The Yakima JayLow is a J-style kayak carrier which can carry either one or two kayaks depending on how the upright arm is positioned. The Jaylow features 3 different arm positions, an easy to use, universal, tools free mounting hardware, and it includes all the straps you need to properly tie your kayak down. The Jay Low works with a variety of kayak styles including touring kayaks, sea kayaks, tandem kayaks, recreational kayaks, and white water kayaks.
Carries either 1 or 2 kayaks
The JayLow utilizes an integrated cam lever which allows you to set the kayak carrier into 3 different positions, a J-style position, a stacker position, and a flat position. When positioned in the J-style position the JayLow can carry a single kayak on a slight angle. When positioned in the stacker position the JayLow can carry two kayaks up on edge. One kayak will be set into the JayLow kayak carrier while the other is set onto your crossbars and tied to the JayLow, additional foam pads are recommended to protect your boat. Using the JayLow as a stacker is good for occasional use when carrying a second boat. If you are commonly carrying 2 boats a second set of Jaylows is recommended as it will be easier to load and will provide better protection for your kayak.
Folds flat when not in use
The JayLow can also be placed in a flat position while not in use. This allows for easier access to parking garages or other low clearance areas, always be mindful of your vehicles height when a roof rack is mounted to your vehicle.
Universal, no tools mounting hardware
The 8004073 JayLow includes an integrated, easy to use, universal mounting system which is designed to fit round, square, and aero style aftermarket crossbars, as well as most factory installed crossbar systems. When mounting onto Yakima Roundbars, Yakima includes an anti-rotation adapter which prevents the JayLow from spinning when loading or unloading your boats. The tools free installation system can be installed or removed in a matter of minutes and can be locked to your crossbars by purchasing a Yakima 2 Pack of Locks
Tie down straps included
The Yakima JayLow includes a pair of Yakima Heavy Duty Tie Down Straps
to secure your boats onto the roof rack as well as a pair of cam buckle bow and stern tie downs to secure the kayak to the front and rear of your vehicle. If your vehicle does not have existing front and rear tie downs you can use either the Thule 529 Hood Loop
or the Yakima Anchor Strap Kit
for the front tie down points and the Thule 530 Quick Loop
for the back tie down.