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Maxsa Vs Maxtrax

During offroading and overloading expeditions, getting stuck in the sand, mud or bushes will often be an inevitable circumstance. While a great 4WD is a must for outdoor expeditions, it is equally important to have reliable gear as well.

Traction mats are a must for any outdoor expedition as they are the key to getting your 4WD unstuck. When being back on the road in as less time as possible becomes important, traction mats like MAXSA Escaper Buddy and MAXTRAX are among the best options to pick from.

We will now take a closer look at both the traction mats and compare them in the end for a better understanding of which mat stands out in what category.

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Weeride Co Pilot Vs Pro Pilot Review: Which Is Right For You?

If you’re like me, you’re dreading the day when your child finally decides they want to learn how to ride a bike but they’re still not capable of controlling their very own bike just yet.

When we were younger, your parents probably threw you onto your own little bike and coached you from the driveway of your childhood home. While some may still be able to do that, there may be advantages to using a bike trailer to teach your kids how to ride their first bike.

  • They can learn how to balance themselves with your help without crouching over them the whole time.
  • They can go for bike rides with you and enjoy them without the stress or worry of them suddenly veering off into traffic.
  • And if they happen to get tired and don’t feel like pedaling anymore, there’s no more worrying about how to get a child plus their bike and your own bike home all at once.

It’s a win-win situation.

Not all bike trailers are built the same, but we decided to focus on the Weeride Co Pilot and Pro Pilot for this review because they both come highly rated on Amazon.

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Yakima Megawarrior Vs Loadwarrior Review

Yakima is one of the most popular brands you’ll hear biking enthusiasts mention when anyone suggests who to go to for bike racks or roof racks.

Their reputation to produce quality products that anyone can rely on has positioned them as one of the top brands for biking or outdoors enthusiasts; so today we’ll look into two popular rooftop baskets produced from Yakima themselves: The Yakima Megawarrior and the Loadwarrior.

But first, why would anyone want a rooftop basket?

If you need to carry additional equipment or gear that you don’t have room in your vehicle for, then a cargo basket can make it easy to tote extras.

Now let’s jump into why we think the Yakima Megawarrior or Loadwarrior should be at the top of your list…

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Thule Square Bar Vs Aeroblade Review

If you want to install any kind of rooftop accessory on your vehicle, you’ll need a roof rack system to do so. Once installed, you can mount nearly any kind of cargo boxes, bike racks, etc.

These roof racks in combination with foot packs (sold separately) will give you that capability.

But you can’t just run out and pick whichever one. Some require more consideration with others as we found out with one of the products below.

Keep reading to find out whether the Thule Aeroblade is better than the Thule Square.

The results might surprise you…

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Thule Sidearm Vs Yakima Frontloader Review

With all the bike racks available, it can be difficult picking the right one.
And with your bikes possibly being one of your biggest investments the pressure is on.

The wrong or cheap bike rack comes at a high cost when you travel a lot or when you’re driving at high speeds. There’s a possibility that they won’t hold up and your bike may go flying off the back of your car while on the highway.

You don’t want that and neither do we. So that’s why we’re comparing two popular bike racks that will help you get on the road faster without having to wade through all the different choices.

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Yakima Highroller Vs Frontloader Mount Review

Both the Yakima Highroller and the Yakima Frontloader are attractive options when considering installing a bike rack to your car’s roofing system, but the differences between the two may make one option more attractive than the other.

Namely, the installation and ease of mounting your bikes.

In this review we put the Highroller and the Frontloader head to head so that you can determine which one is best for you. So if you’re short on time and want a simple solution, keep reading to see which bike rack system we recommend for you.

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Yakima Jetstream Vs Whispbar Review

A roof rack system opens up the possibilities of being able to use your car to haul everything from bikes, cargo boxes, to kayaks.

The Jetstream and Whispbar is not a complete roof rack system, but rather the cross rails that will allow you to attach those extra accessories securely.

In this review lineup, we’ll compare both products side by side so you can determine which one will work best for you and your lifestyle.

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Thule Force Vs Yakima Skybox Rooftop Car Boxes Review

Traveling is already stressful without having to worry about how to strategically pack all of your family’s belongings into one cramped vehicle.

Aside from upgrading to a larger vehicle or renting a small tow trailer, there’s a much cheaper alternative that won’t affect your wallet in the long run and can save you the frustration and hassle of playing Tetris with suitcases and bags.

Today we’ll be looking at the Thule Force and Yakima Skybox rooftop car boxes.

We won’t go into the specifics of the sizes since the only key differences between all the models is, well, size.

That said, we’ve always suggested going for the next size up whenever you’re in doubt. So if you’re not sure if the medium will hold all those sleeping bags (and a few extras), maybe you should consider the next size up. We’ll make it easier by listing the sizes and dimensions in a table below as well.

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