The Thule Urban Glide is an all-around sports stroller with a sleek and lightweight design making it perfect for urban mobility or jogging on your favorite path.
Swivel front wheel for easy maneuverability, locks into place for jogging
Ergonomic handlebar with a range of heights for parent's comfort.Sitting height 21 in.The pads are water repellant and removable for washing. Door pass through 25.5 inches
Turn your Thule Urban Glide into a travel system with the car seat adapter (sold separately, see car seat compatibility chart)
Padded seat with vented top reclines to a near flat position for on-the-go naps. Weight capacity: 75 pounds
One-handed compact fold for storing and transporting
THULE URBAN GLIDE best in class.
This is an amazing running stroller. I have been doing triathlons for a little over 5 years and my wife and I just had our first child. The only way to maintain 15 hrs a week of running, biking, and swimming is to take the little guy with me sometimes. This stroller delivers everything. It is easy to put together (5 mins max), intuitive to collapse and stow, very small and light weight, and has the option of both locking the front wheel or allowing it to swivel. This option is nice because at slow speeds (10min/mile or slower) or just in using the stroller for everyday transport you can leave the wheel unlocked and it makes maneuvering the stroller very easy. On the other hand the locking wheel is a MUST for a serious runner. You probably shouldn't be running anything faster than 8min/mile without a locking wheel. There is a small adjustment knob for the locking wheel in case you find it drifts to either side. This wasn't quite as easy to work with and I found that it required a "practice run" to get it adjusted just right. I highly suggest taking this stroller out on a recovery day and getting used to it and making sure you're front wheel is adjusted perfectly when locked.
Finally compared with the BOB Revolution this stroller is slightly better (in my opinion) and cheaper. No other running stroller out there comes close to either the BOB or the Thule making the Thule a slightly better option due to cost.
The last comparison I would even consider making is the Thule glide to the Thule Urban Glide. The Thule Glide is basically the same with the major difference of having a fixed wheel (no swivel) which limits it to use as only a running stroller.
Overall I am highly satisfied with my purchase and would recommend this to ALL types of runners, joggers, or walkers.
Compared to the BOB Revolution Flex stroller.
I received this Thule Urban Glide 1 Sport stroller through the Amazon Vine review program. I also own the new BOB Revolution Flex Stroller, Lagoon , which is very similar to this. I think that many people looking for a sport stroller are going to consider both of these, so I'll try to compare the two. For the sake of simplicity, from here on I'll refer to the strollers simply as Thule and BOB (which stands for Beast of Burden).
Both the Thule and BOB stroller look very similar. Both have 3 over sized bicycle type wheels, with 16" rear wheels. The Thule has a 12" front wheel, and the BOB has a slightly larger 12.5" front wheel. As a nice added touch, the Thule has a front fender to help deflect mud splatters. Both strollers can be easily steered, and are highly maneuverable. The front wheels of both can be easily locked when jogging. Both strollers have over sized sunshades with clear peekaboo window, which can be covered when you wish. The sunshades can be easily adjusted with one hand. Both strollers have an adjustable handlebar, which is very convenient if the person pushing it isn't average height.
The strollers have similar storage compartments, with the Thule having an added edge. Both have 2 child pockets, which are suitable for a sippy cup, snack cup, or a small toy. The back of each stroller has a large mesh pocket, which is convenient to carry a rolled blanket or jacket. Each stroller has a low boy cargo basket, with a weight restriction of 10 lbs. The cargo basket of the BOB is open, but the Thule cargo basket can close with a zipper and Velcro. This is a definite advantage, since things cannot be easily lost and are somewhat protected from the weather. The Thule cargo basket also has a small zippered pocket on that back, which would be convenient for a wallet, keys, etc. Neither stroller has a convenient storage area for a water bottle for the person pushing it, but consoles with a cup holder are available as an additional purchase for both brands.
The weight of the Thule stroller is 23 lbs, in comparison to the 26.2 lb BOB stroller. Both strollers can fit through narrow spaces easily. The Thule stroller has a pass through width of 25.5", and the BOB stroller has a slightly narrower pass through width of 25.4 ". The fold/unfold on both strollers is easy once you've done it a few times, but it easier with the Thule.
Both the Thule and the BOB are high quality strollers, and either one would be a good choice for either jogging, or casual outdoor use at the zoo, festivals, walking trails, shopping, etc. As of the time of this review, the prices are very similar. The Thule has a slight edge over the BOB in terms of weight, ease of fold/unfold, and storage compartments.