Yakima has released their 2017 fall line of vehicle accessories to accommodate a broad range of trending outdoor activities.
Covering a variety of price points, from entry to premium, the new products provide gear hauling solutions for trending activities, including kayak fishing, off-roading and stand-up paddle boarding, plus seasonal snow sports products.
At the center of the fall product launch are the OffGrid Cargo Basket, the LongArm Truck Bed Extender, the FatCat Evo, an update to the snow sports mount, and the FatCat ShowDown – the first side-loader for kayaks and SUP’s.
OffGrid Cargo Basket features quick-release SKS locking hardware, fully adjustable crossbars and simple, tool-free installation experience. The OffGrid can double as a base rack for carrying boat, bikes and skis with the addition of gear mounts and includes a removable fairing for aerodynamics. The OffGrid Extension adds up to 40 percent more capacity to the OffGrid in two sizes, 18” or 22”. The OffGrid will be available this October.
LongArm Truck Bed Extender increases the length of any truck bed up to four feet. The aluminum hitch mounted rack is ideal for hauling equipment, is adjustable to three load-carrying positions and rated up to 300-pound capacity in lower positions. The LongArm Height Extension adds extra height to the LongArm to carry loads with a roof rack on the truck cab and the LongArm Pad adds extra protection for boats or longer loads. Available this August.
FatCat Evo snowsport mount gets “phatter” for 2017 with more room for gear, a new color option and a T-slot hardware accessory for a low profile. Available in four and six ski options, the FatCat Evo features four plus inches of additional space for snowboards and wider all-terrain skis, allowing all skis to each be 136 mm wide at the tips. The HangOver clamp location is an optional clamp-mounting position that makes it easier to reach your skis or boards. The mount is also available in August in anodized silver or high-gloss black finishes.
FatCat ShowDown water-sports rack is the first side-loader for kayaks and SUPs with slide-and-tilt mechanism, for easy lading at a waist-high position. The carrier offers felt-covered saddles that flex to the boat shape and can be positioned for a boat’s width and hull shape. Mounts easily without tools and is lockable with SKS locks. The unit includes all tie-downs and straps and weighs 21 pounds.
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