If you like to take road trips or carry a bunch of items around with you at any given time, you may want to invest in purchasing roof racks that can hold your cargo. This can save time and money in having to haul items in a rental truck or make more than one trip to transport everything that you need to take with you. Because there are so many different types of cargo roof racks on the market this year, this article will help decipher what model is best for you and your needs.
- Skybox 12 Carbonite. Forget having to jam your skis or snowboards into your car at an odd angle. This car roof rack will allow you to transport your skis and snowboard items with you without having to sacrifice space and comfort inside your vehicle. This model boasts a textured lid which is brand new this year. The aerodynamic and square bars make this model a favorite of many as there is no assembly required and installation does not require tools. This box is great for those who do not plan to haul items larger than 215 centimeters. The aerodynamic design reduces drag and offers dual-side openings for easy access no matter what side of the car you are on. Your items will remain safe and secure because of SuperLatch technology that makes sure that the lid is secure to the base. This model is 340 litre or 12 cubic feet. If you are looking for something larger, this model is offered in 16, 18, 21 and Lo sizes. Lastly, this model is made of recycled materials which makes it environmentally-friendly.
- Yakima Cargo Pack. This model is waterproof and can secure to your car or van with or without roof racks. While it is not as durable as the other models we have mentioned, the Cargo Pack is less expensive and still gets the job done. This item is made of watertight material with sealed seams that keep moisture at bay. In addition, the heavy-duty ballistic nylon protects your car roof from getting scratched while in use. This item is easy to install as well as store when you are not using it. This item is perfect for those who do not have roof racks or do not want to install some in order to be able to transport a sturdier box-type model.
- Roof Rack Luggage Carrier Basket. If you do not mind if your items are not kept in a container with a lid, the luggage carrier basket may work well for you. To use, you simply mount the basket to the top of your car or van. You will need to have roof rack bars or your vehicle’s roof will get severely damaged and scratched up by the basket. This basket will carry many items but will get wet and be exposed to weather elements as there is no roof to the basket.