The Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier is a rock solid carrier system that was created for the discerning customer who demands high quality. Features include a double layer of corrosion resistant metal coating, thick over-sized padding, universal attachment hardware, extra long load straps, safety tie-downs and a lifetime warranty.
|Material:||Coated steel/Injection molded nylon|
I installed these today. I have a Thule 480R rack with oval bars. The Malone carrier doesn't hug the Thule bars as snug as I would like, but it does fit with the longer bolts and is stable once you tighten it down. It would be better suited for square or even round bars, but at this price it does the job just fine. The construction seems sturdy and the tacky Malone stickers pealed right off. Seems like a pretty good deal compared to the more expensive carriers. I would recommend these to a friend.
Bought these to put on my AUDI car carrier. They did not work. The AUDI carrier is too thick for these to properly clasp. ACK was great about the return, but if you have an AUDI and the AUDI carrier, don't purchase these.
I've only tested them but so far they seem like excellent transportation racks. They were easy to install on my Toyota Tacoma factory roof racks and they come with all the necessary hardware. I can't imagine Thule or Yakima offering a similar product for anywhere even close to $98.00. ACK is the best internet seller I've ever dealt with. Shipping was free and it was delivered in three days from TX to VA. I considered giving it only four stars because one of the t-knobs arrived stripped but I called ACK and they overnighted a replacement the same day! Look no further - you've found the best product and, more importantly, the best e-tailer.
Purchased to use with a fishing kayak on top of a Bmw 3- series. So far, so good. The OEM base system on the bmw has oval bars and the Malone j-rack only works with the longer bolts (included in mounting hardware). With appropriate use of the tie downs and straps, the boat doesn't move at all and it feels secure on the roof...will see how durable it is over time.