Easy On and Easy Off
A soft roof rack is super easy to use. It requires no tools and anyone can do it! You basically buckle the pads to the roof of your car and rest your board (or boards – a soft rack can handle multiple boards) on the pads, securing them with the straps. Easy peasy!
If you’ve looked into SUP roof racks, you’ll know that soft racks are the more affordable option by far. Hard racks cost at least twice the amount of our SUP Soft Roof Rack. So a soft rack is a great option for someone who would like a roof rack without having to invest too much money.
Can Be Used On Multiple Vehicles
Do you have more than one vehicle? Would you like the option of using your racks on your friend’s car? Do you rent or do car share? Then soft roof racks are the obvious answer. Because they are not permanently fixed to a vehicle, they can be used on pretty much any sedan, minivan, SUV, etc.
Portable and Easy to Store
Soft racks are small, light, and compact. You can tuck them away in seconds, toss them in your trunk, or pop them into your Roller Backpack so they are ready to be used at any time. This is especially great for travellers who might need them for a taxi or rental car.
Better Suited to Local Adventures
If you are planning to drive fast, you might want to opt for a hard rack. While a soft rack is an easy and quick racking system, the hard rack is ideal for those want to travel on highways. Soft racks are typically rated for speeds of anywhere from 55 to 80 mph. So if you plan on driving faster than this, a soft rack might not be the choice for you.
You Might Forget Them
Have you ever left something on your roof and then driven away? It can happen. Because soft racks are so light and portable, you might forget to take them off your roof. Whoops!
Straps Go In the Car
One small disadvantage of a soft rack is that the straps have to loop inside the vehicle to secure them. Most people don’t mind this, as the straps sit high towards the ceiling of your vehicle, but not everyone is a fan of having the straps inside. If you happen to be out on a rainy day, small amount of water can drip into your vehicle via the strap.