BowDown Kayak Rack by Yakima®. A cradle type rack transports the kayak on its side, leaving space on your roof rack for other gear. It's the perfect type of rack for touring or recreational kayaks. The BowDown is Yakima's best cradle rack, carrying 1 boat securely, with top of the line HullGuard™ padding to protect your boat during transport, and an integrated ramp system that eases loading. It comes with built-in universal mounting hardware that fits round, square, and factory crossbars, and it's optimized for aero bars. Heavy-duty tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-downs are included, and when not in use the BowDown folds down so it's only 5" above the top of the crossbar. The BowDown is lockable with SKS (Same Key System) lock cores (sold separately) and it comes with instructions.
- Safe, secure roof rack transport for one kayak on its side
- Folds down when not in use for better aerodynamics and increased roof clearance
- Universal built-in mounting hardware fits round, square, factory, or aero crossbars
- Optimized for aero bars
- HullGuard padding uses EVA foam for ultimate hull protection during transport
- Integrated ramp system makes boat loading painless
- SteelCore™ construction steel tube frame for superior strength
- Includes heavy-duty tie-down straps to secure boat to roof rack
- Includes bow/stern tie-downs to secure boat to vehicle
- Tie-down straps have padded buckles to prevent damage to boat or vehicle
- Lockable with SKS lock cores and keys (sold separately)
- Integrated bottle opener
- Comes with detailed instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
If you're looking for a safe, secure way to transport your kayak that won't take up a lot of room on your roof rack, will be unobtrusive when not in use, and will pamper your kayak in the process, look no further than the Yakima BowDown Kayak Rack. The BowDown features super strong SteelCore construction, with steel tubes for superior strength and support. It holds your kayak on its side, leaving plenty of crossbar space for other gear. The integrated ramp system simplifies loading, and once in place your kayak's hull will be gently cradled in top of the line HullGuard padding, with EVA foam for support and protection. When not in use, the BowDown folds down until it's height is just 5" above the level of the crossbar, for better aerodynamics and more roof clearance for garaging.
The BowDown's built-in universal clamps are designed to make installation fast and easy on any type crossbar without tools, including round, square, factory, and aero. The design is optimized for aero bars. You get everything you need to secure your boat including heavy-duty tie-downs for attachment to the roof rack, and bow/stern tie-downs to secure the boat to the front and rear of your vehicle. All tie-downs have padded buckles to prevent damage to the boat and your vehicle.
SKS lock cores (not included) can be installed in the built-in crossbar mounts to deter theft. Comprehensive, illustrated installation and user instructions are included, and the BowDown is covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.