Thule Shine
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Thule Shine

NEW 2022
The four-wheeled, compact, single from-birth pram&pushchair
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The Thule Shine is a small, compact, while sturdy reversible urban stroller with a release date of February 2022. It was made with babies and parents in mind and offers full-featured from-birth travel system features while staying lightweight (under 10 kg) and compact. The one-hand push, one-hand fold with the seat attached, and a roomy basket with a 10 kg weight capacity (higher than the stroller weight itself) will make any city mum happy, helping her with chores as well as shopping.

The Shine's full-suspension chassis with unique, reflective rubber wheels is equipped with all-wheel suspension as well as a memory button to remove any click-on part easily. The reversible, lie-flat seat unit could be used even with smaller babies with the optional newborn inlay or the soft newborn nest (footmuff-style). The seat offers nice sun coverage thanks to an extendable canopy (5 colorway options will be available). The same canopy fits the optional newborn semi-rigid bassinet accessory, which is equipped with extra pockets. The carrycot clicks on the stroller frame without any adapters necessary. Car seat adapters for Maxi-Cosi/Cybex (and other car seat brands with the same attachment system), as well as Chicco adapter, are also available to be used right from birth.

Thule Shine Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Sweden
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-30 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Yes
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
18 cm
Rear wheels diameter
18 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
10 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
Yes
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Thule Shine

4.5/5
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  • frame
  • canopy
  • one-hand manipulation as well as a memory button (just one)
  • padded, parent as well as world-facing seat
  • seat is upright enough
  • nimble wheels of a good size and quality
  • basket
  • telescoping handlebar
  • great details and finishes
  • wobbly attachment system, the carrycot feels loose on the frame
  • the center of gravity varies with the handle position, it is important to find the right for you and not have the handle too high
  • wheel size won't let you do hardcore terrain, but that is to be expected

Had a chance to try it at the Kind+Jugend. A very sturdy, well-made frame, while the pushchair feels light and nimble. A nice, padded reversible seat. Easy one-hand manipulation with almost all the mechanisms. A very nice sun canopy and a fantastic basket for all your shopping. Just a bit wobbly carrycot/seat, sitting on the frame.

Overall a very practical small urban pram with just a few downsides (all strollers have theirs), I believe it will be very welcome by all the city first-time moms needing something small but practical. I would certainly think about this one as one of my best choices for such a lifestyle.

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