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Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On

Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On

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

Yes, if you:

  • Struggle to hoist up your kayak or SUP with brute strength (especially on a taller vehicle) and need a way to make loading easier
  • Typically go out on the water by yourself - there won't be room for two boats with this rack

No, if you:

  • Haul your boats with a vehicle that has a spoiler that might get in the way when loading
  • Explore the water on a fishing kayak or other heavy boat - this carrier maxes out at 80 lbs
These clamp-on saddles make it easy to carry a kayak on your roof rack. Rollers on the rear cradles allow simple, one-person loading from the back of your car. Tilting, molded saddles grip your hull for safe, stable transport. Includes 4 tie-downs. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On part number Y04074 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • Fishing Kayak
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  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
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  • Saddle-Style
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  • Clamp On
  • Rear Loading
  • Load Assist

These clamp-on saddles make it easy to carry a kayak on your roof rack. Rollers on the rear cradles allow simple, one-person loading from the back of your car. Tilting, molded saddles grip your hull for safe, stable transport. Includes 4 tie-downs.


  • 4 Saddle-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak hull side down on your roof rack crossbars
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks, as well as stand-up paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Integrated rollers on rear cradles allow for easy, one-person loading from the back of the vehicle
  • Tilting, spring-loaded saddle heads adjust to hold boats of most shapes and sizes
  • Molded rubber pads help saddles to securely grip your boat
    • Protect the hull from scratches and scuffs
  • 2 Tie-down straps secure your kayak to your roof rack
    • Plastic clips let you secure excess strap length
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-down straps anchor boat to your vehicle
    • PVC sleeves help protect bumpers from strap abrasions
  • Simple, clamp-on installation on most crossbars - no tools required
    • Adapters included to keep saddles from sliding on round bars
  • Lockable with 4 Same Key System (SKS) cores (sold separately)


  • 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: 1 kayak or stand-up paddleboard
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Sweet Roll Fit

Single-Person Rear Loading

Yakima's SweetRoll makes it easy for one person to quickly and easily load a kayak or stand-up paddleboard onto a roof rack from behind a car or SUV. This rack is great for transporting a sea (touring), river (whitewater), or recreational (fishing) kayak.

Sweet Roll Pivoting Saddle

This system includes 4 saddles with spring-loaded, pivoting heads that adjust to the shape of your boat as you load it.

Sweet Roll in Saddles

Rubber rollers on the 2 rear saddles allow you to easily load a kayak onto your roof rack crossbars by yourself. Just place the bow between the saddles and roll the boat toward the front of your vehicle until it rests evenly on the front and rear saddles. Molded rubber pads on all 4 saddles securely grip your boat's hull and protect it from scratches and scuffs. So the hull of your boat will be cradled snugly, and you'll be able to pat yourself on the back for making it look so easy.

Tie-Down Straps

Yakima Tie Down Strap

This kayak carrier comes with 4 nylon tie-down straps. Two tie-down straps secure your kayak to your roof rack crossbars. Loop these straps through your crossbars and around the hull of your boat and secure them with the integrated cam buckles. The cam buckles are rubber-coated so you don't have to worry about damaging your kayak or scratching your vehicle's paint when you toss these straps over your kayak. Use the optional clips to secure loose strap ends so they won't flap in the wind.

SweetRoll Bow Stern Tied Down

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 the bow and stern helps to prevent the boat from shifting forward or backward during transport. A protective sleeve on the strap helps protect your bumper from scratches and friction damage. And ratchet pulleys allow you to easily adjust the tension of the straps to ensure the boat is secure on your roof.

Tool-Free Installation

Sweet Roll Saddle Mounted

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

8004074 Yakima Sweet Roll Saddle Style Roof Kayak Carrier

Item # Y04074

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Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On - Y04074

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)

These clamp-on saddles make it easy to carry a kayak on your roof rack. Rollers on the rear cradles allow simple, one-person loading from the back of your car. Tilting, molded saddles grip your hull for safe, stable transport. Includes 4 tie-downs.


These kayak racks are great. They fit any size bars on the car, sturdy, easy to put on the car, and fit any size kayak. I have four kayaks and these can be adjusted for any size or type of kayak. Having the rollers on the back set make it super easy for this 70 year old to load my kayak by myself on the top of my car. I would definitely purchase again!


The Sweet Roll will not support my Old Town Topwater 10.6. The brackets spread out on the crossbar under the weight. This year I will try a Yakima Big Catch. The Sweet Roll works fine with our Old Town Loons.

The Old Town Topwater is a heavier 34 inch wide sit on top style kayak. It looks like you may be pushing or exceeding the 80 lb capacity of the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier. The Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier part # Y04091
Yakima BigCatch Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On
has a 150 lb capacity so it is a much better option for your kayak.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 03/17/2022


Nice product. Put them on my Yakima HD tundra truck rack. hauling two kayaks with a trailer. Use a T-Bone bar to help push the kayaks into the carriers and to unload them.


Pretty disappointing. The product is not really made for Yakima's round bars. It's made for their rectangular bars. Round bar adaptors are included, but they are poor. Even if you clamp them on very very tightly, they will tend to rotate on the bars and the saddles don't stay level when you slide the kayak on. Even during transport, they have been rotating sometimes, causing the kayak to become slightly loose in the saddles. Very disappointing for the price. I would not recommend these for use on round bars.


Sweet Roll was easy to install. Lock sets matched my Yakima bike rack therefore I only need 1 key! Only thing about Sweet Roll is that given angle of roof (Jaguar F-pace), kayak has to be lifted onto back Sweet Roll ( cannot simply be pushed from the ground).


I just received my Yakima SweetRoll kayak carrier. I can tell that it is very well made and it fits the crossbars on my Tacoma perfectly. It may be awhile before I go kayaking (it is winter), but I look forward to using this product.


Great product- we have a 13.5’ tandem kayak and the loading and unloading is so much easier that my wife doesn’t cry…


Have used this product for the past year. It has remained attached to my roof rack and works like a charm each time. Have had three different kayaks mounted and each time they conform to the shape and hold them securely in place.


Excellent product but ridiculous that they sell the locks separately. Not cheap I must say. I don't know who would want to buy the rack and not be able to lock it while you leave your vehicle at the trailhead or put water put-in. Poor taste business tactics. Not sure I'll be buying any more Yakima products. Disappointed customer.


Very good product; works well as intended.

I had to stop using them because they would indent my tandem kayak at the point of contact. This may just be an issue with the kayak length and weight and how I strapped it down.


This item was delayed or several months, and the seller kept us well-informed throughout that time on its status. Excellent follow-through! Grateful for the consistent communication.


Had a set of these and needed another, nothing compares to them when solo kayaking and putting on car, now trailer by onesself


Big improvement over my old HullyRoller s.


Product is performing well. Has been left on my truck most of the time. Does not show any sun damage.


Super fast delivery, solid product.....thank you!


SweetRolls are fantastic. Big improvements over the prior type. I like the single screw method of clamping the units to the bars. Its a secure clamp that, so far, has prevented the unit from rotating on the round bar. The pads hold my yaks securely when they are strapped down.
TimN - 08/29/2022










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