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Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount

Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount

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

Yes, if you:

  • Paddle solo with a kayak or canoe up to 90 lbs
  • Haul your boats with a truck rack or just prefer the clean look of a channel-mounted carrier on your roof

No, if you:

  • Have a roof or truck rack without a channel in the top of the crossbars
  • Load up your boat frequently and don’t want to replace worn out saddle covers
The SaddleUp Pro lets you carry 1 kayak on your truck bed ladder rack. Fabric covers on rear saddles make loading from the back of the vehicle easy. High-grip saddles securely hold your kayak. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Malone. Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount part number MPG1001 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Malone Watersport Carriers - MPG1001

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Ladder Rack
  • Saddle-Style
  • Malone
  • Track Mount
  • Rear Loading
  • No Load Assist

The SaddleUp Pro lets you carry 1 kayak on your truck bed ladder rack. Fabric covers on rear saddles make loading from the back of the vehicle easy. High-grip saddles securely hold your kayak. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included.


Features:

  • Saddle-style cradles let you carry 1 kayak hull side down on your truck bed ladder rack
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • 4 Adjustable, high-grip saddles provide maximum support for your kayak
    • Flexible pads grip your kayak and conform to the shape of the hull
  • 2 Fabric saddle covers help kayak slide into position while loading from the rear of vehicle
    • Secure around 2 rear saddles with hook and loop fasteners - protect hull from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Load straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your ladder rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your truck
  • Quick and easy installation in your ladder rack's top channels
  • Molded nylon saddles are durable and corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Application: Truck bed ladder racks with top channels
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 90 lbs
  • Overall dimensions: 9" tall x 5" wide x 5" long
  • Saddle pad dimensions: 8-3/4" long x 3-1/4" wide
  • Strap length: 11' long
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


MPG1001 Malone Saddle Up Pro Kayak Carrier for Truck Rack Aero Crossbars with T-Slots - Saddle Style - Tie-Downs

Installation Details MPG1001 Installation instructions


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Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount - MPG1001

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

The SaddleUp Pro lets you carry 1 kayak on your truck bed ladder rack. Fabric covers on rear saddles make loading from the back of the vehicle easy. High-grip saddles securely hold your kayak. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included.

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Overall a very high quality option for adding a kayak tie down system to your vehicle. While I was searching for a kayak tie down system this was the only one I found that was a channel mount system that worked with the Adarac line of truck rails. I have the ADARAC Black Matte Pro Series Truck Rack. When I went I install the the nuts that go into the T-channel are way to small and will not allow it to be tightened down. Also the actual mounts them selfs don’t fit the cross beam flush, this could cause the mount to slip to one side or the other of the cross beam. I’m going to looking at ordering the Adarac tie down loops as Adarac doesn’t sell just the channel nuts by them selfs.


Comments
I have gotten it contact with the manufacturer and they have confirmed that your bar is 1.5 inch square which is the only shape and size that these carriers do not work with. According to the manufacturer 99 of crossbars out there are 1.25 inches wide, or not flat on the top, or over 2 inches wide. Unfortunately, there is nothing in-between when it comes to the fit for their carrier.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 07/25/2022


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Easy to slide 95 lbs kayak on truck rack, great support and holding up so far.




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The kayak saddle works amazingly well with my set up. I would definitely purchase again or recommend to a friend. I use it often, and it works well even with our strong beach winds.


Comments
This product has held up well for me, and I still use them a lot. I appreciate their durability and longevity so far. I’m definitely pleased with their product.
Sam D - 06/30/2021


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Product is great, but it's not the real hero of this review. The real hero is etrailer. These guys are very easy to contact with real people at the other end ready to help anything anytime. I worked w/James on this last order and he was extremely helpful and response. Couldn't ask for a more simple process with great support and ease of business.




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Excellent kayak carriers !! Strong and sturdy , they grab and hold extremely firm. You could easily get away with just strapping kayaks down at the crossbars and have absolutely no problems , esp. for short trips, although they supply and recommend the bow and stern tie downs also.
The channel mount hardware fits the thule xsporter pro cross bars like a glove, and I imagine it would fit other crossbar T-track systems as well. Easily adjustable to fit different types of kayaks. Liked them so much that I ordered a second set after using them . A bit on the pricey side, but the "wow factor" of sheer functionality, performance and piece of mind that comes with using these makes it worth it. highly recommend these carriers.




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These work great!




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Good Product, works well BUT......
Instead
of a felt like product that both Yakima and Thule use on the rear saddles. This Malone has a "sleeve" you slip on over rear saddle that after less than one year is already showing signs of developing a hole in the sleeve from wear.
Of Note: this product is removed in the winter so only used about 6 to 7 months so far. I could probably come up with another solution for the sleeves but having the felt attached so they slide on nice would be helpful and practical- the rubber front saddles would hold well.




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I have two of these on my ladder rack. Makes loading the Kayaks really easy! Because of this, we've gone kayaking more frequently!




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Works great with my Thule Truck Bed Ladder Rack. The saddles hold my kayak very secure when traveling. I would recommend this product.




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The kayak saddles are an average Malone product. What is excellent is strainers service!




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Very friendly and fast haven’t used product yet but it looks like good quality Order many products from etrailer all have been of good quality and fast service




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


My kayak holder works exactly as it should. All parts were included and it was an extremely easy set up. etrailer’s customer service department was on top of everything and extremely helpful in placing my order.




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


A complete package with everything needed, easy to install, I love my Malone kayak holders. Highly recommended.




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


I have ordered before and each time the orders go out in a timely fashon and the shipping time is great. The products are also great.




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


Works great so far. Thinking of investing in a second saddle for our other kayak.




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


Excellent company to purchase from. They worked with me on a difficult application and I now have exactly what I wanted. I will purchase from them in the future I’m sure.




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


Very happy with trailer. Fairly easy to assemble but directions could be better. Took about 4 hours to build basic trailer by myself. Additional 1.5 hrs. to add carriers, spare tire, kick stand, etc.




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


Quality product. Easy assembly.




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Review from a similar SaddleUp Pro in Watersport Carriers


I am a first time buyer. Customer Service at etrailer.com is phenomenal in every respect. From on-call friendly support to product reviews and videos they nail it, this company knows how to do business!




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Great service !!!!




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