Lake Oswego, OR, June 29, 2018 – Yakima Racks, the leader in vehicle racks, will be debuting its 2019 Sportsman Collection at the upcoming iCast show (booth #5108). The new gear hauling solutions for anglers include the BigCatch fishing kayak saddle, which transports kayaks up to 150 pounds, and theEasyRider trailer, a sleek two-level workhorse that transports up to three fishing kayaks, or becomes a home on wheels with the addition of the new ruggedized version of Yakima’s popular rooftop tent, the SkyRise HD. Yakima is also introducing the SkinnyWarrior, a new size of the best-selling cargo basket designed to create more roof rack space to carry other gear.
Also making its debut at iCast is the new HD Truck Rack Collection. Built for the back roads and tested to Yakima’s new Off Road rated standards, the heavy-duty rack collection is made up of three different systems: OverHaul HD, OutPost HD and BedRock HD. Each easily converts almost any truck into a gear-hauling machine.
“At Yakima, we’re dedicated to making adventures as easy and accessible as possible and meeting the needs of all types of anglers. That’s why we’re expanding our sportsman collection for 2019 with innovative and versatile options for the adventure angler that work with a variety of vehicles, from trucks to wagons,” said Joel Grabenstein, Senior Director of Marketing at Yakima. “We’re also thinking about anglers when they’re off the water and are excited to enhance their outdoor adventure with the new ruggedized rooftop tent, the SkyRise HD.”
SPRING 2019 PRODUCTS
Bust out the big boats! With a whopping 150 lb. capacity, the BigCatch is the first universal kayak saddle strong enough to handle heavy fishing kayaks and sit-on-tops. Simple to install and easy to load, the rubber-padded saddles conform to the kayak’s hull for a super-secure, full-contact carry that’s easy on the boat. Want to make loading even easier? The kit includes felt pads that easily secure to the rear pads to help slide the boat into the cradle. Heavy Duty straps and Bow/Stern Tie Downs are also included and the universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks.
- Specially designed to support the extra weight of fishing kayaks and other heavy kayaks
- Handles up to 150 lbs., enough for the heaviest kayaks
- Oversized cradle protects the boat and conforms to a variety of hull shapes
- Soft rubber pads protect the kayak from dings and scratches
- Felt pads for easy kayak loading
- Universal mounting hardware fits Yakima StreamLine, Round Bars, HD Bars, and most other crossbars
- Easy, tool-free installation to quickly mount, load, and go
- Heavy Duty Straps and Bow and Stern Tie-downs included
- MSRP: $199
After an additional year of rigorous testing, Yakima is now ready to launch its innovative new utility trailer, the EasyRider. With two levels and 500 lbs. of carrying capacity, the EasyRider hauls up to three fishing kayaks and rec boats up top with room for coolers and gear underneath. Or load up some bikes, paddleboards, or a couple of cargo boxes. Together with the new BigCatch, it’s the complete package for the kayak angler on the move, and it’s also the perfect base for theSkyRise rooftop tent, creating an instant travel trailer.
Equipped with Yakima’s widest, burliest bars, it accepts any Yakima mount. And the design allows addition of another set of bars for even more gear-hauling options. A smart handle lets you use it as a handcart, and the aluminum construction is strong and light. Storage is easy—just fold in the tongue and roll it out of the way.
BigCatch accessories include the SpareTire, which easily attaches to the trailer’s frame so the spare is always there if needed ($179), and the TentKit, which creates a level platform for the SkyRise rooftop tent ($199).
- New design with maximum crossbar spread (58”) is ideal for fishing kayaks and longer boats
- Top deck: 78” wide
- Lower deck: 50” wide
- Distance between decks: 22”
- Organize a variety of gear with two levels of storage
- Easily add the Tent Kit accessory (sold separately) to create a towable SkyRise tent platform
- Lightweight aluminum construction is strong and corrosion-resistant
- Shock absorbers give gear an easy ride, even at highway speeds
- Storage is a breeze—just fold the tongue and stash the trailer flat
- Roll boats right to the water’s edge—an integrated handle easily converts the trailer to a handcart
- Instantly becomes a heavy-duty utility trailer for workdays or DIY weekends—just add wood
- 500 lb. carrying capacity—load it up!
- Works with Class I, II and III hitches when a 2”-sized ball is attached
- Tires are tubeless trailer tires, available at any tire shop
- Weight: 175 pounds
- MSRP: $2,799
HD Truck Rack Collection
For weekend adventures and hardworking weekdays, the new OverHaul HD adjustable truck rack brings best-in-class payload and unmatched versatility. Leveraging Yakima’s new HD Bars for a500 lb. on-road carrying capacity and paired with 300 lb. off-road rating, the OverHaul is the ideal foundation for heavy loads. Plus, it’s easy to customize. The crossbar height can be adjusted 19-30 inches: way up for long loads to go over the cab; down low to get the rack and load down out of the wind; and the infinite number of positions in between.
The system is easy to take on and off the truck in minutes, with the Patent Pending QuickChange™ rack attachment, so the trucks only racked up when needed. The OverHaul fits all of Yakima’s HD crossbar sizes and accepts SideBars for attaching off-road and utility accessories. Multiple tie-down points and the ability to fit most truck beds with the heavy duty BedGrip™ clamp design—including select tonneau covers—make this an ultra-functional rack that works and plays hard. MSRP: $670.00
Designed to handle heavy loads on backcountry terrain, the OutPost HD is built for rugged overland adventures. The mid-height design provides a low center of gravity, easy accessibility to gear, and the perfect platform for the SkyRise rooftop tent. The engineered aluminum construction delivers an unmatched 500lb on-road carrying capacity, and is Yakima Off-Road Rated up to 300lbs. And it’s the foundation for a fully loaded overland rack system. Pair the OutPost with the HD Bar length that best fits the bed and gear, then add Yakima SideBars, mounts and accessories to outfit any truck for every adventure.
Sleek and strong, the BedRock HD’s low-profile design, 300 lb. on-road and 180 lb. Off-Road ratings deliver an aerodynamic system that carries bikes, skis, fishing kayaks, or cargo boxes above the bed while preserving valuable cooler-carrying capacity underneath. Leveraging the new Yakima HD Bars, the BedRock HD provides strength and security, easily accessible tie-down points, and T-slot attachment capability that makes adding gear mounts a breeze. MSRP: $220.00
HD Truck Accessories
SideBar, Short Bed ($199); SideBar, Long Bed ($249); Bed Track Kit 1 ($60); Tonneau Kit 1 ($100); Recovery Track Mount ($99); HD Hook Straps ($39); Wear Strip ($29), Rotopax Mounting Kit ($24); LoadStop T-slot ($69), EyeBolts ($24); LadderRoller ($79)
Rooftop tent? Fishing kayak? Lots of lumber? Yakima’s burliest crossbar ever, the HD Bar is the go-to for heavy loads, rugged terrain, and maximum utility. It delivers the muscle that Yakima’s new truck racks demand, and works with StreamLine towers when extra strength is required. The engineered aluminum construction delivers superior support without weighing things down, integrated tie-down points simplify load security, and the T-slot attachment technology makes adding gear mounts super-quick and simple. Available in multiple sizes, from 55” to 78”. MSRP: $229.00
A true warrior, the new SkinnyWarrior cargo basket is built from rugged, weather-resistant steel and includes a fairing to reduce drag and wind noise. A sleek addition to Yakima’s cargo basket collection, this is a great load-and-go addition for a multisport rooftop system. Use the SkinnyWarrior to haul coolers and firewood, and save space to add bikes, boats, boards, or even a SkyRise rooftop tent. MSRP: $329
Accessories include the SkinnyWarrior Extension ($109) for wrangling even more gear with 16” of additional space, and the StretchNet Skinny ($39), which is designed for the SkinnyWarrior with or without extension and keeps loose gear safe and secure, even on bumpy back roads.
The SkyRise HD is the perfect hub for an evening by the water, providing a comfortable home base for early morning rises and late night paddles. This latest version of Yakima’s best-selling rooftop tent features many upgrades and refinements that add up to heavy duty improvements. Sleep high above the wet ground in more usable space, and expanded windows, doors, and skylights provide grand views and ventilation.
The tent body is made from a thicker 600D Ripstop Poly fabric and an added layer of 3000mm waterproof PU coating, and the rain fly is 210D Ripstop Poly with a 3000mm PU coating –providing four-season weather protection. A burlier floor material ups the tent’s durability. Floor-mounted d-rings and guy points make it easier to hang gear and guy out the tent for a secure pitch in windy conditions, and a new ladder design makes it easier to adjust for various vehicle and ground heights.
Customize the SkyRise with Yakima’s collection of roof top tent accessories, or pair with the EasyRider High trailer for a traveling base camp.
- SkyRise HD Small: $1599
- SkyRise HD Medium: $1999
Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The company’s two brands – Yakima and Prorack – offer a variety of cargo management products, including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags, roof-top tents and awnings, and high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.