The integrated SlideLock system has separate locking and opening functions as well as the ability to automatically lock in place when the lid is closed properly. We were impressed by all the details of this product, from the solid hinges and handle to the thick, unyielding material. However, the hard plastic build is tough, secure, and super light the whole cargo box is only 42lbs. Cargo boxes are not designed to be driven at high speeds while empty, so if you don't plan on using it for long-term storage of your favorite gear, you may want to remove it after each trip. Finally, we appreciated that the handle was ergonomic without detracting from the box's sleek design and thought that the details were thoughtfully calculated.
Our gas mileage was happily unaffected by the presence of this and every other cargo box we tested. We opened and closed these boxes dozens of times, trying to knock them off their tracks to see if there was any way they could be accidentally closed but not latched properly. We will ship items on ground transport via courier. We love Thule's mounting system, and the stiff lid, large handle, and bonus pull cord make this box the easiest to use of any in our review. Leagues easier to use than any other box in our review, you will find your investment solidified the moment you have to put the box on your roof. The best looking box you can buy, if you can afford it.
Web browser based cookies allow us to customize our site for you, save items in your cart, and provide you with a great experience when shopping CampSaver. The high gloss finish has a great look and cleans well too. If you have a small vehicle, you'll certainly love this feature; it wasn't really useful on the tester's larger vehicle, however. Of course, we wouldn't want you to trust the life of your electronics to us, and since the manufacturer doesn't want to claim complete waterproofness, we still recommend you protect your valuables. It does push down on the antenna at the back of the car and that's kind of a bummer since I already have it forward on the car but I can live with it. This Cargo Box is very well designed and proved it was a necessity for our adventures.
Plus, the aerodynamic shape helps for minimal air resistance while you are driving to your next adventure. There's no better way to showcase his passion for the latest and greatest adventure and high quality tech products than through Busted Wallet. Thule is so confident in their boxes that they come with a lifetime warranty. We barely had to glance at the instructions to understand their attachment, and compared to some of the other box's assembly requirements, this one had us laughing with its incredible straightforwardness. Although this box does open from both sides, that was a universal feature on all but the two smaller boxes we tested, so it wasn't taken into account when scoring. Quick and easy, install is a snap and fits virtually any crossbar. Regardless, it took us less than two minutes to install the clamps, as they easily click right into their slots.
We're not sure if it's really necessary, but we appreciate the straightforward nature of this box's latching design. We are talking up to 7 pairs of skis or 5 snowboards. All special orders will require a 15% restocking fee. The only adjustments needed were on our existing mounting bars. Additional shipping charges may apply for remote locations in Canada.
The SkyBox Carbonite is an exceptional value because of its top-notch user friendly design. Our knowledgeable staff are here to make things easy. While there are minuscule holes in the bottom of the box due to the customizable latching system, we feel confident that this box is just about as waterproof as they come, unless you, say, sprayed a hose directly into one of these tiny holes. Unlike most boxes in this review, it is impossible to remove the key unless the box is latched properly, so there's no way to lock the keys in the box or accidentally drive away with an unlocked box, unless, of course, you forgot to close it entirely- but we can't help you there! Your is important to us, and any personal information you supply to us is kept strictly confidential. As one of only two boxes in our review with color options, we awarded it a bonus point for its ability to appeal to more buyers, regardless of their color preference. The box is securely and rapidly mounted to the roof rack with the PowerClick quick-mount system, updated to also mount to wider roof bars. If you are not finding what you are looking for, please contact us at 1-800-930-1222.
We loved the handle on this box, making it possible to open and close with one handle. We gave it bonus points for style, loving its two color choices and shiny finish, and were impressed with the new red locking indicator which gave us confidence that our beloved possessions were always secured. If you require express service for your order please contact us for rates and available service. For more information on rates you can go to www. Compared to the U-bolt system of the Thule Sidekick and SportRack Vista or the Yakima system found on both the SkyBox Carbonite and ShowCase, Thule's PowerClick mounting system was by far the best.