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Yakima BowDown - Yakima Kayak Racks
Yakima BowDown - Yakima Kayak Racks
Yakima BowDown - Yakima Kayak Racks
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Yakima BowDown

Product Code : 204042

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Web Price : $ 159.20 USD

MSRP : $198.95 ( Save 20%)

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Yakima BowDown - Yakima Kayak Racks

The Yakima BowDown is a folding J-cradle style kayak carrier that supports your boat sitting on its side, where it's most rigid. The Yakima BowDown fits round, square and most factory racks out of the box.

  • J-Cradle design for carrying a single touring, recreational or whitewater kayak
  • SteelCore construction utilizes steel substrate encased in durable foam padding
  • Folds down flat when not in use for the ultimate in rooftop clearance
  • Padded with hull guard pads to prevent boat damage
  • Integrated ramp system assists in loading your boat
  • Fits Yakima round bars, Thule square, Thule Aero, and most factory crossbars right out of the box
  • For factory fit information use the Yakima Automated Fit Guide
  • Locks to crossbar using SKS locking system, sold separately
  • Includes heavy duty straps and bow/stern tie down straps

Stock Status : Currently In Stock
**Stock status is to be used as a general guide to current inventory. Availability is not guaranteed.
Dimensional Weight : 12.0 lbs.
UPC Code : 736745040420

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Average Rating:

5 out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)


Yakima BowDown Reviews

Reviewed by a RackAttack Customer

Petrrated this item 5 out of 5 on 7/30/2010:

This was a great purchase from Rack Attack! I can't say a negative thing about it! They mount easily to both my Jetta with Yak bars and my Pathfinder with factory bars and feel very secure when they are on. Loading and unloading the boat is easy and they are rock solid when traveling. Thanks Yakima and Rack Attack!

Reviewed by a RackAttack Customer

James Sorensenrated this item 5 out of 5 on 10/7/2009:

5 Rating is for the bowdown itself. Amazing product, works excellent. The addon lock cores are a must. Can't say anythign negative about the BowDown. The only problem I have is not with the Bowdown but the bow/stern tie downs. They have a PVC tube to supposedly protect the bumper. After one use there was still wear on the bumper. So i'm gonna have to just go without them. But the Bowdown itself is a great buy and I Highly recommend. Used it with a 12' Native Watercraft Manta Ray 2010.

Reviewed by a RackAttack Customer

sd986rated this item 5 out of 5 on 6/24/2008:

SUV has roof rails with crossbars and needed a kayak carrier that would fit the OEM crossbars. RA tech support replied that the Yakima BowDowns would be the best fit for this configuration. The BowDowns fit great and are held securely in place with SKS locks. The fold down capability of the BowDowns allows entry to garages when the racks are not in use. The Thule quick release fold-down is probably a better idea than the slower screw knob release on the Yakima. Excellent construction and ease of installation make these four and a half stars.


Yakima BowDown Questions


Fred Schramm asked on 12/5/2011:

Vehicle: 2000 GMC YUKON
Can you install 2 sets of "Bow Down" back to
back to carry 2 kayaks.


Yes you can.

Thanks, Rack Attack Boston


Further Information

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