Whether it’s exploring the spectacular nature of the great outdoors or traveling the world with family and friends, we all have a passion for enjoying an active life.
At Thule, we share your desire to spend more time enjoying our passions – which means less time worrying about how to bring all the stuff we need. For more than 75 years, Thule has been creating solutions to simplify life’s adventures. We are committed to developing smart, stylish products that are environmentally sound, high quality, safe, and easy to use. All so you can bring the things you care most about.
Whatever your passion, whatever your pursuit.
Wherever you ́re going, whatever you ́re bringing.
With Thule, you're free to live your active life to the full.
Bring your board
Bring your bike
Bring your skis
Bring your gear
Bring your kids
Bring your love
Bring your dreams
Bring your passion Bring your life.
Founded in 1942
In 1942, in the deepest forest of Småland, Sweden, Thule was founded by Erik Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors. Since then, our focus has been designing and developing quality products that help you carry your gear wherever your passion takes you.
1962: We introduced the Thule ski rack – the first Thule product for carrying your sports gear
1964:We introduced the Thule Roof Basket – a true innovation with its flexible fastening solution for easier mounting
1977: The first Thule Ski Box TB-11 is launched. World-famous alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark becomes the brand ambassador
1983: Surfboard carriers launched and world-famous surfer Robby Naish becomes a brand ambassador
1992: Launch of the first towbar-mounted bike carrier
2001: The year when you can transport your kayaks on Thule Hull-a-Port Kayak Carrier
2005: We introduced bike carriers and awnings for RV products
2010: You can travel the world with Thule Crossover
2011: As an active family you can now have an active life with your kids with multifunctional trailers
2014: and in we introduced our jogging strollers & child bike seats
2015: You can go hiking and trekking with our technical backpacks
2018: It was time to elevate the adventure with our rooftop tent
Our focus is set on developing products with four strong values
Easy to use
Thule Test Center™
At the Thule Test Center™ in Hillerstorp, Sweden, products go through extreme testing. That means exposure to desert heat and arctic cold, water resistance, drop tests, and wind tunnels to tensile, shock, and crash tests. The Thule Test Program™ includes over 25 Thule Test Standards that far exceed the current ISO standard. As part of our product testing, our products are used by Thule Crew, who are capable of testing them to the extreme in real life. Every single day.
Our products are setting new standards
We develop contemporary products for demanding users. Our goal is to design, test, and manufacture products that are built to last. And, while we are very proud of our design awards, the most important award is making quality products that you can use day after day.
While Thule Crew Members are amongst the best in the world in their different sports and professions, they are about so much more. Not only do they test our products in the most challenging conditions and provide us with user insights, but they are also a part of our community. Each Thule Crew member has a story, a passion, and a vision that extends far beyond their profession. Their work inspires us and embodies what the Thule brand is all about.
Thule is a brand that is driven by Pathos & Passion
We want to inspire healthy and active lifestyles for people around the world. We also engage in several Pathos projects that are initiated by some of our Thule Crew members.
These are projects that aim to make the world a better place. Like how Apa Sherpa helps the children of Nepal to get an education. Or how Maria Kuzma and Pedro Oliva are building schools with recycled material.
At Thule, we want to contribute to a more sustainable world through innovative, high-quality products, manufactured responsibly, that inspire people to live an active life outdoors. For us, that’s sustainability.
Designing great products is at the heart of who we are
At Thule, our products are rigorously tested and live up to a strict standard that far exceeds the current ISO standard. Designing great products is at the heart of our identity. This is why we take it very seriously when fraudulent actors try to impersonate Thule products. Learn how to detect a counterfeit product and how to report one here.