Lake Oswego, Ore. (Feb. 6, 2024) – Yakima, the pioneering manufacturer of category leading cargo and gear management solutions, announces new Spring ‘24 products that will help consumers Take It Easy™ more than ever before. Designed to enhance outdoor experiences and simplify adventures, the new offerings showcase Yakima’s commitment to quality and innovation which has been part of their DNA for 45 years.
In the cargo and carrying category, the all-new MOD™ Drawer System – engineered specifically to fit a wide range of vehicles – is designed to maximize internal storage space and keep all of your essentials organized and within easy reach. This modular system has the flexibility and customization to handle a variety of needs, from storing tools and gear to groceries and luggage. With the MOD™ HomeBase as the building block of your system, customization allows for over 30 configurations when mix-and-matched with MOD™ Topper drawers, three different types of totes (MOD™ GearCrate, MOD™ GearTote and MOD™ MicroTote), MOD™ WorkSpace, fridge sliding mount, Stretch Net and more.
The MOD™ HomeBase attaches easily to the tie-down points in your cargo space and requires no drilling or modifications to the vehicle. An internal drawer divider with multiple mounting locations is also included, and the drawer is lockable with Yakima SKS Lock Cores. To fit different types of vehicles, the HomeBase is available in three different sizes: MD (36 x 24 x 7 in.), LG (36 x 27 x 7 in.) and XL (45 x 37 x 7 in.). MOD™ and all accessories will be available in early March.
For exterior, roof-mounted storage, Yakima is proud to introduce the new RuggedLine™HD Collection (available starting February 15), a heavy-duty platform-to-vehicle mounting system with models made specifically to work with the Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner and RAV4; Jeep Grand Cherokee; and RAM 1500. Also new is the RuggedLine™HD Track Mount for use on vehicles with Yakima HD and Classic Tracks, as well as some factory racks.
Made of an engineered steel structure and powder coated for long lasting strength and durability, RuggedLine™HD is tested and certified up to a 330 lb. dynamic off-road load rating (depending on vehicle) and made to pair with Yakima’s LockNLoad Platform. All models feature built-in M6 accessory slots, while the metal fairing ensures a smooth, quiet ride.
Also set to debut in March is the OverHaul MOLLE Panel, built to increase the utility of the OverHaul HD by providing a versatile surface to mount shovels, recovery gear, RotopaX, soft packs and more. Two size options (Short – 40” between crossbars and Mid – 54” between crossbars) ensure the perfect fit for any setup, and are engineered, tested and fully off-road certified for up to 54 lbs. (Short) and 80 lbs. (Mid) of gear.
Finally, in the bike category, early Q2 will see the debut of the new OnRamp LX. Modifications to the popular, award-winning OnRamp see the OnRamp LX blending sleek design with the strength and versatility modern e-bikes demand to ease the challenge of carrying not only heavier and longer bikes, but bikes with fenders. This 2-bike carrier fits a wide variety of bike shapes, lengths and weights, and an integrated ramp allows users to easily roll bikes into place. Stadium seating prevents bike-to-bike interference, while accommodating up to a 54” max wheelbase and up to 29” rims (and 5” wide tires). The OnRamp LX is road approved for up to 80 lbs. per bike, RV tested and approved for 80 lbs. per bike, and off-road approved for 48 lbs. per bike.
The fan-favorite HighRoad and HighSpeed rooftop bike carriers are also being updated and will be available starting February 15. Along with some aesthetic changes, additional features added, and a higher off-road rating (27 lbs. for HighRoad, 24 lbs. for HighSpeed) both are set to accommodate a longer wheelbase (52″ inches for HighRoad, up from 48″, and 50″ for HighSpeed, up from 48′).
The Spring 2024 products from Yakima will be available for purchase at select retailers nationwide and online at yakima.com starting in Q1 2024. For additional information on Yakima’s industry-leading products that for 45 years have transformed the way people travel and enjoy the outdoors, please visit yakima.com, yakima.eu or yakima.com.au.
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Based in the Pacific NW, Yakima Products Inc. has been a pioneer of cargo and gear management solutions for 45 years. We connect people with their passions to bring them closer to nature with our innovative, rugged and dependable products. Yakima Products, Inc. is headquartered outside of Portland, Oregon. For more information about Yakima products, visit yakima.com.