Our 36 in. SUV Roof Rack Pads protect your canoe or kayak and roof rack from damage with ballistic nylon covered foam pads.
|Length:||3 ft / 0.91 m|
|Logo - 36 in - Aero||RP36AS-F|
|Non-Logo - 36 in - Aero||RP36AS-F NL|
So simple, so perfect, it seems impossible to believe anyone wound spend the big money on some fancy Swedish thing to do the same noble work. My gunwales are unmarred and the canoe actually ties down more solidly since these pads came around. Thanks, Austin Kayak.
Pads will no doubt outlive both my kayak and me. A recessed lengthwise zipper closure would be a much better design than the two velcro straps. Since these are designed for a 1" round bar, as you slide your craft up your roof, these pads will rotate around the bar and land seam side up and stay there until you spin them around again. Since the seam does not close tightly with the two inadequate velcro straps, the roof bar is left exposed to abrade on your boat, defeating the purpose of the pads. The cords at the ends can be used to tie the pads to the roof rack, preventing rotation, which is what I did, but the installation instructions don't suggest it. Also, the velcro straps are a couple inches longer than necessary and flap in the breeze.
Great product - I can't believe I waited as long as I did before buying these pads, after driving around like a kook with those foam noodles strapped onto my load bars. I used a few tie straps to keep them from rotating as some previous reviewers noted, and it worked like a champ. I carry my yak upside down so padding is a necessity, and these fit the bill. I got the non-logo version but now I wish I would have gotten the ACK logo because they deserve to be pimped. Thanks!
Good product and works well. Not sure of the quality and how long it will hold up