Following the success of its Vital hydration packs, Thule has added two new packs to its collection. The new Thule Rail is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing, while the Thule UpTake is more of an all-around pack that could also be used for hiking and skiing. Both new packs, which will come in a variety of sizes and colors, will be available in February 2019.
Thule Rail Hydration Pack
The Thule Rail hydration pack is designed for the downhill and enduro rider. The secure-fit design wraps the torso and aims to eliminate bounce or movement when jumping or railing corners.
Stay hydrated without slowing down thanks to the hands-free ReTrakt magnetic hose return. The included 2.5L HydraPak reservoir also features a locking valve to prevent leaks and slide closure to simplify cleaning.
You can also easily attach and retrieve armor, helmets, or a detachable chin bar with quick-access lash points. Meanwhile, lower-back jersey pockets provide access to nutrition, a tool or a phone without removing the pack.
You also get plenty of cargo storage with Thule Rail 8L or Thule Rail 12L, making it easy to carry extra food, clothing, and tools with minimal bulk in the main compartment. Interior zippered pockets provide a safe place to store a phone, keys or other small accessories. A third model, Thule Rail 12L Pro comes equipped with a lightweight, removable Koroyd spine protector to help reduce impact on your back.
Thule UpTake Hydration Pack
The Thule UpTake is an all-around, versatile hydration pack ready for any excursion. Consistent throughout all of Thule’s hydration packs, the integrated magnetic ReTrakt hose system allows for hands free hydration and focus on the trail. The included 2.5L Hydrapak reservoir features a locking valve to prevent leaks and slide closure for easy cleaning.
With sleek design aesthetics, organizational pockets, and optimal storage, the Thule UpTake is perfect for biking, hiking or hitting the slopes. Convenient side pockets offer quick access to smaller items, while dedicated internal pockets are perfect for tools and extra layers. The Thule UpTake 4L is the most compact model of the collection, offering a low-profile design with plenty of organization and storage.
Lightweight materials and mesh back panel keep you comfortable in all temperatures. The Thule UpTake 8L also includes all the premium features of the 4L model with extra comfort, like articulating shoulder straps and perforated foam back panel to keep you cool and comfortable on any excursion. An integrated waist strap provides extra stability as well.
The Thule UpTake 12L model offers expandable cargo storage using an exterior compression panel that expands to fit a jacket or gloves for changing weather.
Rounding out the Thule UpTake collection is a youth specific hydration pack designed to fit younger riders with smaller torsos, ages 8-12. The Thule UpTake 6L Youth pack includes the ReTrakt magnetic hose return along with a 1.75L Hydrapak reservoir. The low-profile design with 6L of cargo storage provides just the right amount of packing space for extra layers and other small items.
Pricing on all the packs is not yet available. Keep an eye on www.thule.com for more information.