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Free up your truck bed for – you guessed it! – even MORE gear.

The Yakima Outdoorsman 300 Full Size is a no-drill rack solution for trucks that holds gear up top and leave space in your truck bed. The Outdoorsman 300 clamps right onto the truck bed rails with no drilling required. It fits a wide range of truck beds, from compact (see YAK0094) to full size, and is compatible with any Yakima accessory for full multi-sport capability. With heavy duty construction, the Outdoorsman 300 can handle up to 300lbs. Requires round bars that match truck width, sold separately. OUTDOORSMAN 300 SOLD INDIVIDUALLY (pictured black above). GET TWO FOR A PAIR (as pictured above).

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Functional and stout.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I needed a creative way to carry 2 sea kayaks and various other Yakima accessories on my 1963 VW Single Cab pickup truck. It took some engineering and creativity, but the system works great and is firm and secure - even on a 54-year-old truck.

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Can these be used to transport a 16ft canoe?

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    We chose the Yakima/Outdoorsman 300 - Full Size towers to carry our two kayaks (Dagger and Vapor). They were a cinch to install (even with a liner in our truck bed). The only thing is, we can't leave them on our truck because they're too tall to get in and out of our garage, so we have to put them on and take them off every time we go kayaking. But while they're on, they are extremely sturdy and we've never had an issue with anything coming loose.

    Do these things adjust vertically?

    Do these things adjust vertically?

    Hey jkutlesa317195,

    I checked on the Yakima Outdoorsman 300 and it does not vertically adjust once it is installed.

    Unanswered Question

    Will the Outdoors 300 fit a 2006 Dodeg Ram...

    Will the Outdoors 300 fit a 2006 Dodeg Ram short bed pickup? How tall is the tower? How far above the truck will the tower extend

    Sorry this may be a dumb question. Is the...

    Sorry this may be a dumb question. Is the price listed on the site for one rack tower or the pair? I know you have to buy the bars separate. Thanks

    One tower. Buy two if you want a pair.

    Wiil this rack fit a 2001 chevy 2500 hd...

    Wiil this rack fit a 2001 chevy 2500 hd crew cab

    Your best bet is to click on the Car Rack Configurator at the top and go through the steps. It will tell you if that rack is compatible with your model of truck.

    Yakima Outdoorsman 300

      Works great for two yaks. Better than putting in the back of the truck. Not as easy as I thought putting the yaks up there but worth the effort.

      do you need additional gear to mount kayaks...

      do you need additional gear to mount kayaks to this?

      Best Answer

      Kayaks are escape artists. That aerodynamic quality that makes them slice through the water also makes them want to take flight. In addition to tie-down straps, bow and stern tie-downs and possibly the Yakima BoatLocker, I'd take a look at the Yakima Crossbar Pads for that added bit of friction and a way to protect your kayak when you're hauling it.

      Simple, solid racking

        This thing is a breeze to setup. No worries about scratching or denting up your bed rails. Fits nicely on GM trucks. Stable and solid so you can cruise down the interstate with total confidence. Doesn't waste your whole evening after work to setup for day trip to the lake. No drilling, no hammering, and no struggling. I never thought it would be this easy to throw on the racking and kayaks and be gone in an hour.