S+S Roof Bar
S+S Roof Bar
S+S Roof Bar
S+S Roof Bar
S+S Roof Bar
S+S Roof Bar
S+S Roof Bar

S+S Roof Bar


A minor change to the recipe for all who've been patiently waiting on this one, perhaps with a little more spice, either-way its fundamentally the same dish from the best chefs in the kitchen we reckon with a bit more.

A big moment for us here at S+S and a fair few years in the pipeline, a product that we are proud to release not only due its physical form but also the journey it's taken us on, in the sense of ethical and sustainable production. We took away rather than added, and worked closer to home in all senses, the result being a light, strong, low slung, yet functional product with a long life expectancy and a guilt free production process. 

A nod to the traditional commercial van, where functionality over fashion prevails, our vision did away with the longitudinal rails and utilised a simple bracket and bar setup. Strong textured steel for the legs and extruded aluminium for the bars. Hardy and raw yet low-key and elegant. The bolts and hardware come from the marine industry, where they'd more commonly be found fastening hardware to the deck of the boat for a harsh life at sea, all marine grade stainless and all designed to pass the test of time. 

The project has been deliberately executed utilising skilled labour sourced close to home, with no piece of this puzzle coming further than 100 miles from our studio. As we continue our work on the oceans health and single use plastic, we are incredibly proud to produce this product with a zero petroleum based materials sheet. No plastic. A first for such a product in our industry.

While not necessarily being the most cost effective production method this is something we have deliberately actioned as we become more aware of how we consume, produce and track our carbon footprint. It is our duty to you to stand true to our founding principles. Producing innovative products with a keen eye on our environment. We are proud to be working within these parameters while producing our very own roof bar kit.

We have designed this product to naturally work in harmony with all our other products, sitting directly over our awning C channels and fitting with our roof bar pads and other roof related accessories. While we have designed this kit and numerous other products around the T5 / T6 platform we do consider this, along with our other products fairly universal. If you don't have a T5 chassis and the roof of your vehicle isn't very 'domed' and has a thread insert for a bolt there is a good chance this kit will fit. If in doubt probably best to shoot a mail to info@stitchesandsteel.com

We're stoked to be throwing in our purpose built Aero pads too.

Essential for hauling oversized accessories that don't quite fit inside the van. More aerodynamic than traditional pads and with our High Density foam, these Aero pads are a whole lot more thought out than traditional pads. Transport your surfboards, Sups, Kayaks and anything else that you can't squeeze in the van with these 18-inch wide rack pads with upper padding and a sleek, oversized hook-and-loop closure holding them snuggly in place. Enhanced economy and significantly reduced windage and noise. 

Roof Bar Pads x2


  • Dimensions: 27"
  • Grunty Hook and loop closure 
  • 600d polybacked UV material 
  • Aero shape for enhanced economy and noise reduction
  • Sold in pairs
  • One size fits all
  • Perfect fit on S+S bars

Option: Single Roof Bar x1
Mild steel and aluminium. Sold as a single bar, designed to fit all variants of the Volkswagen T5 + T6 chassis platform.
Option: Roof Bars Set x2
Mild steel and aluminium. Sold as a pair, designed to fit all variants of the Volkswagen T5 + T6 chassis platform including the caddy

The roof racks fit both LWB and SWB variants and have all the necessary hardware to bolt straight on, no drilling required. Download fitting instructions here.


  • Made from an extruded anodised aluminium
  • Internal mounting track for accessories
  • 55kg weight per bar
  • Bar length 1380mm Long
  • Fits directly to roof fixture points or gutter, fixtures & fittings supplied
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Come with x2 Aero pads