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Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On

Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On

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This J-style kayak carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack, while leaving room on your roof for a second kayak, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Includes load straps, tie-downs, and mounting hardware. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Malone. Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On part number MPG117MD can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Malone Watersport Carriers - MPG117MD

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • J-Style
  • Clamp On
  • Malone
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Fixed

This J-style kayak carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack, while leaving room on your roof for a second kayak, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Includes load straps, tie-downs, and mounting hardware.


Features:

  • J-style carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack
    • Kayak sits on its side to free up space on your roof for additional gear
  • Fixed cradles with padded arms and base stabilize your kayak during transport
  • Tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-downs secure your kayak to your roof rack and to your vehicle
    • Anchor kit (sold separately) creates temporary mounting points for bow/stern tie-downs
  • Quick and easy clamp on installation on most crossbars - no tools required
  • Powder coated steel is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Weight Capacity: 75 lbs
  • Dimensions: 16" long x 6" wide x 16-1/2" tall
  • Strap length (each): 11'
  • Carrier weight: 11.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Malone Crossbar Specs

Fixed Carrier with Padded Arms and Base

Malone Fixed cradles

This J-style carrier is always ready to go when you are. Fixed arms hold your kayak on its side, leaving plenty of room on your crossbars for another kayak rack, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Padding on the arms and base protect your kayak from scratches and scuffs during transport.


If you have a taller vehicle, you may need to remove the carrier to fit into the garage.


Load Straps and Bow/Stern Tie-Downs

Malone Kayak Carrier in use

The carrier includes 2 cam-buckle straps to secure your kayak to the rack. A set of bow/stern tie-downs are also included to secure the kayak to the front and back of your vehicle. If your vehicle doesn't have any tie-down points, you can get an anchor kit (sold separately) which will let you create anchor points in the creases of your vehicle's hood and hatch.


Tool-Free, Clamp-On Installation

Malone Kayak Carrier Full Install Bottom

The carrier clamps to most crossbars without the need for tools. Simply set the rack on your crossbars, slide the mounting brackets over the bolts, and secure them with the T-knobs.



MPG117MD Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount - Universal Clamp On

Installation Details MPG117MD Installation instructions


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Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On - MPG117MD

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

This J-style kayak carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack, while leaving room on your roof for a second kayak, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Includes load straps, tie-downs, and mounting hardware.

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Super easy to install, quality built, rock solid paring with crossbars. Zero doubt about safety. Could not ask for a better product. Worth every penny. And they fit perfectly with the Malone crossbars for my 2019 Equinox. Customer Service via chat helped me find the one and only pair that would fit those crossbars. So glad I found etrailer.



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I'm writing this review after one year of ownership. I bought two sets of these J-hooks alongside a Malone Airflow 2 roof rack for our 2009 Subaru Forester. I use them to haul a 10ft and 12ft kayak simultaneously. They've done an excellent job and have held up on both short 20-minute drives to local lakes as well as on 10-hour road trips. I'm very satisfied with the combination of the rack and these carries.

My only complaint is that you also need to buy the "Aero Style Crossbar T-Slot Fit Kit for Malone Kayak Carriers" pack separately for each set of J-hooks. This part allows you to more securely fasten the hooks to your roof rack. I wouldn't have been comfortable taking kayaks on a road trip using the J-Pro2s without this extra ability to secure them down. I wish the two items came together instead of having to buy them separately. That said, they do the job exceptionally well, so it's not a dealbreaker in my eyes.

Jonathan

4/12/2023

One year update - no further issues to report. I dont use the Airflow 2 roof rack unless Im transporting kayaks via J-hooks, so I usually leave them secured to the rack when I hang them on my garage pegboard. It makes installing them only take about 5 minutes because it eliminates the need to attach both the rack and j-hooks each time I just secure the rack and load up my kayaks. I still wish the additional fit kit came with the J-Pro2s! Please make that a reality or set up an offer to bundle them together.



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I had these welded to my trailer for a variety of reasons and this has worked outperfectly. Loading the kayaks is a breeze and no hassle with taking the J holders on and off. This was a great purchase!



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These kayak carriers do exactly what we wanted them to do. They hold the kayak safely and securely. Easy to use and easy to install or remove. Our only problem was that we had to but longer carriage bolts for it to work on our Nissan Xterra. I definitely recommend this product. I just wish they included longer bolts.



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Work perfectly to hold kayaks. The ties that come with them and accompanying instructions are the easiest way to secure the kayaks. the ties always run smoothly through the buckles, unlike some other ties we have tried.

Elizabeth

11/30/2023

Still working well! We haul 3 kayaks or paddle boards with Malone u racks. Recently got a double hitch and used it to put bicycle rack in front of trailer.

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Mike L.

11/30/2023

@Elizabeth That's cool! We're glad to hear everything's working well for you!


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The Malone J Racks Work perfectly and fit my kayak well. They are well made and I would highly recommend them.



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We just received our Malone J-Pro2 kayak racks. I put them on our roof racks yesterday and liked the apparent quality of these racks. Unfortunately I have a shoulder injury right now so we can't check them out functionally for at least a few more weeks, but my brother uses and highly recommends these racks so I expect to be well pleased with them.



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Wish the rack was taller to provide a little better support for my fishing kayaks. These would be great for kayaks narrower than the two I have. They do work but I make sure they are strapped down well.



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I ordered the Malone J-pro2 kayak rack. The order was processed within 2 hours, and on my doorstep 2 evenings later. The Malone rack system is some of the better quality items you can find, and ETrailer is hands down one of the most proficient companies I've dealt with. If they have it, and you're looking for it, I strongly suggest you go through them. They're the wise choice.



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Excellent service! Fast delivery and product was in excellent condition.
J-Cradles fit perfectly on my Malone trailer.



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I bought two sets of these to go on the Malone trailer I bought last year from etrailer and they are the perfect solution for my paddling gear. I have these mounted on the outside of the bars, leaving plenty of room for my canoe to slip in between our two kayaks. The price was right and shipping was over a month in coming, but with the virus causing delays it was to be expected. etrailer kept me updated and let me know the day they came in and were ready to be shipped. A quality company that I highly recommend. Thanks to you all at etrailer !



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I’ve bought several products from etrailer and they are all quality and well packaged. After some research on what are the best kayak racks for my uses, every site brought me to Amazon. So when I found these Malone racks I tried to see if they were on etrailer and thankfully they were. I bought 2 pairs and they both came packaged very securely with no room for movement, as always 5 stars for etrailer packaging and customer service. As for the bars: heavy duty, made of steel so they have the strength that aluminum bars would lack. The foam pads are incredibly good quality with a fabric sleeve over them which protects even more. Even the straps are very good, tried to test the strength by pulling and they wouldn’t budge, exactly what you want. They fit perfectly on my rack (I have the Malone aero bars). All in all fantastic product with even better customer service



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Exactly what I ordered. Delivery was very quick and communication was excellent.



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We've had these for about a year now and they are working out great. One possible improvement: It would be nice if there was a hook on top to feed the strap through. Sometimes the straps fall down the arm when I'm putting them on.



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Ordered a replacement J Hook part and a new set of J-hooks from etrailer. Both work great, and the price was right. The delivery was quick too (paid for 3 day delivery but came in 2 days!)



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Great fast service! Great product



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They have worked well for me. I still have them even though I had to sell my kayak due to not being able to enter and exit because of knee issues. I do plan on buying a Sit Upon for easier use.



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UPS had destroyed one of the boxes so all the parts did not show up at my house made one phone call at the parts replaced I was very impressed



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Does a nice job of supporting the kayak on the car. Holds securely even at highway speeds.



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Terry

3/30/2022

Awesome!!!! need another one



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Product appears very good. Was shipped with the wrong thumb screws.



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Very well made and great quality!



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Very fast delivery and exactly what I expected in my order



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