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Thule Versant Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Mar 2019)

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Reviews Summary

94% of the Thule Versant reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (79%)
Good (15%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Thule Versant

  • Several reviewers thought that the Thule Versant backpack is ideal for everyday use, light camping, and travel, among others.
  • Testers praised its 420D Cordura and 100D Nylon fabric body which makes the backpack more durable and well-balanced.
  • Users noted that the bag has sufficient compartments to store essential items and personal belongings.
  • Users thought that its hip belt might be customized in three different configurations.
  • Several users noted that the roll top pocket on the hip belt of the pack is resistant to water, protecting electronics.
  • According to other users, it is also lined with waterproof material, making the bag sufficiently resistant to water, especially when equipped with a rain cover.
  • Those who have used the bag found it comfortable to use due to its adjustable hip belt and torso strap.
  • Users praised its versatility due to the fact that its top can come off and become a sling pack for summer hikes.
  • Many reviewers found its design as lightweight and comfortable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the backpack was a little small for extended excursions.
  • A reviewer found out that the pack may not fit for taller guys well.


Crowdsourced specs across all Thule Versant models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity50-70 l (3051-4272 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.1-4.2 oz (1.9-1.9 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width15-16 in (38-41 cm)
Height26-28 in (66-71 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Thule Versant 70

100% choose the Thule Versant 70

100 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity70 l (4272 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.2 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width16 in (41 cm)
Height28 in (71 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Thule Versant features:
  • Raincover included
  • Waterproof
  • Hip belt
  • Side pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Roll top
  • Adjustable torso
  • Carry-on size
  • Compression straps
  • Detachable lid
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Media pocket
  • Water bottle pockets

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 Versant models (the most popular choice is the Versant 70).

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.

5050 l4.1 oz0.08 oz/L
6060 l4.1 oz0.07 oz/L
7070 l4.2 oz0.06 oz/L

Thule Versant
Average for 20,280+ different bags


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The Thule Versant ranks #3 compared with the other Thule bags.

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vs All Bags

The Thule Versant ranks #259 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Her Packing List

Absolutely, especially if you can snag one on sale from eBags! It’s a perfect backpack for the petite long-term traveler who wants the flexibility to carry on a small load or check a larger load.

Posted 14 September 2017 by Ali Garland - Read full review

Utah Outside

Thule made a very strong entry into the world of backpacks with the Versant 70L. If you’re in the market for a new multi-day backpacking pack, do yourself a favor and give this one a look.

Posted 25 April 2016 by Jared Hargrave - Read full review

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Last updated on March 17, 2019