Is your family getting too big to for your car? Do you have too much gear? It’s time to box clever, with some help from Thule…
If you’re lucky enough to regularly read my incessant ramblings on this here website, you’ll be well aware I recently added a mini Rowswell to my life. Yes, that’s right. I’m now responsible for a small person’s life. Scary eh?
Now don’t get me wrong, fatherhood is an amazing thing. However it’s not such an amazing thing for your car. From baby sick on the Alcantara, to little greasy handprints on the windows and the discovery of random items in every nook and cranny. Also, what they don’t tell you in the manual is just how much equipment a baby needs. How can someone so small need so much?
However, you’d think having an A6 Avant I would have plenty of room surplus. But for trips away it’s a tad on the tight side, especially with an air tank, a few tools and my spare size 16s in the boot. So I need to either buy a bigger car like an MPV… Errr, no thanks! Or find a solution. And, that solution is a roof box!
In the time I’ve been driving, roof boxes have come a long way. Yep, long gone are the days of ugly looking lumps on top of your car. These days roof boxes are sleek, sexy and seriously cool bits of kit. And no one does them better than Thule.
I’ve had my fair share of Thule products over the years, from a roof rack on my old Lupo, to the current rack and the bike carriers on the A6, and they’ve all been great. Therefore, choosing Thule for my roof box was an easy choice. But what wasn’t quite so easy was choosing which one from their extensive range – you should check out Thule.com.
There’s loads to chose from, but a quick play on their configurator and I’d whittled down my choices. As I wanted something not only functional but also good looking (a bit like myself) the Thule Motion XT Sport was an obvious choice.
Why? Well I’ll tell you. Top features include a sleek optimised design for the best aerodynamics, 300 litres of space and a load capacity of a whopping 75kg. In fact I could probably fit our Midge in there (if he lost about 35kgs). It also comes with the very clever PowerClick quick-mount system that clicks when it’s properly mounted and secured.
So I won’t have to worry about seeing my prized possessions and roof box fly off behind me on the motorway. Also, due to its clever design it took literally two minutes to fit, meaning it’s easy to remove when not in use. Though it looks so good I’ll probably never take it off.
Thule Motion XT Sport £375
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