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ROLA Vortex Roof Mounted Cargo Basket

By ROLA
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Features:
  • Put your ride’s roof to work with the ROLA Vortex Cargo Basket
  • The perfect spot to stash extra luggage, sports equipment and all the other freight that won’t fit in your cockpit
  • Sleek 2-piece steel design that’s easy to assemble
  • Protected from the elements by a durable black powder coating
  • Aerodynamic wind fairing included for quieter travels
  • Measures in at 48” long, 37.5” wide and 4” deep
  • For an extra 18” of length, upgrade to the Extension Length
  • Weighs a mere 38 lbs yet is strong enough to hold up to 130 lbs of gear
  • Includes universal mounting hardware for a secure fit on round, square and most factory crossbars
  • Your ROLA Vortex Roof Mounted Cargo Basket features a 5-year warranty
Description:

When it comes to road trips, getting there is half the fun. But it's hard to have a good time when you're battling for elbow room with duffle bags, coolers camping supplies. If your family truckster is feeling overstuffed, move your gear up to a ROLA Vortex Roof Mounted Cargo Basket. It keeps your cockpit clutter-free and leaves plenty of legroom for your backseat drivers.

Bulky luggage, smelly fishing tackle, muddy sports equipment—no matter what you're packing along, it's sure to fit in the Vortex ROLA Roof Basket. Crafted from steel with an all-weather black powder coating, your ROLA cargo carrier shoulders up to 130 lbs of freight yet weighs a modest 38 lbs. Plus, it comes complete with a custom-sized wind fairing to cut down on noise, improve the aerodynamics and complement its swept-back shape.

No matter what kind of crossbars are riding atop your vehicle, the ROLA Vortex Roof Basket features universal mounting hardware that fits round, square and most factory bars. The 2-piece design is simple to assemble, and you can expand its 48" length a full 18" with the upgraded Extended Length. To top it off, your ROLA Cargo Basket includes a 5-year warranty.

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56 Customer Reviews
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Great Value for a Quality Product

I'm prepping my Subaru Outback for some light offroad duty and camping/fishing. I came across another owner of this product and was impressed so I bought one. I was a little concerned about wind noise an loss of MPG, but neither has been a problem. The rack looks great, is well made, and makes my Outback look like it's ready to hit the trail.
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Posted By Kevin M (LA QUINTA, CA) / October 31, 2018
2017 Subaru Outback
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ROLA Vortex

I love the way this rack look on the top of my Cherokee KL. Putting it together took some time but getting it up on the roof was all worth it and a quick install.
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Posted By Shelby K (Columbus, IN) / August 31, 2018
2019 Jeep Cherokee
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Good affordable rack, extendable.

This is a well built rack for the price, and infinitely extendable with the optional middle piece. It is sturdy and pretty easy to assemble. Does add some wind noise, but anything on the roof will do that.
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Posted By Abe K (MERIDIAN, ID) / December 23, 2017
2016 Toyota 4Runner
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Great rack!

Looks great on my new 4 runner! Love it great deal
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Posted By Lynlee D (SANBORNVILLE, NH) / November 28, 2017
2017 Toyota 4Runner
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Happy Camper

Everything was pretty easy installation wise. My only gripe would be that the brackets that secure the basket should be checked a little more thoroughly. QC definitely should take a look into this issue. I just ran a die over the threads and problem solved. But the average person would probably have stripped them. Overall I'm overwhelmingly satisfied. Looks great and the serviceability is 2nd to none.
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Posted By John M (BRISTOL, VA) / September 13, 2017
2007 Toyota 4Runner
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fit

With fixed roof rails, the spacer bars were about 2 inches off from being centered. Not a real problem for performance, safety, just not ideal.
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Posted By Rob W (COLTON, CA) / September 9, 2017
2016 Toyota Highlander
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Great product

Great product
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Posted By Juan G (MISSOURI CITY, TX) / August 27, 2017
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Great basket!

Easy to put together. Installation was a breeze with the included hardware. I didn't have the problem others seemed to have with the bracket ends protruding into the cargo area. It's a bit heavier than some baskets, but the thing is sturdy and very rigid. It's a bit more aerodynamic than some and has a nice low profile. I haven't noticed it making any noise either at highway speeds. I would recommend this to anybody, and would buy it again to put on another vehicle. Thumbs up!
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Posted By Brendon L (NEWBURY PARK, CA) / July 18, 2017
2016 Honda Odyssey
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Quality producr

Packaging was solid. Triple cardboard wrapping. Assembly took 15 minutes and installation about 25 minutes. Aligning cargo basket on cross bars required a few minor readjustments for an even placement. Hefty material adds to the overall rugged visual appeal on the Subaru Crosstrek roof.
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Posted By WILLIAM C (ALPINE, WY) / July 3, 2017
2017 Subaru Crosstrek
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Better than expected

Only issue is the hardware sucks.
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Posted By John Paul R (SPRINGFIELD, VT) / June 23, 2017
2004 Toyota RAV4
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ROLA Vortex Cargo Basket

It's well built and seems up to the task. I have two concerns, though. 1. It's very heavy. I imagine it's steel ... there is no aluminum or lighter metals used here. 2. The wind guard is made of heavy-duty plastic and I can see this getting worn over time. I plan to spray this thing with matte clear coat before using.
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Posted By Michael S (Alexandria, VA) / June 15, 2017
2015 GMC Acadia
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super sturdy

assembles very quick, thick gage steel can hold allot , just be careful of your roof racks weight ability. the brackets that hold it too your roof rack do not lock just a twist on bolt and knob you will have to get a chain and lock or buy another set of lockable brackets, kinda the down side but makes sense for the price, it is a great buy for the price
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Posted By justin h (ammon, ID) / June 11, 2017
2016 Toyota 4Runner
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Rola Vortex Cargo Basket

I have not had the opportunity to use the basket yet, but so far I'm a little disappointed with how difficult it is to assemble and the weight of the basket.
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Posted By Glenn R (FREDERICK, MD) / June 8, 2017
2017 Subaru Crosstrek
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Great quality for the price however

Very happy with this only complaints I have is that it came with scuffs and scratches quite possibly during shipping. I just painted and polished those areas black using black heat enamel paint and it came out great
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Posted By Ryan M (Long Beach, CA) / June 6, 2017
2017 Subaru Forester
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Great fit for 2nd Gen Sequoia

Sold my Jeep with Yakima load warrior and had been looking for a replacement since. Found the right one with this Rola rack and extension for my Sequoia. Highly recommend this rack. Install is manageable solo within 2 hours. Get rubber silicone spray in advance (wish I did this) as you'll need some help getting the gaskets over the bolts to keep it water tight. There is more noise with this rack then I've experienced with others and I lost 2 mpg's on our first camping trip with it loaded up.
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Posted By James G (ROANOKE, VA) / June 6, 2017
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Rack n Roll

Super easy to put on the vehicle. I really like the sleek look and lower profile than some of the other racks. The materials are bomber. The bars are spaced well for securing all sorts of soft or hard goods. I was able to fit 1 bike rack on each side of the cage on top of my Subaru Crosstrek and it doesn't stick out too far.
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Posted By Adam S (COLUMBIA, MD) / May 24, 2017
2017 Subaru Crosstrek
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Rola Vortex Roof Cargo Basket w/ extension

Very pleased with this cargo basket. It is very well made, and very sturdy. Easy to put together with the extension section.. The screws all come with rubber washers so they screw in tightly. Also the kit comes with thick rubber gasket sleeves that go over where the rack is joined together, which is a brilliant idea because it prevents any water from getting into the inside of the rack or rusting the screws. Best rooftop cargo rack for a great price!
Posted By Ray H (Cave Springs, AR) / May 11, 2017
2008 Hummer H3
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Works as it should

Installed following the instructions and all went well. I needed to add Crossbars, which I found out later, but no problem.
Posted By Edward W (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) / May 11, 2017
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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Great product

I love my new rola rack on my Subaru Outback! I am a Subaru tech so I have driven many Subaru's with roof baskets on them that make a lot of wind noise this is by far the quietest rack I've heard. I love the look and added luggage room. This rack is going to come in handy with our new baby this vacation.
Posted By Travis B (Royston, GA) / April 28, 2017
2017 Subaru Outback
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Best Roof Basket Ever

Grade A+ roof rack. Reqlly enjoying it. Looks great on my jeep. This is the Roof rack you want!
Posted By Aaron M (El Paso, TX) / March 18, 2017
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Excellent basket at a great price.

Well made. Low profile. After much research of all baskets, ROLA was the best all around.
Posted By steve s (Rodanthe, NC) / March 10, 2017
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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What you need to transport you goods

Have a scion XD and found out although with it's interior space as large as my Subaru Outbacks I needed a secure exterior platform for the never ending extras that seem to always crop up.this Rola rack was just the ticket.A fine product and well worth the price.
Posted By Rolf S (New Fairfield, CT) / January 17, 2017
2010 Scion xD
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Good Product

Some holes not drilled..But solid product...
Posted By steve s (KEAUU, HI) / January 13, 2017
2006 Jeep Commander
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first purchase

arrived on time,assembled easily and installed on 2016 Subaru outback w/ no problems, will test out on trip to TN.
Posted By Paul L (BRISTOL, TN) / October 22, 2016
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very pleased

exactly what I was looking for
Posted By derek s (PINE RIDGE, SD) / June 4, 2016
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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