Struggling to decide between an ULTI Rack or ULTI Bars? Here are a few facts to help you make up your mind.

ULTI Rack vs ULTI Bars

  ULTI Rack ULTI Bars
 Style  Built up gallery rack Individual Bars
 Extras Click and Lock mechanism Free Load Stops
 Rear Roller  Ladder Roller included Ladder Roller added extra
 Bars  Additional bars available 2, 3, or 4 bars available

When choosing external storage solutions for their van most people have a style in mind. The key difference between the ULTI Rack and the ULTI Bars is the design. The ULTI Rack with it's built up side channels and rear roller is designed to distribute the load evenly and allow for carrying a more versatile load. The innovative click and lock design, allows for one of the quickest gallery roof rack installations on the market. By minimising the number of fixings and bolts, the click and lock design allows the floating bars to be positioned wherever they are required.

The ULTI Bars, with it's individual bars allows for a lower profile roof system. It's T-track design enables the load stops and other accessories to be easily removed as and when they are needed. If at first you purchase only a 2 bar system, but later decide your need is for more, extra bars can be added (vehicle dependant). A rear ladder roller can be added as an additional extra to assist with the loading and unloading of ladders, this also helps reduce damage to the rear of the vehicle.

ULTI Rack Review

"Happy with my purchase of my vanguard roof rack it was simple to put together and very sturdy really pleased thank you vanguard" - David Court

Van Guard Roof Rack

ULTI Bar Review

"Purchased a set of ULTI Bars from Elex Coventry this year. Fantastic service arrived by courier the next morning. The bars were very simple to fit and are well made and robust in design. The included load stops were also very easy to fit. Very please so far with the bars."  - James Hiatt

Van Guard Roof Bar

With more similarities than difference the decision of ULTI Rack or ULTI Bar ultimately comes down to personal preference. Both systems are quick and easy to fit with a fitting time of under one hour (see instructions) and have been crash tested to 20G. The brackets and fixings for both the ULTI Rack and the ULTI Bar have been designed for specific van models. To ensure you purchase the correct van roof rack head over to our shop by vehicle form, this will select the products that are available for your vehicle make and model.

Brand new to 2022, we have released the ULTIRack+. Please click here to find out more.