Audi A3 Roof Box and Roof Cargo Bag Guide

The Audi A3 is quite a small car built for speed and looks. It comes with a quite small cargo space which obviously needs bulking up if you want to take more than two on holidays. A roof box or cargo bag are great products to give you a lot more space for your small Audi.

Audi A3 Roof Box and Roof Cargo Bag Guide

Many people love their Audi A3. It is a good looking smallish car with good performance and bags of style. It does come with one shortfall and that is baggage space when you are taking family holidays, or longer trips where you need a touch more space, hence wish for a way to increase the 12.3 cubic foot space available in the boot. This is where cargo roof bags or a roof box come into play. They are a good way to add extra cargo carrying capacity to your car.

The best way to get more space for the Audi A3 is to add either a cargo roof bag or a good quality roof box. Here, we have rounded up three of the best roof bags and a roof box and a roof rack just to give you some ideas on chew on.

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All of the roof bags on our choices give plenty of extra storage capacity, are very easy to fit to your car and are fully waterproof. They are perfect for those who want a simple and easy to fit system, and easy to remove and store when you arrive at your destination.

Our No 1 Choice

YAKIMA – RocketBox Pro Compact Rooftop Cargo Box for Audi

Sadly this box is not currently available.

The first roof box on our list for the Audi A3 is the RocketBox Pro Compact from Yakima. There are several sizes to choose from, among 12, 16, 18 and 21 cubic feet capacities, which means whether you are hauling for a family vacation or solo trip, you will find something that suits you.

This roof box is suited for carrying winter sports equipment but you can also use it for your golfing or camping gear. It is weather proof and the lid fastens securely. It is aerodynamic and won’t slow down your car. You can easily mount and dismount it without the need for any tools. This sleek looking roof box is supported by great customer service.

Our No 2 Choice

INNO Shadow Cargo Box/Carrier for Skis Snowboards and Winter Gear

Sadly due to the current covid situation you are very limited to what is available for roof boxes. There are many that are currently out of stock and have been for some time. We currently list only those that are available. These may not be the roof box we would normally choose if there was more to choose from.

Another roof box that is a great fit for the Audi A3 is the INNO Shadow Cargo Box/Carrier for Skis Snowboard and Winter Gear. While it is perfect for carrying your winter time accessories, you can also use it during other seasons.

There is a stout three-layer sheet on it that protects it from all weather. It is also aerodynamically designed so you won’t get much resistance or noise from it as you drive. It has a large carrying capacity and can be mounted using universal mounting system.

Our No 3 Choice

Many customers have come to appreciate the versatility of the Thule boxes because it will take anything you throw at it. You can get capacities from 10 cubic feet to 20 plus cubic fit, which can easily double your Audi A3 trunk space. They shut tight and fit most standard roof racks. Some of the available models are

Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier

Everybody knows whole Thule are. They make what are probably the most popular and best roof boxes on the planet.

  • External dimensions: 91.5 x 37.5 x 18 inches | Internal dimensions: 84.5 x 33 x 16 inches
  • Roof-mounted cargo box provides 22 cubic feet of additional packing space
  • Fits 5-7 pairs of skis / 3-5 snowboards
  • Load capacity: 165 pounds | Product Weight: 55 pounds
  • Designed for optimal space efficiency, aerodynamics, and vehicle fit
  • Quick-mount system “clicks” when roof box is secure and properly mounted
  • Dual-side opening for quick access from either side of the car

Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier, XXL , Black

Our No 4 Choice

Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box, Medium

About this item

  • Durable and rugged textured ABS material is long-lasting and helps protects contents during transit
  • Fast and secure fitting using only one hand due to fast grip quick-mount system that assembles in moments
  • Passenger-side opening for easier loading and unloading. Max length of skis – 155 centimeter
  • Central Locking system provides maximum safety. The grip-friendly Thule Comfort key can only be removed if all locking points are securely closed
  • External dimensions 67 x 35 x 16 inch
  • Internal dimensions 61 x 33 x 14 inch
  • Load capacity snowboards 3-5

Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box, Medium , Black

Our No 5 Choice

Thule Sidekick Rooftop Cargo Box Grey

About this item

  • Compact roofbox, ideal for small loads such as camping gear or golf clubs
  • Sturdy U-bolts with reinforcement plates and adjustable brackets provide a secure fit to rack
  • Compact design leaves room for other roof mounted accessories
  • Passenger side opening for easier loading and unloading
  • External dimensions: 54 x 25 x 15.5 inch

Thule Sidekick Rooftop Cargo Box Grey, One Size

 

Looking For a Roof Rack or Roof Rails For Your Audi

If you are also in the market for roof racks for your Audi A3, the Genuine Audi Accessories 8P9071151666 Base Carrier Bar with Roof Rails for A3 is recommended. It works for A3’s from 2006 to 2013 and features a rapid release mechanism. It weighs only 14.42 pounds and can be easily installed.

Worth A Look

Audi Roof Rails

  • Fits: 2006-2013 Audi A3
  • Audi has designed a stylish, versatile roof rack system
  • The set features two base carrier bars
  • A rapid release mechanism enables quick installation
  • All roof rack attachments must be used in combination with the base carrier bars; all attachments sold separately

Genuine Audi Accessories 8P9071151666 Base Carrier Bar with Roof Rails for A3

Worth A Look

MaxxHaul 46″ x 36″ x 4-1/2″ – 150 lb. Capacity

  • Instant cargo space for vehicle with cross bars
  • Easy to assemble and install (assembly and mounting hardware are included)
  • Attaches to most cross bars with easy to use U-bolts for simple installation
  • Includes rubber caps to cover the U-bolts and protect the cargo
  • Rust resistant finish to resist corrosion

MaxxHaul 46" x 36

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