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HandiHoldall Roofbox and HandiDuffel

HandiWorld 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 the inflatable 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 (Roof Bar Fitting Kit required)
  • Fully welded seams (400 and 175 litre models) resist water, harsh weather and provide excellent durability
  • Manufactured utilising dry bag technology (400 and 175 litre models)
  • 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

HandiWorld HandiDuffel

HandiWorld’s very own duffel solution, the HandiDuffel, is the ideal way of packing and transporting your belongings wherever you’re travelling to. HandiDuffels with a 95 or 135 litre capacity are ideal for longer trips or occasions that require more luggage.

Made from a robust and durable polyester tarpaulin fabric, laminated with a waterproof PVC coating, the HandiDuffel is prepared for all the elements and is guaranteed to keep the contents of the bag dry and protected whatever the weather.

To ensure you can fill the HandiDuffel with as many of your belongings as possible without exceeding weight limits, the design of this duffel bag is light which helps make it more suited using as luggage when travelling by plane! If you’re trip is taking you on the road, the HandiDuffel is still the perfect luggage solution; when combined with the HandiHoldall, you can easily pack two of this sized bag in the roof bag and transport safely and easily to your destination.

Fitted with strong carry straps and a velcro sleeve for connecting the two handles for easy carrying, every element of the HandiDuffel has been designed with the customer in mind and making their travelling experience easier.

Our Review of the HandiHoldall. What did we think?

Upon receiving and opening the HandiHoldall, we were impressed by the size of what would become a useful and worthwhile piece of camping kit

The pack size is roughly the size of a normal overnight, or sports bag and rolls out to reveal a larger canvas holdall with the supporting bars collapsed and located inside the rolled up HandiHoldall.

Preparing the four poles was easy as they are joined with elastic to ensure they don't get lost. The base of the HandiHoldall simply detaches from the velcro fastenings inside the HandiHoldall and you slot the four poles into place. This makes the unit base rigid and useable. Once in place, simply put the base back inside the HandiHoldall and attach with the velcro.

The unit is easy to get onto the roof, as it is lightweight and easily manageable on your own, as I was. Line up the HandiHoldall front and back and you are ready to secure the HandiHoldall down to the HandiRack or your roof bars.

Our HandiHoldall was supplied with fastening straps and these were easy to thread through both the HandiHoldall and the HandiRack, however for a short person, with a high car, you may struggle without standing on the seats to reach the top.

Once secured and tight, you are ready to fill and be on your way.
We did not try the HandiHoldall on roof bars, however looking at the product, the location of the fixing points and the use of the locking straps, appears very simple and effective and a quick and useful addition to the HandiHoldall, this eliminates the need for the HandiRack and ensures the HandiHoldall works with existing roofbars.

Overall we found the unit to be lightweight, easy to install and pack away and a great addition to your camping kit if an original style roofrack and roofbox is not your thing. Being able to remove them when arriving at site and placing into the boot made a large difference too, without having to leave a bulky roofbox on your car roof all holiday, or on your pitch!

Where can I get them from?

The HandiHoldall 175L (waterproof) retails at just £115, the 330L (Weather Resistant) at £95 and the 400L (waterproof) at just £150, all are available direct from HandiWorld.

The HandiDuffel 95L retails at £45, whilst the 135L verson retails at just £55, both available direct from HandiWorld.

Or for even better value, buy them together as a package deal for great savings with many different options available.

Don't forget you can take the 10% discount (below) off these prices.  (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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Additional Photos of the HandiHoldall and HadiDuffel

  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.

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