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What are the best car top carriers? We strive to answer that question by taking a look at the top selling car top carriers and car roof bags. Reviewing the buyer comments can reveal quite a lot about these carriers.
In addition to our reviews, you can also check out our comparison charts to see how the different boxes and bags compare to each other.
Our Car Top Carrier Reviews
These are our reviews of the best hard shell carriers. Each model has it’s own unique dimensions, weight and mounting features – read more to find the right one for you and your car. We cover the positives and negatives of each model. We also have car roof bag reviews here.
Review: Thule 667TT Excursion Car Top Cargo Box - The Thule 667TT Excursion Rooftop Cargo Box comes with a special Quick Release Hardware that makes mounting fast and effortless on most after-market and factory-installed racks. This cargo box also has a convenient rear opening that gives you access from three sides.
Review: SportRack A26395 Aero 1300 Car Top Carrier - The SportRack A26395 Aero 1300 Car Top Carrier is the ideal solution for a those moments when you have limited space in your vehicle. This box offers plenty of additional space for skies and other gear. It's also ideal for transporting vacation necessities, sports equipment and luggage. It mounts on nicely to any crossbar.
Review: SportRack A90275 Aero XL Car Top Carrier - The SportRack A90275 Aero XL Car Top Carrier is a product that is ideal for anyone that is tired of taking up needless space for sports equipment, camping gear and other items when driving to a specific destination. This is the roof box everyone should turn to.
Review: SportRack A90095 Explorer Car Top Carrier - The SportRack A90095 Explorer Car Top Carrier offers plenty of space and durability. This cargo box was specially designed for those needing added storage space than what is currently offered in their vehicle. This roof box is quite strong and made of high-density polyethylene, which is quite sturdy and can hack the pressures brought on by rocks, bumps and other other challenges thrown its way.
Review: Thule 667ES Excursion ES Car Top Carrier - The Thule 667ES Excursion ES Car Top Carrier is the preferred choice for a multipurpose cargo box. This box has the ability to lug just about anything around. It has a 13 cu. ft. capacity and comes with standard, one key system locking mechanism that will reduce the headaches of having to scramble for multiple keys.
Review: Yakima RocketBox 15 Car Top Cargo Box - The Yakima RocketBox 15 Cargo Box is the great answer to solving your problem of trying to get a few of your friends together for a weekend outing accompanied by your gear. You won't ever have to worry about having to put gear on your friends' laps again. They will have their own space, on the top of your vehicle. The gear, not your friends.
Review: Yakima RocketBox 11 Car Top Cargo Box - The Yakima RocketBox 11 Car Top Cargo Box features a very long and narrow box that does not need a lot of space on your crossbars. This lengthy design provides sufficient room for snowboards, skis and it still has more than enough space for the poles and boots.