Two Metal Rooftop Cargo Carriers That’ll Keep Your Stuff Secure

These racks keep your stuff on top of your roof (where they belong). They're easy to use. Swing your stuff on to your roof, strap down and get going.
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Winner

Tyger TG-RK1B906B

The Tyger TG-RK1B906B is a beautiful rack with a sturdy design, meaning your stuff is secure when strapped down.

Mounts to any existing vehicle roof rail cross bars.

Handles up to 150 lbs (68kg).

Frame size: 47.25″ x 36.6″ x 5.9″ (120cm x 90cm x 14.98cm).

1 inch steel tube gives you a sturdy rack and the black e-coating finish provides great rust resistance.

Comes with enough tie-down point locations to make sure you don’t miss a single spot. Use cargo nets like a pro.

Consists of two main pieces, making it easy for you to assemble. (However, your vehicle must have roof rails and cross bars installed.)

NB! Remove before taking your car through an auto car wash.

Highlights

Strong metal design and special coating means you get a tough roof rack that can handle a load.

Enough tie down points to satisfy the greatest of Boy Scouts.

Runner up

Yakima MegaWarrior

Heavy-duty, weather resistant steel construction.

Wind fairing reduces noise.

Quick to install.

Frame size: 52″ x 48″ x 6.5″ (132cm x 122cm x 16.5cm).

Comes with universal mounting hardware that attaches to Yakima square, round, factory and aerodynamic crossbars.

Limited lifetime warranty.

Highlights

Heavy duty weather resistant design gives it a long life.

Wind fairing helps reduce noise.

Conclusion

Whether you choose between a plastic rooftop cargo box or a metal rooftop carrier depends on your view of three things: weather, security and speed.

Your stuff won’t get wet if you use a plastic roof box. A metal rack can’t give you that peace of mind unless you use a waterproof cover.

A plastic box keeps things out of sight. And when something’s out of sight, it’s out of mind.

A plastic box doesn’t require you to tie down your goods. You chuck it in, close the lid and lock.

A metal roof rack pales in all those areas. But a metal roof rack lets you transport stuff quicker.

Swing your things onto the roof, strap down and slip away.

So if you think your strapping skills surpass the loosening skills of the closest thief, by all means get a metal rack like the TG-RK1B906B or MegaWarrior.

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