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Thule Sapling Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.02
based on 135 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Sapling - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


88% of the reviewers give the Thule Sapling a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (75%)
Good (13%)
Average (1%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (1%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Thule Sapling

  • Many reviewers commend the Thule Sapling for its durability brought about by its nylon material.
  • Testers have noted that parents could pass the pack from one to the other quickly due to its fully adjustable back panel and hip belt.
  • Several of those who have tried the pack thought that essential items could be accessed easily from its zippered hip belt pockets.
  • Users found the pack comfortable to use.
  • Other users praised its ample compartments and pockets which provide additional storage.
  • They thought that these pockets offer convenience when going on a trail.
  • Testers have found that its breathable back panel allows air to circulate around the back.
  • Users thought that its deployable sunshade kept the child cool and protected from harsh elements.
  • Reviewers recommend the back for those who are into traveling, hiking, and trekking.
  • Other reviewers thought that its ergonomic sear distributes the weight of the child, hence providing comfort to the kids.
  • A tester found that children could sleep comfortably while on the carrier.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noted that it is difficult to fasten the child security belts.
  • Another user found that the compartments are a bit too tight.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Thule Sapling models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight7.9 oz (3.6 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height29 in (74 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Thule Sapling Elite

100% choose the Thule Sapling Elite

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Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Weight iconWeight7.9 oz (3.6 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height29 in (74 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Thule Sapling features:
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets

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


Rankings


vs Thule Bags

The Thule Sapling ranks #8 compared with the other Thule bags.

6Thule Stir
4.20
Thule Stir
7Thule Legend
4.09
Thule Legend
8Thule Sapling
4.02
Thule Sapling
9Thule Chasm
4.02
Thule Chasm
10Thule Guidepost
4.00
Thule Guidepost

vs All Bags

The Thule Sapling ranks #1151 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1149Kaukko Casual
4.03
Kaukko Casual
1150Thule Sapling
4.02
Thule Sapling
1151Black Diamond Nitro
4.02
Black Diamond Nitro
1152Thule Chasm
4.02
Thule Chasm
1153Travelpro Maxlite
4.02
Travelpro Maxlite



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Thule Sapling vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Thule Sapling vs Deuter Kid Comfort


Thule Sapling
Thule Sapling

4.02

Based on 135 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 7.9 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Kid Comfort
Deuter Kid Comfort

4.25
BEST
Based on 366 reviews

Capacity: 14 l
Weight: 5.45-7.7 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Sapling is rated a little bit worse than the Kid Comfort.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 501 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Sapling is 3% heavier than the biggest Kid Comfort (7.9 oz vs 7.7 oz).

FeatureSaplingKid Comfort
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Seam taped
Sternum strap
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Sapling is available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Kid Comfort is available in these colors:
Black
Red
Green

The Thule Sapling doubles as both a backpack and a seat for you kids. The convenience of these assets doesn't stop the Sapling from providing comfort to you such as air cooling and hydration. These features make it ideal for family bonding during sporting events.

In contrast, the Deuter Kid Comfort is better suited for those who simply want to experience hiking. It doesn't offer hydration or air ventilation, but it's perfect for someone who just wants to travel along a mountain trail.


Thule Sapling vs Osprey Poco


Thule Sapling
Thule Sapling

4.02

Based on 135 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 7.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Poco
Osprey Poco

4.29
BEST
Based on 627 reviews

Capacity: 26 l
Weight: 7.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Sapling is rated a bit worse than the Poco.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 762 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Sapling is 5% heavier than the biggest Poco (7.9 oz vs 7.5 oz).

FeatureSaplingPoco
Adjustable torso
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Removable daypack
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue

Only the Poco is available in these colors:
Black
Green

The Thule Sapling and the Osprey Poco are both superior quality bags to transport your child and other items when you are hiking. They offer quick accessibility to all the items you need and transport your child safely while you enjoy the outdoors on your hike.

The Thule Sapling provides you with the convenience of a load stabilizer. This helps your load to feel lighter and makes hiking easier. This bag has a nice sleek design, which prevents unnecessary bulkiness. The kickstand functions with supreme ease.

The Osprey Poco provides you with real peace of mind, as your child will be extra secure due to the butterfly harness. Under the cockpit, you can find a large storage compartment, which holds an impressive amount of stuff to allow you to have what you need while you are out hiking.



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Last updated on July 03, 2019