Thursday, 1 October 2015

Review | Thule Urban Glide

For a few months now we have been testing out the wonderful sports stroller from Thule, having worked with the brand before using their Ride Along Bike Seat, we had really high hopes for this product and couldn't wait to get testing!

We were introduced to the brand just over a year ago now, and have been continually blown away by their products! The brand is designed with active families in mind to bring you products such as bike carriers, sport strollers, bike seats and luggage to name a few! Whatever adventure your family will go on next, Thule have you covered to make your experience safe easy and stylish! 

The Thule brand was established in 1942. Under the motto Bring your life, Thule globally offers a wide range of premium products for active people that allow them to bring what they care most for safely, easily and in style. It offers among other things roof racks, bike carriers, roof boxes, computer/camera/sports bags and child related products like child bike seats and multifunctional strollers. The products are sold in more than 125 countries world-wide!

"Whatever your passion, whatever your pursuit. Wherever you're going, whatever you're bringing. With Thule, you're free to live your active life to the full."

Building was super easy, even with two toddler hands playing and singing the wheels on the bus whilst spinning the wheels around..Yes it is bigger than your average pushchair but compared to a lot of other sport inspired strollers, it's definitely more compact! The front wheel is no where near as intimidating as others I have seen, which in turn makes it much much easier to fold away too!

The most surprising feature I found, was just how light it was. Looking at it you might think it would be a bit bulky to push around but in all honesty, this is easily the LIGHTEST pushchair we have ever used, which in turn makes it so much easier to manoeuvre too!

We tested it out on all different terrains including concrete, grass, bark, sand, mud and through shallow water too! Each one was just as easy as the other, not once did it get stuck, and not once did we struggle, it really is some sort of magical pushchair! I cannot recommend it enough!

Swivel front wheel for easy maneuverability, locks into place for jogging
One-handed compact fold for storing and transporting
Ergonomic handlebar with a range of heights for parent's comfort
Rear suspension for a smooth and comfortable ride
Padded seat with vented top reclines to a near flat position for on-the-go naps
Multi-position canopy for added protection with view-in roof port to see your child
Large storage compartment with zippered water resistant cover

"Thule Urban Glide is an all-round sports stroller with a sleek and lightweight design making it perfect for urban mobility or jogging on your favorite path."

In terms of comfort, it's well padded, with shoulder pads covering the straps, a fully reclinable seat perfect for nap time and enough leg room for older toddlers as well as babies. Having previously tested out other pushchairs, this one literally feels like it was made specially for Abbie, she fits so perfectly into it and has plenty of leg room still to grow into!

I have to separately mention the shopping basket for this, it is the biggest i've seen, it's sturdy, doesn't sag when full and is nice and secure too! I took my Pacapod changing bag with us, it was full to the brim and it slotted in perfectly into the basket, with extra space too! There is also an extra zippy part at the front which is perfect for the little things you need to keep handy!

So if you're looking for a lightweight, all terrain purpose built, comfortable, weather proof, smart, all age appropriate pushchair, perfect for long walks, jogging or just as an everyday pushchair, this will tick all your boxes! This is easily our most favourite pushchair to date and can't wait to take it along with us when we go away and for long walks through the woods!

For more details, visit the Thule website
For all their stroller range, click here, including the original Thule Glide & Double Stroller!


6 comments so far

  1. This looks really really BIG and bulky. But I quite like it. What a lovely review.

  2. Great detailed review, thanks for sharing x

  3. Such a great, detailed review. I love prams with big wheels as they are always easier to push!

  4. Wow what a great review, this looks great. And I love the bold red colour.

  5. This looks fab, similar to my 3 wheeler which I love!

  6. Sounds like an amazing stroller. I have always been stroller mad and have owned about a dozen in my short four years and two toddler parenting life. I think there is no one set stroller its nice to have a ray of them for different things. This one is on my list now :) Great review. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again this week for another great round of #sharewithme


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