Yakima Gatekeeper Tailgate Pad

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Description

For those riders with a ute looking for a rack solution, a tailgate pad is a great idea and the Yakima GateKeeper tailgate pad is an awesome bit of kit to transport up to 5 bikes in the back of your ute. Make with a durable nylon exterior, it protects your bike from your ute's tailgate and it has a soft felt backing to keep your ute's paint protected. The revised GateKeeper has integrated SitTight bike cradles that add extra stability and frame protection for your rigs. It has a large opening for the handle cover can open up to expose the reversing camera if required.

Features:

  • Tailgate pad for your ute that securely carries your bikes to the trailhead
  • Updated Velcro cradle closure system is easy on carbon bike frames and painted surfaces
  • Rugged nylon outer material resists abrasion and weather damage
  • Extra soft felt backing protects your ute's paint job
  • Integrated strap management system keeps the pad tight and secures on the way up the mountain
  • Has a 5 bike capacity and fits most full-size utes

Specs:

  • Weight 3.18 kg
  • Dimensions L 134.6 cm  x  H 43.2 cm  x  W 12.7 cm
  • 5 bike capacity
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Reviews

2.7

Velcro is terrible

by

Velcro is terrible, don't even bother

Excellent function, but won't last forever.

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I've been using the Gatekeeper for a solid 18 months.
It sits on the UTE nearly continuously, rain, hail or shine.
The underside of the pad is plush. I have zero marks or scratches on the tailgate so it's 5 stars in that department.
The neoprene cradles for the down tubes are supportive, soft and easy to wipe clean before you mount the bike up there.
There's lots of "pad" under the neoprene so again, 5 stars.
What doesn't get 5 stars is both the Velcro straps for the mounting pads, and the Velcro on the tailgate flap.
The straps have lost the ability to secure themselves, so a couple of the mounting points are now useless.
The pad material on the tail gate flat seems to have shrunk a little, so the Velcro strips no longer line up. You can get them to attach, but it's with excessive force that shouldn't be needed.
Overall, a good supportive and secure tailgate pad, but 18 months of hard work are showing signs of lack of longevity.

Yakima gatekeeper

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Previously used an Evoc tailgate pad , stupid design with 6 bike capacity for an Australian ute, for me the bikes are too close. In saying that the evoc pad held them very well, so anyway bought the Yakima gatekeeper as it’s a five bike capacity. The pad itself is of good quality as far as padding goes but doesn’t hold bikes as securely as the evoc pad, the retaining strap allows the bike to spin in the strap resulting in the bikes falling into each other, fixed it by holding the front brake on with a rubber band. If evoc made a 5 bike pad I’d buy one of those instead

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

Velcro is terrible

by

Velcro is terrible, don't even bother

Excellent function, but won't last forever.

by

I've been using the Gatekeeper for a solid 18 months.
It sits on the UTE nearly continuously, rain, hail or shine.
The underside of the pad is plush. I have zero marks or scratches on the tailgate so it's 5 stars in that department.
The neoprene cradles for the down tubes are supportive, soft and easy to wipe clean before you mount the bike up there.
There's lots of "pad" under the neoprene so again, 5 stars.
What doesn't get 5 stars is both the Velcro straps for the mounting pads, and the Velcro on the tailgate flap.
The straps have lost the ability to secure themselves, so a couple of the mounting points are now useless.
The pad material on the tail gate flat seems to have shrunk a little, so the Velcro strips no longer line up. You can get them to attach, but it's with excessive force that shouldn't be needed.
Overall, a good supportive and secure tailgate pad, but 18 months of hard work are showing signs of lack of longevity.

Yakima gatekeeper

by

Previously used an Evoc tailgate pad , stupid design with 6 bike capacity for an Australian ute, for me the bikes are too close. In saying that the evoc pad held them very well, so anyway bought the Yakima gatekeeper as it’s a five bike capacity. The pad itself is of good quality as far as padding goes but doesn’t hold bikes as securely as the evoc pad, the retaining strap allows the bike to spin in the strap resulting in the bikes falling into each other, fixed it by holding the front brake on with a rubber band. If evoc made a 5 bike pad I’d buy one of those instead

Specifications

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Yakima Gatekeeper Tailgate Pad736745074104

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