Stroller Guide: Thule Urban Glide
If you are in the market for a new stroller and are looking for the perfect hybrid jogging and urban stroller, we have found it! The Thule Urban Glide is an all-around sports stroller that has a sleek and lightweight design that can be easily adapted to jogging on your favorite path, running errands or a leisurely day at the park. We know moms are all about multi-tasking and this stroller does the same. Why have two strollers that serve different purposes when you can have one that can do all the jobs you need?
The Thule Urban Glide is a single stroller that has top of the line features that one would expect in a high end urban sports stroller. With aspects like a locking front wheel, rear-wheel stability, a lightweight frame and super easy maneuverability; this stroller is perfect for an active family that is looking for the best of both worlds when it comes to strollers. Diversity doesn’t equal bulkiness either! The gorgeous and simple design of this stroller really sets it apart from its competitors too.
At A Glance
The Thule Urban Glide is designed for jogging or every day daily use. It has all the features you’d expect and is perfect for taking on the path or trail with your little one in tow or just a quick trip to the mall. Here are our very favorites:
1. Large sunshade
2. Ample storage and simple seat release.
3. Easy locking and unlocking front wheel.
4. Small, compact.
Features We Love
Locking front swivel wheel: With one simple turn, the Thule Urban Glide changes into a swivel wheel into a locked front wheel. Unlock it when you are using the urban features at the mall, park or on a walk around the neighborhood. Turn the knob and lock your front wheel when you are looking to use your stroller as a jogger.
Ergonomic adjustable handle bar: The padded handle bar can be moved to fit almost any height. Push in the side buttons and move it to find the best height for each user.
Rear suspension: The back wheels are affixed with a suspension system that allows for one of the smoothest rides out there. You can feel good about knowing your child will not be bounced around as they are strapped in. The rear suspension ensures you and your passenger will have a comfortable ride.
One-handed collapsibility: Flip open the bottom flap by the front wheel to turn the blue handle to collapse your stroller. With one quick motion, your stroller goes from upright into folded, ready to be stored or put in the car.
Small and compact when folded: One of the top features of the Thule Urban Glide is how small it is when it is folded! This stroller is a lot smaller when folded than your average jogger which allows it to fit into many different car designs! With the Urban Glide, you don’t have to worry about taking your stroller on the go. Also, being only 23 pounds total, it is easy to get in and out of cars so you spend less time fumbling around with it and more time on the go.
Peek-a-Boo top opening: Curious if your child FINALLY fell asleep? Lift up the top flap and take a quick peek inside. The flap can be tucked in easily to keep this open as well.
Simple foot break: The Thule Urban Glide had a simple foot break and can be used with one foot to lock the rear wheels into place to ensure you don’t have any unwanted rolling.
5 point harness with simple buckles: Thule always puts safety first. Each Urban Glide has an easy to buckle 5 point harness system that keeps your child bucked in while you journey.
Back storage nets: Two large storage nets are on the back of the seat. These are perfect for storing water bottles, a few snacks, and your keys and phone.
Quick release rear wheels: Although this stroller folds down quite compactly, the rear wheels still come equipped with quick-release buttons so you can remove them if desired.
Features Your Child Will Love
Large storage compartment with zippered top: This is a feature your child AND you will love! The Urban Glide has a huge storage basket on the bottom that can be completely zippered to protect your child’s favorite belongings, or whatever your have picked up on a quick shopping trip!
Large sun shade: The Urban Glide has a HUGE sun shade! It will completely cover your child and really helps to keep that bright sun out of little faces.
Near-flat folding padded seats with rear venting: Your child will love how comfy the seat is on this stroller and it’s ability to fold nearly completely flat for simple napping on the go. Want to fold the seat down? One quick pull of the back buckle and down it goes. When the seat is folded down, you can open the rear venting pocket to allow for additional air to flow through for those warm summer days.
Inside pockets for child storage: There are two small pockets inside the seat that are perfect for storing your child’s sippy cup, a small snack and even a favorite lovey.
We really love this stroller’s versatility and its ability to grow with your child. It is rated to hold children up to 75 pounds so you can expect to get a lot of use out of it. Additionally, you can purchase the adapter so that you can attach your carseat to it, so it can be used right from birth.
Thule offers additional accessories you can purchase to customize the Urban Glide so it had all the right things for your family:
Who is the Thule Urban Glide for?
The Urban Glide is designed for a busy on the go family that wants the best of both worlds: a simple jogger that can be used on the path or trail AND also an everyday stroller that can be used anyplace; from the zoo, to the neighborhood or running errands! With tight budgets and small storage spaces being the norm among many families, having the luxury of owning multiple strollers for multiple reasons is not always an option. This one stroller solves this problem by serving the best of both worlds! You will love the smooth ride, locking swivel wheel and small contact folding design and soon this stroller will become your one and only.
Are you ready to upgrade your stroller’s capabilities with the Thule Urban Glide?
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Michelle; full time mama, part time blogger, wife extraordinaire. This busy mama to three “peas” is a lover of all things running, crafting and baking. A New England native and current desert dweller, she is the brains and wit behind the blog Our Three Peas, where she writes about the hilarious reality that is motherhood. She strives to live a green and natural life and swears that most motherhood-related dramas can be solved by having a nice glass of wine at the end of the evening.