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Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak

Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak

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This stylish, space-saving kayak rack lets you safely transport 1 kayak on your roof. It has padded aluminum cradles that protect your hull, and it attaches to most crossbars. Integrated strap ports keep the included tie-down straps in place. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Kuat. Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak part number C2R1B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Kuat Watersport Carriers - C2R1B

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Kuat
  • J-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Non-Locking

This stylish, space-saving kayak rack lets you safely transport 1 kayak on your roof. It has padded aluminum cradles that protect your hull, and it attaches to most crossbars. Integrated strap ports keep the included tie-down straps in place.


  • 2 J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak on your vehicle's roof rack crossbars
    • Works with composite and plastic hulls
  • Fixed-position cradles carry your kayak on its side
    • Frees up space on roof for additional gear
  • Wide cradle mouths make it easy to load and unload a kayak from side of vehicle
  • Thick rubber pads help protect your hull from scratches and scuffs
  • 2 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure your kayak to your roof rack
    • Integrated ports keep straps in place during transport
  • 2 Bow/stern anchor ropes with rubber-coated cam buckles secure your kayak to your vehicle
  • Simple, clamp-on installation on most crossbar configurations
    • Hand knobs let you tighten mounting brackets around bars
    • 95-mm Bolts included for mounting on tall crossbars
  • Durable aluminum construction with black powder coat finish resists rust
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 2" tall
    • Minimum crossbar height: 1/2"
    • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Maximum hull width: 36"
  • Height above crossbars: 13-1/2"
  • Carrier width (each): 5-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


C2R1B Kuat Rooftop Kayak Rack System with Tie-Downs - Class 2 - Fixed Arms - J-Style

Installation Details C2R1B Installation instructions

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

Video Transcript for Kuat J-Style Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs Review

Colin: Hey everyone, I'm Colin here at eTrailer, and today we're gonna take a look at Kuat's class two kayak carrier. This is a fix-mounted kayak carrier that mounts to the roof rack of your vehicle, allows you to carry your kayak to and from your destination. It's just a very simple system if you're looking for something that's more entry-level and something that's not gonna have too many gadgets and gizmos, just gonna get your kayak from point A to point B, this will be a great option for you.The carrier is gonna come included with two straps to tie down your kayak to the carrier and the roof rack, and it's also gonna come with two more straps, one for the bow and one for the stern.Both the bow and stern straps are gonna come with this thick rubber pad right here, it's a long strip. It's basically just there so that when you tie it off to your vehicle, wherever the strap makes contact with the paint job of your vehicle, you can put this between the strap and the vehicles to help protect that finish. You're also gonna be able to cut it up and move it around, should the strap be making contact with multiple parts of the vehicle.Now, even though it's a more entry-level kayak carrier, it's still gonna be very stylish and it's gonna be a great option to get the kayak on your roof to create more space on the inside of your vehicle for other cargo or passengers, or even some of those vehicles out there may not be able to fit a kayak on the inside, which leaves this to be a great solution.The cam buckles on both of your boat straps are gonna have these nice rubber coatings around the buckle, that's just gonna help protect your boat's finish and your vehicle's finish from any type of scratches or abrasions while you're getting it strapped down. One nice little touch Kuat added was they included these little straps to tie off your excess strap for all four of your straps.Now, this J-hook style kayak carrier is gonna be very user-friendly.

It's gonna be nice and easy to load, it's not gonna be too strenuous on your back. Everything's within reach, even if you have a height restriction, you don't have to reach to the middle of your roof to secure your kayak. Another great thing about J-hook style kayak carriers is that you're gonna leave room on the other side of your roof rack for more accessories such as a second kayak or even a bike rack.This carrier has a weight capacity of 80 pounds, so even if you do get one of those kayaks that is a bit heavier, the wide open cradle is going to make for easy loading and unloading. The carrier has a nice aluminum construction to it, it's gonna have a black powder-coat finish as well, so that's gonna help resist rust and corrosion.To help protect your kayak, the carrier's gonna have this nice, soft rubber padding on the sides and the bottom, it's just gonna help protect the finish of your kayak.It's very easy to get installed. You just take your included bolts, put them through the slots.

Now we're gonna take it and put it up on our roof rack, make sure that each bolt gets on both sides of the crossbar, and we're gonna have this rubber coated plate right here, that rubber coating's gonna help protect the finish of your crossbar when you're installing it. We're gonna make sure that the side with the curve is going under the crossbar.Once you have it in place, go ahead and hold it down with one hand, the other hand is gonna come up and begin to put on these wingnuts to help secure it. Once you have both of the wingnuts installed and you have it snug on your crossbar, the best thing to do is to tighten them both evenly up so you don't get too much pull on one side.This clamp-on system's gonna work great for our aero bars like we have on our vehicle right now, but it'll also work well with round bars, square bars, and most factory roof racks. Kuat's also going to include four additional bolts that are gonna be 20 millimeters longer than the ones we have installed right now. This is for if you have a thicker crossbar you're trying to install your kayak carrier on, and the other ones just aren't long enough.Now, keep in mind this is a fix-mounted carrier, so we can't fold it down to conserve on space added onto the top.

With it in this position, we've added on 13 1/2 inches to the top of our crossbars. Just something to keep in mind for any low clearance situations.Now, like I said, this is gonna be a very simple carrier, it's gonna get the job one. But if you're looking for something that kinda has more bells and whistles, Kuat does make a class four kayak carrier, which is also going to do a great job and be a nice high quality rack. You can check that out here at eTrailer.Thank you all for watching, that's gonna do it for our look at the Kuat class two kayak carrier.

Customer Reviews

Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak - C2R1B

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

This stylish, space-saving kayak rack lets you safely transport 1 kayak on your roof. It has padded aluminum cradles that protect your hull, and it attaches to most crossbars. Integrated strap ports keep the included tie-down straps in place.

- C2R1B

I have a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The Rola R5022 fits perfectly and the pair of Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier C2R1B securely cradle two 10' kayaks. I placed the order on July 22, 2020, order arrived intact on July 25, 2020 and installed easily. Now the reason I purchased my system from etrailer is because of the exceptional customer service. I called on July 23, 2020 and worked with Tammie P. She answered my questions and when she could not, she placed me on a short hold while the called the vendor to get an answer. Tammie followed up with me today to make sure the system arrived and to see if I might have any questions. Awesome! I recommend etrailer for towing and carrier needs. Ask for Tammie P when you call to place an order. 855230

- C2R1B

Delivered as promised 827907


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Info for this part was:

Edited by:
Tyler C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Video Edited:
Chris R
Installed by:
Colin H
Updated by:
Sarah W
Written by:
Matthew S
Test Fit:
Jacob H

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