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

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


  • 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


  • 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

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   (21 Customer Reviews)

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


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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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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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


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

-- Patrick B - 11/21/2012


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

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


Ask the Experts about this Rola Roof Bag

  • Will Rola Roof Rack 59636 Fit a 2010 Subaru Forester with Fixed Mounting Points
  • Yes! The Rola roof rack # 59636 fits and will attach to the fixed mounting points on your 2010 Subaru Forester. Everything is included with the roof rack. No other parts are needed to complete the rack. There are several accessories available for the rack including bike rack # 59404, cargo bag # 59100, and basket # 59504 just to name a few.
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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...
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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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  • Will Heininger Advantage SofTop 15-Cu. Ft. Rooftop Cargo Bag # HE3021 Fit Jeep Liberty LE 4 X 4
  • The Heininger Advantage Weather-Resistant 15-Cu. Ft. Rooftop Cargo Bag, part # HE3021, measures 38 inches x 38 inches x 18 inches tall. This is close in size to our most popular rooftop cargo bag for the Jeep Liberty, the 15 Cu. Ft. Rola Platypus, part # 59100, which measure 49 inches x 33 inches x 18 inches tall. Both of these weather-resistant bags will fit on the bare roof of your Liberty and secure to the side rails with the included straps. Weather-resistant bags like these will...
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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...
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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...
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  • Recommended Cargo Bag for Curt Roof Mount Cargo Basket 18115
  • The Rola Platypus, # 59100, besides having an interesting name, is the recommended cargo bag for use with the Curt basket # C18115. No bags are really going to keep out all possible weather so we do recommend that if you are putting things in them that cannot get wet first place those items in plastic bags or containers. I have included a link to a video review of this cargo bag for you. A neat supplemental gift is the wheel mount tire step, # TH2100. This is a great option as opposed...
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  • Rola Roof Rack for a 2017 Kia Sportage
  • I am happy to report that Rola roof rack # 59849 is indeed a fit for the 2017 Kia Sportage with factory side rails. There are several accessories available for this roof rack including bike racks # S64720 and # 59404, cargo bag # 59100, and basket # 59504.
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  • Will the Rola Platypus Cargo Bag # 59100 Fit on a 2012 Honda CR-V with Factory Roof Rack
  • Yes, the Rola Platypus Roof Top Cargo Bag, # 59100, will fit the factory roof rack on your 2012 Honda CR-V. this Is one of the most popular cargo bags among our CR-V customers. The Platypus was designed to fit roof rack systems with a crossbar spread between 23 inches and 32 inches. The crossbar spread is the distance from the center of the front crossbar to the center of the rear crossbar (see photo). The crossbar spread of the Honda factory roof rack falls within that range. To...
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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...
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  • How to Install Rola Platypus Roof Top Bag # 59100 on 2013 Hynudai Accent 5-Door with Rola Roof Rack
  • The Rola Platypus Roof Top Bag, part # 59100, can sit sideways between the crossbars on the roof of your 2013 Hyundai Accent 5-Door when not opened up to its full 15-cubic foot capacity. The roof rack system you have purchased, the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with APX Mounting System, part # 59707, is positioned on your roof with its crossbars 36 inches apart. Since the Rola Platypus cargo bag measures 33 inches wide, it will fit sideways between the crossbars and can be secured to...
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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 Thule AeroBlade Crossroads Roof Rack , parts # THARB47 and # TH450R. The bag will attach to the Thule crossbars and the factory side rails which will help keep the bag from going back and forth...
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  • Roof Rack for a 2003 Land Rover Discovery II for Use with a Cargo Bag
  • If your 2003 Land Rover Discovery II has the side rails that run front to back then you can use Thule Crossroads, # TH450 with Load Bars # THLB50. If it has a naked roof then you will need Gutter Feet # TH953 and Load Bars # THLB65. The bar spread though would be shorter than the length of the bag. The other option is to use a roof mount cargo bag that does not require any type of roof rack. I have included a link to the bags that we carry that do not require side rails or crossbars...
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  • Cargo carrying Recommendations For 2014 Toyota Highlander With Factory Crossbars
  • A cargo bag like the Rola Platypus, part # 59100, measures 39 X 33 X 14 and can expand to 49 X 33 X 18, and is designed to be used on roofs that have crossbars or with a basket attached to the roof rack. You may want to measure the distance between the crossbars on your 2014 Toyota Highlander. Since the tie-down straps are adjustable, you may find that the # 59100 would work just fine for your roof. If you find that your crossbars are spaced too far apart to accommodate the Platypus,...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • I have a roof rack solution that I can provide for your 2015 Toyota Highlander with fixed mounting points. But at this time (June 2015), there are no Yakima landing pads yet listed as a fit. The Rhino Rack roof rack that consists of the part numbers: # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLCP31, and # RRVA-FK2-2 would be a great option as it has been confirmed as a fit.
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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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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Luggage System for 2013 Toyota Venza
  • For your 2013 Toyota Venza, I recommend the Rhino-Rack 2500 which consists of part # DS126B and # DK114. This is a confirmed fit for your Venza and I've attached a video to assist with installation. Since you will be carrying luggage, I also recommend the Rola Platypus Expandable Roof Top Bag - Water Resistant - 15 cu ft # 59100 or a roof box like # MPG902 for a quality and cost effective option. Let me know if you have further questions.
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  • Will Rola Platypus Roof Top Cargo Carrier Fit on a 2011 Ford Edge With Factory Roof Rack
  • The Rola Platypus Roof Cargo Carrier, part # 59100. This is an expandable cargo bag that goes from 10 cubic feet to 15 cubic feet. It has straps on the side that can attach to your factory side rails on your roof and sit on top of your crossbars. I am including a link to a video review on this Rola Platypus cargo carrier. If you do not have crossbars on the vehicle, just the side rails, I would recommend to install the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack and Load Bars, part # THARB53, and part...
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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...
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  • How to Install Rola Platypus Rooftop Cargo Bag # 59100 on 2013 Chevrolet Express Van
  • The Rola Platypus Rooftop Cargo Bag # 59100 that you referenced installs on a vehicle using its 8 built-in strap attachments. If the vehicle has a roof rack or roof side rails the straps will attach to these points; if it has a roof cargo basket then the straps can be attached to the basket. If your Express has a naked roof (without any hardware) then there are other similar soft cargo bags that can mount directly to the van without need for a roof rack or basket. The link provided will...
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