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Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading

Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading

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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. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading part number Y04074 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • Fishing Kayak
  • Kayak
  • Paddle Board
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Yakima
  • Clamp On
  • Rear Loading
  • Load Assist
  • Locks Not Included

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

Customer Reviews

Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Y04074

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (20 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.

- Y04074

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

- Y04074

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.

- Y04074

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).

- Y04074

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.

- Y04074

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.

- Y04074

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.

- Y04074

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.

- Y04074

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.

- Y04074

Big improvement over my old HullyRoller s.

- Y04074

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

- Y04074

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

- Y04074

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

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Ask the Experts about this Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • 2 Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Fitting on Narrower Crossbars
    I attached a picture of a single kayak carried by the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074 and it takes up most of the roof rack crossbars which would be longer than what you have so I'd anticipate two not fitting but I do have a solution. For carrying two kayaks on narrower bars the Rhino Rack 2 Kayak Carrier part # S512-S512X is a really great option since the rack does not require much bar space and it holds them very securely.
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  • Does the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier Fit the Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Bed Ladder Rack
    I'm happy to inform you that the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier, part # Y04074, will fit the Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Bed Ladder Rack, part # Y01151-59. I've linked to review videos of both below. One thing to keep in mind with this combination, though, is the height of the rack. Since the SweetRoll holds the kayak so close to the crossbars, you will want to ensure the OverHaul is raised enough so that the kayak does not come into contact with the cab of your truck.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 2017 Subaru Legacy
    When it comes to trying to find the best fit for kayaks with different shaped hulls, I prefer jointed saddle style carriers like the Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 # RR581. These are channel mounted carriers similar to the Yakima SweetRoll # Y04074 you were asking from. I recommend the Nautic 581 instead though because they have t-track mounts that will work well with your Rhino Rack crossbars on your 2017 Subaru Legacy. Those separated saddles are nice because they can adjust to support your...
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  • Will the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier Work With Sit On Top Fishing Kayak
    The Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier part # Y04074 has an 80 lb weight capacity so as long as the weight of the kayak is under this you can use it. There is no max length so this will not be an issue either. The Yakima SweetRoll will work just fine on a Toyota Rav4 and it should do an excellent job of helping to get the heavy kayak onto the roof.
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  • Yakima SweetRoll & Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier Comparison
    That is a challenging question since both options are great products, varying designs of placement orientation, but each performs equally well. I am not able to provide qualitative data so this simply comes down to opinion. An advantage of the JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073 is the ability to place a second kayak aboard or roof mounted bike rack, but may not come in to play for your needs. Another thing is the ability to shift the placement toward the passenger side of vehicle influencing...
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  • Can Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier Mount Outside Roof Rack Towers
    Yes, it is fine to mount one side of the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04074 to the outside of the roof rack towers or feet. So long as the combined weight of the carrier, cargo box, kayak, and cargo is within the capacity of your roof rack and roof you will be fine with this set up. I have added a link to a video review as well of the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074.
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  • Fit of Yakima Y04074 SweetRoll Kayak Carrier on Malone Aero-Style Crossbars.
    The Yakima # Y04074 SweetRoll fits crossbars up to 3-1/2 inches wide x 1-11/16 inches tall. Malone's aero-style crossbars like what's used on the # MPG217 are 3 inches wide x 1 inch tall, so the Yakima SweetRoll kayak carrier will fit perfectly. I've linked to product demonstration videos for the Yakima SweetRoll and the Malone # MPG217 Roof Rack.
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  • Best Kayak Saddle-Style Carrier For Hobie Mirage Outbacks On Yakima Overhaul Ladder Rack
    It sounds like you would like to carry 2 Hobie Mirage Outback Kayaks on your Yakima Overhaul bars. The Yakima Overhaul comes with crossbars that measure 68" long x 3" wide x 1-1/2" thick. From my research the Hobie Mirage Outbacks are 34" wide but you would want to measure your particular Hobie to be sure they are not too wide for the bars. The best saddle style carrier for your Hobie Outbacks on the 68" long bars is the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style part...
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  • Can Yakima SweetRoll Fit Factory Crossbars of 2017 Honda CR-V
    I checked with Yakima and they list the SweetRoll # Y04074 as a direct fit for the factory crossbars of your 2017 Honda CR-V. There would be no need to use a round bar adapter or any other type of adapter.
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  • Is the Thule Hullavator Compatible With Whispbar Crossbars
    Yes, the Thule Hullavator # TH898 that you referenced is compatible with the Yakima Whispbar Crossbars like what you have.
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  • Could Two Kayaks be Carried on Roof of 2010 Subaru Forester with Yakima SweetRoll
    First thing you'll want to do is determine the weights of your kayaks and then check the owners manual of your vehicle for the roof weight capacity and be sure not to exceed this figure with the weight of the kayaks. Based on widths of your kayaks two of them would fit next to each other with the Yakima SweetRoll part # Y04074.
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  • SUP and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2011 Honda Pilot
    To carry your SUP I recommend using the Yakima SweetRoll # Y04074 because it combines saddle with rollers to make loading the longer board easier. The saddles are molded rubber so they won't hurt your SUP but if you'd like to add some extra protection you can use the Felt Pads # Y08004080. You may also be interested in the Quick Loops # TH530 for easy tie-down anchor points and the Loading Mat # TH854 to help protect your vehicle. The SweetRoll can be used both for your SUP as well as...
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  • Will Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier Fit 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack
    I checked with Yakima and yes, the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074, which you referenced, is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon with factory roof rack. With this carrier your kayaks will simply roll up from the back of the Outback to make loading and unloading extremely easy. I have included a video review of this carrier for you to check out.
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  • Does Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier Fit 2018 Subaru Forester with Factory Crossbars
    I checked with Yakima and the SweetRoll Kayak Carrier part # Y04074 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Subaru Forester with factory crossbars. As long as the weight of your kayaks are less than 80 lbs a piece this will work great for you. To see about the width you'll need to measure the width of your factory bars and make sure they are at or near 44 inches. That shouldn't be a problem but as long as they are long enough you'd be good.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2011 Honda CR-V with Factory Roof Rack Carrying Swifty Delux Kayak
    To carry your Swifty kayak on your 2011 Honda CR-V, I recommend the Yakima SweetRoll, part # Y04074, because it will make loading your kayak much easier on your CR-V. The roller on the rear of the carrier will allow you to place the front of the kayak on it before pushing the rest of the kayak onto the cradles. This carrier will fit on crossbars up to 3-1/2 inches wide x 1-11/16 inches tall and the crossbars need to be at least 24 inches apart. Yakima lists the SweetRoll as a fit for...
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  • Best Way to Carry Kayak and SUP on 2018 Toyota Highlander With Factory Roof Rack
    Since you have very limited room on the flush roof rack of your 2018 Toyota Highlander, there is only one way to carry both a kayak and a SUP at the same time,and that is with a J-style kayak carrier for the kayak and a saddle-style carrier for the SUP, assuming your SUP isn't particularly wide. - Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style # Y04073 - Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style # Y04074 The SweetRoll says kayak carrier but it's a saddle...
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  • Bow and Stern Tie-Down Connection Points on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
    A solution for you to connect the bow tie-down on your Yakima SweetRoll # Y04074 is to use Thule Quick Loops # TH530. These provide mounting points in either the front or rear of your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon by installing directly under the hood or rear hatch. I've included a video for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for Tandem Kayak Weighing 90 lbs and 21 Feet Long
    The Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading # Y04074 has a load capacity of 80 lbs. For easy loading and support I recommend using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed # DTA944 along with the Darby Foam Kayak Block for Extend-a-Rack # DTA924 and # e98880 hitch lock to help with the weight capacity as well as the extended length.
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  • How Do I Secure A Kayak To My Roof When There Are No Anchor Points On The Front Of My Vehicle?
    The Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # Y04074 can be attached to basically any sturdy hooking point on the front of your vehicle. I took a look at the front end of the 2021 Kia Telluride and I agree that there appears to be no good hooking point for the kayak tie-down straps to attach to. Luckily, there is a solution. You can simply use Malone QuickLash T-Style Hood Loops for Bow and Stern Tie-Downs - Qty 2 # MPG308. This comes with two T-style loops; one can be installed...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for Lexus GX460 2019
    I do have a solution for you, but the type of lift assist like the Yakima # Y04081 ShowDown or the # TH898 Thule Hullavator are too wide to be able to fit two of them on a roof rack crossbar. Unfortunatley, there really isn't a good load assist option that would allow you to easily load up kayaks of that size but there is an option that would allow you to use your current crossbars. Initially I thought that the # Y04074 Yakima SweetRoll saddle-type system you'd mentioned would be a...
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  • Can Thule Hullavator Accommodate Feel Free Lure 11.5 Kayak
    I did some research on your Feel Free 11.5 kayak and found it measures 11.5 ft long and 36 inches wide, and it weighs 74-lbs. That is right at the maximum size the Thule Hullavator, part # TH898 can handle. I called my contact at Thule and asked about the dimensions and they told me it can carry kayaks up to 36-inches wide and has a weight capacity of 75-lbs. If you feel you need a replacement carrier for your kayak you may be interested in the Yakima SweetRoll, part # Y04074. Since...
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  • Saddle Style Kayak Carrier that Fits 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon with OEM Roof Rack
    We have the similar Thule DockGlide part # TH896 that is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2020 Subaru Outback but the Yakima you mentioned is not.
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  • Is Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier Compatible with OEM Roof Rack on 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Yes, the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # Y04074 is compatible with the OEM roof rack system for your 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe that you'll be installing. There is an 80 lb max load rating for this kayak system but there isn't a max width rating as these can be adjusted back and forth along the rails to fit various kayak sizes.
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  • Will 2 Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carriers Y04074 Fit on 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074 is designed to fit any crossbars whose dimensions do not exceed 3-1/2-inches wide x 1-11/16-inches tall and that have a center-to-center spread of at least 24-inches. You can certainly fit two of the SweetRoll carrier on the car, but the dimensions of the two kayaks will determine whether both watercraft will fit at the same time. If the two kayaks are identical you can try moving the SweetRoll to one side of the rack and install the kayak....
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for One-Person Use on 2009 Nissan Murano
    The best solution for one person transporting a kayak is the load-assisted Thule Hullavator Pro Roof Mounted Kayak Carrier System # TH898. This carrier fits on square crossbars, and many other shapes too, so long as they are at least 24-inches apart, measured from bar center to center. It offers a 75-lb weight capacity. Please refer to the linked review video for further illustration of the features and operation of this unique kayak carrier system. At a lower price point we offer...
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  • 1 Kayak Carrier for a 2016 Ford Edge Titanium with Panoramic Roof
    This will mostly depend on what style of roof you have. For either type, you'll need to install a roof rack kit for the easiest use of the vehicle for carrying your kayak. The 2016 Ford Edge has two different roof styles, and you'll need to use the right kit for the roof you have. If you have flush mounted rails that run front to back, then I recommend the Thule WingBar Kit, consisting of: Thule WingBar, 47 inches long, Silver, part # TH711200 or Black, part # TH711220 Thule Rapid...
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  • Will Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074 Fit Roof Rack Bars on 2006 BMW X5
    Thank you for including a photo of your 2006 BMW X5's roof rack crossbars. All you need to do to check their compatibility with the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074 is measure their dimensions. As long as their width does not exceed 3-1/2-inches and their height 1-11/16-inches then the SweetRoll will install just fine. Also, the two bars' centers must be at least 24-inches apart. This Yakima carrier will handle a kayak or paddleboard up to 80-lbs. An OC1 outrigger canoe can be...
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  • Yakima Sweet Roll Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Loading a Double Kayak From Rear of Vehicle
    The Yakima Sweet Roll part # Y04074 that you referenced will fit square/rectangular crossbars and will allow you to load the kayak from the rear of the vehicle. If you check out the review video I attached around the 2:10 mark you can see how this carrier allows the install of a kayak from the rear of the vehicle by sliding it on. As long as your kayak weighs less than 80 lbs (which I checked and it does) this carrier would fit and work well.
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  • Will Two Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carriers Work On Thule ProBar Crossbars
    The Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier part # Y04074 will work on Thule ProBar Crossbars like part # TH713600. That said, in order to carry two kayaks you'd need to do so on their side so a j-style carrier like the etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier part # e98878 which will also work on the Thule ProBar Crossbars is a better option. In regards to determining roof weight capacity you'd fist want to look in your owner's manual but if not you'd have to reach out to the dealer.
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