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Thule Urban Glide 2 Double Review

An ultimate side-by-side double stroller serving double duty as a jogger for older babies
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Price:   $730 List
Pros:  Super easy to push and turn, nice quality, jogging stroller
Cons:  Bulky when folded, only accepts one infant car seat
Manufacturer:   Thule
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Mar 8, 2019
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75
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#2 of 16
  • Ease Of Use - 45% 7
  • Maneuverability - 30% 9
  • Weight/Folded Size - 15% 5
  • Quality - 10% 9

The Skinny

The Thule Urban Glide 2 Double is a side-by-side stroller that can serve as a jogger when little ones get older. The Urban Glide 2 Double managed to edge out the competition by offering a similar design with less bulk, better quality, and a lower price. This stroller has equal seating and features for two, impressive maneuverability, and run-ability in a package that folds relatively small in comparison. We like that you can use this stroller for everyday outings and jogging. The Urban Glide Double 2 is wider which can be challenging in narrow spaces. Plus, it isn't suitable for two infants since it only accepts one car seat. However, for two older babies or children of different ages, we think the Urban Glide 2 Double offers activity versatility that many families will find indispensable.

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Our Analysis and Test Results

The Thule company is over 70 years old after being initially established in Sweden in 1942, the founder, Erik Thulin, began making products for Swedish fisherman. Twenty years later, the company designed the first ski rack and a roof rack for luggage. Today, the Thule brand has grown to support an active lifestyle with products such as bike racks, cargo carriers, sports racks for winter and water activity, as well as cases, bags, luggage, backpacks, bike trailers, and strollers.

Performance Comparison



Only one stroller is easier to use than the Urban Glide 2 Double making it a great everyday stroller.
Only one stroller is easier to use than the Urban Glide 2 Double making it a great everyday stroller.

Ease of Use


The Thule is easier to use than much of the competition.


The features on the Urban Glide 2 Double work well and the new version sports some improvements.

The folding handle on the Urban Glide Double is located under the seat and works with a slide and twist movement.
The Urban Glide Double has an automatic locking feature that works well.

Fold and Unfold


The Thule is very easy to fold with one hand and a folding handle (above left) you slide and twist. Once folded, it has an automatic lock (above right) and will self-stand if the handlebar is at the right height. Unfolding requires two hands and is straightforward.

The rear pedal on the Urban Glide Double is easy to use and works well.
The new Urban Glide DOuble has a handbrake that twists to slow the stroller down.

Brakes


The Thule has single action brakes that are easy to set and release, plus friendly to sandal feet (above left). The drum handbrake (above right) is also easy to use with a new twisting design and center handlebar position.

The Urban Glide Double has a storage bin with zippered closure and back pocket.
The Urban Glide 2 Double has a large storage bin with a zippered cover and outside pocket for quick access items.

Storage


The Thule has a medium-sized storage bin (above left) with access from the back and a 10 lb weight limit. We fit an extra-large diaper bag inside, but the bin's weather-resistant zippered cover won't close with the bag inside. It also sports a back pocket (above right) for small item organization.

Both seats on the Urban Glide Double have a mesh back pocket that holds water bottles and quick access items like cell phones.
The Urban Glide Double has inside passenger stow pockets.

Items like a cell phone, keys, and water bottle can go in the seat back pockets (above left), though they can be difficult to access after you recline the seats. Riders also have storage pockets within reach (above right) to keep a sippy cup or snack.

The canopies on the Urban Glide DOuble both have peek-a-boo windows with covers.
The canopies on the Urban Glide DOuble both have peek-a-boo windows with covers.

Sunshade


The sunshades on the Glide are medium in size with a flip-out fabric visor. The shade covers almost to the knee, but not as far as the canopy on similar options. There is ventilation for added airflow with the seat reclined, and it has a large peek-a-boo window (above right) with a magnetic closure cover.

The 5-point harnesses on the Urban Glide Double are nicer than the previous version and easier to use.
The 5-point harnesses on the Urban Glide Double are nicer than the previous version and easier to use.

Harness


Each seat has a 5-point harness with a buckle that is significantly easier to operate than the previous version. Adjusting the harness straps is very simple, with a no-rethread adjustment with straps that slide up and down on a strap sewn to the seat back. The crotch strap is adjustable in length but not position.

The plastic recline toggle on the Urban Glide 2 Double works well with only one hand.
The plastic recline toggle on the Urban Glide 2 Double works well with only one hand.

Seat


The leg rests are not adjustable, but they are nicely padded, and the corresponding footrest is wide. Both seats have individual reclines that go almost flat for great napping. The recline plastic toggle is easy to operate with one hand.

Car Seat Compatibility


The Urban Glide 2 Double only accepts one infant car seat. Thule sells a universal adapter for several brands and specific adapters designed for Chicco and Maxi-Cosi.

You can use this Thule with the Chicco Keyfit 30 by purchasing the Thule Urban Glide Car Seat Adapter for Chicco. If your car seat of choice includes some of the seats from Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, and Cybex, then you'll need the Thule Car Seat Adapter for Maxi Cosi. The Chicco adapter requires some click together assembly, but it is intuitive and effortless. These two adapters use a click-in method for car seat attachment, which we prefer. The easiest and most stable to install in our tests were the Chicco Keyfit 30 and the Cybex Aton 2. Both require pushing firmly down on both sides until you hear the click; they feel very secure once installed.


Thule Infant Car Seat Adapter — This adapter works with Chicco, Peg Perego, UPPAbaby, Britax, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st infant car seats. Compatibility includes the award-winning Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and UPPAbaby Mesa. The adapter ships as one piece and can be placed directly on the stroller. To install an infant car seat with this adapter, you must strap it in, which is a method we don't like because we worry parents will skip the strap step (never do this!) as it feels somewhat secure without it.

Ease of Setup




The Glide is the easiest to set up with just over 6 minutes of assembly time. The documentation is clear, and it does not require any tools to assemble. All you need to do is slide the wheels on, and you're ready to go.

The Urban Glide 2 Double is easy to push and turn with a high score of 9 for maneuverability.
The Urban Glide 2 Double is easy to push and turn with a high score of 9 for maneuverability.

Maneuverability


The Glide Double boasts a high score for maneuverability with an easy to push and turn design of 3 wheels.


With air-filled, rubber tires and a front swivel wheel, the Glide is easy to push and turn on flat surfaces. The Thule is somehow more nimble feeling than other double joggers.

The front swivel wheel on the Urban Glide Double can be locked in place for moving over uneven terrain or running.
The front swivel wheel on the Urban Glide Double can be locked in place for moving over uneven terrain or running.

For off-road pushing and turning, it is just as easy having no trouble with grass, gravel, bumps, or curbs. However, the softness of the suspension makes it feel slightly spongy, and we wish it had adjustable suspension like the BOB.

The Urban Glide 2 Double tilts to turn when the swivel wheel is locked but can manage tighter spaces with the swivel wheel unlocked.
The Urban Glide 2 Double tilts to turn when the swivel wheel is locked but can manage tighter spaces with the swivel wheel unlocked.

This Thule has rear-wheel suspension, rubber tires, dense seat padding (thickest in the group), and harness padding all for a reasonably comfortable ride.

The Urban Glide Double handlebar height adjusts by rotating on a pivot point.
The Urban Glide Double handlebar height adjusts by rotating on a pivot point.

The adjustable handlebar moves smoothly on a pivot point, though this design results in taller users being closer to the stroller and kicking the axle. The bar has a nice shape with a smaller diameter that makes the stroller feel smaller and fits well in the hand.

The Urban Glide Double folds fairly small compared to some of the other double competition.
The Urban Glide Double folds fairly small compared to some of the other double competition.

Weight and Folded Size


This Thule weighs in at 32.1 lbs, which is relatively light for a double jogging stroller.


Folded, the Urban Glide 2 Double is slightly above average at 20,820 cubic inches when folded, but it is smaller than some of the other joggers.

The quality of the Urban Glide 2 Double is virtually unmatched in both design and execution.
The quality of the Urban Glide 2 Double is virtually unmatched in both design and execution.

Quality


The Thule Urban Glide 2 Double is one of the nicest strollers in the review with high-quality design and materials.


The fabric attaches to the frame via a groove making the connection virtually seamless and hidden. The fabric is smooth and tight with an almost breathable feeling and is easy to clean. The frame is smooth and lightweight with a stiff feel and few exposed connections or fasteners. The fit and finish of this Thule are well executed and clean with a sleek and thoughtful design.

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Accessories


  • Thule Console 2
    Thule Console 2 — With two cup holders and zippered pocket, parents will have easier access to items they use most frequently, though we caution against using cup holders while jogging.
  • Thule Snack Tray
    Thule Urban Glide Snack Tray — For easy access to food and drink for little snackers. The trays may be useful for older children, but smaller babies won't be able to reach them while buckled in.

Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz