High Quality Straps for Roof Rack in Australia

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Yakima Hood Anchor

Our Hood Anchor creates a secure attachment point at your hatch, rear door or hood for bow and stern tie downs. Sold in pairs, they're highway-speed strong, coated to protect your vehicle's paint job, and super easy to use - just drop them in place.

$35.00 AUD

Kayak Bow and Stern Tie Downs

Make carrying your boat highway safe with these bow/stern tie downs. Forget about tying knots, these tie downs feature handy ratchet pulleys that are easy to use and are corrosion resistant. They're also great for securing non-nautical loads like ladders or lumber.

$79.00 AUD

Yakima Anchor Ties

Creates up to two mounting points for Bow/Stern tie-downs on vehicles without easy access mounting points.

$25.00 AUD

Yakima Boat Strap Kit

Includes two cam buckle straps, two bow/stern tie-down straps with plastic bumper guards, and two steel s-hooks.

$55.00 AUD

Yakima Heavy Duty Straps

Getting your gear onto your rack isn't complete until you've secured it. This pair of super strong box-stitched 4.9 m straps include soft, rubber-coated buckles to protect your boat and gear from scratches. Check out our RipCords for a more secure, locking solution.

$59.00 AUD

Everything You Need to Know About Roof Rack Straps

If you’re about to go on a week-long camping, kayaking, or surfing trip, the key to fully enjoying the experience is to have everything you need in your truck. With quality roof rack straps, that is more than possible.

What Are Roof Rack Straps

Roof rack straps are designed to keep your kayak, surfboard, camping gear, or other equipment safe and secure on top of your car’s roof rack.

Because there are lots of ways to make an SUV or pickup truck capable of carrying your outdoor equipment like boards and kayaks, you probably don’t think you need to get one. Yet due to their numerous advantages, straps for roof racks are especially beneficial. Here are some of the rewards you can look forward to:

Safe and reliable. Most straps for roof racks are made of weather-resistant, low-stretch or no-stretch, and non-abrasive webbing material -- making them very strong.  Because your gear is secured in place, you can transport it safely, and without worrying that it might fall off your car as you’re driving in areas with heavy traffic. 

Easy to use. The straps also help make it so much faster and easier for you to load or offload larger equipment with and without a lot of manpower. You don’t need special attachments to get them to work; just tie them around your roof racks and your item, and you’re good to go.

Can be used in different ways. Roof rack straps have a variety of fittings, which is why you can use them in several applications. They can fit with different hooks, eye bolts, extensions, and many others -- proving that they are far from being a one-trick pony.

Types of Roof Rack Straps

The evolving features of roof rack straps have significantly changed the way people carry their outdoor equipment. Depending on what you need, there are a variety of straps that you can choose from. Here are four of the most common ones:

Anchor Straps

This unique kind of roof rack strap is characterized by round pipes on each end. The strap is wrapped around your gear and the roof rack, with the tube acting as an anchor which prevents it from slipping. Additionally, you can use the tube to tuck away any loose straps or tie another object to it.

Quick Loop Straps

This versatile roof rack strap typically has a loop at the end that functions as an anchor. Quick loop straps provide smooth tying down along with tight security for your equipment -- making it quite popular among its users.

Ratchet Straps

These straps mount to your roof racks and can be tightened with a ratchet to be extra secure, during transport. These ratchets are usually designed with high-grade webbing and PE-coated steel hooks for durability.

Cam Buckle Straps

One of the most popular straps for loading kayaks and camping gear, buckle straps are especially helpful for heavy-duty use. These straps come with a buckle protector made from TPV rubber to protect your equipment. At the same time, they have a lashing capacity of up to 225 kg.

Locking Straps

If you need a roof rack strap that keeps most objects in place while maintaining their tightness, then locking straps are perfect for you! This strap works by using a loop and a buckle to prevent theft. 

Heavy-duty straps

This one is best for carrying larger objects, such as kayaks or even ATVs. This strap is capable of holding thousands of pounds and keeping your gear secure at the same time.

How to Choose the Best Roof Rack Straps

When making the choice of which roof rack strap to buy, there are some things that need to be considered. You would initially want to confirm if the strap you’re getting is compatible with the roof rack of your car before considering other crucial details.

Below are a few other factors that you should look into before purchasing a roof rack strap:

Weight capacity

Roof rack straps come in different weight capacities -- often measured in strength rating. So whether you’re going to use them as surfboard straps or for something much heavier, it’s important that you get the size appropriate for your equipment’s heaviness. 


If you’re someone who often brings a kayak during trips, then anything other than a heavy-duty strap wouldn’t be suitable. Learning how to tie a kayak to a roof rack should be a lot easier if you use the correct strap for the task -- unless you’re already pretty good at it.


Lastly, decide how much you’re willing to spend. Straps that have special features are normally priced higher compared to the standard ones given that they’re also more sturdy and effective.


Finally, make sure that your straps are suitable for your specific roof racks. Some straps mount to roof rack channels that fit only certain types of roof rack bars. Check before you buy to make sure you won’t be returning any items.

Get Your Roof Rack Straps at Roof Rack & Towbar World

With an assortment of roof rack straps to choose from, we are a one-stop shop for your roof rack and outdoor necessities! Our catalogue includes the most popular and high-quality brands in the industry. And we only work with the best manufacturers as we only want the best for our clients.

Our team is also trained to provide exemplary service -- from start to finish. Give us a call at 02 8999 8878 once you’re ready to order. You can also visit us at our Artarmon and Burwood stores.

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