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Thule Guidepost Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 49 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Guidepost - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

78% of the reviewers give the Thule Guidepost a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (64%)
Good (14%)
Average (14%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (0%)


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.


Crowdsourced specs across all Thule Guidepost models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight5.1-6 oz (2.3-2.7 kg)
Length iconLength13-14 in (33-36 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height32-34 in (81-86 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Thule Guidepost 65

67% choose the Thule Guidepost 65

67 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight5.1 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height32 in (81 cm)

Thule Guidepost 75

33% choose the Thule Guidepost 75

33 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight6 oz (2.7 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height34 in (86 cm)

Thule Guidepost 65 vs Guidepost 75

The two most popular Thule Guidepost models are the Guidepost 65 and the Guidepost 75, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Thule Guidepost bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Guidepost 65 which is choosen by 67% (2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Guidepost 75).

Guidepost 65Guidepost 75
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Guidepost 65 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Guidepost 75, but check the deals before you buy.

Guidepost 65Guidepost 75

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Guidepost 65 is 0.9 kg (31.7 oz) lower than the weight of the Guidepost 75.

Guidepost 65Guidepost 75

If we look at dimensions, the Guidepost 65 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Guidepost 75 (13 vs. 14 in). Both bags are the same width (13 in), while the height of the Guidepost 65 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Guidepost 75 (32 vs. 34 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and grey.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Thule Guidepost features:
  • Hip belt
  • Hydration compatible
  • 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
  • Roll top
  • Waterproof
  • Harness system

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


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The Thule Guidepost ranks #10 compared with the other Thule bags.

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The Thule Guidepost ranks #1202 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

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Last updated on July 03, 2019