Thule Quest Cargo Bag
This carrier was used for the first time during our trip to Florida. I was hoping to save some space in the back of the SUV. What a mistake.
The zipper broke on the third day of our drive and I had to tape the opening. In addition, the black coating on the inside on the carrier flaked off and covered everything inside. I was forced to buy another carrier (from a different company) for the trip home. That one worked very well.
March 3, 2013
Leaks!!! wore out after 1 trip
We bought this on sale .....the very first trip we took all the inside plastic/rubber wore off. There was all this black plastic rubber all over our stuff. it is no longer water resistant. You have to place everything in plastic bags....and then when you remove it there is a pool of water in the bottom. It does a great job of keeping water in it if you want to use it as a water container :)
August 28, 2012
It is what it is...
Great price ($50) and solved a major storage crisis for us. Compared to $500 + for around the same volume in a hard shell, I'm very happy. Quality is what you'd expect from Thule, good quality material and workmanship. Fit was a breeze.
August 24, 2012
Good water carrier
Purchased on sale for $49.99. Used it on one trip down the I-5 to Whidbey Island. We got there no problem. On the way home we encountered a typical west coast rain storm and after a couple of hours at highway speed we had accumulated approximately 4 litres of rainwater inside. I wouldn't use it for anything unless you carry your stuff in garbage bags. Definitely don't put sleeping bags or pillows in it. You'll be sleeping in a soggy mess.
July 27, 2012
I have nothing against Thule. I bought two of these bags on sale. I attached them to the roof rack. I know that Canadian Tire used to claim that these are water resistant at least, but I can't find that anymore.
Bottom line is, these are not even water resistant. A strainer keeps more water in then these. They both filled with water and that was from driving through a small rain storm. It blows my mind how these things that obviously would end up in the elements, would be designed so poorly. Do not buy these! Highly unrecommended even when on sale. Everything that you put in them will get soaked..
November 17, 2011
Couldn't have made the trip without it.
I don't think I would pay full price for this, but, I bought it on sale for a quick fix to get the family (wife, 2 teenagers, baby, dog and myself) to the cottage. Worked fantastically the whole trip up. Way home, hit a storm with high winds and enough water to fill a lake in minutes. Fortunately, only clothes, pillows, etc.. in carrier because everything in it was wet when we unpacked. I have used hard car toppers in the past and never had water infiltrate, but again for the sale price, I am thrilled with the extra room it gave me. And my daughter was thrilled to be able to bring a friend on the trip because of it.
August 20, 2011
We purchased this to put above our trailer for soft and light things like sleeping bags and airbeds. Arrived at camp to discover it had a serious puddle on the bottom of it and our things were soaked. Our things on the top were mostly dry but the bottom was drenched.
July 1, 2011
good initially, but no good in freezing weather
i purchased this last year, and was initially very pleased. i only used it on one trip last year, and it performed well in the snow and weather. HOWEVER, we used it this winter from b.c. to saskatchewan, and it performed well, untill i got home and rinsed the debris off it. the insides were flaking off; it was awful! i don't know if it was because of the freezing temps or what, but it left a huge mess inside the bag. they did replace it at canadian tire, i'm thankful for that, but beware using it in freezing temps.
February 2, 2011
I purchased this item for a camping trip with my children & family dog after having read reviews on the hard carriers by Karrite. The reviews explained how difficult those were to assemble & attach to car. Therefore, I chose the Thule soft sided carrier. I was very impressed with how simple it was to use. I drive a Suzuki Vitara with roof rails. The product was attached in seconds, filled to capacity with at least 75 lbs, and we set off across BC via the Coquihalla Hwy at speeds of up to 140 kms/hour. The Thule bag didn't budge. I forgot it was up there, as there was no drag, no noise, no shifting. We used a camping mat inside on the floor of the carrier to prevent tent poles and/or other hard items from banging or denting on the roof. It worked perfectly. I bought extra bungee cords and zap straps just in case it needed additional securing but never had to use them. Even at very high speeds on a very elevated highway, the product was perfect. No noise, no shifting, no drag. Couldn't believe how well it worked. While camping in Shuswap it suddenly started to rain, hurricane style with very strong winds. The Thule bag, still on my roof, stayed completely dry inside. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a reasonably priced cargo carrier that requires no assembly and installs in seconds.
August 9, 2010
Went all the way to Montreal, Que and back to Toronto with this on the roof of my SUV. Solution to the flapping straps is to 'trap' them in the door. No scratches on the roof as far as I can see but if it's strapped down works like it should. Mind you still have to test this in driving rain =)
September 28, 2009
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