I was shocked at the size when the associate brought this item out to my van. With the four back seats down and taken out of the box, it barely fit in the back. One person installation onto our existing factory Honda roof rack was simple with bolts and nuts (plastic wing nuts). It is just out of the way of our sun roof and back hatch so it's perfect in my opinion. I haven't put anything in it but did drive around town with it installed, I honestly didn't know it was there. No noise, no noticeable drag. Storage could be an issue if you don't have somwhere for it but this gives you a bunch of room on your car/truck/van. I am looking forward to using this for our 13 hr drive on vacation with 7 people. This will add siginificant space! With a few discounts I scored this for just over two bills ($206 to be exact) and it seems like a fantastic deal based on the other models I looked it. Recommend!
The ad states that you can 'sit back and enjoy the ride knowing that all your precious cargo is shielded from the elements.' We sat back thinking that the rain outside our car would not be inside the car carrier... we were WRONG. Your items will get wet if it is raining outside and you are moving. Just beware!
We were looking for a carrier that was long enough to fit our skiing and snowboarding gear and also help with some of the load when we go camping. The X-Cargo is large and definitely big enough for all of our stuff. However, I was disappointed that the hinge that holds the lid up was made out of plastic (not metal) and the plastic of the outer shell material also seems pretty flimsy. I now know why all the ones that you see for sale used have cracks and holes in them... I wasn't going to pay several hundred for one of the big name brands, so I guess I got what I paid for...
We bought this for travel for away sports games for the boys and some rd trips. Come to find out it was great to use for the surprising hurricanes that pass through Florida every now and them as well..lol
Holds almost as much as our van, very easy to get in and out. Sorta a pain to take on and off, but worth the extra room so the boys dont fight in our ear.