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Malone NomadTRX Standard Kayak Cart - No Flat Tires - 150 lbs

Malone NomadTRX Standard Kayak Cart - No Flat Tires - 150 lbs

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Malone Watersport Carriers - MAL88FR

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  • Malone

The NomadTRX conveniently fits in most kayak hatches. This rugged kayak ground transport features most of the ClipperTRX options, in a slightly downsized design. Works best for transporting kayaks with traditional V-style hulls. These carts can safely transport up to 150 lbs and work well with most recreational and touring kayaks. Constructed of tough marine grade aluminum and finished with a silver anodized surface, the kayak cart is built to provide years of dependable service. Features include adjustable rubber padding, corrosion resistant hardware, and full size kick-stand for stable loading.

Each cart is also outfitted with a single on-board cam-style load strap and TRX Never-Go-Flat tires. With the integrated push button wheel release system, the need for wheel retainer clips is eliminated. Product workmanship and material performance is guaranteed with a lifetime limited warranty.


  • TRX airless Never-Go-Flat all-terrain tires
  • Push button wheel release - no more clips to lose
  • Folding silver anodized aluminum frame
  • Single on-board cam-style load strap
  • Corrosion free and UV resistant construction
  • Full-size kick-stand for stability when loading and unloading
  • High grip rubber tread works well over rough and rocky terrain
  • Breaks down in seconds - fits nearly all kayak hatches


  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Deployed: 26" x 12" x 15" high
    • Folded: 26" x 14" x 4" high
  • Frame to boat contact width: 15-1/2"
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

MPG523 Malone NomadTRX Standard Kayak Cart - No Flat Tires - 150 lbs

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Video Transcript for Malone NomadTRX Standard Kayak Cart Review

AJ: What's up everybody It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be checking out the Malone kayak cart called the Nomad. It's going to be good for strapping your kayak down to this cart, that way if you're by yourself, you don't have to carry the kayak to or from your destination. So either going to the lake or the river, or coming back to your car, it's not on you to carry it the whole way. We know that you sometimes don't park right next to the lake, so there's a little bit of walking to do. This is going to help, no matter what train it is, because you can just pull it right behind you, and it sure beats carrying it.

Let's check it out.Looking a little closer at the wheels on the cart, you can see it's a hardened plastic, and that's not a negative, that's actually a positive. It's meant for this loose gravel kind of terrain, you never know, it's not going to be flat the whole way to your destination. And I was really impressed with this, as I was pulling it around, it works just fine on the gravel. I thought due to the kayak being kind of light, and the cart being light, that it would struggle, or catch, and I would have to pull it more, but I'm barely pulling it, it goes around just fine, and this is not even whatsoever. So it's handling really good.

On the outside surface of the wheel, you still have that rubber grip, and that's what helped it work so well on the loose gravel. The benefits of it being a plastic wheel instead of a tire are you don't have to maintain any air pressure, because there is none. It's always going to be ready to go, you don't have to worry about any holes or punctures, or just making sure you check it from time to time. It's a plastic wheel, it'll always be good to go.Off the gravel, we're just checking it out in the grass here, seeing how it rolls. It rolls just fine, I'm not having any issues.

Now that we've seen how well it performs outside on a bunch of different terrains, I'm actually pretty impressed. I think it works great. Let's go inside and check out the details.I'm going to unstrap the kayak so we can get a closer look at the cart itself. While I'm doing that, I want to mention how nice it is that these straps are actually attached to the kayak cart, underneath, and we'll see in a second, when I take the kayak off, what I'm talking about. Because not all of these carts are set up that way.

So I'm going to set this off to the side. And you can see how it has mounting points on the side of the cart, to where the straps attach. Which is handy, because you don't have to worry about these being loose, and by themselves, or losing them, or remembering to grab these and bring them. Or when you go to strap the kayak down, you don't have to try and have a loose strap and wrap it around these bars here, and try and make something work. It's set up exactly how it's supposed to work.You have the longer ends here that feed over to the buckles on this side, with the protection on the bottom, that way it's not going to scratch your kayak up or anything like that, if it hits it and makes contact. It's not metal on kayak, it's going to be this pad is going to protect it. It may not sound like a big deal, but it really is, takes away from the hassle of just remembering where you put the straps, remembering to bring the straps. They're attached, they're always going to be with you as long as you have this cart. There's some other ones, like the Swagman Hauler, and that doesn't have any straps included. So you'd have to remember to bring those, figure out how to wrap this up and tie up your kayak every time. This makes it way easier.The Nomad is really good when you load up your kayak, too. With the kayak off there, you can see you've got the rubber padding here that's going to protect the hull of your boat, that way it doesn't hit the frame of the cart. Also has a nice kickstand down here, that way you don't have to kind of balance it with one foot while you're loading the kayak on there, that can be kind of cumbersome and a pain. On the sides, you have the hook and loop that you can keep the straps nice and tidy, so when you're loading it up, they're out of the way, too. Or when you're going to fold it up, put it in your car, they're out of the way, just not hanging around.The frame itself is made out of aluminum, so it's lightweight, but it's still durable, and can hold up to 150 pounds. If you think you need a little bit more than that, you've got a heavier kayak, there is also the Clipper TRX, and that can hold a little bit more. So that might be better for the fishing kayaks, or those heavier, bulkier kayaks. When you're not using it, it folds up and stores pretty easily. You just fold that part in, push down on the kickstand, and the wheels actually detach too, just making it easier to store overall. Just push in on the button and slide the wheel off. Same thing on this side. Now there's a bit of an overhang here, so you've just got to push down on the button, and slide the wheel over that button. See how it's catching there Then you can slide it off easy.Now you can put your kayak cart in a backpack, or slide it up here in front of your feet, and you can still put the wheels back here in your storage compartment. And you're ready to get on your way. You probably saw it didn't fit in our back compartment. Here's the dimensions for it, and what you'll need for it to fit if you do have, and you want to measure out your kayak. From wheel end to wheel end, it's 26 inches. From top to bottom, it's 14 inches. And then overall thickness here is four inches. So that's what you're working with when you're looking to store it. Now there's plenty of other options. Throw it in a backpack on your back, you can put it up here like I had it in, but if that's in your way of your feet, and that's annoying, you could probably put it up here, too. It's not going to go anywhere, and it'll stay with you.Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out, and I hope this helped.

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Malone NomadTRX Standard Kayak Cart - No Flat Tires - 150 lbs - MAL88FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)



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