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|
I have a Ocean Kayak Malibu II XL that I carry on a 4 Runner. The kayak fits extremely well on the cradle of the carrier. Easy to load and unload by one person. Very secure when tied down fore and aft for very long trips. Easily fits the stock suv rack on the 4 runner.
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.
product does not work well with Old Town Pred. MX. The rubber on the front mounts, split when the kayak was set on the mounts during mounting and fitting. The rear mounts have too many pivot points to be stable, they just do not fit the hull of the MX. Will probable end up using blocks of wood cut to fit and covered with carpet. Great Kayak, love the warner (lite weight) paddles and the sit-on-top lawn chairs.
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!