Best Hitch Cargo Carrier Bags – Buyer’s Guide

Every car owner – particularly those who love tailgating, camping and going on road trips – needs to have is a hitch mounted cargo carrier.

Sometimes, you may not have enough space for everything, especially if you are taking along your family and pets with you.  Even when there is enough space, there is some stuff better hauled outside the car.

If you have a cargo carrier already, you may want to buy a cargo carrier bag. These inexpensive bags fit conveniently in the cargo carrier basket and protect your cargo from road grit, wind, sun and rain.

Important Features in a Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag

There are several important details to look for in a cargo carrier bag.

 

  • Size:  Most of the cargo carrier bags fit either 47″ or 60″ cargo carrier platform.

  • Rainproof

  • Tie down points and straps:  4-6 tie down straps are recommended on the carrier bags to secure bag to the platform

  • Zippers with rain flaps so that moisture does not seep through the exposed zipper

  • Ability to fold up for storage when not in use

  • Warranty available

  • Customer reviews:  4 stars or better

Editor's Picks

Top Cargo Carrier Bags for 48″ hitch mounted cargo carriers

1.  STELLAR 10102 Expandable Waterproof Cargo Bag for Hitch Baskets

Dimensions:  48″ x 19″ x 22″
Waterproof material with sonically sealed seams
Zipper with hook and loop flap closure
6 adjustable tie down straps
9.5-11.5 cubic feet of storage
Fits a 48″ cargo basket
Fold up when not in use

Price:  $47.99

2.  Ohuhu Upgraded Cargo Carrier Bag Hitch Tray Roof Top Cargo Bag

Dimensions:  47″ x 21″ x 22″
Rain-proof
Fire Resistant
15 Cubic Feet of storage
6 reinforced straps for secure attachment
Fits a 48″ cargo platform

Price:  $39.99

3.   Rage Powersports CSBG-48 Hitch Cargo Carrier Rack Bag

Dimensions:  48″ x 19″ x 17-21″
6 integrated tie down straps
2 zippered pockets
Waterproof PVC coated nylon material
Weather seal zipper
Use as roof bag or cargo carrier bag
Fits a 48″ cargo platform

Price: $73.43

Top 5 Cargo Carrier Bags for 60″ hitch mounted cargo carriers

1. Pro-Series 63604 Amigo Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag

Dimensions: 59″ x 18.5″ x 24″
Rainproof construction
6 tie down points and straps
Fits a 60″ cargo carrier platform
15 cubic feet of storage

Price: $66.66

2. ROLA 59119 Rainproof Cargo Carrier Bag

Dimensions: 59″ x 24″ x 24″
Rainproof construction with concealed zipper with rain flaps
6 tie down strap system
Fits a 60″ cargo basket
20 cubic feet of storage
Limited 5 year warranty
Folds up when not in use
Instalation hardware included

Price:  $72.99

3. STELLAR 10604 Large Waterproof Cargo Bag for Hitch Baskets

Dimensions: 59″ 18.5″ x 24″
Waterproof material with sonically sealed seams
Zipper with hook and loop flap closure
6 adjustable tie down straps
15 cubic feet of storage
Fits a 60″ cargo basket
Fold up when not in use

Price: $51.99

4. STELLAR 10119 Waterproof XL Cargo Bag for Hitch Baskets

Dimensions: 59″ x 24″ x 24″
Waterproof material with sonically sealed seams
Zipper with hook and loop flap closure
6 adjustable tie down straps
20 cubic feet of storage
Fits a 60″ cargo basket
Fold up when not in use

Price: $59.99

5. Rage Powersports CSBG-60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Rack Bag

Dimensions: 60″ x 19″ x 17-21″
6 integrated tie down straps
2 zippered pockets
Waterproof PVC coated nylon material
Weather seal zipper
Use as roof bag or cargo carrier bag

Price: $81.99 (60″)

Protect your gear from the sun, rain, wind and grit on the road with one of these top rated carrier bags.

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