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Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket - Steel - 49" x 40" x 6" - 150 lbs
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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. Great 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 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Basket - TH859XT

  • Medium Capacity
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Thule
  • Steel
  • Cargo Basket
  • Short Length
  • Black

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 (TH450400 - 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.

859002 Thule Canyon XT Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier - 49" x 40" x 6"


Installation Details TH859XT Installation instructions

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (103 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.


I love this basket! Once I centered on cross braces, it was easy to leave the connectors in same spot. Also, low enough profile to drive in and out my garage. We have a screen door so that made it a shorter height than traditional garage door.


We were very happy with our Thule roof rack. The low profile design works well and does not have too much wind noise compared to others I’ve had. It’s held up very well also through the seasons.

P V.


Still in great shape. No rust. No rattles. Great cargo rack


Ordered the Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket from etrailer. It came within days of oredering and is as advertised. Ordering from etrailer was an excellent experience. They followed kept me informed of the status as we went along and sent me warranty information after receipt George and Carol were great to work with. PS - the installation was a breeze and we used it to haul roof top items on our camping trip last weekend. Thank You - I will certainly not hesitate to order from etrailer again!!


Love my new Thule canyon xt roof cargo basket!! Fits on my 2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade, it was easy to assemble!! Shipping was awesome came in quicker then I expected!!


Great product and absolutely awesome service. I originally order the Thule Canyon XT basket from a VERY well know online entity. I wasn't able to get a ship date (they said a would be notified via email when a firm date had been established. After two days of waiting for the message, I cancelled the order and checked They had the same Thule basket at the same price, so I ordered it. It wasn't 10 minutes later that I received an email thanking me for the order and further stating that the product had shipped!!!!!! A UPS tracking number came early the next day!!!! Great product, great price and great service!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks - etrailer..........


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.


Very happy with product and time frame of delivery and the tracking info is always a great asset. Easy to assemble. My only problem was i needed help getting in on the roof of the truck. Also liked the how to and information about the product videos . Thank you . Next item is the cargo bag. :)


Just finished installing my roof basket this morning. No problems doing it by myself. Good, solid product!

Thanks to the team at etrailer for exceptional service, and especially to Michael B. for his help with changing my shipment from my home address to my work address!


Nice balance of quality, fitment, style, and weight. One year and it has held up well. Fits 2019 Toyota RAV4 perfectly.


I’d been looking at this product for a while. No oversize shipping fee. Fairly straightforward directions— IKEA experience a plus. Looks great on the Outback. Feels solid, and is ready to go.


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


Perfect fit. Looks very slim and low enough to clear my garage door. Always love Thule products. Make the vehicle looks more rugged with its new curves.


Nice cargo rack, easy install.


The Canyon XT installed with ease & also provides multiple mounting brackets for attaching to crossbars.

It will definitely give us more interior room or additional cargo capacity!

I highly suggest reading the directions a few times before you start & during assembly. Some parts are in the same bag for a step while other steps need parts from different bags.

Depending on your vehicle, all parts may not be used. So make sure the parts you have left over are the right ones!


Excellent basket! Very well made. High quality equipment. Taking a star off because it should have included locking cores at the price.


i love it!! Somewhat easy to install. Very sturdy and looks very nice on my ride.

Marlon G.


I still love it!! 1 minor thing though...the plastic piece creates a lot of wind noise. Other than that, its an awesome product. I also bought an extension which made it look so much better.


This worked as advertised! I bought if for a little extra protection to go along with our cargo soft bag (also from etrailer) that I put in our Thule rooftop basket. Worked great on our 16 hour drive.


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.


Others stated directions were hard to follow but my husband had it installed on my 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon in less than an hour by himself the only thing I helped with was lifting it up and off the roof of the car. I chose Thule because they stand behind their product. Thule is the best cargo roof basket available on the market and they back it up with a Lifetime Warranty! I have not had any cargo in it yet but have had it up to 75 miles an hour with no wind drag empty. There is a speed rating on this basket of 80 miles an hour so I wonder if the wind complaint reviewers are driving in excess of 80 miles an hour. No matter what vehicle you put it on it has a nice, sleek, sturdy appearance. From what I have researched the less expensive roof cargo baskets only have up to a 2 year warranty and are plagued by rust issues.


My Thule cargo basket has a real slick yet sturdy design. Strong, loads of space, good finish, and more tie down points than I have ratchet straps. Takes my Outback from being a boring family wagon to a cool trekking machine. While I did encounter initial issues with parts fit, etrailer was immediately responsive and took care to ensure it all worked out. Genuine five stars for service, thank you etrailer!


Holds a lot and stores flat on our garage wall.


This basket is a must if you have minimal trunk space. It holds a lot and very well made.


Works good, nice and sturdy. Make sure you check the nuts on the deflector shield every once and a while. I had one come off.


Basket is sturdy and wasn't bad to install. I've used it several times and it's great to have with a new car because stuff I don't want in car goes up there. I ride bikes and basket is great for weekend bike trips for extra space as well as whatever I need to haul and construction makes it easy to hook load straps and secure load. Basket does make some noise but it's worth it. Overall great purchase that I plan to get lots of use out of.

Ronald I.


Working well used this basket on bunch of mtb camping trips. Holds gear Im using Thule bag with it works very well keeps things dry and secure. Highly recommend these products.


Fast shipping, no shipping damage, and great service. Will be using etrailer in the future if I need anymore gear for my vehicle.

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