VERY well made pads and tehy fit the Toyota factory aero cross bars on
my 2012 Highland PERFECTLY!
perfect, but most impressive is your staff
Great product - I can't believe I waited as long as I did
before buying these pads, after driving around like a
kook with those foam noodles strapped onto my load
bars. I used a few tie straps to keep them from rotating
as some previous reviewers noted, and it worked like a
champ. I carry my yak upside down so padding is a
necessity, and these fit the bill. I got the non-logo
version but now I wish I would have gotten the ACK
logo because they deserve to be pimped. Thanks!
Good product and works well. Not
sure of the quality and how long it
will hold up
Pads will no doubt outlive both my kayak and me. A
recessed lengthwise zipper closure would be a much
better design than the two velcro straps. Since these are
designed for a 1" round bar, as you slide your craft up
your roof, these pads will rotate around the bar and land
seam side up and stay there until you spin them around
again. Since the seam does not close tightly with the two
inadequate velcro straps, the roof bar is left exposed to
abrade on your boat, defeating the purpose of the pads.
The cords at the ends can be used to tie the pads to the
roof rack, preventing rotation, which is what I did, but
the installation instructions don't suggest it. Also, the
velcro straps are a couple inches longer than necessary
and flap in the breeze.
great product, fits perfect and
doesn't slide from side to side like
the standard 28" rack pads
Product was exactly what I
I ordered these by mistake...I wanted
the longest rack pads I could get and
didnt notice that the 36ers didnt come
for regular roof racks...doesnt
matter...they work anyway. In fact
they transition over/around my Thule
rack feet really well because they are
wider with a large diameter tube so to
speak. I have a Chevy Express van
with 84 bars that stick out well
beyond the mounting feet.
Was thinking of saving some
cash and just getting the 4
foam blocks to support the
canoe on the rack, but VERY
happy that I spent a couple
extra bucks on these. they
are wide enough to accomodate
any canoe on a properly spaces
set of crossbars, and they
make it very easy to load and
center the canoe. They might
be a little wide for
surfboards or small kayaks and
thus get a bit messy/unsightly
with the tie-down straps, but
these are perfect for canoes.
I got these pads to wrap
around my Yakima 1 cross bars
could rest my kayak on them
without scratching it. They
definitely do the job and are
a great price. I will say
that they dont fit very well
in this application. They
extremely loose and probably
designed to go around a much
bigger bar diameter.
Cinching the velcro as tight
as it would go
wasnt even enough. I found
that beefing up the original
with a cheap pipe styrofoam
wrap and then adding the ACK
made a much more secure fit.
Still a great deal in the end.
The Aero pads are designed to go around larger "Aero" style bars that are typically found on stock roof racks, whereas the non-aero pads will be a better fit for standard Thule or Yakima crossbars.
Perfect size and easy to
install. So far, They are
holding up well.
Great product, worth the money!