BACKRACK™ as Sports Racks - Work and Play in One

It’s no secret that BACKRACK™ pick-up truck racks can be used for work, but our customers often ask us if they can also be used for play. In other words, they want to know if our truck racks are as efficient in securing sports gear such as bicycles, skis, kayaks, and paddleboards as they are in securing work tools and equipment. Our answer to them is – why not? You can’t be all work, all the time!

Other sports racks

There are many varieties of sports racks available at your local automotive or sporting goods store that have been specifically designed to carry items such as bikes and kayaks on the outside of vehicles. While some designs may be better than others, the fact is that if these are the only types of items you’ll be transporting, these kinds of racks are usually sufficient.

On the other hand, tools and work equipment tend to be much heavier and you usually transport more of it. Since these items pose more of a risk both to safety and to potential damage of your vehicle, a more durable and sturdy design – such as that offered by BACKRACK™ – is needed.

So, if you already require the heavy duty support of BACKRACK™ for work, why invest in an additional rack for play?  There are many ways that BACKRACK™ truck racks and accessories can be used to help you unwind a little after a tough day (or week!) at work.

  • Bicycles – Are you the type of person who enjoys hitting trails and enjoying nature on two wheels? If the trails aren’t nearby, you’ll likely want to transport your bike inside another vehicle – like your truck. Our truck racks are large and sturdy enough to secure two to three bicycles with bungee cords. Not only will your bikes be securely held in place, but the rack will prevent them from damaging the inside of your vehicle.
  • Kayaks, Surfboards, and Paddleboards – summer is a great time for getting out on the water. The rapid rise in popularity of sports like stand-up paddleboarding or SUPing has led to all kinds of innovations for convenience including inflatable boards. But if you prefer the speed and maneuverability of old fashioned composite boards, you’ll need a way to transport them. Using a combination of a BACKRACK™ truck rack and rear bar, is the ideal way to carry your paddleboard, surfboard or kayak without having to worry about them rubbing up against your truck.
  • Skis – If you enjoy spending time at the slopes, you know how awkward it can be to carry ski equipment. And while skis take up less room than items such as bikes and kayaks, they can still be expensive and you don’t want them bouncing around in the back of your truck. Fortunately, ski equipment can easily be secured with BACKRACK™ – and depending on the width of skis you use, you may be able to add additional support with the BACKRACK™ tool holder accessory.

These are just a few of the ways that you can use BACKRACK™ for your leisure activities, and there are certainly other types of sporting equipment that we could add to the list. So whatever sporting activities you enjoy, get out there and enjoy them with BACKRACK™. If you're unsure of what truck rack to choose, contact us and we'll be ready to help you pick the right truck rack for your work and play needs. You can also visit our facebook page for more information and updates on BACKRACK™.