The Malone® DownLoader kayak rack features tons of options for low-clearance requirements, as well as easy loading and boat protection. A quick pull on release pins allows the carriers to rotate up for transport or down for garage access. Thick, adjustable foam padding wrapped with nylon sleeves protects the boat's finish, and built-in boarding ramps eliminate the need to lift the kayak up and into the carriers.
Frame: Coated steel, injection-molded nylon
Three layers of corrosion resistance
Oversized padding with nylon sleeves
Fold-down design with release-pin activation
Universal fit for most round, square, oval factory load bars
Includes all hardware, heavy-duty load straps, and bow and stern safety tie-downs for one kayak
Capacity: For kayaks up to 36" wide and 75 lbs
Dimensions: L 17" x W 6" x H 19.5" (raised), 6" (lowered)
Comments about Malone Racks Downloader w/Bow & Stern Lines:
The folding aspect is wonderful - we can use it quickly for evening kayak trips after work in only a few minutes. The slide assist ramps on the outside allow anyone to load a kayak with minimal effort (slide up, slide over, and let it down into the cradles). The straps and buckles are also very nicely designed. The only issue is no strap loop across the top bar to hold the strap in place so it does not slide down to the side. I fixed my issue rather easily with a few paper clips and electrical tape to hold the straps. I understand Malone had to remove prior strap guides since "people" were using that thin piece to actually hold the the tension of the line and not just as a guide to pull the strap back under.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend