Thule Sidekick

Rooftop cargo carrier

This compact roof box is ideal for carrying small loads such as camping gear or golf clubs

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Thule Sidekick
 
3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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3.0

Needs a lock for front

By 

from Yakima, wa

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • SUV's

Comments about Thule Sidekick:

Needs a lock on the nose end of the carrier. Hit wind in North Dakota and the top flew open even though it was licked. A front lock/latch may have prevented this from happening.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great little carrier

By 

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Thule Sidekick:

    Easy to assemble, my 8 YO had a great time putting it together. Nice size for a up to a couple people, durable and well made.

     
    1.0

    Difficult to assemble, very flimsy

    By 

    from Erie, Pennsylvania

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Hard To Install Or Use
      • Unstable
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • None

      Comments about Thule Sidekick:

      6 screws, 8 nuts, 2 locks, 1 1/2 hours to assemble. This was one of the poorest made products I have yet to encounter. The nuts do not come in a standard or Metric size so even finding a tool to assemble it with was difficult. Due to the angle of the hinges, you basically must close yourself inside the box to attach the hinges and secure them with a nonstandard bolt that you can't reach from inside the box. Now for the side hinges. They look like they are about to snap off every time the product opens and not all of the holes come drilled out. The back 2 were fine but I had to use a power drill so I could cut the holes out so I could attach the front hinges. I have not mounted it on my car yet but the U-bolts to do so have a rougher finish and look like they would scratch up the crossbars. The nuts to attach the U-bolts stick up into the bottom of the carrier, so an item the width of the carrier will not sit flat on the base of it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      Volume 8
      Dimensions 54 x 25 x 15.5 in
      Load capacity 75 lb
      Mounting system U-Bolt
      Box opening Passenger Side
      Weight 16 lb
      Locking system CamLock
      Locks included
      One Key System compatible
      Load capacity skis N/A
      Load capacity snowboards N/A
      Max length of skis N/A
      Ski carrier
      Color Grey
      Fits SlideBar -
      Fits SquareBar
      Fits WingBar
      Model number 682

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