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Kuat Switch 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards

Kuat Switch 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards

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Transport large skis and snowboards on your roof rack with this convenient carrier. Folds down when not in use to limit wind noise and drag. Simple tool-free installation. Built-in locks deter theft of gear. Lowest Prices for the best ski and snowboard racks from Kuat. Kuat Switch 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards part number KU44FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Kuat Ski and Snowboard Racks - KU44FR

  • Roof Rack
  • 6 Pairs of Skis
  • 4 Snowboards
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Kuat
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • Ski and Rack Locks
  • Fixed Height

Transport large skis and snowboards on your roof rack with this convenient carrier. Folds down when not in use to limit wind noise and drag. Simple tool-free installation. Built-in locks deter theft of gear.


  • Carrier lets you transport skis or snowboards on your vehicle's crossbars
    • Doubles as a fishing rod carrier during summer months
  • Release lever folds carrier flat when not in use to limit wind noise and drag
  • Large push buttons let you easily access gear while wearing gloves or mittens
  • Cushioned rubber padding ensures excellent grip without scratching your gear
  • Simple tool-free mounting on most crossbars
    • Straps wrap around crossbars and tighten with included Allen key
  • Integrated locks secure your gear to the carrier
  • Sturdy aluminum construction is durable and rustproof


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 4-1/4" wide x 2" tall
    • Minimum crossbar height: 1/2"
  • Carrying capacity: 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Usable length: 30-1/2"
  • Height added to top of crossbar: 5-3/4"
    • Folded down: 3"
  • Weight: 14 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Kuat Switch 6 Ski Carrier

The Kuat Switch 6 lets you carry 6 pairs of large skis or 4 snowboards on your vehicle's roof rack. It's easy to remove, but with the foldable design you may want to leave it on your vehicle all season long. It also includes locks to secure your gear to the Switch.

Folding Design

Kuat Switch Folding Design

Unlike traditional ski carriers, the Kuat Switch can be folded down when you aren't carrying skis or snowboards to reduce wind noise and drag. Simply pull the release lever on each holder and lower them into position.

Large Push Buttons

Kuat Switch Push Button Access

The carrier has oversized push buttons on the end caps that let you quickly open the arms to access gear. Simply push up on each tab to open the cradle and load your gear.

Flexible Rubber Blades

Kuat Switch Rubber Blades

The Switch holds your gear between a pair of rubber blades. They grip your gear tight to keep it in place, but are flexible enough to prevent scratches and scuffs durings transport.

Security for Your Skis

Kuat Switch One Key Security

The Switch comes equipped with built-in locks to deter theft of your gear. The arms lock in 2 positions to secure your skis to the carrier. They lock fully closed to accommodate thin skis and they lock slighly more open to accommodate thicker snowboards. Includes 2 keys.

Easy Tool-Free Installation

Kuat Switch Flip Universal Mounting

The carrier clamps to most crossbars with stainless steel straps. Simply run a strap beneath the crossbar and hook it into the bracket on the opposite side of the mount. Then, use the included Allen key to tighten the straps in place.The straps have a protective rubber coating to protect your crossbars from scratches and scuffs.

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Installation Details KU44FR Installation instructions

Video of Kuat Switch 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Kuat Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Andy: Hello, everyone. Andy here with etrailer.com. And today we're going to take a look at the Kuat Switch 6 on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. So if you are looking for a ski and snowboard carrier to get everything out of your vehicle, that way it's going to protect your interior, or you need to take more passengers and you need a carrier that has a larger capacity, this is going to be a great option. It does offer and will allow you to use up to six sets of skis or four snowboards. So if you look a little closer, the one thing that's going to be really nice about this also is how easy it is to install.

So with the rubber straps here, it kind of works as a safety deter. When it comes to the installation, it uses a security Allen key. That way it's going to kind of keep that theft prevented. And with that rubber strap, it will work and can accommodate many different styles and sizes of crossbars.So when it comes to the use of the carrier, it's very easy to get everything unloaded and loaded up with a nice, solid, bigger release lever. Whether you have gloves or mittens on, you can get that access nice and easy, and everything's going to stay open for you to be able to get everything out of there without having to worry about lifting this back up to get it out of the way.

We do have nice thicker rubber padding here on the top and the bottom. So when everything's latched down, that's going to keep your equipment from moving around and keep it nice and secure while you're traveling down the road. So let's go ahead and get everything unloaded. And we'll take a little bit of a closer look.So you can also see that we have a key inaudible 00:01:53, both of them are going to use the same key, and that is located right there next to the release lever. And one of the key features about this, if you're someone that's worried about roof clearance while you're driving, pulling into a tight garage, or just wind noise when you're driving down the road and everything's unloaded, this is going to be a great choice because with just move of a little bit of a lever, it folds down into a nice lowered position.

And it really does reduce that wind noise and sound while you're driving down the road.So overall, some of my final thoughts are going to be I liked how easy the installation was with just the tools that are provided. It's one Allen key. It's very easy to get everything secured on there nicely, and you can kind of position it to where you want it. But the biggest thing is going to be the fold down option to reduce that noise. So you don't always have to have things loaded up and it looks nice and sleek in the lowered position as well.

And that is going to do it for a look at the Kuat Switch 6 on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta.

Customer Reviews

Kuat Switch 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards - KU44FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Transport large skis and snowboards on your roof rack with this convenient carrier. Folds down when not in use to limit wind noise and drag. Simple tool-free installation. Built-in locks deter theft of gear.

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Ask the Experts about this Kuat Ski and Snowboard Racks

  • Pad Dimension of Kuat Switch Ski Carrier # KU44FR
    The length of the pad of the Kuat Switch part # KU44FR which holds the skis and boards measures 31-3/8 inches.
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  • Mounting Compatibility of Kuat Switch Ski and Snowboard Carrier with Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform
    The Pioneer platforms can absolutely use the Kuat Switch 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards # KU44FR. You will simply need the Rhino-Rack Accessory Bars for Pioneer Platform Rack - 48" Long - Aero Bars - Qty 2 # RR43137B to give you the crossbars to connect to. Adding these crossbars allows you to use most roof mounted accessories.
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  • Best Roof Rack and Ski Rack for 2016 Honda Pilot With Naked Roof
    We can get your 2016 Honda Pilot with a naked roof set up to carry your skis, and you'll need to start with a roof rack. The best option for your Pilot is going to be a rack system from Rhino-Rack because they offer a rack system that is the same quality as the other "name" brands but at a better cost, and won't leave any marks or scratch your car. The rack will be quiet, durable, and look great on your Pilot while being friendlier on your wallet so it's definitely the way to go. The...
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  • Low-Profile Ski and Snowboard Carrier Options from Kuat
    The T-Channel Mount Kit for the Kuat Grip, part # GRDMK, is not compatible with the Kuat Switch, part # KU44FR. The swivel of the Switch make it so it cannot be replaced. I've linked to a video review of this carrier for you to see how it works. The width of the Switch without the bracket is 4-3/4". If you decided to go with the Kuat Grip, part # GRR4B, and also use the T-Channel Kit, then yes, at minimum the smallest spacer would have to be used.
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