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Thule Guidepost Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.03 based on 30 reviews
Thule Guidepost
76% of the Thule Guidepost reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (61%)
Good (15%)
Average (15%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (0%)

Specs across all Guidepost models
Capacity iconCapacity65-75 l (3967-4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.6-5.9 oz (2.5-2.7 kg)
Length iconLength13-14 in (33-36 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height32-34 in (81-86 cm)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Thule Guidepost:

Reviewers like these things about the Thule Guidepost

  • Most of the testers said that the bag is durable enough for great outdoor travels and vacations.
  • They said that the pack was very comfortable on their back.
  • Reviewers said that the adjustable torso and shoulder harness was helpful to carry it comfortably for long hours.
  • Many users are happy to have removable lid which helped themt to convert is as a daypack for travelling.
  • A user said that the pack has great capacity with good number of organizational pockets to carry all stuffs for travelling.
  • Another user said that removable waist belt helped him to adjust the load properly over his back.
  • Most of the buyers are happy with the water resistant quality of the backpack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the sternum strap is only adjustable on one side which made it a bit uncomfortable to carry.
  • Few buyers said that the external side pockets are smaller in size.
  • Some buyers also complained that the pack is very expensive in comparison to the features it has offered.

Popular Models

Thule Guidepost 65

67% choose the Thule Guidepost 65

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.6 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height32 in (81 cm)

Thule Guidepost 75

33% choose the Thule Guidepost 75

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity75 l (4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.7 oz (2.6 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height34 in (86 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Thule Guidepost features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Raincover included
  • Detachable lid
  • Hydration bladder

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Adjustable torso
  • Removable daypack
  • Side pockets
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Harness system

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

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Thule Guidepost models (the most popular choice is the Guidepost 65).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

6565 l5.6 oz0.09 oz/L
7575 l5.7 oz0.08 oz/L

Thule Guidepost
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Thule Guidepost ranks #9 compared with the other Thule bags.

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The Thule Guidepost ranks #757 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Dirtbag Dreams

Overall the Guidepost 65L is a great option for someone looking for a full-featured backpack that can hold enough gear for a long weekend or week-long adventure.

Posted 16 February 2016 by Julie Schoenfeld - Read full review

Bag ID 31435. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019