Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box is a practical piece of kit, with a cargo capacity of 16 cubic feet – more than enough for all my road trip essentials. Whether it’s skis, snowboards, or camping gear, this box has room for it all. It can comfortably fit 4-6 pairs of skis or 3-4 snowboards, making it a stellar choice for winter sports enthusiasts.
But let’s talk about its durability. Now, I’m not one to baby my gear, and the Thule Pulse has stood up to the task admirably. Its rugged design has kept my contents safe, come rain, snow, or shine. Thule has really done their homework on this one, conducting crash tests and wear and tear simulations, ensuring that the cargo box can stand up to real-world conditions.
The FastGrip quick-mount system was a game-changer for me. I managed to assemble it in a jiffy, and the one-handed fitting was a breeze. There’s a certain elegance in simplicity, and Thule has nailed it with this design. The box opens on the passenger side, which has been a boon for easy loading and unloading. No more awkwardly clambering over the car to access my gear.
But what about security, you ask? Fear not, the Central Locking system has you covered. The Thule Comfort Key adds an extra layer of safety – you can only remove it when all the locking points are securely closed. This gives me peace of mind, especially when I need to leave my car unattended during my pit stops.
Externally, the box measures 76 x 33 x 16.5 inches, and internally it’s 71.25 x 31 x 14.5 inches. Despite its roominess, it’s quite lightweight at 36 lbs, and it has a load capacity of 110 lbs. The height off the crossbar is a reasonable 15 inches, ensuring a low profile and reducing drag. In conclusion, if you’re in the market for a rooftop cargo box that’s spacious, rugged, and easy to use, you can’t go wrong with the Thule Pulse. Its thoughtful design and high safety standards make it a must-have for any road trip enthusiast. Happy travels!