Roof Rack Guide | Aluminess

Roof Racks

At Aluminess, we’re driven by the desire to create meaningful connections through unforgettable adventures. We believe your equipment shouldn’t limit you, but rather enable the greatest experiences of your life. Whether it’s a weekend beach getaway, an epic cross-country road trip, or venturing off-road for wild overlanding experiences, we’ve got you covered.

For 20 years, we’ve pioneered the Overland movement with our lightweight, non-corrosive aluminum products, redefining the look and performance of overland vehicles. From our humble beginnings in Dave Hoskins’ driveway to manufacturing in Santee, California, we’re proud to continue producing locally.

We’ve built friendships, organized epic events, and brought overlanding to thousands of people. Today, we remain committed to our roots—bringing people together and creating unforgettable adventures.

Join us and let’s make memories that will last a lifetime.





The Cruiser

Our Cruiser Rack is the perfect entry-level product for adventurers who want to take their journeys to the next level. Introduced at the Overland Expo West 2023 with its easy self-installation and maximum versatility, this roof rack is designed to accommodate pretty much any roof layout. And with two different Flooring Panels available, you can rest assured that the Cruiser Rack is the right choice – no matter where your vent is located.

But the Cruiser Rack is more than just a functional product – it’s a companion that’s built to join you on your adventures. Our Flooring Panels feature our innovative, patent pending FrontLoader system, which provides the most versatility in the market and is fully compatible with our entire accessory line. This means that you can customize your Cruiser Rack to fit your specific needs, whether you’re securing solar panels or transporting only a few accessories.

The Explorer

At Aluminess, we’re all about creating unforgettable adventures – and our Explorer Roof Rack is no exception. Designed with the adventurous explorer in mind, this rack is built to take you off the beaten path and into the unknown. With integrated lighting solutions like driving lights and load lights for your campground, you can navigate any terrain with ease, no matter how dark it gets.

Our load lights feature a proprietary, patent pending design that’s specifically built to withstand the challenges of the outdoors. We know that branches and other obstacles can be tough on lights that stick out. So, we’ve taken extra steps to ensure that your load lights remain in pristine condition – no matter where your adventures take you.

In addition to its rugged durability, the Explorer Roof Rack also features internal wire routing and follows the curved windshield for a clean, streamlined look. We believe that every detail matters when it comes to creating meaningful connections through unforgettable adventures – and this rack is no exception.

We offer the Explorer Roof Rack with two different forward-facing lights to fit your needs, either with a Baja Design OnX6 curved light bar or the Baja Design Linkable lights.

The Touring

The Touring Roof Rack is the ultimate companion for those who crave the open road. Designed specifically for epic cross-country road trips, this rack is here to turn your dreams into reality. With its lowered front loop, the Touring Roof Rack offers unparalleled flexibility in attaching a wide range of forward-facing lights, ensuring optimal visibility during nighttime travels. From sleek straight light bars to rugged safari-inspired lights, this rack can securely hold any kind of lighting setup you desire.

In addition to its versatility with lights, this custom-built roof rack features raised rails on the passenger, driver, and back sides. These raised rails provide extra security for your gear, ensuring it stays in place while you conquer the miles ahead. As with all our custom racks, the Touring Roof Rack is meticulously designed to accommodate your specific vent and roof layout, ensuring a seamless fit and installation process.

We understand the thrill of the open road and the desire for unforgettable adventures. The Touring Roof Rack embodies our commitment to quality, functionality, and style, enabling you to embark on your cross-country journey with confidence. So, get ready to hit the road and make memories that will last a lifetime with the Touring Roof Rack as your trusted companion.

The Weekender

The Weekender Roof Rack, is the ultimate companion for your outdoor adventures – especially on weekends. Whether you’re heading to the beach, hitting the trailhead, or conquering the mountains, this rack is designed to transport your gear and your friends’ gear with ease. With its double loop railing, hence it’s old name Double Loop, that expands around the entire rack, you can trust that everything is securely stored, giving you peace of mind throughout your adventure.

Our custom-built Weekender Roof Rack is engineered to accommodate any kind of vent opening, making it compatible with pretty much any vent and roof layout. Its low-profile railing not only adds a sleek and stylish touch to your vehicle but also keeps your overall height within reason.

As the rack that started it all, the Weekender Roof Rack holds a special place in our legacy. It embodies our commitment to creating memorable experiences and forging meaningful connections through unforgettable adventures. So, gear up and let the Weekender Roof Rack be your trusted companion on every remarkable journey you embark upon.