Short Wide roof box:
Thule Ranger 90 fabric box / bag no. 6011
The Ranger 90 is ideal for those with limited storage space - it rolls up to only 120cm long by 27cm diameter. It’s easy to fit and to load because the whole top unzips. The downsides are the lack of security and the time taken to open and close it compared to a good quality conventional plastic box, but overall it's decent kit and much better made than the other roof bags we've looked at.
Thule's fabric 280 litre Ranger 90 "roof bag" (part no. 6011) is designed for people without home storage space. If you do live in a flat, without a garage or shed, or lack a helpful friend with a garage or shed, then for sure it's an excellent idea, and the design and build quality is good. The downside is the lack of security - an inevitable problem with all fabric roof bags or roof bar systems. You also need to be careful not to put too much strain on the zip which is, we assure you, "fit for purpose", i.e. straining and breaking the zip is not a warranty issue. Opening and shutting is also a slow business compared to a traditional box.
It uses the Easy-Snap U-bolt fitting system. These fit roof bars up to 82mm wide and 35 mm deep, i.e. all the Atera, CRUZ and Thule bars we supply. The idea is that you roll it up when it's not in use and, only when it's completely dry, put it back in its storage bag.
If you are using this box on Prorack's Whispbars you'll need a set of the Thule 697-1 aerobar adapters shown below. These are not needed for Atera, CRUZ or Thule aerobars but using them will save the Ranger U bolts from marking the bottom and sides of the aluminium aerobars.
Do you need roof bars as well? If so, check out our amazing Ranger 90 and bars package deal which provides everything you need, including this roof bag, a set of roof bars, and a roof box storage device or other useful straps, all for a fixed price! Click here for more details.
This season we are offering a free roof box hoist to give you a superb deal. Boxes are bulky items so the ideal place to store them is above your car in the garage, or perhaps in a shed. Many people will leave the box attached to the bars, and also use the box for storage. If you don't need a box hoist, our alternative gift is a set of 3 Fasty straps - 0.5m, 1.5m and 3.0m. Although of much less financial value they will be useful for 1,001 things, time and again. To order the 3 straps, 'untick' the Free box hoist tick box by clicking in the box, and then tick the Alternative free gift one instead. Please note that only one box hoist or one set of straps will be included per roof box ordered.
If you don't need a box hoist, our alternative gift is a set of 3 Fasty straps - 0.5m, 1.5m and 3.0m. Although of much less financial value they will be useful for 1,001 things, time and again. To order the 3 straps, 'untick' the Free box hoist tick box by clicking in the box, and then tick the Alternative free gift one instead. Please note that only one box hoist or one set of straps will be included per roof box ordered.
Please click here or on the pdf symbol below to see the fitting instructions (2.4MB):
We offer our existing customers a full "Next Day if possible" spares service, and will cannibalise new stock as required to find you the parts you need. For new customers, i.e. those who have not bought from us before, we will order the parts from Thule which usually takes 2 to 4 weeks.
To find the spare parts you need, please click here or on the pdf symbol below, identify the product codes, then choose them from the list below. If you need more than 1 of any item, change the quantities in the Shopping Basket.
Very few customers know much about the roof box market before they visit our site. We have a lot of information about the things to think about before buying, and the “real world usefulness" of various roof box features, but you’ll be buying sight unseen, and you probably won’t have used a roof box before, so there is inevitably some luck in getting a box that you’ll be happy with.
We want to remove the risks of buying these large and often expensive items, perhaps from brands which almost every other roof box retailer doesn’t stock, and so we have a unique “90 day Exchange Scheme” for roof boxes.
This allows you to use a roof box and, with the benefit of experience, to exchange it for a new one within 90 days of invoice date. Most exchanges are from a shorter box to a longer one, or from a wider box to a narrower one.
These are the rules of the Exchange Scheme:
This is how the exchange scheme works:
Technical Specifications at a glance:
External dimensions: 110 (l) x 80 (w) x 40 (h) cm
Internal dimensions: TBA (l) x TBA (w) cm
Volume: 280 litres
Max load capacity: 50kg
Opens from: side
Fits bars up to: 80 x 35mm, aerobar adapters available (see below)
Distance between roof bar fittings: 54 – 90cm
Length of guarantee: 5 years
Delivery charges and arrangements:
We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.
For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is £5.50 (£9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is £8.50 (£12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (1st Class post) or £5.50 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).
There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.
Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. All courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.