MAXXHAUL 70209 Hitch Mount Cargo Bag Review

MAXXHAUL 70209 is currently one of the best selling hitch mount cargo bags on the market today. Its enormous success perhaps could be attributed to the low price it retails at however being cheap isn’t what makes a good cargo bag good. Other attributes like durability, quality, weather-resistance and ease of use are far more important.

So can MAXXHAUL 70209 prove itself to be a good cargo bag or is it the classic case of “you get what you pay for”?


MAXXHAUL 70209 offers 11 cubic feet of storage space. You can fit a lot of stuff in 11 cu. ft. however it’s not as roomy as rooftop cargo bags which usually offer 15 cubic feet or more of storage capacity.

It has load capacity of 100 pounds which is kind of average – not great, not terrible.


Quality is surprisingly good for the price. MAXXHAUL 70209 is made of PVC with polyester reinforcement and UV coating. Material is thick and durable.

Straps seem good too however few consumers have complained about them starting to tear after little bit of use. Keep in mind that large majority didn’t have such problems so perhaps those who claimed got a bad batch or something.

Water resistance

Zippers are covered with proper flaps and secured with velcro making MAXXHAUL 70209 super water resistant. Seams are welded too. Possibility of any water getting inside is extremely small and it’s highly unlikely you will ever experience it.


MAXXHAUL 70209 is easy to install and whole process doesn’t take more than few minutes to complete. You basically secure 8 straps to the cross bar of cargo carrier and the bag itself. The cargo bag comes with manual that includes more detailed installation instructions.

Dimensions & Weight

MAXXHAUL 70209 hitch mount cargo bag weighs 5.85 pounds. It measures 47 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 20 inches high.


You don’t always get what you pay for – sometimes you get a lot more. Is MAXXHAUL 70209 the best cargo bag on the market? No, but it offers seemingly unbelievable value for money. Who thought a cargo bag this cheap could be any good, let alone this good?

MAXXHAUL 70209 Hitch Mount Waterproof/Rainproof Cargo Carrier Bag 47″ x 20″ x 20″ Specs/Details:

  • Storage capacity: 11 cu. ft.
  • Load capacity: 100 lbs
  • Material: PVC + polyester reinforcement + UV coating
  • Velcro: Yes
  • Welded Seams: Yes
  • Flaps over zippers: Yes
  • Straps: 8 (made of polypropylene)
  • Strap width: 1.5”
  • External dimensions: 47″ x 20″ x 20″ (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.85 lbs

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