They'll all take notice.
Thule's always been the go-to name for roof racks, hitch racks, and general cargo carrying, but it's been getting into the technical pack game, and the early results haven't been too shabby. The new Stir Women's Hiking Pack, for example, has an innovative top-access design that combines a cinch-down opening, top storm flap, and internal zip to keep all your gear locked down and organized. As impressively, the StormGuard design features a partial hideaway rain cover that teams up with the Stir's rugged lined bottom to create a waterproof package that's still usable when it's covered up.
The Stir is both customizable and well designed due to a sliding back panel to fit different torso sizes and a removable hip belt and sternum strap to give it a more streamlined look for around-town use. A side zipper provides easy access to buried layers, and pockets at the shoulder strap, front, side, and top supply convenient spots to stash your phone, water, rain shell, and snacks. There's even a dual ice axe/trekking pole carrying system, so you can be prepared if things start to get technical.
- Elastin-coated nylon fabrics
- Easy-access cinch lid with StormGuard inner closure
- Waterproof bottom liner and partial rain cover
- Adjustable fit
- Removable hip belt and sternum strap
- Top and side access
- Stretch shoulder strap, front, side, and internal top pockets
- Ice axe/trekking pole attachment
- Item #THU003K