Yakima Bowdown Kayak Rack

Yakima Bowdown Kayak Rack is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
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Product Description Item No.   10045065

This top-of-car mount folds down when it's not in use for better aerodynamics, and gives you easier access to the garage. Thanks to the integrated boat ramp, it's painless to load, too. The ginormous knob is easy to twiddle, even if you've got butterfingers. And top-of-the-line HullGuard padding uses EVA foam for improved boat protection. So everybody please bow down to the supreme glory of the BowDown.

FEATURES of the Yakima Bowdown Kayak Rack

  • Tool-free installation
  • Fits Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
  • Supports one boat up to 80 lbs
  • Minimum crossbar spreads of 24" or more
  • Steel Core construction uses a steel tube frame for superior strength
  • Top-of-the-line Hullguard padding keeps your boat looking brand new
  • Integrated ramp system makes it painless to load your boat
  • Folds down when it's not in use for better aerodynamics and easier access to your garage
  • The rooftop kayak mount oversized knobs for easier twiddling with wet hands
  • Locks to crossbar with SKS locking system (Lock Cores sold separately)
  • Includes heavy-duty straps and bow/stern tie-downs
  • Integrated bottle opener
  • Fits car rack systems with round, square and most factory crossbars out of the box
  • Carries one boat on its side, on the top of the vehicle
  • Folds down flat when not in use
  • Padded with hull guard pads to prevent boat damage
  • Fits round, square, and factory crossbars out of the box (fitlist on carton)
  • Heavy duty straps included

- + Product Specifications
Dimensions: 10.5 x 5.5 x 21 in.
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Weight: 243.2 oz
Weight Capacity: 80 lbs
Best Use: Paddling
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my yak I got the Bowdown so that I could still fit the Explorer in the garage to keep the wife happy. This is probably the easiest product I have ever setup. It seriously took me an entire 5 minutes to attach this to my vehicle. The padding on it is great so you can really clap the yak down if you are doing any interstate travel. It comes with two cinch straps and two longer for the end of the yak, I was not expecting the other two tie downs but am really happy they were included. Also they integrated a bottle opener into the ends of the holder... crazy right? Its almost like MJ told them to do that because they are crazy!
Date published: 2010-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rack The Bowdown is a great rack for several reasons. It installs quickly and easily. It comes with everything you need for secure tie-down. It is well-padded and easy to load. The folding feature is great; it makes it reasonable to keep the rack on the truck even when you're not sure when you'll be using it again. I ordered one Bowdown to try it out, and I liked the design so much that I bought another rack for my junk yak. Using a 2009 Ford Escape w/ factory crossbars... carrying a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125 and a Future Beach Trophy 126.
Date published: 2011-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Bought these to use with my 12 foot sit-on-top kayak. Work great! When the kayak is strapped down, it does not move. Drove 65 mph for 2 hours and the straps had not loosened at all. Like the fold down feature. Have experienced a whistling noise with them in the folded down position. Read that someone put tape over the wafer area on the top and it stopped the noise. Still have to try that. Other than that, great product.
Date published: 2012-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great rack what else would I say? This is a great way to haul kayaks. Loading and unloading is quick and easy on my Toyota 4Runner, either by myself or with a buddy. The racks mount easily and securely to the factory cross bars and being able to fold them down only takes a minute ensures I can fit in the parking ramp at work without removing them or knocking them off. The included straps work well to secure the kayaks to the rack.
Date published: 2008-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very easy to use these are great for any size kayak, and are really easy to use, with one exception: you need to get a small towel to put in the bottom of whichever end you first to get it to slide in well. the big red knobs to loosen the frame to fold it down are really helpful. there is some road noise with these so i wouldn't leave them on the car all of the time.
Date published: 2010-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would recommend This kayak rack works great in that you can load your boat and let it rest in the cradle while you strap it down, which makes things much easier. It was also a fairly easy install on the factory rack on my 2003 Toyota 4Runner. I love how it folds down so that it can be left on for awhile if needed. Great rack for the money.
Date published: 2008-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and very easy to install Installs quickly out of the box and instructions are also very concise and easy to follow. We literally in a matter of minutes had these out of the box, installed, kayaks placed, and were headed to the lake. We installed two pairs on a 2011 Ford Expedition with no space issues. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from recommend highly! Great product! It was so easy to install and haul my kayak. Moosejaw provided fast and friendly service.Also the bottle opener is an extra bonus for those imports at the end of the day.
Date published: 2008-08-08
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