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HandiWorld Handirack Inflatable Roofbars Review

Works hand in hand with the HandiHoldall foldable and waterproof roof box.
  • Need additional load carrying capacity?
  • Prefer a solution that is simple, convenient & portable?
  • Looking for a system that is interchangeable between cars?
  • Fed-up with the inflexibility & cost of normal roof bars?

What is a HandiRack?

Thankfully, bulky and expensive roof bars can be a thing of the past. The HandiRack is a convenient, flexible, multi purpose load carrying system that can be fitted to most cars quickly and simply.

As traditional roof bars can be heavy and awkward to fit they are often either left on the car or forgotten at home when you need them most. The HandiRack is a totally portable, inflatable roof rack that is always there when you need it most.

How does it work?

The HandiRack couldn't be easier to assemble and fit. Each HandiRack comes with detailed instructions and the whole fitting process takes just a matter of minutes. The HandiRack's innovative design doesn't affect the door operations in any way. You can still open and shut the doors as often as you like and operate the windows normally.

When you reach your journey's end, simply release the fitting strap, deflate the bars, pack your HandiRack into its drawstring travel bag and place it in the boot. You'll probably forget about it until the next time you're suddenly faced with carrying some unwieldy and bulky item back from the store, piste, auction, beach, car boot sale, garden centre etc. but will be relieved to remember that you have the HandiRack to hand.

Will it fit my car?

The Handirack has been tried and tested the HandiRack on everything from a Rolls Royce to a Nissan Micra and it fits them all. If your car has doors...even Gull Wing doors or roof rails... then the HandiRack can be fitted easily and safely.

The HandiRack will fit just about any car including:
  • 4-doors / hatchbacks / estates
  • 2-doors with rear opening quarter- light windows
  • 2-doors with fixed rear quarter- light windows
  • Cars with roof rails
  • Cars with sunroofs

Why buy a HandiRack?

How many times have you found yourself in the situation of needing to transport something large or bulky, but just not having the means to do it? Or perhaps when on a shopping trip and your eyes prove bigger than your boot! The HandiRack is the perfect cost-effective solution. Just some of the benefits are as follows:
  • Multi purpose – the list of items that it can carry is endless
  • Versatile - fits most cars
  • Compact size – can be kept in the boot
  • Portable – can be carried as hand luggage (great for hire cars!)
  • Handy – it’s always to hand and there when you need it
  • Flexible – interchangeable between vehicles
  • Convenient – takes just minutes to fit to the car
  • Kind to equipment – air filled bars cushions loads over bumps & rough terrain
  • Fuel efficient – less drag and noise than normal roof bars

Where can I get one From?

At just £75.00 the amazingly versatile and truly unique HandiRack provides all the benefits of a traditional rack system, but with none of the shortcomings and is available direct from HandiWorld on their website. What is more, the package of a HandiRack and HandiHoldall represents fantastic value when you consider that both items together will cost £200 - considerably less than more traditional solutions (prices correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice).

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Win a set of Inflatable HandiRack Roofbars and a 330 L HandiHoldall!

We have teamed up with HandiWorld to offer you the chance to win a set of Inflatable HandiRack Roofbars and a 330 Litre HandiHoldall together worth £170.00

To find out more and for your chance to win click here - Competition now closed!

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What did we think? Our Review of the Handirack

The HandiRack comes delievered in a conveniently sized box, that does not take up too much space when stored in the garage or boot of the car. Once out of the box, the HandiRack is kept together in its own draw string bag, ensuring no items fall out if kept in the boot.

The instructions are straightforward enough and within a matter of minutes we had the HandiRack across the roof of the car and strapped in. Then follows a bit of blowing up with the supplied pump. We found this was a two person job as the valves were very tight and needed the second person to squeeze them together whilst the other pumped. There is a suggestion on the instructions that they can be inflated by mouth. That is not for me, I would leave that to the more energetic, but I guess it would be possible!! This minor issue should be resolved once it's been used a couple of times, as the valves will have loosened up. Inflation of the two bars took just a couple of minutes.

The fasteners for the HandiRack are made from a strong metal, ensuring that the fixings are held securely and keeps your load safe on the roof. All fixing points are protected, ensuring you won't scratch your car paintwork.

The HandiRack has a number of hooks and strapping points on them, ensuring there are numerous securing points for the load that you are carrying.

The deflation of the racks was a little awkward, again due to the tight valves. We needed two people, one to squeeze the valves together to let the air out and the other to roll them up. Once rolled up, they secure with velcro and this ensures that they do not come apart.  Again, this would become easier with time once the valves have loosened up, so should not be a bog concern to anyone considering purchasing one.

The bag is of a good size, so getting them back into the bag is not the same usual hassle you get with a tent!!!

In use we found there was no noticeable wind noise from the rack, and it seemed extremely secure both at speed, and whilst manoeuvring.

Overall this is a fantastic solution to load carrying when space is of a minimum, and an item that we will find most useful when camping in the coming months.

Additional Photos of the HandiRack

  Comments on this article from our visitors

    Message posted by bofs on 18/01/2024 19:57:21Report Post Report this
Myself and OH were saying the other day that we might have to invest in some sort of roof rack/roof box, as we have some bulky items we need to take with us on our next trip to France. This would be perfect - competition entered!

    Message posted by Webmaster on 01/04/2024 14:50:43Report Post Report this
Last couple of days to enter our competition at https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/competitions/2005entry.asp to win a set of Inflatable HandiRack Roofbars and a 330 Litre HandiHoldall together worth £170.00. The HandiRack is the world's first inflatable roof rack. Simple to use and takes no time to fit. It can carry loads of 80kg and creates less drag and noise than normal roof bars. The HandiHoldall is a roof box with a difference. An easy to store, foldable roof box. HandiHoldalls are available in three sizes – 175 litres, 330 litres and 400 litres.

    Message posted by jimat225 on 06/06/2024 18:06:54Report Post Report this
Re the competition question, I can't see any reference to weight capacity, only litres which is surely volume.

    Message posted by Webmaster on 06/06/2024 18:43:55Report Post Report this
Hi, weight limit is in the features and benefits section , load capacity

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