Yakima is a globally renowned producer of vehicle accessories, particularly car racks and other gear to support outdoor activities and adventures. Yakima accessories are rugged utility attachments that allow users to carry their gear safely and conveniently to adventure destinations. People love Yakima accessories because they help them better enjoy their outdoor activities like camping, biking, skiing, etc. and create memorable experiences. Yakima is trusted by major automobile brands around the world, and it has forged productive partnerships with leading brands and organizations like Ford and Toyota.

In 2018, the automaker Ford reached a partnership with Yakima for the supply of outdoor accessories for the 2019 Ford Ranger. Yakima provided over 150 aftermarket parts and outdoor accessories for the car model, including paddleboard carriers, bed racks, and mobile tents. Prior to that time, Yakima had formed a similar partnership with Toyota. Both moves tap into the American love for outdoor adventure and the increasing need for adventure-themed supplies for vehicles.

In 2018, the automaker Ford reached a partnership with Yakima for the supply of outdoor accessories for the 2019 Ford Ranger. Yakima provided over 150 aftermarket parts and outdoor accessories for the car model, including paddleboard carriers, bed racks, and mobile tents. Prior to that time, Yakima had formed a similar partnership with Toyota. Both moves tap into the American love for outdoor adventure and the increasing need for adventure-themed supplies for vehicles.

In furtherance of its partnership with Ford, it was also announced last year that the new 2021 Ford Bronco would be launching with Yakima accessories already available. Indeed, even on the official Ford online shop, users can customize their Bronco sport with Yakima accessories for different adventures: bike, water, snow, and camping. Options include bike racks, roof rail crossbar, awnings, kayak carrier, etc.

Yakima does not only create accessories and parts for specific vehicle models. In fact, most of the accessories from Yakima are for universal purposes. They could fit just about any car including, of course, the Ford Bronco model. Some of these accessories are highlighted below.

Yakima LockNLoad roof rack system

 

Yakima’s LockNLoad roof rack system is a heavy-duty platform for securing tightly on the car’s roof. Each LockNLoad kit comes with two front rails, and another two rear rails, plus two side rails as well. They are all made of aluminium to ensure their sturdiness and make them suitable for off-road driving on rugged terrains.

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Also, the rails come with a side channel, useful for fastening Yakima T-slot attachments. It can be attached to a vehicle through the crossbars via clamps or through the roof rack towers using the SL Adapter.

Yakima CrossBars HD

 

Yakima HD Bars are a pair of heavy-duty crossbars. It is a brawny crossbar made from durable aluminum construction. The HD Bars can hold really heavy loads and they provide sturdy support for new trucks as they traverse rough terrains.

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The pair has T-slot attachment technology to attach easily attachment the compatible top and bottom gear mounts. Likewise, integrated points for tie-down help to secure load better. The HD CrossBars are available in 55″/60″/68″/78″ lengths for custom set-ups.

Yakima SlimShady awning

 

Yakima SlimShady Awning is a lightweight awning mounted up the roof. It comes with universal mounting hardware, making it suitable for easy attachment to most types of roof racks. The awning is a 42-square-foot cover offering immediate protection from adverse weather conditions. The canopy is made of 420D nylon fabric which comes with PU coating, making it effectively waterproof and hard-wearing. When not in use, it can be rolled up into a case only 6.5 feet-wide, leaving enough space on the roof rack for other supplies.

Yakima kayak carrier

 

The Yakima JayLow is a J-cradle rooftop kayak mount that can carry up to two kayaks with a combined weight of up to 110 lbs. Indeed, it has multiple customizable settings depending on whether it is holding one or two boats.

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The J-Cradle position is fit for one boat, but two boats would be carried vertically in the stacker position. When not in use, you can simply fold the mount flat down. Installing the carrier is very easy and does not require any tools.

Yakima tool/paddle holders

 

Yakima TopGrip consists of a set of clamps that you can use to hold your paddle, shovel, axe and other tools securely on the roof rack. The clamps are padded; they can be fastened to any Yakima crossbar or the ShowDown mount. It allows for convenient transportation of a paddle and tools, relieved that they are up locked and secure. It can hold items up to 9 lbs in weight conveniently. In addition, the TopGrip clamps eliminate any risk of damage to the paddle shaft despite the tight grip.

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Yakima recovery track/RotopaX mounts

 

The RotopaX mounting kit is a custom t-slot mounting bracket for RotopaX pack mounts. This mounting kit will help a user never to worry about not having enough water or fuel. The kit is for attaching RotopaX water packs as well as fuel packs. As long as the weight is below 40 pounds, one can carry it conveniently. The kit can be installed easily as it adapts the same technology as the official RotopaX mounting system.

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The easy installation feature also applies to Yakima’s heavy-duty Recovery Track Mount. It is meant to secure tracks continually even while riding through rugged terrains. It can hold as many as four tracks of the models MAXTRAX MKII™, TRED Pro™ or TRED 800/1100™. Both the RotopaX mounting kit and the Recovery Track Mount are compatible with Truck Collection’s HD Bars and SideBar.

Yakima HoldUp Evo bike rack

 

The HoldUp EVO 2″ is a hitch-mounted tray rack designed for carrying two bikes at the back of the vehicle with adequate space to avoid frame contact. It features a universal design that makes it suitable for carrying classic bikes as well as the newer models with features like boost hubs or fat tires. The wheels of the bike are fastened to the wheels in order to protect the painted surfaces and the carbon frames from scratching. The rack comes with an all-new free-locking tool (SpeedKnob) which makes it more convenient to install and remove the hardware.

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2021 Ford Bronco Uniqueness

The 2021 Ford Bronco marks the beginning of a new generation (the sixth) of Ford Bronco, a line of SUVs with a legacy stretching back to the 1960’s. Its launch early last year had fans excited for the various new features that continue to establish the Ford Bronco’s uniqueness in the market. For one, the 2021 Ford Bronco is the first car in the world to use ArcelorMittal’s Fortiform 980 GI steel, a superior steel type with far greater ductility than predecessors and competitors.

Features like that give Ford Bronco over its closest competitors such as Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and LandRover Defender, among others. In terms of looks, the Ford Bronco’s retro design is a reinvention of earlier models without losing advanced modern functionality. Also, the Ford Bronco is highly customizable (removable doors and tops are one of its many customizable features), allowing users to enjoy their adventures to the fullest and on their own terms.

One of the reasons to choose the Ford Bronco is the ability to choose the features you want. Then Yakima extends your choices by providing activity-specific equipment that makes your adventures super convenient. One of the most common worries when going on outdoor adventures is how to carry the necessary gear needed without hassle. Yakima solves that problem for you. Whether you have a Ford Bronco or not, you should check out Yakima’s slew of vehicle accessories; you will definitely find something you need.

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