Dropracks are a Game-Changer in Roof Rack Design
New Gear Rack Design Eliminates the Need to Climb Up the Side of Your Vehicle
Roof racks have always been a handy way to increase the carrying capacity of a vehicle by using space that typically goes unused. But anyone who has ever tried to access that space knows that it can be challenging at times, especially when loading outdoor gear such as bikes or kayaks. Now, a Norwegian company called Dropracks is looking to change that by introducing an innovative new design element that is a game-changer when it comes to accessibility.
As with other roof racks, the Droprack securely attaches to the roof rails of a vehicle and serves as a secure platform to transport gear that is too large to carry elsewhere. But where this model differs from the competition is that it comes with a built-in tray that is attached to a set of sliding metal arms. By pushing a release button on each arm, the tray pulls out to the side of the vehicle, where it can be lowered or raised using a built-in crank. That crank allows the user to adjust the height of the tray and ensures a smooth transition.
The Droprack’s adjustable arms can hold the tray at a variety of heights, making it much easier to load and unload gear. When locked in place, the entire apparatus sits a safe distance from the side of the car, avoiding contact that could result in scratches or nicks to the paint. And once the rack is fully loaded, it easily cranks back into place on the roof, ready for travel.
Dropracks offers two versions of the roof rack—the XL and Sport. The XL is designed for larger vehicles, like RVs, trucks, and SUVs and can carry a payload of up to 176 pounds. Meanwhile, the smaller Sport edition is designed for use on cars and crossovers and can carry up to 165 pounds. The two models sell for $2,575 and $2,230, respectively, and are available for preorder in the US.
For more information, visit the Dropracks website.