Probably our most famous product is the HandiRack inflatable roof rack – have you got one? They are a great way of adding extra carrying capacity to your car. They fit all types of car – well, the ones that have a roof – they are much cheaper than standard roof bars, and they fold down very small when not in use – what’s not to love?
The HandiRack roof bars are available in either black or limited edition Camo print for those adventures where you want to blend into the great outdoors. These universal roof bars are great for carrying a canoe or kayak, or for teaming up with our HandiHoldall to add extra room for a camping trip, or moving home, or for all that extra shopping.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about our most popular item.
How to fit HandiRack inflatable roof bars
One question we are asked frequently is…… are HandiRack inflatable roof bars easy to fit? The answer is yes. It’s not that you don’t need to make an effort here because you do have to do something yourself to get them on your car, but we provide full instructions and really, there’s not much to think about.
In short, you need to unroll and lay the bars out in position on your car, strap them on, and then inflate. It is really simple but can take a little getting used to. We recommend that you work out how to fit them in advance of your trip – there’s nothing like trying to do something unfamiliar when you’re on a schedule!
Check out these videos to help you to understand how easy fitting the HandiRack is……..
How to use HandiRack inflatable roof rack
We have seen the HandiRack being used for a variety of jobs. Kayaks and surfboards, garden benches, for a house move, to the official HandiHoldall for extra carrying capacity, and everything in between.
All variants of the HandiRack come with a wet weather kit. This is a small addition which provides extra protection during rainy weather. You can also buy this as an extra at https://www.handiworld.com/product/handirack-wet-weather-kit/
We would recommend you use the Anti-slip racks as a way of minimising wear and tear on your vehicle and limiting the movement on your luggage. These can be purchased in a bundle with the HandiRack at https://www.handiworld.com/handirack-anti-slip-pads/ or at https://www.handiworld.com/handirack-camo-anti-slip-pads/ for the Camo version.
The HandiHoldall, a soft roof box, is designed to work the HandiRack. If you buy a HandiHoldall at the same time as the HandiRack, you can get a special bundle deal. HandiHoldalls are available in a variety of sizes from 175 litres to 400 litres. Please check out our website at https://www.handiworld.com/soft-roof-boxes-roof-bars/.
We’re really pleased with the reviews continuing to come in for the HandiRack carrier. As much as we have faith in our universal roof bars, it’s always extra reassuring to see that customers are happy and that the products have stood up to the real-world tests thrown at them!
This review from Mel is for the HandiRack inflatable roof rack and our HandiHoldall – a great combination which efficiently adds carrying capacity at relatively low cost and requires minimal storage.
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See this review at Trustpilot – https://www.trustpilot.com/reviews/5d62f4a6f018690bd053cd35
Thanks to Tiffany for sending us this pic of the HandiRack on top of her Fiat 500. They show that our universal roof bars can indeed fit on a smaller 3-door car!
Whether you’re thinking of buying a HandiRack for camping, for carrying something oversized like a canoe or kayak or a garden bench, or when moving home, we are happy that the inflatable HandiRack is a good value solution, especially if you’re not only on a budget but also have to be frugal with your storage requirements – the HandiRack is a lot easier to store than a regular set of roof bars, and the complementary HandiHoldall easier than a hard shell roof box!
If you’d like to buy both the HandiRack inflatable roof bars and a HandiHoldall soft roof box then check out our bundle deals – they will save you money! If you have any further questions about any of the items in our store, then please do get in touch.