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Exped Thunder Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.00
based on 4 reviews


We have checked a few reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Thunder - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


75% of the reviewers give the Exped Thunder a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (75%)
Good (0%)
Average (0%)
Poor (25%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Exped Thunder:

Reviewers like these things about the Exped Thunder

  • Most of the testers said that it is a lightweight pack for weekend hauling and camping.
  • They said that the hip belt is extremely comfortable and provide excellent load transfer for comfortable carry.
  • Many users admitted that the tapered main compartment and hip control straps helped the bag to sit stable on their back while travelling.
  • Some users have complimented the attractive colour range of the bags.
  • A few buyers said that the main compartment opens up almost fully for easy access to the main compartment.
  • They are also happy with the stretchable and large side pockets to carry water bottles while on trail.
  • Most of the reveiwers mentioned that the bag is very roomy and can hold tons of gears and clothes for weekend trips and longer vacations.
  • Some users said that the compression straps were quiet helpful to compress the bag or to carry extra gears externally for excurtions.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few of the reviewers said that the shoulder straps could have been thicker to provide more comfort.
  • Some users said that there is no internal dividers to organize things properly in the bag.
  • A buyer said that the hip belt is difficult to adjust for broader waists.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Exped Thunder models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.55-3.4 oz (1.2-1.5 kg)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Exped Thunder 70

56% choose the Exped Thunder 70

56 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.55 oz (1.2 kg)


Exped Thunder 50

44% choose the Exped Thunder 50

44 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)




Exped Thunder 70 vs Thunder 50


The two most popular Exped Thunder models are the Thunder 70 and the Thunder 50, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Exped Thunder bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Thunder 70 which is choosen by 56% (1.3 times as many as the 44% that choose the Thunder 50).

Thunder 70Thunder 50
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Thunder 70 is 0.8 kg (30 oz) lower than the weight of the Thunder 50.

Thunder 70Thunder 50
Lightest

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue and green.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Exped Thunder features:
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sternum strap
  • Adjustable torso
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Hydration compatible

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Exped Thunder vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Exped Thunder vs Exped Backcountry


Exped Thunder
Exped Thunder

4.00
BEST
Based on 4 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.55-3.4 oz
Price: $$$


Exped Backcountry
Exped Backcountry

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity: 45-65 l
Weight: 3.5-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Thunder is rated quite a lot better than the Backcountry.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Thunder is 12% lighter than the biggest Backcountry (3.4 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureThunderBackcountry
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Sternum strap
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Thunder is available in these colors:
Green




Exped Thunder vs Exped Lightning


Exped Thunder
Exped Thunder

4.00

Based on 4 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.55-3.4 oz
Price: $$$


Exped Lightning
Exped Lightning

4.27
BEST
Based on 54 reviews

Capacity: 45-60 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Thunder is rated a bit worse than the Lightning.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 58 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Thunder is 31% heavier than the biggest Lightning (3.4 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureThunderLightning
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Roll top
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green
Black







Selected Reviews


The Big Outside

Although not the lightest model in this category of 50-liter sacks, the Thunder 50 is a lightweight, well-built, smart, all-around pack for backpackers who prioritize low weight and design efficiency, ideal for everyone from serious distance hikers to weekenders and climbers.

Posted 17 November 2015 - Read full review

Ultralight and Comfortable

This pack for me is a work in progress: Hopefully the spreadsheet geeks will let the designers loose and create the ultimate 70 liter pack.

Posted 24 October 2015 by Kenneth - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019