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Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

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Malone Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • J-Style
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Oval Bars
  • Malone
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Locks Not Included


The FoldAway-J is exclusively designed to safely carry a single recreational or touring kayak on its side. These carriers feature quick-release fold-down frames for low clearance and improved gas mileage when not in use. Built with corrosion resistant coated steel, over-sized padding, heavy duty molded parts and a unique mounting design.


This universal mounting system fits a large cross section of aftermarket load bars (round, square and oval) as well as most factory systems. The dual mount locations ensure the carriers are firmly in place and eliminate side to side movement. Also includes mounting bolts to achieve the best rack installation. Comes with cam-style load straps and safety tie-downs. Product workmanship and material performance is guaranteed with a lifetime limited warranty.


Features:

  • Quick release fold-down frames for low clearance
  • Universal mounting adapters fit most load bar designs
  • Mounting bolts for improved bar fit
  • Includes 12' load straps and tie-downs for a single kayak

Specs:

  • Load capacity: 75 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Folded: 19-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3-1/2"
    • Deployed: 19-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 14"
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

MPG132 Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

Item # MAL98FR

Installation Details MAL98FR Installation instructions



Video of Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

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




Video Transcript for Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs Review

Adam Hi everybody, Adam here with etrailer, today, we're going to be taking a look at the Malone FoldAway-J style Kayak Carrier. If you're looking to get your kayaks to and fro, this is definitely going to be one of the best options, in my opinion. Best options meaning, the adjustable J style Carriers. We own a lot of different ones on our website. Just grab the ones that you think looks the best. I like the color and the coat powder for the finish on these, and also, I just love how they're adjustable.

So if you have, multiple different kayaks that you plan on putting up on to your roof, it's going to be able to adjust to fit all of those, so it's nice and tight, so you don't really have to worry about something happening on the road. It comes with almost everything you really need to get it tied down. I do recommend grabbing the etrailer tie down kit. Just because it gives you everything you really need, and we're gonna need that, if you go with this specific carrier. Also, if you plan on putting it on multiple different vehicles, we have after market run-rack bars on now, but we have different hardware to fit even the skinnier, factory bars you may have.

Where I have it set up here, I'm gonna measure from the top of our bar to the top of the highest point. It's gonna be about 18 and 1/4 inches from the top of your bar. But we can go ahead and actually break that down a little bit. Let's just say you want to keep this up here because you go kayaking quite often. What we can do to kind of help with the fuel economy, and the noise that you might get with these being up on a roof.

Go ahead, and rotate it down, like this. And that is going to make it a lot more low profile. For those longer trips you may be taking, so, from the top of our bar to the highest point, which is going to be right here. It's going to be just shy of four inches. We have 38 inch bars on top of our Jetta here, and from the mounting point here, all the way to the edge, it's going to be about eight and a half inches.

So, we can definitely get two kayaks up on the smaller roof rack. All in all, I definitely enjoyed using this product. It's just like all the other adjustable, J style carriers. It comes with some of the straps, but you need to grab a little bit extra. But it is a one stop shop here at etrailer, so whatever you do decide that you need, we have it. Also, I would definitely recommend these, if you plan on putting multiple different kayaks on to your roof. With the adjustments that we can make, we can put actually two on our roof, which is awesome. Once everything's tied down, be sure to check and make sure everything's still nice and tight. And then if so, we're ready to hit the road. Again, this was the Malone FoldAway-J style folding Kayak Carrier..


Customer Reviews

Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading - MAL98FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)


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Kayak season won't start here until early June since all the lakes are frozen, so I won't know how the racks work until then. Thank you for your prompt shipping.



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Omg what great service! Customer service person I talked with was excellent and shipping was really fast.



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Very nice, haven’t used it yet but I’m sure it will exceed my expectations!



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Just put them together and am ready to go. They are great quality at a great price



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- MAL38FR
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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


I ordered this Malone MAL38FR multirack kayak carrier to connect to the Rhino-Rack ROC25 roof-rack on my 2019 Ford F150 supercrew.I will be heading out on a long camping trip and will be carrying two kayaks. I’ll post a follow up review post trip. So far after mounting it seems really secure. The kit had one wingnut missing the nut but etrailer is sending me a couple wingnuts to have one as a spare.



- MAL38FR
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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Solid, well made and flexible carrying options. This works great for both kayak styles I use them to carry.



- MAL38FR
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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Don't know it didn't show up before I went on Vacation so I didn't get to try it out.


Comments
The free shipping option can not guarantee a certain delivery date. In the future, I would choose an express shipping option if you are on a time crunch.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/06/2021


- MAL38FR
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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Malone racks showed up quickly and undamaged. Haven’t mounted them yet but appear to be well made



- MAL38FR
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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Have not used yet but looks of good qua lity



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Ask the Experts about this Malone Watersport Carriers

  • Measurement Between Mounting Holes of Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier
    I reached out to the manufacturer, Malone, and was able to get the measurement you were looking for on the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs # MAL98FR. According to Malone, the distance between the mounting holes on the photo you sent is 2-3/4 inches center to center. Another thing you'll want to keep in mind is that the FoldAway-J is designed to fit crossbars that are up to 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as...
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  • Does The Malone FoldAway J Kayak Carrier Fit Inno Aero Crossbars?
    The Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR will fit onto the Inno Aero Crossbars # INXB130-2 just fine. The Malone carrier fits crossbars up to 3-1/2" wide and up to 1-1/2" tall; since the Inno bars measure 3-1/8" tall and 1-1/8" wide, you will not have an issue with this setup. I attached a demonstration video for you.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommended for Old Town Heron Kayaks on Yakima Y08107 Rack and Roll Trailer
    For a fairly economical way to transport your three kayaks on the # Y08107 Rack and Roll trailer, I'd recommend going with the Malone FoldAway # MAL38FR for two kayaks and the # MAL98FR for the third. I looked up your kayaks, and found that Old Town lists the weight of the solo as being about 40 lbs with a length of 9-1/2 feet and the tandems as being 60 lbs each with a length of 13-1/2 feet. The kayaks sizes and weights would be compatible with both the Rack and Roll trailer and the...
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  • Can a Malone J-Style Carrier Mount Past the Feet of the Malone AirFlow 2 # MPG215?
    If you are trying to mount the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR or the Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier # MPG117MD past the feet of the Malone AirFlow 2 - 50" # MPG215, you will need at least about 4 inches of crossbar space after the feet in order to accommodate the bottom bracket of the carriers. Since the FoltAway and the J-Pro2 attach using those tightening brackets, they need access under the crossbars. The AirFlow 2 feet will interfere with those attachments if there is not...
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