Everyone needs a getaway. Whether or not it's far-flung and exotic is beside the point. The act of getting away from your computer screen, away from your routine and away from your daily responsibilities does not necessitate a given distance or time traveled. It could be a short drive away, socially distanced, masked and within all of the guidelines on travel. It could be deep into the woods, where you can relax and breathe a little easier. Whatever the case, one thing we know for certain is that quality, reliable gear can make or break your experience. Thule, though often known for its roof racks and cargo boxes (for good reason), makes a whole line of high-quality travel bags perfect for outfitting your next getaway.

We broke down two of its best lines of bags: the Thule Subterra and Thule Chasm collections. The former of which is perfect for a city getaway or a weekend away at an Airbnb, and the latter which is tailor-made for an outdoor adventure beyond the beaten path.


For a Refined Weekend Away

Thule's Subterra Collection

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When it comes to minimal, well-designed, tonal bags and organizational gear, few do it as well as Thule. The brand takes its knowledge of hard-wearing gear built for outdoor adventure and applies that same mentality to a collection of sleek bags in the Subterra collection. The bags in the Subterra line fit right in on the streets of even the most metropolitan city. If you're planning a getaway, whether it be to quaint New England, a far-flung city, or a weekend trip to an Airbnb at the beach, Thule's Subterra collection should be your companion.

One of the highlights of the collection is the Subterra Wheeled Duffel 55cm. Not only is it just about the perfect size, it's also loaded with organizational features like the spacious interior that divides into two separate compartments. And to keep your gear safe, the bag features a durable exoskeleton and molded polycarbonate back panel.

But if carrying your bag over the shoulder is more your style, look to the Subterra 45L or 60L duffels. They're a welcome upgrade over your standard duffel, with a wide-mouth opening and multiple carry points and handles.

  • Subterra Duffel 45L by Thule $139
  • Subterra Wheeled Duffel 55cm by Thule $349
  • Subterra Duffel 60L by Thule $159
  • Paramount 27 Backpack by Thule $159
  • Compression Packing Cubes by Thule $24

    For an Outdoor Adventure

    Thule's Chasm Collection

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    Outdoor adventure requires gear-hauling bags as up-to-the-task as the gear they are carrying. For that, look to Thule's Chasm collection. As a whole, the collection is built on the premise of durability without sacrificing style.

    Take for instance the Chasm duffel bag, the cornerstone of the collection. Not only is it designed with weather-resistant tarpaulin fabric like the rest of the collection, but it also offers a wide opening for easy access to all of your gear, smart storage pockets for stashing smaller items and removable backpack straps – keep them on for carrying your gear from place to place or take them off when tossing it in one of Thule's cargo boxes like the Force XT. And for the items you need at the ready as you venture out into the woods, check out the Chasm Backpack 26L. It's got a durable, weather-resistant front panel and base to protect everything from your keys and phone to your Macbook and copy of Barbarian Days (for further adventure inspiration).

    • Chasm Backpack 26L by Thule $129
    • Chasm Wheeled Duffel 81cm by Thule $329
    • Thule Chasm 40L by Thule $129
    • Thule Chasm 70L by Thule $139
    • Thule Chasm 90L by Thule $149

      For Your Car

      The Ultimate Thule Rack

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      • WingBar Evo 135 by Thule $219
      • Rapid Crossroad by Thule $219
      • Force XT L by Thule $599