Yakima Showdown


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The Yakima Showdown is a convenient load-assist mechanism that simplifies loading and rooftop storage of kayaks and SUPs, minimizing the effort involved

Yakima Showdown Kayak Load Assist & Support System

Yakima Showdown Kayak Loader

The Yakima Showdown is 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 Showdown lightweight mount tilts down more than two feet from the roof rack and takes on up to 45% of the boat’s weight, then helps gently raise it up to the top of the vehicle. Once loaded it securely cradles your boat or boards for the ride.

  • Easily load and unload kayaks and boards at waist level at the side of the vehicle with the easy to use slide and tilt mechanism
  • 80 lb. boat and board capacity easily handles a large kayak or two boards
  • Universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks
  • Lightweight materials and construction don’t eat up roof’s carrying capacity
  • Tilts down a lengthy 26” from roof rack height
  • Provides 30-45% weight assistance (depending on boat width)
  • Felt-covered cradles flex to conform to hull for secure transport
  • Folds down flat to reduce drag and noise when not in use
  • All tie-down straps included
  • Locks to base rack with SKS Lock Cores for added security (sold separately)

Yakima Showdown


  • Weight: 34 lbs / 15.5 kg
  • Weight Carrying Capacity: 80 lbs / 36.3 kg
  • Dimensions: L 42.00″ x W 9.00″ x H 9.00″
  • Approved Crossbar Spread: 24″+
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Yakima [] ShowDown Load-Assist Kayak/SUP Mount [] Product Tour & Installation