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

Woman pushing Thule Urban Glide 3 jogging stroller thru sand

The versatile Thule Urban Glide 3 jogging stroller can be used as your everyday stroller and for all-terrain and jogging purposes. 

Thanks to its sleek, three-wheel design and excellent suspension, the Thule Urban Glide 3 will navigate your day-to-day life easily and smoothly.

But while there are benefits to using a jogging stroller as your everyday stroller, there are some potential drawbacks as well.

In this article, we'll go over some pros and cons to using the Thule Urban Glide 3 as your primary stroller.

When can a baby use the Thule Urban Glide?

Jogging with your baby isn't recommended until she has gained more head and neck strength, typically after 6 months (ask your pediatrician for recommendations).

But with a newborn, you can use the Thule Urban Glide 3 for walking from day one by adding either the Urban Glide 3 bassinet or a compatible infant car seat with adapters.

Thanks to the size and design of the Urban Glide 3'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 that has foam or plastic wheels.

The Thule Urban Glide 3 would be a great everyday stroller if you live in a rural area or may be strolling over bumpy sidewalks or cobblestones regularly. You also may want to use the Thule Urban Glide as your everyday stroller if you know you'll need a jogging stroller later on and don't want to purchase or store multiple strollers.

However, something new to consider if you're in love with the Thule Urban Glide... New for 2024, the Urban Glide 4-Wheel Single Stroller is perfect for navigating city streets and rugged terrain with ease! Engineered for both newborns and toddlers, it combines comfort, practicality, ample storage, and exceptional performance. Equipped with air-filled tires, it delivers remarkable suspension to ensure a smooth journey over various surfaces, from city sidewalks to forest trails. The twist hand brake enables precise speed management on any terrain, while its one-handed, compact fold design simplifies storage and transportation.

Mom pushing Thule Urban Glide 4-wheel stroller

What's the difference between a jogging stroller and regular stroller?

There are a number of reasons you might not want a jogging stroller as your primary stroller.

A "regular" stroller likely has a lighter and/or more compact frame than a jogging stroller, and some non-jogging strollers have additional features—like the option to expand from a single to double stroller as your family grows 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, tires can go flat, lose air pressure over time, or be punctured by something sharp in your path (just like a bicycle).

With a jogging stroller, you will need to inflate the tires occasionally and 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 repair 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 they will be puncture-proof, require less maintenance, and may still have built-in suspension that would perform similarly to a jogging stroller.

Thule Urban Glide 3 Weight and Dimensions

While large tires provide many benefits, one potential downside to jogging strollers like the Thule Urban Glide 2 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.

See the weight and dimensions for the Thule Urban Glide 2 stroller:

  • Open: 40.9”x 27.2” x 45.7”
  • Folded: 34.6” x 22.8” x 12.2”
  • Weight: 26.2 pounds

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

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


    If the Thule Urban Glide 3 will be your primary stroller, you'll probably want to add accessories for comfort, convenience or weather protection. Here is a list of accessories available to use with the Urban Glide 3 single and double strollers:

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