[tps_header]The Thule Stir 35L, a back designed for long day hikes and short overnighters is one of Thule’s latest additions to their lineup. Thule, a company famous for their bike racks and cargo carriers, has more to offer than bike racks and and boxes. Backpacks, cell phone and tablet cases, and more, the list of outdoor adventure gear goes on. It is a pretty ballsy move to venture away from the field you made your name in and head to another market such as backpacks. You succeed or you fail; so far so good for Thule.
The Thule Stir 35L is a simple and clean 35-liter backpack that offers a clean design, good functionality along with torso adjustability, multiple easy-access pockets and top closure system like none other. These features make this pack perfect for longer day hikes or even overnight hammock trips.
The Stir 35L Men’s Hiking Pack is the largest in the Stir series of packs, which includes a 15L, 20L, and the 35L. It’s built from elastin coated nylon which is light weight and is pretty water proof. Weighing in at just 2.2lbs, the Thule Stir 35L is light, supportive and leaves room for some extra luxuries.
Thule Stir 35L Features
Suggested retail price: $139.95. Learn More at Thule.com
At 6’2″, I find that the Stir 35 provides a solid and comfortable fit. Adjustable shoulder straps, hipbelt and sternum strap add up to 10 cm/4 in of torso adjustability help perfect the fit. The hipbelt and sternum strap are also removable for around town use. Underneath, a partial rainfly is easily accessed.