Best 6 Roof Top Cargo Carriers For Your Vehicle – Off Road Tents

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The Ideal Top 6 Roof Top Cargo Carriers For Your Vehicle

Last year, my dad and I always paid a visit to Rio Grande River, Gore Creek, and North Platte River for fishing to spend quality time with each other. We also visited Park City Utah during the winter to spend some time with our relatives. It has been a real pleasure visiting those places!

Putting aside the good memories, we always had a hard time fitting all the equipment and accessories needed for fishing or skiing since we didn’t know how to organize it in our vehicle and there were times that we needed to stop along the road to arrange it again altogether with our luggage. Such a hassle!

But everything changed when we purchased a cargo carrier for our Subaru Forester. We can now fully enjoy the journey and we have a sense of security that those things inside of the cargo carrier are pretty locked up and will not cause any inconvenience while we’re on the road. Indeed, some things are made to make our life easier than before!

Fast forward— since we have had a great experience with our cargo carrier at the moment. I’m decided to share my story with those individuals who are still looking and searching for the perfect cargo carriers for their car. This article will give you tips, ideas, and options as to what cargo box can fit your vehicle and is worth buying!

Before you purchase a cargo carrier, research is a MUST. You need to consider the brand, the price, the reviews from the customers, if there’s any, and let’s not forget the durability, quality, and appearance. You cannot just purchase something right away that doesn’t meet your standards. It’s like throwing your money in the air for nothing, right? Consider this, purchasing a cargo carrier is a lifelong investment!

So let’s clear the air and get to the bottom of this once and for all.

 

Thule Motion XT Alpine Roof Top Cargo Carrier:

The Thule XT Alpine is the one I own at the moment. We chose this since all of our accessories and equipment can perfectly fit and are safe inside. You can easily open the rooftop cargo box from each side of the vehicle; whichever side, you’re comfortable to distribute the weight of the stuff. If mounting is a problem, this rooftop cargo carrier has an integrated torque indicator that “clicks” when it’s properly mounted. Now, that’s a relief!

­­­The design is being optimized for space efficiency and aerodynamics. It fits 5-7 pairs of skis and 3-5 snowboards. That’s a massive space inside, right? If you have a minimal set of pairs, then you can add your additional luggage inside with no problem. Just distribute the weight properly to have a perfect balance of weight on each side and you’re good to go.

Check this out:

Brand

Name

Price

Internal Dimensions

External Dimensions

Load Capacity

Weight


Thule


Motion XT Alpine Roof Top Cargo Carrier

 


$829.95


84.5 x 33 x 11.25 in


91.50 x 37.5 x 13.25 in


165 lbs.


55 lbs.

 

With its seamless outside appearance, we can conclude that this Thule XT Alpine is a unique, high-quality, and reliable product. But we should not forget to consider what’s in the inside and how it looks like. Well, no disappointments today since the materials used on the inside are sturdy materials and long-lasting, too, to ensure customer satisfaction.

I would love to highlight the fact that this rooftop cargo box will not create rattling noises when going over bumps. It is made of thick materials inside with great buttress on the underside part of the box. Now, that’s pretty impressive!

With a weight capacity of 165 lbs., you can easily put things on this cargo carrier and it will do the job to carry all your overlanding equipments with ease. It also has a full trunk access with minimal risk of contact with the cargo box with the help of its forward position of the vehicle roof.

With a 5-star rating from the previous customers, we can really see that this roof top cargo-box exceeds each standards and expectations.

Note: This great cargo carrier fits different types of crossbars. Please, click the link below for the compatible models.

Want to get more information before you purchase it? FULL DETAILS HERE.

 

Thule Vector Alpine Rooftop Cargo Carrier:

 I only have 1 word in mind while looking at this Vector Alpine: wow!

This cargo carrier seems to have a look and design as if it's always ready for adventure. Isn’t it? Well, at least any adventure, extreme or not, where it can take care of equipment and protect your stuff from scratches and dents due to bumpy roads and keep it intact until you arrive at your destination.

Because of its sophisticated, sporty design, with smooth integration of the lid and the base, it added a distinctive look to your car to make it more alive and upgraded because sometimes we see the look of our vehicle as boring. You know, I’m right at some point.

Loading and unloading of stuff from the inside during the night will no longer a problem since it has a white-colored interior of the lid combined with an LED light. Not only that, but it also has a slide lock system with separate locking and opening functions that automatically lock the lid in place and shows when the box is securely closed. Now, that’s a masterpiece!

Check this out:

Brand

Name

Price

Internal Dimensions

External Dimensions

Load Capacity

Weight


Thule


Vector Alpine Roof Top Cargo Carrier

 


$1,499.95


80.5 x 25.2 x 11 in


91 x 35 x 12.5 in


165 lbs.


65.9 lbs.

 

Just like the one that I’ve got, it has full trunk access with minimal risk of contact with the cargo-box with the help of its forward position of the vehicle roof and a reinforced lid that makes the dual-sided opening and closing seamless and effortless. Also, it includes a Vector Alpine lid cover to protect the box from scratches and dust during storage.

All the way from Sweden, this product sustained extreme testing to develop its high quality and help you carry your gear wherever you desire. This roof box has a one-of-a-kind feature that you will not see from the rest of the cargo storage boxes out there. It has a PowerClick quick-mount system with a torque indicator that “clicks” when it’s properly mounted, guaranteeing a fast and secure fitting for your convenience.

Note: This great cargo carrier fits different types of crossbars. Please, click the link below for the compatible models.

Ready to purchase but want to get more information? FULL DETAILS HERE. 

 

Rhino Rack Zenith Cargo Box:

 If you run out of space for your gears and accessories, the Zenith Cargo Box is also a good option to meet your needs. It features the 4x premium fit mounts that will surely hold onto the cross bar and a 3-point central locking mechanism to keep your belongings safe.

This cargo-box is UV protected from the scorching heat during summer and impact resistant so you can ensure that the items inside are still intact when you go through rough roads. Just like the other rooftop car box, it also has a dual side opening for your own convenience. Another feature of this rooftop cargo-box is the newly designed rear wind diffuser for better aerodynamics.

 Check this out:

Brand

Name

Price

Internal Dimensions

External Dimensions

Load Capacity

Weight


Rhino Rack


Zenith Cargo Box

 


$699.00


Height 12 inch / Length 74 inch / Width 30 inch


Height 14 inch / Length 76 inch / Width 32 inch 


75 kg or 165 lbs.


37.5 lbs.

 

Made from ABS/PMMA with a metallic paint finish, the Zenith Cargo Box represents durability and quality. It can be used in all seasons and designed to go even to an underground parking lot or a garage. With a weight of 37.5 lbs., you should be able to install this by yourself in a breeze.

Note: The maximum roof load of your car as specified by the car manufacturer must not be exceeded. The total roof load consists of; the weight of the luggage box, the weight of the roof racks, and the weight of the luggage box contents.

More information? Click HERE for the full details.

 

Rhino Rack Masterfit Roof Box 440L:

 In contrast to the Zenith Cargo Box, the Masterfit Roof Box has 2 times the metal reinforcement profiles under the bottom of the box and a 2-load securing straps to keep your cargo more secure. The car roof carrier will not entirely cover the roof of your vehicle and the front glass, so you can still see the road in full view. All of your excess gears can fit on this cargo box if you arrange it properly. You can open it from both sides, whichever you prefer, using the key of your cargo-box.

This roof box is designed and shaped for wind resistance. The style or the appearance is not merely for a show but it is specially crafted to protect the roof box from falling if there is too much wind. The cargo box is lightweight for only 38.6 lbs. so it won’t consume your fuel that much.

I am pretty sure that you will love its Masterfit Technology. It simply means that you can quickly and safely fit the box in a breeze by using a revolutionary twist-to- tighten and press-to-lock clamping system.

Check this out:

Brand

Name

Price

Internal Dimensions

External Dimensions

Load Capacity

Weight

Rhino Rack


Masterfit Roof Box 440L

 

$551.00


Height 15 inch / Length 74 inch / Width 30 inch


Height 17 inch / Length 76 inch / Width 32 inch


75 kg or 165 lbs.

38.6 lbs.

 

Don’t be sad if the only color of this cargo-box is black. The color signifies elegance, beauty, and strength. It perfectly blends no matter what the color of your vehicle is. This will surely fit so long as you also have the right bars. Don’t forget to consider the weight capacity of the cross bar for you to have a great experience on this cargo-box.

Rhino Rack is on the top of my list for load bars too. They have a lot of load-bars to choose from that can carry the weight of any cargo-boxes with a reasonable price.

More features and information of the Masterfit Roof Box. Click HERE. More options of load bars to choose from Rhino Rack. Click HERE.

 

Yakima CBX Solar Premium Cargo Box:

This one is on my list, too. This cargo-box has a solar panel on it for extra power. The solar panel is capable of delivering a 36W/5-volt output for when you’re adventuring off the grid. With 2 USB ports, it provides enough juice for a small campsite, won’t drain power from your vehicle, and can charge phones, tablets, camping lanterns, and action cameras. 

Check this out:

Brand

Name

Price

Dimensions

Weight


Yakima


CBX Solar Premium Cargo Box

 


Please check the website


L 83.00 in x W 38.00 in x H 15.00 in


60.00 lbs.

 

Check the website for full details: CLICK HERE.

 

Inno Wedge 665:

 Made in Japan, this rooftop cargo box has an aerodynamic design. It is more efficient for driving long distances and makes less noise than conventional roof boxes. The Solid polymer membrane injection process results in a roof box with uniform thickness, makes it up to 50% stronger than conventional, vacuum-formed roof boxes.

Check this out:

Brand

Name

Price

Dimensions

Weight


Inno


Wedge 665 Roof Box

 


Please check the website


L2050 x W840 x H400(mm)


52 lbs.

 

Check the website for full details: CLICK HERE.

 

Conclusion:

We all know that there are a number of companies that manufactures cargo carriers. But these 6 rooftop cargo carriers have been carefully chosen because they fit every standard and expectation to guarantee customer satisfaction. I chose these brands because I trusted them.

I heard good feedback from my colleagues and also read A LOT about them. These cargo boxes have strength that can endure any kind of weather, functionality that it opens both sides for easy access and your convenience, safety against theft for your peace of mind, and versatility to adapt any kinds of load bars with the right weight capacity.

These car roof carriers display all these attributes that should be the key points to consider before purchasing. They are all efficient, practical and fun to drive with that will make the vehicle owners enjoy their favorite activities.

If you are still undecided what you will choose and has a couple of questions before smashing the add to cart button, feel free to reach out and send us an email to: info@offroadtents.com, or call us at: 844-200-3979 for a quick help.

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