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Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, 15 cubic feet

Rola Roof Cargo Carrier

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Code:   59100

Retail:$120.00

Price:$98.95


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Rola Roof Cargo Carrier - 59100

Features:

  • Holds up to 15 cubic feet of gear
    • Bag is expandable from 10 to 15 cubic feet by simply unzipping
  • Premium quality construction
  • 8 Tie down straps with clips make sure the bag is secure while also making it easy to install
  • Aerodynamic styling and cinching straps for improved fit and appearance
  • Thick padded bottom


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 39" x 33" x 14" 10 cubic feet, expands to 49" x 33" x 18" 15 cubic feet
  • Bag attaches to roof top luggage bars or basket carriers
  • 5-Year limited warrnaty



The cinch straps improve fit and appearance, no matter the amount or shape of cargo. They also help eliminate the noise of a bag flapping in the wind.

59100 Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Cargo Bag - 10 to 15 cubic feet





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Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag Review

Video Transcript for Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag Review

Today, we'll be reviewing the Rola Platypus expandable rooftop bag with 15 cubic feet, part number 59100. This rooftop bag holds up to 15 cubic feet of gear. The bag itself is expandable from 10 cubic feet to 15 cubic feet by unzipping the bottom zipper shown here. The top zipper shown here is a zipper to allow you to open the cargo bag and load your gear. The hook and loop fastener, here on the zipper flap, allows you to further protect your gear from the elements by holding the zipper flap down. The bag is made out of premium quality construction and the thick padded bottom protects the rooftop of your vehicle.

The eight tie down straps with clips make sure that the bag is secure, while also making it easy to install. The aerodynamic styling and sensing straps improve the fit of the bag and appearance. To assist us in loading the cargo bag and securing the bag to the vehicle, we will be using the Hitch Mate adjustable tire step, part number HE4040. We'll now throw the bag on top of the vehicle and use the first zipper to expand the cargo bag, the second zipper to open it up. We'll unfold the cargo bag all the way out and place our gear into the bag.

We'll bring the top flap over the cargo and use the zipper to close it. We'll then use the zipper flap to fold over the zippers to further protect our cargo from the elements. We'll then use the eight straps to swing around our crossbars or roof rack system to secure the bag to the vehicle. And now with our bag secured to the vehicle and our gear loaded up, we're ready to head on down the road. And that concludes today's review of the Rola Platypus expandable rooftop bag, 15 cubic feet, part number 59100..


Customer Reviews

Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, 15 cubic feet - 59100

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lisa S.07/18/2011

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The bag was very easy to install and held 3 small suitcases, 2 duffel bags and 3 boogie boards! We drove through 7 hours of heavy, heavy rain and some of the clothes were wet (close to the bottom of the suitcases) but overall, we were satisfied with the bag. 19609



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan W.09/02/2011

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Based on other reviews I had great expectations for this bag, but when I arrived at my daughter's college and unloaded there was a pool of water inside. We drove through about an hour of heavy rain - far less than the storms I have driven through driving from NY to SC every year, and this bag fared far worse than the cheaper bag it replaced. It is listed as weather proof, both here and on Rola's site, but the instructions for the bag indicate it is only weather resistant - which is not the same. Luckily my things inside were in waterproof bags, but what seemed a well made bag, which was easy to secure to my roof rack, was a big disappointment.23422


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Site has been updated to reflect the proper weather resistant label.

Patrick B - 11/21/2012

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy M.04/28/2011

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This is an excellent car topper; well worth the money. We used it on a 200-mile trip with absolutely no problems at all, and had lots of stuff in it, all securely held. In fact, we came home with more than we left with, but that wasn't a problem either due to the expanding feature of this cargo bag. One of my favorite features is the draw-string that helps to pull the sides and top down snug to the contents of the bag. Highly recommended if you need extra space inside your vehicle.12532



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: T Adams04/20/2011

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This bag was perfect for our road trip from Florida to West Virginia. It held ski clothes for four adults and two children, boots, and a fair amount of additional clothing, luggage etc. It really freed up a lot of interior space in the car.12063



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jayree06/22/2008

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Should be waterproof for price The bag is easy to attach and load. I think for the price waterproof instead of weatherproof would be approiate. The bag also has a nice appearance and would complement any vehicle 990



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BOB L09/03/2013

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I USED THE PRODUCT THIS LAST LABORDAY WEEKEND . DROVE CLOSE TO A 1000 MILES WITH IT STRAPPED TO THE TOP OF A HONDA PILOT. HAD NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. PRODUCT WORKED GREAT.97929



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B07/27/2013

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Product is everything advertised and the service/shipping was quick and efficient. Thank you91961



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tracy04/23/2013

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We will be going to North Carolina on Saturday and very excited to use this product. Shipping was extremely fast. Product feels sturdy and looks good. 77504



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Trenton N.04/12/2013

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Product exceeds my expectations. Very quick delivery. Thank you75509



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Trenton N.04/12/2013

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Product exceeds my expectations. Very quick delivery. Thank you75507



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CARMEN04/09/2013

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Before I write a review, I must say Awesome company, I only wish more people would have the same passion and pride in their work as the employees from etrailer. The product is very nice!75132



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stephanie G08/13/2012

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easy to attach to the crossbars and rail bars. we are excited to use this large bag for additional storage on vacation. Well constructed material and has a lot of room.51505



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael F.05/11/2012

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Easy to order and great communication. Shipped fast and was at my door in 3 days. Thank you. 40084



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tiffani M.07/11/2011

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It it so user friendly, easy to load full of baggage and easy to strap To the rola cargo basket. Staps are part of the bag itself and are plenty to keep bag strapped in place. Love my new bag!!!!19145



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert K03/22/2013

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Have yet to put it on the vehicle, but it looks great!71846



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  • Are Cross Bars Required To Use Rola Platypus Expandable Rooftop Bag On My 2000 Honda Odyssey
  • The Rola Platypus Expandable Rooftop Bag, # 59100, could be used without crossbars but due to the size and carrying capacity of the rooftop bag cross bars are strongly recommended. When the bag is secured to the roof rack of your vehicle it will be subject to the stress of acceleration and braking while you are driving and the cross bars will help hold the bag in position. We have the Thule Complete Crossroad Kit, TH45050, for your 2000 Honda Odessey which would work well for tying the roof
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  • Installation of Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag # 59100
  • You need to have a roof rack to install the Rola Platypus Roof Bag, part # 59100, on the roof of your vehicle. Crossbars are also recommended so the bag can be secured on all sides. If you would like to provide your vehicle, year, make and model, I would be glad to recommend a roof rack system for you application. I have linked a video review and instructions for the Rola Platypus Roof Bag, part # 59100.
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  • Capacity of Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag # 59100
  • We only have one showroom at our Headquarters in Wentzville, Missouri. This is one of our largest roof mounted cargo bags. In the small configuration, it holds 10 cubic feet, largest configuration is 15 cubic feet. You would be able to fit about 3-5 large suitcases in it. You could probably fit a closet full of clothes in it, provided you are not talking about a large walk-in closet. You can take a roll of masking tape and lay out the bag on your floor to see what will fit. The bag is 41 inch
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  • Will Rola Platypus Roof Top Bag Attach to Factory Side to Side Cross Bars on a 2005 Ford Escape
  • Yes, you will be able to attach the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, # 59100, to the cross bars on your 2005 Ford Escape. The instructions (linked) state that if possible, place the bag between the bars so that it fits snugly between them. It can also ride on top of the bars if needed. The bag attaches to the cross bars using straps that are attached to the bag. Make sure that you stay within the manufacturer recommended weight capacity for your roof. Check your owners manual for weight
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  • Is The Rola Cargo Bag, # 59100, Waterproof Or Weatherproof And Will It Work In The Rain
  • A roof cargo bag like the Rola Platypus Cargo Bag, # 59100, is weather resistant construction, which means it will protect the contents from the rain and other bad weather conditions. It has hook and loop seals that are made to cover the zippered areas for the added protection against water and dirt. It is not waterproof because to be considered as waterproof the bag would have to be submerged under water and have no leakage into the inside. Since the cargo bags have zippers and straps that
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  • Rola Platypus Cargo Bag Part # 59100 for 2006 Subaru Forester with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Rola Platypus Roof Bag, part # 59100 does feature soft padding on the bottom surface. The bottom of the bag is very smooth and slick, and should not damage the paint on the roof of your vehicle. Before installing, I would make sure that the roof of your Forester is completely free of dirt, and that the bottom surface of the bag is perfectly clean. Once the bag is in place, make sure that the bag is securely fastened to the roof rack to minimize movement. The only sure way to prevent the p
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  • What is the Rola Platypus Rooftop Cargo Carrier # 59100 Made Of
  • The outside of the bag is a mesh rip stop style material infused with a rubberized coating, and the inside of the bag also has a rubber like lining. The impressive part is the thickness of the bag and the heavy duty zippers used. This bag also features padding in the bottom surface. The manufacturer will not give out the exact name of the material used but I went out to the warehouse and checked it out, I was impressed. The 3.6 out of 5 stars rating is the average customer rating. For this pa
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  • Recommend Rola Platypus or Thule Nomad Roof Cargo Bag For 2008 Hummer H3 w/Factory Roof Rack
  • Both the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, part # 59100 and the Thule Tahoe Roof Mounted Cargo Bag, part # TH867 are quality bags. Personally I would go with the Thule Tahoe because it can expand offering two additional cubic feet of storage space. Both bags would work well on your 2008 Hummer H3 and would mount to your factory roof rack. Both bags are water resistant, but are not waterproof. Anything stored in the bags that cannot get wet should be stored in plastic. I have link
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  • Can the Rola Platypus Roof Bag # 59100 Install On a 2007 Honda CRV EX-L with Crossbars but no Rails
  • Yes, this Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, part # 59100, can attach to your 2007 Honda CRV EX-L using only the cross bars. You would just need to use the two straps that are on the front of the bag and the two straps that are on the back to secure this bag. I attached installation instructions and and a review video of this product below for you to check out also.
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  • Roof Top Mounted Cargo Bag Recommendation for a Honda CR-V
  • I think that the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, # 59100, that you have referenced would be a good choice. This bag can rest on top of the cross bars on your Honda CR-V, or, if possible, between them. Either way, the bag comes with 8 adjustable straps to secure it to your roof. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review of this bag for reference. Even though the bag is made of weatherproof material, there is always a chance that items in the bag could get wet
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  • Will Rola Platypus Roof Bag # 59100 Fit 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen w/ Factory Side Rails
  • The Rola Platypus Roof Bag # 59100, is not a vehicle specific fit item. It will fit vehicles that have factory side rails, crossbars, or an aftermarket roof rack. You can attach the roof bag to just the side rails on your 2010 Jetta Sportwagen, but I would recommend installing crossbars like the Yakima Roof Rack , part # Y00408, Y00138. The bag will attach to the Yakima crossbars and the factory side rails which will help keep the bag from going back and forth during braking and acceleration.
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  • Roof Cargo Bag Options For a 2007 Ford Focus Hatchback Without a Factory Roof Rack
  • The Rola Platypus Roof Bag, part # 59100, needs to be attached to a roof rack. Since your 2007 Ford Focus 4-door hatchback does not have a factory rack, you will first need to install one. If your Focus currently has a bare roof, I would recommend the Yakima Roof Rack, part # Y00702, Y00702, Y00408, Y00124. Then you will be able to attach the Rola Platypus Roof Bag, part # 59100. Another option would be to use a roof cargo bag that does not require a roof rack. Checkout the Yakima GetOut C
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  • Does the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, 15 cubic feet #59100 fit a GMC Acadia 2009?
  • If you have factory side rails that run front to back on your 2009 GMC Acadia, you will be able to attach the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Bag # 59100. Cross Bars are not required to attach the Rola # 59100, but they are recommended. Using crossbars will help keep the bag in place when the vehicle is accelerating or braking. If you have factory side rails on your Acadia, you can use Yakima Roof Rack, part # Y00408, # Y00138. If your Acadia has a bare roof and does not have factory side ra
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  • Will the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Cargo Bag Fit on a 2010 Chevy Equinox
  • Yes, the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Cargo Bag, # 59100, will work great on the roof rack and cross bars on your 2010 Equinox. 8 Adjustable tie down straps make the bag easy to install and secure to your vehicle roof rack. You may want to consider the Wheel Mount Tire Step, # TH2100, to assist with putting the bag on the roof and loading it.
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  • Will The Rola Platypus Roof Cargo Bag # 59100 Fit My 2008 Acura MDX
  • As long as you have a roof rack on your 2008 Acura MDX, you will be able to mount the Rola Roof Cargo Bag # 59100. The bag has straps to attach the side rails and crossbars on the roof rack. If your MDX just has the factory side rails that run front to back on the roof, it is recommended to install crossbars. The cargo bag could just attach to side rails, but with acceleration, braking and weight of items, the bag could slide back and forth. The crossbars will help keep the bag secured to yo
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  • Will the Rola Platypus Roof Mount Cargo Bag Fit a 2011 Subaru Outback
  • Provided that your 2011 Subaru Outback has side rails that run front to back, crossbars that run side to side or both, you will be able to mount the Rola Platypus, # 59100, on the roof of your car. Loss of some gas mileage will most likely occur but will vary depending on how much the bag is filled, driving conditions, terrain, and driving style. However, on most vehicles, gas mileage loss may not even be all that noticeable but you can still expect some loss. Another option is to use a tr
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  • Will the Rola Platypus Roof Cargo Bag Attach to a 2007 Santa Fe with Cross Bars
  • Yes, you would be able to attach this Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, # 59100, to the cross bars of your 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The instructions (linked) state that if possible, place the bag between the bars so that it fits snugly between them. It can also ride on top of the bars if needed. The bag attaches to the cross bars using straps that are attached to the bag. Make sure that you stay within the manufacturer recommended weight capacity for your roof. Check your owners manual for
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  • Fit of Rola Platypus Roof Mounted Cargo Bag Part # 59100 on 2006 Honda Pilot with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Rola Platypus Roof Mounted Cargo Bag you referenced, part # 59100 would work great with your Honda Pilot. The bag easily attaches to the side rails and cross bars with the included straps. When fully expanded, the bag provides up to 15 cubic feet of storage space. The bag is described as weather proof but I always recommend that everything placed in the bag be wrapped in plastic, as heavy rain will eventually work its way into any roof top cargo bag. To prevent scratching, always ensur
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  • Roof Mounted Cargo Bag Recommendation for a 2001 Toyota Corolla 4-Door Sedan
  • If you do not want to install a roof rack on your 2001 Toyota Corolla, then the next best thing will be a roof bag made to fit on a naked roof (no roof rack). We have several bags that can be mounted to a naked roof and I have included a link to the options for you. The largest one available is the Rightline bag, # RL100S30. It has 18 cubic feet of storage space. I have included video and instructions links for you. For something a little smaller but with a more aerodynamic shape and good
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  • Will Rola Platypus Roof Top Bag # 59100 Fit On a 2011 Jeep Patriot With Factory Cross Bars
  • Yes, you would be able to attach the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag, part # 59100, to the cross bars of your 2011 Jeep Patriot. The instructions state that if possible, place the bag between the bars so that it fits snugly between them. It can also ride on top of the bars if needed. The bag attaches to the cross bars using straps that are attached to the bag. I am including a link to the installation instructions. If the bag will be resting on the roof of your vehicle I would recommend
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