About Us

And About Our Expertise in Bag Design

Welcome to BagMate®, where every stitch tells a story of adventure, protection, and unwavering reliability. Born from a passion for exploration and a need for gear that can keep up, BagMate® is more than just a brand; it’s a promise. Our journey began with a simple realization: the right bag can turn any trip into an unforgettable experience. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to crafting bags that aren’t just durable but are a true companion on your journey.

Waterproof BagMate hitch luggage carrier for secure cargo hauling

The BagMate® Journey

Business Born from Necessity

It all started with a soggy trip. Our founder’s gear got soaked through his “waterproof” hitch luggage carrier during a downpour, and that’s when the light bulb went off. Why not make something better? That’s how BagMate® came to life.

We set out to create rooftop cargo carriers and hitch cargo bags that really keep your stuff dry and safe, no matter what the weather throws at you. Our range has grown to include everything from car luggage racks to rooftop cargo bags, all built to stand up to the toughest conditions.

The BagMate® Telescope Revolution

A New Chapter of Customer-Driven Improvement

The leap into telescope bags came from a personal place—our founder’s daughter wanted to take her telescope out of the city for a clearer view of the night sky. But moving expensive gear safely was a worry. The bags out there just didn’t cut it.

So, we took on the challenge. We crafted telescope carrying cases, padded bags, and hard cases designed to keep delicate equipment secure. Now, BagMate® is the number 1 brand on Amazon for anyone looking to protect their telescope, offering both high-end options and more affordable choices for every stargazer out there.

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Real Stories, Real Protection

Discover how BagMate® transforms adventures.

Dive into the experiences of those who’ve journeyed with BagMate®. From rain-soaked roads to starlit skies, our customers share how our bags have become their trusty travel companions.

XL Military-Grade Waterproof Roof Bag 19 Cubic Feet

It was super easy and held a lot of baggage. It rained and everything stayed dry even at 80 plus miles per hour. Recommend to anyone needing room in the vehicle.


Multipurpose 30-Inch Bag for Wide Telescopes

This is a sturdy, well made bag. I use it for a 90mm f5.5 refracting telescope and a Sky Watcher AZ Gti alt-azimuth mount. It has just the right length (30 in.) and is much roomier in girth than needed. I love that the bag has a reinforced bottom for setting on rough and moist surfaces.


XL Military-Grade Waterproof Roof Bag 19 Cubic Feet

2250 miles Alaska to Washington w/o issue. Worked great. Everything stayed dry in snow and rain. Checked straps every stop and never had to retighten. Heard some strap creaks when it got windy or drove above 65 but everything held… Stores small and was way cheaper than shipping all the stuff I put in there.

Jordan R

XXL Military-Grade Waterproof Roof Bag 23 Cubic Feet

I bought this to put on our Toyota Highlander for a long road trip– it worked out great. Held plenty of luggage for my family of eight, and we had no issues. Solidly built, quality zippers, seems quite waterproof though we didn’t get much rain.


Multipurpose 40-Inch Bag for Long Telescopes

I recently started an astronomy program for the Open Space agency where I work. We needed a way to protect and transport our Meade StarPro AZ telescope. Rhino offered a great price and fast shipping. The product arrived promptly, and is already holding the telescope. My first impressions are positive. The bag’s workmanship and materials feel sturdy and high quality. The bag easily fit the telescope tube, tripod, and all the accessories with room to spare. The carry strap is a convenient feature and makes transport easy.

Open Space Ranger

XXL Military-Grade Waterproof Roof Bag 23 Cubic Feet

We purchased this bag for a 40 plus hour road trip. I was so impressed with the space and quality of this bag. We fit 2 full size suitcases and a carry on, with room to spare. The straps were easy to clip and the bag didn’t move on the roof of the car. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for more vehicle space when traveling, you can feel confident knowing your belongings are well secured, and safe against the elements of weather.

Brittney Novackowski

20 Cubic Feet Waterproof Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag

Well, sports fans, here it is! We have a creek at the bottom of our driveway, yet this bag keeps our groceries and other purchases bone-dry inside. By the time we make it back to the house this bag is usually dripping and splashed with mud, yet the zippers lock out such “unavoidables” and keep our shopping items perfectly clean. This bag is made to last; tough, durable, waterproof, and while it can get muddy it’s easy to hose it off (let it dry completely before folding it up for storage, of course). Once you use it you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. Highly recommend.


XL Military-Grade Waterproof Roof Bag 19 Cubic Feet

We are extremely grateful for this excellent product. It made the “impossible” possible. We are a military family in the middle of a permanent change of station… We went from Utah to Arizona to visit Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Then we drove to our new station in Florida. WITH all the stuff listed above including the dog. Military life. Crazy. But possible with the car top carrier!


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A Part of Rhino Group

Diverse products, unified by strength

BagMate® is proud to be a part of the Rhino Group, where our passion for robust, thick fabric products extends beyond bags. From weight bags that stabilize outdoor umbrellas to secure straps for hammocks, collapsible rain barrels for eco-friendly water collection, and protective cases for keyboards, we embody Rhino Group’s commitment to quality and innovation in every product.

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