The Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier is a very low maintenance kayak carrier that is sure to get your boat safely to the water. With multiple settings, the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier allows you to carry one boat in J-Cradle position, two boats in vertical position, plus folds down when not in use. The Yakima JayLow has an 80lb maximum capacity.
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Best rack for fitting to round crossbars. This holds my 77lbs kayak VERY stable at highway speeds atop my Wrangler.
Not recommended for solo loading a heavy sit on top. When pushed into position from level to on its side the supports fall back. If loaded with two people having it already on its side they are OK.
Would not recommend this for a heavy sit on top fishing kayak. I have a Jackson Big Tuna and the supports will not stay locked in the position you put them, wants to fall over. However they work very well with my Necky Manitou Sport. Would suggest the stationary mounts for heavier kayaks.
I put a couple of these on the roof of my Kia Sedona a few weeks ago to haul a Hobie Mirage Sport and a Mirage Outback. The Outback is on the upper end of the weight limits for the Kia rack and also my back, but once up on the roof, the Jaylows hold it securely, No wobble, no problems, no worries. The only thing I wish I had done was get the next higher up mounts because they have extenders for making loading easier. This isn't needed with the sport because its more of a normal kayak weight, but at 88lbs, the Outback is a difficult lift and it cannot be done alone. I'm only 5'5" and a kitchen stool is mandatory equipment. As far as people saying these rotate around the Yakama round bars, they are full of it. They simply didn't tighten the bars in the towers tight enough or the mounts to the bars tight enough. These babies are stout when installed right and the folding rest is sweet. Only bad part, they whistle a little when folded, like your window is down just a tiny crack and installing them took a while because I was afraid I was going to use the wrong clips on the railgrabs I also bought, which comes with three different sizes, (I used the middle size). I was worried I was going to break something by over tightening the allen screws which secure the rack to the car and the bar to the railgrabs....not part of the Jaylow, but as a system they should give you some idea of how tight stuff should be. Would definitely buy again though.