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How to choose a rooftop cargo carrier

Whether you’re carrying equipment to a sports tournament or taking a road trip and need extra vehicle storage, a rooftop cargo carrier can come in handy. 

Types

See our assortment of roof bags, compact and ideal for light cargo

Rooftop bags

If you’re transporting soft, light cargo, such as life jackets or sleeping bags, you’ll get by fine with a roof bag. They are ideal for occasional use and easy to store compactly between uses. If you want to be prepared for wet weather, you’ll need one that’s waterproof.
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Check out our convenient, easy to secure roof baskets

Roof baskets

For items that can be easily secured with tie downs or bungee cords, such as duffle bags or boxes of camping equipment, you could use a rooftop basket. They are convenient, because you can leave them attached to your vehicle between uses.
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Explore our roof boxes, large enough for tents and skis

Rooftop boxes

If you need to carry a large load, like a tent or sports equipment, you may want to go with a rooftop box. They are convenient for frequent use, because you can leave them attached to your vehicle and they are waterproof in case of wet weather.
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Security

Protect your valuables by choosing cargo carriers with locks

Locking Capability

If you’re uncomfortable leaving your rooftop cargo carrier unattended while loaded you’ll want to choose a rooftop box with locks. While not as secure as a rooftop box, some bags have zippers tabs that you can lock together. Rooftop baskets do not offer locking capabilities.

Equipment

Protect your valuables by choosing cargo carriers with locks

Roof rack with crossbars

All rooftop cargo carriers require a roof rack with crossbars installed on your vehicle. Make sure to choose a system that’s compatible with your vehicle by consulting the vehicle selector tool on the product page.
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