Hi Guys! I'm sorry I'm late to this party, I've been away for a week of so and only just getting caught up to all that I've missed. A couple of thoughts from the VoltShop on the headrest issue... I have found that the headrests aren't really that big of a deal once you practice a bit. Admittedly, I've done it a lot, but with a little practice, most folks can get them on and off just as quickly as other options that I've looked at. With that said, I fully understand that some will disagree.
I have looked at Velcro straps and a cord lock on the bottom of the VS, but these still tend to be awkward in different ways. What have discovered is that removing the headrest from the back of the car is generally easier than trying to do it while in the back of the car. This takes a bit of leaning which may be more difficult for some, but climbing in the back seat sideways isn't all that simple either... And when I tried the cord lock under the VS as dunhilldarts shows, supporting the VS while threading the cord through it, then putting the cord lock on is a bit more complicated and awkward than you might think.
I know there are other possible solutions. One customer found clips like on a dog leash. The closed end is a good fit for the headrest posts and the clip end is right over the holes in the VS. This sill seems a little awkward to me, but I like the idea, but have not fully tested it out at this time. And I have NO objection to folks modifying the forward attachment to something that works better for them. I will look at any and all suggestions to see if it looks like one that should be adopted across the board.
Finally, with the additional height under the VS in this version of it, there is less need to take it down, lessening the degree of the concern. And, perhaps I need to do more to inform folks of this, but the VoltShelf g2.1 does not even need to be taken off of the headrests to fold the seats down with it. The forward strings are long enough to act as a hinge. Unlatch both seats, unhook the lifting strings, and push the VS into the back of the seats. It will push then down and fold right onto the back of them. For 95% of the situations that I can think of, this is prefect. In fact, I have talked to a few of you about this and the general consensus is that actually taking the VoltShelf off of the headrests would be a 1 time per year deal for most folks.
Thank you to ScottinMa for your honest thoughts and positive review. I completely understand that sometimes something you purchase isn't exactly what you had in mind, or doesn't quite meet your needs as you thought it might. I was happy to work with Scott to resolve everything.
Given all of that, I think the current set up is the right one for the vast majority of folks out there. I do encourage modification for folks that see the need. And when a better set up is available, you will be the first to know and I will offer it at little or no charge to anyone that wants it.
By the way, the Bolt's cargo cover seems to be little better than the Volt's. There will be a BoltShelf. And a BoltScreen. The first Bolt that I can get my hands on will be the development mule for those pieces. And they will be in NY soon, so stand by.