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Thule Atlantis 1600 Cargo Carrier

Holds up to 16 cubic feet of cargo (Silver)

Item # 094686XT

Please use Thule's Fit Guide to find the right products for your vehicle.
Discontinued item
1 question - 1 answer

Item # 094686XT

About the Thule Atlantis™ 1600 Cargo Carrier

Thule's rugged Atlantis 1600 cargo carrier holds up to 16 cubic feet of cargo, and its reinforced lid allows easy access from both sides of your vehicle. You can store 5 or 6 sets of skis for your next winter trip. This carrier is available in a gloss black or metallic silver finish.

Product highlights:

  • sleek, modern design
  • metallic silver finish
  • pre-mounted Quick Grip™ hardware for easy attachment to most factory and aftermarket racks
  • simple One Key System™ secures your gear
  • opens from both sides for quick access to cargo
  • 16 cubic-foot capacity
  • holds up to 110 pounds
  • 74"L x 36"W x 16-5/16"H
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 686XT

What's in the box:

  • Silver cargo carrier
  • 2 Straps
  • 2 Keys
  • 4 Pre-installed slide strips
  • Instructions

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More details on the Thule Atlantis™ 1600 Cargo Carrier

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Overview: The Thule 686-Atlantis Cargo Carrier mounts to most factory installed and aftermarket vehicle roof racks.

Fit: The Cargo Carrier requires an aftermarket or factory installed roof-mount rack to mount to the roof of your vehicle. This box may cause interference with some station wagons and hatch backs.

16 Cubic Feet and 110 lb Loading Capacity: The Cargo Carrier offers 16 cubit feet of space and handles and loading capacity up to 110 lbs. Make sure that loads are evenly distributed inside the roof box. Do not exceed the maximum permitted load of 110 lbs for the box or the maximum permitted load for the roof as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer, as well of the maximum load of the roof-rack.

Construction: The Cargo Carrier is made of vacuum molded ABS high grade impact and scratch resistant material, while its pre-installed hardware is zinc-iron plated steel with nylon straps and buckles.

QuickGrip Mounting Hardware: The Cargo Carrier features pre-installed QuickGrip mounting hardware for easy on/off attachment to roof racks (no tools required).

Dual Side Opening System: This box is designed with a patented dual side opening system, allowing you to open the box from either side, providing easy access to each pair of quick connects during installation and removal. Thanks to its dual-side opening feature, you can access your travel gear from either side of the Cargo Carrier. The box should only be opened one side at a time. The locks works the same way from either side of the box.

NO-GO Central Locking, One Key System: The carrier is easy to open and close thanks to Thule's NO-GO Central Locking, One Key System. Insert the key and turn clockwise to the unlocked position. The key an only be removed when the box lid is closed and locked. To close, press down on the lid at the front and rear of the box. Turn the key counter-clockwise to lock and then remove key.

Diffuser Technology: The Cargo Carrier weighs only 39 lbs while utilizing exclusive Diffuser Technology to cut down on drag and wind noise when mounted atop your vehicle.

Colors: Thule 686-Atlantis Cargo Carrier is available in a metallic silver or black finish.

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1 question already asked

What is the longest pair of skis you can put in this box, not an angle, where they don't interfere with the hinges? Thule says 178cm, but I'd like to be sure.
[ Brian  Jan 21, 2014 ]
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be happy help answer your question, but will likely have the same information as Thule.
[ Jeff  Jan 24, 2014 ]  Staff

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