Roof Bag Car Top Bag
Waterproof Soft Cartop Carriers

For cars with rack or without rack
Installs easily - no tools
Folds small after use
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RoofBag Car Top Carriers
Installation Tips

RoofBag cartop carriers are easy to install.
Follow these tips for optimal performance and trouble-free enjoyment of your carrier.

For best fuel savings and a quiet ride:
Front of carrier should be set-back at least 8 inches behind front edge of roof.

Installation Tips

Strap Guides - The 4 strap guides at the top of the car top carrier are intended to serve as a guide for the straps. Do not tie the straps or anything to the strap guides.

Fill the Carrier - Use the car top carrier full or almost full whenever possible to avoid fabric delamination caused by wind flapping.

Loose Creases - When strapping the carrier, avoid leaving loose creases in the fabric, as they tend to flap in the wind, causing noise, lowering gas mileage and damaging the fabric (delamination). Use extra straps if necessary to hold down any loose creases.

Firm Attachment - Check the firmness of the straps during travel. Don't attach the straps to a rain gutter, to a corner or edge visible from the outside of the car when doors are closed, to open hooks, or to anything not intended to support heavy loads.
Avoiding Water Entry

Avoiding Water Entry Into the Car

The RoofBag pass-through straps are water-repellent so that they don't wick water into the car.

However, if straps are over-tight, they may deform the door seal and allow rainwater into the car. Straps should be snug but not over-tight.

Loosen straps slightly while driving through rain, and loosen them completely when leaving car unattended in the rain.

Avoid leaving carrier on the roof of the car with pass-through straps installed for extended periods of time.

Avoiding Water Entry Into the RoofBag Car Top Carrier

Follow these tips to avoid water entry into the RoofBag car top carrier:

1- Logo should point toward the back of the car.

2- Close the zipper sliders all the way, until they touch.

3- Use the carrier full or almost full whenever possible to keep the flap pointing down. This protects the zipper from water entry.

4- If the carrier is not full, make sure the zipper flap points down all around.

The buyer is responsible for installing the RoofBag carrier securely. An improperly secured carrier can fall off the car, potentially injuring others or damaging the carrier, your belongings or other vehicles. Any damage to the carrier caused by detachment from the car is not covered by our warranty. In addition, the manufacturer is not liable for any loss or damage caused by the carrier, or for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use or the fall of a RoofBag carrier, whether the carrier was defective or not. The manufacturer's liability is limited to the repair or replacement of a defective carrier according to the warranty terms described at If you need installation assistance, please call 800-276-6322 (800-2-ROOFBAG).

A 30-day return policy applies to unused car top carriers. A 2-year repair/replacement warranty covers: fabric puncture or tear, fabric and seam waterproofness, failure of straps, buckles and other hardware, seam separation, zipper operation and integrity, and separation of welded components. Not covered: damage caused by falls, accidents, improper installation, natural wear and tear, or failure of the car's components used to attach the carrier to the car. More details in Warranty and Returns page. For more details see Warranty & Returns page.

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Why a USA-Made RoofBag car top carrier?

Made in San Diego, California, USA, using only top quality, military-grade materials.

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Enjoy large capacity storage without the bulk and high cost of hard carriers.

Simple to install, remove and store. Use with or without a roof rack. Access your gear with ease.

Heavy-duty, 18-oz double vinyl-coated polyester fabric is fully waterproof, won't rip or tear and is UV-resistant.

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