Thule Sidekick

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Thule Sidekick

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The Thule 682 Sidekick Rooftop Cargo Box is compact roof box tailor-made for small vehicles that need to conserve space. The 682 Sidekick allows for 8 cubic feet or up to 110-lbs of cargo per box makes it ideal for carrying small loads such as camping gear or golf clubs. The box is constructed UV and impact-resistent ABS plastic, ensuring years of durable wear. It is compatible with all Thule base racks, as well as most any aftermarket or factory roof rack, and installs/can be removed from your rack in minutes without the use of tools via the Thule U-bolt/knob mounting system. All the necessary mounting hardware and straps are included, and the unit is covered by a lifetime limited warranty.


A compact roof box tailor-made for small vehicles that need to conserve space.
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Easy, one-handed access to cargo from the passenger side.
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Easy U-Bolt mounting system allows for use with virtually any rack in minutes.
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Dual single side locking system allows for dependable security.
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Get Your Gear Out of the Car and onto Your Roof

Thule's cargo boxes are designed with your active life in mind. Compatible with all Thule rack systems, as well as round bar and most factory racks, they allow you to get your gear out of your car and onto the top of your roof - saving precious interior space, keeping moisture out of your vehicle when hauling snowsport or watersport gear and securing items that would otherwise roll around during transit. They are innovative, built to last, are easy to load and unload and break down quickly and easily when the time comes. Finally, Thule's assortment of rooftop boxes gives you many options to transport your gear safely, easily and in style. Simply choose the one that best fits the length of your vehicle roof and rack and experience the difference they make in your travels.

Installation with the U-Bolt Mounting System

Installation and/or removal of the Sidekick Rooftop Cargo Box from your rack is easy and fast via Thule's U-Bolt mounting system. This nearly tool-free mounting system allows you to attach your rooftop box to virtually any roof rack in minutes. Each corner of the Sidekick has a series of four pre-bored holes aligned along the length of the box. Included U-Bolt hardware is slid up from the bottom, across the crossbars of your rack and into two of these four holes. Once through, the hardware attaches to one of the four supplied knobs. Simply twist the threaded knob to get a secure hold that you can count on, and easily remove as you please. Also included as part of this system are all the hardware needed. Because of the pre-bored holes, the Sidekick requires a minimum spacing of rack crossbars of 23⅝", and a maximum spacing of 32 1/16".

Simple Use, Stowage and Security

Once Thule's Sidekick Rooftop Cargo Box is installed it is extremely easy to use. Easy access to gear is guaranteed with Thule's passenger-side opening system built into the lid of Sidekick that also allows for one-handed usage, with the lid staying in place when opened. Finally, the Sidekick Rooftop Cargo Box provides for the security of your gear via two included locks to secure box contents and lock the box to the carrier.

What's in the Box

1-Thule 682 Sidekick Rooftop Cargo Box, 4-U-bolts and brackets, 4-knobs, 2-camlocks with keys, 1-sheet of vinyl hole covers, all necessary additional hardware, 1-user's manual/warranty card.

Key Features

  • Passenger-side cargo opening
  • Heavy-duty design protects gear and helps keep out the elements
  • Carries 8 cubic feet or up to 110-lbs of cargo per box
  • Includes 2 locks to secure box contents and lock the box to the carrier
  • Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks

Technical Specifications

  • Storage - 8 cubic feet or up to 110-lbs of cargo per box
  • Length (in) - 54"
  • Width (in) - 25"
  • Height (in) - 15.5"
  • Weight (lbs) - 16 lbs
  • Mounting System - U-bolt
  • Box Opening - Single-side
  • Locking System - Dual side lock/lock bracket system
  • Capacity - Carries up to 2 sets of golf clubs (not compatible with skis)

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.

About Thule

Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulen, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long before he added other practical items to the company's portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.