Travelling 101: Start With Thule

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Thule will be doing what it does best this December holiday season, and that’s making it safe and convenient for travellers to take their lifestyle along, irrespective of where the road leads them…

And to this end they’ve stocked their stores with a range of up-to-the-minute products; including the new Wingbar Black, the Trail roof basket and the Touring luggage box range. And then for the smaller ‘stuff’ there’s a new addition to the luggage range in the form of Paramount, a selection of three items tailored to the size of your laptop or tablet.

Want to go Touring?

Thule pioneered the roof-mounted luggage box almost half-a-century ago, and the brand remains at the forefront of providing innovative solutions when it comes to carrying luggage. The Touring is a high-volume, hard-working carry-all, with value as its primary calling card.  Depending on the derivative, capacity varies between 300 and 400 litres, but they all boast a 50 kilogram payload.

Standout features include the patented Fastclick quick-mounting system with integrated torque indicator for simple yet secure fixing, and central locking. The 100 and 200 feature dual-side opening for added convenience during fitment, loading and unloading.

The standard finish for the Touring is textured Titan Aeroskin, but the 100 and 200 are also available in upmarket gloss black.

Hit the Trail

A roofbox is just one transport solution, and another new offering from Thule is the Trail, a premium product positioned at the top of the roof basket range. Compatible with all current Thule roof bars designs, the Trail is available in two sizes, and is ideally for bulky loads than can be exposed to the elements.

With integrated T-tracks in both front and rear profiles, the Trail can multi-task – by carrying luggage and also acting as a mounting platform for other Thule accessories such as bike or canoe carriers, or fishing rod holders.

Dark Wings

If you’re carrying something up above you’ll need a set of roof bars, so take your pick from the Wingbar, Wingbar Edge and Slidebar, and the trusty Squarebar. And for those who prefer a monochromatic look, Thule has just introduced a satin black version of the popular Wingbar, which adds an element of gravitas to a product already recognised for its light weight, low noise levels and aerodynamic efficiency.

Security is Paramount

As well as carrying ‘stuff’ on the roof, Thule knows more than a thing or two about carrying ‘stuff’ inside a vehicle, or on your person.

The Paramount luggage range is a series of innovative, smart carry-solutions for the modern traveller. So if you’re an urban wanderer there’ll be a bag to suit you on your daily adventure in the city, with the emphasis on keeping your mobile electronics safe yet still easily accessible.

Thule Paramount comes in three versions, all with smart solutions such as water puddle protection, ‘safe-zone’ compartments for fragile gear, padded laptop compartments, expandable volume and reflective details.

Think of a travel need, and you can rest assured that there’s a Thule solution. The full range of Thule products is available from Thule stores nationwide. Individual stores are listed behind the Dealer Locator tab onwww.thule.co.za.