August 21, 2018
Easy to assemble. Fits on my Yakima Aero bars. Not as thick of tubing as my Malone brand J's, but seem sturdy enough. The foam could be thicker but will do the trick, it's a kayak not an egg. I am going to spray the parts that clamp the bar with that plastic dip spray to prevent scratching. Comes with tie downs. Great value for the money. Will likely by another set now that I know they work.
August 2, 2018
So there seems to be an issue with bolting the rack to your vehicle cross members. My Yakima has rounded bars so not so confident that the rack will stay in place, seems to be designed for square or flat bars. Beach is only 700m from my house so real test will show itself this long weekend. There seems to be an error in the simple diagram they sent for installation instructions. Where the bolts vs the quick release bolts go to attach to cross bars. If you use the hex nuts, then no point using the quick release nuts. Since I have rounded bars I cranked tight the hex nuts provided. If anyone has any clarity on that issue, please let me know how you solved it.
July 29, 2016
These work just fine. For the price they are the best value of all that I looked at. I want to modify slightly so that the kayak will rest more evenly on the base; the curvature of the kayak causes it to rest on just one point, but that would be the same situation for any rack. Well worth the money, installed easy and the kayak secures great. I bolted these to a set of Thule roof racks on a truck canopy.
September 19, 2018
These J racks are fantastic. I bought two and used them to take our kayaks from Calgary to BC. Did well with highway speeds and stayed sturdy. The only reason I gave them 4 stars is because you cannot and absolutely should NOT use the straps that come with these. They are terrible and WILL fail. Do yourself a favour and run over to Canadian Tire and buy yourself a decent set of ratchet straps for these J bars. At this price though, it's not a big deal, and you can get a good 8ft set for $20-$30.
June 24, 2018
Absolutely awful it just ruined my $1,500 kayak because the straps snapped.
June 10, 2018
These are nothing short of excellent value. All the bolts and nuts etc come shrink wrapped in bubble wrap. Used these and they are easy to put on the roof rack and hold the kayak solidly in place. Buy with utmost confidence. Thank you.
August 2, 2018
Fits the aro bars on my 2012 Outback. Holds my 12 foot kayak nicely. This is my first J hook set and seems great for the price. Al things were packeged nice and no scratches
August 22, 2018
Ok build quality, not fit perfectly on my roof racks. So kayak wiggles on the highway. I have to use another rope at front to pull down the kayak nose. Not recommended