Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes, they are fully waterproofed with PVC coatings layered on super tough 600x and 900x cross-weave polyester material (depending on model).

Yes, they all come with their own convenient carry bag and fold away into a compact carrying sack ideal for storing in a cupboard or your car boot.

Yes, they can be locked shut via the rings on the rugged zippers.

Our roof bags come in a range of sizes to suit almost any vehicle – from a Suzuki Swift (recommended: 425 Litres) through to a Landrover Discovery (recommended: 800 Litres). Please see individual product listings for exact dimensions (height, width, length). The bags currently offered have the following capacity: 425 litres; 540 litres; 555 litres; 650; 800 litres.

Yes! They are so easy to attach to your car. It takes no more than a few short minutes – my record is three minutes! – and can easily be used by one person.

All our bags come with a carefully engineered padded PXL cross-linked foam base to protect your roof against scratches and other damage. Carrying capacity: 60-90KG depending on vehicle model (please check vehicleowner’s manual). Straps tested for emergency stops with up to 130KG luggage. We also advise against over-loading and over-tightening the straps. A further tip is to wash your car roof if it is dirty so as to prevent any loose matter scratching your roof.

Either option is possible depending upon the size of the bag and the weight of the luggage you load into it. If it’s light stuff then it is perfectly possible to lift the bag onto your car once loaded.

Road Trip Kit bags are designed to work with a wide range of vehicles. Please get in touch if you have any questions. The only models we are aware of which do not suit our system are those that have air flow covers attached to the body of the vehicle rather than the doors (seems to be limited to Subaru cars from our experience).

Yes, all Road Trip Kit bags are guaranteed for 5 years! Please supply proof of purchase, though if you buy a bag via our website we will have an archived record of the transaction and model bought. Please note that this does not cover willful damage or negligence (e.g. driving under a height-restricted obstacle such as found in covered car parks).