Thanks to the Internet, you don’t need spend a whole lot just to be able to carry more in a car. In the past, to carry more, you either have to upsize your ride or you could install a roof rack which could cost hundreds of dollars. Well, with The Stowaway Roof Rack you don’t have to do either. When not in use, The Stowaway can be, well, stowaway in the truck taking up a footprint no bigger than a shoebox. In time of needs, it can be easily installed, tool-free, on the roof or on the trunk. A basic set, known as the Stowaway Duo, comes with two specially designed blocks and a set of small and large straps. A patent-pending method ensures the blocks lay flush against the roof, thereby minimizing noise and vibration commonly associated with temporary roof racks.
The blocks are pretty clever too and deserve some mentions. They are made of durable ABS material and features protective rubber strips for traction and also to prevent them from scratching the roof of the vehicle. Each block has a series of blocks (hence, the reference: blocks) with anti-slip rubber pads, narrow and wide slots, along with threaded inserts, that allow for a variety of items, ranging from skis to planks to existing accessories, to be secured on them. And it is totally scalable too. All you have to do is add more blocks to expand the holding surface area and at the end of the day when you are done using it, it can be easily removed and stowaway in the trunk so that the car can return to its original streamline look. Now, to that, we say, brilliant!
The fact that The Stowaway Roof Rack is super compact is what draws us to it. I mean, surely you want something like that but at the same time you do not want something that takes up the entire trunk space, right? If you are keen, you can pick up the The Stowaway Roof Rack as a pre-order over at Kickstarter for $50 for the Duo, or $95 for the Quad, which comes with four blocks and four large straps. Continue reading to find the product pitch video to learn more.
Images courtesy of Daniel Haarburger.
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