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  • Carrying skis (5 - 6 pairs), poles, snowboards (2 - 3), tents and sleeping bags 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
  • The Thule Pulse Alpine roof box has a SecureLock feature that ensures cargo box is closed securely

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Best Use Travel
Box Opening Passenger Side
Gear Capacity (L) 311 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 19,008 cubic inches
Ski Load Capacity 5 - 6 pairs
Snowboard Load Capacity 2 - 3
Internal Straps Yes
One-Handed Opening Yes
Length 7 ft. 4.5 in.
Width (in.) 25.5 inches
Height (in.) 12.5 inches
Weight 30 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect roof top box I researched roof-top carriers at several sites and was never 100% sure what would work on my Subary Impreza Sport - this fits wonderfully. It is long (of course) and is very stable on the car during hundreds of miles of travel - looked at the front end through the windshield while driving in torrential downpour and remains stable and inside dry. Convenient to install and maintain low-profile for getting into/out of parking garages safely too!
Date published: 2013-09-11
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Will the rear of this box fall fore of, or clear, the roof antenna given fixed mounting points* for a Subaru Forester 2015? (*Forester with a "naked" roof but w/ fixed points along the roof structure for roof rack mounting)

Asked by: svenclaw
I use this box on a '13 Forester (which is very similar to a '15) and it fits perfectly. The antenna folds down and the box does not interfere with the hatch - it can open fully. This is with a standard forester roof rack with aero cross bars. 
Answered by: El Duderino
Date published: 2017-03-03

Is this box water proof? I.e. if I am driving through a rain storm, is the inside relatively dry? I see that the top lid closes over the lower half. Hopefully it's more or less water proof.

Asked by: MitchH
This roof box is waterproof and will keep the contents inside dry in a rain storm.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-26

When installed on a hatchback (Subaru impreza sport) can you still access the trunk?

Asked by: Tyguy
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: 2016-07-22

Can this be used on a 2011 Toyota Highlander with factory cross bars?

Asked by: ACoyle
The mounting hardware on the Pulse Alpine roof box is compatible with factory bars, however, some larger boxes may hinder the ability to open the rear hatch completely. Compatibility for your specific vehicle can be looked up using the Thule Fit Guide:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-24

will this rack fit a 1999 subaru legacy outback w/ factory cross bars?

Asked by: gregknipe
​This roof box fits your factory crossbars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

Will this clamp to Audi Q5 crossbars (factory)?

Asked by: DudeStro
Yes, the Pulse Alpine will fit on the Audi's roof rack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-04

What is the height above the crossbars? It looks like the ends hang below.  I'm trying to figure max height to fit in a parking structure

Asked by: kenk
The box itself is 12.5 inches tall. That is how far it will sit above your crossbars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

Will this work for a 2014 Ford Flex?

Asked by: Chris
​This roof box is compatible with the factory crossbars on a 2014 Ford Flex.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27
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