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Yakima EvenKeel Kayak Rack

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    Show the rest of the river you know how to haul when you use an innovative Yakima EvenKeel Kayak Rack. Made with a single boat capacity, this saddle-style rooftop rack is perfect for delivering your personal craft to the water’s edge.

    Yakima EvenKeel racks feature universal, built-in clamps to work with most bar types including round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars. And using Yakima’s patented HullFlex design, the EvenKeel conforms to the contours of your boat for superior hull security.

    The Yakima Even Keel comes with everything you need to complete your rack system, including four saddles, two plain straps, two buckle straps, two hooks, bow/stern tie downs and optional security bolts. Your Yakima EvenKeel Kayak Rack is backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

    Yakima EvenKeel Kayak Rack Customer Reviews

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    5 Customer Reviews

    Easy topping

    Reviewed by Jeanette H (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Reviewed for a 2014 Subaru Outback — Jul 13, 2017 12:41 PM

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    EvenKeel was super easy to install and like the fact that it can be locked into the crossbars. They seem to contour my kayak which makes it a more secure platform for the kayak. Good sturdy structure and yet flexible. Great product


    Reviewed by Peter G (SOUTH EASTON, MA) Reviewed for a 2016 Mazda CX-5 — Apr 24, 2017 9:20 PM

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    My girlfriend and i bought them for an LL Bean tandem kayak we just purchased. The Yakimas hold that 14' baby beautifully! The rubber on the saddle area is a huge help and guarantees its securely gripped! I drove from Freeport, ME to Southern, MA, the included straps were a huge help and are perfect for the job! Also there positioning allows plenty of room away form the cars to minimize any scratching or damaging. I would recommend this product to anyone getting any size kayak.


    Reviewed by Thomas D (PERRIS, CA) — Mar 22, 2017 9:05 AM

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    Bought this for my first kayak and needed for the ability to load 75 lbs kayak by myself. This fits the bill and the ease of use bar none, the best. No tools necessary and without reading directions, I was able to load my kayak and drove 60 highway miles with no problem (very stable). Maybe watch YouTube video on how to load kayak by yourself (it will help).

    Impressed with quality

    Reviewed by Ryan M (North Wales, PA) Reviewed for a 2016 Volkswagen GTI — Oct 08, 2016 5:37 AM

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    I was impressed with the quality of my Yakima roof rack. The standoffs have thick rubber pads to protect the car and there is a good amount of adjustment in them as well. It feels incredibly solid and I'm not worried about it scratching my roof. At speeds between around 25 and 45 miles per hour I noticed a whistle.

    Great Product, not so great service

    Reviewed by GERRY Q (Troy, ID) — Dec 16, 2015 9:31 AM

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    This is a great product and received it quickly (ships directly from Yakima), but unfortunately it went to the wrong address and it cost me another $20 to get it to the correct address. I expected the checkout page to give me some shipping options, the next thing I know, it is ordered. I IMMEDIATELY emailed AA to get an address change. The first email from them said they'd take care of it. Then I get an email claiming that they can't change the delivery because I made the request a DAY later.