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Thule Chariot Cross review: The active sport stroller

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Thule is one of the better-known brands to come from Sweden, offering families an excellent way to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors.

Thule specializes in equipment to keep people on the move, whether you’re looking for a fantastic backpack, or a sensational sport stroller.

Similar to other popular brands from Sweden, like Jays Audio, you can rely on Thule to deliver the best features of Scandinavian design. Thule’s products are practical, attractive, and come with that fantastic Scandi minimalism that people love.

Today, we’re going to be looking at one of the most popular products from the Thule stroller range.

The Thule Chariot Cross stroller is designed to convert from a standard stroller into a biking attachment in minutes.

With the Thule Chariot, you can run, cycle, and even ski with your child in tow. Let’s take a closer look.

Thule Chariot Cross review: Specs

Thule describes the Chariot Cross as an “all-round stroller”. This is a stroller and trailer in one. You can use it when you’re walking down the street or attach it to your bicycle with the included tools.

There’s even the option to give your trailer its own set of skis. That makes more sense if you’re in Scandinavia, where skiing is a common way to spend a day.

The Thule Chariot Cross features the following specs:

  • Weight: 12.8kg
  • Folded dimensions: 85.5 x 62 x 37.5 cm
  • Safety harness: 5-point
  • Weight capacity: 34kg
  • Sitting height: 68cm
  • Door pass-through: 63.4cm
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Thule Chariot Cross review: Design

The Thule Chariot Cross might look a little weird at first glance if you’re expecting a standard stroller. Compared to other strollers, it looks a lot chunkier than the standard pushchair.

Part of this comes from the particularly large wheels designed to keep the stroller steady when you’re running or jogging.

What makes the Thule Chariot Cross special is that it’s more than just a stroller, it’s a trailer too. The product comes with strolling and biking kits included. You can also buy the jogging and ski kits as added extras if you like.

As a stroller, the Thule Chariot is lightweight and easy to use, with an ergonomic handlebar that gives you excellent control over the vehicle. There’s also a two-button folding option, so you can easily fold the Chariot away when you’re not using it.

You also get the bonus of an extra-large space underneath the seating section of the stroller where you can store any of the must-have items you need, like baby bags or shopping.

Thule Chariot Cross review: Features

The basic Thule Chariot Cross package comes with the front stroller wheels and an attachment arm so you can link the seat to your bicycle.

If you plan on regularly going jogging, then the jogging kit will transform the device into a high-performance Thule running stroller, with a twist brake on the handlebar and a larger fixed front wheel for easy direction control.

The cross-country skiing kit converts your Chariot into a cross-country ski system, with everything you need to control your buggy on ice and snow.

There’s also a bunch of extra bonus features that you can buy as add-ons, like a Thule Chariot infant swing to support baby movement, and Thule Chariot Brake kit, which gives you a bonus hand brake.

You can also buy lock and organizer sections too.

For a price of around $1,200 for just the base buggy, the Thule Chariot Cross is expensive enough without the added extras, but it offers features like:

  • Robust durable frame
  • Mesh zipped cover to protect rocks from being thrown on your kids
  • Comfortable reclining seat (one button recline)
  • XL cargo space for storing extra items
  • Excellent five-point safety harness
  • Padded and adjustable handlebar with safety strap
  • Bicycle conversion kit
  • Extra-large rear wheels with adjustable suspension
  • Easy folding function for storage
  • Added ventilation to improve air flow
  • Click-and-storage storage
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Thule Chariot Cross review: Performance

If you’re looking for a Thule running stroller that can double up as a chariot for bicycling and a standard buggy, then you can’t go wrong here.

The Thule Chariot Cross is an extremely reliable piece of kit with fantastic safety features and tons of comfort components for your kids.

Using the stroller for a walk along the road is easy enough, with an ergonomic handle and adjustable suspension. Plus, you get tons of cargo space for storing things on the go.

The fact that you can also easily connect the stroller to a bike and not have to worry about your child’s comfort or safety is a huge added bonus.

This Thule stroller is easy to use, and a delight for children, with added ventilation to allow for excellent airflow, and a mesh cover for protection.

The five-point harness gives you peace of mind, while the adjustable handlebars ensure that you never lose control over your stroller.

When you’re done using the stroller, you can also fold it down in seconds, and store it just about anywhere. The braking kit even makes down-hill adventures more manageable.

Thule Chariot Cross review: Verdict
Conclusion
The Thule Chariot Cross stroller isn’t cheap — but it serves an important purpose. If you want to live a more active life with your family, then this is the buggy for you.

The fact that you can add extra features, like skiing accessibility and jogging tools makes it even more appealing.

This Thule running stroller might be expensive, but it will change the way you explore the world with your kids — and that’s definitely worth something.
Positives
High-quality design and components
Fantastic range of functions – stroller, jogger, and trailer
Excellent performance and comfort for kids
Easy to switch between different modes
Effective in rain and sunshine
Easy to transport and store
Handy reclining seats
Lots of storage space
Great control with strong brakes and suspension
Ergonomic handlebar
Very safe and secure
Lots of accessory options
Negatives
Lots of accessory options
Drink holder is in a weird place
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