Adventure Vehicle Design Group Hoodworks Launches the GearGate™

Beautifully designed replacement tailgate system that will revolutionize how we think about tailgates.

If innovation refers to the improvement of a product, what do we call an innovation so radical that it requires the complete reimagining of a product such that it no longer resembles the item it replaced? At Hoodworks we call it GearGate™. GearGate™ is a fundamental departure from the tailgates we have come to know over the last 70 years. It is not your grandfather’s tailgate.

The Hoodworks GearGate™ is a revolutionary replacement tailgate system that works like a swiss army knife. GearGate™ features base functionality including a recessed waterproof toolbox, multi-directional LED lighting, bottle opener, and retractable chain locks. The system can deploy a variety of useful additional features, each one optimized for specific outdoor activities. The first GearGate™, called the GearGate Cycling Comp One (GGS-CC1), is specially conceived for the needs of cyclists and includes innovative storage and locking solutions for three complete road or mountain bikes. An upcoming GearGate Cycling Elite will hold more bikes, more wheels, and have a hidden repair stand and air compressor to cater to the demands of the highest level users. In all, Hoodworks has developed over forty GearGate™ specialized activity areas (see partial list below), many of which have multiple models with increasing levels of functionality (Comp, Pro, Elite).

The Hoodworks GearGate™ is more than a useful tool, it is domestically designed and manufactured with an ethos guided by craftsmanship and ingenuity. Hoodworks’ goal is to make each gate as desirable, recognizable, and functional as a Leatherman multi-tool. Hoodworks understands the pride pickup owners have in their vehicles and has positioned the GearGate™ to enhance the usefulness and visual impact of their trucks in a way that can play well with other truck accessories such as bumpers and bars.

Hoodworks will launch the GearGate Cycle Pro to the public on December 18, 2015 and has secured pending patent protection for its designs and intellectual property through the US Patent and Trademark Office for its entire lineup of innovative products.

Specially-Designed Launch For Maximum Customer Interaction

The GearGate is a completely new and innovative product.  Sometimes that newness can make it difficult to figure out where to focus. Realizing this, Hoodworks is working to enhance the customer’s ability to get their perfect GearGate with the best features for what they do outdoors.  The central pillar of this strategy is the Hoodworks Crowd Supply Marketing Campaign, where Hoodworks is actively engaging with customers, harnessing their enthusiasm and comments to improve on its many GearGate designs.

Launch Video Released

To support the launch of the GearGate, Hoodworks teamed up with Craig Flood at Watertown Pictures to create a short video showcasing its product.  Watch the brand new video here. 

Made for a Range of Outdoor Pursuits

Hoodworks has developed customized replacement tailgate solutions for more than forty outdoor sports.  Several will be collaborations with prominent outdoor brands like the companies who supply GearGate™ components.  A few of our upcoming GearGate™ products include:

  • GearGate™ ATV Elite
  • GearGate™ BackCountry Comp
  • GearGate™ Backpacker Pro
  • GearGate™ Boater Comp
  • GearGate™ Camper Elite
  • GearGate™ Cycling Pro
  • GearGate™ Motocross Pro
  • GearGate™ Fishing Elite
  • GearGate™ Hunter Comp
  • GearGate™ Kayak Pro
  • GearGate™ Skiing Comp
  • GearGate™ Snowboard Pro
  • GearGate™ Sportsman Elite
  • GearGate™ Surfer Pro
  • GearGate™ Tradesman Comp
  • GearGate™ WaterSki

About Hoodworks

Hoodworks exists to serve the needs of outdoor enthusiasts who value high quality, innovative automotive products. We design, build, and market products that combine a meticulous, purposeful, robust approach to American design and manufacturing with a passion for sustainable business practices and a respect for the natural environment.  Located in Portland, Oregon and building everything in America.  For more information, email or call (503) 974-4003.