Sometimes there just isn’t enough room in your car to transport your items, or maybe the items are just the wrong shape to fit into the car. For these cases, a roof-mounted cargo bag can act as a wonderful solution.
Roof mounted cargo bags offer drivers a simple way to transport their items, while keeping them safe. They are meant to be as convenient as a cargo box, but the bags are a flexible material that is lightweight, and very easy to store. They typically have a molded base so that it is sturdy while on the vehicle.
When shopping for a roof mounted cargo bag you have a couple things to consider:
Type, size, and mounting style: First, consider the vehicle you are putting it on. This will determine the type, size, and mounting instructions as you shop around. Most times you can attach a roof mounted cargo bag to a vehicle even if it doesn't have a roof rack.
Waterproof: Not all the roof mounted cargo bags are waterproof or water resistant, so be sure to look closely at the packaging so you know what you’re looking at. The ideal items to put in the roof mounted cargo bag are items that aren’t fragile.
A roof mounted cargo bag gives you the versatility to store items that aren’t fragile. They are easy to mount on the vehicle, are extremely lightweight, and simple to store.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy a Good Quality Roof-Mounted Cargo Bag and was authored by Valerie Johnston.