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Yakima Introduces New Sportsman Collection at ICAST Debut

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Lake Oswego, Oregon Yakima Racks, the leader in vehicle racks and cargo management solutions, is making its debut at the 2017 iCast convention (booth #579), where they will showcase its new collection, with products that are perfect for the fishing market – from multiple boat-carrying solutions for cars and trucks, to an all-purpose cargo basket and groundbreaking roof top tent.

The new gear hauling solutions include the new EasyRider High trailer, a sleek workhorse that can handle heavier boats, such as fishing kayaks; the LongArm, Yakima’s all-new truck bed extender; and the ShowDown, the first side-loader for both kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.

“Yakima is home to passionate sportsmen who want to make carrying their gear as easy as possible, and they were integral to developing and designing solutions for anglers of all types, from weekend warriors to kayak anglers heading to remote locations,” said Joel Grabenstein, Yakima Category Director. “Our Fall 2017/Spring 2018 product line have numerous options for making fishing adventures easier than ever, and we look forward to showcasing at our inaugural iCast show.”

2017/2018 Products from Yakima

EasyRider High

Haul it all with the new EasyRider High utility trailer – perfect for hauling fishing kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, and cargo. Carry up to 500 pounds of gear with two levels of storage and our widest heavy-duty bars. Shock absorbers provide a plush ride for your gear. The smart handle lets you use it as a handcart, and the aluminum construction is strong and light. The trailer is highway-friendly for long trips, and also great for shorter adventures. Storage is easy- just fold in the tongue and roll it out of the way. Accessories, including the SpareTire, TentKit and LongTongue, are also available.

  • Top deck: 78”
  • Lower deck: 48”
  • Distance between decks: 22”
  • 500 lb. carrying capacity
  • 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: 155 pounds
  • MSRP: 
    • EasyRider High: $2799
    • SpareTire: $199
    • TentKit: $119
    • LongTongue: $199
  • Available: Spring 2018


Yakima’s all-new truck bed extender easily extends the length of any truck bed up to 4 feet. Light and strong, the aluminum hitch mounted rack is the ideal solution for hauling fishing kayaks, lumber, ladders and more. Adjustable to three load-carrying positions and rated up to 300-pound capacity in lower positions. Accessories include the LongArm Height Extension and LongArm Pads

  • Provides 4 feet of additional bed length with a 60”-wide crossbar
  • Sturdy construction and a 5/8” hitch bolt
  • Aluminum construction engineered for strength – weights only 12 lbs.
  • Rated up to a 300-lb. capacity in lower positions (non-vertical positions)
  • Durable black powder-coat finish
  • MSRP:
    • LongArm: $219
    • LongArm Height Extension: $69
    • LongArm Pad: $19
  • Available: August 2017


Setting a new standard for water-sports racks, the ShowDown is the first side-loader for both kayaks and SUPs. Featuring an easy-to-use slide-and-tilt mechanism, adventurers of every age and height can now load their kayak or boards at a more convenient, waist-high position.

The mount is super versatile and protective, thanks to felt-covered saddles that flex to the boat shape and can be positioned for a boat’s width and hull shape. At just 21 pounds itself, the ShowDown means more capacity for your boat, especially with a two-boat set-up.

  • Carries one kayak or two paddleboards (up to 80 lbs)
  • Folds down for a low profile when not in use
  • Easy, tool-free mounting hardware is lockable with the addition of SKS locks (sold separately)
  • Includes all tie-downs and straps
  • MSRP: $449
  • Available now


Yakima’s new cargo basket, the OffGrid, combines innovation and durability in this versatile gear hauler. Featuring quick mounting locking hardware, fully adjustable crossbars, and simple assembly and installation, it’s equally at home in the backcountry and around town. Haul all your fishing and outdoor essentials that don’t stow easily, like coolers and gear bags. Available in two sizes, and includes a fairing. New accessories include the OffGrid Shovel/Axe Bracket, Spare Tire Carrier, and Stretch Net.

Those who need a little more space can add on the new OffGrid Extension, which adds up to 40 percent more capacity to the OffGrid. Available in two sizes (medium – additional 18”; large – additional 22”), the installation of the extension is smooth and easy.

OffGrid: $499 (Large), $399 (Medium)
OffGrid Extension: $149
Available: Fall 2017


Setting up camp just got a whole lot faster and trips to your favorite lake or fall hunting adventurers easier! Light, strong, and technically advanced, the new SkyRise rooftop tent, which launched in Spring 2017, makes any terrain an overnight home. Made from light and breathable 210D nylon with mesh panels for ventilation and star gazing. The weather-shedding rainfly has a waterproof PU coating. Unlike other rooftop tents, the SkyRise installs without tools and secures with Yakima’s SKS locking systems. It folds down into a low-profile unit that stays attached to the roof rack when you’re ready to hit the road.

Yakima is upping its camping game in Spring 2018 with the launch of its first accessory line for the SkyRise. Accessories will include the SkyRise Annex ($199 & $249), which creates a small room under the tent; the SideKick hanging storage bag ($29) & SkyLoft storage sling ($29); and SunBelt Power Kit ($50), an LED light strip for illuminating inside or outside of the tent.

Shared SkyRise features:

  • Rugged 210D nylon tent body is certified fire-resistant, breathable and exceptionally lightweight
  • Mesh panel improves ventilation, allows view of starry skies
  • Durable nylon rainfly with PU coating is water-resistant
  • Includes 2.5-inch high-density foam mattress with water-resistant bottom
  • Telescoping ladder
  • Fast and simple vehicle attachment – no tools required
  • Locks to roof rack with included SKS (Same Key System) Lock Cores for added security

SkyRise Medium

  • Dimensions: 56” x 96” x 48” H (expanded); 56” x 48” x 12” (folded)
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Sleeps 3 adults
  • Load capacity: 600 lbs.
  • MSRP: $1349
  • Available now

SkyRise Small

  • Dimensions: 48” x 84” x 42” (expanded); 48” x 42” x 12” (folded)
  • Weight: 95 lbs.
  • Sleeps 2 adults
  • Load capacity: 400 lbs.
  • MSRP: $999
  • Available now
 About Yakima
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

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