Icey Tek vs Yeti

icey tek vs yeti

There’s nothing worse than coming back to the campground and finding the food in your cooler spoiled because the ice melted and now everything is soggy and wet.

They’re essential to every camping or outdoor adventure but we don’t really pay them any mind until it comes time to dust them off or when we’re opening them and hoping our food and drinks are still cold.

A cheap cooler will do the job for short spurts of time, but what if you intend to be out all day or for several days?

Then you need something more reliable other than the cooler you can pick up from your grocery store on the way to heading out for your trip.

In this review, we’ve reviewed a popular cooler that has a popular following and another cooler from a manufacturer that is slowly climbing the ranks: The Yeti and The Icey-Tek.

Looking for your next cooler to take with you on your next adventure?

Keep reading.

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Kuat NV 2.0 Vs Sherpa 2.0 Review

kuat nv 2.0 vs Sherpa 2

Bike racks make it possible to travel anywhere with your bike without having to break it down or stuff it into your vehicle.

Of course, you can’t just pick any bike rack and hope for the best. Well, you can, but you may end up disappointed. Or worse, find out that the rack won’t work for your particular bike.

For the purpose of this review, we’ll be talking about two highly rated rear mount racks: The Kuat NV 2.0 and the Sherpa 2.0. We liked both of them, but each are ideal under certain circumstances.

Keep reading to see which one will work best for you.

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Thule Force Vs Yakima Skybox: Rooftop Car Boxes Review

thule force vs yakima skybox rooftop car boxes

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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Yakima Jetstream Vs Whispbar Review

Yakima Jetstream vs Whispbar

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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Yakima Highroller Vs Frontloader Mount Review

yakima highroller vs front loader mount complete bike

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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Thule Sidearm Vs Yakima Frontloader Review

thule sidearm vs yakima frontloader

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 the Thule Sidearm versus the Frontloader.

We want to help you get on the road faster without having to wade through all the different choices.

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Thule Square Bar Vs Aeroblade Review

thule square bar vs aeroblade

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 Traverse (480) Vs Thule Rapid Traverse (480R) Foot Pack

thule 480 vs 480r

Installing a rack on your naked car roof can prove to be difficult and confusing if you don’t know what you’re doing.

These two-foot packs we’re reviewing today will make the process a little less complicated but will also ensure you won’t have to spend a small fortune down the road when your cheap footpacks break or fail.

The last thing you want to worry about is your Kayak flying off your roof while cruising down the highway doing 50mph.

Thule is well known for creating quality gear, so let’s get right into our Thule 480 vs 480r review.

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Yakima Megawarrior Vs Loadwarrior Review

yakima megawarrior vs loadwarrior

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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