With the Malone J-Loader Kayak Carrier, loading and unloading is made simple with the built-in boarding ramp that eliminates the need to lift and place the kayak into the carriers. The universal Jawz mounting hardware conveniently fits round, square and factory oval load bars. Accommodates all types of kayaks up to 36 in. wide.
|Capacity - Kayaks:||1 Kayak / Complete Carrier|
|Material:||Coated steel/Injection molded nylon|
The J-Cradle style kayak carrier seems to be a very good overall system for transporting kayaks. This is no exception. I bought two sets of these to transport 2 Old Town Vapor 10 Kayaks from Northern Indiana to Northern Minnesota (BWCA). For all 10hrs the yaks were riding in these cradles, I experienced zero problems. They stayed in place, and didn't cause any rubbing on the yaks. The loading ramps on the carriers do make it easier to roof top load the yaks. I have also used these loaders on my modified utility trailer. I built a frame from unistrut and the cradles fit on the unistrut quite well.
I bought two sets of these racks for our Acura MDX and they fit perfectly over the factory racks. They take about 5 minutes to put both pair on and the same to remove. The added bonus is that the racks come with ratchet straps and tie down ropes. Pretty decent quality too! Definitely recommend the product!