Can you use the Thule Urban Glide as an everyday stroller?

Can you use the Thule Urban Glide as an everyday stroller?

Yes you can, the Thule Urban Glide 2 jogging stroller can be used as your everyday stroller and for all-terrain and jogging purposes.

Thanks to a sleek, three-wheel design and excellent suspension, the Urban Glide 2 will navigate your day-to-day life easily and smoothly! There are many benefits to using a jogging stroller as your every day stroller, but there are some potential drawbacks as well - in this article we will go over some pros and cons to using the Urban Glide 2 as your primary stroller.

USING THE URBAN GLIDE 2 FROM BIRTH

With a newborn, you can use the Thule Urban Glide 2 for walking from day one, with the addition of either the Urban Glide 2 bassinet or a compatible infant car seat with adapters.

Can you use the Thule Urban Glide as an everyday stroller

Thanks to the size and design of the Urban Glide 2's air-filled tires (15.5" rear wheels and 11.5" front wheel), walking your baby on bumpy terrain will be much smoother than a non-jogging stroller. This would be a great option for your everyday stroller if you live in a rural area or may be strolling over bumpy sidewalks or cobblestones regularly, and is also a great solution if you know you'll need a jogging stroller later on and don't want to purchase or store multiple strollers!

THULE URBAN GLIDE 2 DIMENSIONS

While large tires and great suspension provides many benefits, one potential downside to jogging strollers is their overall size, both when they're in use and when they're folded to either store or put in your vehicle. Many single strollers will be much more compact for navigating through narrow store aisles and crowded walkways compared to a jogging stroller as well.

Thule Urban Glide 2 single stroller specifications:

  • Open: 41.1" x 27.2" x 40"
  • Folded: 13.3" x 27.2" x 34.2"
  • Weight: 25.3 pounds

Thule Urban Glide 2 double stroller specifications:

  • Open: 41.1" x 31.5" x 40"
  • Folded: 34.3" x 30.1" x 16.2"
  • Weight: 34.2 pounds

By comparison, the Thule Spring city stroller (not designed or safe for jogging) is much more compact:

Thule Spring single stroller specifications:

  • Open: 35.2-40.7" x 23.4" x 38.6-42.7"
  • Folded: 17.7" x 12.6" x 30"
  • Weight: 21 pounds

ACCESSORIES FOR THULE URBAN GLIDE 2

If the Urban Glide 2 will be your primary stroller, you'll probably want to add one or more accessories for added comfort, convenience, or weather protection. Here is a list of accessories available to use with the Urban Glide 2 single and double strollers:

Can you use the Thule Urban Glide as an everyday stroller?

ADVANTAGES TO OTHER EVERYDAY STROLLER TYPES

There are a number of reasons you might not want a jogging stroller as your primary stroller! Benefits of a more "traditional" everyday stroller include a potentially lighter weight or more compact frame, the option to expand from a single to double stroller (or add a ride-along board) as your family grows, larger basket space for your essentials, and the option to remove or reverse the stroller seat for your toddler to face you.

Another consideration with jogging strollers is their air-filled tires - although they'll create the smoothest ride possible, just as with a bicycle tire the jogging stroller tires can go flat, lose air pressure over time, or be punctured by something sharp in your path. With a jogging stroller, you will need to inflate the tires occasionally, more often if there is temperature fluctuation. Any standard bicycle tire pump will work to add air to a jogging stroller tire, and many are compact and portable so you can stow them in your stroller basket. If your Thule Urban Glide 2 gets a flat tire that can't be fixed by re-inflating, you may need a replacement inner tube to fix the flat. These can be purchased either from the stroller manufacturer or a local bicycle repair shop.

Most everyday strollers not designed for jogging will not have air-filled tires, so will be puncture-proof, require less maintenance, and may still have built-in suspension that would perform similarly to a jogging stroller.

Unsure what type of stroller will be best for you? Our team is here to help! Read our Stroller Buying Guide, or reach out to us through our online contact form, by phone at (480) 442-9433, or with a live chat to see what strollers may work best for your needs.

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