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  • Clamps onto truck bed rails without the need for drilling; combines with Yakima Round Bars (sold separately) to perfectly match truck width
  • Fits wide range of truck beds—available in full and compact sizes
  • Sold in half sets so that towers in the truck bed can be used in conjunction with rack over the cab; great for short beds
  • Perfect for carrying kayaks, canoes and much more
  • Heavy-duty construction handles loads up to 300 lbs.
  • Nearly any Yakima accessory can be attached to the Yakima Round Bars (sold separately), giving this rack system multisport capability
  • Compact size weighs 25 lbs. and Full size weighs 26 lbs.


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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for what it is this product is great for what it is; a very universal sturdy truck rack. this product is very easy to install and should work great on just about any truck. it may not fit perfectly on everything but it is a universal rack so i dont see how anyone could complain. its said to be able to hold 300 pounds and i believe it. very stable with the 150 pounds or so i routinely put on it. the only thing i would change is better padding between the rack and the top of the bedrails.
Date published: 2009-03-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Yakima Quality Seems to be Declining I've been using Thule and Yakima products for well over 25 or 30 years. About 15 years ago, I switched everything over to Yakima (from Thule). At that time, I believe, their products were made in the USA. Some time during the past decade or so, they moved their manufacturing to places like Mexico, and the quality has never been the same. So, this product is sufficient and useful in many ways, but the fit and finish just aren't that great. Here are a number of examples: (1) The screws that secure the crossbar to the top of the support were not easily tightened; the internal nut seemed to skip or twist as they were tightened, and the general quality of the screws is poor; they deformed a little, and I doubt that they could be re-installed more than a few times without stripping completely. (2) The protective plastic "padding" under the supports isn't precisely the same size as the part of the bracket to which they are supposed to adhere; this looks a little sloppy when installed. (3) The adhesive intended to attach the protective plastic to the base of the vertical supports is not sufficient; the plastic pads will probably simply fall off if the brackets are removed from the truck. (4) The "J" anchor set-up is just, well, cheap; it seems sufficient, but it's just cheesy. The bolt is too long (for my full-sized Chev pickup), so that at least 1"-1.5" of threads are exposed. This doesn't look very "clean" and it could be a minor safety issue. (5) The alignment of the "J" anchor and the bracket tube is poor and of variable quality. On some of the brackets, the washer doesn't sit flat or flush on the bracket due to poor quality welding and/or improper alignment during construction. Having said all this, I think that this product will serve its intended purpose reasonably well, but don't expect to be impressed. I would recommend this product to anyone who can live with the less-than-stellar quality.
Date published: 2009-03-08
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Is the max weight 300 pounds per bar, or 300 pounds for a set of two (bars)?

Asked by: Robert95376
The 300 pound weight capacity for the Outdoorsman 300 Towers is specific to two sets of brackets.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-19
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