Image of the premium new Whispbar WB400 kayak carrier for T channel or standard cross bars.
The sliding arms with the new Whispbar WB400 rooftop kayak J-cradles are a convenient and low-profile load assist feature for easier boat loading and unloading.
At the risk of a bad pun, we have to say that the exciting new Whispbar WB400 kayak cradles system blows its competition right out of the water. It’s easy to see why with Whispbar’s outstanding combination of performance, convenience, and style. QuickDock install hardware mounts directly into the T channel on the top side of many cross bars (including Whispbar, Thule XSporter or AeroBlade, and many factory roof rack models) for a seamless and secure fit, and also comes with adapters for use with traditional round or square rails from brands like Thule, Yakima, Inno, etc. The J-style cradle saves space on the roof rack by holding the kayak at an angle, while the included cross bar and bow-stern straps allow the boat to be fully tied down on the rack for worry-free transit—plus, the upper section of each J-cradle folds down when not in use, providing better aerodynamics and garage clearance. Cradle arms slide out to the side for painless loading: just angle the kayak onto the cradle arms along the side of the vehicle, then slide the arms closed again and the kayak glides into place in the cradle. Boats are kept snug and protected thanks to padding on the cradles, and locks and keys are also included to lock the WB400 rack onto the car roof. Combine all of this with the sleek, attractive, and aerodynamic design on this Whispbar kayak rack, and you have one fantastic package for your next paddling excursion.
Image of a 2012 Toyota Highlander factory side rails Yakima RailGrab kit with HullyRollers, Mako Saddles, and HullRaiser kayak holders and CURT hitch receiver, featuring the Yakima RailGrab roof rack kit, a set of Yakima Mako kayak saddles and a set of Yakima HullyRoller kayak saddles, two pairs of Yakima HullRaiser kayak J-cradles, and a CURT 13534 trailer hitch mount.
This J cradles and kayak rollers rack for 3 boats on factory side rails cross bars for a 2012 Toyota Highlander with CURT trailer hitch has all the bases covered for an epic paddling trip.
Customer F.R. sent in these installation pictures from nearby Rutland, Vermont, and they illustrate a superb way to carry multiple kayaks on a single vehicle rooftop. F.R. set up a 2012 Toyota Highlander with elevated roof rails cross bars, 2 kayak J cradles, a kayak rollers mount, and a rear trailer hitch receiver. This configuration begins with the multi-purpose Yakima RailGrab roof rack kit, which includes four RailGrab towers that attach directly onto the factory side rails on this vehicle, and two 58″ cross bars. The RailGrab kit creates a sturdy, versatile platform that any rack accessories can be added on to, and is also quick and easy to install or remove. Next, F.R. used two sets of Yakima HullRaiser kayak carriers mounted onto the driver and passenger sides of the roof rack. The HullRaiser’s padded J-style cradles save real estate on the cross bars by carrying boats at an angle while also keeping them stable and protected. In the middle of the RailGrab rack cross bars, F.R. connected a set of Yakima Mako kayak saddles on the front bar and Yakima HullyRoller kayak rollers on the rear bar. The grippy Mako saddles hold the boat securely hull-side down, while the rolling HullyRoller saddles provide an effortless way to load or unload the kayak. Finally, F.R. wisely chose one more accessory to expand the rack and gear possibilities. They installed a CURT 13534 2″ receiver hitch mount on their Highlander. Now, they have a burly trailer hitch in place should they want to add a hitch bike rack or gear trailer at a later date.
Find full details on this trailer hitch receiver and side rails roof rack for 3 kayaks on a Toyota Highlander on the installation page.
Image of a Chevrolet Trailblazer factory tracks car rack with bike trays and kayak holders, featuring the Yakima Control Tower roof rack with LP1 landing pads and 66" cross bars, the Yakima Mako Saddles and Hully Rollers kayak racks, and the Yakima Raptor Aero roof racks.
These roof track cross bars with rolling kayak saddles and upright bike mounts for a Chevy Trailblazer are the perfect way to outfit your ride for summer vacation.
These customer install images from next door in New Hampshire show a great solution for getting multiple kayaks and bikes on one vehicle: 2 upright bike racks with 2 kayak saddles and rollers on cartop rack cross bars for Chevy Trailblazer factory roof tracks. This superb configuration easily transports two bicycles and two kayaks at the same time, using the Yakima Control Tower car rack with 66″ cross bars and two pairs of LP1 landing pads that mount into the roof tracks on the vehicle; two Yakima Raptor Aero bike trays; two pairs of Yakima Mako kayak saddles on the front cross bar; and two pairs of Yakima Hully Rollers kayak saddles on the back cross bar. Each component of this setup is easy to assemble, easy to use, and geared for performance and convenience. The Raptor Aero bike racks hold bicycles by the frame, meaning loading is as simple as wheeling into place in the tray and securing, and the Raptor Aero is universally compatible with either factory or aftermarket cross bars. The Hully Rollers kayak racks feature roller-style cradles that make loading the boat easier–simply position the front of the boat hull-side down on the rollers and slide into place in the rack. The gripping Mako kayak saddles that pair with the Hully Rollers ensure the boat is safe and secure in transit, and bow/stern straps and tie-down straps are also included.
For more information, head to the Chevrolet Trailblazer vehicle rack for factory tracks with mounts for two kayaks and two bikes installation page.
Image of a 2007 Honda Fit with kayak J racks on a Yakima roof rack, featuring the Yakima Hullraiser kayak mounts connected to the Yakima Q Tower car rack with Q Clip 5 and 48" cross bars.
This kayak mount for cross rails and rooftop towers on a 2007 Honda Fit is a great way to carry your kayak without taking up a lot of space on the cross bars.
Here are some terrific photos of an all-purpose kayak carrier for a 2007 Honda Fit locking cartop rack system, using the Yakima Q Tower roof rack with four Q Towers, two 48″ round bars, and two pairs of Q5 Clips, and Yakima HullRaiser kayak cradles attached to the round bars. The Q Tower roof rack is easy to install, and creates a versatile base component for any type of rack accessory. This install also uses a Yakima SKS 4 lock-pack inserted in the towers, locking the rack system onto the vehicle. The HullRaiser kayak rack includes J-shaped cradles that angle the kayak, minimizing the amount of room used on the cross bars while enabling easy loading and a stable, protective platform in transit. It also features mounting hardware that is compatible with both Yakima and Thule or Inno cross bars, and cargo and bow-stern straps for completely securing your boat to the vehicle.
To learn more, head to the 2007 Honda Fit kayak holder on cartop rack cross rails installation page.
Image of a 2009 Nissan Cube kayak carrier on car rack cross bars, featuring the Inno IN-SU roof rack with B147 bars and K370 Fit Hooks, Inno INA450 kayak rack, and Inno INA262 wind fairing.
This foldable kayak rack with wind fairing on a 2009 Nissan Cube vehicle rack is perfect for single kayaks or for transporting multiple kayaks at once.
Customer K.L. from Kyle, Texas just sent in these photos of their new cartop rack with kayak masts on a 2009 Nissan Cube bare roof, and whether you have just one kayak or are looking to fit several kayaks side-by-side, this is a noteworthy system. K.L. attached the Inno IN-SU base system with 58″ B147 bars and Fit Hook K370 on their Nissan Cube, then installed an Inno INA262 large wind fairing and INA450 kayak rack onto the 58″ bars. Inno’s IN-SU car rack is versatile and easy to use, and it even includes lock cores to lock the INSU stays onto the rooftop. The INA450 kayak rack is straightforward and convenient: just lean the kayak up against the padded masts, and secure with the included cargo straps. Rounded cradles mount onto the cross bars to hold the boat in place while loading, leaving both hands free to tighten the straps, and because this carrier takes up considerably less room on the car rack than a traditional hull-side-down kayak rack, several boats can fit on one vehicle. The INA450 is equipped to carry two boats–or mount two INA450 racks next to each other to carry four boats. And as a bonus, the masts also fold down when boats aren’t being carried, so garage clearance isn’t an issue. K.L. also connected the 48″ INA262 Inno fairing to the front of the rack to deflect wind for a quieter ride and a sporty look.
To learn more, check out the 2009 Nissan Cube with locking roof rack and upright mast system for multiple kayaks installation page.
Image of a rooftop kayak cross bars rack for factory side rails on a 2012 Acura TSX wagon, featuring the Whispbar S54 Rail Bar roof rack with a surfski carrier.
This 2012 Acura TSX 5-door with Whispbar car rack is a quiet, secure way to get your surf-ski kayak to the water.
Although this surfski kayak is actually longer than the car it’s riding on, this customer reports their boat is completely secure, thanks to their new cartop cross bars system on 2012 Acura TSX wagon parallel rails. They installed a premium Whispbar S54 Rail Bar roof rack onto the raised factory side rails on their TSX, and then mounted their surfski carrier onto this base rack. The Whispbar Rail Bar rack includes four SmartFeet that mount in seconds onto the raised rails on this vehicle, two low-profile cross bars that are impressively strong and durable but amazingly quiet, and a 4-pack of SKS lock cores to lock the rack onto the roof of the car. And because this rack attaches onto side rails, it’s adjustable front to back: set the cross bars close together for short, compact loads with narrow mounting hardware, or span them far apart for a more stable platform with long loads like this one.
To learn more about this configuration, go to the 2012 Acura TSX five-door with Whispbar Rail Bar cross rails for carrying a long kayak installation page.
Image of a 2011 Toyota Highlander two kayak roof cross bars for parallel rails system, featuring the Yakima RailGrab roof rack with 66" cross bars and the Inno INA450 kayak mount.
Here's a photo of a great way to transport two kayaks on rooftop cross bars for a 2011 Toyota Highlander hybrid.
Direct from north of the border, customer R.K. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada just sent these 2011 Toyota Highlander side rails Yakima rack and kayak stacker cradles install photos. R.K. has discovered a great way to carry multiple kayaks on car rack cross bars with plenty of space leftover for tie-down straps or other gear. They installed a Yakima RailGrab roof rack with two 66″ cross bars onto their Highlander factory side rails. The RailGrab Towers come with several different attachment claws, which make these versatile towers compatible with almost any vehicle’s factory side rail, flush or raised, and the whole system is super fast and convenient to install and remove. Then, R.K. mounted an Inno INA450 kayak carrier onto the cross bars. The INA450 stacker system includes upright padded masts, cross bar cradles, and heavy duty straps, all of which allow you to secure kayaks on their sides, which takes up considerably less space on the roof rack. The INA450 works on almost any type of cross bar, from OEM to aftermarket brands. Finally, R.K. installed a Yakima SKS 4 lock-pack into the RailGrab rack, which locks the towers onto the side rails. Now, they’ve got a reliable solution for getting multiple boats loaded and onto the water in no time and no hassle.
To learn more, go to the Inno INA450 kayak stacker on Yakima round cross bars for a 2011 Toyota Highlander hybrid rooftop installation page.
Image of a 2004 Pontiac Vibe two kayak rooftop rack on factory raised side rails, featuring the Thule 45050 Crossroad and two pairs of Yakima BowDown kayak racks.
This Yakima BowDown kayak rack with cross bars on a 2004 Pontiac Vibe is ideal for transporting kayaks.
It’s a beautiful day in Appleton, Wisconsin, and now this customer is ready for an adventure on the water with their kayak J-cradles car rack cross bars on 2004 Pontiac Vibe factory side rails. They installed the Thule 45050 Crossroad roof rack, which comes with four 450 Crossroad feet that attach to the raised rails on this vehicle, two 50″ load bars, and a four-pack of locks to lock the rack to the roof. Then, they connected two sets of Yakima BowDown kayak holders onto the load bars. The BowDown is compatible with Thule, Yakima, or Inno cross bars, as well as almost any style of OEM car rack cross bar. The J-shaped cradles hold boats at an optimal angle that makes loading and unloading simple while maximizing space on the cross bars. The cradles fold down for improved aerodynamics and clearance when boats aren’t being carried, and cargo straps and bow/stern straps for securing the kayaks are also included.
Visit the 2004 Pontiac Vibe with Thule Crossroad Car Rack and Yakima Kayak Carriers installation page for more info.
Image of a Malone two kayak saddle rack on a Honda Element OEM roof rack, featuring two pairs of Malone SeaWing kayak carriers.
This two kayak mounts on Honda Element factory cross rails is perfect for kayaks of any style.
It’s hard not to love a US-made product, but it’s impossible not to love a US-made product that’s ultra versatile, durable, and high-performance. We’re willing to bet this customer feels the same way–they sent us installation photos of a Honda Element factory car rack with two Malone SeaWing kayak systems. The Malone SeaWing kayak rack features universal mounting hardware that fits on almost any OEM or aftermarket cross bar, including the factory bars on this Element. The polycarbon cradles include rubber padding that conforms to the shape of the kayak hull with great grip for a secure, precise fit, and cargo straps are also included for lashing the boat to the cross bars. Plus, this is an excellent choice if you’re looking for one set of kayak racks to use on multiple vehicles.
For more details, visit the Factory Roof Rack Compatible Kayak Mounts on a Honda Element installation page.
Image of a 2004 Toyota Camry with roof top kayak rack, featuring the Whispbar S16 Through Bar roof rack with K152 Fitting Kit, and the Thule 835Pro Hull-a-Port pro kayak carriers.
This kayak car rack for a 2004 Toyota Camry uses the stylish and high-performance Whispbar base system with Thule kayak holders.
These are some sunny customer install pictures of two Thule kayak carriers on a Whisbar rooftop rack system for a 2004 Toyota Camry. This rack features the Whispbar S16 Through Bar car rack with Fitting Kit K152, and two sets of the Thule Hull-a-Port 835Pro kayak rack j-cradles. To learn more about this configuration, visit the 2004 Toyota Camry car top kayak rack system installation page.
Picture of the all-new INA446 Inno SUP / Kayak / Canoe Locker for use as a stand-up paddleboard rack, kayak rack, canoe rack and more. Universally fits factory roof rack crossbars as well as base rack systems from Inno, Yakima, Whispbar, Thule and more.
Image of the INA445 Inno SUP / Kayak / Canoe Locker - an economical version of the INA446 and does not include the car rack cross bar pads.
Now available from Inno Racks dealers in the United States and Canada are the new, improved versions of the famously popular Inno INA444 SUP / Kayak / Canoe Locker – the Inno Racks INA446 SUP / Kayak / Canoe Locker and the Inno INA445 SUP / Kayak / Canoe Locker – both feature innovative updates that allow for even more factory roof rack cross bar fits, more robust theft prevention and better protection and stability of equipment during transport. Instead of a pair of foam blocks (included with the INA444), the INA446 version now includes a pair of crossbar pads that deliver superior ease of loading and unloading and wear-restistance that’ll last a lifetime. The INA445 version does not include rack pads and is targeted as a more value priced option for users that do not need rack pads for added equipment protection, ease of loading / unloading or increased prevention of lateral shifting of gear during transport (also a great option for users that already own a pair of car rack cross bar pads or foam blocks). Both models feature redesigned locking rack straps that deliver increased protection from theft of gear or the rack itself when left unattended. They also feature universal clamp hardware that fits even more factory racks as well as any after-market base rack system crossbars from Inno Racks, Yakima Racks, Whispbar Racks, Thule Racks and more. The Inno INA446 Locker and Inno INA445 Locker are the most versatile watersport carriers available on the market today and work equally well for hauling any canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard ( SUP ), surfboard (both short and long boards), windsurfer, wakeboard etc. Works great as a ladder rack as well. The integrated ratcheting mechanism makes it an effortless process to tighten the straps around the gear, and the included Inno locks and keys ensure everything is safe and secure from anyone stealing your gear or the rack itself. They both also adjust to any width along the cross bars to custom fit the item(s) you are carrying.
Picture of the all-new MPG116MD Malone Racks J-Pro j-style kayak carrier, a cheap kayak rack that still manages to accomplish what other more expensive carriers normally are only able to do... fit any roof rack including factory rack crossbars, Whispbar, Yakima, Thule, Inno car rack cross bars etc., transport any kayak up to 34" wide and 75 lbs. and be covered under the Malone Auto Racks lifetime warranty program.
Photo of the MPG117MD Malone Racks J-Pro2 j-style kayak carrier, a mid-level kayak rack that includes all the same features as the Malone J-Loader j-cradles kayak rack except that it does not offer the boarding ramp integrated into the base of each of the cradles for easy kayak loading. Fits factory racks and any Yakima, Whispbar, Inno, Thule roof rack crossbars etc. Holds boats up to 36" wide and 75 lbs.
Rounding out the recreational-level and entry-level kayak rack offerings in the Malone Auto Racks new series of j-cradle style kayak carriers, the MPG117MD Malone J-Pro2 kayak rack and MPG116MD J-Pro kayak rack are superb options for anyone focused on a well balanced blend of solid features and value pricing. The Malone J-Pro2 kayak rack is in fact very similar to the more expensive Malone J-Loader kayak carrier and lacks only the integrated boarding ramps at the bottom of each cradle to allow for easily sliding the boat onto the cradles. It also is not compatible with the MPG351 Malone Telos Lift-Assist device (Malone Telos works on the DownLoader, J-Loader and AutoLoader kayak racks only). Other than that it serves as an excellent carrier that will last for years and years of reliable use. The Malone J-Pro j-cradles are available as a cheap kayak rack option and will meet any budget minded consumer. Will never rust or corrode and includes adjustable pads on the upright cradles. Both the J-Pro2 and the J-Pro include the proprietary Malone Racks JAWZ universal mounting hardware so they work on any factory roof rack cross bars as well as car rack crossbars from Thule, Inno, Yakima, Whispbar and more. The J-Pro2 fits boats up to 75 lbs. and 36″ wide while the J-Pro works with any kayak up to 75 lbs. and 34″ wide.
Picture of the MPG114MD Malone Racks Downloader fold-down kayak carrier, a premium j-style kayak rack with cradles that can fold down when not in use. Fits all roof racks including factory rack crossbars and any cross bars from Whispbar, Yakima, Thule, Inno etc.
Photo of the MPG118MD Malone Racks J-Loader kayak rack, which other than lacking the convenient folding down kayak cradles, is exactly the same as the Downloader model.
Already a leader in the kayak transport industry with a full line of car roof mount kayak carriers and trailer hitch mount tow trailers for hauling kayaks, Malone Auto Racks has launched a new series j-cradle style kayak carriers. Two noteable models are the Malone MPG114MD DownLoader fold-down kayak carrier and the Malone MPG118 J-Loader kayak rack. Both are essentially the same carriers with the one exception being the J-Loader model does not feature the folding down cradles for when there is no boat on the rooftop. Otherwise, they are exactly the same and can carry any size, style, or shape kayak up to 75 lbs and 36 inches wide. They also include the proprietary Malone Racks JAWZ universal mounting hardware that allows the carriers to attach directly to virtually all roof rack styles including factory racks and any car rack cross bars from Yakima, Whispbar, Thule, Inno and of course Malone. The folding down cradles feature on the DownLoader model serves to improve fuel efficiency while driving around town with no kayak on the car top. It also enable access to garages without having to first remove the carrier.
2000 Ford Expedition fishing rods carrier and factory roof rack mount kayak racks - Inno zr353 fishing rod rack / malone autoloader j-cradles kayak racks.
Another photo of the 2000 Ford Expedition factory rack kayak carriers and car interior fishing rods rack system using the Malone Auto Loader j-cradles and Inno ZR353 fishing poles rack inside the vehicle.
The pictures above illustrate some great examples of how to rack up the fishing kayak and fishing rods when hitting the road to go kayak fishing. The first picture showcases the Inno ZR353 fishing rod rack mounted to the inside of the 2000 Ford Expedition. This fishing poles carrier holds up to 10 fishing rods. The second photo features the 2000 Ford Expedition factory rack mount kayak racks set up that is using two sets of Malone Auto Loader kayak racks mounted to the Ford Expedition roof rack cross bars.
2000 Ford Expedition fishing rod rack install details
2000 Ford Expedition kayak roof rack install details
Kayak roof rack for 2010 VW Jetta TDI. Includes: Yakima RailGrab roof rack system and Yakima BowDown J-Cradle kayak rack.
A nice photo of a 2010 VW Jetta TDI kayak roof rack setup consisting of the Yakima RailGrab roof rack system for factory side rails and 2 8004042 Yakima BowDown kayak roof racks. The Yakima RailGrab roof mounted car rack includes 48 inch crossbars which are the correct length crossbars for the 2010 Jetta TDI roof top and a set of 4 Yakima RailGrab Towers. Avoid theft by securing your kayak roof rack on a 2010 Jetta TDI with an 8 pack of Yakima locks.
More details on this Kayak roof rack for 2010 Jetta TDi Sportswagen.
Photo of a kayak roof rack on a 2006 Honda Civic Sedan using the Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack System (includes Yakima Q Towers, Yakima Q99 clips and Yakima Q31 clips and pair of 58 inch cross bars). Attached to the base rack cross bars is the Yakima BowDown folding j-cradle kayak rack and 50 inch Yakima Fairing.
This 2006 Honda Civic kayak roof rack system is totally decked out with a Yakima Q Tower Complete Roof Rack System and Yakima BowDown J-Cradle Style Folding Kayak Rack for carrying a kayak on the roof top. The Yakima Q Towers roof rack for a 2006 Honda Civic requires the use of Yakima Q99 Q Clips and Yakima Q31 Q clips. Yakima 58″ load bars are called for to meet the width requirements of the 2006 Honda Civic sedan rooftop when carrying a kayak. A 6 pack of Yakima locks and lock cores secure the rack system and kayak rack onto the 2006 Honda Civic Sedan (4 locks to lock the Yakima Q tower system to the car rooftop and 2 locks to secure the Yakima BowDown Folding J-Cradle to the roof top car rack system). The Yakima 50″ Fairing is used to cut down on noise created by wind and also helps preserve gas mileage that might be lost when transporting a kayak on top of a 2006 Honda Civic Sedan.
complete information for this 2006 Honda Civic kayak roof rack
Stellar example of 1998 Saturn SL2 kayak roof rack with Yakima Q tower complete roof rack system (includes Yakima Q Towers, Yakima Q67 and Q68 clips and pair of cross bars) and Yakima Mako Saddles for carrying 2 Kayaks side by side and flat.
This rack install example of a 1998 Saturn SL2 kayak roof rack system using the Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack system (includes Yakima Q Towers, Yakima Q67 clips and Yakima Q68 clips and pair of cross bars) and 2 complete sets of Yakima Mako Saddles for carrying 2 kayaks comes from an outdoor enthusiast in Iowa. A pair of 58 inch crossbars (included with the Yakima Q Tower car rack system) are the correct length for carrying 2 Kayaks side by side and flat. The Yakima Mako Saddles kayak carrying attachment comes in pairs – it is necessary to use 1 pair for the front crossbar and 1 pair for the rear crossbar for EACH kayak – so in this case 4 pairs are used. Don’t forget a 4 pack of Yakima locks – these 4 Yakima lock cores will make sure this super kayak rack set up stays in your possession.
Complete details for this 1998 Saturn SL2 roof rack kayak carrier.