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Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks

Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks

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These J-style cradles let you transport 1 or 2 kayaks on your roof rack. Integrated ramps help you to load a kayak from the side of your vehicle. Padded arms fold down when not in use. Clamp to most crossbars without tools. 4 Tie-downs included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks part number Y04073 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Yakima
  • J-Style
  • Post-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Locks Not Included

These J-style cradles let you transport 1 or 2 kayaks on your roof rack. Integrated ramps help you to load a kayak from the side of your vehicle. Padded arms fold down when not in use. Clamp to most crossbars without tools. 4 Tie-downs included.


Features:

  • 2 Folding, J-style cradles let you transport your kayak on your roof rack crossbars
    • Kayak sits on its side to free up space on roof rack for additional gear
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • Upright arms with integrated cam levers stabilize your kayaks
    • Carry 1 kayak in the J-style position
    • Carry 2 kayaks in vertical position
    • Fold down when not in use
  • Built-in ramps make it easy to load your boat from the side of your vehicle
  • Padded bases and arms cushion your kayak and protect the hull from scuffs and scratches
    • Grooves in base padding help grip your boat
  • Tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-downs secure 1 kayak to your roof rack and to your vehicle
    • Additional straps (sold separately) required to secure a second boat
  • Simple, clamp-on installation on most crossbars - no tools required
    • Adapters included to keep saddles from sliding on round bars
  • Lockable with 2 Same Key System (SKS) cores (sold separately)
  • Lightweight aluminum with silver powder coat finish resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" x 1-11/16"
    • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 2 kayaks
  • Weight capacity:
    • 1 Kayak: 80 lbs
    • 2 Kayaks: 110 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Jay Low Fit

Side-Loading, J-Style Carrier

Jay Low Kayak Carrier

This Yakima J-style kayak carrier can be adjusted to hold 1 or 2 boats on your roof rack. The space-saving design holds your boats on their sides to free up roof rack space, and built-in ramps make it easy to load from the side of your vehicle. The lightweight, rust-resistant aluminum rack includes tie-downs for securing 1 kayak. The padded cradles protect your kayaks during transport, and the upright arms fold down when you're not using the carrier.


Adjustable Upright Arms and Built-in Ramps

Jay Lo Ramp

When you're ready to go on the road, lift your kayak up and onto these J-style cradles. The integrated ramps will help guide your boat as you load it from the side of your vehicle.


Yakima Jay Low Arm

Each cradle has an integrated cam lever that allows you to adjust the upright arm. Simply release the lever, rotate the arm to the desired position, and close the lever. These levers allow you to move the upright arms from the J-style position to the vertical position, and they allow you to fold the arms down for storage when the carrier is not in use.


Jay Low Kayak Carrier

This carrier holds 1 kayak in the J-style position. To carry 2 kayaks, just move the upright arms from the J-style position into the vertical position. In this configuration, one kayak will rest directly on your crossbars.


Foam padding on the arms and rubber on the base helps to cushion your watercraft during transport and also protects the hull from scratches and scuffs. Grooves in the base help grip your boat.


Tie-Down Straps

Yakima Jay Low Tie Downs

Two nylon tie-downs are included to secure 1 kayak to your roof rack crossbars. Loop these straps through your crossbars, around the hull of your boat, and through the arms. The straps have cam buckles that let you tighten the straps and secure your boat. The cam buckles are rubber coated to prevent damage to your kayak or vehicle when you're using the straps.


Yakima Jay Low Bow Stern

Two bow/stern tie-down straps with stainless steel hooks let you anchor your boat to the front and rear of your vehicle. Tying down your boat's bow and stern helps to prevent the boat from shifting forward or backward during transport. And ratchet pulleys allow you to easily adjust the tension of the straps to ensure the boat is secure on your roof. A protective sleeve on each strap helps protect your bumper from scratches and friction damage.


You will need additional tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-downs (sold separately) to secure a second boat to your roof rack and to your vehicle.


Tool-Free Installation

Yakima Jay Low Mounted

The mounting clamps on these cradles fit most crossbar configurations without the adapters. To install, simply place the cradles on your crossbars and turn the integrated handles until the mounting clamps are tightly secured. If you have round crossbars, the included adapters will provide a secure fit, preventing the cradles from twisting or sliding on the bars.

Jay Low Lock Core Location

Each cradle has a removable plug that you can replace with a Yakima Same Key System (SKS) core (sold separately) so you can lock the system to your roof rack. Yakima's SKS cores can be swapped out to make all your Yakima locks keyed alike.



8004073 Yakima J-Low J-Style Roof Kayak Carrier

Item # Y04073






Customer Reviews

Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks - Y04073

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

These J-style cradles let you transport 1 or 2 kayaks on your roof rack. Integrated ramps help you to load a kayak from the side of your vehicle. Padded arms fold down when not in use. Clamp to most crossbars without tools. 4 Tie-downs included.

- Y04073
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This is a great product for the price. Good quality and good design - it is easy to add and remove from the rack and easy to configure the angle. Now if only I had more time to kayak - do you sell that? 783667


Comments
As a fellow kayak lover - I sure wish we could sell more time to kayak!
-- Victoria B - 04/24/2020

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- Y04073
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This is my second set as I bought a second kayak. I bought the first set about a year ago. The first set has been easy to use with my Thule aero cross bars. The kayak was easy to load and tie down with just myself. 387363



- Y04073
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These are so easy to install! I've used with one boat and two. They work great. I bought a second set because it's tough reaching over the truck to secure the second kayak. I bought the locks for them, because of how easy they are to get on and off. 419430



- Y04073
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Needed carriers to haul my old 17 foot P&H Icefloe. Yakima J-low carriers were easily installed and are good fit for my '04 Toyota Highlander. I really dig the low ramp as I dont have to lift the boat as high to get it on the carrier. 269481



- Y04073
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the product was great but the roof rack, unfortunately, slid around due to the friction-only mounting on my Honda Fit. We almost lost our kayak due to that. But there was no problem with the yy04073 644616


Comments
I actually bought a new car, so this rack does not fit it. Im thinking of purchasing a suction cup type rack to avoid the difficulties with the friction type racks that kept sliding around.
William - 05/23/2020

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- Y04073
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This was my second large order from Etrailer.com and my wife I are VERY pleased! Our first order was a Curt 5th wheel hitch which performed as advertised - so easy to use. Now we haul our 5th wheel camper and that takes up my entire full sized F250 truck bed which in turn messed up hauling the kayaks back there. I was leaning toward rigging something up on the back of the camper, saw lots of posts on how to many looked very sketchy. Rather than risk dumping our two $$$ fishing kayaks onto the highway.... somewhere..... we bought this GREAT Yakima roof rack system for the TOP of my truck cab. You see, it made me uneasy that I wouldn't be able to keep an eye on our boats if strapped to the back AND we read about many horror stories not limited to the rear bumper falling off from fatigue. Yakima Install; I'm a General Contractor and fancy myself a pretty handy guy so mounting the towers, the rack bars, and all of the accessories onto those took a total three hours. [on-line] videos very useful and follow the easy to read instructions that come with each part and you'll have NO trouble. I have to add, etrailer said it would take one week but I received the complete order within four days. Thank you etrailer for making the ordering through delivery experience so very streamlined! 529290



- Y04073
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I really like these kayak racks. They come fully assembled, and they installed easily on the aero crossbars of the factory roof rack on my 2015 Toyota Tacoma. The "ramps" on the front really do help in loading the kayaks, because you don't have to lift the kayak up as high. I opted to get two sets for our two kayaks, rather than try to transport two with one set of racks, because it seemed like it would be much easier to load. I agree with some other reviewers that the directions are a little cryptic, but the installation process is pretty self-evident. I also agree that the provided S hooks are a bit small (I'm going to replace them with carabiners), but these are minor issues. Overall, the racks are very sturdy, and I like the fold down feature. I also got the locks (not available for many of the Thule racks) because it seems like a small investment to protect the larger investment. My wife and I took our kayaks to a lake today using the new racks, and had no problems loading, unloading, or tying them down. Loading is a two-person job, however, at least for us and our 12-foot boats on a pick-up truck. We carry a folding two-step stepladder to make the reach easier. These racks are well worth the cost, and I would certainly recommend them to my fellow kayakers. And great service from etrailer, as always. 279975



- Y04073
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Got exactly what I ordered and on time. Great email follow through with tracking numbers . Know exactly when I was going to receive my product . Definitely will use etrailer again in the future . 287901



- Y04073
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I already owned this product and purchased another rack at etrailer to hold another kayak. Was shipped quickly to my residence. 661640



- Y04073
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What I like about the Jaylow is the versatility. I researched these carriers and talked to a couple friends before deciding what to get. We have two kayaks, but mostly go alone, flatwater. If you do get one, I recommend getting the SKS Key Lock Cores so it can be locked to your vehicle rails. Same key locks both Jaylow units. 444924



- Y04073
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They work great, easy to get kayak on and off, easy to tie down kayak, etc. My only complaint would be that the cranks are a bit hard to use. First, you simply have to do a lot of winding to get these on and off -- I suppose this makes them more secure but they can be awkward to reach. Could the cranks be reversible? Second, if the top of the rack is folded down, it can interfere with access to the handle of the crank. But, we use them a lot and are generally happy. 438993



- Y04073
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This is mostly a great boat rack. I have an 11' kayak and the rack carries it nicely under most conditions. I upgraded my set to include the locking device, and I highly recommend it. My one gripe with this setup is that sitting a boat on its edge presents a big face to the wind, which can be very problematic with the wind gusts get high. It can, in fact, get very scary. I recently took a long road trip in the SW, and found myself crossing the highway that runs along Hoover Dam. There are permanent wind warning signs posted there, and the day I went across, the gusts were howling. I drive a Honda Element, which already has a high profile, and I seriously thought I was going to get blown off the road. I ended up taking the first exit I got to and, in that howling wind, had to pull my kayak down, remove the j-rack, and strap my boat to the crossbars, top down, to reduce the profile. I could have done that without spending the money for this rack... 391901



- Y04073
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Great product and Sales Support from etrailer. I bought this for my Son as a Grad/BDay gift for a Honda HR-V which has slightly odd roof/door shape He installed it himself said the install was straightforward but the instructions could use a little improvement. etrailer Sales Support was great, I was a little concerned about getting the right parts and the return policy. Olivia was great to work with, she offered recommendations and matched the parts to the type and vehicle it was to be installed on along with a kayak mount. All the parts arrived in mint condition with no missing pieces. I'll for sure return to etrailer on future purchases. 666101



- Y04073
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These work great. Easy to install and the hold the kayak nicely. Very happy with eTrailer service! 528515


Comments
Careful if it is windy - We took our Kayaks up the 395 from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe and back. On the way back we hit wind gusts from the side and it ripped the factory Jeep rails right out of the roof. Because of the straps provided from the boats to the front and rear bumper they did not blow off the car entirely. It seems like the boats on their edge just catches too much wind if it comes from the side. From now on we just put the boats basically flat on the Yakima racks and that seems to work well. You have to be careful when you tie them down but I think it would have saved a $3000 repair bill to fix our roof.
Paul - 06/29/2019

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It whistles. I would absolutely love this carrier if it didn't. I have two of these each on my 2009 and 2013 Subaru Outbacks. These carriers whistle like a bastard from 30 miles an hour up to 50 or 60, and loudly. I regret buying them for that reason. I have had other carriers that don't whistle. When the boats are on they don't whistle, and I think I've gotten used to the sound whether in the lowered position or the up doesn't matter. The whistling honestly ruins my review. Other than that fact, I love the carriers. They are durable, cushioned for my carbon boats, the non skid rubber keeps them from moving around, the plastic angled slide makes it easy to slide the boats up into the cradle, the super simple fold down makes it easy to go through the car wash, and I bought the Yakima lock system which gives me peace of mind on my roof racks. I am getting used to the sound and it doesn't register much any more, but I would choose something else next time, though these will probably last a long time for me. 629629



- Y04073
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First I want to thank e-trailer for their incredible customer service. They really know what it is. I was told that I probably would not receive my product until the end of Sept and it came today!!Other vendors that I checked also said shipping the product would not occur until the end of Sept. I called to cancel part of my order and spoke with, I think, Danielle. She was great too, especially working form home. I will be putting my racks on tomorrow and my past experience with etrailer is that if there is any problem they will take care of it and quickly. If I can buy a product from etrailer instead of somewhere else I do. Sooo easy and straight forward. 868668



- Y04073
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Highly recommend etrailer.com. This is the second time I have used them for a product either for towing or roof racks and there service is excellent. Also they are always on the mark with regards to fit for the vehicle. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Would highly recommend them. I like the Yakima product I ordered and I think it looks great on the 4Runner. It was easy to install with the exception of one confusing piece of the instruction. It was not clear in the fit kit instruction manual what was being referred to adjust the spacing of the foot piece now attached to the bar (in Step 2 of installation). In addition to this etrailer video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQhsOY7zvuE this etrailer video shows it better at about minute 1:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IZFFJnUWc4 That screw needs to be loosened and THEN the foot will slide easily in and out when it is pushed upon. I am pointing to it with a pen in the picture in my review. Hope that helps others avoid some frustration I had. I would definitely recommend. 852273



- Y04073
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Works great 837814



- Y04073
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Well-made high quality product. The kayak racks fit perfectly onto the roof rack of our 2018 Subaru Outback. The one downside was the difficulty in getting the hold-down straps around the top of the loop on each of the racks after the kayaks were loaded on, even when following the strapping instructions to the letter. It would be nice if there were some way of holding the strap in place on the top of the loop without it slipping down. 837089



- Y04073
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Easy to use. Does as expected. I use it to hold 4 ~ 10' Pelican kayaks on the ARE truck cap Yakima rack. Installation took less that 30 min. 818966



- Y04073
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I love this carrier! It was easy to install and very easy to use! I would definitely recommend or buy again if we ever get a second kayak. 818803



- Y04073
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Easy to install. Cradles my kayaks securely. Superb value with timely shipping and delivery. My CRV is now ready for summer and transporting two kayaks!! 817658



- Y04073
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I haven't got to use it yet, but installation was easy. 811652



- Y04073
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still assembling the rack. Seems pretty good so far. 802826



- Y04073
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Easy to install, easy to operate and love the low profile! No more boat flying off the car on a bumpy road (yeah that happened twice). I am completely satisfied and Highly recommend! 791210


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    I can't recommend you drill through your Yakima round bars to pin the Sportrack J-Kayak Carrier # SR5511 to it. Instead I would recommend a Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073 which was specifically designed to fit Yakima round bars and would work well for you. The rack can fold down when not in use as well which is nice. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Multi Kayak Carrier for 2019 Subaru Outback
    I recommend the Thule Stacker multi-kayak carrier # TH830 since it can handle up to 4 kayaks. It will fit on just about any type of roof rack crossbar -round, square, elliptical and your Subaru factory bars too- as long as they are at least 24-inches apart which is important for stability. This carrier can be used for kayaks up to 10-feet long. If your kayaks are not compatible please tell me a bit about them so I can suggest a suitable alternative. Another similar carrier is the Rhino-Rack...
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  • Kayak Carriers for a 2018 Subaru Outback and 2 Kayaks
    Yes, there are numerous Yakima kayak carriers that will fit the factory roof rack on your 2018 Subaru Outback. I recommend the JayLow # Y04073 so that you will have 1 carrier for both kayaks. Provided that the combined weight of the kayaks does not exceed 110 pounds this carrier is a great option. I have linked a video review of it for you. If the combined weight of the kayaks is over 110 pounds then I recommend using 2 of the Yakima JayHook # Y04084. Each set will have a capacity of...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 2 Kayaks on the Roof of a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    To carry two 10 foot kayaks on the roof rack of your 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser the Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073, is a great option. The JayLow holds the kayaks on their sides. It includes straps to secure them to the FJ's cross bars as well as at the bow and stern. Also add part # Y04031 for the straps to secure the second kayak.
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Kayaks with a 2010 Honda CR-V
    The only option we offer for transporting kayaks with the hitch of a vehicle is a small trailer like the Yakima Rack and Roll # Y08106 which would give you crossbars to mount a kayak rack like the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073. Since the trailer is pretty expensive I would think installing a roof rack on your 2010 Honda CR-V to then use with the JayLow would be a better option for you. For that you would then want the Yakima roof rack that consists of part numbers # Y00408,...
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  • Ordering Additional Yakima SKS Lock Cores to Match Current Locks
    To purchase matching Yakima SKS lock cores to lock the JayLow kayak carrier, part # Y04073, to a Yakima roof rack pull one of the cores you currently have now out and read the number on the side of the core. Then find the Yakima core using part # Y8771-XXXX where the X's are the number on your core. For example if you have core number A148 then use part # Y8771-A148. You'll need two cores for the JayLow carrier. To remove the lock core from your current rack use the control key,...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a Whispbar Roof Rack
    I have a solution for you to allow you to carry a kayak with your Whipbar roof rack, but since the bars of the Whispbar racks are so wide there's isn't a foam block solution that I can recommend for you. Instead I would recommend the Thule Hull a Port # TH834.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Toyota RAV4 with Factory Roof Rack
    When it comes to a kayak carrier, I personally like the Rhino-Rack Nautic Roof Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs, # RR571. This carrier allows one person to easily load a kayak from the rear of the vehicle. If at some point you plan on carrying more than just one kayak on your roof, I would recommend going with Yakima's JayLow Kayak Carrier, # Y04073. This carrier has grooved cradles with integrated, side-loading ramps that hold the kayak to sit on it's side to free up space on your roof for...
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  • Will Yakima Jaylow and Skybox 16 Both Fit on a 2015 Subaru Outback at the Same Time
    One way to determine if you have the space to mount both your Yakima SkyBox cargo box and a kayak carrier is to first place the box on the roof of the vehicle and push it as far to one side as it will go. Next, measure how much of the roof rack crossbars are left. The SkyBox itself is 36 inches wide but that dimension will change when the lid is open so when you measure have the lid open. There may be enough room for the BigStack # Y04041 but not a carrier that holds a kayak at...
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