The Yakima Mako Aero Universal Saddles are practical saddle-style rooftop kayak mounts that come with all the hardware you need to secure your boat with a kung-fu grip, yet cradle it gently and keep it looking pretty. The Yakima Mako Aero Universal Saddles fit car rack systems with factory crossbars out of the box, and have the ability to be locked with Yakima SKS Lock Cores. Yakima Mako Aero Universal Saddles are sold in sets of two, so you can pair them with another set to carry one kayak. Or for super ease of loading, you can pair them with boat load assist Yakima HullyRollers.
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I recently made a 1300 mile trip from Carlsbad, NM to Moab, UT and back. I carried my kayak using a pair of Mako Saddles and Hully Rollers. Whether driving 75 mph into a 20 - 30 mph wind on Westbound I40 or doing 70 with a strong side wind on US 285, the kayak never budged. I could look through the sunroof see how stable it was. Great product.
Bought these for my Trident 13. Its a good product but the way they are built creates almost a spring effect which makes me a little nervous. Also they do not conform to the Trident 13's hull shape very well. Drove with them about 50 miles so far without a problem.
Great product. Holds kayak securely and is easy to load and unload kayak.
I have these paired with the Hully Rollers, and the two together make an outstanding kayak transporting solution. I did have to trim down the aero saddle tie down strap since there was way too much excess.