Hit the Water

Kuat’s New Roof Rack is Perfect for Kayakers


March 13, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By

Kuat launched two new roof racks for kayaks and boats this week: The Class 4 and Class 2. Kuat is well-known for its sleek and quality-made roof racks for bikes, and this expansion into boating will make it easier for you to get out on the water. Whether you’re planning a cross-country trip or a weekend on the river, finding the perfect roof rack lets you stuff your trunk full of gear and leaves the roof open for toys.

The Class 4 ($229) features a clamshell design that stays closed when not in use, so you won’t have to fiddle with taking it on and off your car — set it and forget it. It also means this won’t cause drag and mess with your gas mileage when folded down. The Class 2 ($159) doesn’t have a closeable design, but the fixed J-style rack is affordable. Both frames can hold boats up to 80-pounds and are available now.

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