Thule are brand committed to a more sustainable world through innovative, high-quality products that inspire people to live an active life outdoors. It's why, along with their reputable portfolio of bike gear and roof racks, Thule's collection of pushchairs and accessories are perfect for exploring families.
The Thule Spring is no different. This flexible, fun and functional stroller is designed to make daily life easier. With a compact fold and self-standing capability, it takes up limited space and is a great companion on all your family travels. While we love the sound of this fabulous pushchair, we wanted to put it to the test with our team of real parents. Read on to find out what they had to say...
Parent tester - Amber
The product was delivered to me a day after being told I was chosen to review and keep this product which was amazing! It came packaged well and there was no damage to the outside of the box. It was also packaged in a box, inside a box making it harder to be damaged in transit. I noticed that hood for the pram comes in a separate parcel which was also nice.
When we opened the boxes up there was very little parts to put together and it just needed the wheels adding on and the hood. Super easy to do!
When I worked out how to open and fold the pushchair, I was so happy. I have another pushchair which you have to take the top off, push in two buttons, then fold it up. The Thule Spring pushchair has a handle on the seat that you can pull up and then collapse the chair. Then to open, there’s a little clip at the side - so simple.
Our darling girl who is 17 months old loves this pram. When we first used it, she didn’t want to get out and actually would climb in to sit and watch TV. Since receiving the Thule Spring, we have hardly used our other pushchair. It's light, smooth and adjusts to both my partner and I's height differences (he is 6ft and I’m 5ft).
I'd say it's more of an urban pushchair and isn’t as good over grass and fields but that’s not really a problem. The pushchair takes up very little room in the boot of the car leaving space for other items. Previous pushchairs have taken up the whole boot meaning I've ended up using the two backseats to put other stuff on which was very annoying.
The handle which closes the pushchair is one of my favourite features as it makes it easy for me to carry upstairs i.e. in shops or towns where there are no lifts or ramps. It’s not too heavy either so I can carry the pushchair and my toddler at the same time. It is also a good size for getting past people and cars parked on the paths.
The hood of the pram comes quite far down, which is good if you get unexpected rain shower. The recline feature is also great when I've needed to lay the seat down for my little one, as you can do it in stages instead of them either being sat up or completely laying back. This was great for us as you have to slowly put our little one into the laying down position otherwise, she will scream the town down!
Overall, this pram has been brilliant, and I would recommend to people looking for a good quality pushchair that is compact but still great for day-to-day use. We've loved everything such as ample storage size in the under-seat basket, its easiness to push and steer, the choice of colour options and how sleek and stylish it looks. My only suggestions that would make this pushchair even better would be a raincover included in the price and getting used to the few quirks like the break and pull string.
Parent tester - Teika
Wow, what can I say - this pushchair is amazing! Not only does it look great but it actually is the perfect pushchair. It comes in two packages, the hood in one box and the pushchair in another. I love the fact that you can choose different colour hoods for your pushchair as it includes different options. I have midnight blue which is such a great vibrant colour. You also receive a cute thank you card when you purchase from Natural Baby Shower which is a nice little touch!
I was surprised at how easy the pushchair was to assemble as it took less than ten minutes and all you had to do was open it up, click the wheels in place and attach the hood - simple! I was going to wait for my partner to do it, but my impatience got the better of me.
What I loved before I even used the pushchair is that it is lightweight. I’m 7 months pregnant and didn’t have any issues with lifting it in and out of the car, it folded up with just one hand with the button located under the seat. The seat is very cushioned which you don’t often find with pushchairs. My daughter who is 19 months looked very comfortable when sat in it and lots of people commented on how snug she looked when we were out and about. I also like the fact that it has a 5-point harness straps which were adjustable - great to keep her secure.
The pushchair is lovely to push. It’s sturdy and handled my stony driveway and off-road exploring perfectly! I love that it has a big basket for bits and bobs (every mum's dream) and that the hood is so big, excellent for when little ones are sleeping or when it’s really sunny/raining. My only thing with this pushchair is that it doesn’t come with a raincover, which as a pricier pushchair, you would expect that to be included as standard. That is my only fault with this product, I’d still highly recommend it!
Other great points that I love about this pushchair is that you can get different accessories. I’m due another baby in a few months and I am going go buy a newborn insert so the new baby can use this pushchair from birth. There are loads of extras like car seat adapters that you can also buy for this pushchair which is great. The Thule Spring is by far the best pushchair I have every owned. It's high quality, super sturdy, gorgeous and robust. Lots of compliments and I’ve only taken it out once!