Monthly Archives - February 2018


For many years there was just one external car storage solution and that was the classic hard roof box. Although we’re grateful to the traditional roof box for its years of service, we think there’s a new champion in town when it comes to the great debate of roof box vs roof bag!

Here at HandiWorld, we’re proud to be the creators of one of the country’s best-selling roof bags but we know that the success of the HandiHoldall is not down to luck, the public love our roof rack bag for its stability, reliability and generally easy to use nature!

If you’ve never heard of a roof bag or soft roof box then you may be unfamiliar with the concept of this new, modern alternative to the classic roof box, so allow us to introduce you!

The HandiHoldall is one of the best roof bags in the business (in our opinion anyway) and that’s down to various reasons but we’re going to breakdown the top reasons for you:

  • Easy for One Person to Assemble and Fit – even when they’re empty, traditional roof boxes are big and bulky which means you often need more than one pair of hands to get them fitted to your vehicle but thanks to the soft design of the HandiHoldall, it’s easy for one person to assemble and fit this roof bag alone.
  • Lightweight but High Capacity – the HandiHoldall is the perfect combination of lightweight but high capacity, meaning it’s easy to use but holds everything you need. Weighing just 4.75kg when empty, the HandiHoldall can hold up 320-litres of cargo and a weight of up to 50kg!
  • Ultra Weather Resistant one of the main reasons you may favour a roof box is because you trust that it is waterproof and will keep your cargo safe with the hard-plastic outer shell but the HandiHoldall is made with a super weather-resistant blend of fabrics to ensure your belongings will arrive at their destination in perfect condition. The main fabric is a polyester tarpaulin which is laminated with 0.20mm of PVC for extra protection.
  • Versatile for All Vehicles – finding a hard roof box that is the right dimensions for your vehicle and the roof bars you have can be difficult but when you choose our roof bag, you can rest assured it will be the perfect fit for your car. Whether you drive a big or small vehicle, have pre-fitted metal roof bars or are using our inflatable roof rack, the HandiHoldall will work for you.

We think the above reasons should be enough to convince anyone that the roof bag is the way forward if you’re on the hunt for a trustworthy car storage solution but if you’re a traditional roof box user that is still unsure that the HandiHoldall is a better option, don’t just take our word for it.

We think the fact that HandiWorld has an excellent Trust Pilot rating demonstrates just how great our products are, so allow us to share with you a few real-life reviews about the HandiHoldall that we think will be enough to seal the deal for anyone who is doubting whether a roof bag is right for them!

“I used the HandiHoldall for the first time and was very pleased with it. I bought it to replace a Thule Ranger which has deteriorated and was no longer waterproof. The HandiHoldall is larger and packs up much smaller.”

“HandiRack and HandiHoldall brilliant! Took nearly all of our camping equipment. Driven through rain and hail, no leaks or problems. Truly a fantastic product!”

“Just used the HandiRack and holdall for the first time, FANTASTIC piece of kit, fitted all our sleeping bags, pillows, clothes, etc into it so left room in the car for family of four and all camping gear.”

If you’re fed up of battling with a bulky roof box while fitting it to your vehicle or you’re finding that your hard roof box is no longer storing as much as you need it to, its time to try out the HandiHoldall, the best roof bag in the business!

If you’re ready to make the switch and try out a roof bag, buy your HandiHoldall directly from HandiWorld for just £130.00 and receive it within just a matter of days, so you can get started with all your adventures!



Metal roof bars were the only option for securing a roof box to vehicles for so many years but those days are well and truly over in our eyes thanks to the launch of the HandiRack, the one and only inflatable roof rack!

A patented product made just by us here at HandiWorld, the HandiRack is a unique creation we adopted back in 2007 and have been developing ever since. Fast forward 10-years and we now have the best version of the HandiRack on the market and people everywhere are loving what we believe to be the best roof rack money can buy!

Are you the proud owner of a HandiRack looking for instructions on how to put it to good use? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a complete user’s guide for the HandiRack that covers everything from the facts you need to know to exactly how to fit it to your car, so carry on reading to up your knowledge on the HandiRack!

HandiRack Facts

There’s plenty to talk about when it comes to the HandiRack but we’ve narrowed down our favourite facts about this unique and innovative roof rack!

– The HandiRack is designed to fit the majority of 2, 3, 4 and 5-door cars, including models from Audi, BMW, Mini, Land Rover, Jaguar and more!

– Our inflatable roof rack is made from a combination of materials including 400-denier nylon laminated over reinforced PVC, high elasticity PVC inner tubes and nylon stitching

– The HandiRack is quick and easy to fit to your vehicle unassisted meaning you don’t need to wait for a friend or family member to give you a hand!

– The weight of the HandiRack is just 2.5kg yet can carry up to 80kg worth of weight

– For the price of just £65.00, you get all the fitting accessories and parts required including the HandiPump and extra strong HandiStraps!


How to Fit the HandiRack

Your HandiRack will come with a printed version of the instruction manual that covers how to use and fit the roof rack or you can download a copy online but we’re going to be giving you a simple run down of how to get your HandiRack on your vehicle and ready to use!

    • – Ensuring the roof surface is clean and dry, open all the doors on the vehicle
    • – Lay one of the racks across the front of the vehicle over the open front doors, positioning this rack as close to the front of the roof as possible. For cars with rear doors, repeat this process with the second rack by laying it flat across the back of the roof inline with the rear doors
    • – Take the fitting strap for the front rack through the car, pass it through the first ‘D’ ring on the other side and then through the cam buckle while making sure the strap is sitting centrally over the ‘V’ section of the rack.
    • – Once you have ensured the rack is in the correct position and the strap is flat and not caught anywhere, tighten the strap by pulling it towards you. If the strap becomes twisted or caught or the rack comes out of the ideal position, release and readjust.
    • – Fix the rear rack to the vehicle in the same way. For two door cars with rear windows, place the rear rack straps through the rear windows and close when tightened. For two door cars without rear windows, place both racks through the front door and position the front one as far forward as possible.
    • – Tie away any excess straps and close all doors once both racks are tightened and in the correct positions
    • – Fully inflate both racks using the HandiPump, 18-20 pumps should be the perfect amount and avoiding over inflation is key for safety.
    • – Ensure you can press down on the HandiRack and feel slight compression once it is fully inflated, this is the perfect amount of pressure.
    • – Secure your cargo to the HandiRack using the ‘D’ ring anchor points and HandiStraps.


 And it really is as easy as that! In a matter of minutes you could have your HandiRack attached, inflated and ready to use!

It’s also takes just minutes to remove the HandiRack from your vehicle; simply remove the load, open all the car doors, release al the straps from the buckles and take the racks of the roof. To deflate the racks you need to start from the end furthest away from the valves and start squeezing to release the air while rolling the rack, continuing until the velcro square on the ‘v’ section meets the velcro on the underside of the rack.

Doing this for both racks should leave them the perfect size to fit back in the drawstring travel bag they arrived in!

We hope you’ve found this useful if you’ve recently purchased a HandiRack and are keen to put it to use. We truly believe our inflatable roof rack is the easiest and more effective way of carrying cargo on the roof of a car and is a better alternative to your traditional metal roof bars!

Long car journey coming up? Always running out of room in the car? Get your HandiRack today!