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Thule 688BXT Atlantis 2100 Rooftop Cargo Box (Black)

by Thule
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About the Product

  • Black version - carries 21 cubic feet or up to 110 lbs of cargo per box
  • QuickGrip Mounting System
  • Holds 6-8 pairs of skis up to 198cm or 110 lbs 4-6 snowboards
  • Also mounts to most factory-installed racks and after-market systems
  • Durable lid stiffeners and struts make opening and closing the lid effortless - even with one hand
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Product Description

All Thule roof box orders must be separately from any other products, including other Thule non-roof box products. Multiple box styles may be ordered on one order.

Designed for use with today's SUV's, wagons, and vans, the Thule 688BXT Atlantis 2100 Rooftop Cargo Box is a premium cargo box with a new reinforced lid and redesigned lid lifters for smooth, effortless dual-sided opening and closing. Updated features include an ergonomic lock knob for increased security and gear protection. Capable of carrying 21 cubic feet or up to 110 pounds of cargo, the Atlantis can carry up to eight full-size snowboards or 12 pairs of skis and still have room for boots and gear. An ideal rooftop cargo box for winter sports, the Atlantis' oversized ergonomic lock knob is easier to grasp and turn, even when you're wearing gloves.

Other features include an aerodynamic design that minimizes wind resistance for greater fuel efficiency and quieter travel, and a QuickGrip mounting system for fast, easy, and tool-free installation. Compatible with all Thule load bars, Yakima crossbars, and most factory roof racks, the Atlantis measures 18 x 36 x 92.5 inches (HxWxL). This rooftop box comes backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 93 x 37 x 18 inches ; 75 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 67 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001PQQG74
  • Item model number: 688BXT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Karl Bielefeldt VINE VOICE on June 10, 2009
Size: 2100 (21 Cubic ft)Color: Silver
We bought this cargo box after reading reviews of people who bought smaller sizes and wished for more room. Yes, it is more expensive, but it has all the room we need for our growing family, and is durable enough that I can easily see it outlasting our vehicle. It is light weight, but I wouldn't call it fragile. The only scenario I can imagine it cracking is through abuse, like someone stepping right on the middle of it or something.

There is a huge amount of space. It has pretty much the same footprint as our three-cushion sofa. I worried that it would protrude off the front badly on our Kia Sedona, but it fits nicely and looks like it belongs there. It's unobtrusive enough that we don't mind just leaving it on there if it's only a couple weeks until the next trip. We borrowed a fabric cargo bag previously, which we always took off when unpacking at our destination because inevitably a strap end would come loose and bang all over the place. This cargo box has no such issues.

Installation was a snap. It took under 10 minutes, including installing the crossbars on our roof rack, which weren't included. Compared to the fabric cargo bag we used previously, this is easier to install, holds more, and is easier to load. The hinges which let you open it from either side are ingenious. It's a little awkward off the car, but feels as natural while on the car as opening a hatch back. Unlike some other models I've read reviews for, this one came fully assembled. Despite its size, it is light enough I could probably put it on the roof myself if necessary, but with my wife helping to lift it, it was very easy.

It rains frequently here, and we haven't had any problems with leaks, but we haven't tested it in rain at freeway speeds yet.

Check out my customer image. It shows the Atlantis 2100 packed and hinged open.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By FL. Swamp Yankee on September 19, 2009
Size: 2100 (21 Cubic ft)Color: Black Verified Purchase
Very good for expanding your interior space especially for camping gear. Sturdy and easy to mount. Items need to be placed perfectly by weight to avoid distortion which makes it hard to close. Even when closed the nose or front of the unit was not sealed and if rain or too much air got in there it caused the top to lift and the gear to get wet. I tried everything I could to even the weight out and spread the heavy items to the middle but there was still a gap in the front and it lifted when going down the highway @ 70MPH. I fixed it by drilling a small 1/8 inch hole in the front lip between the top lid and the bottom and routed a bungee hook through it. This sealed the box and I had no more issues. This is very sturdy and well built! You will have it for years. The lock on it is great! Unique design allows you to open it from either side. I found it VERY difficult to lift heavy items into it and position them by standing in the doorway of the car. I recommend the wheel stand you can buy which is a platform that attaches to the tire and allows you to stand higher then you would loading in the doorway. If your 6ft you wont have a problem. Overall very nice product but pricey! So well built you will have it for years. Storing it is another thing!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Varlamov on January 30, 2010
Size: 2100 (21 Cubic ft)Color: Silver Verified Purchase
Tired of squeezing items into already compressed cargo area of my Touareg I decided investing into a cargo box. I spent considerable time researching and was seriously looking to get a tail-mounted one. But since my Touareg has no hatch I moved forward with a roof-mount and has absolutely no regrets. The next thing was to pick an item fitting my particular vehicle. [...] has a fancy selection app, which I found rather confusing and useless since pretty much any item comes up as fitting your make/model/year (which may be true). Online reviews said the bigger the better, so I picked the largest Thule. It is HUGE, length-wise. You don't realize how long it is till it arrives in a monster carton on the back of a 16-wheeler. Make sure you have a storage space for your Thule. The Thule itself is light-weight and can be unpacked and moved by one person. The first challenge was to figure out how it "works". The instructions assume that you've owned a Thule before (or your parents did). There is a small note to open from one side only. Big gotcha! UNLOCK from one side only! May be "open" and "unlock" is a translation issue from Swedish, but it almost cost me broken insides of the item trying to get it back together. You do need 2 capable people mounting it and leave yourself plenty of time fitting in initially. Since it's so long you don't have much of the maneuvering room up on the roof: it's got to fit at a fixed spot, and then you must line up the roof base and the inside bolts accordingly. In spite of the long body, the bolts rails are not that long, so it's a trial and error exercise. I hooked it in the middle, side-wise, and had a 2 step closet ladder with me on the trip.Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Frank Goodman on August 23, 2009
Size: 1800 (18 Cubic ft)Color: Silver Verified Purchase
Purchased this for a recent trip. Unit held 5 duffel bags, soft tackle box and some other gear including life jackets. Attaches to the roof bars easily. Stayed tight the entire trip; left it on unloaded. Clamps close tightly on the roof bars from each side. Minimal wind noise and unoticed impact to gas mileage. Used it on a Ford Expediton.

I did find it hard to lock when filled. Required two people to hold the top down to ensure all locking points engaged; probably becuase of the amount of stuff loaded. Can be installed with two people and does not weight much though it is a bit awkward to get on top of the truck. This was not unexpected. Unit opens from either side but be careful to lock one side before opening the other, otherwise the hinges get out of position.

An improvement would be to add internal hook points for a cargo net or bungee cords. The straps provided for the unit are only useful for long items such as skis and I did not use them.

A bit pricey but seems well made.
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