You’ve recently come to the conclusion that you either need to buy a minivan or invest in a cargo carrier. And, because you’ve sworn to never succumb to driving a minivan, and because that’s a much more expensive option, you’ve decided to go with a cargo carrier. Now your only dilemma is which one do you choose? Cargo bags vs. cargo boxes—which is the best choice? Between the various styles and brands out there, you don’t even know where to begin. That’s where we come in.
The Benefits of Cargo Bags & Cargo Boxes
A good place to start when choosing either cargo bags or cargo boxes is with the customer reviews on our website. We offer hundreds of rooftop cargo carriers reviews to help make your buying decision easier. You can read what our customers have to say about the benefits of cargo bags and cargo boxes.
Or, you can search for reviews on specific products, like the PackRight Sport 3 or the PackRight Sport Jr. You can even read vehicle-specific reviews to see which PackRight cargo saddlebag is best for the Ford Focus, or which Thule cargo boxes are the easiest to install on your Honda CRV.
The Difference Between Cargo Bags & Boxes
Before you make your decision, it’s important that you understand the differences between cargo bags and cargo boxes. Both deliver total cargo convenience for your vehicle, but there are some differences to keep in mind. With several styles carrying up to 18 cubic feet of gear, a roof bag can save you some serious interior space or allow you to bring more along. And, when not in use, a rooftop cargo bag folds flat, or can be used as a regular gear bag.
What’s more, the cargo bag can work with or without a roof rack installed. Roof cargo boxes expand your storage space while also providing weather-resistant protection. So, your stuff stays nice and dry even if you have to pass through inclement weather. And, some cargo boxes even provide up to 21 feet of cargo space.
Selecting the Right Cargo Carrier for Your Ride
If you’re still not sure which cargo carrier to choose, let our experts help you decide with our roof rack tech center available on our website.