"So, where did the idea come from Allie?", I hear you ask, well if you're sitting comfortably I'll begin...
I had been surfing down at Belhaven Bay, Dunbar, south of Edinburgh one February day, and was getting changed out of my wetsuit in horizontal sleet at the back of my car, getting some shelter from the tailgate of my car and trying to keep my dry clothes dry, when suddenly I thought "I could add walls to this!"
So, I went home got out my mum's old sewing machine and made the first Packa Shack for my own use. It was only when people started asking me where I'd got it that I decided to share the love and start making them to sell to other people.
I found a manufacturer in Cumbria, where they are still made, set up the website, got some great reviews and started to sell them to hill walkers, kayakers, surfers, mountain bikers, scuba divers, families going to the beach, mobile businesses, and not forgetting the on location film crew from Coronation St!
5 years on we have 4 different models;
- The Hatch Shack for hatchbacks & estates
- The Original Shack for people carriers and small work vans
- The Camper Shack for work vans with tailgates
- The Barndoor Shack for work vans with double rear doors