JEGS 90098 Rooftop Cargo Carrier Review

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JEGS 90098 rooftop cargo carrier is made of plastic (high-density polyethylene) and with UV inhibitor to protect the carrier from fading and cracking. It has 18 cubic feet storage capacity and 110 lb carrying capacity. JEGS 90098 rooftop cargo carrier is 57 inches long, 39 inches wide and 19 inches high – in person it’s really huge, way bigger than in appears in pictures. Because of its large size it’s very easy to surpass the loading capacity when loading it with your belongings.

JEGS 90098 weighs 28 lbs. It’s waterproof and inside stays dry during rain.

Overall quality is mediocre. JEGS 90098 rooftop cargo bag is very lightweight for its size and does feel somewhat flimsy, plastic is soft and quite flexible. It does seem to be sturdy enough at least when brand new and works just fine however the longevity of it can be questionable. On your first few trips it’s unlikely you will experience any issues, however if you plan to use this cargo bag regularly for many years it might let you down at some point.

Side latches are made of metal but they they are quite thin and don’t feel very sturdy, however they do seem to keep the bag securely closed.

Installation process isn’t difficult however it might be for you if are of short height and own a tall vehicle (like an SUV). Depending on the car you have you might find mounting holes not aligning with the crossbar of your car. If that’s the case you will have to drill new holes yourself, it’s not too much of inconvenience though as it’s very easy to drill through the plastic. Getting things out of cargo bag while it’s on the roof of a car might be challenging too as you have to lift the carrier top quite high for it to be open enough to take things out/put them in.

Overall JEGS 90098 is a mediocre rooftop cargo carrier. It’s not a high-end hard-shell carrier but that’s not something you would expect anyway it being budget priced. It will be good enough for many but if you are looking for a high quality product you will have to look at more expensive models.

JEGS 90098 rooftop cargo bag details:
  • Storage capacity: 18 cubic feet
  • Carrying capacity: 110 lb.
  • Material: high-density polyethylene
  • Dimensions: 57″ x 39″ x 19″ (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 28 lbs

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