Handi Kayak Roof Rack
- 2 Twin-tube inflatable racks
- 2 10’ cam buckle load straps
- 1000cc double-action air pump
- Nylon storage/travel bag
- Instruction book
|The inflatable HandiRack offers all the benefits of a traditional roof rack with none of the disadvantages. It installs in minutes with the included pump, and the universal fit allows it to work with most vehicles. 5 D-ring anchor points give you plenty of options to securing your kayak or surfboards. It’s easy to compact and deflate, and can be stored in the trunk when not in use. It’s perfect for when you don’t want a permanent rack system for your car, and is also a great option for traveling.|
The rack is easy to intall and inflate. It supported our sea kayak on a 400 mile trip with no problems. The only caution is the strap location inside the vehicle. It may interfere with your head position. It was not a problem in our Dodge minivan. Great product and it is easy to remove.
We used the HandiRack to haul a kayak from Indiana to the Adirondacks in upstate New York and back. It worked really well - better than we had expected. Great product when you're not quite ready to invest $400-500 on a roof rack!
Just tried this thing out for the first time this weekend. I have a 2001 Honda Civic Sedan and two 12' sit-on-top Ocean Kayaks. They're also stackable which helps immensely. After I inflated the rack and secured it to my roof I stacked the two kayaks upside down on top of each other. Then I strapped the two kayaks securely together and then strapped them both to the heavy duty D Rings attached to the rack. Lastly, I secured the bow and stern of the yaks to hooks that are found underneath the front and back of your car. If your car doesn't have these hooks then you need to find something else to secure them to. The front and back MUST be tied down. They must have improved the design because it happened to rain a little bit that day and not one drop leaked into my car. I should also mention that the kayaks that I have stacked up there are Ocean Kayak Scrambler XT's and they weigh about 50 pounds each. The Malone Handirack can hold up to 180 pounds. The rack was extremely easy to inflate and can be done by one person with no problem; took me about 2 minutes to inflate both pieces. I took it up to speeds of 65 mph on the highway but quickly exited because it was very windy and I was afraid one of my tie downs might slip off. When it's windy you can really feel the wind pushing on your car and the kayaks. I'd recommend this rack to anyone who doesn't want to spend money on a metal roof rack or don't want to modify your car. They work just as good. Even if you have a small car it will still work.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
HandiRack Inflatable Kayak Roof Rack by Malone Auto Racks
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