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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
Thule Urban Glide 2 Double
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $730 List | Check Price at Amazon
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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  • 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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Pros Super easy to push and turn, nice quality, jogging strollerRugged, off-road-ready, easy to push and turnSurprisingly easy to turn in tight spaces, reclining seatMultiple seating options, accepts 2 car seats, easy to use, priceVery budget friendly, nice maneuverability, jogging potential
Cons Bulky when folded, only accepts one infant car seatBulky, expensive, lacks refinementSuspension somewhat softHarder to push and turn, heavier, lower qualityLower quality materials, noticeable flex and wiggle
Bottom Line An ultimate side-by-side double stroller serving double duty as a jogger for older babiesRugged and fun multi-purpose option that could save you money in the long runCool trailer you can stroll, bike, ski, and jog withBetter than average option that offers much for growing families with style similar to higher-end optionsBest on a budget that is easy to push and turn even in small spaces
Rating Categories Thule Urban Glide 2... Revolution Flex 3.0... Hamax Outback Evenflo Pivot Xpand... Baby Trend Expediti...
Ease Of Use (45%)
7.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
5.0
Maneuverability (30%)
9.0
9.0
9.0
6.0
8.0
Weight Folded Size (15%)
5.0
5.0
1.0
4.0
6.0
Quality (10%)
9.0
8.0
9.0
6.0
4.0
Specs Thule Urban Glide 2... Revolution Flex 3.0... Hamax Outback Evenflo Pivot Xpand... Baby Trend Expediti...
Weight 32.1 lbs 33.1 lbs 40.4 lbs 34.6 lbs 30.6 lbs
Folded Dimensions 31.1"W x 18.7"H x 35.8"L 30.8"W x 18"H x 39.5"L 33.4"W x 21"H x 48"L 26.7"W x 19.23"H x 32.7"L 32.8"W x 16.5"H x 34"L
Capacity Limits Minimum: "Walk Only:
Infant Car Seat: Birth
Stroller Seat: 6 mo.
Jogging & Off-Road: 6 mo."
Maximum: 100 lb Total Capacity Limit
Minimum: Walk Only:
Infant Car Seat: Birth
Stroller Seat: 8 wk. - 8 mo.
Jogging & Off-Road: 8 mo. - 5 yr.
Maximum: 50 lbs/44"
Minimum: 6 mo.
Maximum: 48.5 lbs/46"
Minimum: Birth Maximum: 55 lbs/38" Minimum: 6 mo.
Maximum: 50 lbs/42"
Included Car Seat Compatibility None None None Evenflo SafeMax, LiteMax None
Click-in Car Seat Adapters BeSafe
Izi GO Mod, Izi GO X1
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30
Cybex
Aton, Aton 2, Aton 4, Aton 5
Maxi-Cosi
CabrioFix, Citi, Mico 30, Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Pebble, Pebble Plus
Nuna
Pipa
None None Chicco KeyFit, KeyFit 30
Evenflo SafeMax, LiteMax
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35, SnugRide SnugLock 30, 35
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio
None
Strap-In Car Seat Adapters "BOB
Unity
Britax
Affinity Unity, B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone, Unity, Unity ISOFIX, BabySafe
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit Plus, KeyFit 30
Combi
Shuttle 33
EvenFlo
Discovery 5
Graco
Safe Seat, SnugRide Classic Connect, SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35, 35 LX, 40
Maxi-Cosi
CabrioFix, Citi, Pebble
Nuna
Pipa
Peg Perego
Primo Viaggio 4-35, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
Safety 1st
onBoard, onBoard Air, Comfy Carry Elite
Safe-n-Sound
Unity, Unity Neos
UPPAbaby
Mesa"
Britax
B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone
BOB
B-Safe, B-Safe 35
Graco
Snug Ride Click Connect 30, Snug Ride Click Connect 30 LX, Snug Ride 35 Elite, Snug Ride 35 LX, Snug Ride 35 Platinum, Snug Ride Click Connect 35, Snug Ride Click Connect 35 LX, Snug Ride Click Connect 40, Snug Ride Snug Lock 30, Snug Ride Snug Lock 35, Snug Ride Snug Lock 35 DLX, Snug Ride Snug Lock 35 Elite, Snug Ride Snug Lock 35 Platinum, Snug Ride Snug Lock 35 Platinum XT
Peg Perego
Primo Viaggio 4-35, Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido
Chicco
KeyFit 30, Keyfit 30 Zip, Keyfit Zip Air, KeyFit Magic, Fit2
None None None
Number of Car Seats Accepted 1 1 None 2 0
Recline Front/Left Seat Deep Mid-Level Mid-Level Deep Deep
Recline Rear/Right Seat Deep Mid-Level Mid-Level Deep Deep
Storage Basket Size Medium Large Large Extra Large Large
Sun Shade Size Medium Large Large Medium Small
One-handed Fold Yes No No Yes No
Locking Fold Manual Manual None Auto Manual
Self-standing Fold Yes No No Yes Yes
Handlebar Height - Min/Max 30.9"/45.1" 35.8"/49.3" 18"/43.7" 33"/44.7" 40.6"
Sandal-friendly Brake Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Included Accessories None None Flag None MP3 Speakers
Setup Time 4:14 7:30 12:13 8:43 9:20

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

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...
The Urban Glide Double has an automatic locking feature that works...

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...
The new Urban Glide DOuble has a handbrake that twists to slow the...

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...
The Urban Glide 2 Double has a large storage bin with a zippered...

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

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

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

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.

Credit: Abriah Wofford

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

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

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

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...
The Urban Glide Double handlebar height adjusts by rotating on a pivot point.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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

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

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