It works. My yak weighs 80+#
and these really help.
Works as advertised.
The idea is great and less $$ but larger suction cups or
add more might keep it more stable. All of are newer
cars are not a box anymore. It works great just go easy
don't be in a hurry. Hope Malone makes good if it
doesn't hold up. I would buy again just think they need
to tweak it. It is easy and it won't dent your car pull the
tab on the suction cups don't just pull the off. The foam
is replaceable if worn I hope they stock it. I have sot
yaks and sit in they all fit.
The Telos load assist works as
advertised when used in
concert with the Malone J rack.
Less expensive than the
Hullavator. Plus you can use
Telos with another Malone J
rack installed on the other side
of your vehicle.
I would, however, like to see
two improvements. First, it
would be great to add about a
one half a foot to the length of
the load assits to lower the
distance required to initially lift
the kayak. Second, bigger
suction cups should be added
to stabalize the bars. If you
are not careful, slippage will
occur that can dent your car;
especially if you are not
loading / unloading on a flat
piece of ground.
I am 6-1 and I have to carry a
small ladder to get the kayak
initally loaded on the Telos.
Plus, when combined with the J
rack, the overall height is just
a bit taller than the cross bars
on my Honda Pilot - just
beyond my reach without the
However, unless you want to
invest in a trailer, this is the
best way to go for the money.
A must have for those of us
with back or shoulder issues.
Rock of Ages
I've been using the Telos ramps for a couple of weeks
now. Compared to lifting a boat well overhead, they are
a great boon to rotator cuffs and probably make loading
and unloading inherently safer.
I'm still not sure they represent the best solution for
me, based on a couple of issues. 1) They aren't real
petite and so it's one more thing to figure out
how/where to stow. 2) More problematically, on a VW
Golf the front loader can't be set vertically because of
roof design and door handle location. Telos doesn't
raise lower boats easily when it's set at an angle.
It's a clever concept, and well built - but may not be
'right' in every situation.
I have not had a chance
to use them yet. Too
much now in the
Northeast. The assembly
was quick and simple.
They fit perfectly on my
Malone kayak racks. Can't
wait to try them out if the
snow ever melts.
I watched them demo this at Paddlefest
in Old Forge, NY ... its not dedicated
to one side, you can move it to load a
kayak on either side of your vehicle,
as long as you have the compatible
Malone carrier ... or even move it to
your friends car if they have a Malone
carrier, too ... cant do that with a
Works just like its supposed to,
and much cheaper than back
These work great. I have some
back problems, and
these really help lifting our
kayaks onto the roof
of our SUV. I was going to get
a more expensive
system, but for the price,
these cant be beat.
Quality construction, easy to
assemble, and very easy to
use. Combined with the MP114
J-load racks, makes for a very
reliable, easy and safe
loading system thats a LOT
less than other brands!
Makes it easy to load our Kayaks
on our CRV.
Waste high lift then ratchet up.
I was worried about how they
would work on our two Hobie
Oasis tandems (at almost 80lbs
each). But they work great.
There were times the kids
wanted to hit the water for
just an hour or two, and I
said "no" because it took 30
min just to get the things on
and off the Jeep... But now it
is so easy we find that we go
kayaking more often.