The Bottom Line
The Keeper Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag is a basic soft shell cargo bag that is perfect for customers looking to maximize their vehicle storage space during short term use. This easy to install product does require a roof rack, preferably both cross bars and side bars, on a standard sized SUV roof. Smaller vehicles should measure their surface space before use.
With proper care taken during installation the Keeper Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag will protect your items from water damage and is durable enough for long trips. Like any soft bag cover, customers should expect it to show wear and tear over time.
We rate this cover 4.5 out of 5 stars. Let’s dig a little deeper and see what we have here.
What You Get
One rooftop bag with 15 cubic feet of cargo storage. The soft, flexible fabric is comprised of a rubber laminated nylon material. This bag includes adjustable buckles and is designed to fit vehicles with four-sided roof racks. A manufacturer’s warranty can be requested upon purchasing the item.
Features & Benefits
The Keeper Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag adds an additional 15 cubic feet to your vehicle’s cargo space. The waterproof, rubber laminated nylon material is designed to protect your cargo against rain, wind, sun, dirt, and small debris that might be encountered while driving.
The soft material has the ability to fit unusually shaped loads. This is a feature that hard-topped cargo containers cannot provide. Additionally, the flexible shape means that it can be folded when not in use. This allows for compact storage of the item which can be particularly useful if you are not intending on using it for your entire excursion.
The attachment style includes four adjustable buckles, one on each side. The preferred method of installation is for each buckle to be secured on vehicles with four-sided roof racks. However, it can be attached using only two of the sides, so long as caution is taken to ensure that the bag is as secure as possible when attempting this method. In this situation, owners might want to consider including extra straps or tie-downs to ensure compensation for the straps that are not being utilized.
A useful feature for this soft shell cargo bag, is the inclusion of a manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty includes very helpful customer service, though customers expressed some difficulty in locating the contact information. The manufacturer that produces the Keeper Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag can be located at hamptonproducts.com. All warranty requests can be made through this website.
So, How Does It Perform?
This budget-friendly cover is a worthwhile purchase when utilized in the proper manner. The first notable contrast between customer reviews pertained to whether or not the cover was waterproof.
While all customers agreed that installation of the product was a simple process, some seemed unconvinced that it would protect from exposure to water. These two issues seem to be aligned due to the fact that those who emphasized focus on proper installation, particularly ensuring the cover and protection of the zippered areas, experienced no issues with water leakage. Those who reported moisture likely had left an exposed zipper.
Some even reported turning the cargo bag sideways to better fit their vehicle. This leaves a zipper facing the front of the vehicle open to receiving any bursts of rain or debris while driving. This method of installation is not recommended.
The Keeper Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag is the idea fit for all standard SUV sized vehicles. Smaller vehicle owners claimed that the surface space (15 cu. ft.) was too large for the top of their vehicle. Buyers should always measure their vehicles before placing an order for any rooftop cargo equipment.
One important feature to note when purchasing any soft cargo bag is that they always travel better when filled to capacity. If there is an excess of space in the bag item may shift or you might experience a loud flapping noise. Ensuring that the item is tightly adhered to your vehicle can help to prevent this issue.
Another notable consideration when purchasing a soft cover is the level of security that you require during overnight travels. Though the Keeper Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag does include a small lock to secure the zippers, this is meant to keep the zippers from sliding open, not protect against theft.
Customers traveling on overnight trips claimed that the simplicity of the installation and removal meant that they had no issues unloading the bag when leaving the vehicle and reinstalling it when they were ready to drive once more.
What Buyers Are Saying
- Easy Installation and Removal
- Waterproof (must follow instructions to protect the zippered areas)
- Better for larger vehicles (Measure for proper sizing)
- Lots of space
- Travels better when full