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Thule Quest Cargo Bag

by Thule
120 customer reviews

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One Size
  • 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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Technical Details

Product Description

FEATURES of the Thule Quest Cargo Bag Durable, weather resistant construction helps keep contents dry Heavy-duty snap buckles secure the bag to the vehicle Collapses for fast, compact easy storage - storage bag included Carries up to 13 cubic feet of cargo Fits Thule rack systems, round bars, and most factory racks OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

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  • ASIN: B008VSZ2I8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,992 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

120 of 121 people found the following review helpful By The Professor on September 1, 2007
Size: One Size
We recently purchased the Thule Quest rooftop bag for use during our family vacation, which involved 1400 miles of driving. Our bag is 10 cu. ft. in size, which held three suitcases whose sizes where at the large end of airline carry-on luggage, along with several smaller bags (shoes, etc) and some odds and ends to fill the space. The bag has a sloping front end and did not add any detectable drag while driving. In fact I did not notice any real difference in driving whether the bag was attached or not. The cargo bag worked very well for us and the pros and cons are listed below:

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.
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98 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Paul R. Giardino on June 28, 2005
Size: One Size
Wow I thought THULE was THE company for this type of stuff. Boy was I mad after a trip from NJ to SC. The bag was mounted to my roofrack and was a little noisy (top be expected). But when I got to SC and opened the bag....the horror! The inside lining shredded and flaked off on everything! There were also 2 holes along the to seam! What a mess...and I couldn't use the bag on the way home....had to ship my stuff home! I just wrote THULE....we'll see if they come thru for the customer
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.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By S. Potter VINE VOICE on August 2, 2009
Size: One Size
The Quest is a nice looking bag. Out of the box, it feels sturdy and durable. The bag's interior has a thin, rubbery coating to help keep out the weather. While the Quest more than met most of the challenges a long trip threw at it, it failed to be very weather resistant.

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.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brad McCool on January 8, 2009
Size: One Size
We are a family of five and travel from mid-Ohio to mid-Kansas semi-annually in a Ford Windstar. Due to the kids getting older and bigger we needed more room in the van. After looking at several different toppers I decided to try this one. I am very pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone needing extra space in their vehicle. This past holiday season we made our trip to Kansas with this carrier attached to the top, which by the way is very easy to do. We traveled through freezing temperatures, rain, and wind. Upon arrival there was a little water inside the carrier but because the instructions highly recommended putting items in plastic bags, which we did, nothing got wet. The carrier remained secure through the headwinds, crosswinds, and even the sudden gusts of wind produced by passing trucks.
If I ever have to buy another carrier, it will be this one.
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