The best roof boxes for your car

Think storage ends with your boot? Think again with these cool roof boxes for sale

A man loading a roof box

by Ryan Gilmore |
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Planning a family staycation in the coming months? It's amazing how quickly even the biggest of boots can be filled with suitcases, sandwiches and sports equipment. And that's before you remember to bring the bikes.

And while it may be tempting to place bags on passengers and remove the spare wheel for extra storage, there is an easier option that doesn't involve leaving a relative at home. A roof box is a simple but effective way of adding more storage to your car by unlocking as much as 580 litres of storage (which is nearly double the boot space offered by the current Ford Fiesta).

We've found the best roof boxes currently for sale for a whole host of budgets. We've even got a guide to the best roof racks so you'll be fully prepared for that long journey.

Best value roof box

HandiHoldall Large Vehicle Roof Bag

Rrp: £95.00

Price: £95.00
Alternative retailers
Halfords£95.00View offer


Everyone usually assumes that a roof box has to be a solid plastic product, but fabric options are


  • Great value for money
  • Easy to store when not in use


  • Watch your fuel economy figure tumble
  • Expect a lot of wind noise

Best value solid roof box


While this roof box from Halfords may not offer the most storage, it is the best value solid


  • Good value for money
  • Aerodynamic


  • The lid feels flimsy

An aerodynamic option

Thule Roof Boxes Motion XT Sport

Rrp: £530.00

Price: £530.00
Alternative retailers
Halfords£570.25View offer


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  • Keep your fuel bills down
  • Surprisingly spacious


  • Expensive

Best small roof box

Thule Force XT S

Rrp: £389.95

Price: £375.00
Alternative retailers
Halfords£400.00View offer


Smaller cars need roof boxes too and this compact Thule is the best way to maximise a small space.


  • Size to volume ratio
  • Dual side opening
  • Sleek and aerodynamic


  • A bit pricey


The big selling point with this roof box is the sheer amount it can carry, 580 litres. It's


  • Good price
  • Good volume


  • You'll need a large car
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