The Thule Versant 60 fills a niche among backpacks as the perfect pack that can transition between backcountry and travel use with ease. This is a great pack for those looking for a multipurpose pack that is durable, waterproof, and versatile. These features, along with the pack's comfortable frame and multiple zipper access points, make it our Top Pick for Travel. At first glance, the suspension system on the Versant is significantly lower profile than most other packs of its size in this review. Much to our surprise, though, the Versant was one of the more comfortable packs we tested. Its straps are narrow, yet padded, and contour to a women's shape comfortably. Though it provides comfort when its on, the Versant is sleek and can be compressed to fit well in small spaces. We also loved the J-shaped zipper on the outside of the Versant, which makes it easy to access the inside of the main compartment. Much like our other favorite, the Osprey Aura AG 65, the Versant has a stretchy outer pocket that is great for storing cumbersome items, or gear that you want quick access to. Overall, the Versant won us over with its comfort and thoughtful design.
The Versant 60 is available in some new colors this season, like the teal shown in the photo above. The red color we reviewed is no longer available, but Thule states that feature-wise, this pack remains the same.