Car roof box reviews

They’re great at growing your car’s storage capacity, but mind how you drive.
 
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03.Product profiles

Profiles - What to buy

Small car roof boxes

Rhino Rack Probox 310

Rhino Rack Probox 310Price: $319

Good points

  • Fairly easy to fit to the roof bars.
Fairly easy to fit to the roof bars.

Bad points

  • Fairly difficult to load/unload the box.
  • The lock/lid access is from the rear which is not as safe as passenger-side access.


Medium car roof boxes

Thule Pacific 200

Thule Pacific 200Price: $649

Good points

  • Very easy to fit it to the roof bars.
  • The lock/lid access is from the passenger side which is a safe option.

Bad points

  • Fairly difficult to load/unload the box.

 

Large car roof boxes

Thule Atlantis 780

Thule Atlantis 780Price: $895

Good points

  • Very easy to fit it to the roof bars.
  • The lock/lid access is from both the driver and passenger sides, which is the best alternative.

Bad points

  •  Fairly difficult to load/unload the box.

 

Profiles - the rest 

Small car roof boxes

Rola Velocity VLB320

Rola Velocity VLB320Price: $399

Good points

  • Nothing in particular.

Bad points

  • Very difficult to fit it to the roof bars.
  • Fairly difficult to load/unload, and the bottom part of the box is too flimsy so it bends under the load.
  • The lock/lid access is from the driver side which is the least safe option.

Thule Ocean 80

Thule Ocean 80Price: $399

Good points

  • Fairly easy to fit to the roof bars.

Bad points

  • Fairly difficult to load/unload which is not helped by the presence of ribs on the bottom part of the tray.
  • The lock/lid access from the rear which is not as safe as passenger-side access.

 

Medium car roof boxes

Rhino Rack Probox 420 (A)

Rhino Rack Probox 420Price: $460

Good points

  • Easy to fit to the roof bars.
  • Easy to load/unload which is helped by the width of the box.

Bad points

  •  The lock/lid access from the rear which is not as safe as passenger-side access.

Rola Odyssey OLB450

Rola Odyssey OLB450Price: $499

Good points

  • The lock/lid access is from the passenger side which is a safe option.

Bad points

  • Very difficult to fit it to the roof bars and it needs two people.
  • Fairly difficult to load/unload the box. 

 

Large car roof boxes

Rhino Rack Carver Carry All 8.4 (A)

Rhino Rack Carver Carry All 8.4Price: $840

Good points

  • Nothing in particular.

Bad points

  • Not particularly easy to fit to the roof bars and it needs two people.
  • Fairly difficult to load/unload the box.
  • The lock/lid access is from the driver side which is the least safe option.

(A) Discontinued, but may still be available in some stores.

 

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