BustedWallet.com – Featuring FatCat 6 Limited Edition Ski Rack – December 29, 2014


Twenty fourteen was a great year for gear! And your good friends here at Busted Wallet tested and reviewed more gear, tech and equipment than ever. With the end of the year in sight we thought it would be good timing share with you our gear of the year. In this article we’re showcasing some of our favorite products from the year that was 2014…

The Yakima FatCat 6 Special Edition has exceeded our expectations in just about every way. It’s not only visually unique, but it is well constructed and durable, and will give you many years of hard use. Anyone who finds joy in downhill sport the way we do can feel secure that their equipment is well protected with this model. Yakima has surely outdone themselves with the FatCat 6 Limited Edition, and we have been thrilled with our experience getting our skis and boards to the mountain fuss free and in style…

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PotpourriPlus.com – Featuring Yakima – December 12, 2014


Yakima is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle racks, roof racks, car racks, cargo trailers and boxes, canoe racks, kayak racks, ski racks, and so many other products that will make transporting your equipment simple. They’ve been around for 35 years and their equipment is safe, dependable, reliable, and made out of the strongest, most durable materials. You will have piece of mind as your tote your valuables around via your vehicle. The only problem that you will encounter is deciding on which beach, ski resort, or trail you’re headed to. After all, it’s all about the adventure and the memories you make along the way. As Yakima states, they walk the walk, run the run, bike the bike, and hike the hike. All the way there, and all the way back.

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Enduro-mtb.com – Featuring HoldUp rack – December 5, 2014


Bike racks are pretty simple in what they are supposed to do. Carry bicycles from point A to point B. But certainly how they differ is how easy to use they are, and can you trust your bike for the given trip? I used the Holdup from Yakima for eight months recently. Read on to find out if it did it’s job…

The Holdup is Yakima’s top of the line hitch receiver rack. While roof racks dominated the scene for many years, because of their complete security and versatility, hitch tray type racks have come on strong the last couple years for a couple reasons. As bikes progressed in design, frames fit less and less on hanging frame type hitch racks, and were never secure enough for some people’s tastes. Roof racks were difficult to use for some people, and affected vehicle mileage enough to be a factor. As companies like Yakima perfected hitch tray designs to carry a huge multitude of bike styles, they grew in popularity…

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BustedWallet.com – Featuring FatCat 6 Limited Edition – December 4, 2014


Winter is here at last, and it’s time to cram all of your crew in the car and go hit the slopes. It’s an exciting time of year, but there are a lot of factors we need to consider when faced with the dilemma of how to transport everyone and all their gear for a weekend excursion to the mountain…The most popular way to accomplish this has always been the roof rack, and today we’re gonna throw the Yakima FatCat 6 Limited Edition on our Jeep and see how securely and efficiently it holds all of our posse’s gear as we enjoy the snowy glory of Winter.

For those of us fortunate enough to have cross bars installed on our vehicle, there’s always the option available to throw whatever equipment we want to take with us on top, and that has especially been the case for decades with rooftop ski racks. In all the time they’ve been available, many of us have gone through the ordeal of having to find the proper mounting accessories to fit to whatever make and model we happen to be driving. Luckily in the case of the Yakima FatCat 6, mounting accessories are provided that will properly secure to just about any rooftop crossbar apparatus out there. Whether dealing with aerodynamic, square, or round crossbars, you can be confident that the Yakima FatCat 6 will be ready for installation right out of the box without having to seek out extra accessories or after market components that sometimes are just not readily available in the same location as the ski rack purchase…

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BikeRadar.com – Featuring HighRoller – December 2, 2014


It’s that time of year again, when you’ll be searching high and low for that perfect present for the mountain biker in your life. We’ve gathered together a selection of items that won’t break the bank, making them perfect last minute gifts or stocking stuffers…

A bike rack is often a crucial piece of kit for many mountain bikers and the convenience of a permanent roof rack will likely have you at the trails sooner…

We’ve been using the Yakima HighRoller for sometime now and have found the wheel holding system to work well with all types of bikes (excluding fat bikes). With no gripping of the frame, placing the bike is simply fast.

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Paddling Magazine – Featuring Yakima Roof racks – December 2014/January 2015


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BackPackGearTest.org – Featuring Swingdaddy Bike Rack – November 15, 2014


Last summer, my family and I were sitting around the campfire musing about how having our bikes at our base camp would be useful and fun. Not having a car rack for the bikes made those thoughts simply wishful thinking.

When Christmas time came around, I had the brilliant idea to gift the family with a bike rack for the car. After much research, I settled on the Yakima SwingDaddy, a car carrier for 4 bikes.

Christmas morning the BIG package was the center of attention and was a bigger hit when the wrapping paper was torn off and SwingDaddy was revealed. Once the festivities died down a bit, my son, Shawn, and I took the SwingDaddy outside to see how it would fit on his JEEP which is equipped with the required 2″ (5 cm) hitch…

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MBAction.com – Featuring HoldUp – November 12, 2014


Thirty-five years ago, Don Banducci and Steve Cole of Yakima set out to save the world from what they termed “racklessness.” As the popularity of numerous outdoor sports began to boom, they focused on a mission to get gear on cars and friends in seats. They’ve held true to their mission for decades, and we now see it all culminate in the new- est revamp of the Yakima  HoldUp hitch-mount bike rack. While the previous model was still the most commonly seen bike rack at the trailhead, it would have been a stretch to call it perfect. Yakima claims to have hit the mark on this one, and we’re almost 100 percent on board with that…

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SneakerReport.com – Featuring Universal ForkLift Bike Rack – October 29, 2014


As one of the cheapest and simplest roof rack options, the Yakima Universal ForkLift Bike Rack is one of the most popular on the market. Built for vehicles with factory crossbars already installed, this forklift-style rack attaches directly to your car right out of the box. Weighing in at just nine pounds with an integrated adjustment knob for single-handed operation, you can spend more time riding the trails than fiddling with your cargo.

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BlueRidgeOutdoors.com – Featuring SUPPup Paddle Board Carrier – October 14, 2014


Looking for the easiest way to get your SUP or surfboard from home to the water? Look no further than the Yakima SUPPup Paddle Board Carrier.

This simple rack keeps your SUP or surfboard out of the trunk and safely secured to your vehicle’s roof using your existing Yakima cross bars. Initially, I was impressed with how easy it was to install the rack on my existing bars and then equally impressed with how easy the carrier is to use. Loading and unloading your boards is now a breeze…

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