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Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Side Loading

Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Side Loading

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

Yes, if you:

  • Are new to kayaking or only kayak occasionally
  • Want to save your money for a nice kayak instead of spending a bundle on a carrier

No, if you:

  • Have a wide sit-a-top kayak and need longer straps to fit it
  • Leave the rack on your roof while you’re out paddling and worry about it getting snatched
  • Park your car in a garage and need a rack that can clear the door
These J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack. Adjustable rear foam pads protect the boat's finish. Clamp-on installation to most crossbars. Tie-downs included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Malone. Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Side Loading part number MPG117MD can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Malone Watersport Carriers

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

These J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack. Adjustable rear foam pads protect the boat's finish. Clamp-on installation to most crossbars. Tie-downs included.


Features:

  • J-style cradles makes it easy to transport a kayak on your roof rack crossbars
    • Kayak sits on its side to free up space on roof rack for additional gear
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • Upright arms stabilize your kayak
  • Padded bases and arms cushion your kayak and protect the hull from scuffs and scratches
  • 2 Load straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbar styles - no tools required
    • Universal Jawz brackets secure to crossbars with integrated hand knobs
    • T-slot hardware kit available for aerobars (MPG6604 - sold separately) and truck racks (MPG8287 - sold separately)
  • Lightweight corrosion resistant frame
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Dimensions: 16-1/2" tall x 16" long x 6" wide
  • Strap length: 11' long
  • Weight: 11.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Item # MPG117MD

Installation Details MPG117MD Installation instructions


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Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Side Loading - MPG117MD

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

These J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack. Adjustable rear foam pads protect the boat's finish. Clamp-on installation to most crossbars. Tie-downs included.

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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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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.




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




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




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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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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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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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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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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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Awesome!!!! need another one
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