Yakima Launches Heavy Duty Line with Overlanding in Mind

Yakima is releasing a heavy-duty line of products this spring.Yakima Racks is introducing its most rugged collection yet in 2019 in a move the company said keeps it “in step with both vehicle and gear trends.” The new products will be on display in the company’s SEMA Show booth (No. 34101) during the Oct. 30-Nov. 2 show in Las Vegas.

Central to Yakima’s 2019 heavy-duty line 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 includes three different systems: OverHaul HD, OutPost HD and BedRock HD.

Also debuting in 2019 are the SkyRise HD, the new ruggedized version of Yakima’s popular rooftop tent; the HangOver, the brand’s first vertical bike rack, the EasyRider, a versatile lightweight trailer that carries up to 500 pounds of gear, and the SkinnyWarrior, a new size of the best-selling cargo basket designed to create more roof rack space to carry other gear.

“Vehicle owners, and truck owners in particular, are continuing to ask more from their vehicles,” said Garrett Barnum, category director at Yakima. “Our 2019 products are designed for all types of heavy-duty users, from the active outdoorsman to the rugged overland adventurer to the DIY weekend warrior.”

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