I’ve been looking into getting a couple sets of “J Style” roof top racks for carrying my two sea kayaks. I’ve been using a Thule Slipstream but have decided to sell it and go to the J Style so I’ll have more room for transporting my boats on my car’s factory cross bars ('12 Nissan Murano). I’ve been surfing Ebay and Amazon and have found these, http://www.packemracks.com/pkfostjrorap.html. I’ve not been able to find any paddler specific website reviews. I suppose these are relatively new to the market. Reviews from Amazon all say about the same thing, “Foam padding comes off easily and the cam straps are a bit of a pain”. I see these as easily remedied but just want to know if the cradles themselves are durable. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Stainless steel is a good thing
I have never seen them either, but I like the idea of having a removable pin to keep them upright or laying flat. I have Thule Hullavator pros and I think the weakest link in their system is the lock on the swivel. At full price they list they do seem a little cheap for stainless steel tube.
Foam is easily replaced by closed cell pipe insulation and covered with dragon skin.
Somebody has to be the guinea pig..............
Yeah, but I hate wearing all that fur. And, running on that little wheel just wears me out! Seriously considering trying them though. A bit more detective work ahead I guess.
Sale price looks good
Quality is hard to tell. Let us know how they turn out!