Yakima® - Whispbar™ WB401 Kayak Saddle Carrier

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Yakima® - Whispbar™ WB401 Kayak Saddle Carrier
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Whispbar™ WB401 Kayak Saddle Carrier by Yakima®. There aren't many saddle-type kayak carriers on the market that can be loaded from the rear or the side, but then, you've never seen anything like the Whispbar WB401. Its combination of sleek looks with functionality makes it the perfect carrier for Whispbar roof rack systems and the finest, most aerodynamic, late model cars. Leave the SmartFlex™ wings folded down for easy side loading or raise them and let the integrated rollers ease boat loading from the rear. The wings adjust to the shape of the kayak and the elastomer padding cushions and protects your boat. The QuickDock™ mounting system enables quick and easy mounting without tools to Whispbar and other T-Slot equipped crossbars, plus it comes with adapters that enable installation on round and square crossbars. The WB401 comes with premium tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-down ropes with ratcheting pulleys.

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Aerodynamic Design

Aerodynamic Design
Sleek aerodynamic styling and cutting-edge design combine for the best looking, easiest to mount and load kayak saddle carrier on the market.

SmartFlex Wings

SmartFlex Wings
SmartFlex wings can be folded flat for easy side loading, raised for boat loading from the rear.

Integrated Rollers

Integrated Rollers
Integrated rollers on wings make boat loading from the rear painless.

Lock System

Lock System
Integrated lock system locks the carrier to the rack with a single key turn.

Premium Tie-Down Straps

Premium Tie-Down Straps
Comes with premium tie-down straps with padded buckles to secure boat to roof rack.

Bow/Stern Tie-Downs

Bow/Stern Tie-Downs
Includes Bow/Stern Tie-Downs.


Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

The Whispbar WB401's design is so revolutionary, nothing comes close in either form or function. If you're the type that likes to have the latest, most sophisticated products, you can't beat the WB401 for carrying a kayak. Its appearance alone will have people asking you what it is when it's not in use, and it looks so impressive you'll want to leave it on your roof rack all the time. But superlatives shouldn't be wasted on the exterior of this carrier because it performs just as great as it looks.

Mounting to Whispbar Flush, Through, and Rail crossbars or other manufacturers' T-Slot crossbars couldn't be any simpler with Whispbar's exclusive QuickDock technology. Just open the QuickDock clamp levers and align the T-Bolts on the carrier with the T-Slots in the crossbars. Press down slightly to compress the T-Slot fill strip and close the QuickDock clamp levers to lock the carrier to the crossbars. Thanks to Whispbar's exclusive SmartFill technology, you can install T-slot mounted accessories without having to cut the fill strip. Just install the accessory in the slot over the fill strip, and when it's removed the strip will pop back up, maintaining the bar's smooth aerodynamic appearance. The integrated lock system will lock the carrier to the rack with the turn of a key. Adapters are also included to mount the WB401 to round and square crossbars.

The WB401 features SmartFlex wings that enable you to load a kayak from the side or the rear of the vehicle. If side loading is your preference, leave the wings folded down for unencumbered access, but if loading your boat from the rear is more your style, you can raise the wings and take advantage of the integrated rollers that will help you ease your kayak into position. Once your boat is in place, the wings will adjust to the shape of your kayak, and the elastomer padding will cushion and protect your boat. Heavy-duty tie-down straps are supplied to secure the boat to the crossbars. These include padded buckles to protect surfaces from damage, with an easy quarter-turn connect and disconnect feature. Heavy-duty bow/stern tie-down ropes are supplied to secure your boat to the front and rear of your vehicle. These feature ratcheting pulleys to make it easy to apply just the right amount of tension, and clear plastic tubes to protect bumper surfaces from damage.

Comprehensive, illustrated instructions are included with the Whispbar WB401, and it's backed 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.

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This limited lifetime warranty covers all Yakima-brand products* and rack components manufactured by Yakima Products, Inc. (Yakima), and is effective for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates when the original retail purchaser sells or otherwise transfers the product to any other person.

Subject to Yakima’s inspection of the product, Yakima will remedy defects in materials and/or workmanship by repairing or replacing, at Yakima’s option, the defective product without charge for parts or labor, subject to the limitations and exclusions described in this warranty. Yakima may elect, at its option, not to repair or replace a defective product, in which case Yakima will issue to the original retail purchaser, at Yakima’s option, either a refund equal to the purchase price paid for the product, or a credit to be used toward the purchase of new Yakima products or rack components.

This warranty does not cover problems caused by normal wear and tear (including, but not limited to, scratches, dents, tears, or aesthetic oxidation of surfaces, or natural breakdown of colors and materials over extended time and use), commercial use, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modifications or repairs not performed or authorized by Yakima. In addition, this warranty does not cover problems resulting from conditions beyond Yakima’s control including, but not limited to, theft, misuse, overloading, or failure to assemble, mount or use the product in accordance with Yakima’s written instructions or guidelines included with the product or made available to the original retail purchaser.

If a product is believed to be defective, the original retail purchaser should contact the Yakima dealer from whom it purchased the product, who will give the original retail purchaser instructions on how to proceed. If the original retail purchaser is unable to contact the Yakima dealer, or the dealer is not able to remedy the defect, the original retail purchaser should contact Yakima for shipping instructions.

Upon contacting Yakima directly, a Yakima technician will provide the original retail purchaser with appropriate instructions for returning the product to Yakima. The original retail purchaser will be responsible for the cost of mailing the product to Yakima. In order to receive any remedy under this warranty (either from a Yakima dealer, or from Yakima directly), proof of purchase in the form of an original purchase invoice or receipt is strictly required. Lifetime warranty applies to all products manufactured after January 1, 2006.

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