This Roof Rack Buying Guide comes directly from our friends over at YAKIMA.
ROOF RACK 101
When it comes to a multi-sport adventures, start at the top—of your vehicle, that is. A roof rack offers a world of options for carrying gear, but first you need to find the right fit. Building a system of bars, towers and attachments just takes a little fine tuning. We’re here to guide you through it!
Types of Roof Racks
Traditional Roof Rack
Organize and store your gear. Attach Yakima mounts to carry anything from Kayaks to Rooftop Tents.
Carry more gear with a higher weight rating. Attach more accessories for off grid travel.
Building a Complete Rack System
Attaching to the Vehicle
Your vehicle’s roof determines how the roof rack is attached. This is done using our specially engineered towers and attachments. Don’t worry, we’ve already figured all this out for you.
Attaching Your Mounts
Crossbars are how you attach gear mounts. Here’s where you get to make some choices: We offer four crossbars of various finishes, colors, and weight ratings to fit your needs.
Vehicle Roof Type