The Yakima Hully Rollers are unique roller saddles that provide easy loading for transport of kayaks and rowing shells on your Yakima roof rack. Roof rack sold separately.
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The Hully Rollers make loading my kayak on my Jeep Liberty a lot easier. And they keep the kayak steady, too. 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 products.
As always Yakima makes a solid product - but if you have a square backed SUV, particularly a tall one, these won't help much. You can't get the roller close enough to the back to engage - so you wind up leaning on the paint job and don't get the roller involved until you are 4 to 5 ft off the ground in the back.
These rollers make my life much easier loading my 15' OK Prowler onto my Yakima truckbed system. I have a F250 that is raised, so there is quite an angle involved in loading or unloading. While I still have the issue with the load angle, the rollers ( and the Mako saddles) do their job very well. I do not use the accompanying tie down straps, but prefer to use ratchet straps to secure.
I am a 140# woman loading an Ocean Kayak Trident 13 by myself onto a 2007 Camry. Doing this prior to my purchase of the Hully Rollers and the Mako Saddles was very challenging, to say the least. Needless to say it stifled my kayaking trips to a minimum. Since installing them on the Yakima rack system, I cannot believe how easy it is for me to load my kayak!! The rollers are very smooth and once my yak make connection with them it's smooth sailing all the way to the easy-gliding Mako saddles. (I am using a homemade PVC scupper hole cart at the back, which has the back of the yak off the ground about 18" or so.) I LOVE this product! I would have given 5 stars if they came with some sort of anti-theft locking system. But all- in-all, I am quite pleased and on the water a lot more often. Happy Yakin"!