NYTimes.com – Featuring Aero Midsize Cargo Carrier – December 11, 2014

Forget the GoPro and the Bluetooth gloves. This season’s best ski and snowboard gear takes full advantage of technology to simply help improve your experience on the slopes. Ski materials like lightweight carbon, gloves that warm your hands effectively and boards that help ease your ascent are a few examples of the items that take the essentialist approach to skiing and boarding. At right is a fuller look at these and more…

WB701 Aero Midsize Cargo Carrier: The best, and most efficient, way to transport skis and snowboards to the mountain is in an enclosed carrier that protects bindings and bases from road grit, salt and other potentially damaging elements. But carriers are usually accompanied by a noticeable amount of wind noise and drag, which compromises fuel efficiency. That is not the case with this exceptionally aerodynamic carrier, which was introduced last winter and is still best in class. It provides 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space, accommodating skis up to 190 centimeters long, and opens from either side via spring-loaded hinges. The carrier attaches to any roof rack — no tools required — but performs most efficiently with Whispbar mounting rails, whose shape is inspired by wings.

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NYTimes.com – Featuring WB701 – December 11, 2014

Forget the GoPro and the Bluetooth gloves. This season’s best ski and snowboard gear takes full advantage of technology to simply help improve your experience on the slopes. Ski materials like lightweight carbon, gloves that warm your hands effectively and boards that help ease your ascent are a few examples of the items that take the essentialist approach to skiing and boarding. At right is a fuller look at these and more…

WB701 Aero Midsize Cargo Carrier: The best, and most efficient, way to transport skis and snowboards to the mountain is in an enclosed carrier that protects bindings and bases from road grit, salt and other potentially damaging elements. But carriers are usually accompanied by a noticeable amount of wind noise and drag, which compromises fuel efficiency. That is not the case with this exceptionally aerodynamic carrier, which was introduced last winter and is still best in class. It provides 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space, accommodating skis up to 190 centimeters long, and opens from either side via spring-loaded hinges. The carrier attaches to any roof rack — no tools required — but performs most efficiently with Whispbar mounting rails, whose shape is inspired by wings.

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Adventure.NationalGeographic.com – Featuring WB401 Kayak Carrier – Fall/Winter 2014

yakima-kayak-carrier_84983_600x450The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means embracing the rare (eiderdown!), the clever (Gore-Tex under the foot!), and the revolutionary (a probe that divines avalanches!), while other times it just means leveraging existing ideas in new ways to make adventure safer, more comfortable, and more fun…

Putting a kayak on the roof of your vehicle is just about the last thing that most people want to do, but with the very sleek and stealthy Yakima Whispbar WB401 you might find yourself actually enjoying the process. The WB401 has the same design sense of the ultraquiet Whispbar rack itself—sculpted into a low profile like a luxury sportster—and it folds flat and nearly out of sight when it’s not in use. When you’re ready to go for a paddle, you prop the bow of the boat on the WB401′s rollers, slide it onto the roof, tilt the carrier’s wings until they cup the sides of the boat, and cinch it all down with the included straps…

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GearPatrol.com – Featuring Through Bar – November 13, 2014

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Storage Meets Speed: For the gent with a lot of gear, a set of roof bars is always a good investment, and Yakima’s Whispbar system is one of the best kits out there. So named because their low-drag profile doesn’t produce that annoying whistling sound at speed, the Whispbar’s different setups are suitable for bikes, kayaks and a variety of Yakima cargo boxes, and can lug up to 165 pounds.

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PSFK.com – Featuring Flush Bar, Through Bar and Rail Bar – November 3, 2014

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The Tesla Model S is a car that is as sleek as it is efficient to drive: with 0 emissions and 3.2 second 0-60 max acceleration, is not an automobile built for superfluities. To match its svelte aesthetic, Tesla has exclusively partnered with premium rack designers Whispbar to create a minimal, luxury auto rack system…

Depending on required carrying capacity, Whispbar offers three bar systems. The Flush Bar system is standard for the Tesla models and follows the curved lines of the auto hood. For extended capacity, the Through Bar carries larger ger, such as kayaks and several bikes. Vehicles with pre-installed factory side rails can utilize the ultra-minimal Rail Bar. Each bar system corresponds to an array of mounting accessories for cycle, snow, etc. Whispbar has received wide recognition for this modular system design, most notably winning a 2013 Red Dot Award for product design excellence in its WB200 Fork Mount Bicycle Carrier.

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SneakerReport.com – Featuring S1 Base Rack – October 29, 2014

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The Whispbar system is here to revolutionize the cargo management game. Desgined from the car up, the Whispbar is specifically designed to integrate with and enhance the look of the vehicle beneath it. Unlike the other racks on our list, the Whispbar comes with an arsenal of accessories so that you can mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, and more. Making the Whispbar even more versatile is its compatibility with the Yakima and Thule accessories. Head over to Whispbar to view the full line of compatible accessories.

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AtlantaTrails.com – Featuring Whispbar Through Bar and WB200 – October 2014

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In addition to hiking and running, I also love cycling and kayaking: there’s just something incredibly refreshing about Georgia’s beautiful outdoors. And to transport my cycling and paddling gear, I’ve tried a number of roof rack systems for my vehicles over the years. The racks I’ve tried in the past, regardless of price, were similar: they were loud, boxy, clunky, and looked more like an appendage than an accessory on the roof of my vehicle…

And then I found Whispbar: an aerodynamic, beautifully styled rack system from Yakima that’s not only nearly silent, it actually adds to the clean, understated beauty of my Q5. And compared to my Q5’s factory bars, the Whispbar profile is much more streamlined, stylish and considerably quieter on the road…

I’ve been testing the Whispbar car rack system on my Audi Q5, and after several thousand miles on the road, I love this rack. I love Whispbar’s easy installation, rapid-swap accessory racks and beautiful design aesthetic. And, Whispbar preserves the quiet ride of my Audi: the roof rack is nearly silent, even in cross breezes and at highway speeds.

The perfect car roof rack? Based on my experience, I think so…

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