Roof Racks and Car-Topping Systems for kayaks and SUPs
Car-topping a kayak can seem like daunting task, especially for larger and heavier kayaks. There are many ways you can go about loading a kayak onto roof racks and in this video we demonstrate all the various ways we go about doing it. Whichever system works best for you will be determined by your kayak model, vehicle type, and roof rack arrangement.
Rhino's Nautic Kayak Lifter is a complete system for easily loading and unloading sit on top kayaks. It is the only one in the market that has an 80kg load capacity, does not require any heavy lifting and a single person can operate it using the included winch. Great option for heavier kayaks such as Hobie Pro Angler, Oasis, Adventure and Tandem Island models
SLH worked with Rhino to come up with a simple fixed side loading system for kayaks and this is what we came up with. Allows for simple loading of kayak at the side of the vehicle lifting one end at a time
SLH sells, recommends and upon request installs Rhino roof racks. However due to the expansive nature of the range of roof racks available from Rhino, we don't carry them in stock. As such they are available by order only. Delivery times generally vary from 3 - 5 working days.
Rhino-Rack’s Nautic kayak carrier is locally built by engineers with first-hand kayaking experience and features the next generation in design and technology. Track mount (581) and bar clamp (571) versions available
Rhino-Rack’s Nautic Side Loading kayak cradles are locally built by engineers with first-hand kayak and paddle boarding experience and features the next generation in design and technology. Track (part #580) and clamp (part #570) mounting options available
Sea to Summit Tie Down straps with Silicone Cam Cover are a reliable and easy to use strap that are an ideal solution for securing a kayak or SUP to your roof racks. The silicone cam cover protects your car from the rugged metal cam.
Rhino 700mm Wrap Pads are uniquely designed to fit the bars between the planks of the Pioneer range of rooftop trays and platforms. The Pioneer Wrap Pads are used to provide protection for both your gear and the Pioneer system.
Rhino's Folding J Style Kayak Carrier transports your watercraft on it's side to minimize width, allowing other sporting equipment or luggage carriers to be mounted on the roof rack system of most vehicles
The Yakima SweetRoll kayak cradle kit consists of two front and two rear saddles with integrated rollers that help minimize friction when sliding your kayak into the cradles. No tools required to mount to pretty much any bar type, which makes the SweetRoll offer far greater compatibility than most other cradles. Spring-loaded base automatically adjusts to boat when loading. Supplied with 2 x tie down straps and 1 x bow and 1 x stern tie down
The Yakima Showdown is a convenient load-assist mechanism that simplifies loading and rooftop storage of kayaks and SUPs, minimizing the effort involved. These are a great option for users who want to load their kayak from the side of the vehicle. 36kg weight carrying capacity. Extremely easy to install and remove
The Yakima Ripcord lockable cargo straps offer more security than regular tie-down straps. The locking cam is fully protected with a rubber cover to prevent damaging the paint work on your car. Supplied with 2 keys
Yakima EvenKeel cradles are universal mounts that will fit nearly any crossbar right out of the box. And out of the box it comes with everything you need to haul your boat, including straps and bow/stern tie-downs. Sold in a set of 4, supplied with tie down straps and bow / stern tie downs
Yakima Mako Aero kayak cradles are universal kayak carrying saddles with built-in hardware that fit round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box. Optimized for aerodynamic bars.
Yakima Bowdown kayak carriers feature top-of-the-line HullGuard™ padding to keeps your kayak comfy, and when not in use, folds down for better aerodynamics and roof clearance. Universal mounts fit most crossbars out of box
These Rhino SX roof rack systems are designed specifically for use with Subaru Forester (SZBS2) with Sports Rail (2003 - 2008 year models) and Liberty / Outback Gen 4 (2009 - 2014 year models) (SXBS3).