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  • Large capacity swallows skis (6 - 8 pairs), poles, snowboards (4 - 6) and paddles with ease, and frees up all kinds of trunk space no matter what you're heading out to do
  • Rugged construction with impact-resistant ABS plastic
  • Passenger-side opening provides easy access for loading and unloading
  • Can be mounted on square and round crossbars and most factory racks (see Fit List)
  • Easy-grip mounting assembles quickly and easily attaches to car rack
  • Thule Pulse L roof box has a SecureLock feature that ensures cargo box is closed securely

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Specs

Best Use Travel
Box Opening Passenger Side
Gear Capacity (L) 453 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 27,648 cubic inches
Ski Load Capacity 6 - 8 pairs
Snowboard Load Capacity 4 - 6
Internal Straps Yes
One-Handed Opening Yes
Length 6 ft. 4 in.
Width (in.) 33 inches
Height (in.) 16.5 inches
Weight 36 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't need to buy a bigger car yet Instead of looking into purchasing a bigger car than our Toyota Prius hatchback, we purchased this Thule box to expand the cargo space for long road trips to family and on outdoor adventures with our toddler son .It makes the car seem so much less cramped. It can fit our Thule Urban Glide Stroller (without the wheels) as well as my golf bags OR our hiking child carrier. It is waterproof (survived torrential downpours and a Chicago winter) and durable. It has created some additional drag on the highway, and thus reduced fuel efficiency, but we still get around 40 MPG so no major complaints. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost Impermeable Purchased this to expand our cargo capacity for a 4500 mile road trip.. in a Honda Fit... with three kids in car seats. It served well as a receptacle for bulky overflow gear (playpen, sleeping bags, dirty laundry...) and proved almost weatherproof. The only exceptions were a few drops (less than a tablespoon) of rain getting in the front during a torrential downpour in Iowa and a bit of dust infiltration from 40-50mph crosswinds blowing dust near Amarillo. To speak of wind - windy conditions are the only time I noticed the presence of the box as driver. In addition to a bit of handling difficulty in strong gusts (to be expected with a big box on a small car) gas mileage took a hit proportional to wind speed, as much as 5-8mpg in the crosswinds mentioned above. It does also land a minor hit on gas mileage when driving at interstate speeds even with no wind: ~2-3mpg. Below about 65-70mph didn't see any significant effect (unless it was windy). All in all we're quite happy with the box, and it will be seeing a lot of use for camping and road trips in the future.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what we needed Drove from MN to CO for a ski trip with 4 adults and 2 1 year olds. In addition to ski gear, we had lots of cargo for the children. The roof box was perfect. All of the skis and poles went up there as well as umbrella strollers for the kids and ski clothing. There is a 110 pound limit and we weighed things before we put them up there to be sure we stayed under the limit. I did buy a cane to help in moving cargo around within the roof box -- this was very helpful. Also, I made fabric sleeves for the skis so they wouldn't cut the roof box or other items carried up there. It was fairly windy (cross wind) on the way back, and it didn't bother that we were carrying the roof box (designed well for that sort of thing). Very happy customer.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, Good Product! Overall, I'm satisfied with purchasing this product. I'd say it's good for this price range. I installed Thule Pulse XL on the factory roof racks (and cross bars) of 2011 Mazda CX-9. It perfectly fits with good shape. Please be aware that this is a single-side opening cargo-box, so you can load/unload your stuffs in passenger side only. If you want load/unload your stuffs from both side, you need to look for more expensive line-ups. Dual-side opening would be good if you want to well-organize your stuff in the area of driver side cargo box and you don't want to bend your back to fasten driver side easy-grip clamps. However, I personally don't feel to spend more money for the dual side opening features because moving and having foot steps in another side of cars should be annoying too. The material of outter plastic is failry light and flexible, this is good for reducing total weight and the box wouldn't break easily due to this flexibility. I drove over 70 mph speed on the highway, I can't feel any extra wind noise, shaking or rattling etc... I also didn't feel noticible mpg differences. The only complaint I have is that, this is actually annoying, rubber strips (easy-grip sealing strips) in the bottom of the cargo box. (This is for cushioning bottom-slot-edges to prevent damages by fastening clamps) Everytime when I insert easy-grip clamps into rubber lined mounting slots (for box install), the rubber strips keep detached from the mounting slot edges. This is because easy-grip clamps need to be inserted between very narrow space of two rubber strips and the inserting direction of clamp is also rubber wrapped so clamps push rubber strips and it easily falls apart from the slot edges . Sometimes it's hard to make clamps and rubber strips in good position. It seems that more expensive line-ups have better trim on these slot lining area, so you can get what you paid for. Apart from this minor rubber-lining issue, I could give this 5 stars.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to install, good product overall It's really easy to install. Because it's so big, it has to be lightweight, I suppose, so the plastic isn't real solid. Still, it opens and closes just fine and the locks work well.
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did EXACTLY what I wanted this to do I bought a 2103 Subaru Crosstrek....and was concerned about being able to accomodate four golfers with equipment....without having to take down the back seat, and make two guys sit on each other on route to course because of clubs. This roof rack was big enough to load four sets of clubs (two cart large bags, and two carry bags). It did what I needed it to do. I didn't want to get a bigger car simply for the ability to handle four guys and clubs! And even going back to airport, the guys two hard shell cases with clubs fit in this Thule roof case! I got lucky and bought the display item at REI...so the salesman helped me bring it out to the car..and I clamped it down with four clamps in less then a few minutes, and was off! I can lift it on and off the car by myself....not too heavy. I'm very happy with this product! ljw
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great roof top box I bought this box about a month ago for a Labor Day trip up to GSMNP in North Carolina. Super easy to install by myself. Went through some rain and everything was still dry. I wish the guys at the store told me it would interfere with my rear hatch opening on my 2014 Honda CRV...Other than that the box is awesome!
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Convenient Used this Thule Pulse to move from NJ to IL. Attached this bad boy to factory roof rack on 2008 BMW 335XI. Was able to store clothes in grocery bags up there and able to use the rest of the car for bigger items. I recommend if you pack clothes in there to use trash bags so just in case it rains, nothing will get ruined. I haven't used this in the rain yet, so I can't write about how it handled. I also plan on using this rack when I go skiing as well. Hopefully the the other reviews in regards to to the cargo box carrying skis will hold true. The roof rack is super easy to attach to roof rack. The fact that you can lock the rack came in handy since had to stay overnight in hotel with drive to IL. In regards to gas mileage, the best I got for whole trip was 26 MPG (all highway driving) which is not bad considering I get in 27 MPG with no cargo box attached. When driving in the city areas, of course I got much less, don't know how much because MPG averages out hwy/city driving. If I had to say anything bad about this purchase is that when the cargo box is empty and you go over bumps and what not it makes rattling sound, but other than that the Thule Pulse XL is amazing storage for the money!
Date published: 2013-09-23
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Will this inhibit the opening of the hatchback on my 2015 Prius? 

Asked by: JMMJ
Hatch clearance is determined by the length of the cargo box compared to the length of the roof of your vehicle. You can find instructions for measuring your car and determining hatch clearance on Thule's website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-06

Will this product be compatible with my 2007 Jeep Compass? What type of rails and other hardware will be required? The Jeep currently does not have any rails or bars.

Asked by: trob94
​ This box will fit on your rooftop once you have the appropriate foundation of towers and crossbars. Please refer to the Thule Fit Guide above to find the components best for supporting this box.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-14

Will a Pulse L fit on a 2017 Subaru Outback?

Asked by: Jackie27
This box will fit on the Subaru factory installed crossbars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

Will this model fit a 2013 Nissan Rogue with a rooftop antenna?

Asked by: sburch
Yes, the Pulse L will fit on the Rogue with the factory cross bars or the addition of a Thule rack system. The box may have to be moved slightly forward to avoid the antenna.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

Will this fit on a LX570

Asked by: PDevine
Compatibility for your specific vehicle can be looked up using the Thule Fit Guide: https://www.rei.com/ThuleFitGuide
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-22

Will this rack fit on the back of a Subaru Forester 2017?

Asked by: amy4445
​This roof box fits on top of a 2017 Subaru Forester. To determine hatch clearance, position your front crossbar in the foremost position and measure from center of the front bar to open hatch. The clearance needs to be at least 46 3/8" for the Pulse L.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-20
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