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Thule Pack n Pedal Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 271 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 14 reasons to buy the Pack n Pedal - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

66% of the reviewers give the Thule Pack n Pedal a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (46%)
Good (20%)
Average (15%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (13%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Thule Pack n Pedal:

Reviewers like these things about the Thule Pack n Pedal

  • Some users like how its reflective elements increase visibility from all angles.
  • Others also like the built in light attachment on the back of the pack allowing them to be seen in traffic.
  • Some bikers like the hideaway helmet attachment system feature of the bag which securely holds theur helmet when not in use.
  • Others like the presence of the padded, removable compartment with tablet sleeve which sits on top of the bag rather than against their back for greater comfort.
  • A number of owners love how the breathable shoulder straps and airflow channels on the back panel provide maximum comfort and ventilation.
  • The hideaway high visibility rain cover with reflective screen print impressed a lot of users as it increases the bag's protection.
  • Many users find it very comfortable for both biking and walking.
  • Others find the front pocket is good for storing cables, adapters or whatever random thing.
  • Some users are impressed with how it folds down or expands depending on their needs.
  • Many owners thought it's a well-designed backpack for people who commute or travel by bike and are exposed to the elements.
  • Others like how its side-squeeze nylon buckles keep it securely closed.
  • Some users laud the presence of a crush-proof compartment for more fragile items like a smartphone or sunglasses.
  • Many users recommend this backpack for the true commuter, whether on bike, motorcycle or foot.
  • Others like how the curved metal zipper pulls are ergonomic and supplemented with removable pull cord.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users noted the stiching on the handle is poor.
  • Others said after week of usage, the main reflector stop.


Crowdsourced specs across all Thule Pack n Pedal models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity14-18 l (854-1098 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.3-2.7 oz (0.1-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength4-20 in (10-51 cm)
Width2-18 in (5-46 cm)
Height2-16 in (5-41 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

Popular Models

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Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength14.5 in (37 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Thule Pack n Pedal features:
  • Waterproof
  • Roll top
  • Reflective
  • Carry-on size

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

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.

shield14 l0.75 oz0.05 oz/L
commuter18 l2.65 oz0.15 oz/L
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The Thule Pack n Pedal ranks #22 compared with the other Thule bags.

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The Thule Pack n Pedal ranks #2472 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Life In The Saddle people

Life In The Saddle

Overall, the Thule Tour Rack is an innovative and versatile pannier rack. Whether you use it with the Thule Pack 'n Pedal Shield Panniers, other branded bags, or strapped-on loads, it is more than fit for purpose.

Posted 18 July 2016 by Tim Wiggins - Read full review

Life In The Saddle people

Life In The Saddle

Overall, this is another great quality product from Thule, with great functionality. There is a real attention to detail: whether it's the sky blue lining to the main compartment, so things are easy to find; or it's the crush-proof Safe Zone, which keeps your phone safe and secure.

Posted 1 November 2015 by Tim Wiggins - Read full review

Life In The Saddle people

Life In The Saddle

Overall, the Thule Pack n Pedal Commuter Pannier is a well designed and thought-out piece of kit. Much like all of Thule's range, it demonstrates a great quality level, and a meticulous attention to detail.

Posted 21 February 2015 by Tim Wiggins - Read full review

Road CC

Feature-packed bar bag that works well with other Pack 'n' Pedal bags, but fairly expensive.

Posted 3 January 2014 by Iwein Dekoninck - Read full review

Road CC

The Thule Pack 'n Pedal Bike Wallet is part of Thule's new Pack 'n Pedal bicycle luggage range. It clips on a handlebar mount that has space for both the wallet and a handlebar bag we are also reviewing and writing up separately. Thule also make an iPad sleeve for the same bar mount.

Posted 17 December 2013 by Iwein Dekoninck - Read full review

Road CC

Cleverly designed and very comfortable to carry off the bike. The price for that is both cost and weight.

Posted 10 December 2013 by Iwein Dekoninck - Read full review

Road CC

It's a good solution for running a rack on a bike without braze-ons, though it's expensive and heavy.

Posted 4 December 2013 by Iwein Dekoninck - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019