Stroller Review: Thule Urban Glide 2 2021 Double Stroller
The Thule Urban Glide 2 Double is a tandem stroller that may also be used as a jogging when your children get older. By delivering a similar design with less mass, higher quality, and a lower price, the Urban Glide 2 Double was able to beat out the competition. In compared to other strollers, this one offers equal seating and features for two people, remarkable agility, and run-ability in a tiny size. We appreciate that this stroller can be used for both regular outings and running. Because the Urban Glide Double 2 is broader, it might be difficult to manoeuvre in tight areas. Furthermore, because it only accommodates one car seat, it is not ideal for two infants.
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Thule Urban Glide 2 2021 Double Stroller Review
The Thule firm is nearly 70 years old, having been founded in 1942 in Sweden by Erik Thulin, who began producing items for Swedish fishermen. After twenty years, the firm created the first ski rack and a baggage roof rack. Thule’s product line has expanded to include bike racks, cargo carriers, sports racks for winter and aquatic activities, as well as cases, bags, luggage, backpacks, bike trailers, and strollers to support an active lifestyle.
The Thule is simple to fold with one hand with a sliding and twisting folding handle (above left). It features an automatic lock (above right) and will self-stand provided the handlebar is at the proper height when folded. It takes two hands to unfold, and it’s a simple process. The Urban Glide 2 Double is somewhat larger than usual when folded, at 20,820 cubic inches, but it is still smaller than some of the other joggers.
The Thule has single-action brakes that are simple to set and release, as well as being sandal-friendly (above left). With a novel twisting shape and a central handlebar location, the drum handbrake (above right) is equally simple to operate.
The Thule includes a medium-sized storage bin (above left) with back access and a weight restriction of 10 pounds. Although we were able to put an extra-large diaper bag inside, the weather-resistant zipped lid of the bin would not shut with the bag inside. It also has a rear pocket (above right) for storing small items.
Cell phones, keys, and a water bottle can be stored in the seat back pockets (above left), however they might be difficult to reach once the seats are reclined. Riders can also put a sippy cup or a snack in the storage compartments (above right).
Each seat features a 5-point harness with a buckle that is much easier to use than the previous model. The harness straps are easy to adjust, thanks to a no-rethread system that uses straps that move up and down on a strap stitched to the seat back. The length of the crotch strap may be adjusted, but not the location.
The leg rests aren’t adjustable, but they’re well-padded, and the footrest is generously sized. Both chairs recline nearly completely flat for excellent sleeping. With one hand, you can easily control the reclining plastic toggle.
Car Seat Compatibility
Only one baby car seat fits in the Urban Glide 2 Double. Thule offers a universal adapter for a variety of brands, as well as particular adapters for Chicco and Maxi-Cosi.
By purchasing the Thule Urban Glide Car Seat Adapter for Chicco, you may use this Thule with the Chicco Keyfit 30. You’ll need the Thule Car Seat Adapter for Maxi Cosi if your car seat of choice includes seats from Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, or Cybex. The Chicco adaptor takes some click together construction, but it is straightforward and effortless. We like the click-in method of car seat connection used by these two adapters. The Chicco Keyfit 30 and the Cybex Aton 2 were the easiest and most reliable to install in our tests. Both need forcefully pressing down on both sides until you hear a click; once fitted, they feel quite secure.
Chicco, Peg Perego, UPPAbaby, Britax, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st infant car seats are compatible with the Thule infant car seat adaptor. The award-winning Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and the UPPAbaby Mesa are both compatible. The adaptor comes in one piece and can be attached to the stroller right away. With this adapter, you must strap an infant car seat in, which is a method we don’t like since we’re concerned that parents may skip the strap step (never do this!) because it seems safe without it.
The Glide Double has a good manoeuvrability score thanks to its three-wheeled design, which is simple to push and spin. The Glide is simple to push and spin on flat areas thanks to its air-filled rubber tyres and front swivel wheel. The Thule seems a little more agile than comparable double joggers. It’s just as easy to push and turn off-road without having to worry about grass, gravel, bumps, or curbs. The soft suspension, on the other hand, makes it feel spongy, and we wish it had adjustable suspension like the BOB. For a relatively pleasant ride, this Thule includes rear-wheel suspension, rubber tyres, substantial seat cushioning (the thickest in the group), and harness padding.
The adjustable handlebar pivots easily, however this design puts taller users closer to the stroller and puts them at risk of kicking the axle. The bar has a beautiful design with a smaller diameter, which makes the stroller feel smaller and fits well in the hand.
With its high-quality design and materials, the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double is one of the prettiest strollers in the review. The cloth is attached to the frame via a groove, which makes the connection almost invisible. The fabric is smooth and tight, nearly breathable, and very simple to clean. The frame is sleek and light, with few exposed connections or fasteners and a firm feel. This Thule’s fit and quality are excellent, with a sleek and well-thought-out design.