If you have been looking for a hard-shell carrier you might have come across Goplus rooftop cargo box. It’s currently among most poplar hard-shell carriers on the market today so how good is it?
Goplus cargo box offers 14 cubic feet of storage space – you can fit quite a bit stuff inside but it’s not as roomy as competing products. On top of that grip mounts take a lot of space inside and decreases storage capacity even more. In that sense it’s slightly disappointing as you won’t be able to fit as much stuff as in other hard shell carriers but that doesn’t necessary mean it doesn’t offer enough storage space for you.
Just like most cargo boxes in its class it also can hold up to 165 pounds of stuff.
It takes just few minutes to install or take off the unit from your rooftop, however fit is not as universal as on other units – if you own a larger vehicle you might have to drill holes to fit its roof rack yourself.
Installation system is very similar to Thule although it’s not as sturdy. There are two hinges on each side that work like latches. Despite being less robust than Thule’s system it still works great and roof box stays in place without any issues.
Overall build quality is good. It’s made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic and olycarbonate materials. It has metal lid stiffeners at the bottom that make it more sturdy and rigid. Sturdiness wise it’s not far from Thule products.
Goplus cargo box features dual-side opening which is more convenient that rear opening solution.
It can also be locked with the 2 included keys.
Mileage and noise
Goplus cargo carrier is well designed because it doesn’t affect mileage much and doesn’t cause much noise.
Overall Goplus rooftop cargo box is a good hard-shell carrier however it’s not the best in its class. Other models offer a bit more storage space and are slightly better built.
Goplus Cargo Box, Waterproof Rooftop Cargo Carrier, Heavy Duty Roof Storage Box, 14 Cubic Feet (White) Specs:
- Storage capacity: 14 cu. ft.
- Max Weight Capacity: 165 lbs
- Material: ABS plastic + PC
- Access: Dual-Side
- Weight: 25 lbs
- External dimensions: 62.5” x 30” x 15” (L x W x H)
- Package contents:
- 1 x Roof Box
- 2 x Luggage Strap
- 2 x Key
- 4 x Anchor
- 1 x Instruction