One of the great benefits of living in Africa is the abundance of outdoor activities available to us. Thanks to my Securi-Lid, I get to enjoy these whenever I can. My Isuzu is equipped with the Securi-Lid 218 roll top cover, the Cari-on racks.

As an avid mountain biker, I get to use these every week. The secure lock-and-go lid means I can enjoy my ride, knowing that my valuables are safely locked away. Loading and unloading my bike is a breeze and takes just minutes. I like the positioning of the bikes on the load bed, as opposed to behind the bakkie, it gives me some extra room to manoeuvre.

More than just a bike carrier

While I originally fitted the Securi-Lid for the security features, I carry tools around in the back of my bakkie for work every day, I have discovered that it is so much more. I have purchased a rooftop tent that mounts on the Securi-Lid and Cari-on racks. This has given me the opportunity to explore places I would never have tried due to their remote location. For some ideas on where to ride check out our post on upcoming MTB events in the Eastern Cape.

I also try to get a surf in from time to time and I love how easy it is to load my boards on the back and head down to my favourite spots. Again, the security aspect helps me enjoy my surf knowing that I won’t get back and find all my stuff stolen out of the bakkie as has happened to me before.

Securi-Lid 315 in action

A bit of friendly advice

I have been so happy that I have recommended the Securi-Lid to a couple of friends. While most of them use the bike racks like me, they also use them for golf trips, and even when they are doing trail runs. The one guy says that it has become standard practice for everyone to lock their valuables in his load bed while the group is out running.

Thanks to my Securi-Lid I have discovered so many parts of South Africa that I would never have thought to try before. I can happily say that it is one of the best investments I have made.