Not every household owns a roof rack, but we think it’s fair to say that at some point in our lives, we’ve all been in a scenario where we wish we did have one. As our inflatable roof rack, the HandiRack, retails for just £65.00, we believe there’s no reason to not have one. If you’re not convinced you’ll ever require one, allow us to share with you 5 scenarios that we’re sure you’ll be able to relate to where it would have come in handy to have had a HandiRack.
The British Family Holiday
It’s a well-known fact that Brits love their holidays and although many choose to jet abroad, there’s still a huge portion of the nation that choose to stay on home turf for their summer holiday. Most of us can say we’ve experienced a family holiday in the UK, whether that be to Cornwall on the south-coast or Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast. We’ve all experienced the beauty of the British coast but also the mayhem that is packing the car for the big family car ride to our holiday destination of choice.
Are we bringing back memories of being stuffed in the back of the car with a suitcase jammed next to your head? Driving with no view from the back window thanks to luggage? The fear every time a sudden brake occurred that a suitcase would come flying to the front of the car? The car journey to your family holiday could have been far more relaxing if you’d had the help of a roof rack for all that luggage.
The Commute to See Family for Christmas
Not all of us are fortunate enough to have our family on our doorsteps, so for a lot of us Christmas calls for a full family commute to stay with relatives over the festive period, and these car journeys often come with a lot of baggage.
Not only are you transporting your belongings for the duration of the trip, but there’s also all the presents and more often than not, all the festive food too and with no roof rack, there’s only one place all that cargo is being stored and that’s inside the car. With the help of a roof rack, the luggage could easily be placed on top of the vehicle, leaving room in the boot to carefully store the presents and leaving everyone enough room to travel comfortably.
The Over-Indulgent Ikea Shop
Whether it be Ikea specifically or another homeware store of your choice, we’ve all convinced ourselves that a box of flatpack furniture or a giant rolled up rug will definitely fit in the back of the car ‘with the back seats down’… but how often does that really go to plan?
We believe the HandiRack is the best roof rack on the market for the sole reason that when deflated, it can be folded compactly and stored in the boot of your car, so whenever you under-estimate the amount of room you have in the boot for transporting home giant mirrors or new furniture, you can easily attach the HandiRack and get everything home with ease.
Collecting the Christmas Tree
There’s something special about a real Christmas tree and many of us opt to go and collect a fresh one from a seller year after year but many of us have also experienced the moment where the 6-foot Christmas tree that will be the perfect size for the house, is too big for the car.
Whether the tree just won’t fit in the car or you want to avoid getting pine needles all over your vehicle, having a roof rack for transporting the tree home is bound to make life a lot easier.
The Move to University
Even if you’ve not been there, you’ll have seen the pictures of social media; when it comes moving to university, it’s quite common that everything but the kitchen sink goes with you and more often than not, all those belongings end up stuffed in the back of the car until the vehicle has reached bursting point.
So many people admit how they had to do the big move with the help of just one family member because there was no space in the car for anymore people due to all the luggage, but with the help of a roof rack, you could safely store the majority of your belongings outside the vehicle and bring the whole family along for the ride.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this reminder of all the times the car just wasn’t big enough, we’re sure many of you can relate to at least one of the above scenarios! Although we know a roof rack isn’t necessary for everyone, the HandiRack is an affordable and portable option if you want the reassurance that there’s always going to be enough room in the car, so get yours today directly from HandiWorld!