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Thule Landmark 60L pack?

Hello,

I'm still looking for a pack, and came across the Thule online yesterday.
It's not super-light, but seems to have a reasonably nice harness that can be stored
away and much better water bottle holder than the Osprey Fairview.
Comes in men's and women's.
I was first looking at the 40L, but I'm not traveling with a laptop, and the 60L comes with
a 20L small pack, and stores the laptop in that, so freeing up some extra space in the 40L
main pack.

There don't seem to be many reviews for it yet, and the ones from amazon are all from
people who have received it for free.

Has anyone here seen it in person?

Ebags has a flash sale today, 30% off, so it would be a good discount.
I may buy it, and return if it's not what I'm looking for.

Wish they had it in black for women! The mens version comes in black, but doesn't have
the load lifter straps, and I think those would be great to have.

I don't have this - I looked it up.
Basically, 2 backpacks hitched together.

My only concern is the length. I am under 5'5" and do not like packs more than 20" long. This could be a good pack for people over 5'7."
The pack is 21.5" long and 17.5" wide. What does your airline allow for a carry-on?
You would have to separate the bags and put the large one in the overhead bin and the smaller one underseat.
How much do you really need the side water bottle pocket?
I would check out your airlines limits and think about this bag a bit.

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The width of the pack is much less when you take the daypack off. I would only use the 40l main pack and possibly stick the daypack inside for use around town.

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Forgot to add: I always need a water bottle handy, so that feature is important to me. It's one of the reasons I haven't jumped on the Osprey Fairview yet.

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That’s a huge amount of luggage!

Are you carrying specialized equipment? Because otherwise you’re probably bringing too much.

I was able to get everything into a 40 liter pack for a 5-1/2 week long mountain hiking, jungle trekking, snorkeling, birding, and cruise trip.

I think your back will hate you if you take this much stuff.

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As I said, I would only take the main 40l pack and maybe pack the daypack inside.

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As I said, I would only take the main 40l pack and maybe pack the daypack inside.

In general, we tend to fill the space provided.

At 4 lbs, it’s heavy. The pack on pack configuration will also cantilever your back and put stress on it.

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I would not fill the pack to capacity, and definitely not even put anything into the smaller pack. That one can be folded up and packed inside the main pack to use as a daypack around town, or left at home.
I was hoping someone here might have this pack and could speak to its quality etc.
The main pack by itself supposedly weighs just over 3 lbs.

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Shopping for a travel pack is difficult, for sure. You might try the PackHacker youtube clips to see how vast the range really is.

https://youtu.be/WsIxS4sDdOM

These folks are partial to highly organized units that are built to last. And always black. Boring.

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You don’t need a bag with a laptop compartment.

I’d suggest a computer sleeve instead.

Computer sleeves fit in any bag. They are much more portable. You can separate them from the rest of your luggage and take them down to the coffee shop. And you can leave them at home on trips where you travel without your computer.

That will also give you the freedom to take any daypack you want.

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I had already said that I don't take a computer on travels.
That's why I'm looking at the 60l version of the Thulem (40l main pack, 20l daypack), because the main pack on that doesn't have a laptop compartment.
The 40L by itself does, and takes up space that I'd rather use for other things.

And yes, I'm heading over to REI tomorrow, and am looking at their website as we speak. :-)

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REI is a good place to shop. Big sale just started but some items are only available from the Outlet.

I have the Patagonia MLC45, fabulous, and great bargain at $150. And the Marmot Tyndall is the least expensive at only $65. Try to have fun shopping!

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I have the Patagonia MLC45, fabulous, and great bargain at $150. And the Marmot Tyndall is the least expensive at only $65. Try to have fun shopping!

Thanks, I will!

I don't know how interested you are in the Thule bag. There's lots of 40 liter bags out there. Check out Ebags etech 3.0 bag. Eagle creek migrate. North face base camp duffle. Eagle creek cargo hauler, etc..

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I've ordered a Thule through a flash sale at ebags, and will see if it fits my needs.
From the descriptions, it should, but trying it on packed will be the deciding factor.
I tested a lot of packs at REI yesterday and found that the harness on some don't work well
for me. For example the Osprey porter was not a good fit at all, while the Osprey Fairview's
harness was much better.
If the Thule doesn't work out, I'll return it.

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Just a quick report: my Thule has arrived, and so far I'm quite pleased with it.
I have packed it with 6 pairs of pants, 3 of them capris in one large packing cube, 6 tops in another large cube, a weeks worth of underwear and socks in a small cube, a pair of sandals,a rain jacket and the liquids bag. There is room to spare and pack weighs 13 lbs (not super accurate, just on a bathroom scale). If I add the empty daypack that came with the Thule, it adds a little less than a pound, and there is still a bit of room in the main compartment of the pack.
The harness is comfortable, if a little stiff. I assume it will break in with wearing it. All straps can be hidden away.
It doesn't have a ton of pockets, but enough for my needs. Waterbottle holder is great, and I could also fit my liquids bag in there and even close the zip, if I didn't take a waterbottle.
Phone, passport, wallet, sunglasses, pens etc. will all fit in the "safe zone" pocket on top. It has a hard shell, and doesn't take any space away from the main compartment.
Not sure if and how pictures can be posted here.

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6 pairs of pants is probably overpacking. When I traveled for 4-1/2 weeks I splurged and took 3 pairs of pants. One turned into capris. I also took one skort. (4 bottoms total)

You’ll probably get more outfits if you drop some pants and take an extra top.

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sis, best of luck with your Thule and happy travels!

  1. Photos in the forum: Lots of folks use a remote site like Imgur and post links here.
  2. Packing list: If you’re into it, inventory your packing list thoroughly. Upon your return, assess each item’s value, travel-worthiness, and whether or not you actually used it. (Sites like https://herpackinglist.com/category/packing-lists/ are very interested in how your experiences compare to those of other traveling women.)
  3. While I was looking for evaluations of your Thule choice, I stumbled across interesting travel packs from several companies I did not know were in that biz, Chrome, to mention only one.
    https://www.chromeindustries.com/product/macheto-travel-pack/BG-209.html?dwvar_BG-209_color=ALLB&cgid=travel_bags
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Thanks for the tips!
Will see if I can manage posting links to my photos later.
And strange that this pack never showed up in any of my searches! It has plenty of reviews.

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Empty main compartment with packing cubes and shoes to go in.
This is the 40L main pack without the laptop compartment, so has a little more space inside.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vdwywp8it063lq7/IMG_20190521_174944.jpg?dl=0

Packed with plenty of room left for jacket, liquids bag etc.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fynkxfhlbwn9oed/IMG_20190521_174842.jpg?dl=0

Shoulder straps and hip belt stashed away.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4w00llqk9zpu76/IMG_20190521_174606.jpg?dl=0