Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by akern Everything it needs to be.
This rack holds my kayak firmly in place everywhere I go. It took me a few minutes (and tries) to get it put together, but once you figure it out its easy. Very sturdy and I like the fold down feature so I can leave it on my car. No whistling or vibration at all when empty.
Wish it were slightly less expensive. My $250 kayak is starting to cost me a fortune in accessories.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by River Knight Steve Very, very good after 2 yrs of use... Recommended ->
As a canoeist/kayaker for 47 years, I've tied/racked/trucked a lot of boats. I can recommend the quality of the Malone racks... sturdy frames, reliable attachment system to the car/van, good padding to avoid damage to the boats, good sturdy straps for securing the racks & boats. For two years now I have been using 2 sets of these Malone J-Racks which can stay attached to the vehicle but can be folded down when not in active use. I've transported boats hundreds of miles to upstate NY and New England at highway speeds without a problem with them. Getting the racks folded or locked upright back into place for use is very easy and can make setting the straps before racking the boat a tad easier than a stationary rack. I also like the idea of calling less attention to the fact I have the racks on the SUV when I don't have a boat loaded and have the racks folded... also cuts down on wind resistence and noise. For a few dollars more than the stationary racks, you should shop around for a deal on this type of Malone fold-down racks.
December 20, 2012