What are some advantages of roof rack carriers?
The only ways you won’t need some type of roof rack carriers for your kayak are:
- You have an inflatable kayak that collapses into a packable bag (in which case you will need to bring a kayak pump).
- You have a truck large enough to fit your kayak in the back.
A kayak stacker is the safest and most efficient way to transport multiple kayaks. If you are carrying more than one kayak, consider the Yakima kayak stacker. The Yakima kayak stacker can hold as many as four kayaks, depending on the size of your car, truck, or SUV, using vertical posts.
Advantages of roof rack carriers for kayaks include stability, durability, and versatility. Once installed, the racks can carry other outdoor gear in addition to kayaks. The main disadvantage of roof rack carriers is the more complex installation process compared with blocks.
Note: If your car or truck comes with a roof rack, you might need an adapter before you can mount a kayak stacker.
Visit your local Sun & Ski Sports shop for expert advice about selecting roof rack carriers for one or more kayaks.