Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 2 Kayaks

Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 2 Kayaks

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Post-style carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks on their sides on your vehicle's roof rack. Arms fold down when not in use. Foam blocks attach to crossbars to protect kayaks and bars from scratches. Clamp-on installation. Tie-downs included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Malone. Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 2 Kayaks part number MPG115MD can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Malone Watersport Carriers - MPG115MD

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Malone
  • Post-Style
  • Folding
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Non-Locking

Post-style carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks on their sides on your vehicle's roof rack. Arms fold down when not in use. Foam blocks attach to crossbars to protect kayaks and bars from scratches. Clamp-on installation. Tie-downs included.


  • Vertical, post-style carrier makes it easy to transport up to 2 kayaks on your roof rack crossbars
    • Kayaks sit on their sides to free up space on roof rack for additional gear
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • Upright arms fold down for compact storage and additional overhead clearance
    • Loosen hand knobs to fold arms down
    • No need to remove carrier to pull into your garage during kayak season
  • 4 Foam blocks attach to crossbars to protect kayaks and bars from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Load straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbar styles - no tools required
    • Universal Jawz brackets secure to crossbars with integrated hand knobs
    • T-slot hardware kit available for aerobars (MPG915 - sold separately)
  • Molded nylon and aluminum arms are corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 2 kayaks
    • Maximum boat width: 32"
  • Weight capacity: 50 lbs per boat
  • Arm height:
    • Upright: 20"
    • Folded down: 4-1/4"
  • Foam block dimensions:
    • Overall length: 8"
    • Height at ends of block: 3-3/8"
    • Height at center of block: 2-1/2"
    • Overall width: 4"
  • Weight: 8.5lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Foam block dimensions

MPG115MD Malone Stax Pro 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - Universal Clamp On

MPG115MD Installation InstructionsInstallation Details MPG115MD Installation instructions

Video of Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 2 Kayaks

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

Video Transcript for Malone Stax Pro Kayak Carrier Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Malone Stax Pro Kayak Carrier with tie downs, Part Number MPG115MD.The Malone Stax Pro Two enables you to carry up to two kayak's on your roof with ease while heading to the lake or to the river. This comes with all the straps necessary to tighten it down including the buckle straps here, as well as the bow and stern tie downs for both kayaks. The straps do have this material here to protect the kayaks hull from the buckle so it doesn't get scratched up. It has foam blocks for the kayaks to sit on to protect them from abrasions from your roof rack system. This has an open head gate here at the time, which is gonna make tightening down your kayaks much easier.I'm gonna remove the pads just to show this to you here. Right now you can see how it clamps around with the jaws universal mounts on our arrow bars.

But these will also work with square, round, elliptical and most factory roof racks as well. That's gonna be the same for our foam pads. They just clamp around like so, very easy to install. When the posts are not in use, you can loosen up the knobs here on the side and these do fold down out of the way. The posts are made from an aluminum component and also have corrosion resistant components attached to them to add to the life of the product.They can carry a load capacity of 50 pounds per kayak.

So, you always want to double check with your roof rack, as well as your vehicles manual to make sure your roof can withstand those weights.Now that we've gone over the features of the Stax Pro lets go ahead and show you how it installs. Once you open the box, these are the accessories that come with it. We're gonna have the four foam blocks where the kayaks are going to sit on. We'll have the bow and stern tie downs for both kayaks. We'll have the jaws universal mounts and then two sets of screws here.

This is gonna depend on what style of roof rack system you have on your vehicle. We have the airflow installed right now, so we're gonna be using the longer bolts for this application. Then of course we have the tie downs for the kayaks themselves, and the two towers where the kayaks are going to be resting on once they're installed.We'll start by coming to the base of the post, loosening up the knob at the end here. Folding it down, taking our longer bolt, pushing that through into that position, then we'll lift it back up and tighten it down. With that bolt installed, we'll take one of our jaws universal mounts, slip that onto the bottom and loosely install our turn knob.

Now we can go to our roof rack and set it down. Set our post in about the center of our rack. Want to make sure it's around the center just to give enough space for both kayaks once they're being installed. Going to take our second bolt, put that through our connection point, bring up our universal mount and start installing our turn knob. Then we'll tighten this down completely. We'll repeat this for our other post. When installing the posts you do want to make sure that once you loosen it up and fold it down it's going to be folding towards the rear of the vehicle. Next we'll install our foam blocks, they just wrap around and we'll be putting two of these on each side.Then install our first kayak onto our pads here. Pull it back just a little bit. Now we'll grab our second kayak and put that into place as well. With both of our kayaks setting into place now we can take our loading straps and put them around the main posts. Take our strap, put it around the kayak. Wrap it around the post. Then we'll bring our other strap down around the front and we'll repeat this for all of our connection points. Now we can rotate our first kayak into it's upright position. Setting it on the foam pads, and pushing it up against the post like so. You notice when we lifted this up it actually pull our strap here up under the T portion of our post. Now we can take the free end of our strap, wrap it underneath our roof rack system. Place it through the eyelet hole here on our strap, then through the cam buckle like so. We'll just pull it tight. Then repeat this for our rear strap as well.All right. With both of our kayaks secure now we can tie up our excess, move on to our next step. Now with our red straps cinched down, we'll take our final blue loading strap. This is gonna go around both kayaks in the center. So we'll take the one end and toss it over the top. Wrap It around back underneath the bottom and attach to our buckle up front. Our final step in tying these down is going to be using the bow and stern tie downs. We'll first need to connect our hook to our rope here. We'll take the one end, and we'll slide it through the eyelet like so. Bring it back around, tie a knot down on it. Repeat that step again. Really tighten it down. Then pull on it so it's nice and tight.Then we'll find a spot underneath our vehicle, like a toe-hook, where we can connect this to like so. Keeping it tight we'll bring it up to the handle on our kayak. We'll thread it through, again making sure it stays tight. Then we'll come back about 12 or 14 inches to this point here, and we'll make a loop, then another so we'll wrap it around. Bring it through the loop so we have one loop remaining, put our open end through that, pull it tight. Then, we'll tie it off there. We'll repeat this process for our other tie downs.There you have it for the Malone Stax Pro Kayak Carrier with tie downs, Part Number MPG115MD.

Customer Reviews

Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 2 Kayaks - MPG115MD

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

Post-style carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks on their sides on your vehicle's roof rack. Arms fold down when not in use. Foam blocks attach to crossbars to protect kayaks and bars from scratches. Clamp-on installation. Tie-downs included.

- MPG115MD

Ordered and received three products; a Yakima DoubleDown 4 bike rack, a Yakima hitchlock, and a Malone Stax Pro kayak carrier. The website contained a ton of information which allowed me to make an informed decision re which type/model and manufacturer of each item to choose. Ordering was simple and I received the items on the estimated date of delivery. I detected a manufacturing flaw in one of he items, however when I contacted the manufacturer the customer rep immediately shipped me the necessary parts and tools to repair the item. The installation of the rack and carrier was simple, especially having observed the videos on the etrailer website. Thus far we have transported two adult bicycles on the Yakima DoubleDown and the ride was very smooth as if there was no rack or bikes. We have also transported one kayak using the Malone carrier system and like the bike rack, the ride was very smooth and quiet as if there was no 10' kayak on the roof. The bike rack is on our 2015 Subaru Forester and the kayak carrier on our 2010 Chrysler Town and Country. Overall a very good experience and I would highly recommend etrailer and the Yakima DoubleDown and the Malone Staxx kayak carrier system (as well as purchasing the HitchLock to prevent the theft of the rack and bikes!). 410124

- MPG115MD

We needed a carrier solution that folded down easily because of our garage door height. The Malone Pro2 Kayak Carrier has performed flawlessly over the past year. The kayaks remain stable and never shift even at freeway speeds. The foam blocks fit our crossbar well and offered a rattle free ride, which is nice. The one drawback to this system is how difficult it can be to actually route the straps. Without a ladder, it can be nearly impossible to get the strap over the kayak and hooked into the carrier properly. After you find a system that works for you, it becomes easier but I still think that the stationary carriers are more user friendly in that regard. 671764


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  • Best Ways to Add a 2 Kayak Carrier to a 2017 Ford Escape Roof
  • Primarily, this depends on how you plan to carry the weight of the kayaks. The 2014 Ford Escape is rated for a maximum recommended load of 100lbs on the vehicle if it does not have a moon roof, and 40lbs if it does. This puts quite a cap on the amount of weight that the vehicle can carry, as this limit includes any carrier and crossbar solution that you are planning on using, plus the weight of the kayaks. You'll want to invest in a full roof rack system. Primarily, the ease...
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  • The Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier part # RRS520 and the Malone Stax kayak carrier part # MPG115MD are both very similar but the big reason the Malone is listed for only 2 kayaks is because it comes with two foam blocks for kayaks to rest on and then the Rhino Rack does not come with the blocks so it's possible to add additional kayaks without carrying them in a different way. Either will work great on a Malone roof rack as well.
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  • What Crossbars Does Malone Stax Pro Kayak Carrier # MPG115MD Fit
  • The Malone kayak carrier part # MPG115MD that you referenced can fit nearly all crossbars. It is designed to fit round, square, oval, aero, and elliptical crossbars.
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  • Will Malone Foam Block Fit 2018 Subaru Impreza Sport with Factory Crossbars
  • Yes, the Malone Foam Block # MPG168 that you referenced will fit the aero-style factory crossbars on your 2018 Subaru Impreza. This particular block is designed to be a replacement for one of the blocks included with the Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier # MPG115MD.
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  • On your 2014 Subaru Outback, I recommend the Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 2 Kayaks # MPG115MD for the most economical option to securely transport your 2 kids kayaks. For your paddle board, I recommend the Malone SUP 30 Rack Pad Kit with Tie-Downs for Crossbars - 30" Long - Qty 2 # MPG312. This combination will give you everything you need to transport your watersports equipment to the water. The tie-downs are included with each kit.
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