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Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box - 11 Cu Ft - Matte Black

Code: TH613

30 reviews

Our Price: $608.07


Product Specs:

Roof Box

Aero Bars
Factory Bars
Square Bars
Round Bars
Elliptical Bars


Passenger Side Access

Small Capacity

Long Length

Low Profile


88-1/2 x 25-1/2 x 12-1/2. This affordable and aerodynamic cargo box holds skis, small luggage or other gear for 2-3 people. The Easy-Grip mounting hardware offers tool-free installation, and the SecureLock ensures the box is always closed properly.

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Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box - 11 Cu Ft - Matte Black - TH613

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

88-1/2 x 25-1/2 x 12-1/2. This affordable and aerodynamic cargo box holds skis, small luggage or other gear for 2-3 people. The Easy-Grip mounting hardware offers tool-free installation, and the SecureLock ensures the box is always closed properly.

by: Donald 12/20/2021

if the box could slide up another inch the hatch would clear the back of the box. I have a 2017 Subaru Outback.
I just received the box today and have not taken it out on the road.

For the hatch to open fully with the box installed there must be at least 55.25 inches between the front cross bar and the line where the roof and hatch meet.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/28/2021
I found the toolbox easy to mount on the roof of the car, secure, quiet on the road. I wish I could slide 2 inches it further forward on the rack so that I could fully open the hatch. I have a Subaru outback.
Donald - 12/21/2022

by: Noah 11/02/2022

Very sturdy construction, yet light weight and slim cargo box. I have a P3 Volvo XC70 and it fits very nicely with the rear hatch open. I like the slim design of this cargo box which should minimize the reduction in MPGs while its on the vehicle.

by: Pam07/09/2021

my rooftop carrier! It was perfect for our golf clubs. etrailer was wonderful. Great communication and it arrived on expected date.

by: Robert06/05/2021

Love it. Fits perfectly on my 2014 Outback and 2017 Town and Country.

Easy to install and uninstall.


I like that you can not remove keys without locking. No accidentally driving off with it being shut but not locked.

Outstanding. Ive used it five times, one to two week trips. No issues in rain. On our last trip we were caught in heavy winds and snow. I did have snow accumulation inside. Speed of vehicle and wind must have forced the snow inside. Ironically Ive never had rain, under similiar driving situation, enter the carrier. After I got our stuff out I was unable to lock the carrier. Melted snow refroze in locking lugsnot the key lock did not freeze. The temperature never approached freezing....the high that week was about -5. So I took the carrier off and the same came out a few days the ice in the lug areas meleted. I was able to lock it and make it home, two days of driving, with no issues.
Robert P - 06/06/2022

by: Robert04/01/2022

The folks at your company where thoughtful, helpful and thorough. Thanks for everything and keep up your wonerful customer service. The Thule Pulse Alpine roof cargo box has been great!

by: Tim 12/19/2022

It was what I expected with a feature that I didn't expect. The quick mounting clamps make it very easy to attach.

by: David10/28/2021

The Thule Alpine turned out to be a great choice. It fits all of our roof racks and is easy to adjust. More room than expected and the low profile is great if you have a larger SUV.

by: Philip12/14/2020

arrived in a timely manner, freight company called to set up delivery, am satisfied with my purchase. Would buy from etrailer again!

Pod works great, got the long version 210cm, fits shovels and other tools, kayak paddles and our skis. glad I got it, keeps my truck bed free of awkward shaped things to pack it better. Got it during covid, took a while but worth the wait. etrailer is a great company Ive bought stuff from them before and will again.
Philip A - 12/15/2021

by: Anthony 08/11/2021

The product is good, a bit pricy for what you get but etrailer seemed to have the most competitive price around. The service and delivery is second to none and makes me keep coming back for my vehicle needs. I have had too many bad experiences with shipping items like this from the (online big tech store), but etrailer's delivery/carrier service is excellent every time!

by: William07/21/2018

Perfect for vehicles with limited space between bike carriers for mounting. This was the narrowest clam shell I could find. Fits 2 inflatable stand up paddle boards plus more. The only tricky thing with this unit was figuring out how to change the lock core (it's a different process than other Thule products) to match my other locks on the vehicle, but the etrailer video on this topic came to the rescue.

by: Doc08/23/2020

First, there we’re complications with the delivery which I caused and eTrailer reps worked with me and worked it out. Second, All products purchased fit and installed rather easily on my 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK. This outcome was a result of working with one of their reps to get the right in-stock parts that fit right. Finally, I reviewed installation videos which helped me get the job done right the first time.

by: Ian12/30/2021

Came earlier than expected not damaged. Customer service was excellent and the pod is working out great!

by: Bill 01/31/2019

Great rack. Low profile fits on Toyota Highlander into standard height garage. Stays on all winter for skis plus a couple times throughout the year for other trips. Fits at least four pairs of skis.

by: James 12/20/2021

great service and product

by: Hart12/12/2021

Great product and great service.

by: Stephen 12/06/2021

Everything as advertised. Thanks!

by: Douglas02/04/2019

Great product. Great company. Reasonable delivery time. Would do business with e-trailer again! Thanks

by: Robert H.10/02/2017

Love the low profile.= less wind resistance and better mpg. Lock keeps valuables safe and dry. Exactly what I wanted.

by: James 08/11/2021

Faster than expected delivery! Great product and price!

by: chris07/28/2021

It’s OK. The lock seems weak. Time will tell.

by: Todd 08/11/2021

by: Gary 12/23/2021


by: William 11/18/2022

by: Charlene 08/06/2022

by: Jeff 12/13/2022

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  • Comparing the Thule Pulse and Force Alpine Cargo Boxes for an Audi A4
  • The Thule Pulse Alpine cargo box # TH613 is the new economy, entry-level box. It opens on one side only, is constructed of durable ABS plastic, and has easy-grip mounting feet that mount in about 5 minutes. The Force XT, # TH6356B, is a step up from the Pulse. It features a diamond textured aeroskin for added durability. It is more sleek and aerodynamic. This box uses tool-free quick-grip mounting feet. The lid opens on either side. The Pulse is 11 cubic feet and 88-1/2 inches long whereas...
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Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft - Matte Black

Code: TH615

135 reviews

Our Price: $649.95


Product Specs:

Roof Box

Aero Bars
Factory Bars
Square Bars
Round Bars
Elliptical Bars


Passenger Side Access

Large Capacity

Medium Length

High Profile


76 x 33 x 16-1/2. This aerodynamic, low-profile cargo box holds outdoor equipment and large luggage for up to 5 people. The Easy-Grip clamps let you mount the box to your roof rack without tools, and single-side-opening lid includes a lock.

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Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft - Matte Black - TH615

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (135 Customer Reviews)

76 x 33 x 16-1/2. This aerodynamic, low-profile cargo box holds outdoor equipment and large luggage for up to 5 people. The Easy-Grip clamps let you mount the box to your roof rack without tools, and single-side-opening lid includes a lock.

by: Eva09/19/2022

This was a much needed addition for a drive back to Tucson, AZ from a three month stay in Portland. ME, as we had acquired some extra things and needed more space than our 2015 Honda CRV provided.

This fit on top of the rhino vortex aero roof rack I also purchased from e-trailer perfectly. The cargo box functioned as expected, and although we ultimately could have used a slightly larger cargo box, this one worked great for giving us extra space in our car for the drive home. It was easy to mount and opened easily, although it was a bit tricky to load, a step ladder would have helped. It was tough to close, we had to move some stuff around to get it to latch, but I appreciated that it would not lock unless the latches could fully engage, which made me feel like it was going to remain closed while traveling. We wasted no time putting stickers on it, and added more along the drive home, which was fun.

We traveled through many different types of weather, it was late spring and was rainy in the beginning of our trip, and very hot towards the end of our trip, and the contents were in perfect condition when we arrived home. There was zero water damage inside, and nothing was damaged from being in the heat. Of course there was some reduced gas mileage and added road noise when traveling, but nothing too unbearable.

Also, service and shipping from etrailer was excellent.

by: Peirce08/16/2021

The 16 cu ft cargo box fits perfectly on the 2018 Toyota Rav4. Literally takes about 5 minutes, 10min at the most, to set up on the rooftop, and was able to do it without the help of a second person. The box itself weighs very little.

Thule rooftop box is great a year later. Super simple but also very secure. Travel with my daughter and dog would not be possible without it.
Peirce - 08/16/2022

by: Daniel08/01/2022

Excellent customer service and shipping. Cargo box arrived when they said it would and delivery driver went out of his way to ensure we were satisfied. I honestly couldn't be happier. Thule pulse large size is perfect for our family of five, and the duffel bags are also great.

by: Jennings10/20/2021

The Thule Pulse has worked well for us in our travels. Mounts easily and there is no noise or vibration. Instructions are easy to follow, light weight makes it easy to handle & Mount. Has adequate storage. Great product & well worth the money.

It has been over a year since our purchase of the Thule Pulse Large roof storage unit. Again it has been of great benefit for storage and management of needed space. light weight, easy to handle, easy to mount and no road noise. Great product.
Jennings - 10/21/2022

by: Dan08/15/2022

This thing is awesome!!! Perfect size for our Grand Cherokee. Easy to install, super secure, and a ton of space!!

by: Daddy O of Funroe, Louisiana09/23/2022

Great Box! Lots of room,mostly duffle bags. Yet , it is good for having fishing poles, paddles and life jackets. It lets you get the nighttime cargo out of the way to keep the ice chests, food, and extra clothes and shoes easily accesible in thd back of our Mazda CX-5. We spent 4 weeks on the road to the beaches from Maine to North Carolina.
THe box was a little awkward for one person to handle and parallel up with the car from front to back. A helper is needed for that. Also, the screw on clamps get in the way of the bag movement for loading and unloading. The box interior secondary tie down straps should be a little wider with slip velcro slides to hook into the inside roof of the cargo carrier chook velcro for positioning the interior cargo hold down straps. A 2 step short folding ladder with a grab bar is useful for loading and unloading twice a day. THe cargo carrier did not leak water, even during driving rain. As expected , our gas mileage dropped about 10%-20% depending on our speed. Keeping the box parrallel is critical for wind noise and gas mileage. A soft firm taped on non slip cloth material around the clamps and the roof bars solved the problem of the box sliding latterally. Live a little, learn a little. Great box for 3 kids and 2 adults on a very long long trip. THe car is our daily drive vehicle at home and the box let us travel comfortably without having to get a van.

by: Travis 02/14/2023

I purchased this cargo carrier about a year ago. I’ve taken it on 5-6 road trips covering multiple states in all kinds of weather. This rack has remained stable and I really like that you cannot leave it open without the key, which works well to ensure I don’t lose it. However, I gave the carrier a 4 as the rubber seal has come off a few times at the far attachment site and I have had a small amount of water get inside the carrier while traveling.

by: Richard02/01/2023

This was purchased off of the website as a "damaged" item at a significantly reduced price. The description on the website described the damage very well and the cargo box has no functional issues of any kind. Also, the cargo box arrived much earlier than I anticipated. Furthermore, when I noticed that the box arrived with the load securing straps missing I emailed etrailer customer support and they had Thule send me two new ones right away. Couldn't be more pleased with etrailer and this cargo box. It fits my 2014 Honda CRV with factory crossbars with just a little bit of rear hatch interference (restricts opening by maybe an inch or two, but can still fully use the rear hatch). Can't speak to durability quite yet as I've only used the cargo box a few times to transport skis and snowboard and plan to use it year-round for road trips. A really great, simple cargo box!

by: Sarah 01/14/2023

It was easier to install than I expected. Worked really well for a family trip. Kept everything dry and was very light, easy to remove (empty) once we got to our location. We were able to fit all our supplies, pack and play easily into this and had room to go. Gas mileage wasn’t too bad with the box on the Jeep. It was quiet during transport.

by: Stephen07/25/2021

The box is easy to open and close. You can fit a lot of luggage inside. The lock keeps my cargo secure. My belongings are kept completely dry from the rain. The box is not loud, even at highway speeds. Attaching the box to my cross rails is a cinch. It is aerodynamic so I’ve only lost about 1 mpg. The only reason I don’t give it 5 stars is because I wish the box was slightly deeper to allow for my hard travel case for golf clubs.

by: John06/09/2019

Purchased for our 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and after multiple uses we have no regrets. The price was good; the Thule Cargo box is surprisingly light, I was able to lift it over my head onto our Jeep fairly easy. The box does only open on one side and given the height of our Jeep, that was an issue when we mounted the box center line on the Jeep. We've since started mounting the cargo box on the right side, so using a step I can easily reach any cargo inside. The two straps for securing cargo are useless and we ditched them for Bihlwerflex bungee straps. Much easier to install and use. The clamps that secure the cargo box to the rails are great, makes the mount/secure process a breeze. I do a walk around and check everything whenever we stop and the clamps have always been secure.

by: Jennifer09/03/2022

Awesome product!

by: John09/27/2022

Works perfectly, is very durable, easy to take off and put back on.

by: Christine03/28/2022

I don’t even know how to open this box. My order got delivered with a missing packing. It’s been over 8 days and still haven’t heard back from anyone here on resolving this. XXX dollar item not in and now I come to discover I can’t even open this box?? Maybe the key was in the other package? Don’t want to break it open but tried opening it by pulling up on the passenger opening side with no luck. Wish I could properly review this item, but not sure I even have all that’s included. This is the worst experience I’ve had yet with not receiving items and no follow up for resolution of this matter.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/05/2022

by: James 01/06/2022

We've had the Thule Roof Rack & Cargo Box on our Honda CRV for over a year now and have traveled extensively in cold and hot climates (Arizona, Florida, Maine, etc.). The hardware installs and removes easily. We stay in the specs for weight, etc., and have not had a single issue. It gives us the extra space we need. Working with etrailer was easy and straight-forward. I had a question on the fit with our car, sent photos of the roof, etc. and was promptly guided to the right product. I'm pleased with the experience and product.

by: Chris 12/06/2022

The package arrived very quickly, can't wait to use it. All the parts I have received for my Crosstrek from etrailer have even rite on. Thanks.

by: Geoffrey H03/11/2022

Box came damaged retaped torn and shrink wrapped fortunately no damage to carrier.Installation was easy ,only drove with it empty around town so far so good will see how it goes on our next trip. Photo large Pulse on a 2011 Nissan Murano factory crossbars very close to open sunroof.o

by: Justin 01/14/2023

Works great easy to install on my various vehicles.

by: Ethan 02/08/2023

We love this rooftop carrier. It is roomy, lightweight, and very easy to mount onto the factory cross-bars of our 2012 Subaru Outback. We've driven it through rain and had no issues with water infiltration although I believe they have disclaimers that it is not waterproof.

It is large enough to fit our full size baby stroller (folded up of course) along with beach umbrellas, sleeping bags, etc.

by: Richard08/10/2022

Works great for our golf clubs or portable kayaks. Would purchase again.

by: VA Heidi08/22/2022

The Thule Pulse was everything we needed for our 2016 Highlander. Great experience traveling with it and no problems with leaking.

by: Richard 12/20/2021

We purchased our Thule luggage carrier for our trip to Teas from South Dakota. Went thru a snow storm to get their and actually was in the middle of the Texas snow/ice storm last year. Had no issues with our Thule. Easy to mount and access. Rides quiet and secure as well. Highly recommend.

by: Charles 12/19/2022

Great service and quick delivery! The roof carrier was packaged very well, on a pallet!

by: Jeremy 11/12/2022

Excellent storage and very simple installation. A+ quality!

by: Joe 12/10/2021

Used this Cargo Box on 4 trips now. We love it! It's stored a lot of our duffle bags, sleeping bags, pillows, etc. Very great for storage!

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