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Best Soft Roof Top Cargo Bag for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Hi, Trying to find the best soft roof top cargo bag for our 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with factory roof rack side rails and cross rails. Thanks


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It is hard to beat Righline Gear's Rooftop Bags. The Rightline Gear Sport line is the best at keeping your items protected. I have personally tested out the 18 cubic foot version # RL100S30 on a Jeep Grand Cherokee and found it difficult to fill up while staying below the weight capacity of my roof. It also comes in 15 cubic foot # RL100S20 and a 10 cubic foot option # RL100S50 which will probably fit your Crosstrek best.

With your Crosstrek having raised side rails and crossbars you have a lot of options.

To give you a good idea of how much gear you can fit in 10 cubic foot bag I made a video on the CargoSmart Soft-Sided Car Top Carrier # CS44FR. I had a lot of luck fitting enough gear for my family to take a trip in my car. This bag is a more cost effective option but I was surprised at the quality of the material. With that being said I like Rightline Gear a little bit better.

I have had the opportunity to test out a lot of rooftop bags and I have found that the Rightline Range line of bags is the most bang for your buck. You get a high quality bag that is water resistant but it doesn't come in at the price of the Sport line. I tested out the 18 cubic foot # RL100R30 on a Subaru Forester and it worked great. The material was nice and it was one of the best functioning bags I have used. It also comes in 15 cubic foot # RL100R20 and 10 cubic foot # RL100R50. I attached the video on the Forester below.

One thing I would recommend picking up is the Rightline Gear Non-Skid Roof Protection Pad # RL100650 this will help protect the roof of your Crosstrek from any scuffs or scratches on your roof from the bag.

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