About Us / F.A.Q

A2B Outdoor Hire and Sales are a family run business based close to Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and in Halifax, Yprkshire offering a personal, friendly service for your outdoor hire needs. We are enthusiastic campers and also hold interests in swimming, cycling, triathlons and sailing.

We originally started out as a roof box hire company in 2012 and have since expanded to offer the hire and now sale of roof boxes, bike boxes, bike racks, tents, other camping equipment and kayaks. We are officially Thule, Polaris and Pod Tents Ltd dealers.

We have also recently started our ‘Pod Motel’ service where we will go and erect pod tents and provide all your camping equipment requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose A2B Outdoor Hire and Sales

Peterborough based A2B Outdoor Hire & Sales have provided a professional service to customers from around Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire including the towns of Huntingdon, Stamford, Oundle, Kettering, Corby, Thrapston and Northampton.  We offer a friendly service and will go that extra mile to ensure your equipment fulfils your needs.

What type of equipment do you offer for hire and sales?

We have a good selection of quality equipment such as various sizes of Thule roof boxes, Thule roof bars and Thule fitting kits, Polaris bike boxes, tents, camping equipment, kayaks, our Pod Motel accommodation service and more recently added marquees to our collection.

How much do you charge?

Below each product description you will find our pricing laid out.  If you need something more bespoke to you or are looking to use our Pod Motel service then please contact us and we will come back to you with some options.

Where are you located

We have two trading bases, firstly in Oundle Road, Peterborough and out newly opened store in Halifax. Please CLICK HERE to go to the full contact and location details.

Roofbox Questions

Does your roof box hire service include roof bars, footpacks and fitting kits

Yes, our service includes all the equipment needed to fit the roof box to your car.

I'm looking to buy a roof box but unsure how easy they are to fit, will you guide me

Yes.  When you collect a roof box from us we will show you every step of the way on how to fit the relevant kit to your car and mount the roof box.  You will leave with the roof box securely fitted to your vehicle.  We do not charge for this service.

I'm looking for a roof box to hire/purchase but unsure what size I need, can you advise

The size of roof box you need totally depends on what you are going to use the roof box for.  For example if you are travelling to the airport and just need some extra space to pack an extra couple of bags that won’t fit in the boot then a small/medium sized roof box should be sufficient. If you have an estate car and are looking to travel with a family of 4/5 on a two week holiday with full camping equipment then our XL boxes would likely be needed.  A good source is to check our reviews where people have often commented on the size box they have had and what they needed it for.

What type of luggage is suitable to pack into a roof box

People pack a variety of product  into the roof box including small holdalls, push chairs, inflatable kayaks etc.  We suggest holdalls/sports bags over suit cases as suit cases can be rigid and not the best use of space.  If you have space left in the boot then we would suggest suit cases are ideally placed there.

Bike Box Questions

I'm looking to hire a bike box but concerned my bike may get damaged in transit, how strong are your bike boxes

We stock the hard cased Polaris Bke Pod Pro which has had very good reviews in the press and known for their strength and durability.  They will easily be able to protect your bike from the heavy handling airport staff and we have never known a bike to be damaged in transit.

How easy is it to pack my bike into the bike box

The best way to see how to pack the bike into the box is to have a look at the video on our bike box page.  We do also provide instructions but if you feel you need help then we will happily allocate some time to show you upon collection, please let us know if you require this service.


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