New Yakima platform rack system appeals to overland adventurers and weekend warriors.
Born and rigorously tested in the extreme conditions of the Australian Outback, Yakima’s new LockNLoad Heavy Duty Platform Roof Rack collection combines smart looks and even smarter engineering for hauling overlanding equipment as far off-road as your vehicle will take you. However, you needn’t leave civilization to appreciate the versatility of LockNLoad; it’s perfectly suited for transporting bikes, boats, boards, and skis, too.
“The LockNLoad platform racks represent a natural extension of Yakima’s existing rooftop offerings,” said Garrett Barnum, Category Director. “With adventurers going farther and farther off the grid, we’re able to provide them the versatility they demand with this low-profile roof rack and line of rugged accessories. At the same time, with its side-to-side slats that effectively act as crossbars, LockNLoad will appeal to those looking to simply haul their favorite gear to the trail, campsite, slopes, or coast.
A series of accessories allow the user to truly maximize the rack’s utility. LockNLoad accessories include perimeter rails, a light bar bracket, a high-lift jack holder, a spare tire restraint, a jerry can holder, and corner brackets for securing coolers and hard-shell containers. The platforms mount directly to Yakima SkyLine and TimberLine towers with LockNLoad SL adapters (sold separately). They also attach to any Yakima crossbars and nearly any factory or competitor crossbars with LockNLoad Crossbar Clamps (also sold separately). Integrated T-slots in every slat and the outer frame allow for the simple attachment of T-slot accessories.
LockNLoad platform racks are built to last with corrosion-resistant aluminum construction and powder coating for durability and style. LockNLoad is available in six different sizes with Yakima Off-Road ratings of 165 to 440 pounds (depending on vehicle fit and roof type). The LockNLoad collection (MSRP $729-$979) is available now at Yakima.com and associated retailers.
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