Reviewed by dani from Alaska on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
This whole system was much, much floppier than expected. The only real way any part of it can stand up on it's own is if it's completely full (and probably with something that helps it stay square. I expected the cubes to be actual cubes, that had some stiffness in them, so you could throw things in them & take it out and they'd stay standing/open, etc. But it's just basic woven fabric, even the outer bag--so if you take a cube out, the outer bag will collapse a bit into that spot (so you'll need two hands to get it back in). I'll make it work for my trunk but it will take a lot of cardboard and wire to get it to work the way I wanted. What I wanted was an organizing system for my car, where I could keep things (such as gear, groceries, packages, dirty outerwear, raingear), or have room to throw things, as needed. With them all floppy then it would only work when they are full... which doesn't really help. So, I'm not sending it back, but I'm surprised at Mountainsmith that they designed something that isn't all that cool. I know other people mentioned that they were floppy but I didn't think it would be THIS floppy!! I'm glad I got it with an extra 35% off coupon, otherwise it probably would be going back.
Reviewed by sarah from seattle on Friday, May 03, 2013
The only reason for just 4 stars is the same thing other reviewers mentioned - it would help if the grey carrier would even somewhat stand up on it's own. I have wanted one for years, so glad I finally bought it. Even though I measured, It is still a bit large for the back of my car, a Honda Fit. I wanted it on to take up just one side, so it is a bit tight behind the back seats. Great organization and the back of my car doesn't look like a junk closet!
Reviewed by uberchik from ravena, ny on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
We have not used it for travel yet, but it is well built and the compartments are a decent size. Large enough to hold things, but not too large that they will become too heavy or impractical. We are contemplating purchasing the larger version of this as well and think it would make a great gift!
Reviewed by Colorado Girl from Fort Collins, Colorado on Thursday, April 04, 2013
This is a great product! I always love Mountainsmith products- the utmost in quality and materials. I live in a remote location and travel to town for supplies and groceries- this is a great bag to toss in the back of my car as a container for my stuff. The smaller bags can be removed and the larger "tote" has many purposes. Great product.
The hauler has piping for free-standing access, but the modular units only have cross panel webbing for added stability. They will stand on their own though.
Answered on 4/13/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
No; mine collapse almost flat and are unlined.
Answered on 6/8/2010 12:00:00 AM by limey from San Diego CA
No, the modular units do not stand alone.|Maybe once they are full, they might.|But, they are too flexible and soft to stand.
Answered on 8/3/2010 12:00:00 AM by Organized Mom from Plainview. MN
No foam sides. That would be nice.
Answered on 10/11/2010 12:00:00 AM by Bun Bun the canoeist from Brooklyn New York
There isn't any foam on the sides of the Mountainsmith modular Hauler but the modules fit well in their carrier by using straps to compress the modules. The modules have a see through top and also a storage slot to keep a storage inventory list or whatever.
Answered on 12/21/2010 12:00:00 AM by Teste99 from North Central Oklahoma
The cubes aren't standalone. They fold flat. In order for them to fill up the space allotted in the hauler, they need to have something in them.
Answered on 2/9/2011 12:00:00 AM by FishGrrl from Buffalo/ADKs, NY
They don't have rigid foam sides. It isn't a problem if you stuff the individual bags full- The outer bag has no foam sides either-
Answered on 3/29/2011 12:00:00 AM by Pat the Sales Rep from Oakland, CA
No they don't stand alone.
Answered on 6/11/2011 12:00:00 AM by Llg79 from Stroudsburg PA
“Is this bag completly waterproof?”
Asked on 2/5/2010 12:00:00 AM by Jam-Fl. from Pompano Beach, Fl.