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Thule Force XT XL
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award Best Buy Award  
Price $630 List$780 List$559.00 at Backcountry$340 List$515.00 at Amazon
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Pros Simple installation, sleek matte finish, great shape for skisEasiest to install, ergonomic handle, sleek designGreat handle, cool appearance, less expensiveInexpensive, decent looking, fits long skis and snowboardsSleek look, durable construction
Cons Clunky shape, inconvenient handlePriceyFrustrating installationNot the easiest to install, less convenientExpensive, 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 categoryWith an excellent user-friendliness score, the SkyBox is a great value for a mid-ranged cargo boxA great option if you're shopping on a tight budget and need to haul long items like skis or snowboardsThis 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 Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite SportRack Horizon Alpine Yakima ShowCase 15
Ease Of Use (40%)
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Durability (25%)
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Specs Thule Force XT XL Thule Motion XT XL Yakima Skybox 16... SportRack Horizon... Yakima ShowCase 15
Weight (lbs) 47 lb 42 lb 47 lb 25 lb 56 lb
Volume (Cubic Feet) 18 cu ft 18 cu ft 16 cu ft 11 cu ft 15 cu ft
Size (Inches - L x W x H) 84.5" x 36" x 17" 84.5" x 36" x 17" 81" x 36" x 15" 88.75" x 21" x 15.75" 80" x 36" x 14.5"
Additional Sizes Sport (11), L (16), and XXL (22) L (16) and XXL (22) Lo, 12, 18, and 21 L (16), XL (17) 20
Maximum Ski Length 200 cm 200 cm 185cm 210 cm 180 cm
Box Opening Dual-side Dual-side Dual-side Passenger side Dual-side
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