Yakima BowDown Kayak Carrier
Originally $199.00
Sale $159.99
Save $39.01


Top of the line roof top kayak transport from Yakima! The BowDown is a J-Cradle style kayak carrier that can be mounted to the roof of a vehicle with the ability to fold down when not in use so you don't have to re-mount them every time!


The Yakima BowDown offers the best in rooftop kayak transport! The carrier is manufactured from steel substrate encased in a durable foam padding for boat protection. The J-Cradle design allows for a single kayak to be rested on the top of the vehicle and secured down with included heavy duty tie down straps and bow / stern tie downs. Instead of having to take the BowDown off every time you're done with it, the carrier cradles can be folded down allowing for clearance for getting into garages and other places that require maximum clearance. Each cradle is lockable with optional SKS locking cores (sold separately) to prevent theft. The carrier will fit on many factory roof rack cross bars, as well as round or square cross bars. Includes integrated bottle openers and a lifetime warranty!

BowDown™ Roof Top Kayak Carrier

Product Features

  • Can be used on square or round cross bars and many factory roof racks
  • J-Cradle design
  • Carry a single touring, recreational, or whitewater kayak
  • Padded design wont scratch your boat
  • Includes 1 pair of heavy duty straps with padded buckles
  • Includes bow/stern tie down straps
  • Folds down when not in use
  • Locking cores available for security (sold separately)


Yakima BowDown Instructions


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 1 Reviews)


5 Stars Bowdowns for 2 kayaks

Grinch from OH wrote (April 20, 2016):

Just ordered these, have yet to install but seem to have everything I need! Fast service, arrived here in very good time and a great price on them! Plus the padding on the j hooks is very nice and protective for holding our kayaks.