Feature Friday: 5 Cargo MOLLE Panels For The 5th Gen 4Runner

Car Trim Home MOLLE Panel For 5th Gen 4Runner

We Asked 5 4Runner Owners Which Cargo MOLLE Panels They They Added To Their Overland Rigs & Why – Here’s What They Said!

This Week’s Topic: Rear Cargo MOLLE Panels

Welcome back to another Feature Friday! If you missed last week’s FF, we looked at 4Runner rock sliders with kick-outs. This week, we will be taking a look at rear cargo MOLLE Panels.

If this week’s Feature Friday sparks your interest in rear cargo organization, but you don’t know where to get started, then take a look at our previous article where we covered MOLLE Panel gear ideas.

As always, feel free to DM the owners on IG to ask any additional questions about their setup if needed.


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Why Add Cargo MOLLE Panels To Your 4Runner?

Rago Fabrication 5th Gen 4Runner Rear Window MOLLE Panel

MOLLE Panels serve as an awesome 4Runner off-road accessory because of their ability to hold and organize so much gear. I would say that this type of mod is geared more toward the individual who takes their rig out monthly/weekly on the trail rather than those of us that may venture out once a quarter.

MOLLE storage panels for the 5th Gen 4Runner are one of the most functional items you can are to your cargo area for organization purposes. Everyone uses their 4Runner a little bit differently so it is nice to be able to customize your panel with the accessories that suit your needs. These panels aren’t overly expensive, yet they add a great deal of organization.

That being said, no two MOLLE panel setups look the exact same after all your items are added. Even when you think you ran out of room on your window MOLLE Panels, companies now offer shelf options for next-level (pun intended) organization.

Take a look below at how our feature rigs have decked out their panels. We have included 5 different brands at different price points as well!

1. Mark (@wanderlost_overland) – Orange Boxx Fabrication

Orange Boxx Fabrication 4Runner Rear Window MOLLE Panel

MOLLE Panel Details

  • Model: 5th Gen PSD
  • Price: $385/set

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

Unlike many others, these panels mount away from the window far enough to get your hands easily behind. These panels come in handy when weaving straps through and bolting accessories onto them.

Fire Extinguisher Mounted To Cargo MOLLE Panel

Besides the standard MOLLE pattern, there are also holes provided for bolting brackets and mounts. We’ve had ours installed for over three years without any loosening of the mounting bolts or rattles! Orange Boxx also makes a basket that fits on its panels. We use one to hold camera batteries while they’re charging.

The current price is $198 for one side, and both sides for $385. They can also be customized! For an additional cost, they can be finished in just about any color you want, and your name or logo can be cut into it. The panels are CNC laser cut to fit standard NATO Molle patterned bags and pouches.

2. Britnie Pollard (@heradventurelife) – Bullet Proof Fabricating (BPF)

Bullet Proof Fabricating (BPF) MOLLE Panel For 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

MOLLE Panel Details

  • Model: BPF 2010-2022 4Runner Storage Panels
  • Price: $390/set

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

The BPF MOLLE Panels are such a simple and nice design. They are easy to install as they are a direct bolt-on design and make mounting tools and equipment really easy. It is nice to have items that you use for off-roading and camping ready to go without having to dig through boxes.

I have added Quick Fist Clamps to the panels to make it even easier to pull down tools when needed. They have been super durable and the powder coat has held up really well over the years. They are made out of aluminum which is great as it is another mod that is weight-saving. It comes with all the mounting hardware and even a bottle opener, which is always handy.

3. Ryan Lau (@4runnersaurus) – Cali Raised LED

Cali Raised LED 5th Gen 4Runner Cargo MOLLE Panels

MOLLE Panel Details

  • Model: Rear Cargo MOLLE Panels + Overhead Tray
  • Price: $630/set (Including Tray)

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

I like that with the Cali Raised LED system, you can pick and choose panels and add more as you go. If you want to start with even just one side window, you can. I have both side window panels plus the overhead tray.

I opted for the overhead versus the mid-height cargo tray so that I retain most of the usable cargo area height. The overhead tray sits high enough so that it doesn’t obstruct your rear-view mirror and is great for things like pillows and blankets. Everything is solid steel and comes powder coated. In total, this system weighs around 50lbs.

4. Mark Mollat (@ofrd_adv) – Car Trim Home

5th Gen 4Runner Rear Cargo Storage Drawers w/ MOLLE Panels & Overhead Tray

MOLLE Panel Details

  • Model: Panel Shelf Side Hanging Boards / Middle Shelf Kit
  • Price: $400/set (Including Tray)

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

What I like about this MOLLE panel is that for starters, the price! For a budget-minded person, this fits in really well and doesn’t break the bank. These panels are constructed really well too. This is one of those instances where just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s poor quality.

I like this setup because not only does it include the middle shelf, but you can flip the middle shelf vertically and set it up as a barrier to separate the cargo area from the back seats. They have also added rivet nuts for ease of adding attachments to the panels.

5. David Georgiu (@georgiusadventure) – Rago Fabrication

Rago Fabrication MOLLE Storage Panel System w/ Shelf For 4Runner

MOLLE Panel Details

  • Model: MOLLE Storage Panel System w/ Shelf
  • Price: $695/set (Including Shelf)

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

My 4Runner TRD Pro is equipped with front and rear interior MOLLE panels from Rago Fabrication. The first thing I like about the hardware is how well built they are and the design aspect of the MOLLE panels. Secondly, I like how much storage you gain from the MOLLE panels. Lastly, these panels allow for plenty of organization within the rig and keep the items locked down so they down move all over the place.

The front MOLLE panel is equipped with a switch panel, tablet mount (RAM), phone mount (Quad Lock), GMRS radio (Midland), walkies, knives, and my gun holster. On the rear panels, I store my recovery gear on the storage shelf, and on the two side windows is room to equip other items such as my axe and other needed items.

Overall, it is a great product and I have zero complaints about the hardware from Rago Fabrication. I’m looking forward to growing my off-road items on the Rago Fabrication Molle panels. I know there are a lot of other brands out there that I’ve seen. However, I would buy Rago Fabrication MOLLE panels again if I had to start over.

Final Thoughts

5th Gen 4Runner w/ Rear Kitchen Setup & Tire Swingout

I hope you all enjoyed this week’s Feature Friday! If you are using your 4Runner for overland/off-roading and you haven’t considered adding MOLLE Panels to your rig yet, I hope this showed you the added benefits that you didn’t know you were missing.

I don’t have MOLLE panels in my 4Runner, but if I did, I feel that it would be geared more toward my dogs since it is their vehicle anyway. I would have poop bags, spots for their leashes, and various items that would otherwise just be rolling around the middle seat.

We want readers to get inspired by a variety of rigs/products. Submit your build for Feature Friday here to get featured. Next week we will be showcasing rigs with Overland Fridges to help inspire your future modifications. If you would like to submit your build for next week, include your setup details and an awesome photo that shows it off.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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N. Gomez
N. Gomez
8 months ago

It would be great if the window panels could somehow open so that you can get to the actual window without having to remove the entire panel. This would be great for putting in reflectix on the window to keep heat out as well as full coverage for night privacy and stealthiness.

Sam Sanchez
Sam Sanchez
1 year ago

I think Rado_Design would’ve been a good mention on this list. I like the one piece design shelf so that things aren’t getting snagged on hardware while trying to load the back. The shelf is super adjustable up/down/ forward/backwards and has lips on both ends to keep the items on the shelf contained.

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