If this is your first time looking for a roof box, you may be wondering what you should look for. The answer will vary somewhat depending on the size of your vehicle, your roof box, and your intentions.
Different roof boxes offer different things to suit different needs, from slimmed-down options for individuals or couples heading out for a romantic weekend to jumbo options fit for the whole family.
There are a few other factors you’ll want to consider, not the least of which include the following:
- What You’re Looking to Carry: Are you bringing along snowboards? Are you looking to strap down a few skis? Maybe you’re not headed to the slopes at all, but are going camping or hitting the beach instead? Determining ahead of time what specific storage needs you have can help you figure out the right roof box for you.
- Frequency of Use: How often do you plan on using your roof box? On a related note, how often do you plan on detaching it from the vehicle? With respect to both of those points, the greater the frequency, the more important it becomes to have a unit that can attach and detach from your vehicle with ease.
- A Matter of Style: Is there a particular style you prefer for your vehicle? Many roof box users today prefer long, sleek options with smooth tops and a slender build. That said, the bigger, boxier, old-fashioned clamshell styles have had staying power for a long time for a reason.
With that established, let’s take a look at some of the best Honda CR-V roof box options out there, and see how well they match up with the expectations laid out in this guide.
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Our Favourite Honda CR-V Roof Box
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1. Yakima - RocketBox Pro
This is a good example of a roof box that takes a lot of the principles described above to heart. For starters, it features a sleek, aerodynamic design courtesy of forward-mounting hardware.
That’s good for a couple of reasons, not the least of which being that it cuts down on drag as well as the noise that can come from the wind whistling past your roof box. Your gear won’t rattle around inside either, nor will the unit rock back and forth atop your roof. Once secured, this sleek, streamlined roof box is as silent as a mouse.
What’s more, with quick-dial mounting hardware that’s capable of fitting most factory bars, it can be secured in place with ease. It features a dual-side opening for added convenience, opening at the push of a button and locking shut with SKS lock cores.
At just over 50 pounds, it is a bit heavy, but it carries that weight well. All of these factors make it a good choice for campers and snowboarders who want to take their gear with them on a regular basis without having each attachment and removal session become a war.
- Volume: 14 cubic ft
- Size: 74″ x 33″ x 16″
- Weight: 50.8 lbs
2. Yakima – Showcase 20
While it may be a bit large for smaller cars, for vehicles as big and hardy as a Honda CR-V, this roof box offers a great deal of storage space.
At 20 cubic feet, you’ll have more than enough space to store several skis, snowboards, and camping essentials and still have tons of space left over.
As stated at the outset, how much you have to carry is always one of the biggest determining factors in choosing a Honda CR-V roof box, and the Yakima ShowCase 20’s 20 cubic feet is quite impressive.
This is certainly a large roof box, weighing in at 60 pounds. That said, it puts that weight to good use, offering more than enough space to carry the gear of a family of four for a fantastic weekend on the slopes.
- Volume: 20 cubic ft
- Size: 93″ x 38″ x 19″
- Weight: 60 lbs
3. Rhino Rack MasterFit Roof Box 440L
This is another sizeable roof box that is built to handle the gear of an entire family. Given its large size and carrying capacity, this is a model which is likely best suited to SUVs, trucks, and similar large vehicles.
While it is slightly smaller than the Yakima ShowCase 20, it is also substantially lighter, which can make detaching and reattaching it trip after the trip a lot easier. This is another roof box that is sleek and tapered in the front, granting it a stylish appearance, while likewise offering dual-side opening, making this option a triumph of function as well as form.
Add to that the fact that it’s easily attached via factory crossbars, and its overall appeal becomes clear. With the information in this guide, you’ll be able to determine the right Honda CR-V roof box for you from the list above, or others like them, and then the adventure can really begin.
- Volume: 17.3 cubic feet
- Size: 76″ x 32″ x 17″
- Weight: 38.58 lbs