Thule Urban Glide 2 Sport Stroller is definitely one of the best double strollers you can find available right now. It has it all to be your heavily used double jogging stroller and your every day out and about in the city center double stroller. It is on the high end of the price range for double strollers, but will pay off every cent you put into it.
As usual, when talking about double jogging strollers, I always start with the wheels, suspension and brake. Thule Urban Glide 2 double stroller sports one 12 inch front swivelling wheel and two 16 inch rear ones. They are all pneumatic with very easy to access valves. The front wheel swivels to full 360 degrees and has very easy to reach key (located just on top of the wheel itself) that locks the wheel into place for extensive jogging sessions.
The rear wheels have nice suspension that absorbs the shock from bumps and uneven terrains and ensures smooth and comfortable ride for the little passengers and their parents. The feel when pushing the Thule double stroller is of being very lightweight even when tested with a load of two 5 year olds on a bumpy grass area. The maneuverability of the Thule double stroller is outstanding and I am certain that you will not only be using it as a double jogging stroller, but also for everyday shopping trips.
The Thule double stroller is equipped with two brakes. One hand brake and one foot one. The hand brake is aimed to slow down the double stroller when jogging or going downhill and the foot rear brake will take the jogging stroller to a full stop parking position once you hit it. The hand brake is located on the right side of the handlebar and operated the same way as any bicycle hand brake. Here I need to point out that if you are a leftie, you will just need to get used to push it with your right hand. Another thing, that is my personal opinion is that the foot brake just looks rather flimsy and unpresentable in comparison to the entire look of the Thule double stroller. However, this is only coming down to looks, as it is actually quite sturdy and holds very well.
I have promised that the Urban Glide 2 can easily become the choice for, not only to outdoors loving parents, but to the ones that just need to walk their babies to city center and shops. The reason why, is that apart from the great maneuverability provided by the wheels the Thule double stroller sports a lightweight frame that in its widest part measures up to just a bit over 30 inches and makes the Urban Glide 2 able to fit through any standard doorway. The overall weight of this double jogging stroller is of 32 pounds, which is the average amongst all competitors brands.
However, the Thule double stroller has one advantage and that is the fact that it is very compact when folded. If need you can also pop out the rear wheels with just a click of a button. One thing that is missing, and I think this is the only true disadvantage is that the urban Glide 2 is unable to stand in an upright position when folded. But what will easy make it up for that and put it back to your list of awesome double strollers is the true one hand fold. All you need to do is twist the folding handle located near the footrest for the babies and the double stroller would literally collapse on its own. In my personal opinion, no competitor has managed to beat that so far.
To top up the list of extras, the Thule double stroller sports non-slip padded adjustable handlebar and amazing storage bin. The storage bin is very spacious, made out of water repellent fabric and can be fully closed. There is also a small zipper closed pocket at the front of the storage bin where you can keep your keys and phone for instance. The Urban Glide 2 offers additional storage space with the two mesh pockets fitted at the back of the seats and two small mesh pockets on the inner side of the seats where you can store kid’s drinks or snacks. The Urban Glide 2 comes with two roomy and comfortable seats that can take up to 50 lbs each and would easily fit in two 45 inch tall toddlers without their heads bumping into the canopies. The backrest measures 21 inches which is a bit more than some other popular double jogging stroller brands offer.
Both seats are very nicely padded and the fabric is water repellent and very easy to wipe clean. The Thule double stroller seats are equipped with 5 point padded harness and the shoulder straps also have some padding for greater comfort of your little ones. If you are about to recline the seats all you need to do is click and pull a button. Each seat reclines to a close to flat lay down position, but not full flat. There is a nice mesh window at the back of the seat that keeps the air flowing on warm days.
The footrest under the seats is quite big and you can add bumper bars for your babies if you like. In case you are about to travel with one toddler and an infant, you can fit in a car seat with an adapter, that is unfortunately sold separately, but accepts quite a lot of major brands car seats. You can find the full list of car seats compatibility at Thule official website (it is a PDF file available to download)
I have tested it with my Britax Chaperone and it fits perfectly. It was also great that the baby was fully protected by the car seat canopy and the Thule double stroller one as they kind of met in the middle and cocooned the little one. Yeah, the canopies of the Urban Glide 2 are great. They are big with few levels of extension and have clear plastic peek-a-boo windows. Your little passengers will always be well protected from the sun and you will always be able to keep an eye on them.
There is close to nothing to fault the Thule double stroller for. It is one of the best double strollers available on the market and I am not afraid to state it. I know it is a bit expensive, but it is well worth the investment.