HandiHoldall

        

The HandiHoldall is an easy to store, foldable roof box. HandiHoldalls are available in three sizes – 175 litres, 330 litres and 400 litres. The 175 and 400 litre models provide waterproof protection for all kinds of gear against the most severe weather conditions – the 300 litres model is weatherproof. HandiHoldalls can be used with either a HandiRack or standard roof bars.

The quality of materials, production processes and technical features allow the HandiHoldall to resist water ingress during typical and heavy wet weather driving conditions (subject to the manufacturer’s installation guidelines being correctly followed).  Upon reaching the destination the HandiHoldall, once removed from the car, makes a useful and effective outdoor storage solution.

Unlike traditional roof boxes which are difficult to store, bulky and often expensive, HandiHoldalls compact to a size when not in use. This means that they can be easily stored in either the boot of the car or in the garage.

Benefits of a HandiHoldall

• Provides an additional 175, 330 or 400 litres of space

• Can be fitted to a HandiRack or to metal roof bars

• Fully welded seams (175 and 400 litre models)resist water, harsh weather and provide excellent durability

• Manufactured utilising dry bag technology (175 and 400 litre models)

• 330 litre model is manufactured from durable 600D PVC backed Polyester

• 175 and 400 litre models are manufactured from 250D PVC tarpaulin

• Rugged and durable construction

• Light & totally portable

• Storm flap provides additional protection against weather

• Lockable zipper pulls

• Easy access

• Quickly attached & removed from the car

• Grab handles make it easy to assemble

• Glass fibre poles create a solid base

• No storage issues

To complement the HandiHoldall, many of our customers also purchase one or two HandiDuffels, which fit neatly inside the HandiHoldall to help you to transport clothing or other loose items more securely.

For further information about the HandiHoldall Roof Bar Fitting Kit (only required for the 175 and 400 litre models), please HandiHoldall Roof Bar Fitting Kit.

The roof bar fitting kit (included) allows the HandiHoldall to be securely attached to traditional metal roof bars (please note that the roof bars are not included). This makes the fitting process much easier compared with normal roof boxes.

 

The beauty of the HandiHoldall is that unlike roof boxes it can be attached to either a HandiRack or to traditional roof bars. This makes it extremely versatile. The HandiHoldall used in combination with this fitting kit will fit roof bars with a minimum gap 540mm and a maximum gap of 780mm.

 

We have adapted the HandiHoldall for metal roof bars by adding some ‘Hi Grip’ loops to the bottom of the bag that allows the HandiHoldall to be securely attached utilising ‘Hi Grip’ rubberised HandiStraps. These straps are very easy to use and very strong.

 

The additional fitting kit comprises 4 x 40cm ‘Hi Grip’ HandiStraps and 4 x 150cm normal webbing HandiStraps which are used to secure the HandiHoldall to the outer fixing points of the metal roof bars thus minimizing any lateral movement. The roof bar fitting kit is included FOC when purchased with a HandiHoldall and is very easy to fit.

 

What’s Included?

 

• 1 x 320 litre waterproof HandiHoldall

 

• 4 x glass fibre support poles @ 100cm

 

• 1 x black drawstring travel bag

 

• 2 x 85cm black fastening belts with plastic clips

 

• 1 x detailed instruction manual

 

• 1 x roof bar fitting kit

 

• 4 x 40cm ‘Hi Grip’ HandiStraps

 

• 4 x 150cm HandiStraps

 

The HandiHoldall is undoubtedly the most convenient waterproof, easy to store, foldable roof box on the market.

Dimensions (Packed)

 

• 61cm x 17cm x 17cm

 

• Unit weight = 4.75kg

 

Dimensions (Unpacked)

 

• 110cm x 81cm x 26cm (extending to 40cm)

 

Other

 

• Volume of 320 litres

 

• Maximum load capacity of 50kg

 

HandiHoldall Materials

 

• Outer material is Polyester Tarpaulin laminated with 0.20mm PVC

 

• PVC laminated Polyester Tarpaulin is AZO free, colour fastened, fully waterproof and is rip resistant

 

• PVC complies to EN71 Part 3 standard

 

• Welded seams

 

• #8 waterproof zipper with lockable zipper pulls

 

• Storm flap secured by Velcro™ fasteners

 

• 2 x rubber haul handles on each side and 1 x rubber haul handle on the front and back

 

Technical

 

• Manufactured utilising high frequency welding technology

 

• All bag accessories including carry handles and straps are secured using welded patches

 

Roof Bar Fitting Kit

 

• 4 x 40cm ‘Hi Grip’ HandiStraps

 

• 4 x 150cm HandiStraps

What weight can I transport in a HandiHoldall?

The total weight of your load should not exceed 50kg. Please ensure that heavy items are secured tightly within the HandiHoldall.

Is the HandiHoldall waterproof?

The new HandiHoldall is fully waterproof (subject to manufacturer’s guidelines being followed).

How much does a HandiHoldall weigh?

A HandiHoldall weighs 4.75kg.

Will the handling of my car be altered with the HandiHoldall attached?

Once the HandiHoldall is attached, the handling may be affected, requiring a reduction in speed and longer distances for braking. The car may also become susceptible to side winds.

At what speed is it safe to drive at with the HandiHoldall attached to the car?

Up to 70 miles per hour / 112 kilometres per hour (subject to national speed limit restrictions).

Is the HandiHoldall lockable?

It is possible to padlock the two zip ties together to lock the HandiHoldall.

Will the HandiHoldall fit my roof bars?

If you are securing a HandiHoldall to roof bars they need to be spaced between 540mm – 780mm apart.

Will the roof bar fitting kit fit my bars?

The roof bar fitting kit straps are designed to kit around the full range of roof bars.

Do I need the Roof Bar Fitting Kit to attach the HandiHoldall to the HandiRack?

No. The Roof Bar Fitting Kit is only used when attaching the HandiHoldall to cross metal roof bars. The 2 x 3m HandiStraps that come with the HandiRack are used for attaching a HandiHoldall to a HandiRack.

Does the HandiHoldall have a solid base?

A solid base is created in the HandiHoldall by inserting four glass fibre poles into the base of the bag.

Traditional fibre glass roof boxes are often cumbersome and difficult to store. Most stay attached to the roof of the car due to a lack of storage space. This in turn has a detrimental effect on fuel economy.

For home owners with garages, this may be less of an issue, but for car owners that either live in an apartment or do not have access to garage space this is a real conundrum.

HandiWorld has addressed this issue with the introduction of the HandiHoldall which can be attached or detached to and from the roof of a car in just a matter of minutes.

The benefits of the HandiHoldall

There are a number of benefits to a HandiHoldall that you don’t get with a traditional roof box. For example, when you’re not using the HandiHoldall, you can pack it away into the smallest of spaces, such as your car boot or a cupboard. Packing the HandiHoldall away takes just minutes, and you’ll always have it to hand if you unexpectedly need to shift something from A to B.

Setting up your HandiHoldall takes just minutes whether it is being used with a HandiRack or being attached to traditional metal roof bars. The HandiHoldall allows you to transport up to 50kg of weight with effortless ease.

Just some of the benefits of the HandiHoldall:

• Provides an additional 320 litres of storage space

• Can be fitted to a HandiRack or to metal roof bars

• Fully welded seams resist water, harsh weather and provide excellent durability

• Manufactured utilising dry bag technology

• Polyester Tarpaulin material is resistant to cold, heat, tearing and ripping

• Rugged and durable construction

• Light & totally portable

• Storm flap provides additional protection against weather

• Lockable zipper pulls

• Easy access as three sides of the HandiHoldall can be opened

• Quickly attached & removed from the car

• Grab handles make it easy to assemble

• Glass fibre poles create a solid base

• No storage issues

The beauty of the HandiHoldall is that unlike roof boxes it can be attached to either a HandiRack or to traditional roof bars. This makes it extremely versatile.

 

The combination of the HandiHoldall and HandiRack makes a very cost-effective solution when compared with more traditional solutions. The HandiRack takes just minutes to fit to the car and with the added 320 litre storage capacity of the HandiHoldall added to it, there is plenty of space for luggage, camping gear, kids strollers and just about anything else.

 

What’s Included?

 

• 1 x 320 litre waterproof HandiHoldall

 

• 4 x glass fibre support poles @ 100cm

 

• 1 x black drawstring travel bag

 

• 2 x 85cm black fastening belts with plastic clips

 

• 1 x detailed instruction manual

 

• 1 x roof bar fitting kit

 

• 4 x 40cm ‘Hi Grip’ HandiStraps

 

• 4 x 150cm HandiStraps

 

The HandiHoldall is undoubtedly the most convenient waterproof, easy to store, foldable roof box on the market.

The HandiHoldall is a 320 litre easy to store, foldable roof box, providing waterproof protection for all kinds of gear against the most severe weather conditions. It can be used with either a HandiRack or standard roof bars.

 

The video above demonstrates just how waterproof the HandiHoldall is. All seams are welded which provides greater protection against water ingress.

 

Waterproof HandiHoldall & HandiRack

We are often asked about the security of the HandiHoldall.

The HandiHoldall is manufactured using very tough material with a USP that it can be easily folded for storage.

In the 8 years that we have been marketing the HandiHoldall, we have not been made aware of a HandiHoldall being removed from the roof of a car or broken into. We do however sometimes hear stories of even solid roof boxes attracting unwanted attention .

If you are concerned about security and deterring thieves, our advice is to place bulky items inside the HandiHoldall and ensure that anything of value is transported inside the car. A padlock can be fed through the zipper pulls to serve as a deterrent.

Just some of the benefits of the HandiHoldall:

• Provides an additional 320 litres of storage space

• Can be fitted to a HandiRack or to metal roof bars

• Fully welded seams resist water, harsh weather and provide excellent durability

• Manufactured utilising dry bag technology

• Polyester Tarpaulin material is resistant to cold, heat, tearing and ripping

• Rugged and durable construction

• Light & totally portable

• Storm flap provides additional protection against weather

• Lockable zipper pulls

• Easy access as three sides of the HandiHoldall can be opened

• Quickly attached & removed from the car

• Grab handles make it easy to assemble

• Glass fibre poles create a solid base

• No storage issues

Both the HandiHoldall 400L and HandiHoldall 175L have been designed to be completely waterproof. The HandiHoldall 330L is specified using a different type of fabric which is water resistant and will therefore only provide limited protection against heavy downpours.

To make the HandiHoldall 330L as weather and water resistant as possible, all of the seams are sealed on the inside by the same type of tape that’s used on tents and other outdoor products. However, in very wet conditions there remains a risk of some water ingress and that’s why we advise customers to pack and protect any delicate items in bags before packing them into the HandiHoldall.