Roof Mount Kayak Carrier for a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek with Factory Roof Rack

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I have a Subaru cross trek cv 2014 with the factory roof rack on it. Do yo have a kayak system that will mount to my factory rack. My kayak is a 15 ft ocean kayak 3 seater.

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There are several kayak carriers that will fit the factory crossbars on your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. One option is the Yakima Even Keel, # Y04052. This carrier holds the kayak by the hull using 4 saddles. The center to center distance between the roof rack crossbars will need to be at least 24 inches to use this carrier.

For a similar carrier that loads from the rear you can use the SweetRoll, # Y04074. The rear saddles on this carrier have rollers to make loading the kayak easier. The weight capacity of this carrier is 80 pounds. I have included links to video reviews of both carriers for you.

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