Most Versatile
YAKIMA Rooftop Mounted

Perhaps the award of the most low-maintenance kayak rack goes to the one released by YAKIMA. It allows you to transport your gear on its side, which frees up room for another kayak (amounting to 110 pounds weight capacity for both). Or, if you prefer transporting your equipment in the J-cradle position, one kayak. of up to 80 pounds can easily be stacked onto the rack.

The padded contact points provide you with the much-needed grip and security required for backcountry roads that tend to be bumpy. All the necessary hardware including the straps is there, which eliminates the need for additional purchases.

It won’t take you more than 10 minutes to install the roof rack either – the assembling is as easy as ABC.

When you are not using your kayak rack, you can fold the cradles flat and leave them on the roof. This saves your time on removing the rack from the vehicle every time it’s not being used and storing it in the garage.​

Our Overall Review

4.4

Things we like:

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    The versatile positions you can carry your kayaks in makes it an appealing investment
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    The padded contact points help in keeping kayaks in place during travel

Things we don't like:

  • check-markUsers report that the rack can be noisy when stowed

Where to buy:

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YAKIMA Rooftop Mounted

Specs & Features

  • Type: J-Cradle
  • Capacity: 80/110 pounds
  • Dimensions: 20.2 x 10.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Straps: Included
  • Crossbars: Not included
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Our Overall Review

4.4

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    The versatile positions you can carry your kayaks in makes it an appealing investment
  • check-mark
    The padded contact points help in keeping kayaks in place during travel

Things we don't like:

  • check-markUsers report that the rack can be noisy when stowed

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