Thule Quest Cargo Bag
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- Storm flaps with velcro fasteners protect zippers
- Packaged in its own stuff sack for easy transport and storage
- Durable 600 Denier material, weather resistant body
- 13 cu ft., 40" l x 32" w x 18" h 6lbs.
- Measures 32 x 18 x 40 inches (W x H x D), and has a load capacity of 13 cubic feet
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|Package Height||9.4 x 9.6 x 17.2 inches|
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Top Customer Reviews
Pros: It is lightweight, so it is very easy to attach to the roof. In fact, it was attached and loaded by one person. We have two cross supports on the top of our small SUV and the four straps provided allowed for the both the front and the back of the bag to be attached twice. While I checked the bag each time we stopped, the straps never loosened and the bag did not shift during the trip. I found it best to put the extra length of strap under the bag, if they are hanging loose they make a lot of noise. When we reached our destination and unloaded the cargo bag, I simply undid the straps and took off the bag. Those families vacationing with us that had the hard-top carriers had to leave them on for the entire week!! When not in use the bag simply folds up and is stored in the carry case provided.
Cons: As others have noted, these bags are best described as water resistant, not water proof. During the first part of our trip it was raining and when we finished the trip there was water inside the cargo bag. Knowing that this was possibility, I packed the suitcases in plastic lawn/leaf bags and with the small amount of water present the bags did not get wet.Read more ›
Sept. 12, 2005 THULE sent me a replacement, an Escape 2. Great customer service....but does this mean the Escape is better? Is the Quest inferior? There was no coorespondence with the repalcement...I'll try it out this summer.
Installing the bag on my Mazda 5 with a Thule rack system was ridiculously easy. There are four straps. Two attach to the front bar, two to the rear. Simply pull them tight and the bag is secure. (As an aside, the manual provides instructions for attaching the bag to side bars.) Even heavily loaded, I never felt the bag was in danger of breaking free. On a recent, 3,300 mile trip, I never had to tighten or adjust the straps.
I knew the bag was only weather resistant (not weather proof) when I bought it. The suitcases and everything else, therefore, went into plastic contractor trash bags before going on the roof. Still, I was surprised by how wet the interior of the bag became, even after driving through a light rain. Traveling 65 mph through rain really revealed the Quest's weakness. For Thule, weather resistance appears not too mean much in the way of moisture resistance. On top of that, the corners of my two small suitcases wore against inside of the bag, rubbing away the rubbery weatherproof coating in several places. That added to the amount of water getting into the bag. After driving 1,200 miles, water was puddling in the bag. Not good.
All in all, I am satisfied with the safety, security, looks, and cargo carrying capability of the bag. I am not happy with the wearing away of the interior coating (I hope it does not wear through to the outside.) Nor am I happy with the lack of weather resistance, with respect to moisture. The quest is not a waterproof bag; I was not expecting a waterproof bag. However, a light rain should not have resulted in such an invasion of water.
If I ever have to buy another carrier, it will be this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Huge bag, great price. It's biggest drawback it its inability to withstand rain. Make sure to waterproof whatever you pu into this bag first.Published 7 months ago by Felipe
Perfect if you need extra cargo room. Works very well. Not waterproof but doesn't claim to be. Packing in plastic garbage bags keeps everything dry.Published 9 months ago by NCD
I should have measured. Too big for our CRV, but made it work for out 1,000 mile trip. I will now have to buy a bigger SUV :). Looks very sharp. Read morePublished 12 months ago by WL