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SportRack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On

SportRack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On

Item # SR5513
Our Price: $170.13
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Watersport Carriers
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
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This J-style kayak carrier lets you to transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack. The compact system mounts to most crossbar styles, and the padded upright supports fold down for storage. Includes tie-down straps and bow/stern ropes. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from SportRack. SportRack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On part number SR5513 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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SportRack Watersport Carriers - SR5513

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • J-Style
  • SportRack
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Folding

This J-style kayak carrier lets you to transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack. The compact system mounts to most crossbar styles, and the padded upright supports fold down for storage. Includes tie-down straps and bow/stern ropes.


  • Folding, J-style cradles let you carry 1 kayak safely and securely on your vehicle's roof rack crossbars
    • Accommodates sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, and other, similar boats
  • Compact design takes up minimal space on your roof rack so you can carry more gear
  • Upright supports fold down when not in use for compact storage and for improved overhead clearance
  • Foam padding on the cradle arms cushions the kayak during transport
  • 2 Tie-down straps and 1 set of bow/stern tie-down ropes included for securing your kayak
  • Swing brackets and hand knobs let you easily mount the carrier to most crossbars
  • Steel tube construction with gray powder coat finish resists corrosion


  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
    • Maximum kayak dimensions: 17' long x 36" wide
    • Maximum kayak weight: 75 lbs
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar diameter: 3-1/4"
    • Maximum crossbar height: 1-1/4"
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: The hardware included will only work on crossbars up to 1-1/4" tall. Taller crossbars will need longer screws (not included).

SR5513 Sport Rack J-Stacking Kayak Rack - Folding - Universal Mount

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SportRack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On - SR5513

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

This J-style kayak carrier lets you to transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack. The compact system mounts to most crossbar styles, and the padded upright supports fold down for storage. Includes tie-down straps and bow/stern ropes.

by: 07/09/2021

These work great! They fit well with my Brightlines Aero Rack where others did not. Super Good quality and super easy to install, I was surprised on the quality. I gave it 4 Stars because they sort of shift to the side if I put alot of pressure, however once the weight of the kayaks get on it, I don’t think it will be any problem.


quick and easy installation. shipping was faster than quoted. pleasure doing business with.


The carrier seems to be of good quality but I couldn't install it when I got it because the M6 bolts that came with it we too short. Two different lengths came with it but even the long ones were too short for my new Rhino Areo cross bars.

Michael L.


Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on this products. These are designed to fit to SportRack crossbars as well as most factory racks, unfortunately they may not fit all other aftermarket crossbars.


The product, the SportRack Kayak Carrier, is great. But my review is for etrailer. Amazing customer service. Great communications. We had a small shipping snafu - no problem. They made it all right. Pure professionals and eased my mind.

I will always buy from etrailer when the need is there.



These are perfect with a basket on as well just which it had locks


Thanks for taking care of the order it work perfect



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    The SportRack Kayak Carrier, Folding # SR5513 will fit well on Thule AeroBlade Crossbars. This J-style kayak carrier will fit crossbars up to 3-1/4 inches wide. I've attached a review video showing the carrier on a AeroBlade crossbar for you.
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  • Does the SportRack Kayak Carrier Include the Front and Rear Carrier
    Yes, the SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # SR5513 is sold as a pair (qty. of 1 is a pair). So you will get the front and rear carrier. This also includes 2 tie-down straps and 1 set of bow/stern tie-down ropes.
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