Yakima Racks

Run by Outdoorsmen for Outdoorsmen

Yakima is run by outdoorsman for outdoorsman. People at Yakima like to mountain bike, kayak, snowboard, and camp just as much as you do. Through their own experience in these pastimes and the feedback they receive from other participants, the engineers at Yakima know what’s needed for each activity and the best way to carry gear. They use their training and years of mechanical experience to create the finest rack systems and accessories available.

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Founded in 1973 in Yakima, Washington, Yakima Industries first created roof rack systems for hauling ladders and pruning equipment. That year they introduced one of the first mass produced roof rack systems with the Gold Rush Bar. In 1979 the company was purchased by a couple of entrepreneurs and relocated to Arcata, California, where it grew exponentially. Just 5 years later it was named the official rack company of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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Yakima's overriding philosophy is simple: Get the gear out of your car to make room for more butts in the seats. Because they know that any outdoor activity is more fun with friends. To make that possible, the company designs and manufactures an extensive line of roof racks, and accessories for roof racks, receiver hitches, trunk lids and hatches, and trailers. No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, Yakima has a roof rack system for you.


Regardless of your chosen biking surface, pavement, dirt, or sidewalk, Yakima has a bike mount that will get your bike to where you want to ride. Yakima upright bike mounts attach to the roof rack and support your bike on the wheels. They work with all bike styles, and are quick and easy to load. Fork bike mounts install on the roof rack and offer the most stable way to carry your bike, and all feature lockable skewers.

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Being out on the water with friends is always a great time, and Yakima offers a multitude of ways to get your kayak, canoe, surfboard, or SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) to the water's edge and back. Kayak mounts are available in saddle, cradle, and stacker designs to suit every type and size kayak. Cradles and stackers carry the boat on its side so they're perfect when you need room on your roof rack for other gear or more boats.

If skiing or snowboarding down a snow-covered mountain is your thing, Yakima has the roof rack mounts that are simple to install, easy to use even with gloves, and gentle to your boards or skis, and the cutting edge HitchSki lets you carry up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards on your mast-style hitch bike mount. And no matter whether you're traveling across country or just going camping, Yakima has the cargo carrying solutions to fit your needs.

Yakima Reviews
Average rating:4.54.6 - 17 reviews
4.5(4.5)
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| Posted by | (Folsom, CA)

Great Product!! So excited when it arrived. Pay extra attention to the directions - gotta make sure the assembly is just right or it won't align properly.

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2009 Chevy Traverse
| Posted by | (Port Orange, FL)

Product is as described and is top of the line. Looks great and does the job it is designed for. You will need to order the proper fit kit to mount these to your car. There are specific fit kits for each various car models.

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg
| Posted by | (Danbury, CT)

I am very happy with the roof cargo basket. I installed it between the roof racks so it doesn't stick up as high on the roof.

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4.5(4.5)
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2002 Chevy Trailblazer
| Posted by | (Antioch, TN)

They were easy to install and I feel safe leaving my bike attached to my car without fear of theft during my post-ride meal with the team.

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4.5(4.3)
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2009 Chevy Trailblazer
| Posted by | (Antioch, TN)

After 2 weeks of use, I still can't hear a thing! A great product.

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2013 Subaru Impreza
| Posted by | (Tampa, FL)

Generally easy to install. A little difficult to get the bars straight on my particular model car (Subaru Impreza 5-door). I ended up substituting the pads I'm supposed to use for thinner ones to allow for a more secure fit. Overall, though, fantastic value.

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4.5(4.5)
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| Posted by | (Stafford, VA)

The basic construction of this product makes it a sound hitch bike rack. 2 bolts mount the upper to the hoist; 1 bolt through the hitch, and it's done.

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| Posted by | (Matthews, NC)

The product seems to be good quality and installation took about 40 minutes. Once set for the height and wheel sizes, it appears to be secure. Thanks.

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| Posted by | (Harrisville, UT)

First off, I must mention how sleek and good looking this rack is. It honestly looks so good. The directions were easy to follow, and I installed it with ease. I was able to try it out on Thanksgiving. It was a very tight and secure fit for two boards. There is a lot of space for more boards and skis. I love it! It is the best looking rack system on the market and very high quality.

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2010 Chevy Cobalt
| Posted by | (Rio Rancho, NM)

Very good product! A little hard to install yourself, had to get help to set up perfectly. They look great and are extremely sturdy! I'd say same quality as Thule but almost half the price!

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