This thing is pretty cool. But it is huuuuuuuuuuuuge! I didn't realize that it would be SO big... so I bought it just for myself thinking it would be practical, (haha) but it's much more practical if you are taking one car filled with 4 or 5 people and have no room anywhere else to put your gear, because like I said, it's huge, and you definately don't need it for a small weekend camping trip with just 2 people. So if you have a party of a carpool, get it. It's also weatherproof, and nothing got in at all. It's soo easy to set up too, idiot proof for sure. The only thing I found disagreeable was that it can have a pretty gnarly wind drag if it's already windy outside, so be careful with that. But I would certainly suggest this as a good product, and I think it was worth the money (which wasn't nearly as much as other carriers...). Happy road-tripping to you all.