That’s because Thule products – whether box, basket, rack or any of a multitude of sports utility solutions – are designed so that travellers can take their life and lifestyle wherever they go.
As well as open baskets like the Canyon and Trail, Thule has no less than 27 fully-enclosed roof boxes; designed with all vehicle types, family sizes, and budgets in mind. Shown here on top of a freshly-minted Volvo V90 Cross Country is the Thule Motion XT, a popular choice and which in XXL configuration boasts a gargantuan 610 litre capacity.
The award-winning (Italian motoring magazine, Automobilismo, chose it as the winner in a seven-way box shootout last year) Thule Motion XT can be opened from either side, mounts so as not to impinge on an opened tailgate and is styled to fit seamlessly with modern car designs. It is sitting atop a pair of satin-black Thule Evo cross bars, the latest and most aerodynamically-efficient set of racks in the stable.
Ensuring it’s a Swedes-only party is a Thule ProRide bike carrier, in satin black too. Thule’s single most popular roof-mounted cycling accessory was first launched in 2010 and has evolved along with the requirements of cyclists worldwide. For example, the mechanism which clamps to the downtube is now better equipped to hold fatter, carbon fibre frames while the padded buckles which secure the wheel to the carrier’s main rail are angled to spread the pressure and increase stability.
Irrespective of a traveller’s needs, there’s a Thule product to ensure the journey is a carefree one, while adding pleasure at the destination by allowing the continuation of lifestyle pursuits at a home away from home.
The products shown here, and many more, are available from Thule Concept stores throughout South Africa. Many specialist sporting goods stores carry activity-specific Thule products too.