Thule Glide StrollerJanuary 30, 2015
A few months ago I was sent the Thule glide sports stroller. Now I know what you are thinking my girls are 5 and 6 so I don’t really need a pushchair any more but with Elizabeth still requiring a wheelchair when we go out and walk for more than 10 minutes and the Thule Glide having a weight capacity of over 5 stone I hoped it would be the answer to my prayers. Unfortunately Elizabeth and Alison are both too tall for the stroller so to put it to the test I handed it over to a school gate mum who not only had a child the right size but who also loves jogging.
When looking at ride comfort the rear suspension means that the child inside doesn’t feel the lumps and bumps on the path like in other pushchairs and it also makes running with it a lot easier as you are not fighting the terrain. The seat has some fabulous pouches to the side which children like to use to store toys, comforters and even snacks. The straps are a five point harness that is really easy to adjust and do up and seems to baffle the children when it comes to releasing it so no houdini escapes which is brilliant. The seat can be laid flat one handed and is wide enough for the children to feel comfortable. The first time this function was used the 2.5 year old child was asleep in minutes which is definitely a plus side!
Weighing in at just under 10kg the stroller is lightweight which makes jogging with it really easy and after our recent snowy weather I was surprised to hear that the Thule Glide had no issues at all. I remember many years ago fighting with various pushchairs through the snow but the large wheels and fixed front wheel meant it cut through the snow with ease.
The only other issue that they reported with the Thule Glide is its length. It is not great for turning in small spaces which means that popping to the local corner shop can be tricky but over all it is a great stroller that is brilliant for jogging, great for the comfort of your child and stores away nicely. With only three negative points being far outweighed by the positive I think this is definitely a stroller to consider.