The Port Tack Racks Patrol Rack is a snowmobile rack to hold your skis, snowboards, extra fuel, or gear bag while you're riding your snowmobile. The rack fits secures to the snowmobile tunnel, and then we have accessories to customize what you'd like to bring along with you, like a snowboard holder, a ski carrier, or accessory straps for items to put into the middle of the rack.
When you need large capacity on your snowmobile adventures and want to take along extra gear - two snowboards or two sets of skis, ten gallons of gas, ski boots, a chainsaw, ice auger, snowshoes, a gear bah this rack can do it.
For those who bought our Large Rack or Compact Rack in the first ten years, the Patrol Rack is just a bit smaller than the Large Rack but bigger than the Compact. Critically, we managed to keep the gap between the front and back ski and snowboard mounts the same as they were on the large rack, so your gear will be taken care of nicely. If you need to carry a lot of extra gear and gas this is the rack for you.
The system is a perfect fit for SkiDoo Summit and Polaris RMK. Put a Patrol Rack and ski carrier or snowboard holder on and you're all set.
All Prices in USD. Free shipping is included on all orders over $200 to mainland Canada and the United States.
What it holds (sold separately):
- 8 gallons of gas
(2 x 5G gas cans or 2 x 2.5G gas cans)
- 1 Snowboard holder or Ski holder per side with Mount Kits
- whatever else you want to lash in, or onto the rack (safety gear, ski boots, ice auger, chainsaw)
Size: L 19.25", W 17", H 7"
Weight: 2.7 pounds
Material: structural aluminum, fully welded for strength then powder-coated (it is bombproof!)
Rack Includes all mounting hardware and bolts required for installation (accessories and mount kits available separately).
Compatible with all major sled types:
Requires 19.5" or more of tunnel length (unless you don't mind it overhanging on the back) and a tunnel width of 17" for flush mounting, can be mounted on tunnels as narrow as 14".
Installation is pretty simple and typically takes 20 minutes requiring a drill, drill bits, and a wrench. Full installation instructions including videos can be found here.
Free shipping on all orders over $165 within Canada and the US (lower 48 States). Worldwide shipping available.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Why use a snowmobile rack?
A snowmobile rack allows you to carry the gear you want to bring with you up the mountain without wearing it physically on your back. A snowmobiler will always want to carry safety critical equipment in a backpack, but for the fun gear for skiing or snowboarding that gets too heavy and reduces the enjoyment of the day via the physical toll and incumbrance of riding.
How do skis or snowboards fit on the rack?
Each rack has pre-drilled holes aligned to fit either our ski holder or snowboard holder, so you can set your rack up for how you like to head downhill. One ski holder or snowboard holder can be fitted to either side, so a total of two carriers can be installed for two sets of skis, two snowboards, or one of each. Each ski or snowboard holder must be purchased separately.
What makes Port Tack Racks Better than other options?
The main features of the Port Tack Racks system are durability, simplicity, safety, and price. Our racks are molded and welded perfectly to provide tremendous form stability. We have not had a rack fail in almost ten years, and the welding is beautiful. This is not an accident, as the design incorporates a rolled aluminum sheet and pre-rounded fittings for the pipe. Our welding is done in an aluminum-only weld shop, so there is no carbon contamination.
For safety, you'll notice all rounded corners of considerable radius. Ths avoids the very real risk of cutting which can occur from many of the CNC rack options available. When the sled rolls on top of the rider, or the rider gets slammed back into the rack from hitting a tree or other object, it is much safer to have the impact spread on a rounded surface than a surface that looks like a knife edge.
Finally, we stripped down the product requirements to the bare minimum, and have included everything needed and nothing extra to provide tremendous value to the community.
How long does shipping take?
We are located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ship with Canada Post and US Postal System (USPS) . For most of the main riding locations like BC, Alberta, Washington State, Oregon, California, Utah, Nevada, Montana, and Idaho the racks can be delivered in about 2-3 days. It can take a day or two longer, depending on weekends. For Alaska and back east, add a few days.
Have a question that is not answered? Is something not clear? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 604 340 3749 - we are to help!
"I bought my rack in 2014 and keep bringing it with me to new sleds as I upgrade. I've now moved to my fourth new sled, but the rack is bulletproof. I've used it in all sorts of conditions and really filled it up, it's amazing."
Famous Alaskan Backcountry Guide in 2020.
“I’m the type of guy who does 3-4 months of research before I buy anything. I looked at all the different racks out there and love the PortTackRacks system. What sold it for me is the strapping system, where it’s so easy to adjust the straps and so simple without any tools… Thanks!”
- Dane, Michigan
“We went to the mountains today with the new rack and LOVED IT!”
- Rob Meyer, AK
“Received today… very pleased – quality product – secures gas tank to the tunnel 10 times better than a bungee cord”
- J&B Liston, NB
“Wow, this rack is just what the guys need! When I ran it everyone had their own custom stuff strapped together”
- Iron Dog race participant
“A whole season under our belts and the racks look as good now as they did when new!”
- Phil Ghent
I received the rack in a timely fashion and mourning was very straightforward.we haven’t had much snow here so still waiting to see how the ski racks work but the materials and workmanship look to be very nice . I expect good results and will get another for my second sled when we get some snow to play on
The cargo rack is very well made. It was a tad too big after taking the back seat off of my sled. I had to remove the rear wrap around bar on my 2012 Ski-doo 550GT. Also had to make some modifications to the tail light housing for a good flush fit. Very happy with the product and am seriously considering the same product for my other sled. Ski package works as designed and shown on the YouTube vids. Skiis and poles are held very securely!
Quality product at a much better price point than the competitors.
I bought a rack and two sets of straps for my 2009xp. It fit perfectly on the sled.
I own two racks, another on the gf’s sled. These are the best racks in the game especially for ski and snowboard carry! Or pow surf and snowboard and gear bag.