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Car Racks

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There are many styles of roof racks for cars and trucks, and depending on your personal preference they will all work great.


With all the different styles of roof racks there are many reasons for choosing one over the other, like what gear will you be carrying? Do you want to carry your gear on your roof or from your hitch? Many things factor into which style of rack you choose for your vehicle.


There are two main brands to choose from, as well as dozens of different models. Let’s touch base on brands before going on to talk about the different kinds of roof racks there are.


Yakima Racks


There are two main brands to consider when looking at roof racks - one being Yakima, the other being Thule. First let’s talk about Yakima racks.


When designing new products Yakima looks at who will be using them, and considers all of the difficulties that may come with trying to carry gear.


For over 35 years Yakima has been making Yakima roof racks for vehicles of all shapes and sizes – ensuring they’ve made a rack to suit everybody’s needs. They hire highly skilled engineers offer years of mechanical experience and top-notch material knowledge for the best performing, longest lasting products.


Once Yakima builds a rack they test it through and through, making sure that every product is built to last. They even back up every Yakima car rack with a limited lifetime warranty.


Thule Racks


The second brand we’re going to talk about is Thule. Established in Sweden in 1942, Thule has made it their mission to help you transport the things you love and care for, safely and easily. Whether you’re heading to the beach, or to the top of the Rockies, Thule believes in the value of an active life.


Types of Yakima Racks


There are several different styles of Yakima racks. From Yakima roof racks to truck racks, trailers and bike hitch racks – Yakima has a rack for everyone. Below we’ll go a little more in depth about specific Yakima Racks.


Cargo Boxes


Cargo boxes are the easiest to load and offer the most storage capacity and best protection of any roof racks. Yakima cargo boxes come multiple sizes and are designed to hold skis, snowboards, camping gear and more. Cargo boxes offer the most protection for your gear, keeping it fully enclosed during travel. You can also keep cargo boxes locked for maximum security while you’re away from your car.


Ski & Snowboard Racks


Yakima makes a wide variety of ski and snowboard specific roof racks. Offering cargo boxes, hitch carriers and roof top mounts.


Many of Yakima’s cargo boxes are specifically designed to fit skis and snowboards, plus they’ll be able to carry all of your wet, snowy ski and snowboard clothes – keeping them out of your car.


Yakima also makes roof top carriers that can hold from 4-6 pairs of skis, and 2-4 snowboards – ensuring you can get yourself and your buddies to the mountain, with all of your gear no problem.


Let’s not forget about the unique Hitchski from Yakima that can turn your bike rack into a ski and snowboard rack in the winter months.


Drive a Truck?


No worries! Yakima makes a full line of tuck bed specific Yakima racks and bike mounts that are built to last.



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