We have had a few different roof rack systems on the Defender, but they lacked space and could be difficult to attach different bits of gear to and also difficult to reconfigure when we had changing requirements for what we needed to carry on the roof. Therefore some of our requirement for a new roof rack includes, storage capacity, ease of configuration and range of configuration options, ease of use and reliability, with all this in mind and following some research and consultation with Phill and the team at APB Trading Ltd. we decided that the Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Racks & Accessories system was the perfect match for all of our requirements.

The K9 roof rack system from South African Company Eezi-Awn represents a state-of-the-art advancement in expedition-style roof rack design.

All K9 roof racks are designed and manufactured at Eezi-Awn’s own production facility and with over 36 years experience in designing roof racks for the expedition and overland markets across the globe, the team at Eezi-Awn knows what is necessary in a rack and also what features will help to take it to the next level.

One thing that is instantly apparent about the K9 system is that the system is thinner, stronger, more functional,more aerodynamic and more robust than other systems on the market. The low profile appearance is very distinctive and the designs are very well thought out and easy to understand and to install.

Eezi-Awn currently produces 4 different types of rack, a Toyota Revo specific system, Ford T6/7 specific model, a Universal ‘slide in foot type’ and a ‘removable foot type track’ that makes the k9 rack very easy to be removed leaving just the track on the vehicle.

Whether you are planning a serious expedition, family trip, an outdoor excursion or just want the vehicle to look the part the K9 rack should be your rack of choice.

The system comes with a great range of accessories, including an Alu-Box tray for securing Aluboxes to your vehicle with a minimum of effort and with a very secure attachment, a table rack-mount that fits the very cool Eezi-Awn K9 metal table, a Jerry Can holder,shower arm , spare wheel holder and much more.

The great thing about this system is its modularity, allowing it to be easily and quickly reconfigured depending on what adventures you have planned, the system has over 30 modular accessories and a commensurately massive number of potential configurations. And as with all Eezi-Awn products these systems are built to last. You can see the Eezi-Awn K9 rack with several of its accessories in our TURAS Landrover build feature video elsewhere in this feature.

These systems are available around the globe and are available in the UK via APB Trading Ltd online expedition portal store at https://www.expedition-equipment.com/ Get in touch with Phill and his team at APB to get a demo of this system and some advice on a configuration suitable for your planned adventures.

The Eezi-Awn K9 table slide is lightweight and manufactured of steel and is black powder coated. The kit comes complete with a retainer catch and mounting bolts. The table fits underneath the roof rack and slides neatly into rails that secure it in place, the rails are lined with marine carpet to ensure the table does not get easily scratched or corroded. This setup ensures that your camping table is quickly and easily accessible at all times, it’s a great use of space underneath your roof rack that would otherwise likely be wasted space.

The Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Rack AluBox Mount is a secure way to mount your AluBox to your K9 Roof Rack System. This quick fit system allows you to securely clamp a variety of Alu-box sizes to your roofrack without the fuss of tying or strapping it in place, and allows quick and easy access to your Alu-Boxes and their content, this tray can hold a variety of Alu-Box models, compatible sizes include 42L, 60L, 67L, 73L, 74L, 115L, and 120L.


Eezi-Awn K9 Single Jerry Can Holder. This unique lockable design holds one 20L jerry can and folds flat into a 60mm high flatpack when travelling without the Jerry can fitted. Another well thought out, well designed and easy to use accessory for the K9 Roof Rack System.

Eezi-Awn K9 Shower Arm – The Foldable shower arm  accessory for the K9 Roof Rack System extends 650mm past your roofrack and simply clicks on and off. It can be used at the back or side of the rack and is another versatile module of the K9 Roof Rack system.