Top positive review
30 people found this helpful
on March 9, 2012
I purchased this soft storage carrier to go on the roof of my 206 Honda Odyssey. This thing is LARGE, so make sure you have the room for it. Anyway, my family and I were moving across country and this thing worked awesome. The straps work great and I tied off the excess so I didnt have to listen to them flap in the wind for 2100 miles. It was very easy to install and it holds an enormous amount of things. 2 large suit cases, 1 medium suit case and a bunch of extra odds and ends. It didnt create much wind drag and really didnt affect our overall fuel consumption. We drove through every form of weather in the course of 5 days, rain, snow, wind, sunshine, and when we arrived, our items were all nice and dry. Not an ounce of dampness in the carrier what so ever. Also, for extra security, I suggest putting a padlock or combo lock on this. The Zippers are huge and heavy duty, and you can slide a lock right through both of them, so for extra long road trips like I took, you will know that your stuff will be there in the morning.
As for some of the items they recommend.
The Extra straps - get them. I doubt you'll have any problems with the straps on the carrier itself as they are very strong, but the ones by masterlock that they recommend are worth the extra couple of bucks and piece of mind.'
The roof liner - Its worthless. Like many of the reviews that I read, it is over priced and you get more than double the amount of the same product at Walmart of Target for like 5 bucks, so skip this unless you really dont want to leave your house. In all honesty, you probably dont even need this product, but it made my wife feel all warm and fuzzy, so there you have it.