The venerable J-cradle has become one of the most popular ways to carry a kayak. Carrying the kayak on its side, it takes up less space on the crossbar. Since it's normally mounted near the outside of the towers, it's easier to pick a boat up and light straight up rather than leaning in over the car. Your chiropractor likes this, as does your lumbar region.

J-cradles are available in a more economical fixed J, or a more deluxe folding model. The folding ones make it easier to get in and out of your garage. Nice.





$199.95
Thule
Hull-a-Port Pro


Versatile folding J-style kayak carrier.

 


$199.00
Yakima
BowDown


J-Cradles that conveniently fold down when not in use.

 


$169.00
Yakima
Jaylow


Kayak carrying versatility.

 


$159.00
Yakima
BigStack


Burly 'arms' to soundly transport up to four whitewater boats.

 


$149.95
Thule
Hull-a-port


A J-style cradle for carrying kayaks on their edge.

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$149.00
Yakima
HullRaiser Aero, Pair


A J-Cradle style carrier that supports your kayak on its side.

set of 2
 


$129.00
Yakima
HullRaiser, Pair


J-cradle support that carries kayaks on their side.

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$119.95
Malone Autoracks
The Autoloader Xv


A safe and convenient way to carry a kayak.

set of 2