@vinuash A little late, but…I bought a 27L without looking at the reviews. Freaked me out, so I contacted Thule about it. They told me that only the first batch had that issue, and the one I got was from a newer batch that had the problem fixed (I gave them the serial number when I got the bag). Even if it was from the first batch, it would have been covered for 2 years. So, everyone should grab one next time they’re here.
“The maximum dimensions for your personal item that fits under the seat in front of you, such as a shoulder bag, purse, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm).”
I’m doing something maybe helpful today to somebody. Meh.
I bought a Thule for my kid for Xmas, for her iLaptop and she loves it. Thanks! However my closet is chock full of backpacks and I just don’t wanna try justifying another one to SWMBO (she who must be obeyed)
I got the Paramount 24L the first time it was offered here and I am exceedingly happy with it. It didn’t see much use at first through no fault of its own (I have a plethora of packs) but I’ve found a purpose for it as my portable bar in a bag and it performs outstandingly.
The main compartment is large enough to hold no less than two handles of liquor, god knows how many 750ml bottles (6+ I’d wager), and probably more if I wanted to stack thjings. The little elasticized side pouch is ideal for holding my bottle of Domino Superfine Sugar (essential for Mojitos) and the outer pocket easily fits my Boston shaker, Hawthorne strainer, MixSure measuring glass, jigger, muddler, and mixing spoon with room to spare. It has proven invaluable for going over friends’ places BYOB and there’s the nice security of knowing that, if I should somehow manage to break open a bottle in transit, the water resistant lining will contain the mess.
If I could think of another use for one I’d be in for another, no questions asked. Then again with Casemates coming up maybe I need a portable wine cellar… this bears further consideration.
Bought the 24L last month. Being red and December it seemed like a perfect Christmas gift for DH. (He needed somewhere to put his other Christmas gift, the drone and goggles with all those parts, pieces, batteries, extra wing thingies, charging cords, lenses… it almost needs its own room) Efficient design, rugged material, good quality. Not for backpacking the Alps, but excellent for anything else you may need to haul back and forth.
I almost talked myself into the 24L when it was offered last time, same today. I already have much better hiking and travel packs; the only thing that tempted me was the prospect of a rubber-bottom pack to take when playing sports in the rain. However, reviews say it doesn’t stand upright so well unless it’s packed perfectly. I’ll just keep an eye out for a water-resistant duffel bag.
Don’t need to say anything about the backpack… just wanted to share that today is my 365th straight meh button click… 3rd times a charm it’s my 3rd streak over 300 and finally made it to a year straight!!!
the waterproof base of these backpacks comes apart at the seams after a lot of use. I used Aquaseal to glue mine back together, it has held up well. Clean the seam with rubbing alcohol or something, make sure you have a good clean surface. Put a bag of rice or something inside of the bag to hold the seam parts together overnight while the glue sets.