1.Thule Urban Glide 2 Stroller Review.
– the Thule Urban Glide 2 Stroller All-Season Carrier Review!
YSG Rating: (4.5 / 5)
Weight Capacity: 100lbs
The Thule Urban Glide has a twist hand brake has been added to the existing foot brake, while the lock and canopy have also been improved. New reflective details provide better visibility when out at night. Like other joggers, the Thule Urban Glide 2 has three large wheels in a triangle configuration. This, combined with the 16″ rear wheels and lockable ‘swivel’ front wheel, make for a stable jogging experience. The tyres are inflatable so need pumping every now and again, and the stroller has built-in suspension, making it a smooth ride. There’s two seat configurations that allow use from birth (with the additional purchase of a bassinet). The recline on the toddler seat lends itself well to jogging and is simple to use. You can lock the backrest at any angle, although it doesn’t go completely flat – which is why you need the separate Thule Bassinet for newborns (and what we used for baby Harriet). This clicks neatly into place on top of the toddler seat. It has a large canopy and apron, as well as a removable mesh cover, which protected her from the elements. The suspension definitely makes for a smoother ride and it transitions easily from pavement to grass/rubble and back again. The multi-position canopy with mesh side-ventilation windows also kept him cool and shaded from the sun. The Thule Urban Glide seat is equipped with a soft, padded 5-point harness. There are two brakes; the main ‘parking’ one is located between the two back wheels and is big and easy to operate by foot, although tricky in flip flops. It also has an integrated twist handbrake on the handlebar, which provides extra control if you’re running fast or downhill.
Thule Urban Glide 2 Stroller Features:
The Thule Urban Glide 2 has three large wheels in a triangle configuration. This, combined with the 16″ rear wheels and lockable ‘swivel’ front wheel, make for a stable jogging experience. The tyres are inflatable so need pumping every now and again, and the stroller has built-in suspension, making it a smooth ride.
Ergonomic handle on this buggy, which has five adjustable settings, making it comfortable to push whatever your height. I’m relatively tall so I ran with it on the highest setting but it’s easy to change even when at pace. Seat Recline/Backrest The recline on the toddler seat lends itself well to jogging and is simple to use. You can lock the backrest at any angle, although it doesn’t go completely flat
Plenty of room to bring everything you need with a large cargo basket with zip-top cover, rear mesh pocket, and two mesh compartments for snacks and toys.
There is an integrated twist hand brake which provides speed control especially on hilly terrains.
There are two brakes on the Glide. The main ‘parking’ one is located between the two back wheels and is big and easy to operate by foot, although tricky in flip flops. It also has an integrated twist handbrake on the handlebar, which provides extra control if you’re running fast or downhill.
The Thule has a multi-position canopy with side-ventilation windows which ensures your child is comfortable. Whatever the weather is, the canopy got it covered. It’s a four-tier canopy and best in its class. With the pull-out sun visor, it comes up and over the baby spanning the length of the carrycot. With this, you do not need to waste your money on strollers that don’t shade or fall off and it’s a great shield in short showers if you don’t have your rain cover.
One-handed, compact fold for easy storage and transportation. Its compact fold and narrow design makes it convenient to bring everywhere and at only 27” wide, it fits through most doorways with ease! The self-stand and upright fold means there’s no need to bend over anymore to get it in the car. Folding is two-step, but you can do it using one hand and it takes literally a few seconds. You just need to bring the backrest to the front and then push the handlebar down. It’s a piece of cake! And you can do it with the seat attached, both rear and front facing.
As babies grow, a more comfortable leg rest is important, the Thule stroller has that feature that older and taller children can use as a footrest.
This stroller is designed to smoothly tackle all types of terrain and to pilot at a wide range of paces, with a front-wheel that swivels but can also be locked in place for more stable jogging. Like the Thule website states, “Every Thule stroller meets the most stringent safety standards with features such as a 5-point safety harness to ensure your child’s security.” In other words, Thule takes no shortcuts when it comes to form, function, or safety.
2. Babby Jogger City Tour Ultra-compact Stroller.
YSG Rating: (4.5 / 5)
Stroller Weight : 14 lb
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 stroller is an ideal travel companion with its ultra-compact, one-hand fold, light weight of only 14 lb, and an included carry bag. Despite its lightness, it does not skimp on features, and it has multiple recline positions, adjustable calf support, a UV 50+ canopy, and a comfortable padded seat with added depth to keep your baby comfortable. It can support children from birth up to 22 kg, and it is not intended for jogging.
The stroller also has an extendable, extra-large storage basket, large UV 50+ canopy with an extension panel and peekaboo window, adjustable rear and forward-facing seat recline positions, adjustable handlebar with six different height positions, front-wheel lock for added stability, shocks to give your baby a less bumpy ride, and a foot-activated one-step brake system that is flip-flop friendly.
The stroller comes equipped with swivel wheels that provide better maneuverability around corners and through tight passages, and the front wheels can be locked to provide additional stability when using the stroller on uneven terrain. The Durable & lightweight tires provide a smooth ride throughout your journey.
Parents can customize the stroller for the comfort and convenience of both parent and child by choosing from plenty of add-on accessories sold separately. With the City Tour 2, parents can easily carry on with their day, wherever it may lead them.
Babby Jogger City Tour Ultra-compact Stroller Features:
Recline Seat: The stroller comes with an adjustable rear and forward-facing seat recline positions that allow you to customize the position of the seat. The fully reclining back is perfect for newborns, eliminating the need to attach a compatible infant car seat for the first six months. The seat position is adjustable with just one hand, which makes it convenient for parents. The stroller also has an adjustable footrest and a multi-position padded seat that reclines to a near-flat position, ensuring the baby enjoys a smooth ride.
Brakes and Locks: The stroller has a front-wheel lock that provides added stability during long walks.
Shocks: The stroller comes outfitted with shocks that give little ones a less bumpy ride, whether you’re navigating busy city sidewalks or strolling along suburban pathways.
Swivel Wheels: The front wheels swivel to provide better maneuverability around corners and through tight passage ways. The front wheels can be locked to give the stroller additional stability, especially when using it on uneven terrain.
Storage Basket: The stroller features an extendable, extra-large storage basket underneath the seat. The basket is really big and capacious, accommodating large diaper bags and shopping bags.
Large UV 50+ Canopy: The stroller has a large canopy with an allowance for extension with the zip feature on it. There is also a Peek-a-boo window to keep an eye on your baby wherever you go. The peek-a-boo mesh design allows air inflow and together with the UV 50+ protection provided by the sun hood fabric, makes the stroller an ideal stroller to buy!
One-step Brake: The unique “one step brake” designed for big boots, small shoes, and even flip-flops friendly! A simple step on, step off movement is all that’s needed to bring the stroller to a smooth stop!
Handle Bar: The stroller’s handlebar provides a comfortable grip that doesn’t quit and split over time. Height-wise, it’s high even at its lowest point, and it has six different height positions, making it perfect for both tall and short parents.
Five Point Harness: The stroller has an adjustable 5-point harness with a center release buckle. The shoulder traps are adjusted with the waist straps, making it convenient for parents to buckle their child without a puzzle piece every time.
I would gladly recommend the City Tour 2 stroller to any parent as it can be paired with any Baby Jogger infant car seat for a smooth ride for babies up to 20 lbs (infant car seat sold separately). Additionally, there are plenty of add-on accessories available (sold separately) to customize the stroller for the comfort and convenience of both parent and child. With the City Tour 2, you’re fully equipped to carry on with your day, no matter where it takes you.
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