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Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket - Steel - 49" x 40" x 6" - 150 lbs

Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket - Steel - 49" x 40" x 6" - 150 lbs

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  • Cargo Basket
  • Medium Capacity
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Short Length
  • Steel
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This sturdy cargo basket lets you transport gear on your vehicle's roof. The tubular steel basket has a built-in fairing to reduce drag and wind noise. Universal mounting hardware fits most crossbar spreads and configurations. Lowest Prices for the best roof basket from Thule. Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket - Steel - 49" x 40" x 6" - 150 lbs part number TH859XT can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Thule Roof Basket - TH859XT

This sturdy cargo basket lets you transport gear on your vehicle's roof. The tubular steel basket has a built-in fairing to reduce drag and wind noise. Universal mounting hardware fits most crossbar spreads and configurations.


  • Cargo basket lets you easily transport gear on the roof of your vehicle
    • Maximizes your vehicle's cargo carrying capacity
    • Keeps wet, soiled, or oversize gear out of your vehicle's interior
  • Fairing and low-profile wedge shape help to reduce drag and wind noise
  • Tapered side walls make the basket easy to load
  • Mounting hardware can be positioned anywhere on bottom of basket to accommodate crossbar spread
    • Clamp on bars or mount in crossbar channels
    • Add One-Key System lock cylinders (TH544 - sold separately) to lock basket to vehicle
  • Sturdy tubular steel construction
  • E-coat and black powder coat finish resist corrosion
  • Extension piece (TH8591XT - sold separately) adds 20" of length to the basket


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Crossbar spread: 20" - 37"
  • Overall dimensions: 49" long x 40" wide x 6" tall
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
  • Carrier weight: 29 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

The Thule Canyon XT cargo basket allows you to easily transport a wide range of gear on your vehicle's roof. It maximizes your vehicle's cargo carrying capacity and keeps dirty and damp gear outside of the vehicle. A built-in fairing reduces drag and wind noise, and the mounting hardware is adjustable to accommodate different crossbar spreads.

Aerodynamic, Low-Profile Design

Thule Canyon and Fairing

The low-profile Canyon XT is wedge-shaped and aerodynamic. A wind fairing attaches to the front of the basket to help redirect air up and over the basket. This helps to reduce drag and wind noise. And the side walls are tapered for easy loading.

Easy Installation

Installed Thule Canyon

The basket has universal mounting hardware that fits most crossbar styles, and the hardware adjusts to accommodate most crossbar spreads.

Adjustable Mounting Hardware

You can position the hardware anywhere along the bottom of the basket to match your crossbar spread. The hardware easily clamps to basket's bottom rails.

U-Bolts & Hand KnobsInstalled U-Bolts

To install the basket, simply align the included U-bolts under your crossbars and use the hand knobs to tighten them to the mounting hardware. The system includes 3 sets of U-bolts to accommodate most crossbar sizes.

You can also mount the basket directly into your crossbar's top channels using the included T-bolts. Just slide the T-bolts into the crossbar top channels and use the hand knobs to tighten them to the mounting hardware.

Optional 20" Extension

To increase the basket's cargo carrying capacity, install the Thule Canyon XT basket extension (TH8591XT - sold separately). This 20" extension allows you to carry extra-long gear on your vehicle's roof.

859XT Thule Canyon XT Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier - 49" x 40" x 6"

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TH859XT Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH859XT Installation instructions

Video of Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket - Steel - 49" x 40" x 6" - 150 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Canyon XT roof cargo basket. Part number TH859XT. Maximize your vehicle's cargo carrying capacity with the Thule Canyon XT rooftop cargo basket. This cargo basket allows you to keep wet, soiled, or oversize gear out of your vehicle's interior to free up more room for passengers and pets. It simply attaches to your vehicle's round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems. The included hardware allows it clamp around your crossbar, or if your crossbar has a T-slot, you can use the included T-bolts. The ability to use your roof rack's T-slot is fairly unique to the Canyon XT. Other roof baskets have more of a boxy shape to them.

The tapered edges here make it easier to load up gear. The fairing and the low-profile wedge shape design help reduce wind noise and drag while on the road. It's made out of a sturdy steel tubular construction, and has a black powder coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. The overall dimensions are 49" long by 40" wide and 6" deep here at the center. If you'd like an extension, you can add an extra 20: here in the center. It's sold separately.

You can pick it up with part number TH8591XT. It has a weight capacity of 150 pounds. Of course you want to be sure and check with your vehicle's owners manual to see if your roof can carry that much. It features a limited lifetime warranty. It's very easy to get installed.

We'll go ahead and show you that now. We've already got our four mounting plates installed and measured out to match our crossbars. Now you also need to be sure you have a minimum distance between your crossbars of 20". Let's go ahead and put it in place. You want to be sure that the fairing is facing forward, and we can center it up. Now when positioning it on your roof rack system you want to be sure to leave just enough room so you can open up your rear hatch. Now let's go ahead and grab our U-bolts. We've got three different sizes depending on your crossbar thickness.

We're going to go ahead and use the largest. We'll go underneath our crossbar, and come up through the mounting plate. Then we'll put on a flat washer on each side, and then put on our thumb screws. Once we get it nice and tight we can just repeat the same process for the other three. Now we can put on our cover. We want to be sure and line up this end here that has the hole with the end right here on our plate. We'll start by putting it on at an angle, and then bringing it around like so, and then locking it. If you choose to you have the option to replace this Thule plastic lock with a Thule lock core. You can pick up four of those with part number TH544. Now if your roof rack system has a T-slot and you prefer to mount your basket that way, the hardware is included and you can do so. There's just a whole here in the center of the mounting plate and you'll be using the same grey knob. Great, now the only thing left to do is to load some gear, strap it down, and we're ready to hit the road. Now we're all set. That's going to complete our look at the Thule Canyon XT roof cargo basket. Part number TH859XT.

Customer Reviews

Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket - Steel - 49" x 40" x 6" - 150 lbs - TH859XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

This sturdy cargo basket lets you transport gear on your vehicle's roof. The tubular steel basket has a built-in fairing to reduce drag and wind noise. Universal mounting hardware fits most crossbar spreads and configurations.

- TH859XT

Received and installed just in time for a family trip to a cabin. This rack was perfect for storing coolers and bags to free up space in the back of the car. The only difficult step in the installation was getting it as close to centered as possible on the roof rails. 593914

- TH859XT

Purchased this rack and the THULE wind screen shown in picture above is PLASTIC. Would not be a big deal except for when installed it was bent due to the location of the attach points. LOOKED LIKE CRAP. Called to discuss and got the "pass the buck" from etrailer "not our issue-way its made". We took it off but had to put it back on due to a ridiculous amount of wind noise. Poor product. Poor service. Never used again and hitting the trash. Big regret. 592831

- TH859XT

Put the rack on yesterday and so far so good. The test will be a 900-mile trip to Wisconsin over several days. Overall, very satisfied with this rack. 199389


This rack has been great. Used is a bunch of times for stuff that was too awkward for the car, or where there was no room.

Al C - 05/31/2016


- TH859XT

The product it’s self is great. It’s a Thule product so you know what you’re getting when you order it. Very stylish and the coating on the basket seems like it will hold up. This is something that is not meant to be taken on and off regularly. It does take some time to install the basket. I did it myself in about an hour. I do feel like the plastic wind shield on it could have had a better set up. Doesn’t look to strong but time will tell etrailer customer service also gets 5 stars I ordered this on sale on Black Friday. The item took about 2 weeks to ship but once it did it only took 2 days to arrive. I recieved several emails updating me on my order status which was great comminitication. It seems that basket was delayed due to supplies from Thule because other retailers stopped taking orders on it. Overall the basket looks great on my Subaru Crosstrek and is what I expected from the product. 460734

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Looks good,functions even better.very sturdy,low profile(getting into garages empty,no problem) 259282

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Great rack! Design flaw: when assembling, the female end of the frame faces forward, potentially letting more rain water inside the tube, increasing the chance of rust. A little gorilla tape helps prevent that. I’m happy with it. 616443

- TH859XT

Products arrived in good condition as expected. Customer service was outstanding! George and Julie kept in constant communication with me regarding one item that was delayed. I asked them if they could sent the rest of the order and it arrived promptly, along with the part that I wasn't expecting until the end of the month. Outstanding!! Being in a field myself that cultivates good customer service these two representatives really took ownership of my order/case and saw it through to the end. Thank you! 498132

- TH859XT

Really well made product. Engineering is outstanding. Good looks too. 388202

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I bought this rack because of the look of it. I liked the lines, and the tapered walls. It looks great on my grand Cherokee. It is easy to take on and off once you learn how. Kat from e-trailer helped out a lot, letting me know the status until it arrived. GREAT customer service, and awesome product. Thanks Kat, and thanks e-trailer!!! 215472

- TH859XT-8591XT

Review from a similar Thule Canyon XT in Roof Basket

Takes a little time to assemble and install but the end product is worth it. Now i am worthy to go camping and carry all my stuff with me! 554802

- TH859XT-8591XT

Review from a similar Thule Canyon XT in Roof Basket

This was so easy to put together. It fits great on my 2014 Subaru Crosstrek. I plan on loading all the camping gear in it when we go on vacation. The folks at have been great inn keeping me up to date on the status of my order. 520010

- TH859XT-8591XT

Review from a similar Thule Canyon XT in Roof Basket

Product arrived super quick and was very easy to install. 590124

- TH859XT-8591XT

Review from a similar Thule Canyon XT in Roof Basket

Excellente product, utilized to travel on a Chevy Taho. Great capacity, easy to assemble and installation. Practical no noise during travel. 583034


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  • Tips for Reducing Wind Noise with Roof Cargo Basket
  • Roof rack accessories are prone to making wind noise but there are a couple ways to help reduce it. If you can move the rack further back on the crossbars that should help but what would help the most is a fairing for the crossbars. Yakima fairings are designed to basically fit any style of crossbar so you would want the part # Y05017 which is a 40 inch wide fairing (same width as the basket) and that will direct air above the basket and reduce noise.
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  • The Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18115 or the Thule Canyon Cargo Basket XT # TH859XT would be a great choice for a roof cargo basket, but if you are looking to transport kayaks you would need a kayak carrier like the Thule # TH834 as these baskets cannot transport kayaks safely.
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  • Roof Top Cargo Carrier Recommendations for 2013 Honda Pilot
  • I have a couple options for you regarding a roof-top cargo carrier for your 2013 Honda Pilot and they all allow for the unimpeded opening of your rear hatch. Regarding a basket, I recommend the Thule Canyon # TH859XT. It measures 40 inches wide by 49 inches long by 6 inches tall. It has a maximum weight capacity of 150 lbs. You might also be interested in the Thule Cargo Net # TH692. It secures the items in your MOAB with impact-resistant hooks and is 40 inches by 36 inches unstretched....
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  • I am sure you could make the Yakima Spare Tire Carrier part # Y07076 work on your Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket part # TH859XT by drilling new holes into the mounting plate but it will not work out of the box without modifications. The lower bars on the basket are too far apart. Unfortunately, they do not offer any spare tires carriers specifically for your Canyon XT so the Yakima Spare Tire Carrier may be your best bet afterall. You could also use something like the Fulton Economy...
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  • Will Thule Canyon Roof Cargo Basket Fit a 2015 Subaru Outback with Factory Roof Rack
  • I checked with Thule and the Canyon cargo basket # TH859XT will fit the factory roof rack and crossbars on your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. I have included a link to a video review of this basket for you.
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  • Interior and Exterior Dimensions of Thule # TH859XT Canyon Roof Mounted Cargo Rack
  • The external measurements of the Thule Canyon roof rack # TH859XT are 50-1/4 inches long by 41 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The internal measurements are 39 inches long by 40 inches wide by 5 inches tall. The usable interior dimensions are 39 inches long by 36 inches wide. You can see these dimensions on the photo I've provided. To see a product demonstration video, click the provided link.
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  • Is a Roof Mounted Bike Rack Compatible with My Thule Canyon Cargo Basket?
  • I reached out to my contact at Thule and they said that they don't have a product designed to fit the Canyon Cargo Basket # TH859XT, however they also said that as long as you didn't alter the basket in any way you won't void any warranty by adding one. They also can't be liable for any malfunction based on you adding something to the cargo basket. I cannot make a recommendation for you based on that information, but if you choose to still add a bike rack, you may want something like...
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  • Roof Cargo Basket Availability that Can Have a Bike Rack Mounted to It
  • I have a solution for you, but the Curt basket you mentioned does not have the ability to install a bike rack on it. The Thule Canyon XT basket part # TH859XT does have the ability for a bike rack to be installed on it though. For a fork mount you could use the part # TH535 or for a wheel mount you could then use the # TH598004 . I attached review videos for all three Thule items for you to check out as well.
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