. I have been doing triathlons for a little over 5 years and my wife and I just had our first child. The only way to maintain 15 hrs a week of running, biking, and swimming is to take the little guy with me sometimes. This stroller delivers everything. It is easy to put together (5 mins max), intuitive to collapse and stow, very small and light weight, and has the option of both locking the front wheel or allowing it to swivel. “
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EASE OF USE

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller is completely intuitive. There are no “tricks” to getting this thing to perform at its best.  This stroller rolls easily, is easy to maneuver, and just generally, easy to use. You won’t be wasting time fiddling with little parts and trying to get it to work properly. The five point harness is easy to attach and take off with just a couple clicks. With the Thule Urban Glide, it’s set-up and go.

FOLDING

Very Good – 8/10

The Thule’s one-hand fold is truly one hand. It should be noted that it is easier to fold with two.  It takes only seconds to collapse the stroller. Once folded, it can stand on its own.  The only downside would be that is does not have an automatic locking mechanism.  You’ll need to attach the strap in order to lock it shut.

GRIP

Very Good – 8/10

The handlebar height is adjustable, which is perfect for parents of differing heights.  It is covered in foam to make the grip more comfortable. The only gripe is that the safety strap is a bit short, so switching hands during a run can be annoying.

MANEUVERABILITY

Very Good- 8/10

Maneuvering the stroller is incredibly easy.  The large inflatable wheels and suspension make it easy to push around, even on uneven surfaces.  The front wheel locks in place, which allows parents to run with this stroller in hand.  There is also front wheel tracking, which helps fix wheel alignment issues. 

“I have to admit, I absolutely love the blue on this stroller. It’s bright and eye appealing. It’s also extremely lightweight which makes it easy to fold up and open back up again. The wheels are nice and sturdy and the suspensions work wonders. My son is relaxed and calm even though I’m jogging through cracked roads, dirt and gravel. Also the harness around my son is well made and secured. The bottom strap goes around his waist which provides even more security with added comfort. This stroller definitely does its job of providing comfort and sturdiness for your little one.”
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ROUGH TERRAIN

Very Good – 8/10

The Thule Urban Glide tackles rough terrain with ease.  The large air-filled tires can take on bumpy surfaces.  The suspension helps make the ride smoother for both the baby and you.

ACCESSORIES

Very Good – 8/10

There are limited accessories that come with the stroller, but you can purchase an array of add-ons.  The stroller is also car seat compatible with the purchase of a car seat adapter. Many of these accessories can be purchased off amazon such as the car seat, rain cover, and snack tray.

EASY TO ASSEMBLE

Very Good – 8/10

Assembling this stroller takes only minutes and does not require any tools. It comes most assembled when taken out of the box.

EASY TO CLEAN

Excellent – 8/10

The Thule’s fabric covering does not come off, but spot treating seems to work just fine.  The footrest is also easy to clean – just wipe it down when it starts to get dirty.

“First, this is the most unbelievably lightweight stroller I have ever come across in my life. Second, the adjustable handlebar, which I keep in the highest position when running, makes pushing the stroller incredibly easy and intuitive. Third, the front wheel is solid, thick, and easy to maneuver, which makes curves, turns, potholes and cracked pavement or gravel a breeze to navigate (you can set it to lock rather than swivel as needed). All of these features combined make this stroller feel like a natural extension of my body when I am running. “
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STORAGE

Excellent – 9/10

The storage bin on the stroller is a generous size and accommodates up to 10 lbs.  The storage compartment is covered and is accessible via a Velcro opening.  You can feel at ease knowing that you stuff is secure during your adventure. The storage unit is also waterproof and has a zipper so it makes it harder for things to fall out. Behind the seat is a mesh pocket to store smaller items like wallets and phones.

CHILD COMFORT

Very Good – 8/10

The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Stroller is padded well enough for a child to fall asleep in during their daily pushes. But it should be noted that the seat has a light padding which is not as comfortable as other strollers. The leg rest is not adjustable so taller children might not be as comfortable in this. The sun shade enhances the experience for the child as well since it is very generous.

SUN CANOPY

Excellent – 10/10

The sun canopy on this stroller is excellent.  Not only is it large, but it can be moved to track the sun.  So no matter what time of the day you are out, your child will remain in the shade.  The top of the canopy has a peek-a-boo window so you can easily keep track of your little one.

SUSPENSION

Excellent – 10/10

The stroller offers hefty suspension on all three wheels so it can be used on rough terrain while still maintaining a smooth ride.  Not only will it make the ride smoother for your baby, but it makes the stroller easier to push.

WHAT DO EXPERTS SAY?

You can take the Thule Urban Glide anywhere. It’ll be just like a romantic getaway.

“This stroller has nice fabric that feels good and appears breathable. It didn’t snag in our tests and is nicely fitted to the frame in a groove that hides seams and fittings. ” – Baby Gear Lab

“It’s a fabulous jogger with so many great features. The light weight and one-hand fold really puts it ahead of the competition. As for some of the drawbacks, they are very minor. ” – Moms Stroller Reviews

 


SPECIFICATIONS

165 Degrees

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range3 months – 5 Years
Dimension34 1/2″ x 21″ x 14″
Forward/Rear FacingBoth
Handlebar HeightHigh
JoggingYes
One Hand FoldYes
Passenger Capacity1
Recline165 Degrees
Weight23 lbs
Wheel Sizes12″ Front, 16″ Back

WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon$399.95
Nordstrom$399.95
Target$399.99

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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