Racks For Cars carries kayak racks which are designed to hold a kayak in place on top of your vehicle’s crossbars (or its bare roof in the case of foam block systems). If your vehicle doesn’t have a rack, visit our base roof rack systems page to select a set of crossbars specific to your vehicle.
Kayaks can be held on their side in J-style side mount cradles, cockpit face up with saddle-style flat mount cradles, or against a vertical bar with kayak stackers. It is important to tie down kayaks both around their hull and from the bow and the stern. Many carriers come with all the straps you need to secure a boat, and additional tie-downs can be found in our Watersports Accessories category.
Confused by all the options? Check out our Watersports Carriers Buying Guide. To determine if a specific rack will work on your vehicle, use the Yakima Fit Guide or Thule Fit Guide, or contact us for assistance.