Rated 1 out of 5 by Smokeydabear18 It works in a pinch
Luckily I didnt have to go very far from the store because I had to stop once and readjust the straps and foam supports, The whole unit isnt that stable and gives too much, The straps dont tighten nearly as much as they need to be in order to remain secure. Like I said it works in pinch, but I wouldnt advise using this for further than 5-10 miles with no wind at low speeds.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bes2268 Did the job
This item is for short trips. I would not suggest the product for a long drive or trip.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by turilynn Worked Great on my Scion Xb
I used this kayak rack last weekend to transport my kayak on top of my Scion Xb, and it worked wonderfully. I placed the foam blocks near the front and back windows so that there would be no denting of the roof. This worked fine. Also, I did not tie down the front or the back of the boat, even though this is against manufacturer's directions, and all was well. I only used the strap that goes through the handles and then through the car's doors. This product was easy to use, and I have no complaints.
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by F3 Better than I had anticipated
Very stable and easy to use. I did not experience any shifting or movement. Straps were sturdy.
October 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LB unuseable for a Kayak
Would not hold kayak stable on the roof. Can't see how it would be good to haul a kayak with the keel down so that the boat fills up with water during a rain.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chef Tony Nice and easy
Easy to use and hook up. Just wonder how long two pieces of foam are going to last.
September 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stubble Cheap components
the yakima name doesn't get you much here. Small foam blocks that didn't support the boat well, and short cam straps with no rubber covers like other boat straps have, which were too short for my boat. The bow/stern line just have simple hooks which make it challenging to get it all hooked up compared to snap clips or other hardware I've used. bottom line: buy this only if you're desperate.
July 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Raul_27 Good for the money
Very good and not expensive rack for kayaks, I purchased a tandem kayak, 13.5 and bought this to get from the store to home and worked great through heavy rain and windy conditions.
June 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Joel11 A Terrible Product, don't buy
Just an all around awful product. Comes with no instructions and doesn't hold the kayak on your roof properly at all. Do yourself a favor and never buy this.
June 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jjt a lifesaver for anyone with a car
this rack is awesome. its easy and simple to set up and keeps the kayak secure and safe. for anyone with a car it's an excellent purchase.
June 4, 2013