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  • 3-sided zipper with a generous storm flap provides easy, weather-protected access to contents
  • Twin compression straps keep cargo securely positioned while in transit, minimizing friction and noise
  • Tough material is durable and phthalate-free; IP-X2-certified weather resistance helps keep your cargo dry
  • Heavy-duty, double-stitched webbing straps attach the bag to roof rack crossbars or raised rails
  • The Thule Outbound Roof Bag attaches to vehicle crossbars, raised side rails, Thule AeroBlade and AeroBlade Edge, Thule Square Bars, round bars and most factory racks
  • Folds down easily for compact storage
  • 13 cu. ft. cargo capacity


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Gear Capacity (L) 424 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 25,920 cubic inches
Material(s) Phthalate-free TPE laminate
Dimensions 36 x 36 x 17 inches
Weight 3 lbs. 8 oz.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy to install, but not dry in real rain We tried the Thule Outbound on a recent short road trip in WI and MN. It's easy to install on a factory roof rack (Subaru) and was secure during the ride. Several things things to be aware of: on the way back we drove through some hard rain. While the top of the bags inside stayed dry, the undersides were damp from water forcing it's way through fabric or seams between the Outbound and roof. You will want to add a trash bag around your luggage or packs if you expect real rain. The second issue was flapping straps, which is expected anytime you have straps on the roof. This was easily remedied with tying a half hitch with the ends. Or you might want some zip ties, etc to keep the ends from beating in the wind. The zippers have a nice velcro wrap to keep them closed, they will definitely open with vibration and movement and you could loose your load otherwise. Overall, it was easy to put on top, folds down nicely, and holds a fair amount of gear. I wish it was more weather protective and had a better system for managing the strap ends. Recommended with these reservations.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Returned after 2 uses in a year I bought this last summer, used it once for a weekend trip, and then stored it for the winter indoors with the rest of my gear. Used it again this spring, but found the waterproof coating had started to crack and peel off the interior of the bag. Made it to Kansas City and found one of the zippers had broken. REI was awesome and returned it under the member program. I don't know if I just had a bad bag or what - I'm careful with my gear, it wasn't abused, overloaded, or anything like that.
Date published: 2016-05-26
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Can you use this product on top of a sun roof? 

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