ASK DR. RACHEL: What’s the deal with Jogging Strollers?

Odds are, if you’re pregnant and/or expecting a new bundle of joy, your sister/friend/mom/colleague told you to register for a jogging stroller! But, what the heck is a jogging stroller?!? Don’t worry – that’s what we’re here for! There are so many types of strollers, but the jogging stroller is by far the most versatile and popular. They have 3 wheels, allow you to off-road like a boss, run trails, hike or adventure in the city with nothing to hold you back! They’re typically larger and bulkier than your traditional compact or travel stroller versions but pack a mean punch when it comes to convenience. Trust me, they’re worth every penny!

Like any baby gear item, there are TONS of options, however, the same two strollers/brands always seem to hold the spotlight: the BOBGear Alterrain Pro and the Thule Urban Glide 2. At first glance, they seem super similar but they do have some differences that might help sway you in favor of one over the other. Our experts have weighed in on each stroller and have designed an easy-to-navigate chart outlining all the features you’d ever need (and want!). This way, you can make an educated decision based on your needs, budget and priorities.

LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

BOBGear Alterrain Pro VS Thule Urban Glide 2

The BOBGear Alterrain Pro jogging stroller is the newest addition to the BOBGear line and is much more streamlined that its predecessors. It comes loaded with features that matter to parents and is a definite crowd pleaser. The all-weather fabric and full suspension allow you to adventure wherever you may choose and enjoy life as a family.

The Thule Urban Glide 2 keeps the parent and child’s comfort in mind with its ergonomic handlebar, padded seat and full suspension. Its sleek frame and will take you and your family anywhere you want to go with ease! It also is compatible with MOST infant car seat brands so it’s a great option for many families that want to transform their stroller into a travel system.

OUR EXPERTS WEIGH IN

Specifications

BOBGear Alterrain ProThule Urban Glide 2
COMFORT + CONVENIENCE:
Swivel Front Locking Wheel**
Adjustable Wheel Tracking**
Near Flat Recline*
Stands On Its Own When Folded*
Ventilated Canopy and Seatback**
One-Handed Fold**
Carry Handle*
Compact Fold*
Peekaboo Window**
Padded Handlebar*
Zip Top Cargo Basket**
Storage Pockets53
One-Handed Recline**
Easy to Remove Rear Tires**
Fully Upright Seating*
Adjustable Handlebar**
Ergonomic Handle*
Double Stroller OptionUrban Glide 2 Double
PERFORMANCE:
Full Suspension*SmoothSHOX®️*
Air Filled Tires**
Tire SizeRear: 16″
Front: 12″
Rear: 16″
Front: 12″
Infant Car Seat CompatibilityBritax/Chicco/Peg Perego/Graco*Universal Adapter
[See list below]
SAFETY:
UPF 50*
5-Point Harness**
Safety Reflectors**
Parking Brake**
Folding Lock**
Wrist Strap**
SPECIFICATIONS:
Child SizeFrom Birth (with Adapter)
8 weeks (Walking Only)
8 months (Jogging Mode)
Max Height: 44″
Max Weight: 75 lbs
From Birth (with Adapter)
6 months – 4 years
Max Height: 43.7″
Max Weight: 49 lbs
Dimensions46″D x 25.5″W x 45.5″H41.1″D x 27.2″W x 40″H
Dimensions (Folded)39.3″D x 25.5″W x 16″H34.2″D x 27.2″W x 13.3″H
Stroller Weight32.3 lbs25 lbs
Price$679.99$579.99

CAR SEAT COMPATIBILITY FOR THULE URBAN GLIDE 2 JOGGING STROLLER

The following car seats are compatible with the Thule Urban Glide 2 jogging stroller. [Adapter sold separately.]

  • BOB Unity
  • Britax Affinity Unity
  • Britax B-Safe
  • Britax B-Safe 35
  • Britax B-Safe 35 Elite
  • Britax Chaperone
  • Britax Unity
  • Britax Unity Isofix
  • Britax Baby-Safe
  • Britax Baby-Safe Plus II
  • Chicco KeyFit
  • Chicco KeyFit 30
  • Chicco KeyFit Plus
  • Combi Shuttle
  • Evenflo Discovery 5
  • Graco SafeSeat
  • Graco SnugRide
  • Graco SnugRide Click Connect
  • Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30/35/LX 35/40
  • Maxi Cosi CabrioFix
  • Maxi Cosi Citi
  • Maxi Cosi Pebble
  • Nuna Pipa
  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35
  • Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite
  • Safety 1st onBoard
  • Safety 1st onBoard Air
  • Safe-n-Sound Unity
  • Safe-n-Sound Unity Neos
  • UPPAbaby Mesa

S.O.S

Still need help deciphering which stroller is best for you? If you already have an infant car seat, start there – you might be limited as to which jogging stroller will work with your seat. The car seat was super important to me and so I got that first, then found a stroller that was compatible. [I had the Britax B-Safe Ultra and BOBGear stroller.]

Don’t see your car seat brand listed? Email me at Rachel@baby-logic.com with any other questions! I LOVE chatting baby gear and helping families find the best items for their family.

WANT MORE?

Are you feeling like an expert on the Jogging Stroller? Want to learn more about other types of strollers, like the umbrella and compact stroller, to complete your baby gear list? Read our blog below!

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