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Thule Force XT XL
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Price $529.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Simple installation, sleek matte finish, great shape for skisEasiest to install, ergonomic handle, sleek designSleek, stylish, easy to useGreat handle, cool appearance, less expensiveSleek look, durable construction
Cons Clunky shape, inconvenient handlePriceyPricey, only available in a single colorFrustrating installationExpensive, frustrating installation, hard to open and close
Bottom Line With plenty of space and a user-friendly design, the Force XT XL is a great cargo box for a variety of usersThis box is a stand-out product that scored high marks in every categoryThis box pairs a top-notch performance with the looks to match, but might blow a hole in your budgetWith an excellent user-friendliness score, the SkyBox is a great value for a mid-ranged cargo boxThis box's sleek look is outweighed by its high price tag and frustrating mounting and opening systems
Rating Categories Thule Force XT XL Thule Motion XT XL Thule Hyper XL Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite Yakima ShowCase 15
Ease Of Use (40%)
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5
Durability (25%)
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Security (20%)
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Appearance (15%)
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Specs Thule Force XT XL Thule Motion XT XL Thule Hyper XL Yakima Skybox 16... Yakima ShowCase 15
Weight (lbs) 47 lb 42 lb 46 lb 47 lb 56 lb
Volume (Cubic Feet) 18 cu ft 18 cu ft 17 cu ft 16 cu ft 15 cu ft
Size (Inches - L x W x H) 84.5" x 36" x 17" 84.5" x 36" x 17" 90" x 34.5" x 15" 81" x 36" x 15" 80" x 36" x 14.5"
Additional Sizes Sport (11), L (16), and XXL (22) L (16) and XXL (22) n/a Lo, 12, 18, and 21 20
Maximum Ski Length 200 cm 200 cm 199 cm 185cm 180 cm
Box Opening Dual-side Dual-side Dual-side Dual-side Dual-side
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