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Yakima Folding Bow-Down Kayak Roof Rack


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The BowDown allows you to carry one boat on its side on top of your vehicle. The BowDown also folds down flat when not in use for better aerodynamics as well as height clearance. Thanks to the integrated boat ramp, it’s painless to load, too. HullGuard™ padding utilizes EVA foam, protecting your kayak’s finish and preventing boat damage. The J-Cradle design is perfect for carrying virtually any kayak. The Bow Down comes with heavy duty cam straps with buckle bumpers and bow/stern tie downs offering you everything you need to get you to the water. The new SteelCore™ construction utilizes a steel substrate encased in durable foam padding to ensure your rack lasts a long time. So share your applause as your new rack takes a bow!

NOTE: These rack pieces fit round bars, square bars, and most factory installed racks. If you have questions, please call our Paddling Specialists at 1.800.99.4GEAR.

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Folding Bow Down

  • J-Cradle design for carrying a single kayak
  • Folds flat when not in use
  • Integrated ramp load assistance
  • SteelCore construction
  • Hullguard protection pads
  • Includes 1 pair of Heavy Duty Straps w/ bumpers
  • Includes Bow/Stern Tie Down Straps
  • Integrated bottle opener
  • Fits round, square and most factory crossbars
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    I purchased two sets to carry two kayaks on our 2005 Honda CRV. They mounted easily on the factory roof rack and I secured them from theft with the optional SKS (Same Key System) locks. Loading and securing the kayaks, on their side, on the Bowdown is easy (with the use of a foot stool to reach and pull the straps over the kayak). The kayaks are very secure and we were able to travel at highway speed without concern. The racks fold and lock in the down position when not in use, thus not having to take them off to park in our garage. I would give them five stars except when driving they whistle. I was able to isolate the whistle to the waffle configuration on the top of the racks. I highly recommend them.


    Minden, NV


    I bought this rack mainly because they look smart on my car and very functional. Very easy to install and easy to put the kayak on. But if your kayak is heavy, you will need other person to help you. Especially depend on the maker of the car or how tall you are. But over all it worth paying little more to get this rack and I am very happy with them.

    Yumi M. Ono

    New Westminster B.C.


    Very satisfied with this exceptional product. The installation was easy, and installing the Same Key Lock System was quick and simple, and provides security. The BowDown racks are very well made and their design offers great protection for the kayak. They fold down easily and present a low profile when not in use.

    G. Cooper

    Tampa, FL


    Kayaking Roof Racks by Yakima


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