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Nicely made, but not a good value

  • Jul 19, 2010
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I had high hopes for this product since keeping things organized in my trunk is challenging. I have a hatchback and always keep the back seats folded down. I am also not able to fully grasp the concept of "traveling light" so there's always a lot of stuff knocking about.

I have an organizer that I really like - it's made by Rola (their M.O.V.E. model which comes in various sizes and is sold by Amazon). It has moveable dividers, collapsible, and is perfect for keeping grocery bags and the like secure in the trunk. But, it's low, so tall things can topple out. I had been using an old plastic bin to carry taller items, and thought the Thule bag would be much better.

Well, it looks nice, but in terms of actual use, doesn't offer any more value than my $1.99 plastic bin. The Thule bin has the capability to collapse, but it's somewhat ackward to do - the metal rods are tough to wedge into place. It's a two-handed operation. The Rola design is much better/easier.

There's no dividers within the bin, nor are there any pockets on the outside. It's basically a nylon representation of a box, with a zipper on the top and handles on the side. The base is non-skid, but is not all that grippy. Stopping short caused the bin to slide quite a bit.

I wish I could be more positive about this since Thule does make some good products. While this is well-built (good zipper, nice stiching, and quality nylon material) it needs to go back to the drawing board -- either add more value to it by adding features such as dividers, pouches, etc. or drop the price by way more than half. As it stands, if you buy this you're paying an awful lot for something that is functionally equivalent to a plain box.

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Thule is the world leader within Sports and Utility Transportation delivering transportation solutions for active families, professionals and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to transport their equipment by vehicles safely, easily and in style. With this in mind Thule introduces the Thule Large Trunk Organizer. 64 liter capacity and zip-top design keep contents organized and in place. Clear panels for quick identification of contents. Wire structure helps Trunk Organizer stay open during loading or unloading. Carry handles for easy portability. Made with legendary Thule craftsmanship and design. Lifetime Warranty.
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