Chevy Malibu 2016-2018, Folding J-Stacker Kayak Carrier by SportRack®. The J-Stacker takes only minutes to install, and its design makes kayak loading a breeze – just lift the boat and place it in, so you can be on your way to fun out on the water in no time. Plus, the J-style carrier leaves plenty of room on your roof rack for other accessories. The J-Stacker mounts to most OEM and aftermarket crossbars with a maximum diameter of 3.5”.
- Folds down when not in use
- Padded arms to protect the kayak
- Quick on and off hardware for easy installation and removal
- Includes 2 bow and stern tie downs and 2 load straps
- Accommodates kayaks up to 36" wide and 75 lbs
- Fits SportRack Roof Rack Systems, square, round and most factory racks
- Holds 1 kayak
- No drilling required
- See Fit Guide below in specifications for fit information for your vehicle
When you want the option of being able to carry other gear on your roof rack, a vertical kayak carrier makes a lot of sense, but you don’t want to sacrifice anything to gain that space. The carrier still has to be easy to load, strong enough to provide reliable transport and designed to be gentle to your kayak’s surfaces. The SportRack kayak carrier delivers. It mounts quickly and easily without any tools to factory and aftermarket rack systems with crossbars up to 3.5” in diameter. The carrier’s wide mouth J-profile makes loading and unloading easy, and the steel construction is sturdy enough to carry your kayak safely and securely. The J-style carriers also don’t take up a lot of space on your roof rack, so there’s room left for other accessories.
The padding on the J-style carriers is adjustable to ensure your kayak is protected during transport. 2 heavy-duty tie-down straps with cam buckles are supplied to secure the kayak to the cradles, along with 2 ropes with galvanized steel bumper hooks to attach the bow and stern to the front and rear of the vehicle.
The SportRack J-Stacker Kayak Carrier comes with instructions detailing the installation of the carriers and the loading of the kayak. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer’s defects in materials or workmanship.
SportRack® designs and manufactures racks and carrier systems that enable people with active lifestyles to transport their cargo and recreational equipment on their vehicle. The company is located in Granby, Quebec, Canada, and was started in 1980 manufacturing ski racks for the automotive retail industry. SportRack was acquired by cargo/recreational equipment carrier industry giant Thule in 2006, however the company’s focus on “easy on/easy off” products has continued to this day. SportRack’s range of products includes roof rack systems, and roof mounted cargo boxes, bike, watercraft, and snowsport carriers, hitch and trunk/hatch mount bike carriers, and accessories. True to the company’s philosophy, SportRack carriers are easy to mount, easy to load, and will deliver safe, secure, and economical transport for all your recreational gear.