• Jun 10, 2007

The English take their convertibles seriously. They also take their road tripping seriously. Put the two together and, as far as luggage room goes, you usually come up with a very short short jaunt or heading to a destination that doesn't require much clothing. Well, as Darwin found, there is no end to the craftiness that takes place on an island. Antony Dixon, tired of driving from Britain to Le Mans in his Miata with a garbage bag full of items tied to a trunk-mounted rack ... has created a waterproof PVC bag that you can tie directly to your trunk. It's called The Boot Bag, and it gives you 50 liters of additional space (about two cubic feet). It sits on a non-slip membrane and has no sharp edges, so it won't nick your car. We do believe it will, however, make you look like you've been kicked out of your house. But if you really need the room, it's yours for $120.

[Source: Piston Heads]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      This kind of thing has been around for a long time .. lame post.

      http://www.miatamania.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=36861

      • 7 Years Ago
      So, instead of a $.75 waterproof garbage bag... it's a $120.00 waterproof duffel strapped onto the boot?

      Genius.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Deck bags have a nice soft, fuzzy base to avoid scratching the paint, but realistically if you want to travel like that a tried-and- true luggage rack is the way to go.

      Still, this nothing new. Deck bags have been around for over a decade.
      • 7 Years Ago
      These things have been around for years, I used to pack a bag like that on my roof rack of my Citroen ID on trips back and forth to Ohio University.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Problem with something like this is that the car has to be perfectly clean or it will cause damage.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For motorcycles we have magnetic tank bags. They are usually expandable or stackable. The magnet means no rubbing and no straps. This would work on a car if the deck lid is steel - dunno if it is on a Miata or not.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Kicked outta the house with a convertible? Got no problem with that.
        • 7 Years Ago
        But then you still need a roof over your head!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dorky. What happened to stainless steel roadster boot racks to which you can strap whatever? You surely don't want to be strapping anything directly to the paint! Boot luggage racks used to be a signature visual of the sports car, and I used mine often on the series of MGs and Triumphs I owned.