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THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier

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  • THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier

    The complete ski and snowboard solution for vehicles with factory side rails. Carries up to six pairs of skis or four boards.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Accommodates a wide range of factory rails
    • Easy to fit - adjusts to the width of your vehicle
    • Sleek styling
    • Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle

  • THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier

    Load Assist Design No
    Mount Position Horizontal

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THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Good design (6)
  • Stable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (6)
        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort driven (5)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SKI & SNOWBOARD RACK!!!

      By Rick

      from Buffalo, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Looking
      • Lightweight
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 4 Snowboards
        • 6 Sets of Skis
        • Great for SUVs

        Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

        Great Ski/Snowboard Rack! I have a new Jeep Grand Cherokee with sport rails. It was easy to install and looks great. The fact that the rack loads on each side is a great advantage with any SUV. Some of my friends have other racks which load from one side only. With Higher SUV's, it can be a pain to fully load other racks without climbing up on something so that you can reach the opposite side. I would definately recommend this rack to everyone.

        The only reason to get a different rack is if you are looking for a more universal rack that can also be used for other equipment such as bikes or kayaks.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great solution for factory racks

        By Bad skier

        from Pocatello, Idaho

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Easy to Use
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Vague instructions

        Best Uses

        • Factory racks

        Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

        Easy to install and affordable! Great product for those with factor installed racks. Very strong and stable. Only drawback is the somewhat vague muli-lingual instructions.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Everything I needed

        By dimitri4987

        from Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

            Everything I needed. Easy setup and use. Directions say to keep racks apart around 700 mm but seperated them further apart to accommodate my snowboard with the bindings attached with not problems.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Solid performer

            By Ski Nut

            from Brunswick, ME

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Design
            • Locks Included

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

              Bought this for use with a Subaru Outback wagon. Fits beautifully on factory roof rack. Uses side rails rather than crossbars. Installation simple and solid. Allen wrench supplied could be longer to simplify installation but a very minor point. No additional tools needed. Lock system comes with unit. Opens & closes very easily. Design much better than my previous roof racks.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Snowcat - it works!

              By ohhi2u

              from NJ

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Snowboarding

                Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

                The Snowcats fits my WRX with factory rails just fine. You have to keep turning the hex screw until the bottom metal bracket conforms to the shape of your rails.

                I also purchase the fairings but found out the hard way that the fairing can NOT be mounted with the snowcats. You can not get the mounting brackets onto the crossbars because the rubber cushion is in the way.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                SO FAR SO GOOD!

                By my2moms

                from lafayette, ca

                About Me Casual Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Tough

                Cons

                • Instructions

                Best Uses

                • Ski rack

                Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

                great because it was the only ski rack I could find to fit on side-bars without having to purchase cross-bars!

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Fit

                By Waterskimom

                from Simi Valley, CA

                About Me Casual Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • easy to use

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Skiing and Snowboarding

                Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

                This rack fit my car perfectly without having to buy extra items. It's easy to use.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                1.0

                Replacement parts not available

                By Gillian

                from Beacon, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Design

                Cons

                • Parts Discontinued

                Best Uses

                  Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

                  I bought this a year ago and misplaced two of the brackets. Thule has informed me that they no longer offer replacement parts for this model. So now unless I find the brackets I can't use it ever again. What a waste. Such bad customer service considering this item is still for sale.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  Good rack, simple to install

                  By Jason the skier

                  from Calgary, AB

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Design
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult For X-country

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill

                  Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

                  Bought the rack for cross-country skies.

                  I thought it would hold 6 pairs, but because of the camber of the skies it can't fit 6 pairs.

                  If you have the skies side-by-side you can get 5 pairs of cross-country.

                  Anyhow, good, but not as good as I had hoped.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist
                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE this carrier!

                  By Heather

                  from Portsmouth, NH

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Design
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Day Trips
                    • Travel

                    Comments about THULE 5401 Snowcat Carrier:

                    Purchased this for my husband's Tahoe - was easy to set up and get onto the vehicle. Makes skiing with 2 kids SOOOOO much easier. Love the room it frees up in the back of the car. Super easy to put skis up and get everything closed up. We aren't super tall and can close these without having to stand on the siderails. Very quiet - we didn't notice any noise coming from the rack (with or without skis) while driving. Super happy with this purchase!!!

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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