Thule takes to the Trail with their innovative Technical Backpack Collection for Backpackers and Hikers.

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Today, Thule is proud to introduce a new range of innovative technical backpacks that share the same DNA as other Thule products and are developed with the same goal in mind, helping people live an active life. Thule’s Technical Backpack collection follows a long tradition of designing pioneering solutions for an active lifestyle. This DNA, represented throughout all Thule products, is comprised of these features: Perfect Fit, Ease of Use, Safety/Tested, Premium Quality and Contemporary Styling.


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Since 1942, Thule has been helping outdoor enthusiasts transport everythjing they care about safely, easily and in style. In 1955, Thule changed the outdoor world forever with the introduction of their first ever car accessory. Now, 70 years later,Thule is ready to change the world of travel with the smartly designed Thule Technical Backpack Collection for backpackers and hikers.

 “Thule has taken a fresh approach to this category and created some amazing packs in the process,” remarked Graham Jackson, Thule’s Technical Backpack Product Manager. “With no two human bodies being exactly the same, we developed quick and easy ways to fully customise our packs for a perfect fit.”

Thule’s new packs offer the perfect fit by offering 270 different configurations. These features include:

TransHub Suspension System

The unique TransHub suspension system provides ultimate stability and flexibility at the same time. The wide single aluminum stay and steel wire spring frame effortlessly transfers the pack’s load to the strongest part of the hiker’s body – their legs. Simultaneously, the TransHub suspension system allows users to adjust the Thule Guidepost’s overall torso lengths up to 150mm for a custom fit to their body.

MicroAdjust Suspension System

The MicroAdjust suspension system is about consistent comfort. Like the TransHub suspension system, the Thule Capstone’s suspension system uses astrong aluminum frame to evenly transfer the packs’ loads to the hips. In addition, the MicroAdjust suspension system allows users to adjust the torso length of the pack on the fly. This makes subtle adjustments on the trail possible in order to maintain a perfect comfortable fit for the duration of the trip.

Gender Specific Design

Thule Guidepost and Thule Capstone Backpacks pay special attention to the subtle difference between the male and female body type. Male packs are designed with a more generous cut around the neck line and hip that is tailored to male frames. Conversely, our female packs' shoulder straps are designed for a more slender neck line and curved chest. Additionally, female hip belts have a gender specific contour for improved fit and performance.

QuickFit Shoulder Yoke

The QuickFit shoulder yoke featured on the Thule Guidepost, allows users to adjust the width of the shoulder straps up with 30mm for ideal carrying comfort. Thule has calculated a recommended position based on circumference of the user’s neck from 25cm to 45cm and our interactive fit guide will help quickly fit users with ease.

Multiple Hip Belt Options

Thule’s hip belts come in three sizes, (Small, Medium, and Large) to ensure the proper fit for each user. Our belts will accommodate male users hip circumference from 68cm to 130cm and female users hip circumference from 63cm to 125cm.

Thule GuidePost Series

A deluxe gear hauler, the Thule Guidepost series is focused on what’s important in the backcountry; comfort and ease of use. It is highly customisable TransHub suspension system fine-tunes the fit to the user’s exact specifications. The lid of all GuidePost bags can be quickly transformed into a 24L summit backpack providing a two-for-one solution. And with smart features like the QuickFit shoulder yoke, pivoting hip belt and lid-to-daypack summit backpack, logging mountain miles just got easier.

Guidepost series of Thule Backpacks 70l

Made from a combination of 210D Cordura™ Nylon and 315D Cordura™ Nylon, the GuidePost is available in 88L, 75L and 65L men’s versions and 75L and 65L women’s versions. 

Thule Capstone Hiking Series

Don’t settle for anything less than a perfect fit. The Thule Capstone series features a MicroAdjust suspension system to let users customize the pack to fit their unique profile. Outfitted with a tensioned mesh back panel for maximum breathability, a quick access shove-it pocket and built in rain cover, these bags are packed with features for any adventure. For added convenience, the detachable clip keeps your keys where you want them. Two exterior side pockets add extra storage, making items easily accessible on the go.

Capstone series of Thule Backpacks 50l

Made from a combination of 210D Cordura™ Nylon and 315D Cordura™ Nylon, the Capstone is available in 50L, 40L and 32L men’s versions and 50L, 40L and 32L women’s versions and takes less than five-seconds to fit.

Thule Capstone Daypack Series

Ideal for a day hike or afternoon adventure, the Thule Capstone Daypack 22L has all the benefits of the other Thule Capstone packs, but in a compact smart solution.

Capstone series of Thule Day packs

Thule Sapling Elite Child Carrier

For unrivaled child-and-parent comfort, the Thule Sapling Elite Child backpack carries your precious cargo safely and comfortably on the trail, and effortlessly makes the transition between parents with simple torso and waist belt adjustments in a matter of seconds. The daypack features a plush, height adjustable cockpit to keep your child comfortable during a long day on the trail, while the roomy hip belt protects all your essentials close at hand, eliminating the need to put down the carrier to reach snacks and toys. With a focus on safety and comfort, carrying your precious cargo just got easier.

Thule Sapling Elite child carrier


Thule Technical Backpacks come with a 25 year warranty and will be available from retailers February, 2015.

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