Sport Car Top Carrier Model Change 2012

In October 2012, Rightline Gear introduced new model Sport Car Top Carriers with several major design improvements. Because the product numbers, 100S30, 100S10, and 100S50, remained the same for the new models, many of our retailers’ websites kept customer reviews that were given for the old models. These reviews do not accurately reflect the new version of the Sport Car Top Carriers because so many changes were made.

Some of these older reviews have caused our customers some confusion, so we wanted to show the design differences between our New vs. Old Sport Car Top Carriers.

NEW

vs

OLD

100S10_1Rightline Gear vs 100S10-2PackRight by Rightline Gear
100% Waterproof vs Water Resistant – needs Rightline Gear Waterproof Liner to be 100% Waterproof
PVC Mesh – a nylon re-enforced PVC    &
Hydrotuff Material – a PVC backed polyester
vs Hydrotuff Material – a PVC backed polyester
Rightline Gear Cargo Saddlebag SeamDual Seam Technology – The two materials are sewn together for strength and then welded along the same line to make the seam waterproof.  vs Fabric SeamSewn Seams – Possible for water to enter in through the seam holes.
Aerodynamic shape vs Aerodynamic Shape (not as angled)
(4) Sizes: 9, 12, 15, 18 cu ft vs (3) Sizes 9, 12, 18 cu ft
100S30, 100S20, 100S10 require Car Clips (sold separately) to attach to vehicle’s door frame weather molding vs 100S30, 100S10 require Car Clip Strap Set (sold separately) to attach to vehicle’s door frame weather molding

Please contact us if you have any questions about the differences between the (2) models.

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2 Responses to Sport Car Top Carrier Model Change 2012

  1. elizabeth says:

    Hi,

    Does the newer model also need to completely full so that it doesn’t rip?

  2. Loran Evans says:

    In both the old and the new model, it is possible like on all carriers, for damage to occur if excess material flaps in the wind. If you don’t have enough gear to completely fill the carrier, make sure you pack the front of the carrier full. Then, pull the excess carrier material down over the rear and the sides. The straps will hold the excess material in place. Following this simple step will prevent the material from flapping excessively in the wind. You will have nothing to worry about.

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