Thule Chasm (2014)

Perhaps best known for roof racks, Swedish brand Thule now makes outdoor storage bags, and the result is this tough-looking, great-quality duffel – which comes with a 25 year warranty. The design is simple enough, with a big ‘wide mouth’ opening, sturdy grab handles and compression straps; while the stormflaps and waterproof zip (on the outer pocket) promise great weather protection. The Thule Chasm’s padded bottom and removable shoulder straps are a great touch, too, and the 1.2kg overall weight is perfectly reasonable. It’s difficult not to compare Thule to fellow Scandi-brands Volvo and Saab – so if you value intelligently designed dependability, you’ll be smitten.

Capacity 90 litres
Weight 1.2kg
Material phthalate-free TPE laminate with a 1000D nylon base
www.thule.com

 

Verdict

Buy the Thule Chasm if you want ruggedness.

Review by Dan Aspel
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2014