The Best Canopies for Your Toyota Hilux
There’s a lot to love about the Toyota Hilux; after all, it’s the ultimate vehicle for work, play and everything in-between. The only thing that would make your Hilux even more suitable for versatile day jobs and jam-packed weekends would be the perfect canopy. Luckily, we know a thing or two about canopies here at Great Racks. So, you can count on us to give you the low-down on choosing the ideal option to transform your trusty ute from top-tier to god-tier in an instant.
Here are some of our best tips for choosing the perfect Hilux canopy:
When it comes to choosing the perfect canopy for your Toyota Hilux, you’d want to make sure that you’re sourcing it from a local manufacturer, rather than some bloke overseas. After all, Hilux canopies that are designed and made right here in Australia promise to resist against the harsh weather conditions and environment. You can also enjoy quality assurance, as well as post-sales support. Basically, no matter what kind of brutal jobs or weekend adventures you’ll be tackling week after week, you can rest assured knowing that your canopy will guarantee to hold up to the challenge. All in all, Aussie-made canopies are always the way to go. Plus, buying local means that you can support other fellow tradies in the community!
Consider the Material
You can get canopies for your Hilux made from either aluminium or ‘canvas’ material and each style has its own benefits. The bonus with solid aluminium canopies is they’re dust and waterproof. Downside is they tend to be heavy and more expensive. Plus, they get hot in the summer and you can’t sleep in the canopy. Locking cage canopies are more adaptable. You have the confidence that all your items are locked away securely, you can sleep in there when you’re touring and you can even transport your furry best friend. Locking cages are the perfect mix of pleasure and business. If you’re after a cheaper option to transport your camping gear and to sleep in your ute, a standard frame canopy will do the trick. Adding a tool box under the canopy provides lockable storage and is more economical than a solid canopy.
You can rest assured that whatever option you choose, your canopy will only be made with the best quality materials. Instead of canvas, we use marine hooding which gives a far superior fit and has a longer lifespan than canvas. It doesn’t require waterproofing and it won’t shrink like canvas, which can damage the zips. Marine hooding is designed to be used on boat canopies and so it’s UV-protected and mould-resistant. Standard frame and locking cage canopies are lightweight options that are highly durable and long-lasting, plus they’re an excellent option for budget-conscious Hilux owners.
Ask for Custom-Made
Unfortunately, canopies aren’t a standardised product. Sure, you can find some canopies out there that claim to be one-size-fits-all; however, these products don’t hit the nail on the head nearly as hard as canopies that are custom-made specifically for Toyota Hilux vehicles. Depending on what type of jobs and activities you’ll be getting up to on the daily, you may want to request for some additional features to be added onto your ute canopy. Pressurising vents, extra tie downs and built-in storage are just some of the many accessories you can choose to incorporate with your Hilux canopy. All our canopies are designed to take a roof rack so you can have even more storage space at your disposal. If you’re unsure about what accessories would best suit your unique needs and requirements, you can always talk to one of our friendly staff members here at Great Racks!
Discover Versatile Canopies for Your Toyota Hilux at Great Racks
Interested in getting the perfect canopy for your Toyota Hilux? At Great Racks, we offer a wide range of canopy options built to enhance the functionality and value of your ute, while also increasing its aesthetic appeal. Whether you need a well-built canvas, locking cage or aluminium canopy for your tradie jobs or weekend shenanigans, you can trust in us to deliver the ideal product that addresses every need and allows you to get even more out of your ute.
Want to experience the difference of our heavy-duty canopies? Call Great Racks now for a free measure and quote!