Experience a whole new level of convenience and ease with Dropracks, the game-changing roof rack system designed for unparalleled convenience. Unlike traditional roof racks that keep your gear out of reach, Dropracks brings everything down to a comfortable and accessible level. Its innovative design features a horizontal loading surface right next to your vehicle, streamlining the loading and unloading process.
Effortlessly load and secure all your essentials onto your car's roof with Dropracks. From kayaks and bicycles to roof boxes and tents, it's a versatile solution for any adventure. The platform's user-friendly height ensures stress-free loading and unloading, minimizing strain on your body and safeguarding your vehicle. Experience the added benefit of effortless handling even when dealing with heavy or awkward items.
Discover a new era of convenience and ease with Dropracks – where accessibility meets innovation, and loading becomes a breeze.
Kayaks and Canoes
Lifting kayaks onto the roof of a car is a challenge, especially if you are alone. Properly securing them also takes longer and is more strenuous than it should be when it is difficult to access.
With Dropracks, it is possible to load the kayaks on your own without worrying about physical strain and the risk of damaging the car. You can walk around the kayak(s) in the lowered loading position and make sure they are securely fastened with the loading straps before setting off.
Lifting bikes, especially heavier electric bikes, onto the roof of a car is associated with risk. It's easy to accidentally get a pedal stripe in the paint. On the Dropracks Sport, you can fit four bike carriers next to each other, if you mount them alternating back and forth, lengthwise - backwards.
Lifting a roof tent on and off the roof of a car on traditional roof racks can be a real strain, even when you are two people. With Dropracks, this becomes significantly easier. In addition, it is significantly easier to "slip" the roof tent on and off as needed, so you don't have to drive around with the roof tent more than necessary.
Ski box/roof boxes
In the winter, it is well known that cars often get extra dirty from snow, dust, and road salt. With Dropracks on the roof, you don't have to balance with dirty shoes in either the door frame, on the wheels, or on the trailer hitch. Lower the entire roof box down to a comfortable height without getting your clothes dirty from the car, or worrying about the zippers scratching the paint on the car.
Safety in Mind
Dropracks features automatic stainless steel locks to securely hold the rack in place, and has a visual and audible indication that the locks are properly engaged. The release buttons are large and can easily be pressed even while wearing gloves or mittens.
The integrated lifting crank has adjustable momentum to make sure you can lift heavy loads without strain on your body.
Additionally, the Dropracks Sport is tested and approved in accordance with international standards for roof racks, ensuring that it is built to withstand the toughest conditions.
Quick and easy loading and unloading from three sides
Standard T-Channel on top for attaching load carriers like skis, bikes, kayaks, roof boxes, tents and more
Horizontal loading surface for safe and easy access to your gear
Integrated lifting crank with adjustable lengths for heavy or light loads
Rubber strips on top for added friction and protection of your gear
Stainless steel click locks for quick departure
Compact and closed design in driving position for a streamlined look
Durable black anodized aluminum finish
Designed and tested in Norway for harsh conditions
Approved to international standards for roof racks
Recommendation and Size
We recommend Dropracks Sport for Station Wagons and SUVs.
Fits most passenger cars!
Additional equipment can easily be mounted on the T-track on the top of the loading surface. The T-track has standard dimensions for loading equipment and equipment holders from well-known brands such as Thule, Yakima, Atera, Packline, Rhino ++.
The T-tracks on Dropracks Sport are 130 cm long, and T-bolts can be inserted from both ends.
✓ Fits bike carriers with standard T-bolts
✓ Fits kayak carriers with standard T-bolts
✓ Fits roof boxes with standard T-bolts
✓ Fits roof bars with standard T-bolts
Vehicle roofs and types
Dropracks Sport is designed to fit passenger cars such as SUVs, station wagons, and European 7-seaters. To mount Dropracks on your car, you need four "towers/loading feet/clamps/foot sets".
Dropracks is a true international product, blending the best of Scandinavian design and German Quality Control. Developed in Norway, a country known for its rugged and beautiful landscape, Dropracks is built to withstand the toughest weather conditions.
The highest quality and reliability for your Dropracks by is ensured by trusting in the expert assembly of Hettich, a world leading German manufacturer of kinematic components, with a state-of-the-art factory in Basque region of Spain. From start to finish, your Dropracks is made with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring a product you can rely on for all your gear-hauling needs.
International shipping is made simple with Dropracks, as all duties and taxes are included in the Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) service. Unless otherwise agreed upon, you can sit back and relax knowing that your Dropracks will be delivered to you without any additional fees or hassles.
// Say goodbye to the strain and hassle of traditional roof racks and upgrade to Dropracks today!
Watch installation video and Download Installation Instructions
Video Comments Regarding Design Changes
Please note that the tiny plug inserted at 2:20 is no longer a part of the product.
Step 5 - Connecting "Back Bar"
Dropracks Generation 6 and newer has different procedure for connecting the "Back Connection Bar". The four bolts are already attached, and must be unscrewed before attached again, through the "Back Bar".
Please reffer to the instruction manual for more information step.
Download the newest version of the Instruction Manual here
Lifting Capacity: 80 kg // 176 lbs Driving Capacity: 100 kg // 220 lbs Static Capacity, Locked on roof: 350 kg // 770 lbs
Total Width: 160 cm // 63" Effectiv load width: : 150 cm // 59 " Avstand mellom T-spor: 85 cm // 33,46" Drop: 80 cm // 31" Height: 8 cm // 3,1"
Franklin D H.
A worthy read if roof rack transportation of kayaks, bikes, travel bags or construction materials interests you who may own a Jeep Gladiator, or any other vehicle for that matter.
DROPRACKS comes in three sizes, DROPRACKS Sport, DROPRACKS XL, and DROPRACKS TVE1. We purchased the DROPRACKS XL, and could have chosen the TVEX1 (for high rise vans and trucks) to get the horizontal rack even lower on the Jeep for loading and unloading, but chose not to.
I ordered the DROPRACKS XL elevating roof rack system from Norway two weeks ago for our kayaks to be transported on the roof of the SmartCap EVO on our Jeep Gladiator, especially when towing our tear drop camper. Let me stop and say, they shipped it out within a day of ordering and it was delivered by DHL 5 days later!! I searched high and low for roof rack systems that would hold two kayaks, and that would raise and lower them from the roof with no strain on our backs. I wanted a system that could be cranked by hand to raise and lower our load so Stephanie and I did not have to lift two 65 pound kayaks over our heads and also struggle to get them tied down. After hours of searching, I found this company called DROPRACKS in Norway on the web and on Face Book . It is freaking amazing!!
How the system works is that you pull the rack system outward from the stowed position (center of the roofline locked position), then you hand crank it down. Boom! Your drone. The roof rack system lowers your load down the side of the vehicle without touching it, and levels it so you can load or unload quickly, simply, and safely without hurting you or your vehicle.
Ours will hold approximately 176 pounds, or 80 Kilograms. So with both of our kayaks, we are at 130 pounds, leaving approximately 40 pounds under the max limit. Totally awesome!! This feature makes it great for the ease of loading and unloading kayaks, bikes or even lumber can be carried on it. This also allows us to transport them, along with our bikes on their separate Yakama Swing Bike Rack, with or without the tear drop. Super excited about this!! It physically places the load rack at chest height, so there is absolutely no cumbersome lifting of our kayaks.
If you are in the market for a rack system such as this, I strongly encourage you to check DROPRACKS out. Currently, they do not have a vendor in the USA. But ordering was a breeze with Dropracks directly. Currently there is no other manufacturer that makes a system as great as this, let alone able to function such as this. As they state on their website, load your gear quick, simple, and safely with Dropracks.
2022 Ford Bronco
It took us a couple of months to install the Droprack. DHL abused our shipment and both end caps were broken when the boxes arrived. Dropracks very quickly sent us replacements, but we got busy and the weather got hot. Finally today we installed the racks. It took us a little more than 2 hours to install. They look great and feel sturdy. We haven’t put the kayaks on them yet and that will be my next review.
So far working great. Love having the load at counter height. If you plan on carrying two kayaks on their belly you do need to consider that you don't have full width of the cross bars. Your usable width is minus the clearance needed for the crank to go around. This will depend upon how close to the load bar the load is.
This looks like excellent equipment. However, it would be helpful if the Dropracks website would list ALL the components, including mounting towers or adapters from third parties that would be required to fit them to a specific vehicle. I am a US customer, and there is currently no local dealer to assist with such recommendations.
We are using DropRack for a unique application. Fast Forward uses a 360 camera to capture street view data. I was looking for a solution for mounting the camera on top of a vehicle without the hassle of climbing on top of it. DropRack provided the perfect solution!
Bought a used stand on Finn.no. Unfortunately it didn't work when I got it. Jammed completely to one side. Contacted customer service who got in touch quickly. Tried to solve the problem over the phone but eventually had to send it to Trondheim. Got it back free of charge after a few days. Very satisfied with the follow-up from Dropracks and very satisfied with the rack.
From earlier I have been given a demonstration of how this roof rack, Dropracks work and similarly the info I have seen in the video. Likewise when I contacted the company in Trondheim. Can't wait to get this product installed on the car and start using it.
Fantastic roof rack that has made my everyday life much easier! They also have super customer service!
Exciting concept :-)
Kenneth Bygg & Bolilgsikring
We install a lot of doors, and dropracks help us to be able to easily lift doors onto the roof without damaging the doors and save the roof of the cars from dents, very smart product that has made our working day a little easier
Very pleased with the ease of use and very little wind noise from it! Have tested it down to minus 28 degrees and it worked fine. Should retighten bolts as some of these loosened after about 1 year. Plastic covers were a bit "brittle", and break a bit easily, otherwise very good
ROW Generation AB Tove Steinbakk Kotze
A bit expensive. But full score due to great service also when we converted to a Volvo XC70. Looking forward to putting the canoe up here