A very comfortable backpack to carry, but with little space.
Thule 153427 Lithos Backpack
last modified: 05.05.2020, 10:42
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The Thule - 153427 Lithos Backpack is a very comfortable backpack that fits snugly against your back. Its compartments are well-sorted and well structured. In the laptop compartment, the laptop has a safe place and doesn't wobble back and forth. However, the total space of only 20 litres is a bit small and you can only carry the essentials.
The material is robust and easy to clean. The backpack also keeps the contents dry in the rain, but you have to be careful in the zipper area.
The Thule - 153427 Lithos Backpack is delivered in the ordered colour and size and arrives undamaged.
Optics, compartments and material
Optically this model is kept in a dark red. Inside a khaki fabric with camouflage details is sewn. The compartment for the laptop is in the single large compartment and is equipped with padding. A narrower compartment is attached to it and can be used for a tablet, but is not quite as padded as the laptop compartment. A small compartment for pens and the like is attached on the opposite side. The outer front compartment measures 25 x 25 x 3 cm and is also lined with khaki fabric.
There is also a pocket for drinks bottles on the left and right. According to the washing list, the materials are made of 100% polyester but feel high-quality and waterproof.
A cooling compartment is not available.
The backpack is closed by a u-shaped zipper on the large compartment and by press studs and a vertical zipper on the small compartment. The closures are smooth and simple.
If you spray the backpack with water, it will roll off directly at the main material. The zipper is not waterproof and the backpack gets wet if there is a lot of moisture. After you have dried the backpack, it remains a little moist and should be left to dry.
In order to test the material resistance, we pulled the backpack over normal asphalt floors. After approx. 10 meters the backpack floor is only dirty but not noticeably roughened. The cleaning is a bit more difficult afterwards but can be done with a wet cloth.
Comfort and handling
The Thulerucksack is comfortable to carry, even though the total weight of 7 kg is slightly higher. The well-padded straps are thin and flexible and can be carried by wider as well as narrower shoulders. A chest strap is not available. The shorter the straps, the easier it is to carry the backpack because everything is closer to the back. The back is also fitted with padding, which contributes to wearing comfort.
In order to check the stability, we have placed the backpack once empty and once full. If possible, it should not have to lean against the backpack so that you can park it in a dirtier or wet area without dirtying it from the front or on the carrier side.
If the backpack is not full, it is only lying down and cannot stand. When the backpack is full (7 kg in total), it remains upright and does not fall over.
The laptop compartment is nicely soft and protects the laptop, as it is packed separately from the other things. The maximum size of the laptop is 15 inches, everything else doesn't fit in the padded compartment. Even at 15 inches, the laptop looks out of the compartment. If you shake the laptop, it won't move because it sits very firmly in the pocket. The fact that the laptop lies directly against the back makes it easy to carry the backpack, even if the laptop is a little heavier.
Even if there are more things than the laptop in the backpack, the laptop is very well protected and can be safely transported from one workplace to another.
The backpack can be used for anything where you need to carry something. Whether it's shopping, school or university files or just the things you spend outside your home for a weekend. You can get some stuff in your backpack, but space is limited to 20 litres. The u-shaped zipper opening is practical and allows easy access to all objects.
|Scope of delivery||Backpack|
|Quality impression||Very good|
|Laptop compartment||Yes, 15 inches|
|Small compartments and/or bags||Outside: bottle cage, small compartment; inside: Laptop and tray compartment, flat zipped compartment|
|Bag clasps||Snap fasteners and zipper|
|Stability||Empty: No stability, Filled: Yes, it's safe|
|Robustness of the material||Very good|
|Waterproof||Yes, but to be on the safe side you should take the contents out of your backpack as soon as possible.|
|Washable||No, can only be wiped off with a damp cloth|
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