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Front Runner Outfitters Offers New Racks for Jeep Gladiator

May 21, 2020

South African overland brand launches options for cab and bed rack kits for the Jeep Gladiator JT 

Front Runner Outfitters, the South African-based adventure travel gear company, known for dependable, innovative, and thoughtfully designed overlanding and camping equipment, releases two new rack options engineered specifically for the 2019-to-current Jeep Gladiator JT. With two rack options available, the Jeep Gladiator JT Extreme Roof Rack Kit and Load Bed Rack Kit can be directly integrated with the Gladiator’s factory mounting points for a seamless installation.

Building on its trusted reputation in vehicle outfitting, Front Runner continues to deliver top-notch manufacturing, proven durability, and thoughtful compatibility solutions for new vehicle models with the addition of the Jeep Gladiator JT Extreme Roof Rack Kit and Load Bed Rack Kit. The added offering for a new Jeep model is a nod to the adventurous spirit that Front Runner and Jeep embody, and with over 55 accessories to custom outfit the Slimline II Rack, Gladiator owners now have a great solution for hauling adventure gear.

“With the tried-and-true modular Slimline II roof rack system that we offer for many makes and models, we knew that the Jeep Gladiator was a natural addition to our lineup,” says Stanley Illman, founder and chairman of Front Runner Outfitters. “Our roof rack systems have relentlessly supported adventure travel around the globe with capable vehicles and we’re proud to offer a rugged and sophisticated option for Gladiator owners.”

The Front Runner Jeep Gladiator JT Extreme Roof Rack Kit contains all of the components needed to cleanly mount a Slimline II cargo tray and Wind Deflector to the Gladiator’s mounting points on the body and roll cage, allowing users to quickly and easily remove the Freedom Panels without affecting the rack system. This provides an unobtrusive, high-performance, and nearly indestructible solution that distributes the cargo load evenly across the roll bars and body of the vehicle. The Load Bed Rack Kit employs the use of the factory installed bed rail tracks to offer a strong and direct mounted option for added cargo capabilities above the bed of the vehicle.

“We have put a lot of thought into making this system work directly with the factory mounting options of the Gladiator for an elegant and robust integration with the vehicle,” adds Illman. “As is true with all Front Runner racks, we pushed this new rack to the limits in unrelenting conditions. This is the standard we have at Front Runner and ensures we know when a product is ready to be launched.”

With the cargo tray constructed of black epoxy powder coated T6 aluminum and the mounting system built with 3CR12 stainless steel, without the use of plastic, these elements add up to a nearly indestructible configuration and like all Front Runner Racks, the Jeep Gladiator JT Extreme Roof Rack Kit and Load Bed Rack Kit are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

The Front Runner Slimline II rack kit for Jeep Gladiator JT (MSRP: $1,259 USD) will be available May 21, 2020 directly from or through your local Front Runner official dealer.

For more information about Front Runner, please direct media inquiries to Account Manager Eric Hockman at [email protected]

About Front Runner Outfitters: Front Runner Outfitters was born from the need for smarter, more durable vehicle-based adventure travel gear. A group of dissatisfied friends from South Africa combined their backgrounds in engineering, design, manufacturing and off-road racing to develop innovative and tough roof racks, water tanks, tents, awnings, drawer systems and camping accessories. Front Runner Outfitters’ manufacturing facility outside of Johannesburg, South Africa uses world class state-of-the-art manufacturing practices to produce quality products with intelligent design: