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Inno Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On

Inno Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Often get on the road with 2 kayaks weighing up to 70 lbs each
  • Have a hard time getting your boat to stay up on its side while securing with straps
  • Get out on the water often and need a sturdy rack to last through the years

No, if you:

  • Would be really upset if your vehicle gets scratched with the metal cam buckles on the straps
  • Take the rack off/on frequently to carry gear other than boats
This post-style carrier lets you safely transport 2 kayaks on your roof rack. Padded upright arms support kayaks during transport, and they fold down when not in use. Space-saving carrier clamps to most crossbars without tools. Tie-downs included. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Inno. Inno Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On part number INA455 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Inno Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Post-Style
  • Inno
  • Clamp On
  • Rear Loading
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Folding

This post-style carrier lets you safely transport 2 kayaks on your roof rack. Padded upright arms support kayaks during transport, and they fold down when not in use. Space-saving carrier clamps to most crossbars without tools. Tie-downs included.


  • Folding, post-style carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks on your roof rack crossbars
    • Designed for river kayaks and other light, compact kayaks
    • Kayaks sit on their sides to free up space on roof rack for additional gear
  • Upright arms with built-in strap loops stabilize your kayaks
    • Fold down when not in use
  • Cradles adjust along crossbars to fit a variety of kayak sizes
  • 2 Durable, polyester tie-down straps secure kayak to roof rack
    • Bow/stern tie-downs (IN-718 - sold separately) recommended to anchor boat to your vehicle
  • Padded arms, cradles, and strap buckles protect kayak hulls from scratches and scuffs
  • Easy, clamp-on installation to most crossbars
  • Cradle kits (INA451 - sold separately) allow you to carry up to 2 additional kayaks
    • An additional strap (IN-717 - sold separately) is required when carrying more than 2 kayaks


  • Application: square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Also fits round bars with an adapter (INISF715 - sold separately)
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 1" tall
    • Long bolt kits (sold separately) let you mount carrier on crossbars up to 2" tall
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 27"
  • Carrying capacity: 2 kayaks
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs per kayak
  • Strap length: 13'
  • Carrier weight: 13.2 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Inno 2-Kayak Carrier diagram

Inno 2-Kayak Carrier on roof

The Inno 2-kayak carrier transports 2 river kayaks or other light, compact kayaks on your vehicle's roof rack. The carrier holds kayaks on their sides to leave space on your roof for other gear, and the upright supports fold down when not in use. It includes 2 tie-down straps to secure your kayak to your crossbars. Soft padding on the arms and cradles protects your gear, and the carrier installs easily with clamp-on hardware.

Easy Loading

The kayak carrier is easy to load from the side or rear of your vehicle. Simply slide the first kayak onto your crossbars and rest it against the support arms. Adjust the kayak so that the cockpit is between the front and rear support arms. If your kayak has a rudder, place the rudder to the front of the vehicle. Slide the second kayak into the cradles furthest from the support arms. Soft padding on the upright arms and cradles protects the hulls from scratches and scuffs.

Tie-Down Straps Secure Kayaks

Inno 2-Kayak Carrier straps

Once your kayaks are loaded in the cradles you can secure them with the included tie-down straps. Pass the strap through the loop at the top of the support pole, wrap the strap around your kayaks, and pull it tight through the buckle. The strap buckles are covered by soft pads to protect your boats during transport. Bow/stern tie-downs (IN718 - sold separately) are recommended to anchor your kayaks to your vehicle. If the kayak you are carrying is longer than 13-3/4" long you will also need an additional strap (IN718 - sold separately) to tie it down.

You can carry up to 4 kayaks on your roof with additional cradle kits (INA451 - sold separately). An additional strap (IN717 - sold separately) is also required when carrying more than 2 kayaks.

Simple Installation

Inno 2-Kayak Carrier clampInno 2-Kayak Carrier clamp2

You can install the carrier quickly and easily on your rack without tools. To install the metal support poles, loosen the knob bolts, and release them from the lower mounting brackets. Set the poles on the crossbars and slide the brackets under the bars. Reattach the bolts to the brackets, tighten the knobs, and close the levers.

Inno 2-Kayak Carrier cradle

The cradles mount to your crossbars with hand knobs and brackets. Set the cradles in position on top of the crossbars and hold the mounting brackets in place under the crossbars. Thread the knob bolts through the top of the cradles and into the mounting brackets below the bars. Tighten the bolts to secure the cradles in place.

Folding Arms

Inno 2-Kayak Carrier folding arms

The upright arms can be lowered when not in use. Loosen the knob at the arm base and push it in so that you can remove the J-bolt that locks the arm upright. Fold down the arm, reinsert the J-bolt into the lock hole, and tighten the knob to secure the arm in place. Remove the support pad when the arm is not in use. Folding down the arms improves overhead clearance for garage parking.

INA455 Inno Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Clamp On - 2 Kayaks

Replaces INA450

Item # INA455

Installation Details INA455 Installation instructions

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Inno Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Clamp On - INA455

Average Customer Rating:  3.3 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

This post-style carrier lets you safely transport 2 kayaks on your roof rack. Padded upright arms support kayaks during transport, and they fold down when not in use. Space-saving carrier clamps to most crossbars without tools. Tie-downs included.


We tried using this product for 2 average kayaks (each just under 50 lb). This is a nice system; however when loading two kayaks and using just two ropes and tie downs at each end, we found that both sets of pads had slid during transport (but never the ones with the pole). We also found we had a harder time getting the one kayak more towards the mid-line of the car. In the end, we kept this system (we stripped one of the screws on one of the pads likely from trying to over tighten it), and we use it for just one kayak and we bought another system, and we load a kayak from each side of the car. The pad does not slip with just one kayak. The system folds down nicely and the poles have an excellent tight fit. If I had a do-over, we should have kept the pole in the middle with pads on each side, each kayak with its own set of ropes and we may have had better success with this model.

by: 07/10/2021

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