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Kayak Rack for 2018 Subaru Outback Limited with Factory Roof Rack  


I need a basic kayak rack for carrying one kayak. The car comes with the crossbars. Can I use the crossbars it came with and just get the j type carrier? Do I need to get any other parts? Please give me your recommendation!


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The Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073, is a great J-style carrier that fits the factory crossbars on your 2018 Subaru Outback. All of the tie-downs are included. I like the JayLow because it can be folded down when you're not using it and it can also be adapted to carry two kayaks if you ever need it. They aren't required but I like to recommend the Malone QuickLash hood loops, part # MPG308, to make the tie-down connections easier.

For another option look at the Lockrack carrier, part # LR54FR. It uses arms to hold the kayaks in place so it doesn't need any straps or tie-downs at all. Just load the boat, lock it in place, and go.

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