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
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Stable (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (3), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

I would recommend this product to anyone.

By 

from NW Ohio

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • It fits my Honda CRV

    Comments about Thule Sidekick:

    It took awhile to assemble but there were no problems. My Craftsman SAE/Metric tools were all I needed. You have to be careful installing the water seal but once done it works perfectly. We go to Florida each winter for 2 1/2 months and it stays on the car the whole time and we have never had a water problem even with the severe rain storms we get down there. We have had it 3 years now and it has been out in the weather 7 1/2 months without issue. We carry two sets of golf clubs in the box. I carry a small folding step stool to load and unload the clubs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Not all I expected it to be

    By 

    from N.Y. STATE

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Hard To Install Or Use
      • Unstable
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Thule Sidekick:

        I'm a frequent camper and fisher, and I hoped this carrier would solve my storage problems. It was difficult to assemble, and very flimsy. Once centered on top of the car, it's difficult to open and like other complaints, does need a front lock to secure the nose. Additionally, the knobs easily strip while trying to tighten on the ubolts which presents a security problem. Seams are not waterproof despite the foam sealant provided. Overall, I've used my case a handful of times and I find it's more a pain than it helps solve my problem.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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

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        Volume 8 cu ft
        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
        Fits AeroBlade
        Fits SquareBar
        Color Grey
        Model number 682

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