|Model||Sport 1 Previous Model Car Top Carrier|
|Item Weight||6.7 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.31 x 11.18 x 12.6 inches|
|Item model number||100S10|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Manufacturer Part Number||100S10|
|Cover Included||Carrier^straps^clips^set up guide|
|Vehicle Service Type||Passenger Car|
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Rightline Gear Sport 1 Car Top Carrier, 12 cu ft, 100% Waterproof, Attaches With or Without Roof Rack
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- 100% WATERPROOF CONSTRUCTION: Dual Seam Technology (sewn for strength/welded waterproof) and Zip Right System (a urethane coated zipper located on the protective zipper flap where water cannot enter) provide total weather protection.
- 1 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S : Shop confidently; our service team is based in the USA & skillfully trained to help you with any questions or concerns.
- ATTACHES WITH OR WITHOUT A ROOF RACK: Attach the carrier's straps to a vehicle’s roof rack or use the Car Clips to attach the straps to a vehicle's door frame weather molding.
- MEDIUM CAPACITY DESIGN: 12 cubic feet of storage, 38" L x 34" W x 14-19" H; crossovers, wagons, and sedans (can be used on larger vehicles. ) Aerodynamic shape!
- EASY TO INSTALL: Your bag comes with everything you need to load it up, attach it, and hit the road in minutes! Includes carrier, (4) attachment straps, (4) Car Clips, and stuff sack with sewn-in set up guide.
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Every feature of the Rightline Gear Sport 1 Car Top Carrier is designed with you in mind, from its 100% waterproof construction to its engineered Car Clips, which can be attached or removed for use WITH or WITHOUT a roof rack. In just a few steps, you can attach the carrier's straps to a vehicle's roof rack or use the Car Clips to attach the straps to a vehicle's door frame weather molding - the only revolutionary solution of its kind that WILL NOT interfere with passenger headroom. The bag's aerodynamic shape further reduces wind resistance to promote a quieter ride, all while saving you at the gas pump. Traveling long distances? No problem. The Sport 1's UV protected PVC Semi-Coated Mesh XT shell, welded seams, urethane coated zipper & zipper flap provide a durable, 100% waterproof barrier from the elements. With 12 cubic feet of rooftop storage, you can transport your cargo and your passengers without compromising safety, comfort, or convenience. All Rightline Gear products come backed by a 1 year manufacturer's , so Gear up with confidence! Spend less time dealing with overpriced and overcomplicated alternatives, and more time doing what you love with a Rightline Gear Car Top Carrier.
From the manufacturer
Why can we say Rightline Gear Sport Car Top Carriers are 100% Waterproof?
The information below explains the Advanced Design Features of the Sport Car Top Carriers.
Other carriers claim to be 100% waterproof but lack the features to support this claim. Many of them use regular zippers located right where wind pushes rainwater. Without any sort of protection, water can enter this weak point.
Advanced Waterproof Design Features
Dual Seam Technology
What makes our bags waterproof? It starts with how the bags are made. The Sport Car Top Carriers are constructed from PVC Semi-Coated Mesh XT (our premium polyester re-enforced PVC) and Hydrotuff Material (a PVC backed polyester). These two materials are sewn together for strength and then welded along the same line to make the seam waterproof.
ZipRight Zipper System
The second way the Sport Car Top Carriers keep the water out is by using the innovative ZipRight System. The zipper is located on the inside of the protective flap, not at the junction of the flap and the bag, where the wind forcefully drives rain water. The flap is folded down and secured to the carrier with hook-&-loop closures.
Urethane Coated Zipper
Not only does the location of the zipper (on the protective flap) help to keep water out, but the zipper itself is another line of defense! The Sport Car Top Carriers use Urethane Coated Zippers. Other carriers feature a standard zipper located where the zipper flap meets the bag, allowing rain water to enter the carrier.
With a Roof Rack
Loop the included straps around the roof rack side rails or cross bars.
Without a Roof Rack - Car Clips
Start with the Car Clips on the (4) attachment straps. Open the vehicle's doors and hook the Car Clips under the door frame weather molding.
Standard Airline Carry-On.
Carrier Fit Guide:
To ensure a proper fit, please measure your vehicle's roof (as shown above) and compare to the carrier's dimensions.
- Sport 1: 38" L x 34" W x 14-19" H
- Wagons, crossovers, and sedans
- Popular Examples: Volkswagen Jetta, Subaru Outback, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion
- Will fit larger vehicles as well
Carrier Capacity Guide
The guide below will give you a general idea of how many suitcases each Rightline Gear Car Top Carrier will hold. The guide references a standard Airline Carry-on Bag (14"W x 8" D x 22" H, 1.43 cu ft).
- Sport 3: 18 cu ft = 12.5 Carry-on Bags
- Sport 2: 15 cu ft = 10.5 Carry-on Bags
- Ace 2: 15 cu ft = 10.5 Carry-on Bags
- Sport 1: 12 cu ft = 8.4 Carry-on Bags
- Ace 1: 12 cu ft = 8.4 Carry-on Bags
- Sport Jr: 9 cu ft = 6.3 Carry-on Bags
- Ace Jr: 9 cu ft = 6.3 Carry-on Bags
|Sport 2||Sport 1||Sport Jr||Ace 2||Ace 1||Ace Jr|
|Water Protection||100% Waterproof||100% Waterproof||100% Waterproof||Weatherproof||Weatherproof||Weatherproof|
|Construction||Dual Seam Technology||Dual Seam Technology||Dual Seam Technology||Welded Seams||Welded Seams||Welded Seams|
|Zipper Type||Urethane Coated||Urethane Coated||Urethane Coated||Regular||Regular||Regular|
|Capacity||15 cu ft||12 cu ft||9 cu ft||15 cu ft||12 cu ft||9 cu ft|
|Size||44" L x 36" W x 14-19"H||38" L x 34" W x 14-19"H||36" L x 30"W x 13-16" H||44" L x 34"W x 17" H||38" L x 34"W x 16" H||36" L x 30"W x 14.5" H|
|Straps||(4) attachment (4) car clips||(4) attachment (4) car clips||(4) attachment (4) car clips||(4) attachment (4) car clips||(4) attachment (4) car clips||(4) attachment (4) car clips|
|Vehicle Category||crossovers, SUVs, minivans||sedans, wagons, crossovers to SUVs, minivans||compact cars to SUVs, minivans||crossovers, SUVs, minvans||sedans, wagons, crossovers to SUVs, minivans||compact cars to SUVs, minivans|
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I just spent 4 weeks driving over 10,000 miles across the US, with the Rightline Gear cargo bag on the roof. It went through all kinds of environment from severe rainstorm, high altitude, and high temperature. I tried my best to fill up the bag per instruction so that it doesn't flap around on highway. Here is what is gathered.
- Rightline Gear Sport 1 had more than enough room to store 2 people's camping gear. I probably should've gotten Sport Jr.
- I went through several rainstorm and the bag remain waterproof. I'm talking max wiper speed is not fast enough and people are pulling over to the shoulder kind of rainstorm. Everything inside the bag remained dry.
-I also did over 100 miles of off roading from White Rim Road in Canyolands National Park to endless gravel roads in National Forests. The bag held on to the roof fine without a problem and virtually dust free.
-Even when driving at 80mph for over 8-hours straight while driving through SD, the carrier held up without a problem.
-Unexpectedly, the bag did not create additional wind noise but I did get a slight drop in mpg when I was driving over 55mph (obviously).
- Not really fault of the product but I was camping along the way and some of the lightweight camping gears were stored in the carrier. Undoing the straps, unzipping the bag, unloading camping gear and then packing everything back up next morning every day got tired real fast. After 4-5 days, I was dreading having to access the bag. If I were to do it again, I would've gotten the cargo box that you can open and close easily.
-On really windy days, I couldn't put on the strap by myself. The wind would blow the straps away before I can secure it.
-After driving through Death Valley where the temperature reached 125 degrees, the outside rubber material of the bag felt really soft. When I was trying to undo the strap to unload camping gear, the material sort of just stretched and ripped from the friction of the strap. When I got home, I also noticed that there were some additional rips inside the bag. Not sure if it was from death valley heat or from something else but not what I had hoped. It is there a way to repair the rips on the bag?
Conclusion: If you are driving somewhere with lot of stuff that needs to be dry, get this bag. Doesn't matter how fast you drive or how much it rains, it will not rip nor let water in. But if you are going to need to access inside the bag often, I would look into cargo box.
Mileage wasn't affected as bad as I thought. We averaged 37.5mpg at 70mph when we normally get about 40-43mpg at that speed. Definitely better than renting a larger car or taking two vehicles.
I can say that we definitely tested out the water resistant claims, as we ended up driving through a microburst on our trip home that had rain so hard we had to pull over because there was no visibility. A few drips of water came into the car from the driving rain and the straps compressing the weather seal on the door, but that can't really be helped. But the bag itself was bone dry when we unpacked it an hour later. Trust me, this was one of those "Worst storm of the year" storms and when we were stuck in it, the last thing I was thinking about was that bag on the roof. But finding everything dry afterwards was a relief.
Regarding accessories, I did buy the hooks and the foam pad. In retrospect, I wouldn't have gotten either of them. The hooks didn't fit on any of the three cars that I tried them on, so I'm returning them. Running the straps through the car seemed more secure anyway, so that's just what we'll do in the future. Regarding the foam pad, it wasn't worth the money. You have to cut the foam pad down at least 4-6 inches from the edges of the bag, otherwise the wind will get a hold of it and it will buzz like crazy. At that point, it's not protecting you from scratches, it's really just keeping the bag from sliding around on top. For that you can just buy a rubber shelf liner for a few bucks.
I will say, as suggested in other reviews...be sure to push down everything into the edges so you don't get the flapping. It needs to be as full as possible!!! I had to problem with it not being water proof as other have said. And I went through a couple really good storms/downpours. I would recommend putting the edge that doesn't zip in the front. I'm wondering if people didn't do that and that's why their stuff got wet.
And for people saying their stuff flew all over the road, I'm again wondering what they did to secure it? I made it from Oklahoma to Utah without a single item flying out. (Although, I may have secretly wanted that to happen to have the excuse to buy a whole new wardrobe! ;)~ )
Oh yeah...one complaint...it collected every bug I encountered on the trip...GROSS! (but, certainly not a deal breaker)
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My only advice? Wipe those dead bugs off BEFORE you take your stuff out.
Oh and we put 200lbs of vac-packed stuff on the unprotected curved roof of our Prius. Hit a big pothole and the roof "popped" inwards. But it popped right back out when we took the bag off and slapped it once. Definitely overloaded our poor flexible roof but on a flatter/tougher/smaller roof I could have doubled the weight. But that would have taken literal bowing balls.
Me gusto mucho que fue sumamente facil instalarla con los ganchos incluidos en mi Kia Soul. Ademas, la calidad de la bolsa de carga es muy alta. Se siente muy gruesa y duradera, y me dio mucha confianza que la ropa no se mojaria si lloviera en el camino.
Como recomendacion, asegurense de apretarla MUY bien antes de manejar, y que no haya ningun liston/cuerda/parte de la bolsa floja. De lo contrario hara mucho ruido al manejar a altas velocidades. Yo pude comodamente manejar a 130km/h gran parte del camino. La otra cosa es que las cuerdas con las que se atan se aflojan ligeramente con la distancia, pero esto se remedia facilmente deteniendose cada ciertas horas a asegurarse que todo en orden y apretarlas si es necesario.
La verdad quede muy feliz con la compra, y si la recomendaria a otros.
Ample space and waterproof from what I can tell so far. One of the zipper handles came off when I was unpacking it. If that's the worst of it, I'm satisfied. Be sure to fill this thing to reduce drag and noise. Even if it means stuffinf a few extra pillows and blankets in their you may not need.
Overall I'm very satisfied.
We went camping this weekend and I likely placed about 150lbs worth of camping gear in there, including a cooler, a Rubbermaid container, camp stove, water jugs, propane cylinders, blankets, air mattresses, tent, and dining tent. Could have jammed even more in there!
I purposely drove the car for 20min at 120km/hr. The soft car topper didn't move an inch, nothing shifted in the bag, and the straps/clips stayed in place. Our trip was 2hrs each way and the bag still looks brand new. Highly recommend!
The bag is well built, the zippers are heavy-duty, as are the straps and clips. Well worth the additional investment for the frame clips that fit in your door window instead of strapping it through the car IF you do not have a roof rack.