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Pulse Cargo Box

3.611111111111111 out of 5 stars
18 Reviews

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Pulse Cargo Box

Thule designed the Pulse Cargo Box for the budget-minded driver with a  serious outdoor addiction. Available in three sizes, the durable Pulse Cargo Box adds much-needed space to your car and separates your wet, muddy toys from your car's clean interior on the ride home.


  • Included easy-Grip Mounting hardware attaches in minutes
  • SecureLock ensures the box is closed tight before you drive off
  • Opens on the passenger side of the car–especially convenient for vehicles with sliding passenger-side doors
  • Item #THU0397
ABS plastic
[medium] 67 x 35 x 16in, [large] 76 x 33 x 16.5in, [Alpine] 88.5 x 25.5 x 12.5in
[medium] 14cu ft, [large] 16cu ft, [Alpine] 11cu ft
single side, passenger side open
round bars, square bars, factory bars
Locks Included
Part Number
[medium] 614, [large] 615, [Alpine] 613
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 18 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 8 reviews

Fits True To Size

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4 out of 5 stars

March 25, 2024

nice size and easy on-off install

This is the perfect size for the top of my truck camper. I do wish the opening directions could be changed (passenger side only). Lock is a little finicky as all 3 pins need to be fully lined up for it to work. Clamping system is simple and fast.

Lester the Zamboni driver

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

1 out of 5 stars

January 16, 2024

Lock freezes - do not buy

The lock freezes at -5C. You can drive with it unlocked, but it flies open. It's absolutely useless if you want to use it for skis.

Jack Mackle

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

December 28, 2023

Great low topper for my Subaru

We got this to carry skis on my Subaru Outback. It is nice and low profile. Only downside is it's a tad long for my car so the tailgate hits the back of the box and we can't move it forward any more. Rather than that we are pumped on this box to use in the winter!

Maddie B

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

November 19, 2023


I've used it several times

Very pleased with this. I get extra 15% OFF Coupon from here: promo1024.com

Hosea H

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 4, 2023

Very Satisfied!

My Thule box arrived so quickly and was easy to attach. It holds skis and gear and looks slick on my car! It’s easy to open and close.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2023

Easy to install.

The claw system means you just put it on the roof bars and tighten the claws took 5 minuets.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2023

Great for what it is

I’ve been using the Pulse Alpine for a couple months with no issues when used properly. Does not add a lot of noise. I would give it higher rating but it is a little hard to open and close. We found we need a taller unit but it works well for 5 to travel for a weekend getaway.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

February 2, 2023

Could have been a 5

great product but slightly overpriced in my opinion. lots of bad reviews regarding the latch system, I have yet to have a problem with it. Make sure to load it down with at least a little bit of weight, if you don't it will wobble at highway speeds. I threw my gym bag up there and strapped it in with the included straps to keep the weight toward the front and it stayed very still with no wobble on a 3 hour drive. Also, I'm sure this goes without saying but this will cause a slight decrease in fuel efficiency (mpg). In my experience I have noticed a decrease of about 4-5mpg highway.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

January 31, 2023

Sleek and easy minus straps

Very easy to instal. The quick connect feature is amazing. Had to adjust the bars on my roof but that was easy enough after looking up how to do it. My only gripe is that the straps included are not very user friendly. In order to cinch them you need a weird angle or 2 hands which isn’t always possible when loading and unloading gear. A simple cinch strap would make this product even better. I need to buy a better one as the one that’s included is not very useful.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

2 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2023

Frozen lock

I’ve had this box for less than a month and the lock is already frozen shut on me. I read the reviews and figured people were being dramatic. Nope. One wet drizzle followed by a cold day means I drive up to the mountains with an empty box on my roof and all my gear crammed into the car.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer