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Conquering the Kern River rapids in your kayak gives you serious bragging rights with your buddies. Losing your boat on the drive home, though, will brand you a bonehead for life. Protect your vessel—and your rep—with the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier.
Secure, stable and simple are the defining traits of your Rhino-Rack Kayak J Rack. It comes with a pair of ultra-secure, padded carrier cradles that hold a wide range of hull sizes and shapes. Once it's parked in the cradles, your boat is lashed down with the four included straps for maximum stability. And, the cradles are simple to install to almost any crossbars—factory bars, Rhino-Rack bars or other aftermarket roof racks.
Not only do Rhino J-Style Kayak Racks deliver a powerful grip, but they're also engineered to outlast the elements. The cradles are constructed from sturdy steel tubing with an anti-corrosive coating, and all the hardware is made from rust-safe stainless steel. Plus, Rhino-Rack backs your kayak J rack with a 2-year warranty.
Reviewed by Glenn G (MERCER, PA) Reviewed for a 2008 Toyota RAV4 — Nov 10, 2012 7:16 PM
Easy install. Securely holds kayak. Be careful, it comes with the long bolts. When you place kayaks on it the bolts may touch roof of vehicle. Ask for the shorter bolts, or purchases after market rails.
Reviewed by Jason P (Somerville, NJ) Reviewed for a 2007 Hyundai Sonata — Sep 10, 2012 12:59 PM
I mounted this Rhino-Rack kayak carrier on Rhino-Rack aero bars; the fit is not perfect and tends to lean to one side or the other, but very easy to install and secure once in place. On the downside, though I was trying to be careful not to over-tighten, I have begun to see bending on the threaded attachment bolts/pegs, which was only observed after traveling a few hundred miles with kayaks mounted. These threaded parts appear to be the weakest link in an otherwise very tough system.