V-Rack Kayak / Canoe Carrier
Apex Sport Racks V-Rack Kayak Carrier
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Ideal for transporting a single kayak or canoe in the horizontal position using a vehicle's roof cross bars. Independent form-fit supports slide along the crossbar to easily adjust to the kayak or canoe hull width. Includes tie-down straps and mounting brackets.


Apex V-Rack Kayak and Canoe Carrier is a very stable composite kayak/canoe horizontal hauling solution. Each set includes (4) support bars and (2) 114" tie-down straps for transporting a single kayak or canoe on a vehicle roof with an existing crossbar system. The form-fit steel V-shape bars are wrapped with 1/4" thick foam to grip a kayak or canoe hull for maximum stability and protection. Support bars are independent of each other and are easily adjusted to fit most kayak or canoe hull widths. The Apex V-Rack can be secured to cross bars with a maximum size of 1-3/4"W x 1-1/2"H and a minimum size of 1/4"W x 1/2"H. Requires at least 1-5/8" of clearance from the underside of the cross bars to the vehicle roof. Complete with a 1 year Manufacturer's warranty.

V-Rack Kayak / Canoe Carrier - A set of (4) Support Bars & (2) tie-down straps for hauling a single kayak or canoe

Product Features

  • Each set includes (4) support bars for a single kayak or canoe
  • Flat steel with a high density foam jacket
  • V-shaped supports move independently to fit various hull widths
  • A very stable composite kayak/canoe hauling solution
  • Ideal for transporting kayaks or canoes in the horizontal position
  • Included hardware mounts to existing round or square cross bars
  • Includes (2) 114 inch straps to secure a kayak
  • *Installation does not require tools
  • 1 Year Warranty


Instruction Manual
Tie Down Diagram


How to Tie Down a Kayak to a Vehicle
How to Tie Down Roof Cargo
How to Choose the Best Car Top Carrier or Roof Rack

Review Summary (Based on 3 Reviews)


5 Stars WOW, exceeded my expectations!

Richard from CA wrote (November 01, 2015):

Recently I purchased two kayaks. While trying to figure out a DIY project, I searched for ideas. At first I thought the brackets looked a little lame. But the cost of materials to build one myself far exceed the price you had for your brackets. I decided to go for it and i'm glad I did. Unbelievable ! The shipping was timely and when I opened the partial, wow, everything that was included was great and very sturdy. The adjustability was perfect, the straps worked easily. Yesterday we gave the boats a test run and the loading etc was easy with our new rack. Great product. As soon as I am sending this to you, I have two friends who are also Kayaking enthusiast who will be getting your info. I definitely will be back again. Thanks again for a great product.

4 Stars v-rack kayak/canoe carrier

Gregg from NC wrote (October 08, 2015):

I combined this rack with a 40"x49" trailer to transport our 16' tandem kayak to and from the water.It works great,completely eliminating the need for lifting and dragging and providing a secure ride on the highway with a simple tie-down system.

5 Stars Perfect

Tiffany from AR wrote (March 19, 2015):

We were looking for a canoe rack for our Chevy Silverado, I came across this rack and for the price I couldn't pass it up. The rack is a perfect fit, holds the canoe just so, and the price could have only been better if it were free. I received this product in a hurry and not a thing was wrong with the product when I received it.