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i've heard of these, i think i saw it on something for the weekend? =/ looks good and actually surprisingly reliable!
this actually looks pretty cool.

Shouldn't it come under ALDI deals though?
first post. sorry. wasnt sure how to do it all to be honest
nearly bought one on friday at £40.
might nip round now and get it for that price

boo. still at £40 at my local one.
checked some reviews before i went out, and generally seems pretty good.
Hot! Just what i need for transporting my knife and screw collection.
never heard of though seems 3+ years old
link to site http://www.handirackuk.com/default.asp
seems fun
cool idea....like it
What stops the car roof from becoming dented in the middle? A traditional roof rack spreads the load across the bars and down into the 'Pillars'. This device sits 'on top' of your car roof! The next problem is how to 'tie down' the load. Again, with a traditional Roof Rack the load can be tied, strapped etc to the Bars to provide an excellent 'anchor'. The 'Uprights' at each end also help prevent the load from sliding off. What do you strap/tie your load to when using this device? If you tie/strap a load to this device what's to stop the load from sliding from one side to the other? Possibly even sliding off?!

They state:
The total weight of your load should not exceed 80kg. We strongly advise that you consult your vehicle owner's manual as the manufacturer's recommended maximum load for the vehicle's roof may be less than the weight of the load.

I also worry about the next few lines:
Q: Will my load be safe when driving at speed?

A: It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that all loads are securely tied-down. Items of equipment that may induce 'lifting forces' when travelling at speed such as boards or kayaks should also be secured to the front and rear of the vehicle.

Q: Is there a danger of any water ingress in wet conditions?

A: We provide rain contingency guidelines within the instruction leaflet.

Q: Does the internal fitting strap impede the operation of airbags?

A: Only on vehicles fitted with curtain airbags.

There's a small review here http://playak.com/article.php?sid=1279 from some people that have used one. I didn't like the look of that DENT IN THE ROOF!... whether it popped out or not!!!

I wouldn't use this due to:

1. The load bearing down on my car roof and possibly denting it! (definitely denting it looking at the review above).
2. The load sliding all over the roof and possibly coming off!
not voted due to it being a local store specific deal - interesting idea,rubber life preservers on your roof
Had one for a few years. Mine came with a few ties, where they get tighter and tighter (not ratchet ones...just cant think of the name). But now I just use very good bungie cords to keep the pushchair on the handirack (which I wrap in tarpaulin).

Each Handirack (as you are supplied with 2) has 2 inflatable chambers and are separated by a strip that has multiple metal rings down it (which is where the bungies connect to).

The first time you fit it, it will take a long while (thread through car / tighten / shut doors / inflate / tighten etc). But eventually you get alot quicker putting it on / off. after a few times When you do inflate / tie it on, it wont move.

The thing 'can' let rain into the car (straps putting pressure on door rubber seals). I've only experienced this once and it was a very small dribble (maybe I didn't put it on right?). They recommend not leaving it on the car after journeys, so get used to taking it off and putting it back on. Remember you will get quicker doing this with practice.

Concerning the roof dent. If you put a very heavy item on this, then you could have roof dent (which should pop out) but I wouldn't trust it with very heavy items. I've had a pushchair and travel cot on mine (together) and it was fine.

Overall, I would give it 8/10. Cheap alternative to a roof rack and if you don't get on with it, then Ebay it. Personally one of the best things I ever bought (Even my other half was impressed!!).
Voted HOT for the Video - ENJOY ;-)

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