If the leg room is already a little bit cramped in your vehicle, and you have a ton of adventure gear you need to carry across town or up the mountain, a new rack from Yakima is right for you. Make no mistake however, based on their dependability and high-quality manufacturing, these racks are an investment for years to come, so finding the right one is an important decision.
Luckily for us, and for all of you, Yakima has made it very easy to find the right rack via their Rack Fitting Guide. To access this brilliant feature, just log onto Yakima.com, click “shop”, and add your vehicle information, including make, year, & model, to find the right fit for you.
For those of you that need an idea for the right kind of rack needed on your next adventure, here is a quick list of all the different rack options available from Yakima, which are available through Fin & Feather either in-store or through a 2-week ordering process.
Base Rack Systems: the most reasonable place to start, if your vehicle doesn’t come with factory racks, or you’re looking to upgrade your current system, Yakima has a full line of base rack systems to put some bars atop your car or a hitch in the back.
Cargo Boxes: Featuring ergonomic designs to reduce wind resistance, cargo boxes are easy to install onto your existing or Yakima provided roof racks and provide that extra needed cargo carrying capabilities to free up room in your vehicle. Ranging from 11-21 cubic feet, Yakima’s cargo boxes generally can be opened from both sides and all come with locks to protect your gear while you’re on the ski slopes or enjoying the trail.
Cargo Bags: Rackless cargo bags are a great way to add a little extra gear storage to your vehicle without adding any extra hassle to your packing process. Ranging from 13-16 cubic feet, the cargo bags offer less room than the boxes but also come at a more affordable price, and without the need for a base rack to attach them to your car, this is perhaps the easiest option to add a little extra space in your vehicle.
Boat Mounts: From kayaks to canoes and anything you can come up within between, Yakima’s bread and butter comes from their diverse collection of boat mounts. Whether you are holding one boat or four, not only are the Yakima boat mounts easy to install, but better yet, mounts like the Boatloader which comes with a telescoping arm, make it easy to load your boat by yourself without scratching your car.
Bike Hitch Racks & Rooftop Mounts: Another premium product line from Yakima, the bike hitch racks and rooftop mounts come with a lot of versatility and options. Whether you’re looking to attach your bikes to your vehicle by the frame or the wheel, or you want to put them on top of your vehicle or behind, and whether you’re carrying your bike or your whole families, no matter the car you have, Yakima can help you transport your bike safely and securely to your next destination.
Ski & Snowboard Mounts – For all those powder seekers and lift-ticket holders, don’t think Yakima has forgotten about you. From basic ski and snowboard top of car mounts, perhaps the most versatile snow sport mount is the Hitchski, which works great as a ski and snowboard holder in the winter and converts to a bike rack in the summer.
Cargo Baskets: If you want to give your vehicle a rugged and versatile facelift, the cargo baskets from Yakima is the best way to do it. Whether you’re looking for a space to store a spare tire, or some space to add a little gear, the cargo baskets are easy to install and look great on top of any vehicle.
Truck Racks: If you own a truck, take it to the next level and add a Yakima Truck Rack. Making life easier for you, a Yakima Truck Rack can help you carry bikes, boats, and all of your recreational equipment without scratching your paint or breaking your back.
Trailers: If you’re looking to haul anything in style, Yakima’s RackandRoll trailer (which comes in two sizes – 66” & 78”), is the perfect way to haul all of your adventure gear. Extremely lightweight and durable to boot, the RackandRoll trailers are the perfect addition to a full gear closet and makes it easy to take all your things to the campsite.