Daniel H.wrote a review of Thule Subterra 30L Backpack on July 18, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My biggest recommendation if you are interested in this backpack is consider what exactly you need your backpack to do. This pack is probably perfect for someone out there, but not for me. First the good: if you've never owned a Thule product, rest assured that what you buy will have unbeatable quality and aesthetics. This backpack has been my daily driver every single day for the past year, and not only does it still look brand new, I've really enjoyed using a bag that looks this professional. I also use a Thule bag for my camera, and it too is on a level of its own in terms of durability and design. But as I said before, depending on what you need your backpack to do, you might want to pass on this one. As a college student (as well as someone who is constantly on the go), the backpack's internal design isn't ideal. I carry a lot of things on a daily basis, and the main compartment is oddly narrow which makes carrying lots of books quite difficult. In addition, neither compartment opens very wide which is not ideal if you need to find things in a hurry. General organizational spaces are somewhat sparse, although the dedicated pocket for storing a portable battery is something I greatly appreciate. The internal laptop sleeve is also a welcomed feature, but when the backpack is full, it takes some effort to get your laptop in and out. Lastly, this is definitely not a pack to use in the rain for extended periods of time. I would only go as far as to say it is slightly water resistant.
All this being said, if you are someone who does not have a great number of items to cart around, and you're looking for a great-looking bag, I whole-heartedly recommend this product. This is a great pack, it's just not perfect for me.