The Malone Saddle Up Pro Universal Carrier is the perfect option when considering transport for one kayak. The loading saddles allow the boat to nestle into the flexible profile of the cradles. The rear felt-lined saddles facilitate easy loading and the front rubber-lined saddles grip the boat for better security and stability. The flexible height adjustment makes this the ideal carrier for larger sit on top recreational and fishing kayaks as well as lower profile boats and paddleboards. Universal fit JAWZ mounting hardware fits round, square and factory oval cross rails.
|Material:||Nylon and stainless steel hardware|
The Malone Saddle Pro was easy to install and it works very well with my Ocean Kayak sit-on-top Kayak. It is much easy to load my kayak on top of my Ford Explorer now that I have these saddles.
For my new Ocean Kayak Trident 11, this is not a good fit. I tried to install it on my Yakima roof rack on the cap of my F350. I cannot get it tightened up enough to keep from rolling over when attempting to slide the kayak into it. It does not fit the contour of the kayak. I believe the foam pads would do a much better job at a fraction of the cost.
These were part of a Malone MicroSport trailer package purchased from ACK. Prior to placing the order, I had contacted Malone about which saddles would best fit the curves of my two Native Ultimate Tandem 14.5s. Malone assured me the Saddle Up Pro would fit and be the best choice compared to carriers with a different shape. Alas, they did not fit any of the curves, no matter what combination was tried, and were returned.
I purchased these along with a Malone trailer a few ago, I am returning them due to the fact that the kayak makes contact with the soft plastic on the rear brackets before the kayak touches the soft pads. This incidental contact leaves a black streak on my Eddyline (white bottom) that is extremely hard to remove. Problem is avoided if two people just set the kayak in place. I am not impressed. The trailer is great!