1. Roof Rack
  2. Malone
  3. Complete Roof Systems
Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack - Inflatable - 180 lbs

Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack - Inflatable - 180 lbs

Item # MPG452
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $98.95
You Save: 10%
Roof Rack
Orders above $99 qualify for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
In Stock
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed


This inflatable roof rack lets you transport a kayak, SUP, ladder, or other equipment on your vehicle's roof. Puncture-resistant air tubes create a protective cushion of air between the roof and your load. Storage tote and pump included. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Malone. Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack - Inflatable - 180 lbs part number MPG452 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (1)
  • Q & A (10)
  • Videos (1)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Malone Roof Rack - MPG452

  • Malone
  • Complete Roof Systems

This inflatable roof rack lets you transport a kayak, SUP, ladder, or other equipment on your vehicle's roof. Puncture-resistant air tubes create a protective cushion of air between the roof and your load. Storage tote and pump included.


  • Inflatable roof rack makes it easy to carry a kayak, ladder, skis, or similarly sized gear on your vehicle with a naked roof
    • Great for use on rental vehicles while traveling
  • Puncture-resistant air tubes create a thick, protective cushion of air between the roof and your gear
    • 3-Ply nylon construction protects against leaks
    • Manual pump lets you fill the carrier in less than a minute
  • 5 Integrated D-rings provide anchor points for securing your gear to the carrier
  • 2 Load straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your carrier
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation with door straps and buckles - no tools required
    • Simply run straps through the interior of the vehicle and secure with integrated buckles
  • Included tote bag stores carrier, straps, bow/stern tie-downs, and pump


  • Minimum carrier spread: 27-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 180 lbs
  • Inflated dimensions (each): 37" long x 9" wide x 4" tall
  • Load straps: 10' long
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • 2-Year warranty

MPG452 Malone Handy Rack Inflatable Roof Rack for Stand-Up Paddleboards - Naked Roof

Installation Details MPG452 Installation instructions

California residents: click here

Video of Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack - Inflatable - 180 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Malone HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Malone HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack, part number MPG452.The Malone HandiRack Roof Rack is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, and it's very easy to install and very easy to transport. You can carry your kayaks, your canoes, your standup paddleboards, your surfboards, or normal household items such as ladders.Unlike most roof racks which require clamps or some sort of mounting system on your roof, this one just has a single strap that wraps around the inside and straps the top portion of the rack to your roof. The pads are made from a 3-ply nylon construction and have a carrying capacity of 180 pounds, but you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand those weights.It does come with two straps to secure your loads to the roof, however for both kayaks and canoes which require bow and stern tie-downs, these are sold separately. It has these convenient air nozzles for easy inflation.Since your items are going to be sitting on these inflated pads as opposed to your aero bars or your square bars, these are going to prevent scratches and abrasions from getting onto the hulls of your kayak or your standup paddleboards. The rack does have a low profile design to it which is going to maximize your fuel efficiency, and it does also have these five D-links on each one of the pads. This is going to serve as your tie-down points for your accessories.It comes with the two pads that you see here, the straps, and also the pump to inflate these when needed.

And when you're finished using the inflatable roof rack system, it does come in a convenient bag that you can place in your trunk so it's ready for next time.When comparing the HandiRack to other products, one that comes up is going to be the Yakima EasyTop, part number Y07418. Both of these strap to the car in the same fashion, and as far as the economic choice, that's going to be the Yakima which is slightly cheaper than the Malone HandiRack. For weight capacity, that's going to go to the Malone with a 180 pound capacity while the Yakima has an 80 pound capacity. However, for ease of use that's going to go towards the Yakima because you don't have to go through the added hassle of having to inflate or deflate once you're starting or stopping putting it on your roof like you would with the Malone. But as far as storage is concerned, that's going to go to the Malone, because unlike the Yakima once you do deflate it, everything folds down into a convenient carrying size and you can put it in the trunk of your vehicle without taking up too much space as you would with the Yakima.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the roof rack, let's go ahead and show you how it installs.

We've already installed our front pad up here, and before we install our rear pad we're going to take a rag and some soap and water and make sure that we clean off the roof. This is mainly so it doesn't slide all over the place once we install it.Once you open up the box this is pretty much what you're going to find. We're going to have the carrying bag for everything once you're finished using it. We'll have the two straps to cinch down your surfboard or standup paddleboard once you have it installed. We'll have the air pump for the roof rack, and of course the actual roof rack itself that you're going to be setting on your vehicle.When placing our rear inflatable pad on our vehicle we're going to measure back from the center of our first one to a certain point, and we're going to go ahead and open up our doors and set it in place.

We'll take our pad and we'll set it into place for now, making sure the HandiRack is facing towards the front. Then we'll do our measurement here real quick. We're also going to make sure that it's even on both sides. We'll take the strap and we'll throw it inside the car, bring it up, route it through our little buckle here, pull it nice and tight. Then we'll feed it through again here to keep it as straight as possible.

We'll pull it as tight as we can, being sure to keep it even on both sides. We'll tie off our excess. All right, and then we'll open up our plugs and get our air pump.We'll choose which nozzle end we want to use. We're going to go with this one. We're going to press it in our nozzle, then using the included pump we'll just pump it up. You can see it's inflating up pretty fast there. Push the nozzle back down like so, and we'll repeat this for our other side. With both of them pumped up now we can grab our gear and load it up.All right, before we install our accessory, we're going to take our included strap and we're actually going to run it through our D-links here all the way around, so our accessory's going to sit on top and then we'll wrap the straps above it.And pull our buckles around, and to avoid scratches and abrasions on our hull we're going to keep the buckles away from the actual kayak. And pull as tight as we can, and we'll do this for the rear as well. Now we can tie off the excess, and we're also going to get some bow and stern tie-downs for this kayak, which are sold separately, and you can find those on etrailer.com.Now when removing these and putting these away for storage, once you have them off the vehicle we'll go ahead and take our caps here, removing our tops like so. Then going to either side of the nozzle you squeeze in which will open up the valve. Just push down until it's fully deflated. Now we'll take our hook and loop fasteners, hook them together like so, then we'll grab our other roof rack and so the same thing, and then we'll put them in our storage bag.And there you have it for the Malone HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack, part number MPG452.

Customer Reviews

Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack - Inflatable - 180 lbs - MPG452

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

This inflatable roof rack lets you transport a kayak, SUP, ladder, or other equipment on your vehicle's roof. Puncture-resistant air tubes create a protective cushion of air between the roof and your load. Storage tote and pump included.

- MPG452

It is a good product. I used it for years. Unfortunately I left it in my Jaguar for about a year and when I took it out to use(I live in Florida) the straps disintegrated. Every time I pulled on them they broke apart with 10 pound force. The top of my car is fine but if you ever do use this product don't leave it in your trunk, take it out after use. Heat kills it. Also there is a warning of cancer. I'm not positive what that is about but the dust from disintegrated straps can't be good. Much like the space shuttle tires when they touch down to Earth. Anyway...a really good product if you don't want to add something permanent to your cool car.(Always make sure straps are tight and don't wobble for your fellow car mates :) 544751


Ask the Experts about this Malone Roof Rack

  • Will Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack Fit 2006 Ford F-250
    Yes, due to universal design of the Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack # MPG452 it will fit your 2006 Ford F-250. This also includes bow and stern straps for securing a kayak as well. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Will Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack Fit 2014 Honda CR-V
    The Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack - Inflatable # MPG452 is a universal fit which will absolutely fit on your 2014 Honda CR-V. In regards to the straps on this rack coming apart, that was in fact due to how it was stored. The manufacturer has detailed in the linked instructions - part of which I have cut out - that it needs to be removed, deflated and stored appropriately. That means it needs to be dry and away from extreme heat or cold, because it doesn't have the strength...
    view full answer...
  • What Roof Kits are Compatible with the Lexus RX 350?
    I have a solution for you, but manufacturers do not offer a permanent kit for a Lexus RX 350 without flush side rails. You do have options for a naked roof. These are the Malone Handi-Rack, part # MPG452 and the Darby Turbo-Single Rack, part # DTA968. The Malone Handi-Rack is an inflatable rack system that allows for you to quickly add roof racks to your vehicle. They Include 5 anchor points on the vehicle. It also includes a hand pump for quick and easy inflation. The Darby Turbo-Rack...
    view full answer...
  • Can 2 Kayaks Fit on the Malone HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack # MPG452
    The Malone HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack # MPG452 is 37 inches long so in all likelihood you would only be able to get one kayak on this system. Another option is to use 2 of the Darby Turbo racks, # DTA968, and then use the BigStack # Y04041 to hold the kayaks on their sides.
    view full answer...
  • Will Malone HandiRack Roof Rack Fit 2017 Chevy Spark
    Yes, the Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack # MPG452 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the roof of your 2017 Chevy Spark as it fits all vehicles with naked roofs basically.
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Soft Roof Rack for Surf Board Transport Around Sun Roof
    The Malone HandiRack Universal Fit Roof Rack # MPG452 would be a good option for you. It is not recommended to put weight on your sunroof so arranging this around that as much as possible would be encouraged. This is a great option for short trips, but is not recommended for long distance trips.
    view full answer...
  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Options for 2011 Toyota Sienna Base Model Without Siderails
    For your 2011 Toyota Sienna without siderails, the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack - Vacuum Cup Mount - 48" Long # 298-SX6000 is a great option. It uses vacuum mounts that each have a 210 lbs pull strength rating. Then you can use the SUP and Surfboard Pads for SeaSucker Monkey Bars - 19-1/2" Long - Qty 2 # 298-SA1022 along with the Cam Buckle Tie-Down Straps for SeaSucker Monkey Bars - 1" Wide x 10' Long - Qty 2 # 298-SA0010. This is a very strong system able to handle highway speeds...
    view full answer...
  • Comparing the Malone Inflatable Roof Racks Part # MPG452 and Part # MPG453
    The Malone HR20 Inflatable Roof Rack part # MPG453 and the Malone HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack part # MPG452 are both very similar alternatives to a traditional roof rack. A few key points to make is that the HandiRack has a weight capacity of up to 180 lbs whereas the HR20 can only support up to 44 lbs. The HandiRack also comes with both bow and stern tie-downs and the HR20 does not. With that being said either one would work for you but the the HandiRack will offer a greater margin...
    view full answer...
  • How To Secure an Inflatable Kayak to a Bare Roof
    If you wanted to use the Malone Deluxe Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # MPG152 then you would need to secure the foam pads to the roof in addition to running a strap though the pad to secure the kayak because the bow and stern tie-downs would most likely not provide enough force to keep the kayak secure. That said, we do offer the SportRack Foam Block Roof Kayak Carrier part # SR5527 which is designed for bare roofs. The other option you have would be to use the Malone HandiRack...
    view full answer...
  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendations for a 2004 Mercedes C240
    To safely carry your 2 kayaks on your 2004 Mercedes C240 you will first need a roof rack since the vehicle does not have one. The most cost effective option that fits your vehicle is # RRRS159 for 2-door models or # RRRS157 for 4-door models. With a roof rack installed you could then use the J-style carrier # S512 which by itself holds one kayak. But it can hold 2 kayaks by adding the expansion arm # RRS512X. The carrier has a capacity of 99 pounds.
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Roof Rack?

  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality roof rack for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate roof rack information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Video Edited:
Zack K
Expert Research:
Michael H
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Edited by:
Daron K
Video by:
Jonathan Y
Written by:
Jonathan S
Updated by:
Jessie B
Updated by:
Isabelle B

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.