by Amy Venzke January 13, 2018 1 Comment

New for 2018, the Thule Urban Glide 2 features several upgrades that reinforce its status as one of the best strollers for jogging and hiking.

For both its single and double jogging stroller, the Swedish manufacturer of premium outdoor gear has updated the look of the stroller, along with the brake, lock and canopy, and added reflective details for better visibility.

If the name Thule Urban Glide 2 sounds familiar, that's because the same name previously referred to the company's double stroller. For 2018, the product names are now Thule Urban Glide 2 and the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double

But the 2017 Urban Glide models offer many of the same features that active families love, like air-filled tires with suspension for a smooth ride on any surface; a roomy zippered storage basket; a one-handed fold; reclining seat and more.

And while supplies last, the older versions are 20% off at Strolleria!

In this post, we'll cover the differences between the 2017 and 2018 single and double jogging stroller models so you can determine which one is right for your family.

2018 Thule Urban Glide 2 Colors

For the single stroller, three colors of the older Urban Glide model are continuing for 2018: Mars Red, Dark Shadow and the company's iconic Thule Blue, all of which have silver-colored frames.

New for 2018 is a fourth color, Black on Black. The new model pairs black fabric with a black frame for a sleek and stylish look.

2018 thule urban glide 2 vs 2017 thule urban glide

For the double stroller, the 2017 model is available in Dark Shadow, Mars Red and Thule Blue.

However, for 2018, Thule is only producing the double stroller in Black, which includes black fabric and a silver frame.

2018 Thule Urban Glide 2 Prices

With more features comes a higher price.

The price is 2018 Thule Urban Glide single stroller is $449.95, with the Black on Black color priced at $479.95. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Double is $679.95.

The 2017 strollers were priced lower, and they're now 20% off at Strolleria. That means the single stroller is $319.95 and the double stroller is $519.95.

2018 Thule Urban Glide 2 Brake

For the 2018 models, the location of the brake has been relocated to the handlebar. In addition to parking the stroller, the hand brake can also be used to decelerate, which is helpful for runners heading down a hill.

The previous Urban Glide models featured a foot brake and did not include a mechanism for slowing down the stroller.

2018 thule urban glide 2 vs 2017 thule urban glide

2018 Thule Urban Glide 2 Lock

The new version of the Urban Glide includes a lock that is automatically engaged when you fold the stroller, making it quicker and easier to store.

Previous models required manually fastening a plastic strap to the frame in order to keep the stroller locked when lifting it into the car.

2018 Thule Urban Glide 2 Canopy 

The canopy of 2018 Thule Urban Glide 2 models has extra features to keep your child comfortable and safe on your ride.

The 2018 canopy now features ventilation on the sides of the canopy, while the previous models included ventilation on only the front of the canopy. In another new feature for 2018, the canopy also includes UPF 50+ material that shields your child from the sun.

The 2018 canopy is fixed to the frame and extends to multiple positions so you can adjust it for optimal sun coverage. On previous models, the canopy is detachable from the frame so it could be lowered to various positions, but the canopy fabric itself isn't extendable.

Additionally, the 2018 canopy has a reflective trim that help you and your child stand out in lower-light conditions. The Urban Glide 2 also has reflective rims on the wheels of the stroller, which are features not seen on older models.

Car seats compatible with Thule Urban Glide 2

In previous years, Thule made only one car seat adapter: a ring-shaped universal adapter that provided a one-size-fits-all solution for car seats from a dozen brands.

In 2018, Thule introduced two new car seat adapters that provide a more tailored fit for specific car seats: Maxi-Cosi/Nuna/Cybex (which share the same type of connection) and Chicco. The new adapters consist of two small posts, which are less bulky than the ring-shaped universal adapter.

All adapters will fit the 2017 and 2018 models.

Accessories compatible with 2017 Thule Urban Glide and 2018 Thule Urban Glide2

The following accessories work for both the 2017 and 2018 models:

  • Universal car seat adapter
  • Maxi-Cosi/Nuna/Cybex car seat adapter
  • Chicco car seat adapter
  • Snack tray
  • Cupholder/bottle cage
  • Organizer/parent console
  • Footmuff/bunting bag
  • Rain cover
  • Mesh cover

The bumper bar is a new accessory for 2018 and is not compatible with previous models.

Questions?

Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. We also offer free shipping and no sales tax outside of Arizona! If you have more questions about the Thule Urban Glide models, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or customercare@strolleria.com.

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Amy Venzke
Amy Venzke

Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband, Drew. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. That includes you! Feel free to contact her with questions at amy@strolleria.com


1 Response

Colin Todd
Colin Todd

February 12, 2018

We are very interested in purchasing a Thule Urban Glide, but trying to determine between version 1 and 2 (if we can even find version 1 available to buy). I have a few questions/confirmations about what you wrote about the two options.
What is the weight of both versions?
Will the Urban Glide Car Seat Adapter for Chicco (model 20110741) fit both version 1 and 2?
I see that there is a Thule Organizer Sport (model 20201513) for the version 2. What is available for version 1?
Thanks!

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