Thule's tailgate pad, the GateMate Pro, sees a few updates for 2018 that are intended to make it play nice with more trucks. These include a new material and more flexible top that help it to better adapt to tailgates of different thicknesses, as well as a larger door handle opening that leaves plenty of room for backup cameras. The integrated bike separation pads also get new anchor straps, and just below those sit a few mesh pockets that can store things that you don't want rolling round in the bed of your truck.
The GateMate Pro is available in 53'' wide and 60'' wide models, and both will retail for $179.95 USD when they're available in March of 2108.
Thule has long had a big lineup of hiking backpacks in their catalog, but 2018 sees the introduction of biking-specific bags. The three model Vital series starts with the $89.95 USD 3-liter bag that's pictured above, a lightweight model that comes with a 1.75-liter Hydrapak bladder. There are already bags out there that use a magnet to hold the drink hose in place when it's not in use, but Thule has taken magnets to the next step with a whole line of them down the hose that means riders don't have to put it back where it belongs - let it go and it should pop into place.
Another notable feature is the massive mesh side pockets that Thule said are meant to mimic large jersey pockets. Both are big enough to fit the largest iPhone, and there's also a folded over band along the lip that tucks over your phone to keep it from bouncing out. The pockets are even large enough to fit a balled up thin raincoat.
The other two sizes are the $119.95 USD 6-liter (with a 2.5-liter Hydrapak bladder) and an $139.95 USD 8-liter bag (also with a 2.5-liter bladder), both of which also sport the same features as the smallest option. All three sizes will be available this coming February.