When you think of roof racks for your car, Swedish-based Thule immediately comes to mind. Established in 1942, its reliable and sturdy racks and cargo boxes have become the standard by which all others are measured. Not satisfied to rest on its laurels, Thule has widely expanded over the years to items that can help any traveler accomplish what they’re looking to do.
We recently attended the Thule 2019 launch event where we got a sneak peek at next year’s gear. The brand has continued its focus on superior design, style and safety. Below are five of the standout products Thule has developed that are sure to make their marks for any traveler.
The Vector raises the bar for Thule on its already trusted cargo box line. Smart functions like synchronized lid lifters, an LED light inside for easy visibility and a SlideLock system that automatically locks the lid in place are details that elevate the Vector to a new user experience. Add in the seamless integration of the lid and the base and the Thule Vector offers a distinctive look on top of any car.
Thule Revolve Luggage
Thule’s first hardside luggage collection, Thule Revolve Luggage is thoughtfully built for everyday use and beyond. An exclusive eight-wheel system allows for easy navigation while interior space is maximized by a custom-fitted felt liner that also keeps contents in place. This liner also absorbs vibrations for a quiet roll, removing one of the most irritating facets of rolling luggage.
Thule Landmark Backpacks
Thule’s Landmark Backpacks are made for extended journeys. They offer the organization of luggage with the comfortable carry of a trekking pack. With plenty of smart travel features like a suitcase-style opening, passive locking systems on the main compartment and a hidden CashStash pocket, any trip you take is one for a Landmark Backpack.
Thule Helium Platform Bike Rack
The Helium Platform Bike Rack is a fully lockable premium aluminum platform and holds up to two bikes without frame contact. It’s quickly installed without tools via the SnugTite stinger that locks to your vehicle’s hitch. Bikes are easily mounted and secured using ratcheting wheel loop technology. And the HitchSwitch level can tilt the rack down, even with bikes on it, for easy access to the rear of the vehicle.
Thule Sleek Urban Stroller (available now)
Another product highlighted at the Thule event is the Thule Sleek Urban Stroller, which hit stores this month. And leave it to Thule to design a sleek and comfort-minded stroller. A shock-absorbing four-wheel suspension offers a smooth ride — the two front wheels operate on swivels but can lock for rougher terrain. An extendable, ventilated canopy with peekaboo window and sun visor offer UPF 50+ protection. And the lightweight construction allows the Thule Sleek to meet the needs of any family out exploring.