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Küat Introduces Innovative IBEX Truck Bed Rack Ecosystem and More

Küat, a premium vehicle rack systems designer, has revealed its new IBEX family of truck bed racks, aimed explicitly at the overlanding market and featuring a unique open hoop design that enables complete side bed access and is finished in an eye-catching automotive finish. The versatile IBEX is built for performance and backed by Küat’s No Worries Limited Warranty.

The product is made up of an all-aluminum construction, stainless steel, and automotive-grade hardware with a ballistic black powder coat. It also offers numerous T-channels, full and half-height options, and telescoping cross-bars that can be mounted on top of the frame with an adjustable height accessory kit. Available accessories include Molle panels that are Maxtrax and Rotopax compatible, a bottle opener, a shovel/axe holder, a Piston SR mount, an extra cross-bar kit, a grab handle, an antenna mount, a Hi-Lift jack mount, a Retrax mount, and an adjustable height cross-bar kit.

The IBEX features and specs include:

  • A 1,200 pound static weight capacity
  • 600 pound dynamic weight capacity
  • 300 pound off-road dynamic capacity

All base units include a T-slot mounting kit in the box, which is compatible with various truck models such as the Toyota Tacoma (required), Toyota Tundra (optional T-slot rails), Nissan Frontier (optional T-slot rails), Nissan Titan (optional T-slot rails), and the Jeep Gladiator (optional T-slot rails, coming in Q4).

The IBEX is available for pre-order and will ship in summer 2023, with prices ranging from $1489-$1589, depending on the SKU (stock-keeping units).

In addition to the IBEX, Küat is launching The Piston Pro bike rack, a more affordable version of their Piston Pro X.

This bike rack features an all-metal construction, OneTap hydro-pneumatic tire arms, no frame contact, tool-free wheel chock slides, a no-fade powder coat, stainless hardware, a semi-integrated high-strand 12mm cable lock, QuickConnect for speedy installation and removal, a FastFit tool-free wheel chock system, PedalPivot, a patented Flatlock hitch cam, and an optional eBike ramp for effortless loading.

Priced at $1098, shipping for The Piston Pro is scheduled to begin in June 2023.

Luke Kuschmeader, Founder and CEO of Küat said,

“The closer you get, the better it looks; the more you understand its versatility and capabilities, the more you see how good the IBEX truly is. We’ve always tried to thoughtfully design and produce products that give our customers options. With the Piston Pro, the rider that appreciates the design and the high-quality materials can also appreciate a version that costs a few hundred dollars less.”

Küat is also introducing five new HUK family tailgate pads made from fully welded, durable, and eco-friendly TPU fabric. The HUK tailgate pads come in various sizes to accommodate any truck and securely hold bikes with sturdy nylon straps. . This truck pad can transport up to 6 bikes, featuring welded seam construction, bomber TPU fabric, soft touch backing, an extra 1-inch padding on the top for enhanced cushioning, metal G-Hook buckles for a secure hold, a roll-up window for unobstructed backup camera views and easy tailgate access, compatibility with full-size trucks with tailgates 61-inches or wider, and a 3-year limited warranty

Shipping for the HUK tailgate pads is scheduled to start in May 2023, with prices starting at $298 for the HUK 61-inches Straight Tailgate Pad


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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell