Survived cross-country move
Reviewed By Amber F (Philadelphia, PA) Reviewed for a
—7/4/2011 12:27 PM
I recently moved from Philadelphia, PA to San Diego, CA. I drove across country in a CR-V filled to the roof and this cargo bag strapped to the top. I must say that this carrier met and exceeded my expectations.
I don't have a roof rack, so we had to thread the straps through the car. That made for some wind noise, but that's no fault of the product. I will say that I purchased Thule straps separately; from prior reviews and then seeing the included straps, I wasn't getting the warm-and-fuzzies about their reliability.
I packed this probably beyond capacity, but I fit all of my clothes, blankets, and 2 big bins (think Rubbermaid boxes) plus some random other things in there. I had it filled so that the zipper flap was unable to be folded down. In Indiana, we sat in a major overnight rain/thunder/lightning storm, hail included. The next day we checked the bag, and to my pleasant surprise, only a few drops actually got in. I did not purchase a water-proof liner, so I was very pleased.
This would fit a whole lot of luggage for a vacation, or, as in my case, half of your worldly possessions. It stood the test of 3000+ miles, Midwest storms, Kansas winds, Arizona and Mojave desert heat, and lots of bugs. Great product.