Many of you know the Thule brand from their iconic roof rack car accessories, introduced seventy years ago. With the focus on design and comfort, Thule is introducing the Thule Technical Backpack Collection. They have spent three years putting their packs through rigorous testing, which will now be hitting the market for hikers and backpackers.
This is quite exciting, given Thule’s expertise in outdoor travel and dedication to smart design. What are these backpack lines all about?
The Thule Technical Backpack Collection:
- Thule Capstone: Gender specific day packs that range from 22L to 50L, with a “MicroAdjust suspension system” that apparently will enable hikers to fit the backpacks to their body profile, and provide for adjustments during hiking.
- Thule Guidepost: Gender specific backpacking packs in 65L and 75L with a highly customizable suspension system, pivoting hipbelt, and patent-pending Lid-to-Daypack Summit Pack. I love summit packs, so I am very excited to try out this feature!
As you can see, the prices are steep, but in line with some Gregory and Osprey backpacking packs. If the technical features are as advertised, then it could be well worth it.
Stay tuned! I have the opportunity to test the Thule Guidepost women’s specific backpacking early this summer, and will keep you posted as to my experiences with the backpack.