Thule Urban Glide 2 Double Review
Twins are a true blessing in any family. Yes, they’re a handful and they’re a much bigger financial burden to the new parents. But the fact they are double the trouble in the family is truly a fantastic feeling. Not to mention that by having a twin sibling, a child gets a best friend for life basically from the day it’s born. And the transportation times for twins have existed ever since the dawn of time.
The trick is that they got bigger, much better and a hell of a lot more comfortable with time. A lot of effort, time and ingenuity are invested in the design and manufacturing of the double strollers.
Thule has one of the best designs of strollers specialized for transport of twins. And here in this post, we’re going to have a closer look at one of their bestselling items. The second generation of the Urban Glide stroller. What’s so great about it? What are the pros and cons of the stroller and what needs to improve in order to make the next generation even better?
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A front wheel that swivels
A practical hand brake
Compact and easy to transport
The Urban Glide is not an exception to the rule. Whether the canopy or the seat or the handlebar, you just know that it’s going to give you the best possible comfort with the least possible effort. That’s partially down to the design and of course down to the multi-functionality of the item itself. Why make things complicated when they can be oh so simple? But more on that later in the review.
And more recent studies have shown that the closeness and the special bond that forms between the twins in utero is developed and nurtured in a much efficient way when the babies have the ability to see and touch each other. By positioning the seat side by side, the bond grows stronger between the twins, and not to mention, the parents have better visual control on the activities of the young ones.
So, according to the official Thule website, the dimensions of the stroller when it’s folded are 22.8 inches by 34.3 inches by 13.4 inches. But let’s not forget about the heels. This is a three-wheeled type of stroller and the front wheel measures 12 inches in diameter while the rear wheels measure 16 inches in diameter.
You can easily jog with the stroller, but according to the comments left by the parents who bought the Urban Glide, you cannot use the footbrake of the stroller while wearing light footwear like flip-flops. This particular item requires much stable and sturdy footwear, and it’s in the best interest that you wear such shoes when you use the footbrake.
There’s no way of forgetting the parking brake and the highly efficient hand brake that let you maintain the control and the speed when you’re jogging downhill. It’s easy to grab and easy to handle even in the trickiest situations. The cargo basket that’s located under the seats is roomy enough to store all the essentials for you and your children and they’ll stay locked thanks to the zipper style closure.
Along with the basket, there’s the rear pocket made out of mesh and the two compartments (also made out of mesh) for the additional snakes, toys, and bottles. However, a really unfortunate flaw about this item is that it doesn’t include trays for the child or even for the children. Although the basket and the compartments/pockets are well equipped to handle the additional load, it would be nice if some of the items are within arms’ reach to both the parents and the babies.
But what if you’re using the stroller at night or in poorly lit locations? What can guarantee the protection of your children then?
Well, the reflective rims. They’re nicely positioned on the wheels of the stroller and they’re visible even in the poorly lit locations. They’re visible in the dark also, and they can really come in handy when you need them the most.
Secondly, there’s the seat adapter (for the specific Maxi Cosi merchandise), which allows you to transform the model from a car seat to a fantastic and modern stroller in a matter of seconds. You can attach the car seat to the stroller and be done with it. There’s the car seat adapter (especially for the specific Chicco merchandise) and the universal car seat adapter that it’s well suited for any type of merchandise.
The harness will keep your children snug as a bug, safe and sound in the stroller, while the reflective rims and canopy will make that stroller visible even in the less desirable situations. This is an item that makes even the storing of the model a lot easier, let alone the transport of that precious cargo. The Urban Glide is perfectly capable to be used in all types of terrain and even at night. There’s a fine suspension that makes the ride smoother and easier for both the parents and the children, and the adjustable handlebar is there to ensure the comfort and maximum efficiency.
This is not a cheap item by any means. And doesn’t have treys for the children and the parents. But it does come with a huge basket that offers plenty of room for storage the essential things. Diapers, bottles, snacks, and toys for the babies and keys, phone and snacks for the parents. It’s designed to make the life of every parent much easier, and the experience of every baby much more comfortable and pleasant.