I took my first long holiday journey to mountains with Rooftop Car Carrier Bag, carrying my two large suitcases within it on my Car's roof. Initially, I was afraid and drove at slow speed. However, after some time, I gained confidence and accelerated my car to 100 and 120 kms/ hour speed on highways. We encountered heavy rains during the journey. The bag kept our suitcases completely safe from rains and dirt. The bag was found highly useful. Please note that I used anti-skip roof-top mat also (purchased separately) beneath this bag to hold this bag in place and to avoid damage to my car's roof top paint getting scratched due to movement of bag at high-speeds. Also, don't forget to tighten the bag's belts to your car's side-rails properly, Also check the tightness of the belts whenever you halt during the journey and re-tighten them if necessary. If the belts become loose, your bag can be damaged due to movement of the luggage during the drive.
Excellent product....came after a 2.7 Km drive from Kolkata- Nathula- Bhutan & back, through rain, fog, storm, snow & dust....but this cargo bag protected my two suitcases & a bag perfectly....a must buy if you are using a rooftop career.
I have an 7 seater SUV and travel quite a bit, however till now the max complement of people that travel in my car were not more than 5 people, hence never needed a carrier for luggage. However, recently I had the need to travel with 7 occupants and their luggage for a period of 5 days. To do so I would've had to invest in a luggage carrier and fit it on my SUV, but I was not keen on doing so as after the trip I would remove the carrier and will need to store the same, for which I don't have space in my house. Enter the Amazon Basics Rooftop Car Carrier Bag, and I am blessed. This amazing carrier bag comes in a very small tote bag (no bigger than a 5 litre water can) which can be easily stored in the boot of your car. But when opened the real magic starts, it is big enough to hold 3 - 4 mid sized suitcases and a couple of duffle bags. The straps on this bag can be strapped to your car's roof rails and tightened ensuring that your luggage stays in it's place. Being waterproof, it ensures that your luggage doesn't get wet even in heavy rains. Only problem is that it fits only cars with roof rails that too the ones which have gap between the roof and the rail for the straps to be fitted. Important Note: This cannot be installed on cars which don't have roof rails.
Must have carrier bag for car rooftop. Superior material. Pack bags suitcases without worry. Clip on startups are of good quality and holds the baggage in place. Used it recently fully packed on a 1150km trip in 58 hrs reaching speeds upto 120 kmph. Value for money. Initially you may struggle to adjust the straps but once you get hang of it is easy to load and unload. Only thing is you cannot leave it unattended as it could be ready for thieves to cut open.
Saves bags from dust and water. Key issue is that height (thickness) is low so you can't have suitcases "standing" - all the suitcases have to "lie down" (i.e the suitcase thickness is vertical) which restricts the number of suitcases you can carry on top. E.g, on my Tata HEXA, I can have 8+9 suitcases on rooftop luggage carrier normally, but with this bag, only 4 can be accommodated. If it's height could be more, it could have been a really great product.
Recently I did 500 KM journey with Rooftop bag. Did not find any problem. Look wise its much better compare to loading bags on your roof top carrier, straps are strong enough to hold the bag even at the speed of 140 KM/HR.