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Thule Force™ Cargo Carriers

Available in five sizes (Alpine)

5 Reviews | 3 questions - 3 answers

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Item # 094623

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825 Gardens Blvd

109 South Carlton

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Our take on the Thule Force™ Cargo Carriers

Thule's Force cargo carriers offers value, storage space, plus all the key conveniences you want in a rooftop carrier. The diamond-textured AeroSkin lid is built to last, and the aerodynamic shape helps cut through the air.

Thule's Force cargo carriers offers value, storage space, plus all the key conveniences you want in a rooftop carrier. The diamond-textured AeroSkin lid is built to last, and the aerodynamic shape helps cut through the air.

Available in 5 sizes

Available in five sizes (Alpine, M, L, XL and XXL), the Force features dual door openings that make it easy to load or unload from either side of the vehicle.

  • Alpine size: Measures 81.5” L x 24.5” W x 17” H . Holds 12 cubic feet of cargo.
  • M size: Measures 65” L x 36” W x 16.5” H. Holds 13 cubic feet of cargo.
  • L size: measures 74” L x 34.5” W x 16” H. Holds 16 cubic feet of cargo.
  • XL size: Measures 84” L x 34.5” W x 17” H. Holds 17 cubic feet of cargo.
  • XXL size: Measures 92.5” H x 36” W x 18” H. Holds 21 cubic feet of cargo.

The Force fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks. Thule's tool-free Quick-Grip mounting system attaches your box to a rack in less than 5 minutes.

Product Highlights:

  • Alpine: holds 12 cubic feet of cargo
  • fits Thule rack systems, round bars, and most factory racks
  • tool-free Quick-Grip mounting system makes installation easier
  • diamond-textured AeroSkin lid stands up to the elements
  • aerodynamic shape reduces wind resistance and noise
  • oversized SecureLock ensures the box is closed properly
  • dual doors for loading/unloading from either side of the vehicle
  • matte black finish
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Thule 623 Force Alpine cargo box (black)

Thule Force™ Cargo Carriers Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Great replacement for our old cargo box.

tvcrider from Binghamton, NY on 5/8/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This Thule Force Alpine replaces our well used 2009 Thule Atlantis 1200XT cargo box. The Thule Atlantis 1200XT cargo box has served us well, but the factory paint (Silver) on the upper half of the clam-shell got quite weather-beaten due to our winters in the Northeast. Both the Force Alpine and Thule 1200XT cargo box have 12 cu feet of cargo volume. According to the specifications the new Force Alpine is apparently 1 inch wider and about two inches shorter than the 1200XT, but I could not see much of a difference and I was able to take my custom-made liner rug out of the 1200XT and place it directly in the Force Alpine without modification. I purposely chose this size of cargo box so I can also fit a bike and/or sea kayak on our roof rack with careful positioning. Any of the larger Thule cargo boxes will take up too much real estate on one's cross bars to fit any additional roof mounted accessories. I really like the matte black, diamond checked finish on the Force Alpine. Color is solid through the entire ABS material, so there will be no pealing paint. The box opens from both sides which is a big plus.

Pros: Great for XC or downhill skills, kayaking gear (wet or dry) and other outdoor equipment. The box opens from either side. Ease or mounting and removal. NO TOOLS REQUIRED! Fairly light weight for it's size. Does not take up my entire roof rack, so there space for carrying other items such as a kayak and/or bike.

Cons: Cost. (But let's face it no decent cargo box is inexpensive) Some care must be taken in closing the box, particularly in the winter. Do not ever force the box closed or the locking mechanism. Simply realign things and start over.

Thule Force XL 625

JohnY from New Jersey on 9/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased the Thule Force XL during a labor day sale for 20% off. Purchasing this product online and getting free shipping was key as the box it comes in is HUGE! I got the Thule for my 2013 Buick Enclave. The box fits well on top of the SUV with the Buick factory roof rails installed. However, it was a little bit of pain to put on top by yourself (especially since I have two sunroofs on my car). I highly recommend following the instructions and get a 2nd person to help putting the cargo box on top of your car. Once the box is on the roof rails all you have to do is tighten the clamps to lock it in place and you are done! The box is just large enough (height wise) to fit a stroller with room to spare to put extra bags. While driving you can hear a little bit of wind noise. I feel if I didn't have sun roofs on the car the wind noise will be almost non-existent. The box will affect your gas mileage, but only by 1-3 mpg. Overall it is a very nice box. As others has mentioned the lid is a feels a bit flimsy when you open and close the box, but you can tell it is sturdy and won't break. I haven't drove with it when it was raining, but lid overhangs the base enough that I wouldn't think water will get in the box. The box does come with a couple of straps to prevent your cargo from moving around while driving which is nice. Overall it is a great box, just make sure you have enough room in your garage when it is not in use!

Pros: Large, easy to clamp down, sleek and one of the most aerodynamic cargo boxes on the market

Cons: A little heavy at 50+ lbs and due to the size it is a little difficult to get on top of a SUV with one person.

Thule Force™ Cargo Carriers

Anonymous from bellingham, wa on 7/31/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great stuff

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Thule Cargo box

CLawery from Smyrna, GA on 6/29/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We recently had a baby boy and needed extra cargo space for vacation. The Thule box was easy to install and uninstall on my Toyota 4Runner. It allowed us to take all our gear to the beach.

Pros: Added a ton of space for traveling. Easy access to either side of the cargo box.

Cons: Storage is a bit of an issue. The box is huge.

Thule Force cargo carrier (large)

bryan from monmouth jct. N.J. on 4/12/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

carrier is perfect for my jetta sport wagon. the with and length fits with a couple of inches to spare. easy mounting camps that adjust to where ever your crossbars are,opens from either side of car . plenty of room for dry storage.(13cu. ft.)

Pros: opens from either side , easy mounting, good storage room

Cons: when top is open it is a little flimsy , (for the money it should be stronger), doesn't come with crossbars

Q & A

Customer Q&A

3 questions already asked

Scratch & dent: These are open-box items that have minor cosmetic damage. They may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents. The manufacturer's warranty applies. Here's a look at some typical scratches and dents: I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Mar 21, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. This particular model we do not have in silver. There are other models of the same size available such as and or you can do a search on the website for Thule cargo carriers to see what is available. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Feb 09, 2016 ]  Staff
Canadian visitors will need to shop at: [ Krissy  Oct 04, 2015 ]  Staff