Mazda MX5 MK1 / Miata NA Luggage Rack : Revo-Rack PA ( Polished Anodised )
Revo-Rack is a completely new type of Mazda MX5 MK1 NA Luggage Rack that eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot lid edge.
Revo-Rack has been independently tested by TUV Italy part of the global TUV testing and certification business. The rack went through speed, braking and force tests, to ISO 11154:2006 the international standard for car roof bars and the European Directive for general safety 2002/95/CE. Revo-Rack passed all these tests and is the only luggage rack for sale globally tested to this standard.
Revo-Rack PA is hand polished then anodised to create a deep lasting shine.
With the Revo-Rack no metal touches your MX5 only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack to your Mazda's boot lid.
Why a Revo-Rack Mazda MX5 MK1 NA Luggage Rack ?
No clamps on the fragile aluminum boot lid edge
Zero risk of paint damage
Tested to ISO 11154
No paint damage
Revo-Racks load carrying capacity has been rated at 45Ibs / 20kg
Not immediately obvious how to release the rack - Impossible to pull off, therefore theft is difficult.
The Rack Frame :
This MX5 MK1 luggage rack is manufactured from 25mm 6063-T5 tubing this is an aluminium and magnesium alloy ( it will never rust ) As a result the rack frame weighs only 3.6lbs/1.8kg. The cross bars are machine welded in place to ensure consistency, the rack is hand polished then anodised. Revo-Rack measures 36"x17"/ 90x42cm
The Supports :
The rack is secured to your MX5 using three 5"/12cm vacuum cups, rated by the manufacturer as capable of holding an 40lb/20kg load each. These are very different to suction cups.
Vacuum cups employ the force of atmospheric pressure to grip a surface: When a vacuum exists between the cup and the surface on which it is attached, the weight of Earth's atmosphere holds the cup in place with incredible force. Unlike suction cups that produce a vacuum as they pull away from the surface, Revo-Racks vacuum cups use a hand-actuated pump to efficiently remove air from between the rubber pad and the attaching surface thus creating a much more reliable hold. Because the full face of the pad is brought into contact with the surface, distortion is reduced, allowing the cup to be used with very little risk of damage.
Whats in the box ?
Revo-Rack frame black powder coated
3 vacuum cups
2 x luggage straps
Large black storage bag for rack frame
Small black storage bag for vacuum cups
Read Mathew's review of the Revo-Rack on his camping road trip here
"Huge shoutout to the people across the pond at Revo-Rack. They didn’t pay me or anything to endorse them, but the rack is honestly the best possible solution for adding storage capacity to the world’s favorite roadster. It left no marks and I am sure it would work well on other vehicles too. At around $300 the rack seemed expensive at first, but it worked flawlessly and even kept all that camping gear rock steady into triple digit speeds at one point. Plus it’s something that I’ll continue to use in the future. "