When you purchase a Thule rooftop carrier for your gear, equipment, and suitcases, you know you’re getting products of the highest quality that are built to last for many years to come. But did you know that Thule also makes a variety of other products that can make your next outing or road trip a lot easier and more fun?
Just like their rooftop carriers, these accessories make your life much simpler as you head out on the open road, and they will also cost you a lot less than you might think. Thule’s quality is well-known throughout the rooftop carrier world, and there’s little doubt why. This is their specialty area and, therefore, it’s what they do best.
They produce high-quality, sturdy rooftop carriers that come in a variety of materials, sizes, and shapes, as well as the many accessories that will perfectly complement those carriers so that in the end, you get just what you need to make your next trip one you’ll always remember.
If you’re curious about some of the accessories they offer both related and not related to rooftop carriers, not to worry because the following information is just what you need to decide which item is for you. Some of the items you might already be familiar with, while others you might have never heard of, but one thing is certain: once you discover their many benefits, you’ll likely wonder how you lived without them.
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1. Roof Rack Mount Cargo Basket Net
This is essentially a very sturdy, high-quality net that fits over your existing cargo carrier and lends it a little more security and steadiness. It has hooks on its ends to clamp onto your vehicle, and it fits tightly over your carrier bag and makes it a little sturdier as you drive from place to place.
As long as your carrier is secured the way it was meant to be secured, you won’t necessarily need this product, but on days when it’s extra windy or you experience inclement weather, you can feel a little more confident about the rooftop carrier you have staying in place until you get to your destination.
When it comes to rooftop carriers, the sturdier they are and the better secured they are, the less you have to worry about something going wrong as you’re driving. This cargo basket net is 40” x 36” and is just stretchable enough to fit over any cargo carrier you own, without being either too tight or too loose.
The hooks are impact-resistant and the net itself is a durable shock cord mesh, making it the perfect accessory for anyone who owns a cartop carrier.
2. Strap Winch
Okay, so you’ve installed roof racks onto the top of your vehicle, and now you’re ready to move onto the next step. If you decide to use this rack to install something like a pair of snow skis, you might want to purchase something that makes sure the skis are installed properly and will not fall off as you travel from location to location.
For this purpose and many others, the Thule strap winch is a great choice. Made to install and tighten a variety of items, it can help you make certain that the items you install on your roof rack will not budge and will stay in place regardless of how long your trip is, so you can be set and ready to go once you get there.
Complete with two separate winches and two 80-inch straps, this winch set is easy to install and virtually maintenance-free. It is exactly what you need for certain Thule roof racks, and it is a strap and load-stop in just one device.
3. 6-inch Guttered Footpack for Cars with Rain Gutters
This is a load carrier that is easy to install and can handle up to 220 lbs. of weight. Made specifically for people who have rain gutters and a raised roof, the carrier fits all Thule square bars and can even be installed without using any tools, which means it can be installed successfully even by people who are not mechanically inclined.
The package comes with a total of four feet, giving you enough product to successfully install it and begin to use it immediately afterward. To make things even better, these products have gone through rigorous testing and meet or exceed all national and international quality standards, and like many other products made by Thule, they come with a five-year warranty that gives you great peace of mind for many years to come.
Lightweight at a little under six pounds each, the carriers are built very solidly and are also a great value for the money you’ll spend on them. If your goal is to find the perfect load carrier for your vehicle that is built to last and doesn’t cost a fortune, look no further because this is it.
4. Professional Folding Ladder Holder
If you’re using your roof rack to hold a folded ladder, this is the accessory you’ll need most. It is easy to install, easy to remove when needed, and best of all, easy to use.
Its features are simple to understand, but also reliable and time-saving, and its heavy-duty aluminum design means you’ll be able to enjoy it for many years to come. Since it can tilt down the side of the vehicle, you can decide for yourself how you want your ladder to be stored, and it quickly mounts to a T-track adapter so you can be using it in no time.
Weighing only 23 lbs., this folding ladder holder has a wide and durable strap that easily and tightly straps down the ladder, and it can handle a weight up to 110 lbs. Carrying a ladder around can be awkward and even worrisome, especially if you’re constantly wondering if it’s going to remain in place securely while you get from Point A to Point B.
With the Thule ladder holder, this is never a concern because you simply install it and strap on your ladder, and the product takes care of the rest.
5. Round Trip Traveler Bag for Bikes
If you’re traveling with a bicycle attached to the top of your vehicle, but feel it needs a little extra protection from the elements, this item is for you. Made solidly and out of very tough materials, it can accommodate bikes that are up to 29” in size.
The bag even includes a fixed fork block that keeps your bike in an upright position the entire time, and it comes with pockets both on the inside and the outside in case you have small or loose items you’d like to carry with you as you travel.
This large bike bag has wheels at the bottom to make it easy to maneuver, as well as several external handles that make moving it from your car to the ground and vice versa very quick and simple. Lightweight but with an integrated mount to make it fast to store your bicycle, it does a great job of keeping your bike dry and secure until you get to your destination.
6. Pack and Pedal Basket for Bike Accessories
If you love to go biking, but find it difficult to carry around the accessories you love to take with you, you need this basket. Designed for both men’s and women’s bicycles, the basket will fit on either the front or the back of your bike and can carry things such as wallets, towels, sunscreen, and even a small bag of groceries. You can also attach it to bike rack decks or rails if you like.
The Pack and Pedal basket is a true miracle-worker for people who love to bike for long periods of time because it will carry the items you need to make it through the day. It is lightweight at less than four pounds, but sturdy enough that you can count on it safely carrying your items and keeping them safe until you need them. Yet another advantage is how simple it is to install and remove the bike because it comes with high-quality clamps that make the task super-easy.
7. Crossover 2-Laptop Backpack
Made to hold two laptops and designed with crush-free sides to protect those laptops the entire time, this sturdy backpack has it all, including strong nylon material, RFID blocking pocket to protect your identity, pockets that come in various sizes to carry everything from loose change to office supplies, and a pocket cord management system in case you find yourself needing to charge one of these laptops while you’re on the go.
Available in blue, black, and forest green, the two-laptop backpack has a lot of different compartments so you can use it not just to carry around your laptops, but also pens, wallet, and whatever else you like to have with you as you run errands or go on an outing. Stay more organized and make it easier to take your laptops wherever you go, and do it all without breaking the bank, with this amazing backpack.