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Nobody’s going to blame you if you thought the only thing Thule made was ski and bike racks, they’ve only been in the stroller game since 2011. But if there’s one thing this Swedish company knows, it’s the outdoors. And their sleek Urban Glide sport stroller ⏤ with its rear suspension, locking front swivel wheel, and adjustable ergonomic handlebar ⏤ is ready for your next outdoor adventure. Here’s what online reviewers and users are saying, both good and bad, about the Urban Glide.
- “The Thule Urban Glide is our favorite jogging stroller, the winner of our Editors’ Choice award, and a product we recommend without hesitation,” writes Baby Gear Lab, adding, “It delivered top performance in run-ability and maneuverability.”
- Reviewers on REI.com gave the stroller high marks for weight and compactibility: “Lightweight, narrow, simple, and the back wheels come off with the push of a button, if you’re really tight on space.”
- Everyone loves that the storage area is covered and keeps their stuff secure and clean. “We enjoy the storage space on the bottom which completely zips shut keeping dirt out,” was a comment echoed by many.
- It doesn’t stand up on its own when folded, notes BGL: “You can use the fold handle to roll the stroller or lift it after engaging the manual lock, but unfortunately it does not self-stand.” This can be a giant pain.
- Judging from the number of reviewers who mention it, the front wheel on the Glide has some issues. Whether it wobbled, wouldn’t lock, or refused to stay aligned, it was easily the most common complaint. Notes one reviewer: “A small fault is that getting the front wheel to track straight in the lock position takes too much effort. It doesn’t seem to be a ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ type feature.”
- Finally, the seat may recline just a wee bit too much. Says one Amazon reviewer: “The recline, in its most forward state, is still quite reclined. My toddler usually strains her neck to sit up and look around. I think it should allow the child to sit more straight up.” Adds another: “If I had to offer one critique it would be that the seat does not go completely upright.”
Weight Capacity: Up to 75lbs
Front Wheel Type: Swivel lock
Wheel Dimensions: 12″ Front, 16″ Rear
Suspension: Rear shocks only
Brake: Single-action, foot-activated parking brake
Adjustable Handlebar: Yes (35.5″ – 44″)