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Recommended Saddle Style Kayak Carrier For 2015 Subaru Outback w/ Factory Crossbars & 90 lb Kayak

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Hello, I am looking for a saddle kayak carrier for a 2015 Subaru Outback with factory cross bars. The kayak weighs 90 pounds and is 34.5 inches wide.

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There is one option for a saddle style kayak carrier that is going to both fit your 2015 Subaru Outback and have the 90 lb capacity you need, which is from Malone:

- Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG110MD

I verified with Malone that the SaddleUp Pro # MPG110MD fits your '15 Outback, and has a 90 lb capacity, so it meets both those criteria. It will also work with the width of your kayak so you're all set in regards to those specifics.

But more than just technically working for you, the SaddleUp is nice because it is a rear-loading carrier, so it will be much easier to get your heavy kayak up on top than a side-loading saddle-style carrier. It has fabric saddle covers for the rear saddles as well, which makes it simpler to slide your kayak into position.

It even comes with tie-downs so you don't have to purchase those separately, so the only thing you may need is an easier connection point for the tie-downs, which you can get with the Malone QuickLash T-Style Hood Loops for Bow and Stern Tie-Downs # MPG308.

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