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Yakima DryTop Rooftop Cargo Bag Review

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Review of the Yakima DryTop Rooftop Cargo Bag

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima Dry Top Rooftop Cargo Bag, part number Y07404. This water resistant bag is more cost efficient than having a roof rack and a cargo box. It's perfect for the occasional traveler. It easily installs on most roofs, whether they're naked or have side rails. It's wedge shape is aerodynamic to help reduce wind drag. The padded anti-skid bottom helps protects your vehicle's finish and helps prevent the bag from shifting. The rain and zipper flaps help further keep out the elements. Inside our bag, we have two compression straps to further secure our load.

The bag features a 16 cubic foot storage capacity. You want to be sure and check with your owner's manual to see how much weight your roof can handle. It also has a limited lifetime warranty. The handles at the front and rear make loading and unloading easy. Now that we've gone over the 00:00:57 features, we'll 00:00:57 go ahead and show you how to get it installed. First thing you want to do is make sure to clear any dirt or debris that might be on top of your roof.

Then, we can find the main handle, that's going to be the front, along with the emblem, here. That's going to face forward. Then we can begin unfolding it on top of our roof. So if we 00:01:18 get it in place, we want to make sure and get our straps freed up. Now, if we we're working with a vehicle with raised side rails, the way we would do it, is we would loop it around the side rails, and then back to itself, like so. Since we're working with a naked roof today, I'll go ahead and show you how to do that. Now, with the naked roof, we'll be running the strap through the vehicle, so we'll need to open up the passenger and driver's side doors.

Then, we'll grab our included strap. It's going to have two ends with loops on them. We'll take one of those loops, we'll slip it over like so, and then repeat that same step with the one on the passenger's side, here. Once we get them both connected, we can adjust them at the buckle, and we could also adjust them by the included strap here. You want to make sure that when you get them tight, your clips don't get closed in the door. That looks pretty good.

Then we can just bundle up our excess with the included strap keeper. Now, we'll just repeat that same process in the back. With the bag secured to the vehicle, we're just about ready to load it up. We'll need to first, undo the in the front here, as well as the hook and loop, and find the zipper. Once we find the zipper, we can just kind of work our way around, and then fold it forward. Now, we're ready to start loading it up. Then, we can just zip everything up, reconnect our hook and loop, as well as our buckle. That's going to complete our look at the Yakima Dry Top Rooftop Cargo Bag. Part number Y07404.