- The latest revision of the world’s first inflatable roof rack,
- Capable of carrying up to 80kg its universal fit enable it to be used with pretty much any car,
- Buy on Amazon – HandiRack Universal Inflatable roof rack bars (Black)
The HandiRack is an inflatable roof rack made by the people at HandiWorld. With a load capacity of 80kg and full compliance with the roof bar safety standard ISO/PAS 11154, this product is aimed at people who need to store various bits on their roof, but own a car that lacks traditional roof bars, or they are looking to save money against a conventional roof rack!
But how did it fair in our test? Read on to find out!
Keen to put the HandiRack through its paces we took it with us to Sweden to see what it is really made of. Our 550-mile round trip kicked off at Arlanda international airport, just north of Stockholm, ending at Hundfjället in Sälen. The small packed size of the HandiRack makes it an ideal travel companion and weighing in at 2.4kg it won’t steal too much of your luggage allowance.
Unpacking the device and fitting it to your car is a breeze, simply unroll each of the inflatable roof bars, put them on top of the car, inflate using the included pump and secure the straps.
On our first go, it took us around 10 minutes to have everything in place, with each attempt after this we got quicker. The manufacturer claims it should only take a couple of minutes to fit and, with a bit of practice, it is hard to argue with that.
The straps used to secure the load are similar to those used on bike racks and are substantial enough to inspire confidence but not over engineered or cumbersome, which is vital for a portable product such as this.