Thule, originally known for ski racks, has expanded over the years to cover almost all sporting equipment travel needs. From bike racks, to bike travel cases, to baby strollers, the company has a hand in many different and incredibly useful products. I’ve long used Thule roof racks for carrying bikes, and currently use a Thule roof cargo carrier for camping and ski trips. Both are incredibly useful and solid additions to my car, and in all likelihood, will outlast the car, and be transferred to the next.
Another Thule product segment is their luggage collection, and here I’ll cover the RoundTrip Bike Duffel. This is a 55L capacity bag purpose built for the cyclist. There are compartments tailor-made for your helmet, multiple kits, jackets and other accessories. There is a completely separate compartment for bike shoes, and yet another separate compartment for dirty and wet bike clothes. The compartments are brilliantly thought out, and the light interior color makes it simple to see what is stored where, taking the guess work out of finding the necessities. The lid pocket for dirty and wet things keeps those items from mixing with the clean and dry kits. The shoes store at the end, again completely separate from everything else. The exterior front pocket is ideal for nutrition, wallet, and other miscellaneous items. The exterior zipper pocket is perfect for a GPS unit.
This bag is very well thought out, completely covering all your needs for a weekend of cycling or racing. As is always the case with Thule products, it is well made and meant to last a very long time. In fact, Thule offers a limited lifetime warranty on all their luggage, so you can shop with a certain sense of comfort. As the reviews on the Thule site state, this is a five star product.