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I was surprised at the quality of this cargo net. I've wanted one of these for a long time but the Subaru dealership wanted something like $100 for it. I couldn't justify that but figured I could justify the <$10 price this thing costs. If it sucked I figured I could just use it for random loose items and bags. Not only does it hold up to heavier objects, it even holds fairly top-heavy grocery bags in place without any issues or concerns about it toppling! I am so relieved to not hear stuff sliding around the back of my Subaru Forester anymore. A great product. The only real concern is the longevity of its life. I don't know that it is super durable quite yet but I will try to update this review in 6-12mo with an update.
So the new is 3/5 in quality, fastners, clips and general size but based on the cost and overall value I place it at 4/5 rating. Good enough for full size sedan, soccer mom/dad SUV, or compact truck. Too large for compact car/SUV. Too small for larger trucks. Solid enough for interior trunk usage but I don't think the net or hardware clips can survive in a truck bed for 3 years.
Look at the pictures and you can see I have two nets in my Camry 2015. The net closest to the bumper was purchased as only a net and an exact fit for OEM hooks. It is well made, and has closing hooks, and a good height. 5/5
The net further inside is meant to prevent my storage box from sliding. I have accelerated on a freeway or exited it and the box hit or bumped the trunk latch open while driving. So it is highly necessary. As you can see the net is tall enough to cover the entire trunk of a full size sedan but I didn't want it like that. s you can see it is still loose but I can't mount the screws any deep because it is an empty space or into the car panel.
Second the screw hook mounts were harder too install because you have to pre-drill the holes and then hand tighten them. Luckily I have strong hands. Other models use a screw so you can drill the hole and screw it with a tool or drill. The screw is solid but if it had different threads I could've used a pre-drill hole but the dimensions of the net would've been too low and loose. So size of the net is an issue. I used clips to take up the slack. The other clips I think only work if you have a eyelets to clip into but they are flimsy. I think they would break in trunk bed situation.
Way too much stretch, its more than doubles in size when stretched... this is far far too much stretch for this to be usable for me. I cannot not stress how absurdly stretchy this net is. Also the included carabiners are of very poor quality and all broke after first use.
What makes this nice and the reason I chose this one is the inclusion of the additional hardware. My car, a Honda Accord, has hooks at the top to attach to but nothing at the bottom. I used the snap hook hardware which is shown assembled. It has a snap on retainer but it requires removing the snap buttons to get access. I then drilled a 3/8": hole through the liner, inserted the snap hook through the hole and pressed the locking cap in place. A word of caution. Many of the little buttons that hold in liners and such have two discs visible when installed. Make certain you only pop up the smaller disc or you destroy the pop-in and will be visiting the auto parts store. I thought about using the screw in kind but didn't because I didn't want to blindly drill into a hydraulic or electric line.
This net is a life saver. Our family of 5, including three hildren 5 and under, packed our Honda Odyssey to the max on a long road trip. This net held all the odds and ends from falling out when we opened the back hatch. I even use it on an every day basis, and instead of stretching the net vertically along the door I have it horizontally to make a shelf for lightweight items. It's great for keeping bread and soft items from getting squished on grocery runs. I cannot speak to how well the connectors work, as my van already had hooks, but they seemed sturdy.
This net is the right size and material for securing loose items or bulky items in the back of your SUV (or trunk for a sedan). It is of moderate size which was perfect for my Jeep 2dr Wrangler (photo attached). You will want this to protect the vehicle occupants from flying objects in the event of an accident as I had happen in a rollover accident. I recommend you use the included climbing hooks for a key organizer and replace them with much more substantial climbing hooks. I also recommend that you use enough hooks to attach to every attachment point where you mount the net.
I purchased a similar cargo net to hang from the roof of my '03 Honda Element. I think I paid $10 for just the net. When I realized I would need some screw-in tie-down points, I checked Amazon and found a set for about $7. But then I found this which included the net, tie-down points, mini carabiners, clips, and a pouch for a couple of bucks more. Durability is pretty good. I mean this isn't a heavy duty cargo net but it holds light items such as clothes just fine.
Obviously it's not designed to be really sturdy, however tonight I was reorganizing the back of my SUV. I was using this net to keep everything in place. A slight tug of the elastic and the elastic came out of the netting with what appears to be the end of the elastic, perhaps it broke? Not sure, but it's one long piece of elastic that runs all around the net. No apparent way to reattach the ends together. Disappointed it came apart so easily. I only got about two months of use out of it.