Friday, September 3, 2010

THULE: CROSSOVER TRAVEL GEAR & DAYBAGS CARRIES MAJOR STYLE +

THULE TRANSPORT™ Interior Vehicle Organizers


Outdoor Retailer

Words, Tradeshow Images Judith Ecochard

Smokin’ hot.

That’s what we thought---

We could not get over how cool the ghost dots on the light weave three and a half twist nylon (durable), super light weight (really) black with hits of blue trim Thule travel gear/luggage/computer bags looked.


And neither could anyone else --- we snagged a Crossover 30 Liter Backpack (with a heat molded, crush proof, SafeZone™ upper zip outer compartment for sunglasses, etc…and a padded top load, inner one for our Mac 17”) and used it throughout Outdoor Retailer tradeshow…an event that doesn’t lack for haulers…

And got the thumbs up from many attendees.

Aimed for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers, we bet we are going to have to sleep with one eye open, in a manner of speaking---during NY Fashion Week, when we go carrying that around…despite the pricey bling-laden satchels that are hauled around then. Yes, the backpack looks that good.


To back track a bit, Thule is known for their durable tough racks that transport gear from point A to point B. We actually had an appointment to review the new bicycle racks…(at a later date)…

A glance across the room …we were smitten with the collection..

Developed by Case Logics a Thule-owned Company, the Crossover line of bags was nurtured for 16 months from the “ground-up.”

Details Details Details

Oversized aluminum alloy wheels that pivot…on the luggage, the duffle packs with separate zipped side compartments plus easily accessed main one, raised railings for extra protection, the lightweight exoskeletons and telescoping handles with Thule V-Tubing™ that smooths out those mad dashes through the airport, water-resistant fabric,

And the aforementioned crush proof outer pocket that we stashed our pda in. And on many models, this is lockable too.

WHAT ELSE:

Air mesh backpack straps on the 40 Liter Duffel and 38 Liter Rolling Carry-On---the latter with wheels that face AWAY from the body---easier to maneuver that way. Clever.

And don’t think we’re the only ones drooling over these bags. Apparently, the Thule Crossover $99.95 Computer bag is a huge seller at Apple stores ---


PRICED: For the bags from $99-$319

PLUS” A collection of car/tuck/SUV bound, size specific organizers-Thule Transport™--- that neatly fit into the Thule cargo box, clip onto dashboards, fit into holders etc.





















Given all the stuff we have in the back of our SUV, the thought that this accumulation might actually be sorted and managed---is almost beyond comprehession.


ONLINE TOO at www.ebags.com