I like to spend most of my time outdoors. Now, if you are just like me and happen to have Subaru Outback, then you might have considered purchasing a roof cargo box just to free up space inside. I have nothing against Subaru Outback but this beast is definitely not designed to carry a lot of gears inside. But there are so many different brands of roof boxes available that you might find it really tough to zero in one of the best. To help you out, here we have put together the best roof boxes for Subaru Outback that you can buy without paying an astronomical amount –
Best 5 Roof Boxes for Subaru Outback
1. Goplus Rooftop Cargo Box
Goplus Rooftop Cargo Box is designed for those people who are planning to go on a long trip but don’t want to cram everything into their car. It has got plenty of space for you to pack all your gears inside it without damaging the box in one way or the other in the process. I personally believe that 8.83 cubic feet storage space is more than enough for an average American family. You can put all your luggage, suitcases, sleeping bags, camping gear, or whatever else you desire in it without a second thought. Just make sure that you are not crossing the maximum weight limit.
Designed with security in mind, Goplus Rooftop Cargo Box flaunts a passenger-side opening design that makes it super convenient for you to access your belongings without having to step out of the car. It comes fitted with a security lock so that you don’t have to worry about unwanted people breaking into the roof box and stealing your gears while you are away enjoying nature.
This roof rack cargo box has a maximum weight capacity of 121 lbs. It can even withstand extreme weather. Goplus Rooftop Cargo Box remains stable even while taking sharp turns or while driving on uneven road. Goplus Rooftop Cargo Box is made from premium quality materials so that it can last multiple seasons. The hard shell cover is made from heavy-duty PP material. Its smooth surface makes it super easy to clean. All you need a plain simple cloth to wipe it clean.
2. SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box
Want to add extra storage space to your car without making the inside of the car feel cramped? Well, then check out SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box. This roof box is designed for those road warriors who want to get their hands on a roof box that has got ample space for all their fancy gears. Measuring 18 cubic feet, SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box flaunts a solid ABS plastic construction that helps it stand up to the rigors of the road. With SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box will be able to keep your gears safe and dry no matter how bad the weather turns out to be. Be it a cross-country trip or a trip to nearby shopping mall, SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box will hold all your belongings in place.
SportRack Vista Cargo Box easily attaches to rack system load bars using U-bolts. Once the box is positioned atop rack loadbars, U-bolts are inserted from below and into the interior of the box. Quick release hardware attaches to the threads of the U-bolts, holding the box securely in position. Included vinyl hole covers keep the interior of the box and its contents dry in any weather.
To get it attached to your car’s system load bars is fairly easy. All you have to do is to use U-bolts to get it attached to the load bars. Once attached, SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box will sit securely on your car’s roof. To keep the roof box in place, there are quick release hardware that needs to be attached to the threads of U-bolts. The process is not that complicated at all. To keep the gears dry, the holes are covered with vinyl covers.
SportRack Vista XL Cargo can be easily attached to most factory racks that are easily available in the market. Be it round load bar or square load bar, SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box can be seamlessly attached to it without much fuss. The lid stays open when you want it and when the lid is closed, it overlays the lower section of the box making it waterproof.
3. Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier
Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier lets you transport your gear in style and with confidence. It comes fitted with a revolutionary SlideLock system that alerts if the roof box is not properly closed. SlideLock system has got separate locking and opening functions and thus making it ideal for those people who tend to look over their shoulder while driving.
Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box allows you to have full access of the trunk whenever or wherever you want. As it is positioned far forward on the car roof, you don’t have to worry about it coming in contact with the trunk. That means, you can access the trunk of your car without worrying about damaging either the roof box or the trunk in one way or the other.
Both the lift lifters and the outer handle of the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box are slip-resistant and that means, you can open or close the cargo box even with your gloves on. People with sweaty hands will also find it easier to use. Dual-side opening feature makes this possible! You can open the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier from either side of the car and that too without much fuss. Is not that incredible?
Another awesome feature of this Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier is its PowerClick quick mount system. This PowerClick quick mount system makes it super easy to install this roof box on the roof of your car. Available in 3 different color combinations, Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier has got a massive 22 cu ft storage space which is enough to accommodate all your fancy gears.
4. Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box
Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box has got all the features that you expect from a decent quality roof box. It can easily accommodate gears for up to 3 people and that means, you can travel with your friends without worrying about the space. It is specious enough to accommodate even large items like snowboards, skis, lacrosse sticks and more. Just make sure that the item is shorter than 215 cm and you will be just fine.
Securing the Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box is its SKS (Same Key System) Locks that will give you the peace of mind that your belongings are safe and sound during the entire journey. Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box flaunts an aerodynamic design that will help you save on gas. Its aerodynamic design also help eliminate noise and cut down significantly on the drag. Since Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box is made from recycled material, you can feel good knowing that you’re not contributing the to collapse of civilization in one way or the other.
Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box allows you to open the lid from either side. Securing the lid is its SuperLatch. It is compatible with almost all types of cross bars.
5. Thule SideKick Rooftop Cargo Box
Thule SideKick Rooftop Cargo Box is a heavy-duty roof box that is designed to help you transport your gears without fussing around. Easy to use and operate, Thule SideKick Rooftop Cargo Box has enough room for all your gears. It has got a decent 75 pound maximum weight capacity and 8 cu ft. of storage space. To make it easier to load and unload items, Thule SideKick Rooftop Cargo Box can be opened from passenger side.
Thule SideKick Rooftop Cargo Box has got a compact design that allows you to have more free space on the roof of the car so that you can mount other items. Thule SideKick Rooftop Cargo Box comes fitted with 2 locks that help to secure your belongings while traveling. Attaching this roof box to the roof rack is a breeze. All you have to do is to use its adjustable brackets, reinforcement plates and U-bolts to get it firmly attached to the existing cross bar system of your car.