Requiring virtually no setup, the Force comes ready to go out of the box. Like most of its competitors, the Force's hinges, lid, and mounting system are all well-designed, ensuring that you'll be able to keep it on the road for a long time. I can see this cargo carrier getting a lot of use for future ski trips, camping and road trips with the family. Generally it is more secure to lock items in your vehicle rather than a cargo box, but as far as boxes go, the Force felt quite secure. We shop for cars based on style, so why wouldn't we evaluate their accessories the same way? Because both perform similarly and the Force is more expensive, the SkyBox barely edged it out to win this award. It has a superior design and many positive features for you to take advantage of.
This is huge, especially if you are sleeping in your vehicle. I love this, especially if your driving on bumpy roads. This means that the can be used for more than a roof box, if you want to carry other items on top of your car you can use other accessories for bikes or ladders etc. First, follow the recommendation to have a second person help lift it into place. We loved the handle on this box, making it possible to open and close with one handle. Prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Great Overall Capacity The overall storage capacity of this cargo box is also very impressive.
Mounting System Is Incredibly Simple You will be able to make use of this mounting system very easily. The best looking box you can buy, if you can afford it. You will be able to mount this on both square and round crossbars too, giving you great versatility. Thule makes many different types of cargo boxes and other products. 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. My biggest pain point has been with the key.
All you need is some cross bars on your vehicle and some extra cash to buy yourself one. 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 gray pull strap is key to smooth close. This Cargo Box is very well designed and proved it was a necessity for our adventures. An upgrade we were excited to see were the new LockKnobs. It has been made with a special AeroNose design.
A simple adjustment to move the bars forward so we had some better clearance on our open hatch, and then we were able to install the PowerClick quick-mount system. As a husband and proud father of 5 daughters he looks forward to passing on his passion for the outdoors. You may have to move your cross bars we did not , and then rotate the PowerClick knobs until they are secure. It also ensures that once you are parked your cargo box is locked and no one can get at your gear. Spreader bar bring rigidity to the box for stable use. Easy to use Thank you, Thule for taking the process of mounting the box and simplifying it! If you fancy yourself a organized packer, you can probably fit more. It feels secure while driving down the road and is going to be a good option for both long trips and short jaunts.
They have made many of the finest cargo boxes on the market and the is no exception. Thule Heritage Video Thule Product Pictures. Can we fit all the skis in the box? Security: You have to protect your gear, both from the elements and theft. Additionally, for shoppers looking for the very best on the market regardless of price, this box fits the bill and is a much better buy than the similarly priced ShowCase. The overall shape is aerodynamic, which helps with fuel economy. The only adjustments needed were on our existing mounting bars. 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.
This latest offering from the Swedish outdoors brand is easy to fit to your car due to its high tech PowerClick quick-mount system. Our ratings are based upon Ease of Use, Durability, Security, and Appearance, each weighted in order of importance. No aspect of this box gave us pause when considering its longevity, and we feel convinced that this box would last a lifetime. . It makes it so that multiple people can access the contents of the cargo box at once.
Plus, the aerodynamic shape helps for minimal air resistance while you are driving to your next adventure. While every box in this review requires two people to install, this one hardly did; we couldn't believe how easy it was to simply twist open the clamps, lift the box on top of the car, slide the clamps to fit the cross-bars, and then twist them until they click. This makes it so that you can place this on top of your car and be on the road in a matter of seconds. One of the best options we can recommend is getting a roof top cargo carrier. Value With a list price that is slightly higher than that of the Best Buy Yakima Skybox 16, it is difficult to justify purchasing the Force unless you are looking for very specific features that it offers.