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JayLow

$179.00
$179.00

Versatile, adaptable, and super low-maintenance, the JayLow kayak mount provides maximum loading and minimal fuss. Carry one kayak in cradle position, or two boats in stacker position.

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Product Details

JAYLOW

  • Carry 1 boat in J-cradle position or 2 boats in vertical, stacker position
  • Fully assembled out of the box
  • Tool-free installation
  • Fits Yakima round, square, factory, or aerodynamic bars
  • Adjust the upright position with the easy-to-use integrated cam lever
  • Folds flat when not in use
  • Includes Heavy-Duty Straps and Bow/Stern Tie-Downs
  • SKS Locks sold separately
  • Supports one boat up to 80 lb or two boats with combined weight of 110 lbs or less
  • Minimum crossbar spreads of 24” or more
Installation
Technical Specs
  • Weight: 11.00 lbs
  • Dimensions: L 6.69” x W 6.00” x H 20.00”
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By Rapid Media on August 9, 2013

Never Lose a Kayak Off Your Roof Again

"Very versatile for different types of canoes and kayaks."

 

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What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

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JayLow

What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

  • 2x JayLow
  • 4x Bar Adaptors
  • 2x Tie-Down

What People are Saying

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  • Working Well

    Review by Mike

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    These are easy to use on my GMC Terrain, and fit well on factory cross members. Kayak loads easy, and stays in place when traveling. Bow tie down is needed for highway. If there was a means to keep straps from sliding down upper arm while loading, that would be helpful. Having to go around and adjust strap up the support arm is a challenge once the kayak is on the rack.

    Posted on August 15, 2016

  • Fan-friggin-tastic!

    Review by Cory

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    Bout a new outback which has integrated crossbars built in. The Jaylow fits the crossbars like a glove. I have not carried more than just my own Yak on top but my fiancé got a kayak for his birthday, and we can't wait for it to arrive from LL Bean so we can strap up and head out to the marsh and river. Can't wait to fully maximize the versatility of the JayLow!

    Posted on April 27, 2016

  • Buy it, you won't regret it.

    Review by Caleb

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    I use the yakima jaylow on my factory installed crossbars on a Subaru baja. I used to attach my kayak directly to the crossbars and fasten using ratchet straps. This process worked but it took forever. I broke down and bought the jaylow and I've never regretted it. My kayak is securely attached in minutes and because of the jaylow's design I can even haul my girlfriends kayak at the same time. Sometimes my kayak would work loose while attached with ratchets but that no longer happens now with the jaylow, even when traveling on the interstate.

    I own a few yakima products and I've called customer support in the past. I was connected with a very friendly and very helpful employee of yakima here in the U.S. They went above and beyond to ensure I was taken care of. Don't waste money on other brands. Yakima is top quality and if for some reason something does go wrong, yakima stands behind their products and will take care of you.

    Reasons why you should but the jaylow:
    1. Attaches easily (to your crossbars and the kayaks to the jaylow)
    2. Hauls two kayaks at once
    3. Kayaks are secure
    4. Yakima stands behind their products
    5. USA made

    Posted on January 10, 2016

  • Mixed views

    Review by archrenov8

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    I love the way the new Yakima JayLow kayak carriers hold my kayaks securely, without deforming them when strapped in tightly. And they are very easy to load, because you can slide the kayak up on the outer sloped surface, and lay it flat in the carrier. Then you can change your grip and rotate it into position.

    I ordered two, and positioned them at the outer edges of the crossbars. When I need my two bikes on the roof, plus the kayaks, I plan on trying to load two kayaks back to back on one JayLow, to make room for the two bike carriers.

    I ordered these as a replacement for my Thule 835 Hull-a-Port Pro folding carriers. I liked them, and they were very quiet, but I noticed that they were leaving indentations in the hull of my new kayaks.

    It would have been nice if there was a loop at the top of the JayLow, to keep the strap there while you are loading the kayaks. Once the kayaks are up there, if the strap has slipped down, as it is prone to do, it is a chore to get it back up top, because the kayak is using against the upright. The Thule carriers had a little slot to keep the strap in place at the top.

    The Yakima JayLows hug my new kayaks nicely, and don't deform the hulls. However, I am a little disappointed that they whistle when folded up, mounted on my Whispbars on my 2014 Jetta Sportwagen. The whispbars on their own are so silent, and the JayLows start whistling at about 25 mph.

    So I tried leaving the front JayLows open at the first notch, and the whistling seems to have stopped. It isn't as nice a look, and I have to wonder if this will make them less aerodynamic.

    I have not tried this at highway speed yet, so I may need to fiddle further to eliminate the whistling at all speeds.

    Posted on August 16, 2015

  • Easy fit and installation

    Review by Tim

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    Easy to install on my Outback. Yakima has great fit guides.
    It is easier to have two Jay Lows than mount two kayaks on one rack, so I ordered a second one.
    Easier to get boats up and down. Folds down when not in use.
    Jay Low on the top, bike rack on the hitch mount.
    Thanks, Yakima!

    Posted on June 4, 2015

  • Easy to put kayak on roof.

    Review by Jenny

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    Easy to put kayak on roof.

    Posted on June 4, 2015

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    I have owned several carriers by different companies and I have been struggling to find one that really mounts well on the Yakima round bars. I've really enjoyed my Makos and Rollers but I've wanted something that I could easily switch between my Yakima bars and our factory bars on our van. The only thing holding me off from the bowdown was a few complaints of them sometimes spinning. The Jaylows design is easy to take on and off and they grab the round bar like nothing else.

    I've used them a few times already including 700 miles up to the Adirondacks, about half on the interstate. I mounted a 14' touring boat in the cradle and a 12 kids boat stacked on the back side. Stable and quiet.

    Posted on June 4, 2015

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