Thule introducing two new collections of technical packs that are light in weight, but heavy in features


Seymour, Conn., July 23, 2015-When it comes to backpacking, every gram counts. However, the days of leaving behind gear and sacrificing comfort to shed weight are in the past. Thule is proud to announce the next installment in their line of award winning Technical Backpacks, the Thule Versant Backpacking Series and Thule Stir Hiking Series. By integrating Thule technology, design aesthetics, and lab and life testing, these two models allow you to put in the miles in comfort.

After successfully entering into the technical backpacking category this past March with the Thule Capstone and the Thule Guidepost - named one of Backpacker Magazine’s Best New Packs of 2015, Thule is at it again. Their new series of hiking and backpacking packs strike the perfect balance in offering a lightweight pack that doesn’t skimp on features that matter most.

Thule Versant Backpacking Pack

(available in gender specific 70L, 60L & 50L models)
A comfortable carry due to a perfect fit; the Thule Versant packs have 12cms of torso and 15cms of hipbelt padding adjustment built in. Customization is key, which is why this pack offers end consumers the ability to customize their pack with three different hipbelt pockets: a rolltop SafeZone, traditional zippered pouch, or an insulated water bottle holster. In adverse conditions your pack needs to perform at its peak, which is why Thule integrated the waterproof StormGuard drop liner and a ¾ rain cover to make your pack more accessible, more durable and keep your gear drier than a traditional rain cover.
Versant Series Available: Spring 2016


Thule Stir Hiking Pack

(available in gender specific 35L models and universal 20L & 15L models)
Everything you need and nothing you don’t, the Thule Stir Series appeals to users that celebrate simplicity and cherish a pack that is comfortable. With 10cm of adjustability on the 35L, the Thule perfect fit is fine-tuned in seconds. The Thule Stirs have a lid that opens in one fluid motion and on the 35L & 20L, a convenient stretch pocket to store your phone and other essentials on the shoulder strap. Also featured on the 35L, the StormGuard drop liner and ¾ rain cover combo to make your pack more accessible, more durable and keep your gear drier than a traditional rain cover.
Stir Series Available: Spring 2016


The complete line of Thule Versant and Stir packs will be displayed at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow in Salt Lake City, August 5-8.
The Thule booth is located in the main hall, Booth 32112


For more information about Thule, the Thule Versant and Stir Series or high resolution images please contact:
Chris Ritchie, PR & Communications Manager
Phone: +617-435-2014
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About Thule
The Thule brand was established in 1942. Under the motto Bring your life, Thule globally offers a wide range of premium products for active people that allow them to bring what they care most for safely, easily and in style.
Thule offers among other things roof racks, bike carriers, roof boxes, computer/camera/sports bags and child related products like child bike seats and multifunctional strollers. The products are sold in more than 136 countries world-wide.

Thule is the largest brand in the Thule Group.