Thule SnowPack Extender Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review

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Review of the Thule SnowPack Extender Ski and Snowboard Carrier


Hi everyone. Adam with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Snowpack ski and snowboard carrier. So we are going to have about 29-1/2" of usable space on the inside of our carrier. And that's going to allow us to carry up to six skis or four snowboards. As you can see here we have a hybrid and we actually do have a little bit more space here.

So if we did have a couple more friends that had skis, we could throw it up there as well. These are very, very useful. With the extension feature, all you got to do is press this lever here on both sides.We are going to fold this out like so. And as you can see, I can just pull these out and we are going to have about 15 inches of extendible length just to make loading and unloading a lot easier. So this is going to come in handy for those taller vehicles we may be loading this onto, but it's going to make it a very easy install to put your boards or skis into the carrier, especially if it is a lower riding car.

As you can see, it is still an arm's reach from the ground.Push those in like that. And once we're done, fold it and we are ready to hit the slopes. So our risers here are going to leave optimal space just so our hard bindings aren't going to be rubbing against the roof of our vehicle. And these risers also think about your vehicle as well. We do have some stainless steel straps, but they are rubberized coated, so on all four spots you don't have to worry about your crossbars getting scratched or damaged.

If you're hauling your snowboard or skis around, odds are it's probably a little cold outside. They did think about that when designing these carriers. We have an extra big button, so if you had those bulky gloves on, you're going to be able to touch and latch that pretty easily. On top of that, these knobs here as well are going to have superior grip and it's not a small knob so you're going to be able to get it turned even with those big bulky gloves on.They also do think about your snowboards. We have an extremely soft rubber insert here and that's going to give you optimal grip on your snowboards and skis but it's not going to scratch or damage them.

So we are going to get two pairs of locking cores. We're going to get some down here on the actual feet and we're going to get some for our big button here and they are going to be keyed alike and will come with your kit. So these carriers are going to be made of aluminum and this one you're looking at now has a nice powder coated finish and it is black, but we do carry a silver one as well and it's going to have all the same exact features we just went over. So that is going to fit your needs a little bit better and match your gear or your ride.Go ahead and go on etrailer.com and pick the one that's right for you. So a lot of you guys are wondering what kind of bars this carrier is going to fit on. It's going to fit on basically all of them. We have our factory bars here that we strapped it to. We also have round bars that will be compatible. On top of that we have our arrow bars and square bars. I don't think we'll have any issues getting them on top of your roof rack system. So if you're in the market for a ski or snowboard carrier, Thule is going to have a lot of options with the Snowpack line.We do have the one we had here and it is going to be able to extend about 15 inches, so it's going to be ideal for those taller vehicles you may have, but if you don't necessarily want that feature, we do have the option to grab a little bit more low profile one. It isn't going to sit as high and it is going to be able to fit with all the different types of crossbars, the same exact fit kit for the feet here, so you don't have to worry about choosing which one for your bars. They're both going to be able to clamp onto whatever crossbar set you may have on your vehicle. So just go on etrailer.com and pick the one that's right for you. Well everyone, thanks for tuning in and taking a look at the Thule Snowpack ski and snowboard carrier.


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