by Sarah Koehler January 19, 2022 7 min read
Bumbleride has built the Speed to be durable and functional while minimizing environmental impacts from manufacturing for a stroller that is free of harmful chemicals and uses recycled materials from fabrics to frame. For active parents, it is highly adjustable and built for performance.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 is lightweight and sleek without sacrificing functionality. It is compatible with a wide range of infant car seat brands and has convenient features designed to support parents no matter where your day takes you.
Let’s compare the Speed and the Urban Glide 2.
For a visual comparison between the Bumbleride Speed and Thule Urban Glide 2, our video Bumbleride Speed vs. Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller Comparison details similarities and differences between the maneuverability, features, pricing, and more.
The Bumbleride Speed is available at two price points, depending on the color you select: Maritime Blue is $609, and all other colors are $629.
The Urban Glide 2 also has two price points: $649 for colors with a silver frame, and $699 for colors with a black frame.
When comparing the highest price points, the Urban Glide 2 is $70 more than the Bumbleride Speed.
Both strollers are approximately the same size when in use or folded. The exact stroller length and height will vary depending on what setting you need for the handlebar and whether the front wheel is locked or swiveling.
With a deeper seat and leg rest, the Speed provides a bit more space for a growing toddler.
Thule Urban Glide 2: 25.3 pounds
You can use either stroller from birth by attaching a car seat or a bassinet, sold separately. When attaching the bassinet or a car seat to the frame, you can leave the seat fabrics on or remove the fabrics to reduce some of the stroller weight at this stage.
Once your infant has outgrown the bassinet stage or their infant car seat, the included stroller seats for both the Speed and Urban Glide 2 are designed for use from six months old and up. While you can use jogging strollers from birth at a walking speed, please contact your physician to determine at what age you can later start using the stroller for jogging.
Forward-facing stroller seats are built into the frame to create an aerodynamic design, and provide the option to recline to several adjustable settings when your toddler wants to rest.
A lockable front wheel can swivel for everyday use or lock in a forward position for easier handling when you’re jogging or on surfaces like sand.
The Urban Glide 2 offers two settings for the front wheel, locked or swivel, while the Speed offers three settings for the front wheel: locked, partial swivel, or 360-degree swivel.
While both strollers have a parking brake that you lock and release with your foot, the Urban Glide has a unique handlebar brake that helps gradually slow down while you’re in motion and may be helpful to have on steep inclines.
A unique feature of the Speed is an included bell at the handlebar, which may be helpful to have when navigating busy streets and trails.
Despite having larger tires and sturdy frames needed for jogging, each model is designed to fold as compactly as possible should you need to travel with your Speed or Urban Glide 2 or simply stow in your vehicle for errands.
The Bumbleride Speed has the advantage of standing when folded for easier lifting and storage, while the Thule Urban Glide folds with one hand if you're carrying your child with the other.
To fold the Bumbleride Speed, first lower the bumper bar, then near the handlebar, press the grey fold levers and fold the stroller handle forward towards the front wheel.The Speed will automatically lock and can stand upright once folded for easy storage. A built-in carry handle helps with carrying for short distances or lifting the stroller into your trunk.
To fold the Thule Urban Glide 2, lift the footrest up to locate the folding mechanism. Following the numbered steps, first move the bar to the side, then rotate to fold. A lock at the side secures the frame. If you need a more compact fold for travel, the rear wheels have a quick-release button at the sides.
Bumbleride’s focus on sustainability is apparent in the materials and manufacturing processes used for the Speed.
Eco-friendly, water repellant, and machine-washable fabrics are made using recycled water bottles and are OEKO-TEX certified, while 25% of the plastic frame components in the Speed are sourced from recycled ocean plastics.
The fabrics on the Speed are water-repellant without the use of chemicals, as well as machine-washable.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 features a covered storage basket for added protection off-road, a hand brake integrated into the comfortable foam grip handlebar, and breathable harness padding for your child’s comfort.
The Bumbleride Speed comes in four colors:
The Thule Urban Glide 2 comes in five colors:
Neither Bumbleride nor Thule manufactures car seats, but with the purchase of adapters, you can use car seats from several top brands on either stroller.
To attach a Nuna, Maxi-Cosi, Cybex, or Clek infant car seat to the Speed, you will need this adapter, approved for the following car seat models:
To attach a Chicco or Graco infant car seat to the Speed, you will need this adapter, approved for the following car seat models:
To attach a Peg-Perego infant car seat to the Speed, you will need this adapter, approved for the following car seat models:
To attach a Nuna, Maxi-Cosi, Clek, or Cybex infant car seat to the Urban Glide 2, you will need this adapter, approved for use with the following car seat models:
To attach a Chicco infant car seat to the Urban Glide 2, you will need this adapter, approved for use with the following car seat models:
With the Thule Urban Glide 2 Universal Car Seat Adapter, you can attach a wide range of car seat brands, with the following models approved for use with this adapter:
Strolleria is an authorized retailer of Bumbleride and Thule strollers dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents.
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