Rightline Gear Sport Jr. Car Top Carrier Customer Reviews
24 Customer Reviews
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Don’t let the diminutive size fool you; the Rightline Gear Sport Jr. Car Top Carrier packs a powerful punch when it comes to cargo handling. Designed specifically for compact and mid-sized vehicles, the Sport Jr. works perfectly with or without luggage racks.
With a full 9 cubic ft of cargo space, the Rightline Sport Jr. is big enough to handle solo road trips or weekend getaways with a partner. Plus, the aero-design cuts the wind which conserves MPGs—so you can save some of that gas money for road snacks.
Crafted from PVC Mesh and Hydrotuff Fabric and equipped with Rightline's urethane coated ZipRight zipper system, the Sport Jr is as roadworthy as they come. The zipper opens three-quarters of the way around for easy loading and access, and it features storm flaps to keep the weather out and your gear dry. Your Gear Sport Jr. is 100% Waterproof with Dual Seam Technology.
The Rightline Gear Sport Jr. Car Top Carrier includes (2) nylon straps, (4) Car Clips, sewn-in set up guide and a stuff sack for storage. What’s more, Rightline Gear backs your Sport Jr. Car Top Carrier with a sporting 1-year warranty.
24 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by KURT L (Pittsburgh, PA) Reviewed for a 2011 Volkswagen Golf — Dec 09, 2013 7:07 AM
I bought this Sport Jr to save space in our trunk for our puppy. I don't have a rack for my Golf, and it was no issue with this carrier. I used the existing clips and 2 straps. I didn't buy the mat, but had some leftover carpet liner, which worked perfectly. No scratches No movement. It took some adjustment on the fly to reduce wind noise. But once done, it was quite quiet. Worked well for the 11 hr trip from PGH to Charlotte. My only complaint is the zipper. Doesn't feel too sturdy
Reviewed by Suzanne L (SAYVILLE, NY) Reviewed for a 2013 Chevy Malibu — Sep 28, 2013 8:12 AM
Though it doesn't appear very large, we fit a great deal of bulky stuff into it. The big problem is we didn't check the straps before we were set to leave. The package only contains 2 sets. For cars without roof racks, 4 are needed. We had to tie it with cord. The strap across the interior of the car rested on the top of my husband's head - but was a minor inconvenience. Pack fully and if you purchase the anti-slip mat,cut it to size otherwise it smacks loudly against roof as driving.
Reviewed by Harvest P (HOUSTON, TX) Reviewed for a 1999 Honda Accord — Oct 15, 2012 12:00 PM
This car top carrier worked great! It was a bit difficult trying to figure out how to set it up but once that was done and packed, I did not have to adjust or tighten it at all throughout a 1600 mile road trip. I have a 99' Honda accord without racks. The included clips don't fit this car so take them off and run the straps over the top of carrier and into the car, reattaching inside, under the roof. Hope this helps! It fit a lot of stuff in it, and didn't affect gas mileage too much. Loved it!
Reviewed by Katherine L (Spotsylvania, VA) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford Focus — Sep 03, 2012 2:55 PM
We've had this for 7000 miles now- bought it for our daughter's coast-to-coast-to-coast summer traveling. Once we figured out how to attach it to the roof (not easy to figure out) and realized that it has to be packed full so as not to vibrate, it worked great! Waterproof thru downpours. Be sure to get the rubber mat for underneath.
Reviewed by Michael T (Bethesda, MD) Reviewed for a 2009 Honda CR-V — Aug 30, 2012 5:36 PM
Straps included not enough to go through car (2009 Honda CRV) and door buckles do not work. Fortunately I purchased extra straps and was able to tie down through car with those.
Reviewed by Terry R (Forest Hills, NY) Reviewed for a 2010 Nissan Altima — Aug 24, 2012 6:12 AM
Would recommend the PackRight Car Top Carrier. If not attaching to roof rack, you need to get the pad to keep it from shifting. Try to pack as tightly as possible to make sure the carrier is square, flat and smooth to avoid having fabric flapping in the wind. Great product. As everyone said, it's like haveing an extra trunk.
Reviewed by Tymothi P (San Francisco, CA) Reviewed for a 1998 Honda Civic — Aug 19, 2012 9:28 AM
This has been a useful addition for those camping weekends where our gear has finally outgrown our amazingly large Honda Civic trunk. Cheaper than an SUV, easy to install, useful for those occasional needs. Folds up small for easy storage which is a nice bonus The zippers need delicate handling: if not fully engaged, they will split under pressure exposing your goods. It also takes a little thought into finding the right items for getting it packed so it's full and stays put. Recommend!
Reviewed by Steven D (NORTH LAWRENCE, OH) Reviewed for a 2005 Hyundai Elantra — Aug 09, 2012 5:20 PM
This worked excellent for our needs. I used i on a hyundi elantra and it was great. I did purchase the rubber mat to place under the carrier. I did make different brackets to conform to my car better. A trick to the straps is to give them a couple of twists. This will keep the wind from vibrating them going down the road.
Reviewed by Melissa J (Euclid, OH) Reviewed for a 2013 Hyundai Accent — Jul 29, 2012 3:24 PM
I recently downsized to a smaller hatchback and purchased the carrier for the extra space I would need for camping trips. Just tried it out this weekend and it worked great! Took a little bit to figure out the straps and buckles, but everything else was easy to do. There is some flapping noise on the highway, but I think a more careful packing job next time will eliminate that.