Yakima Car Racks

Yakima Brand Car Racks

Before Steve Cole and Don Banducci bought a small machine shop named Yakima Industries, the only roof rack company out there was all the way in Sweden. These two friends took their new shop to California and started to design and produce some of the best car rack products ever built.

Within five years, Yakima had become the #1 name for roof racks in America. They became sponsors of Olympic cycling teams, and stuck hard to their motto "Regardless of your destination or adventure, Yakima helps get you, your friends and all your gear there, allowing you to focus on what really matters."

Today, Yakima produces some of the best rack products available under their own name, in addition to the popular Whispbar and Prorack brands. Currently operating out of Portland Oregon, Yakima has remained the racks by, and for, Americans.

“With Rack Attack’s unparalleled service, expert advice and professional installation; our consumers have a trusted partner for the Yakima family of brands.” - Ryan D. Martin CEO Yakima Products Inc.

Rack Attack is the premier retailer of Yakima Racks in North America. We carry their full product line, are knowledgeable about installations on nearly every vehicle, and are happy to stand behind every Yakima product we sell. If you need assistance with your Yakima rack, contact us and let us know what you need.

If you're looking for instructions for your Yakima Rack, head to our full list of instructions.

To put a Yakima roof rack on your car, input your vehicle's information into our fit guide.

Featured Product Line: The Yakima Fatcat ski racks

Yakima Base Roof Racks

No matter what you want to carry, everything starts with getting a couple of bars across the roof of your car. Getting two cross-bars across your roof is easy, but can seem a little complicated due to the huge variety of racks available for all different vehicle makes and models

To quickly find what's best for your car, use our fit guide, but keep reading for a quick summary of the different types of roof racks Yakima provides (there are a lot of choices when choosing a roof rack. The products below are just one example of many. Also, locks are sold seperately with all of the racks below.)

For Vehicles with a Bare Roof

The Most common style of rack sold these days is for roofs with a completely bare roof. For this style of vehicle Yakima uses a rack system that sits on your roof, and mounts by clamping into your door jams. It's both removable and secure, a perfect combination. This style of rack setup needs three parts:

Note: Only the towers below are universal. You need to get the specific fit kit and load bars made to fit your specific vehicle!

Towers

Yakima Q Towers

Yakima Q Towers - CLEARANCE SALE

The Q in Yakima Q Towers stands for the quadruple movement capability of the tower and the clip. Yakima Q Towers are the most versatile fitting tower system for vehicles without rain gutters not to mention their super quick installation.

Bars

Yakima 58 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 58 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 58 Inch Cross Bars are great load carriers for Yakima's Multipurpose Base Rack Systems. Price listed is for two bars, suitable to fit one Yakima rack system. End caps not included with bars, they are included with towers.

Fit Kit

Yakima Q99 Clip

Yakima Q99 Clip

Yakima Q99 Clip is designed to fit specific vehicles without rain gutters like a glove. Sold as a pair, order 2 pairs of Q Clips to fit 4 Q Towers. Using the Q99 Clip with the appropriate vehicles insures your Yakima Q Towers fit tight and secure.

For Vehicles with Raised Rails

Many SUVs and some Wagons come with raised rails running front to back on your roof. Yakima's rack for this style of car is fittingly named the 'Railgrab'. This style of rack setup needs two parts:

Note: Only the towers below are universal. You need to get load bars made to fit the width of your specific vehicle!

Towers

Yakima RailGrab

Yakima RailGrab

No matter what kind of rails you have on your vehicle, the Yakima RailGrab does just what its name implies. The Yakima RailGrab grabs onto your rails and refuses to go; finally a tower that mounts to both raised rail and flush factory roof racks.

Bars

Yakima 48 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 48 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 48 Inch Cross Bars are great load carriers for Yakima's Multipurpose Base Rack Systems. Price listed is for two bars, suitable to fit one Yakima rack system. End caps not included with bars, they are included with towers.

For Vehicles with Tracks (Or Custom Installations)

If you have no stock fit for your vehicle, want to do something unique, or have factory tracks running from the front to the back of your roof, a track mounted setup is for you. This style of rack setup needs three parts:

Note: Only the towers below are universal. You need to get the specific kit and load bars made to fit your specific vehicle!

Towers

Yakima Control Tower

Yakima Control Tower

The Yakima Control Tower is the base rack solution for cars with factory racks. Yakima Control Towers attach to factory rack tracks, replacing the factory rack and creating a dependable Yakima multi-purpose base rack system.

Bars

Yakima 66 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 66 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 66 Inch Cross Bars are great load carriers for Yakima's Multipurpose Base Rack Systems. Price listed is for two bars, suitable to fit one Yakima rack system. End caps not included with bars, they are included with towers.

Fit Kit

Yakima Landing Pad 6

Yakima Landing Pad 6

The Yakima Landing Pad 6 creates a solid mounting point for the Yakima Control Tower on camper shells or tonneau covers. The Landing Pad 6 is made for a fiberglass roof.

For Vehicles with Rain Gutters

Older vehicles were built with rain gutters. Some current models of vans still have these gutters as well, and you can mount a rack directly to them! This style of rack setup needs two parts:

Note: Only the towers below are universal. You need to get load bars made to fit the width of your specific vehicle!

Towers

Yakima 1A  Raingutter Towers

Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers

The Yakima 1A Raingutter is the ideal tower that attaches to vehicles with raingutters, or with brackets to truck caps and camper shells. If your car has raingutters, look no further than the Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers.

Bars

Yakima 48 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 48 Inch Cross Bars

Yakima 48 Inch Cross Bars are great load carriers for Yakima's Multipurpose Base Rack Systems. Price listed is for two bars, suitable to fit one Yakima rack system. End caps not included with bars, they are included with towers.

Our Top-Selling Yakima Bike Racks

Yakima FrontLoader

Yakima FrontLoader

The Yakima FrontLoader fits to multiple types of crossbars. FrontLoader is the most versatile bike rack ever. Bikes stay vertical as they roll onto the rack for quick and easy loading. Best-in-class consumer-focused design and security.

Yakima Ridgeback 4-Bike

Yakima Ridgeback 4-Bike

The Yakima Ridgeback 4-Bike is a hitch mast bike carrier that goes long on features, including the UpperHand control lever that tilts the mast to make access to your rear hatch a cinch.

Yakima HoldUp 2-inch Black

Yakima HoldUp 2-inch Black

The Yakima HoldUp 2-inch Black is a premium tray mount hitch bike carrier that allows for easy loading and unloading of bikes. The Yakima HoldUp 2-inch Black attaches to your vehicle's existing 2" hitch receiver.

Our Top-Selling Yakima Kayak Racks

Yakima JayLow

Yakima JayLow

The Yakima JayLow allows you to carry 1 boat in J-cradle position or 2 boats in vertical position, and folds down when not in use. There may be divas on your road trip but this fabulous boat carrier is very low maintenance.

Yakima EvenKeel Flexible Boat Saddles

Yakima EvenKeel Flexible Boat Saddles

Yakima EvenKeel, comes with universal attachment system for fitting with round and square cross bars. HullFlex design conforms to your boat for unbeatable protection. Includes, straps, hooks and bow/stern tie-downs. Easy tool free installation.

Yakima HullyRollers with Tie Down

Yakima HullyRollers with Tie Down

The Yakima HullyRollers with Tie Down Straps make loading your kayak smooth and simple. Sold in pairs so you can make a set with Mako saddles, sold separately, or by ordering another pair of Yakima HullyRollers for carrying one boat.

Our Top-Selling Yakima Cargo Boxes

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite

The ultra-premium multi-sport Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite features a Carbonite dimpled texture surface that slices through the air and looks great. The Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite offers 16 cubic feet of storage space making your vehicle feel bigger.

Yakima RocketBox Pro 14

Yakima RocketBox Pro 14

The Yakima RocketBoxPro 14 is just as wide as the 12, but has 2 more cubic feet. This box is great way to add 14 more cubic feet of storage space to your SUV, CUV, and wagon.

Yakima SkyBox 21 Carbonite

Yakima SkyBox 21 Carbonite

The ultra-premium multi-sport Yakima SkyBox 21 Carbonite features a Carbonite dimpled texture surface that slices through the air and looks great. The Yakima SkyBox 21 Carbonite offers 21 cubic feet of storage space making your vehicle feel bigger.

Our Top-Selling Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks

Yakima FatCat 6 Black

Yakima FatCat 6 Black

The Yakima FatCat 6 Black is the top-of-the-line snow rack that features great aerodynamics, locks for complete security, and now comes in a premium mirror black finish. The Yakima FatCat 6 can easily handle 6 pairs of fatty skis or 4 snowboards.

Yakima Big PowderHound with Locks

Yakima Big PowderHound with Locks

Yakima has redesigned their classic snow rack to provide great value at an affordable price. The Yakima Big PowderHound includes locks and will safely carry up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards to and from any destination.

Yakima PowderHound with Locks

Yakima PowderHound with Locks

If you are pinching pennies, you might have to pinch yourself over your ability to afford the newly redesigned classic Yakima PowderHound with locks. The Yakima PowderHound with locks carries up to 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards, security included.