Cache Co. Basecamp Pad 2.0: Tailgate Transformation

Versatile, durable tailgate outdoor system

Ah, the open road. The wind in your hair, the landscape changing as you cruise down the highway, the sense of absolute freedom that only a road trip can bring. But when the day is done, and it's time to rest, you want to be comfortable, secure, and have everything you need right at your fingertips. Enter the Basecamp Pad 2.0 from Cache Co., the newest iteration of the world's first modular tailgate system.

Let me tell you, this thing is a game changer. The original Basecamp System was already a marvel in its own right, but this 2.0 version takes it to a whole new level. The versatility is truly impressive, fitting most full-sized and mid-sized trucks. And the individual parts – like the Lounger Chairs and the Jeffrey Cooler – can be used both as part of the tailgate system or stand-alone items.

Just picture it: You pull over at your chosen spot, the sun is setting, and you reach into the Jeffrey Cooler for a cold one – and it's still ice-cold, even after a full 24 hours. You kick back on one of the lightweight but sturdy Lounger Chairs, cracking open your drink while taking in the view. It's moments like these that make life on the road truly magical.

But it's not just about leisure – this Basecamp Pad 2.0 is also about practicality. With the new tie-down strap design, you can secure anything from bikes to surfboards. Got a canine companion? This system can even be used to tether your four-legged friend safely. And the world’s first locking mechanism for a tailgate pad offers you that extra peace of mind – this thing isn't going anywhere without your say-so.

The quality is top-notch too. It's built to last, with waterproof PVC and a nylon PU coating. The makers are so confident in the durability of their product that they offer a five-year, no-questions-asked warranty.

What I particularly appreciate is the thoughtfulness that has gone into the design. The adjustable payload strap, the ability to lock the system to your tailgate, the lightweight aluminum frame of the Lounger Chairs, and the high-density nylon webbing of the Jeffrey Cooler – all these details make the Basecamp System 2.0 a reliable and versatile companion for any road trip.

At $325, it's an investment, sure. But for the freedom, the convenience, and the peace of mind it offers, I believe it's worth every penny. After all, the journey is just as important as the destination, and the Basecamp System 2.0 makes the journey a whole lot better.


  1. Versatility: The Basecamp System 2.0 is a versatile tailgate system that fits most full-size or mid-size trucks. Its individual components, including two Lounger Chairs and a Jeffrey Cooler, can be used either attached to the system or independently.
  2. Quality and Durability: The product is built to last with high-quality materials such as waterproof PVC, nylon PU coating, and lightweight aluminum. This durability is backed by a generous five-year, no-questions-asked warranty.
  3. Security Features: The System 2.0 includes a unique locking mechanism that secures the pad to the tailgate, offering an extra level of security against theft.
  4. Practicality: The newly designed tie-down strap allows for a range of items to be attached securely, from bikes to surfboards. It can even double as a dog leash, making it a practical addition to any outdoor adventure.
  5. Cooler Efficiency: The Jeffrey Cooler is capable of holding 18 12-ounce cans and can keep the contents cold for up to 24 hours.


  1. Price: At $325, the Basecamp System 2.0 is a significant investment. While it offers numerous features and benefits, the price point may be prohibitive for some.
  2. Weight: Although each piece is designed for durability, collectively, the Basecamp System 2.0 could add a significant amount of weight to your tailgate, potentially affecting fuel efficiency.
  3. Size: While the system fits most trucks, it may not be suitable for all vehicle types. Users with smaller trucks or SUVs may find it too large or cumbersome.
  4. Installation: Depending on the make and model of the truck, installation may be more complex for some users.

In the end, the decision to invest in the Basecamp System 2.0 comes down to individual needs, budget, and the type of outdoor adventures one plans to embark on. This system is certainly an impressive piece of gear, but it's not a one-size-fits-all solution.

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