The Malone Dowloader Kayak Carrier is a strong J-style cartop carrier that folds down and out of the way when not in use. The mini boarding rack on the face of the rack assists in loading the kayak and allows the attachement of the optional Telos Kayak Load Assist Module. The Downloader is constructed of aluminum for years of use and features universal JAWZ mounting hardware which fits round, square and most factory oval cross bars.
|Material:||Coated steel/Injection molded nylon|
I bought the Malone Downloader to hold my Native Watercraft Mariner which it did not. Because I opened it and mounted it I decided to keep it. I am going to keep it because it is quality well built and in case I transport a smaller kayak that will fit it. I chose it because it was made in USA and has good customer service. I give it 4 stars only because it didn't fit my kayak but very impressed on the quality of it.
These folding carriers work well. However, I could not keep the strap in the center of the carrier top tube as it kept sliding down the side and loosening the kayak. I had to rivet a clip to the top backside of the carrier to hold the strap in plase. We it not for that oversite, this would rate a 5
I bought the Malone Downloader Folding Kayak Carrier because it folds down and received good reviews. I have only used it once because I bought it so late in the season, but it was easy to install onto my car and keeps the kayak secured very well on the roof of the car. I am very pleased with it so far. The instructions could be a little clearer, but they are definitely do-able if you take your time.
The Malone Downloader Folding Kayak Carrier is just what the doctor ordered. I have two sets installed on my Malone trailer and absolutely love the fact that I can drop the units down to get them out of the way when I store my trailer. At times, I place other items on top of my trailer. The story would be the same if they were on top on my vehicle. To top it off, they are very durable, making them well worth the money.