It's a lot bigger inside than you'd think! an apt description of our first tailgate awning to be designed, presenting the Original Shack!
So, what do Dr Who in his various incarnations and yours truly, Allie Cherry-Byrnes, have in common...?
We both spend a lot of time in something which is people often exclaim is a lot bigger in side than you'd expect.
The Original Shack is where it all started at Packa Shack HQ, when I had my eureka moment after a particularly cold surf at Belhaven Bay near Edinburgh a few years ago.
Picture the scene... February, horizontal sleet, me getting changed out of my wetsuit at the back of my Fiat Multipla. Getting some shelter from the tailgate when I suddenly thought 'I could add walls to this'.
So, I went home got out my mum's old sewing machine and made the first one on the kitchen table, and here's the photo!
Then people started to ask me where I'd got it so, I thought I should make a more tailored prototype before taking it to a manufacturer.
So, I may not be able to travel through time, or battle evil across galaxies like the good Doctor. But, I'd take my Packa Shack adventures over his any day!
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It may be the baby of the Packa Shack family, but the Hatch Shack still packs a punch! Offering space, privacy and shelter for hatchback and estate owners, wherever they and their car can get to!
Designed around the Nissan Note, the Hatch Shack is the most recent of the Shacks to be designed at the request of hatchback and estate cars, increasing in height from 150cm on the roof of the car to 200cm high allowing all but the tallest of us to stand up in the back.
The standard measurement here at Packa Shack HQ is how many people can fight their way out off a wetsuit inside a Shack, in this case 2, accompanied by the international cry of the surfer / open water swimmer / kite surfer 'my elbow's stuck, get this off me!"
The Hatch Shack is a must for all you lovely hatchback and estate owners out there offering you somewhere to get changed before and after getting up to shenanigans in the great outdoors whether that's the hills, forest tracks, the river, beach or sea, and having a lovely cuppa in comfort when you get back!
In common with all of our Shacks which have a bit of a Tardis effect ‘it’s a lot bigger inside than you think’ the Hatch Shack offers a similar internal space to the Original Shack, which is 200cm high all the way across and slightly wider on the vehicle.
Unfortunately, the angle that the tailgate of hatchbacks opens to varies quite dramatically from car to car, so it might not work on your car. The tailgate supports the Shack so if it opens too acutely it'll pull the Shack up off the ground. As long as it comes out over your bumper at not too acute an angle it should be fine, but get in touch to double check.