Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag - Water Resistant - 15 cu ft

Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag - Water Resistant - 15 cu ft

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  • Roof Rack Mount
  • Roof Basket Mount
  • Medium Capacity
  • Rola
  • Water Resistant Material
  • Gray
  • Medium Length
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Rola Roof Bag - 59100


Features:

  • Holds up to 15 cu ft of gear
    • Bag is expandable from 10 to 15 cu ft 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: 40" long x 34" deep x 14" high, expands to 18" high
  • Bag attaches to roof top luggage bars or basket carriers
  • 5-Year limited warranty


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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 cu ft - Water Resistant



59100 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 59100 Installation instructions


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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 - Water Resistant - 15 cu ft - 59100

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)


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I like the way the bag rests low when its not completely full & it's easy to expand by unzipping the expansion zipper if I need to haul more gear. My brother liked it enough to purchase one himself. 560476



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The bag was much larger that I thought it would be which is a good thing! It’s a Heavy duty/durable material. Very surprised and pleased with the order process and speedy delivery without paying anything extra! I chose the payment option and although my payment wasn’t due yet, paying it was easy (received the text from etrailer with link that led me to my account) First time user for etrailer.com and I will be back and highly recommend.... especially for those who aren’t very car savvy, selecting the correct part was very easy and clear. 480401



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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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I've carried camping equipment about 10,000 miles in the bag in a roof rack on my Mini Cooper. It's kept stuff safe and dry through some heavy storms. If packed right and secured tightly makes no noticeable noise. Folds up for easy storage when not in use. 550292



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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


Comments

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

-- Patrick B - 11/21/2012

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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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Seems to be well designed and manufactured. Have not yet had the opportunity to use it but I'll try to update this review in the future. 547076



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This product was very poor and completely tore apart right when we used it. We had to take all of our stuff out of the bag and place it into our car, when our car did not have any room for our supplies. We are very unhappy with this poor quality product. 434765



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Bag is great only issue so far was the elastic draw string wouldn't stay in storage poach and frayed and became useless so I had to replace with paracoard ! 389432



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Very happy with our purchase and it actually arrived on time. Would order from the. In a heart beat. 144829


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Greats of far so,good. It has made vacations a ton easier and it certainly withstands cold, heat and wind storms. Love it.

Car c - 08/07/2015

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This was better than I anticipated. I used the Rola Platypus expandable roof carrier on a trip to South Dakota and it did very well. We experienced three days of rain and on our return day it snowed. I read all the reviews about this product I could before making up my mind to purchase one. Iit's not water proof but did a good job of keeping our stuff dry. I would recommend this product. 128417



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Product was delivered promptly and it's perfect for our coming trip! The price is right and like always, etrailer has awesome customer service. 126438



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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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Product is everything advertised and the service/shipping was quick and efficient. Thank you 91961



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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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Product exceeds my expectations. Very quick delivery. Thank you 75509



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Product exceeds my expectations. Very quick delivery. Thank you 75507



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



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



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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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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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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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