A.R.E. Shell



I looked at all of the available shells for Tacomas, and the one that I kept coming back to was the A.R.E. brand.

It had side windows that would open! A feature I really, really wanted.


I bought a color-matched ARE shell with vented windoors in the sides. I am really pleased with this addition.

It is carpeted inside and even has a flip-down window in the front to clean the glass between the cab and



(Photo courtesy of Kristina Hall)


I don't have the exo-rack in the picture above anymore. I am now using some 68" Thule bars. The old exo-rack page is here.


Here are a couple of pictures of the Thule setup with my kayak up there as a test fit.