Yakima makes gear to help make memories. Firmly invested in building good times between great friends, the folks at Yakima understand that no matter where you’re going you are ready for adventure, presenting you with a product to help you tackle just that. They believe in providing you as much room as possible, allowing you to take more friends, a motto speaking directly to their bottom line. Life is best spent with the people who inspire and encourage you, so be sure to take them with you. Thanks to Yakima, you can.
Born out of a small machine shop in Washington State, Yakima’s founders turned the shop, and the company, into something a bit more ambitious. 1979 saw them move operations south to Arcata, California, with the purpose of helping their customers better use their vehicles to store their friends, instead of cumbersome gear. Since then, Yakima has hit a number of exciting milestones while becoming the industry leader they are today, consistently innovating and building fortuitous partnerships with countless brands and organizations. None of this has changed the mission plan and values for Yakima; if anything, their consistent ascent has helped embolden the cause. What started with simple car racks has grown to a product line that produces kits for just about any possible configuration, ensuring everyone the pleasure of having access to all Yakima has to offer.
It started with car racks, but it’s about way more than that. Whether you’re hoping to pack up some extra gear before hunting and fishing, eagerly anticipating the winter season for some snowsport adventures, or just looking to bring your bike camping, Yakima is committed to getting you and your crew out there. Better than ever after almost four decades, the Yakima team is determined to be your outdoor gear solution for whatever happens next.