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These well made Ocean & Earth soft racks are designed to safely attach surfboards to almost any car with four doors or will work through the front doors and hatch at a push. The straps holding the rack to the car AND the straps holding the boards to the rack are both integral so you don't need to buy extra straps. Single Rack
Will fix four shortboards or two longboards to the roof of your car. Double Rack
Will fix six shortboards or two longboards and two shortboards to the roof of your MPV or Van.
QDear sirs, I have a BMW 320 touring, please, let me know which kind of soft rack I can use. I need to transport a long board (SUP). Thank you, Paolo.
AI would recommend; http://store.magicseaweed.com/FCS-Premium-SUP-Softrack/Item/17862/
QI have a 4 door VW Polo OpenAir - which has a sliding full length sunroof (soft). Can I use the Ocean Earth Rap Rax on this? I would be carrying a Bic 5'10'' Fish Pocket Rocket and an 8'4'' mini mal so would I need a single or double when considering the soft top set up?
AI wouldn't recommend using a soft rack with this car.
Qfor the question on the 3 door fiesta were would the 2nd strap be situated? through the boot door? or would 1 through the front 2 doors be sufficient?
AThe rear strap would go through the boot door.
QIs it possible to use this soft roof rack on a 3 door fiesta to support a mini mal board...????
QHi, There is quite a bit vibration noise coming from my straps and i have read in the reviews that people twist the straps to get rid of this problem. Could you please advise.
AAny roof rack strap (including hard racks) can vibrate and create noise when driving. Putting a twist in the strap can often distrupt the air flow and solve the problem and we'd definitely suggest trying it - it doesn't mean you've fitted the rack incorrectly, although you might also want to experiment with the placement of the racks and boards until you find a way to minimise it with your particular car.
perfect, that's why is so widespread
It works really well. You just have to pay attention to the loose part of the straps and where you "stick" them, so it won't make too much noise at higher speed.
Good bit of kit,well built, easy to use n looks great
Have not used them yet. Look great though!
Does exactly what is advertised: Roscoff to Hossegor, coffin boardbag, did the job
work just as i thought they would
Really great product,really easy to fit and really quick to get down.Packs up really neatly too so it can live in the boot with taking up too much room!
not enough for the highway. it's better to add some extra straps
an unexpected flat spell 5 days after delivery (which was next day!) meant I didn't get to use the rack yet!
Works really well. Only minor flaws are a slight humming when you go above 30mph, and that the straps arent quite as wide as I would like - they may not be great for your rails.
I can chuck it on the car in 2 min and it carries my surf kayak nicely, even though technically it is designed for surfboards, so clearly a versatile piece of kit - no water leaks and solid as you like on the roof! Good job!
Great product for quick set-up. But they are a little sore on the paintwork. Easily fixed by running some strips of cloth under the straps though.
If you need a soft rack then this is the soft rack you need. Simple, secure fitting and held 2 longboards on a polo 200 miles. Didn't need adjusting once. No noise, no water letting, no nonsense.
quick and easy to use, used on motorway no probs
Excellent product & also attaches to roof rails (if you have them) so you don’t need to pass the strap through the car. I had no probs @ 90mph + & would easily accommodate 2 maybe 3 boards stacked.
Dead easy to use and set up, simple and effective design holds two funboards easily enough did a hundred miles may have gone a little faster than 70 but can easily handle 70mph. Rained heavily and only let a few drips of water in. Car is a new 5dr Astra
Easy to fit and very secure
Quick and easy. the only thing i would say is the straps press against the seals on the doors and let a bit of moisture in.
Great rax fit well on my car, but i need a bit of foam to stop a ratteling nose.
I didn't buy this
Exactly what I needed for my mini-mal and a really good price aswell
I'ved used this product before and only ordered another one as after 3 years of use it was starting to fray a little - very good investment
The surf rack survived a 900 miles trip up to Thurso and stood the 100mph wind... well done! Easy to attach and detach. The plastic cover of the sponges and the strips left minor marks on the shine of the car. It is worth to put some neoprene or something soft below them to avoid negotiation with car hire company.
Drove for an hour and a half with our two brand new boards on top, first time use. Got home and they were as secure as when we set off. Think I hit 80mph on the way home too...although to be on the safe side I tried to remain at 70mph. Brilliant piece of kit, great price.
does the job
Exactly as described, all good, all happy
really easy to fit to car- packaging has clear instructions, the tip to twist the strap to stop vibration noise worked a treat. have fixed long board and short board on top to roof no problems at all! Its true that a little water leaks in when it rains- but this is to be expected as the seal on the door is compromised by the strap- this would be true for any brand of roof strap. I would buy these again or the double pack if i buy more boards.
does t it says on the tin;)
light and compact it works well for it's purpose.
Haven't used it yet.
TIME WILL TELL
not used yet - looks fine though
Great product. Now there's enough room for me not to have to sit in the boot!
ocean earth rap rax /single;great product easy to use,wind noise ceased by twisting straps as advised,couldent fault it.
Only snag is that the boards do not go on as tightly as I'd like. Had a longboard on the other day and it was moving around a bit. This could be solved by using a regular strap or two to go over the whole lot, so it's not a huge problem.
Very good rack but is a lot more difficult to get tight than my last one.
tried it out and its working fantastic. Great invention.
like the straps rather than the big roof rack
Well handy. An instant roof rack in a bag.
quite simple and easy
very handy for smaller cars
great product, easy to use, very secure.
safe and secure while keeping the surfboards protected. Set up and set down time perfect for the short notice surfer
Great item, does exactly what you want . . . surfing made easy!
all u need in a soft rack, helps if u have back windows
the silver surfer
My ONLY criticism was that on the way home they scuffed the paintwork around the doors (I drive a company car) and had to t-cut the scuffs away.
jon, jon the surfer.....person
It looks good. I havent got a 5 door car so cant try it out yet. I got it for going on holiday. Im hoping it will work for any 5 door rented car.
Alistair James Macpherson
Have not used it yet but looks up to the job
1/3 Of the price of a hard roof rack. Just what i need for transporting my surfboards!
Like the built in straps.
Sorry just not quite what I was after
Not used yet
I'd rarely take surf advice from a grommet, but my mate didn't let me down! Works well and easy to install.
Rory O Donovan
Nice flexible way to get my board to more surf spots!
spot on, easy to use and just what i wanted
been wanting one for ages and these item is so good.....thanks
lets water in my car, and soaks my seats but thats expected!
I found it fine but a friend of mine said that the straps should be thicker for longdistance driving, which I didn't know.
Great bit of kit.
Superb alternitive to a permenant roofrack. Unfortunatly for me, my car is a 1982 Citron Dyane with a soft top, it still works as it should, but its a bit dodgy. So if you have a soft top maybe its best to get something permentant!
works great, even on a 3 door
Will definately be ordering stuff again. Thanx Ben. Cheers Chris. N,Wales
quick to put on and take off,
Great product, nice and easy to handle.
Mike Anthony Bosman
The product came extremly quickly, perfect service. I would definately use Magic Seaweed to order from again.
does what it says on the tin!! very secure on roof easy to fit and can be changed between cars etc.
Looks the part. Have not used it yet as the trip to Fuerteventura is in September, but a first glance the product looks as described on the internet and seems as though it will be easy to use. Sturdy too!!!
Very easy to use, but noisy
Exactly what I hoped to receive
Saved the interior of my car, which looks like a sandy, wax-smeared garbage can - 'til now!
This works really well, didn't budge in 200 miles...
bought as present so no feedback from me!
Looked complicated to put together from instructions but piece of p*ss once i took out of box and put on car!!
Ty - Greenock
Haven't got to use it yet :( though looks grand
Do just what they say on the tin
Not sure this is what I wanted, may have jumped the gun. A bit worried about it denting my roof, so haven't tried it yet :(
Looks fine but I havent tried it out yet (soft roof rack, O&E)
have not been able to use it yet- tore a hamstring at a surf lesson. out of action for a while. The thing looks good.
it got my board to the waves, enough said!
Mr Jamie Clarke
Better than any other straps Ive used.
Received it in excellent condition. Works as expected. An excellent low-cost option if you don't have a roof rack.
Recommended by my friend who didn't let me down.
Quick and easy to use, good build quality means it should last a fair while too.
Haven't used it yet but am looking forward to it. Seems to be ok.
Class product exactly what i was looking for, quick n easy to use, ready to surf in 5mins.
Excellent, very impressed
Looks good, however possibly can;t use it as my car has roof gutters - something that the blurb doesn't mention in your description, but is clearly labelled on the product. As I left it to the last minute to buy them before I went on holiday, it rather messed up my plans for taking my board. However, will keep them because 1. as I was on holiday could not return them to you within the stipulated time, and 2, they may well come in handy at some future date. So not a complete disaster, but it might be handy if you mention in your info about the product, that they are not suitable for cars with roof gutters!
Fits a hijet van, very easy to install, great for two longboards with strap to spare for more.
Check your car doesn't have one of those small central-mounted roof aerials first ;)
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