The Malone Micro Sport Kayak Trailer Kit is a perfect combination of affordability, quality and design reliability. The Micro Sport Trailer features pre-assembled hubs for simple and clean installation as well as a heavy duty 11 gauge steel frame for years of service.
|Length:||13 ft 3 in / 4.04 m|
|Width:||65 in / 165.1 cm|
|Weight:||197 lb / 89.36 kg|
|Capacity:||355 lb / 161.03 kg|
|Material:||Galvanized Steel, Cross Bars - Aluminum|
Bought this trailer because we have two Outback Hobies, and were hauling in the truck bed. I can say the quality of the trailer is good. we added two thick swimming pool noodles to the cross bars when installing, so the yaks set on the trailer in garage on 1.5 inch of foam. Trailers well. Nice and light, I can move it without hooking up. Just pick up and go. It is much easier when going out and returning, you dont have to pick up and you dont have to get wet, unless you want too. Good buy. Cant go wrong. 4 months of use, so far.
I haven't taken it for a trip yet but I had a couple of issues during installation: Not all parts arrived in the initial shipment but ACK customer service corrected that quickly. The parts are very heavy for the boxes which caused them to arrive opened and scratched with the parts sticking out. ACK offered a $50 gift certificate for that. The plastic cover ends on the loading bars are all very bad material. they get broken if you try to snap them all the way in. And if you didn't snap them all the way in then they'll most probably fall on the road. So the loading bars don't look that good without them but they don't affect functionality. The tongue is too long - yes there is an upgraded one that looks like it can divide to 2 - but the base tongue needs to be redesigned to divide to 2 with that length. Other than that, not bad.
WOW, this is exactly what we needed - I don't know what we have been thinking this past years. We have been loading our kayaks on the lop of our jeep and this trailer is AMAZING!! If you are looking for a trailer to haul your kayaks or anything , I would strongly say go with the Malone MicroSport Kayak Trailer!!
This is an update to my earlier review on this great trailer. We just got back from a mini-vacation where we had the Malone MicroSport trailer over 40-miles of dirt/gravel/pot-holed roads with both our kayaks and mountain bikes on it. Other than getting very dusty and dirty, the trailer never had a problem with the roads. The kayaks were solid and undamaged in their Malone J- Racks, and the mountain bikes didnt move a centimeter in their Yakima High Roller racks. We did buy the optional 3rd bar for the Malone trailer as recommended and that added stability to the bike racks. Great little trailer for folks who like to take all their toys to the backcountry. And the trailer handled highway speeds fully loaded with no problems either. Way to go, Malone!