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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  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Malone
  • Saddle-Style
  • Ladder Rack
  • Rear Loading
  • Track Mount
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking
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 or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Malone Watersport Carriers - MPG1001

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.


  • 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


  • 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

MPG1001 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details MPG1001 Installation instructions


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  • What Kayak Carrier will Fit the Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack
  • I do have options for you depending on how many kayaks you need to carry but the Thule The Stacker part # TH830 will not fit the Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # TH43002XT-501 because the crossbars on the TracRac are much larger (4-1/8" wide x 1-3/4" tall) than that of a standard crossbar. However, we do have kayak carriers that will fit the TracRac because they use the track mount system which is the same on the TracRac as most other manufacturers. I have attached...
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  • Ladder Rack Compatibility of Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier MPG1001
  • Yes, the crossbars in a ladder rack like the Thule TracRac TracONE # TH27000XT do have T-slots for accessory carriers like the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001. The SaddleUp's slot mount can be seen in the linked photo. These items will work fine together.
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  • How to Carry Two Kayaks with the Thule TracRac TracONE Ladder Rack
  • The 65" long crossbar you are referring to wouldn't happen to be the ones on the Thule TracRac TracONE Ladder Rack part # TH37005XT would it? If so these crossbars are a bit larger (4" wide x 1-1/2" tall) than a standard aero crossbar which means the list of compatible kayak carriers will be diminished greatly. The issue is that the crossbars are too wide for most wraparound style kayak carriers and you will need to use one that mounts in the track like the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed...
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  • Recommended Ladder Rack and Kayak Carrier Compatible with 2000 Chevy Long Bed Truck
  • For your 2000 Chevy Extended you can use the Rola Haul-Your-Might Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 400 lbs # 59742. This rack will give you 63 inch long aero bars that are compatible with roof rack accessories that either fit 4 inch wide bars or fit in the T-slots. The Yakima EvenKeel Flexible Boat Saddles for Roof-Rack Crossbars # Y04052 you asked from will not fit these crossbar widths, so for a similar style carrier that is compatible I recommend the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed...
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  • Mounting the Malone Saddle-Up Pro Channel Mounts to Factory Crossbars
  • I have a solution for you, but, you can't attach the Malone Saddle Up Pro Channel Mount, part # MPG1001 to roof racks that don't have a "C-Channel" in the middle of the top of their bar. Instead, you'll want the Clamp-on variant of the Saddle Up Pro, part # MPG110MD, which will use a universal clamp to go around the bar rather than into the bar. I've included a video review of this carrier so you can get more familiar with its features.
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  • Roof Rack Options for 2010 Nissan Murano with Bare Roof
  • You are correct that the roof racks made for your 2010 Nissan Murano that has a bare roof do use door-jamb-clamp installation. This applies to square bar racks like the Rhino-Rack system made of parts # RREB137B, # RRRLKVA, # RREB-FK1 and # DK205. This also applies to the Inno square and aero rack options. All are shown on the linked page. These Aero bars will be quieter than any other shape and they allow use of two kinds of rack-mount accessories, ones that mounts around the bars,...
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  • How Much Clearance Does the Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier Require
  • The Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # 59913 will require a minimum of 1-1/4" between the top of the roof and bottom of the crossbar. If you do not have this much clearance then you will want to use a track mounted kayak carrier like the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001. Chances are if you have low profile crossbars then they more than likely have channels but if not please let me know the year, make, and model of your tow vehicle that way we can get...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for Two Kayaks on 2019 Subaru Legacy
  • While we do have a roof rack and kayak carrier that will work for both of your Perception Tribe 11.5 kayaks the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001 is only designed for a single kayak and also would not fit a Malone Versa roof rack. For a roof rack I highly recommend the Yakima CoreBar system because it offers a combination of superior functionality, durability and looks. This roof rack is a fit for your 2019 Subaru Legacy so long as it is the Sedan model and is made...
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  • Saddle Style Kayak Carrier for MaxxTow Ladder Rack
  • The Rhino-Rack Nautic Roof Kayak Carrier # RR570 will fit on almost all shapes of rack cross bars, including aero/elliptical shapes like the ones in the MaxxTow Truck Bed Ladder Rack # MT70423, but these specific bars (that measure 3-3/8 x 1-5/8) are just too big for the mounting hardware on the Nautic. But I do have an alternative. The Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001, which is similar to the Nautic, can install in the channel-mount slots in the tops of the MaxxTow...
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  • Camper Shell Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2002 Chevy Silverado
  • Best option would be the TracRac CapRac part # TH29200XT. This has more than enough capacity and would easily carry a 12 foot long camper. Going with a truck cab roof rack would be to a bit overkill and would honestly not work as easily as you'd think since the crossbar height would most likely be different. The Malone Kayak Carrier part # MPG1001 would then be a great solution as it is a kayak carrier that is designed to fit channels like what the CapRac has.
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  • Recommended High Value Aero Roof Rack for 2017 Mazda 5 for Transporting Kayaks
  • The roof rack that offers a great mix of quality and features along with excellent value for the dollar is Rhino-Rack's Vortex Aero system. We have one of these excellent roof racks for each of the two types of roof that can be found on the 2017 Mazda 5. These roof styles are either a bare roof with fixed mounting points or a roof with raised side rails that run front-to-back. If your Mazda 5 has the bare roof you'll want to order parts # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK285. If instead...
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  • Kayak Carrier to Fit on Thule ProBar Roof Rack
  • I do have a kayak carrier solution for you to use with the Thule ProBars but the clamps for the Yakima Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04083-04082 won't fit. Instead we have the Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG1001 which mount in the tracks if you are really wanting the saddle style carrier. This is the only saddle style carrier that is compatible. I personally like the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier # 339-LRUNISETX instead because it mounts in the T-Slots...
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