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Lockrack Adjustable XL Watersport Carrier - Canoe, Kayak, or 2 SUPs - Side Loading - Universal Mount

Lockrack Adjustable XL Watersport Carrier - Canoe, Kayak, or 2 SUPs - Side Loading - Universal Mount

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Paddle solo with a heavy kayak or canoe (up to 175 lbs) but sometimes go paddleboarding with friends instead
  • Park in a garage and need a low-profile rack that fits under the door
  • Hate wasting time strapping your boat to a carrier (bow and stern straps are still recommended)

No, if you:

  • Carry other gear on your roof, like bikes or a cargo basket, while transporting your kayak
  • Only get on the water occasionally and can’t justify dropping a bunch of money on a rack
  • Take your rack off/on frequently
Adjustable XL watersport carrier holds oversized gear with rubber-coated, ratcheting arms and an adjustable base - no need for load straps. Integrated locks secure your watercraft to the carrier. Includes clamp-on and channel mounting hardware. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Lockrack. Lockrack Adjustable XL Watersport Carrier - Canoe, Kayak, or 2 SUPs - Side Loading - Universal Mount part number LR54FR can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Lockrack Watersport Carriers - LR54FR

  • Fishing Kayak
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Paddle Board
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Saddle-Style
  • Bars with T-Slots
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Lockrack
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Locks Included

Adjustable XL watersport carrier holds oversized gear with rubber-coated, ratcheting arms and an adjustable base - no need for load straps. Integrated locks secure your watercraft to the carrier. Includes clamp-on and channel mounting hardware.


  • Watersport carrier lets you transport an oversized canoe, deep-hulled fishing kayak, or mutliple paddle boards on your roof rack without straps
    • Can transport kayak hull-side down
  • Integrated locking system secures your gear to the carrier - includes 4 keys
  • Expandable base can be adjusted to fit watercraft of varying widths
  • Rubber-coated, XL sized ratcheting arms hold your gear securely at 4 touch points
    • Eliminate the need for load straps
    • Protect gear from scuffs and scratches during transport
  • Removable arms allow your canoe, kayak, or SUPs to be easily loaded from the side of the vehicle
    • Set boat on base, then slide outer arms into the carrier and ratchet them tight against the hull
    • Flat position provides overhead clearance when not in use - reduces height to under 2"
  • Rubberized strip on top of base provides cushioning and slip resistance for your watercraft
  • Easy installation with included hardware and tools
    • Brackets and hardware included for clamp-on installation
    • T-bolt hardware included for crossbars with top channels
  • Lightweight aluminum construction is corrosion resistant


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 1 to 2 stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, or canoes
  • Adjustable base width range: 28" to 47-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 175 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty

LRUNISETXXL Lock Rack XL Adjustable Universal Water Craft Carrier with Universal Mounting Hardware

Replaces LockRack 339-LRUNISETX

Customer Reviews

Lockrack Adjustable XL Watersport Carrier - Canoe, Kayak, or 2 SUPs - Side Loading - Universal Mount - LR54FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

Adjustable XL watersport carrier holds oversized gear with rubber-coated, ratcheting arms and an adjustable base - no need for load straps. Integrated locks secure your watercraft to the carrier. Includes clamp-on and channel mounting hardware.

- LR54FR

I use the Lockrack system to transport an inflatable stand up paddleboard. I know, seem counterintuitive, but while we transport our two boards in their deflated state for long distances (beach trips), they get more use locally if you can leave it inflated and toss it on the car and go. The Lockrack system is genius, and avoids all the fuss with ratcheting straps down, and hoping they are secure. Since these racks are not widely used from what I gather, it is somewhat difficult to determine the specs, and there are not a large number of reviews with specific examples of what can be carried. So for what it's worth, it CANNOT carry two inflatable paddleboards- specifically the Tower Adventurer 2 models. It might be able to fit a second board if it was the racing model (skinnier in width), and the composite SUPs are likely not as tall, so it really just depends on what you have. I already had a classic Lockrack double SUP rack (that only fit one of my inflatable boards), and was hoping the XL expandable rack would allow for both boards, but at max expansion it is actually the same width as the classic, non-expandable Lockrack. I think the XL adds a few inches extra height, but nothing in terms of width. So while I'm returning the XL model, it is not for lack of appreciation of what it can do. One day we'll upgrade to boards that can both fit, but for now, even cutting the time in half and inflating one board instead of two is reward enough. I don't own a kayak or canoe, but after watching friends struggle with transport, I would highly recommend the Lockrack system for that as well.

- LR54FR

these work really well...i emailed back and forth to the company about the width and they said that you don't have to install the small bar that joins the two pads if you're kayak is too wide. i have a hobie pa 14 and a nucanoe pursuit, both of which are too wide to keep the bar installed. hope that helps. great product, holds up well.

- LR54FR

I picked excellent because it will eliminate climbing on a ladder to put on straps. When I first looked at it mounted on my car I never thought it would be secure. I recruited my neighbor to see if I could side load using a small stepstool. (I am 5'3"). With my old Thule rack I could cover the back of my car with a rug and slide my kayaks on up to the roof. Fortunately, I have a very light Eddyline kayak that I use most of the time, so for this kayak it is manageable. When I secured the kayak with the arms, I was surprised how tight it was with absolutely no movement. Haven't driven with it yet but I am sure that it will work well. The only problem I had was it took all afternoon to put it together. I think you need to improve the photos and have more detailed instructions. A current installation video with this newer designed kayak rack. The videos I found had several different arms.

- LR54FR

I love this rack. It fits my double ocean kayak perfectly. It was easy to install and now I don’t have to do the tie downs that the other racks require. Also I can take it on out of town trips as it locks my kayak onto the rack. Finally somebody designed a easy lockable kayak rack. This product is a must have.

- LR54FR

Love the rack so far! I debated it, however struggled with pulling the trigger for a few reasons, primarily concerns for winter transporting with ice issues. I decided to buy it and just plan to use regular straps in the winter. The one thing I had a hard time finding any feedback on was the option for transporting a standards or touring SUP with a race board. They are both so different in shapes. I did find some comments about loading the board that is wider on the top. That would not work for me due to the shape of the board, plus I would not want my race board to have that kind of pressure. I have been loading it on top, but having it pushed forward more than I generally would. So far it is working great. I do get a whistle. Not sure if it is my roof rack, my lock rack or both. Still giving it a 5 due to its functionality!

- LR54FR

Original package was damaged during shipment, but Customer Service resolved the issue with no friction. Great experience. Lockrack is the easiest to use rack I’ve used. 30 seconds or less to load and unload kayak and paddle boards. I would give it 4.5 stars if I could. Only cons are a slightly difficult installation and the quality of the plastic keys used to unlock the arms. Highly recommend the product.

- LR54FR

Great product, great online demonstrati on.

- LR54FR

I don't really know what I am doing when it comes to mounting my gear on top of my truck but I just went with what I had. The Rhino Rack dual bars and Lockrack made it simple and very secure while hailing my camper and other items stored in my truck bed. It went just as I planned. Both my wife's SUP+ and my kayak traveled secure and out of the way. Looking for many more trips in our retirement.

- LR54FR

It works just like it was described. It locks tight, and the kayak does not move at all. I never have liked working with straps, now I won't have to.

- LR54FR

Works great. i can drive 65 to 70 mph with kayak trailer and it is very secure.

- LR54FR

This is so easy to use!

- LR54FR

enjoyed the experience...the team processing my order were great at answering my questions... and when the rack arrive with i missing piece, a replacement piece was dispatched quickly... the whole team is very focused on customer satisfaction, which is refreshing...

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Everything looks in good shape, accept the lettering is worn off.

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