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Reviews of Enjoy your Summer Camping Trips with these Top 20+ Camping and Hiking Supplies
Reviews of Enjoy your Summer Camping Trips with these Top 20+ Camping and Hiking Supplies
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to setup with color coded parts
  • Lightweight, compact and easy to pack down
  • Durable and well-constructed with high quality fabric
  • Waterproof tent with a rainfly with vents
  • Well vented and comfortable with dual doors, dual vestibules and storage pockets
  • Nice semi-camouflage color
  • Reasonable price for high quality

    Cons

  • May be too tight for 2 big adults
  • Less vestibules area
Review Summary

The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent offers comfortable sleeping space for your short or long camping trips. The breathable PU-coated polyester fly material provides reliable 3 season weather protection. The aluminum V-stakes easily penetrate in hard grounds and well sewn taped seams helps the tent to self-stand in all weather conditions. Its reflective guy lines with tension lock cord adjustment increase stability and performance in stormy weathers. The tent features color coded footprints, stake loops, poles and fly clips for easy setup. It features a robust 35 sq. ft. of interior usable space can comfortably sleep two adults. The intuitive set-up, dual doors and dual vestibules allow you to enter and exit without disturbing your tent mate. Ceiling loft pocket and mesh storage pockets keep gears organized and close to hand. No-see-um mesh and walls with fly ventilation windows panels keeps uninvited bugs out. The tent can easily be split into two parts to share the carrying load.

However, the major concern was that the tent needed more stakes. The 6 stakes that accompany the tent are enough to stake all four corners and the two guy lines, but leaves nothing for your rain fly.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy set-up and take-down
  • Heavyweight well stitched material
  • Spacious with lots of head room and top vents
  • Inside storage pockets
  • Center ring to hang items like night light or fan
  • Windows on all sides provide good ventilation
  • Bathtub floor design extends up the sidewalls

    Cons

  • Does not come with rain fly and can leak in heavy rain
  • Advertised as 6 people tent but can fit only 4 comfortably
Where to Buy

$150.95

Amazon

$152.99

Target

$154.86

Walmart

$159.94

Campmor
Review Summary

The Coleman 6-person Tent can be set up or taken down in under one minute and is an ideal portable shelter that requires only 1 adult to set up. This tent requires no extensive assembly due to its one-piece design as the poles are pre-attached to the tent, doing away with assembly time and any risk of losing the parts. Simply unfold the tent, spread out the fabric, extend the poles, click, and lock, and your tent is ready. It features a spacious floor space for two queen-sized air mattresses and the six-foot center height allows most campers to stand fully upright. It is made of sturdy weather resistant polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing, and zippers that are designed to keep you dry.

In addition, it also features fully-taped leak free seams, the rainfly covers doors and windows, and incorporates easy-to-use Velcro frame attachments. Moreover, the zipper cuffs add protection from the elements to the door and the inverted floor seams increase weather resistance by hiding needle holes inside the tent. The waterproof floors strengthen the tent floor and eliminate needle holes. The tent is fully taped, so there is no need for separate rain fly.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Perfect dining set for camping
  • Easy to clean
  • Saves from pulling utensils from kitchen for camping trips or picnics
  • Good size plates and cups
  • Silverware is good and comes in an easy to carry rollup pouch
  • Very practical product and looks attractive
  • Provides good value for money and also helps save on paper products

    Cons

  • Packing is poor and cups and plates come chipped out of box
  • Enamel chips off after using a few times
  • Does not come with a carry bag for the set
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Coleman Speckled Enamelware Dining Kit is an ideal set for camping, picnicking, or even backyard parties with friends and neighbors. This speckled dinnerware set is a practical product and includes everything you need to eat a meal in outdoors. It is easy to clean and saves you from pulling the plates and bowls from the kitchen. The Coleman 24-piece dinnerware set serves 4 people at a time. The set has four 10-inch dinner plates, four 10-ounce mugs, and four 6-inch bowls. In addition, the set comes with four knives, four spoons, and four forks, so you can save money and environment by not using plastic silverware when eating. The silverware also includes a compact carrying case to keep the cutlery bunched together. The plates, bowls and mugs are made of double-fired, red speckled enamel for durability and crack resistance.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Light, easy to carry and store
  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Good size and fit
  • Good quality, well built
  • Breathable fabric for warm weather comfort
  • Dries quickly

    Cons

  • No tree straps
  • No insulation
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Grand Trunk Ultra Light Hammock is great for the backyard, picnics, hiking and backpacking. It is easy to set up and carry. It packs down to a very small size into its own side pocket that can also be used to hold drinks and other things when using the hammock. This hammock is rot and mildew resistant and dries very quickly. It is well built and attractive in looks.

Some reviewers do not like the fact it does not come with tree straps.

Overall, Grand Trunk Ultra Light Hammock is an inexpensive, light weight and sturdy hammock and can make a great addition to home patio or to a camping trip.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to light, heats up fast and cooks food evenly
  • Quick setup and tear down
  • Can cook and grill a variety of tasty food
  • Large cooking area so can cook for many people
  • Easy to clean if a foil is placed under
  • Economical use of LP gas and durable
  • Looks good and foldable design makes it easy to transport and store

    Cons

  • Gets very hot so have to learn and adjust cooking time and style
  • Grease trap can get messy
  • Heavy and not suitable for hiking trips
Review Summary

Coleman Roadtrip LXE Propane Grill lets you take the convenience, efficiency, and versatility of the household barbecue grill on the road or in the woods. Roadtrip LXE is a full-size grill with collapsible scissor legs for countertops or travel. It’s easy to tote around and set up. Just fold it up, roll it with one hand to your favorite cooking spot and set it up in a matter of seconds with the lift and lock system. It heats up fast and cooks evenly. The grill comes equipped with durable cast-iron grilling surfaces. (Coleman® RoadTrip® pot support and griddles are available separately.)

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Well-made and durable bag with rugged construction; Comes in different colors
  • Lots or organizational options with many pockets and internal compartments
  • Molle all over the bag makes it easy to attach things and balance
  • Easy to load and easy to carry
  • Superb shoulder straps positioning for comfort
  • Holds laptop computer very well in inside pocket
  • Collapses easily and nicely

    Cons

  • Bit heavy for its size
  • Expensive
  • Too visible and draws attention
Review Summary

The 5.11 Rush 72 Backpack is designed as a 3 day pack or bug out bag. With dimensions of 23 H x 15 W x 8 D, this backpack offers abundant storage space for life sustaining tactical gear. It features flexible main storage compartments, internal dividers, and a MOLLE web platform on front and side of backpack. It also has two Velcro sections on the front for name tapes and flags. This bag has plenty of storage and pockets. Every compartment has a solution to organize and maintain your stuff. The mesh zippered pockets make it easier to find your stuff when you need it.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Big size sleeping bag
  • Very warm and cozy
  • Comfortable with soft lining
  • Well-made and durable
  • Good quality zipper
  • Two bags can be zipped together to make one big sleeping bag
  • Comes with a small pillow

    Cons

  • Heavy and bulky
  • Takes a lot of space when packed
  • Zipper could be better
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Coleman Big Game Sleeping Bag with Pillow is a great choice for winter camping and other cold conditions. It has six pounds of insulation to keep you warm in low temperatures up to -5°F. This big size sleeping bag measures 40" by 85" and can easily fit most people up to 6'5" tall or even 2 people if you are in mood of snuggling. It boasts a cozy and comfortable cotton flannel liner and well-made and durable exterior layer. A 20"x12" cotton flannel pillow is also included. And cool part is that two like bags can be zipped together to make a double bag. The Big Game Sleeping Bag includes the Wrap 'N' Roll system -- just roll the bag into the attached carrier for easy packing and storage.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Comfortable to sleep on
  • Sturdy construction and holds air pretty well
  • Great price
  • Battery operated pump included
  • Easy to inflate and deflate
  • Good texture helps holding sheet well
  • Wider than several other airbeds

    Cons

  • Does lose some air after a day or two
  • Requires 4 D batteries
  • Some units can have a bit of an odd odor when first unpacked
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Intex Elevated Airbed with Pump provides a quick comfortable sleeping space with a battery powered pump for your camping trips or anytime when you need an additional down time room. The high-flow battery pump uses 4 D batteries that are not included but it features the 3-in-1 valve that has extra wide openings for fast inflation and deflation. The battery pump works great when you don't have an outlet nearby and the adapters can also be used for this bed or any other inflatables you own.

This Intex air bed makes an ideal sleeping choice by offering wave beam construction that gives wonderful supportive comfort. It can compete very well with conventional mattress sizes as it offers ample sleeping area and 8.75" mattress thickness for extra soft comfort. Many users like the soft flocked sleeping surface that can hold the sheets well and gives the bed an overall nice soft feel, compared to non-covered air beds. It is easy to clean and helps minimize sleeping bag slippage. It is a sturdy waterproof airbed that might need to be re-inflated occasionally to maintain the desired firmness.

Overall, this portable airbed is perfect for the home or summertime camping. It works perfectly with a quick set-up and tear down. It is small enough to carry around in car and comes at a reasonable price tag and a nice texture.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great table for outdoor camping, in-house and patio use
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Adjustable height
  • Can be arranged in many different configurations
  • Easy to setup, adjust, level and tear down
  • Leg extensions are stored neatly with clips under the tables
  • Sturdy and durable

    Cons

  • Not suitable to store heated pans or stoves
  • Takes times to screw the leg extensions into each leg every time you use it
  • Leg extensions screw mechanism is bit flimsy
Review Summary

Coleman Pack-Away 4-In-1 Table is ideal for camping, tailgating, buffet service, BBQs and more as it offers plenty of options in one versatile package. Push the two rectangular tables together for the perfect place to grab dinner at the campsite. Line them up end-to-end for a backyard BBQ buffet. Adjust one of the tables' legs for a bi-level serving station at the tailgate party. Or bring both down for two coffee tables when you're lounging outside. The tables easily adjust to one of three heights, and even include adjustment knobs at the bottoms to prevent the tables from wobbling. When the fun is done, the entire lightweight, aluminum setup locks together for easy, compact, one-handed carrying.

Some reviewers find this table not suitable to store heated pans or stoves. It also takes times to screw the leg extensions into each leg every time you use it. Some users found these leg extensions to be a bit flimsy, particularly at the tall height.

Overall, Coleman Pack-Away 4-In-1 Table is a great indoor and outdoor table with good aluminum finish and sturdy construction to handle those camping trips very well.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Pre seasoned and develops a great nonstick surface after a few uses
  • Great heat uniformity and retention
  • Easy clean up with a little or no soap
  • Inexpensive
  • Lasts for a long time with proper care compared to the other non-stick alternatives
  • Imparts a good cast-iron flavor to your food
  • Great for cooking on electric, gas, induction, oven, fire and grill

    Cons

  • Bigger sizes are a little heavy to handle
  • Must be cleaned and seasoned properly
  • Needs proper seasoning to develop a good non-stick layer
  • Handle can get hot
Review Summary

The Lodge Cast Iron Skillet is an excellent pre-seasoned nonstick surface that is versatile to allow searing, sauteing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting and frying. It is available in variety of sizes; 6 1/2 inches, 8 inches, 9 inches, 10 1/4 inches, 12 inches, 13 1/4 inches and 15 inches. This cast iron skillet heats up evenly distributing heat from the bottom through the sidewalls and also allows superior heat retention. It is a multipurpose skillet that can be a cooking star in your kitchen or your campfire.

This simple Cast-Iron skillet features two handles for heavy lifting and two spouts that aid in pouring, your food preparations. While the skillet comes pre-seasoned to prevent food from sticking, it works best when sprayed or lightly coated with vegetable oil before use. It can be used to cook on all kinds of cooking surfaces. Many cooks like preparing food in cast iron cookware as it is an excellent source of nutritional iron. Some reviews have pointed out that highly acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus juices should be avoided to cook in a cast iron utensil until the cookware is highly seasoned.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to setup and use
  • Easy to clean up
  • Packs compact and easy to carry
  • Good wind shields
  • Adjustable heat for individual burner
  • Well-made and durable
  • Value for money

    Cons

  • Heat adjustment knobs are sensitive
  • Poor attachment for propane cylinder
Review Summary

Coleman® PerfectFlow™ 2-Burner Stove is a perfect stove for camping and outdoor trips. You can cook breakfast, lunch and dinner on a stove that is easy to setup and use and also folds up easily. The large cooking surface gives you space to prepare different dishes. Once this propane-powered camp cooker starts to heat up, PerfectHeat™ Technology gets the temperatures just right and WindBlock™ Shields keep the wind from blowing the flames around. This stove offers 20,000 BTUs in two high-performance burners that adjust individually from simmer to full boil, for perfect outdoor cooking. When you’re done, the removable rust-resistant, aluminum-steel cook top makes cleaning quick and easy.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy and fast to set up
  • Fold and packs compact
  • Crib sheet and mattress pad fit perfectly
  • Good for outdoor and camping trips
  • Can be folded with mattress pad and sheet
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Durable

    Cons

  • Support bar in the middle makes it uncomfortable for kids
  • Sheet which comes with it is thin
  • Needs extra padding to make it comfortable enough
  • Middle support strap is higher than both ends
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Regalo - My Cot Portable Travel Bed makes sleepovers and outdoor trips more fun for your little one. This portable toddler bed is the perfect solution for sleepovers, outings, traveling, camping, day care or just lounging around the house. It is quick and easy to set-up and fold down. It is lightweight, folds down to a fraction of its set-up size and fits in a convenient carry case for complete portability. Made with an all-steel frame, it comes with a deluxe fitted removable and machine washable sheet. Standard crib sheets and mattress pads easily fit this cot for extra padding and comfort.

Many reviewers complain about the support strap in the middle of the cot.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Four light modes: area, spot, flood, red for night vision
  • Compact and comfortable on head
  • Water-resistant construction and flexible headband
  • Red light comes on first to help night vision
  • Keeps hands free to work in dark areas
  • Pivoting head helps to focus light on task area
  • Uses 3 AAA batteries and has good battery life

    Cons

  • Foam padding which touches forehead wears off
  • Little heavy
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Energizer 7-LED headlight helps you navigate great outdoors in the night times or lets you work in low light or pitch dark using your both hands. It features six white LEDs and one red LED that together create four different light modes. You can access the white light in the form of area, spot, or flood light or can turn on the red night vision with the push button switch. The headlight's water-resistant construction and flexible headband with comfort cushioning make it easy to wear for long stretches of time in tough conditions. The Energizer 7-LED headlight pivots up to 90 degrees to aim light where you need it. The headlight is powered by three AAA batteries and has a run time of up to 14 hours on the maximum setting.

A few users find this headlight to be a little heavy. Also the foam which touches the forehead wears off after some time and may start rubbing against the skin.

Overall, The Energizer 7-LED headlight is a great product for the outdoor enthusiast.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Absorbs water very well and dries body nicely
  • Can be used to dry hand washed clothes too
  • Lightweight
  • Compact and saves space in packing
  • Dries very fast
  • Multipurpose towels
  • Comes in 4 bright colors and 5 sizes

    Cons

  • Some colors bleed during washing
  • Smells bad if not dried completely or washed after use
  • Not as comfortable as cotton towel
Review Summary

The Sea to Summit's Dry Lite Towel is a perfect towel for backpackers, campers and travelers. It is remarkably absorbent and fast drying, and when you are done using the Dry Lite Towel it is incredibly light & compact.  It features 70% polyester and 30% nylon Microfiber with ultra-suede finish for a soft and comfortable texture. This towel can be used to dry hand washed clothes too. These multipurpose towels are available in five sizes from hand towel size up to a beach towel size and four different colors.

Many reviewers complain that some colors (Berry in particular) bleed when the towel is washed. Also do not over use this towel without washing or drying completely or else it may start smelling bad.

Overall, Sea to Summit DryLite towels are ideal for backpacking, travel, boating or camping.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Comfortable with mesh bottom, handles and back rest
  • Spacious and perfect size for adults
  • Easy to inflate and deflate
  • Durable and tough enough to survive rapids
  • Easy to get in and out of the tube
  • Rope around the perimeter is good feature
  • Good for rafting and river floating

    Cons

  • Does not hold air sometimes
  • Hard to steer away from obstacles without small paddles
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Intex River Run I Inflatable Tube is perfect tube for relaxing tubing run down the river or an adventurous trip in the rapids or just to chill in a lake. It is designed for fun, high-performance, durability and comfort. It has a built-in back rest, grip handles and cup holder for a comfortable ride. Two heavy duty handles and an all-around grab rope make it easy to both carry this Intex River Run tube when not in use and hold on tight when riding it. Users also like the mesh bottom as it keeps them cool. It is easy to inflate and also features a quick-release valve that deflates the tube in less than 60 seconds. This is a big tube with 53” diameter.

Some reviewers complain that the tube loses air in some case. It is also hard to steer this tube without any paddles because of its big size.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Great picture quality
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

    Cons

  • Poor audio
  • Needs more mounts
  • Poor technical/customer support
  • Does not focus underwater
Where to Buy

$179.99

Walmart

$198.99

eBay

$215.95

Amazon
Review Summary

GoPro HD HERO Naked camera is the world's most advanced line of on-board, full HD 1080p cameras designed to be used during sports and outdoor activities. It is waterproof and great for underwater and above water videos.

GoPro HERO Naked is easy to use and captures good quality videos, hands-free, while users stay focused on their activity. The camera is lightweight, compact and has sturdy and durable quality construction. The camera can be mounted on cars and motorcycles. It can also be used for sports like skiing, snowboarding, cycling etc.

Some users complain that this camera does not work most of the times.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to set up and take down
  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Good Quality
  • Low Price
  • Stands up against some rain

    Cons

  • Longer when folded
  • 10x10 and 12x12 at bottom; not on top
  • Needs longer stakes in sand
Where to Buy

$71.99

Sears

$72.99

Amazon

$104.71

Amazon

$110.73

Walmart
Review Summary

E-Z UP Sierra II Canopy provides shade in the quick-up and down canopy that is lightweight and easy to port for on-the-go comfort. These canopies are good quality, low priced and can be used while camping, at the beach, tailgating or while having a barbeque. This canopy is easy to put up and is durable. It folds well and fits easily into little trunk.

Some users complain that they are bit longer when they are folded and can use better stakes for the proper holding to the sandy surfaces. Also, the size indicated by the company is not the size of the top shade. it is the size of the legs which taper up and thus covered area is less than being indicated by company.

Overall, E-Z UP Sierra II Canopy is a good product and is recommended by many users for its ease of use.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good source of portable battery based light
  • Compact
  • Well-built, water resistant and rugged
  • Good battery life
  • Two different brightness levels and a strobe light
  • Can be used as a hanging bare bulb lamp for downward light
  • Brightness remains consistent throughout battery life

    Cons

  • Changing batteries can be cumbersome
  • 'Easy find' blinking LED may drain battery fast
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Rayovac Sportsman LED Lantern is a compact and portable light source with many features and is designed for home and rugged environments. The lantern features 4 light modes. The first button push delivers the high mode. A quick second push switches the mode to low. Another push will turn the lantern off. Holding the button down for about 10 seconds will activate a strobe feature. Above the button, a tiny green LED light blinks every five seconds when the lantern is off so you can locate it at night or during power outages. It is designed not to be a drain on the battery and does not switch off.

The lantern comes with two hanging features. The handle can be used to hang the lantern as is wherever you need it.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Nice 2.6-inch, sunlight-readable, TFT screen with 160 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Rugged and waterproof with good mounting system
  • Good for paperless geocaching as it holds 2000 geocaches at a time
  • Great reception even in difficult to reach places
  • Unit can store 1.7 GB of maps and can also hold a 4 GB card
  • Comes in many different customizable options
  • Excellent menu system and some models have camera

    Cons

  • Buying maps from Garmin is expensive
  • Screen gets scratched easily
  • Relatively large and heavy
Where to Buy

$296.99

Amazon

$300.00

REI

$349.99

Amazon

$349.99

eBay
Review Summary

Garmin GPSMAP 62 is a sleek, rugged and waterproof handheld GPS navigator for the outdoor adventurers. It features a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. A 2.6" sunlight-readable 65K color screen supports BirdsEye Satellite imagery (with subscription) and Custom Maps. GPSMAP 62 comes with built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. With photo navigation, you can download geotagged pictures from the Internet and navigate to them. With 1.7 GB of onboard memory, you can conveniently download 24K and 100K TOPO maps and hit the trail or City Navigator NT® map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • The case is rugged and sturdy
  • Has good variety of first aid things needed
  • Perfect size and easy to organize
  • Big enough to add few extra things
  • Can be used at home, work, car, boat etc.
  • Good value for money
  • Good quality items

    Cons

  • Doesn't contain light stick or scissors
Review Summary

Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit is the ultimate first aid kit to keep at home, work or car or to carry with you on camping trips or long treks. It contains 200 pieces housed in a durable, semi-hard case that fits easily in any pack. The Expedition includes an EZ Find system to keep the items organized. This kit has a great variety of things needed for first aid. It has small bandages for minor scratches, gauze pads and bandage tape for larger scuffs. Please see the list of contents below.

Designed to stand up to the elements, the 200-piece first aid kit is a must for your next overnight climb.

List of contents:

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent waterproof capability
  • Very roomy
  • Heavy duty and strong
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Folds up nicely for storage
  • Velcro flaps over zippers are good

    Cons

  • Takes a little work for cars designed without crossbars
  • May need extra straps for more security
Review Summary

Keeper 07203 Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag is the perfect solution to cover and secure your belongings during long road trips in any weather. It offers 15 cubic feet of completely waterproof cargo space on roof top of car. This heavy duty and strong cargo bag comes with four buckle straps for easy loading and adjustment. The zipper circles the bag horizontally on three sides and has a thick Velcro flap, thus protecting the entire luggage inside. The cargo bag folds up nicely for easy storage. It is priced well and offers a good value for money.

Some users say that they need to buy extra straps to secure it properly. It is meant to be used for cars with 4 rails on top but some users use this cargo bag without roof rack too.

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