Britpart Launching Roof Racks at the Double…

Originally Published: March 2014

Britpart is now offering Safety Devices’ Explorer roof racks, which offers the choice of being fitted to the rain gutters of a Land Rover Defender, or alternatively clamped to one of the same company’s roll cages. The racks are of a heavy-duty steel construction and come grit-blasted and black powder-coated over a zinc-enriched primer undercoat.

The manufacturer says the racks can normally be used to mount roof tents without a floor, though a marine ply non-slip fitment is available as an option if you want it. You can also buy separate cross-rails for extra support, or to use solus for attaching lighter tents, cargo boxes and so on.

Various other options cover the length of the racks’ luggage rails, and you can also add a ladder to help you get up there in the first place. That’s unless you’re buying a rack for a 110/130 Double-Cab, for obvious reasons; the rest of the range covers Hard-Top and Station Wagon versions of both the 90 and 110, and the whole lot can be found at your local dealer by visiting

There’s no need to feel left out if yours is a Discovery 3 or 4, either. That’s because Britpart has also just launched this ProSpeed rack for that vehicle – and since the company describes it as ‘the most advanced roof rack in the world,’ you can safely assume they reckon it’s pretty good.

Despite weighing a paltry 21kg, the rack has a carrying capacity of 200kg. CNC-made and robot-welded, it has a three-layer powder-coated finish and an ABS plastic leading edge that’s shaped to keep both noise and aerodynamic interruptions to a minimum.

With a choice of 66 stainless steel boxes on the way to let you tailor the rack’s carrying ability to your own needs, Britpart is happy to describe it as ‘expedition-ready.’ It’s not cheap, with an RRP of £999, but it promises to give you exactly what you pay for.


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