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Yakima BigStack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On

Yakima BigStack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On

Item # Y04041
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This post-style mount carries 2 kayaks on edge, securing to your roof-rack crossbars and folding flat when not in use. Reinforced steel construction and padding on the post protect your boat, and included straps secure boats safely to the rack. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima BigStack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On part number Y04041 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers - Y04041

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

This post-style mount carries 2 kayaks on edge, securing to your roof-rack crossbars and folding flat when not in use. Reinforced steel construction and padding on the post protect your boat, and included straps secure boats safely to the rack.


  • Universal carrier holds up to 2 kayaks on edge
  • Post-style mount attaches to roof-rack crossbars
  • Ultimate roof clearance with arms that fold down
  • Improved strap management with AnchorHead tie-down feature
  • Protective HullGuard padding on arms keeps your boat looking brand new
  • Locks with 2 Same Key System (SKS) Cores (sold separately)
    • SKS Cores can be changed out to make all your Yakima locks keyed alike
  • Heavy Duty Straps with padded cam buckles secure boats to post
    • Tightening strap gives you complete control over grip
    • Padded buckles protect your boat and vehicle from scratches
  • 2 Tie-down straps with cam buckles secure 2 kayaks to the carrier
    • 2 Additional tie-down straps (Y05006 - sold separately) required to secure 3 or 4 kayaks
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs with cam buckles secure 2 kayaks to your vehicle
    • Hood anchors (Y07416 - sold separately) may be required if your vehicle doesn't have built-in tie-down points
    • 2 Additional bow/stern tie-downs (Y05006 - sold separately) required to secure 3 or 4 kayaks


  • Application: round, square, aero and most factory crossbars
  • Capacity: up to 2 kayaks, depending on vehicle limitations
    • Requires cinch straps (Y05006) to carry up to 4 kayaks
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
    • Crossbar length for 4 kayaks must be a minimum of 66"
  • Weight: 7.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 22" tall x 6" long x 5" wide
  • Lifetime limited warranty

8004041 Yakima BigStack Boat Carrier for Roof Racks

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Yakima BigStack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On - Y04041

Average Customer Rating:  4.1 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

This post-style mount carries 2 kayaks on edge, securing to your roof-rack crossbars and folding flat when not in use. Reinforced steel construction and padding on the post protect your boat, and included straps secure boats safely to the rack.


I acquired a second kayak and needed a system to fit the factory racks on my 2011 Toyota RAV4. has always had information on what fits and has always had the item needed for the job. I attached the Yakima BigStack to the top with ease, and, with one other person to hold the kayaks while I secured, tied two of them down for a long road trip to Northern Minnesota. The system worked just fine. The only caveat was in the configuration of multiple boats in the instructions. The diagram has two boats on the same side of the posts, however, I found it more secure to put one on either side ( other reviews of this product on different Internet sites have found similar results.) The boats made it through the trip with no shifting.

One year later: Still using the system and have had no problems thus far. As always, I recommend for any racks and accessories you may need no, Im not employed by them, Ive just always found exactly what I need with them.
Bob P - 07/11/2015


Where do I start?

I've been whitewater
kayaking for 22 or so years now. I've always used used either Yakima or Thule products...

Until I bought a 2015 Nissan Rogue with a naked roof. The curvature of the roof and large door jams mean that Yakima and Thule can't make racks for them. I went to a place that does custom installs and again because of the curvature of the roof, they couldn't give me a rack. This meant no kayaking which is really bad news.

Enter the Rhino rack system. I purchased the feet, the fit kit, the cross bars and a Yakima "big stack" stacker. The first issue I had is the reccomended size for the Nissan Rogue is only 48 inches. Way too small too haul 4-5 (very light) whitewater kayaks. I called etrailer and they were SUPER helpful, told me I can buy the 65 in cross bars and they'll work fine.

I held my breath and placed my order. I was nervous leaving my trusted name brands. The order arrived super fast (they told me it would arrive by Friday but it actually arrived on Thursday) and everything was packaged rock solid. I was impressed.

I read the instructions and put the rack system on my car. It took about a hour (it was hot and I worked slowly) but the rack system is SUPER SOLID. I love it. Rhino might have a "forever" customer out of me.

-The rack system is very stable. I can't move it with my hands by pushing or pulling.
-The rubber stripping you put on the top and bottom of the bar is an awesome added feature AND it reduces wind noise.
-Adding the fairing reduced wind noise even further. With four boats on the roof you couldn't hear any extra noise.

The ONE thing I dislike is that you need to use the supplied Allen wrench to take the rack on and off the car. It's a small complaint, but other systems I've used in the past don't have them.

I paid much less for this system than I would have if I purchased one of the aforementioned systems, but I'm really really satisfied with the product. We will see how well it holds up over long-term use, but it looks awesome!


Strap Failure After First UsePut two kayak on my roof (tandem and single about 12' long to transport 400 miles. The sticks are easy to install, however out of the box one strap kept slipping and another frayed almost completely. Thank good I had secured the load with my own strapping since I did not trust the Yakama straps. Also, you need a buddy to load with you since the kayaks want to slide away from the sticks.


Difficult for one person to load kayaks on roof. You need more than two hands. Used it once - will now buy used racks, one for each kayak.


Worked great on our Subaru Crosstrek with factory crossbars. Loading very easy, and it was very secure, for our 2 kayaks. The Yakima Big Sticks are easy to install/setup and take off. Very happy with our investment,


Good product. Always am a little nervous that they will slip on the rack but they never have. (This is b/c we mixed Yakima on this one with different manufacturer for the rack and Yakima is built to be multipurpose so not perfect fit.) That said, nothing but success so far.


I have had the exact opposite experience. The straps are all solid and strong and the kayaks are rock solid on there. They even included little rubber tubes for padding for the front and aft tie-downs. In addition to many local trips, I drove 8 hours each way to Michigan last summer and the rack was perfect.


Eh, a lot left to be desired. I wish i had bought two J hooks instead. This works but the J hooks would be a lot easier and I feel like i would be more comfortable on the highway with the J hooks


The product quality can speak for itself, but i was extremely satisfied with the turn around time. i received my package in plenty of time for a planned camping trip. Also your customer service was top notch. i got a phone call checking my address for shipping and thought it was really great that someone was actually handling my order with care and it wasn't just me and a computer. So thanks alot. I'll for sure be using this service in the future


Excellent support system for the kayak. Easy to install.


Great product. We had no problem loading and moving two kayaks. I would buy this product again!


Super helpful Customer Service staff.


Delivered very quickly.

Great experience all around.


Product shipped and arrived very quickly and everything claimed online was true about this carrier.



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