In this new article, Rivian shows how much stuff you can pack into an R1T:

EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE
All the spaces you can store stuff in the R1T.

With an R1T, just bring everything you think you might need. Since there’s no fuel tank, the sleeping bags, sleeping pads, fishing poles and waders can go in the Gear Tunnel, behind the rear seats. Since it doesn’t have an engine, your food fits in the front trunk, on top of the Off-Road Recovery Kit. There’s plenty of room for the cargo that turns trips into memories.

The motors, brakes, suspension, chassis, battery systems—all the vital components that make an R1T go are contained within our electric vehicle platform. Fitting all that engineering into such a compact structure meant that we could give the R1T capabilities you won’t find in most other pickups. “We didn’t have to have all the components of a traditional truck,” says Luke Mack, Senior Exterior Designer. “We could take advantage of the packaging and design something that was totally different.”
From early on in its development, we would often design the vehicle around storage. For the front trunk, we set and held to a best-in-class volume, so we could be sure that customers had a comfortable place for groceries, with flexible space for travel and adventure gear.
It was a vehicle-wide philosophy. “In the Gear Tunnel,” says Jonathan Szczupak, Senior Manager of Exterior Design, “we designed every millimeter, maximizing its storage volume.” Even the doors that fold down to access the Gear Tunnel have usable space. “At the time, we didn’t even know what we wanted to put in there,” he says. “But we knew that people would find ways to use it.” Today, one door holds the first aid kit, and the other holds hoses for the built-in air compressor.
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Everything in its Place - Rivian Stories

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In the cabin, the Rivian platform eliminates the center hump for the transmission tunnel you see inside most trucks. Since the R1T’s floor is nearly flat, Senior Interior Designer Roman Mistiuk and his team could build a center console optimized for convenience and capacity.
It starts next to the driver’s feet, with a tray that’s ideal for bags or other items you want within reach but need to stay put. Above that, just below the armrests, there’s a non-slip shelf with wireless charging, a groove for small items and a button that opens two cupholders. At the top, the armrests swing up to reveal the deep, rubber- and fabric-lined main compartment. “You store things, you charge your phone,” Roman says. “It’s like your service station.”

Everything in its Place - Rivian Stories
“How can we help you get your gear, get out, and have the experiences that you want to have? How can we lower the barrier?”

Larry Parker, Executive Creative Director
Everything in its Place - Rivian Stories
Throughout the R1T, you’ll find lots of cubic feet of secure, weatherproof space. So no need to pack light. There’s a spot for everything you need to bring with you.


Everything in its Place - Rivian Stories
Front Trunk
Use the cargo shelf to separate the lower level (a spare charging cable, Rivian’s Off-Road Recovery Kit) from the upper (a long camping trip’s worth of food and water). If the inside gets dirty, pull the drain plug and rinse it out.
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Center Console Tray
Its large footprint will hold purses and backpacks—anything you need to quickly stash as you slide into the driver’s seat. The 2.3-inch walls on either side will keep items from sliding around on the floor. In models with the Adventure package, pull the nearby latch to remove the Bluetooth speaker.
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Center Console
To open the main compartment, push the button between the armrests. The space inside is deep enough to close shut over most 32-ounce water bottles. The rubber pad nearby provides wireless charging and the button just below it deploys the cupholders.
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Front Door Pocket
The small panel attached to this compartment is rigid and hinged at the base. Its top can open up to 10 inches wide, easily accommodating wide travel mugs and mid-layer clothing. Nearby, in the seam of the driver’s side door, you’ll find the 1000-lumen Rivian torch that charges automatically from the vehicle.
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Front Seat Tip Out Tray
The driver and front passenger can find these at bases of their seats. Pull up the latch to open a space to keep headlamps, glasses cases and your ownership documents. The fabric liner helps prevent rattling.
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Second Row Storage
Lift the corner closest to the base of the seatbelt to access this space, which has room enough so every passenger can pack their own tent. The optional Adventure package include a subwoofer that makes this space 8 inches narrower than R1Ts with the standard audio system.
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Gear Tunnel
It’s tall and wide enough for multiple sleeping bags, sleeping pads and oversized gear bags, but this space’s rubber lining makes it especially useful for anything fragile enough that you don’t want it sliding around. Think, snowboards and boots. Two outlets inside (110V AC and 12V DC) provide power for accessories like the Camp Kitchen.
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Truck Bed
Besides transporting gravel or securing dirt bikes using the four cargo tie-downs, the bed is useful for large, loose items such as coolers and external frame backpacks thanks to the retractable locking cover. Loop our Gear Guard security cables through your belongings for extra security while a dedicated camera keeps watch. R1Ts without the optional full-size spare can use the spare tire compartment, which is weatherproof and has an integrated drain plug for cleaning and tailgating.
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Offering additional carrying capacity, our sturdy Cargo Crossbars for R1T and R1S attach securely into the accessory ports on the roof or bed rails, and are compatible with a wide range of mounts for bikes, boards and more. See the full range of options in the Gear Shop.