The Thule stroller brand is a great choice for an active, outdoorsy family as it has proven itself with over 75 years of manufacturing quality baby products. Their two recent brands of strollers, The Glide 2 and Thule Urban Glide 2 models are very similar, but there are some important differences to consider when choosing the right stroller for your family.

Thule Glide 2 Appearance vs Glide Urban 2

The first thing you’ll notice about the Thule Glide 2 is that it looks much sleeker and more modern than the Urban Glide 2. It has a slimmer profile and has an aerodynamic design that makes it look fast, even when standing still.

The Thule Urban Glide 2 has a more rugged appearance than the Glide 2. It’s wider and bulkier but is at the same time sleek and very modern. However, it does not have an aerodynamic design like the Thule Glide 2 model above.

Key Differences: Thule Glide 2 vs Thule Urban Glide 2 

  • The Thule Glide 2 is designed as a high-performance jogging stroller, while the Thule Urban Glide 2 is meant for light jogging or strolling around town.
  • The Glide 2 has a fixed 16″ front wheel and 18″ rear wheels for superior jogging performance, while the Urban Glide 2 has large 16″ rear wheels and a swivel front wheel that can lock into place for jogging.
  • Thule Glide 2 is lighter weighing just 23.8 pounds while Thule Urban Glide 2 is heavier, weighing 25.3 pounds
  • Thule Glide 2 is made with an aerodynamic design making it ideal for fast-pace jogging or running while Thule Urban Glide 2 does not have the same design.
  • The front wheel of Thule Glide 2 does not swivel making it ideal for running on even surfaces, while the front wheel of Thule Urban Glide 2 does swivel, making it easier to maneuver around tight spaces.
  • The handlebar of both models are adjustable but Thule Glide 2 has a wider range of height range to select from – from 36.5″ to 44″ while Thule Urban Glide 2 gives you the option to select from 35.5″ to 44″
  • Thule Glide 2 is only available in one color – black while Thule Urban Glide 2 brand is available in 5 colors – Black, Dark Shadow, Cypress Green, Majolica Blue and Grey Melange.
  • Thule Urban Glide 2 retails for about $700 which is about $50 more than the Thule Glide 2 brand which goes for about $650.

Comparison Table of Thule Glide 2 vs Thule Urban Glide 2

Similarities: Thule Glide 2 and Thule Urban Glide 2 

  • Both models have a one-handed compact fold for easy transport
  • Both the Glide 2 and Urban Glide 2 have an integrated twist hand brake for speed control
  • Both have a max weight capacity of 75 lbs
  • Both have a shoulder width of 13.5″
  • Both have the same sitting height of 21″
  • Both are considered great jogging strollers

So, which one should you choose?

If you are looking for a high-performance jogging stroller with a lightweight, aerodynamic design, then the Thule Glide 2 is the right choice for you. If you need a lightweight stroller that is perfect for light jogging or strolling around town, then the Thule Urban Glide 2 is the better option.

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