So you’re an active parent who wants to keep up your fitness routine but now you’ve got a little one in tow. Finding a jogging stroller that keeps up with your active lifestyle can be a challenge. You want something nimble enough to handle busy sidewalks but rugged enough for off-road adventures. Not to mention keeping your precious cargo comfortable and secure.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 fills that need. This popular jogging stroller is designed specifically for fitness-loving parents who need a stroller that can transition seamlessly from urban terrain to trails without missing a beat.
As an avid runner myself, I was eager to take this fancy jogger for a spin. Could it really deliver that ideal blend of versatility, maneuverability, and performance? Time to find out!
- The Thule Urban Glide 2 Review
- Thule Urban Glide 2 Key Features
- Performance and Handling on Different All-Terrain Stroller
- Seating Options and Passenger Comfort
- Storage Space and Accessories
- Everyday Use from an Active Parent’s Perspective
- Take Your Fitness to New Heights with the Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
The Thule Urban Glide 2 Review
In this hands-on Thule Urban Glide 2 Stroller review, I’ll take you through everything you need to know about the Thule Urban Glide 2 from a parent’s perspective:
- What makes it different from other jogging strollers
- Key features and benefits
- How it handled on various surfaces
- Passenger comfort and storage space
- Assembly and foldability
- Real parent experiences and usage
By the end, you’ll know if the Thule Urban Glide 2 has what it takes to be your active family’s new MVP stroller. So lace up your sneakers and let’s hit the road!
Thule Urban Glide 2 Key Features
The Thule Urban Glide 2 packs some impressive specs under the hood to create a smoother, more versatile jogging experience:
- Rear air-filled tires measuring 16 inches: A bigger surface area enhances rolling and traction on rocky terrain.
- Lockable swivel front wheel – Agile maneuvering plus stable tracking when locked straight
- Adjustable handlebar – Dial in the perfect height for you from 5 positions
- Hand brake – Extra control for downhill coasting
- Suspension – Soaks up vibrations for a smoother ride
- SPF 50+ canopy – Provides excellent sun protection
- Roomy basket – Holds all your gear and then some
- Aluminum frame – Light yet durable for the long haul
The Thule Urban Glide 2 brings running stroller performance to the next level.
Performance and Handling on Different All-Terrain Stroller
Hitting the pavement, trails, grass – whatever your active family adventure demands, the Thule Urban Glide 2 has the versatility to keep up.
On Sidewalks and Bike Paths
The swivel front wheel made it easy to maneuver around obstacles and busy pedestrian areas. Tight store aisles were no match for the Thule’s compact size.
On Hilly Trails
Cruising uphill was smooth sailing thanks to the light aluminum frame. Bombing downhill was controlled and secured with the hand brake for extra stopping power.
On Grass and Gravel
The Urban Glide 2 glided effortlessly over grass, mulch, and gravel trails. The air-filled tires and suspension provided cushioning from the bumps.
No matter the terrain, the Thule Urban Glide 2 had the performance to match.
Seating Options and Passenger Comfort
Just because Mom and Dad are getting a workout doesn’t mean Junior can’t ride in comfort!
- The seat reclines to multiple positions with both strap and buckle adjusters. I could dial in the perfect naptime position for my daughter.
- The ventilated, padded seat provided cozy support even on longer jogs.
- The adjustable 5-point harness secured my daughter snugly without chafing. Safety first!
- For infants, the bassinet option lets you use the Thule from day 1.
- My daughter said it was “so smooth” compared to her old stroller. The suspension and cushy seat were a hit!
I was able to maintain a conversation with my daughter while jogging thanks to the mesh window in the canopy. Connecting with your child is a breeze in the Thule.
Storage Space and Accessories
Between the extra-large cargo basket, seatback pocket, and interior mesh pouches, you’ll have room for all the essentials and then some.
- The basket holds large diaper bags, purses, and plenty of shopping bags. Your equipment is kept dry by the provided rain cover.
- The zippered pocket behind the seat was perfect for my phone, keys, and wallet.
- My daughter loved having pouches on the seat to hold her dolls and «treasures».
With space for gear, bottles, snacks, jackets – you name it – the Thule has you covered for adventures near and far.
Some handy add-ons are also available:
- Snack tray with cup holder
- Parent console for phone and cupholders
- Glider board for older siblings
- Infant car seat adapter
With the Urban Glide 2, you can pack it all in!
Everyday Use from an Active Parent’s Perspective
As an active mom of two, finding a jogging stroller that could fit my family’s energetic lifestyle was a must. The Thule Urban Glide 2 was delivered in every way.
After a month of using the Urban Glide 2 for daily jogs, walks, and adventures, here are some real parent experiences:
Smooth Ride Keeps Kids Happy
My 3-year-old is a tough critic when it comes to stroller rides. But the Urban Glide 2’s cushy seat padding and adjustable suspension passed her comfort test.
- She even fell asleep on bumpy trails thanks to the smooth ride.
- No complaints about getting jostled around even at my running pace.
- The ventilation and SPF canopy kept her cool and shaded.
The Urban Glide 2 stroller also made my newborn happy in the bassinet attachment. Its portability lets me bring the baby along to get fresh air and exercise.
Versatility to Handle Any Adventure
Whether I was jogging on hiking trails or zipping through the farmer’s market, the Urban Glide 2 handled it all.
- The excellent maneuverability made navigating crowded areas a breeze.
- Going off-road, the wheel locking and suspension provided stability and control.
- The adjustable handlebar accommodates my height or lets my husband dial in his.
No matter where our active family adventures take us, the Urban Glide 2 has proven versatile for the job.
Running Errands Is Easier
The Urban Glide 2 has become my favorite companion for running errands:
- The large cargo basket hauls all my shopping bags and gear.
- The compact size and one-handed fold make storing it in my car trunk or at a restaurant no problem.
- Suspension gives a smooth ride even through grocery store aisles.
The Thule hasn’t met an errand it couldn’t handle!
Jogging with Two Kids
Once my newborn was big enough, I could take both kids jogging in the Urban Glide!
- The infant car seat adapter lets me use it as a travel system right away.
- My 3-year-old sits up front, newborn snug in the rear bassinet.
- The Thule handles are so smooth, I can push two kids with minimal effort.
Jogging with two kids is challenging but the Urban Glide’s versatility and performance are up for it!
Comparison to Other Jogging Strollers
We’ve tried our share of strollers over the years, but none match the Thule’s blend of ruggedness and agility.
- Better maneuverability than our old BOB jogging stroller.
- Smoother suspension than the Baby Trend Expedition we tried.
- More ergonomic for running than the Graco FastAction upright we use on walks.
The Urban Glide 2 is in a class of its own!
For active parents seeking a high-performance jogger plus an everyday stroller, the Thule Urban Glide 2 is the ultimate solution. After putting it through the wringer, I can confidently recommend it for families with an energetic lifestyle like ours. This all-terrain jogger truly does it all!
Public Transport and Car Boot Space
The Urban Glide 2 is relatively compact when folded, but the wheels add extra bulk.
- Fitting it into train or bus spaces takes some maneuvering. Removing the wheels helps fit it into tight public transport spots.
- In our SUV, the Urban Glide eats up a good amount of cargo space. But the quick fold makes stowing it manageable.
- For smaller sedans, removing the wheels is advised to make it fit in trunks.
With some handy wheel removal, the Urban Glide 2 works for public transport and car travel. Just plan accordingly when space is extra tight.
Travel System Readiness
Thanks to available car seat adapters, I could use the Urban Glide as a travel system for my newborn.
- Adapters provide a secure, custom fit for major car seat brands like Chicco and Maxi Cosi.
- Being able to snap the car seat onto the Urban Glide let me get out of the house faster.
Pros and Cons
Pros: Stroller is lightweight and easy to move, smooth suspension, versatile accessories, spacious storage, high-quality materials
Cons: Expensive price tag, tricky tight-space handling, accessories sold separately, folds a bit bulky with wheels on
While not perfect, the Urban Glide 2 wins big on versatility, performance, and passenger comfort. For serious joggers, it’s a stellar investment. More casual users may not need all its hardcore features.
Take Your Fitness to New Heights with the Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
After taking this fancy jogger overhill and trail, I can say the Thule Urban Glide 2 lives up to its reputation.
This high-end running stroller is purpose-built for active families who want to bring their kids along for the ride – whether it’s a jog in the park or a hike on rugged trails.
The Urban Glide 2 didn’t disappoint with its unmatched blend of versatility, performance, and cargo space.
While the price is premium, the quality, handling, and features justify the investment for athletic parents.
For mothers and fathers who want to maintain their active lifestyle without missing a beat after kids, the Thule Urban Glide 2 is an MVP pick. This smooth operator can truly go the distance as your family’s do-it-all jogger.
Just remember to grab the adapter to use it from birth. Then you’ll be ready to hit the road and trails in style with your little one along for the ride. Game on!
Frequently Asked Questions about the Thule Urban Glide 2
What age is the Thule Urban Glide 2 suitable for?
With the additional bassinet attachment, the Urban Glide 2 can be used from birth up to 75 lbs. The regular seat is intended for 6 months and up
How does the Urban Glide 2 compare to other popular jogging strollers?
The Urban Glide 2 stacks up very favorably against competitors like the BOB Revolution and Baby Jogger Summit. It has better maneuverability and a smoother ride thanks to the swivel wheel and adjustable suspension. The storage and accessories are also more versatile for everyday use.
Is the folding compact enough for car travel and storage?
When folded, the Urban Glide 2 measures 34” x 25.5” x 16” which is reasonably compact but still bulky due to the large wheels. Removing the wheels helps fit it into smaller trunks and tight spaces.
How adjustable is the handlebar height?
The Urban Glide 2 handlebar offers 5 height positions ranging from 34” to 45” to accommodate parents of different sizes. Adjusting the handlebar is easy – just press buttons on the sides and set it to the desired height
Does the Urban Glide 2 have good maneuverability and suspension?
Absolutely! The swivel front wheel provides excellent maneuverability. It can also be locked for jogging stability. The adjustable suspension smooths out bumps extremely well for a comfy ride.
Is there ample storage space on the Urban Glide 2?
Yes, storage is a strong point! It has a large basket under the seat a zippered pocket and two mesh pouches in the seat back. Space for all of your equipment.
How easy is the Urban Glide 2 to assemble out of the box?
Assembly is straightforward with easy snap-on wheels and unfolding of the frame. Minimal tools are required. Thule includes simple picture instructions. Expect 15-30 minutes to get it ready to roll.
How durable and weatherproof is the Urban Glide 2?
Built with an aluminum frame and high-quality components, the Urban Glide 2 is very durable. The canopy, seat fabrics, and basket materials are also weather-resistant.
Does the brake system provide good control?
Between the foot brake bar and hand brake on the handlebar, the braking is secure and responsive. Hand brake gives extra stopping power on hills.