INNO Locking Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Surf Rack Customer Reviews
9 Customer Reviews
INNO makes it easy to lug your kayak, canoe, SUP or surfboards to the water. Whether you’re heading out for a calm weekend paddle or looking to take on the rapids, you need a kayak rack that can handle the load. The INNO Locking Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Surf Rack hauls: 1 kayak, 1 canoe, 2 windsurfing boards, 2 SUPs, 3 short boards or 2 long boards in its sturdy cradles.
The INNO Locking Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Surf Rack is as versatile as it is strong. Thanks to universal adapters, you can hook this roof rack up to most factory and aftermarket racks, including the INNO base rack system. Plus, it's backed by a limited Lifetime Warranty.
9 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Albert M (Farmington Hills, MI) Reviewed for a 2004 Saturn Ion — Aug 07, 2012 6:06 AM
I like everything about this rack, from its cost to its design. I especially appreciate that I didn't have to permanently install it, so... when I'm not hauling the kayak around, I don't have to put up with the mileage drag from an empty rack. This is a really substantial product, and I am not afraid to head on down the interstate with my kayak attached to the roof. My only wish is that they had a better set of installation instructions. I spent about an hour, on what could have probably been a 15 minute installation.
Reviewed by Brian P (Stow, OH) — Jul 12, 2011 7:20 AM
I have a lot to say. This rack will be good for everything it says; kayaks/canoes/stand up paddleboards (sup), etc... HOWEVER! FUNCTIONIALLY THIS LOCKER IS A HASSLE! 1. This locker is a hassle to install, locks whatever item you strap down within the locker, but does not lock to the cross bars on your car. 2. The directions specifically state to remove the locker when it is not in use (this is a serious hassle) and if you keep the locker on your car, it can be stolen, or it may be damaged from wind/rain/sun (as stated in the directions.) 3. This locker is 110% NOT COMPATIBLE with the INNO WIND FAIRING due to the PADS that come with the locker. INNO will tell you that it is, but it is not. You can not use this locker, with a wind fairing and pads (both are important). 4. If you have cross bars, want a wind fairing and some type of tie down system to hold your boards, kayaks, etc... you can purchase the INNO pads for cross bars (which even though do not fit over a fairing), you can insert the pads onto the part of the fairing that faces to the back of your car to protect your boards and your fairing. You can do this by putting the pad opening facing the front of your car and shimmy it on the crossbar/fairing clip. 5. For more appropraite easy to use tie downs. Go to any home hardware store and buy those tie downs that you can sinch down tight. They cost less than $10 and are much more practical for taking boards on and off your car. If you want something that locks your boards down to the rack, you can buy the same sinch down system online with key locks on them, these also include a steal cable through the tie down system so that they can not be cut. This is a much more practical option than the board locker that I purchased. The board locker looks great, looks really durable, but is a hassle to deal with. If you care about a wind fairing and having pads on your cross bars to protect your board and your bars this locker will not work, regardless of what INNO tells you.
Reviewed by Joe L (Phoenix, AZ) — Jun 23, 2011 7:09 AM
I've only used the rack to haul 2 SUPs once so far. It seems to work really well. The installation takes a little time, but seems to hold the boards very securely. There are 3 incredibly small things that I think need to be improved upon before this rack is perfect. 1. The pads that come with it are move around on my factory rack. 2. The bolt used to secure the rack to the factory rack should be like the Inno ski/snowboard rack 3. The rubber tape designed to stick in between the 2 racks could be better. Other than that, this thing seems really solid.
Reviewed by David J (Marietta, GA) Reviewed for a 2006 Mazda 5 — Jun 04, 2010 7:23 PM
Very easy installation and use. Easy to remove from the base rack if you choose to do so. Loading and unloading one or two kayaks is very simple and straightforward. Quality apppears very high. INNO does not have the name recognition as some of its big competitors but it's product have great value for their price. Would highly recommend an INNO product to anyone. Using product on both a Mazda 5 and Honda CRV