Thule Universal PullTop Ski & Snowboard Rack Customer Reviews
10 Customer Reviews
Slaloming down a black-diamond run at sunset. Launching into a sick 360 off a fresh snow mogul. Taking your kids down their first bunny slope. This is what draws us to the mountains every winter. But, the last thing you want to worry about is fighting to get your skis or snowboard off your rooftop carrier. When you ride with the Thule Universal PullTop Ski & Snowboard Rack, you leave your stress at home. This unique carrier extends out to the side of your roof, giving you fast loading and unloading access.
Beyond its ingenious design, the Thule Universal PullTop Ski & Snowboard Rack also boasts a generous carrying capacity. Its padded jaws open wide to bite down on up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards. Plus, the 4 built-in One-Key™ locks help stop snow bandits from nabbing your gear by locking it to the carrier and the carrier to your ride.
Best of all, thanks to the advanced Speed-Link™ mounting system your Thule Universal PullTop Ski & Snowboard Rack installs tool-free to most factory crossbars and aftermarket square or round bars. And, Thule builds your PullTop Rack in the USA and backs it with a Lifetime Warranty.
10 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Bob S (Westerville, OH) Reviewed for a 1998 Toyota 4Runner — Feb 08, 2014 3:39 AM
The rack was easy to install, rides very quiet, I haul 3 snowboards and one set of skies with room to spare. The sliding rack feature makes it easy to load and unload. I am very pleased with this purchase. It fits perfect on my 98 4Runner. Worth the money paid.
Reviewed by Jeffrey D (STEVENSON RANCH, CA) Reviewed for a 2008 Lexus RX 400h — Dec 20, 2013 8:24 AM
I rated this two stars because I thought it was "average" at best but expensive for what you get. The one thing I don't like, and would change, is how the upper arm of the rack springs straight up when released. Don't know if this will make sense, but when you slide the racks back in to close it, you have to hold the upper racks down or else you won't be able to reach it when slid in all the way. I'm limited by space here but suffice to say, there are much better and less expensive options.
Reviewed by Michael P (CENTENNIAL, CO) Reviewed for a 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class — Jan 18, 2013 8:37 AM
This is a great ski and snowboard rack that makes loading and unloading easy. Thule is a little more expensive than some other racks so I gave it 4 stars on price/value. I also gave 4 stars on quality, only because the first rack I received was defective on arrival (one would not slide) but it was returned and the new rack works great.
Reviewed by Dina W (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Reviewed for a 2012 Scion iQ — Dec 17, 2012 10:59 AM
This was great, it fit 4 snowboards with no problem! I never had to worry about my snowboards moving around or falling off my car. It was really easy to attach to my car too. Only thing is that it's not the nicest looking roof rack. I have a really small car and this roof rack just looks rediculous on it. But it gets the job done.
Reviewed by Paul G (Sandy, UT) Reviewed for a 2011 Subaru Outback — Feb 24, 2012 11:28 AM
An overall "Excellent!" Easy to use and install with the following exception. I installed the unit on a 2011 Subaru Outback with articulating cross bars. The bars are curved in the horizontal plane (left to right), thus causing the PullTop to be ever so slightly bowed after installation. This bowing causes asymmetrical pressure to be induced upon the sliding portion of the PullTop when loading or unloading skis, thus causing a slight drag. Inclusion of rubber spacers, for insertion between the upper locking clamps and the cross bars, with the PullTop should alleviate this issue.
Reviewed by Anthony B (Eagan, MN) — Jan 05, 2009 7:16 AM
I was able to finely put the rack on our SUV, we received the Thule Rack a week before the holiday 2-week stretch started, Fed-Ex put the box by our door and rang the bell and left, I opened the door just in time to see pull way, I picked up the box and found the top of the box totally open, and the mounting kit missing, I called Auto Everything right away, and they said they would get hold of Thule and have the mont kit sent to me, the mount kit came on Friday January 2, at the end of our 2-week holiday travel, so needless to say we did not get to use the rack during that time were we traveled to 2-ski areas.
Reviewed by Rick T (Naperville, IL) Reviewed for a 2007 GMC Yukon — Nov 05, 2008 5:35 AM
This Thule rack although a little pricy than others that I have shopped, its overall construction is solid, very easy to install, operate and its capability to slide in/out makes it real easy to load/unload skis and snowboards. The lever that keeps the rack from sliding in/out felt a bit light-duty, needs to operate it with some gentleness in my opinion; otherwise, be careful when you load/unload your skis/snowboards try not to lean on your van/SUV too much to prevent your jacket zipper from scratching the paint...