Now you can take a taste of America's Best Idea with you wherever you go
Now you can take a taste of America's Best Idea with you wherever you go (Photo: Yakima)

Yakima Wants to Give You This Sweet National Parks Cargo Box

All you have to do is visit a National Park and get very, very lucky

Now you can take a taste of America's Best Idea with you wherever you go
Jeff Foss

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National parks are having a fanboy moment. It's the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, after all, and just about everyone wants a piece of the commemorative action. The list includes President Obama, who last week christened a new national monument in Maine (and will have visited over 30 parks during his tenure), as well as tons of gear companies whose existence depends on America’s enduring passion for the outdoors.

While some of the commemorative NPS products seem misguided (think National Parks Monopoly), Yakima straight crushed it with its Centennial Showcase 15. This limited-edition cargo box features a slick wraparound graphic from Oregon-based illustrator Adam Haynes depicting prominent parks in vivid detail—places like Yellowstone, Redwoods, Mt. Rainier, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Glacier, Joshua Tree, Aches, and the Great Smokies. Why spackle your cargo box with stickers when you can have Yakima do it for you, and make it look way cooler?

We'd smile too if we had one of these up top

This rooftop mural also happens to be a top-notch road-trip companion. It has 15 cubic feet of cargo space, a dual opening (so you can access gear from the driver or passenger sides), an easy push-button latch (with SKS locks) and a tampered tail that won’t butt up against your tailgate. 

Fittingly, you’ll have to spend some time in a national park to score one. The contest is simple: snap an inspiring photo from inside your favorite park (or use a photo from a previous adventure), then post it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #YakimaNPContest. Enter between now and Thursday for a chance to win.

Since Yakima made just 10 of these (and only three are part of the giveaway), the competition will be fierce. However, you can also win an original print from Adam Haynes or, if Yakima feels bad enough for you, an NPS sticker pack. The stickers should immediately be applied to your current cargo box to make it feel less insecure when compared to the Centennial Showcase 15.

Lead Photo: Yakima

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