YAKIMA LONGHAUL

RRP: $399

Taking bikes on holidays is often a right royal pain. Yakima’s LongHaul is a four-bike, hitch-mount (50mm) carrier designed for vehicles, camper trailers and caravans, and it’s easy to fit. Weighing in at 14.5kg, the LongHaul can lug four bikes (max weight of 17kg per bike) and will hold them securely thanks to Yakima’s SuperCush ZipStrip cradles. These, along with the anti-sway cradles, ensure the bikes are secure and don’t bang into each other. The LongHaul’s folding arms are easy to use and allow the rack (when folded) to remain on the hitch without getting in the way. There are two locks – the HitchLock secures the rack to the hitch, while the LockDown cable locks the bike(s) to the rack – both of which can be locked using the one supplied key. Best of all, the LongHaul includes Yakima’s ubiquitous inbuilt bottle opener – say no more.

RRP: $399

Website: www.yakima.com.au