This double kayak freestanding rack is the perfect storage solution for any paddle sport enthusiast. It has a compact vertical tower setup that safely stores 2 of your kayaks in a small area. As an added bonus, the unique arm shape is perfect to hold both kayaks and standup paddle boards. Use it with a combination of one kayak and one SUP or use it with 2 kayaks or 2 SUPs.
This is a premium quality freestanding kayak rack. It is made from steel and then powder coated to withstand elements if you decide to use it outdoors (we would not recommend this rack being used in near saltwater for long periods of time). Being made from steel this rack can support up to 175 lbs which should be enough for even the largest kayaks and SUPs on the market. The tripod base is very steady and it comes with adjustable feet to level it out on any surface. The feet also have a place for an anchor to make it even more secure of you are mounting it on your dock or deck. The arms are also made from steel and come with a thick padded sleeve to protect your kayaks while they are being stored. The padded sleeve has an exterior nylon covering that is UV protected to stand up to the outdoors for many years.
Crossbar. This kayak rack come standard with a crossbar that connects the two freestanding towers. It can be adjusted from 4 feet to 6 feet to accommodate whatever size boats you have. The crossbar adds extra stability to the rack system. This rack is built to be modular and expandable. There will be add-on pieces to store more kayaks or SUPs in the future.
- Each Tower is 48" in Height and the base is 24" x 22"
- The rack is 24" in depth (out from wall)
- There is an adjustable crossbar that can be set at 4ft or 6ft to space the 2 towers
- Supports up to 175 lbs.
- (2) Sets of Rack Arms
- (2) Freestanding Towers
- (1) Crossbar to connect the Towers
- Instructions and Hardware
Sturdy kayak holder
Posted: October 5, 2016
The stand is very sturdy and well made. I included wheels so I can easily move it around my garage. My only advice is to clarify which screws go in the round holes and which ones in the square holes.
Heavy Duty Kayak Freestanding Storage Rack
Posted: October 5, 2016
Excellent quality, easy to install and perfect for our storage area.
Free Standing Kayak Rack
Posted: September 21, 2016
Easy to assemble! Works great... A real space saver!
Posted: May 18, 2016
I rated this good rather than excellent because the weather has kept me from mounting my kayaks.
I will say that I received the stand when expected, and ,with some thought and a partner, was easy to put together. It looks like it will work fine as a stable kayak stand.
Posted: May 12, 2016
Easily put together and very stable.
Posted: April 13, 2016
This storage rack is perfect for our two kayaks. The quality of the rack is great. Very solid!
Posted: February 24, 2016
We mounted this to the dock. I seems sturdy. We live on a small private lake. We are having wind gusts today of up to 20 Miles per hour and there is only a tiny bit of movement. Assembly on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being most difficult we rate it at a 4. We feel this was a good choice.
Does the job
Posted: October 24, 2015
Would this rack work with my Hobie cat kayaks? I have a Outback and Revolution 13? The Outback is a beefy kayak. Or is there another equivalent rack that you recommend.
This freestanding rack will not
hold large fishing type kayaks such as the ones you have. You would need something more like this Deluxe Stand
to hold those kayaks, which has arms suited for holding your kayaks.
What is the weight of rack?
Our freestanding rack for two kayaks and/or SUPs weighs 50 lbs.
Will this hold a wilderness aspire 105? We have 2.
Our Heavy Duty 2 Kayak Stand may fit both of your Wilderness Aspire 105s, but we cannot guarantee it. The length of those kayaks would be fine - at 10'6", you could use the rack at its 6 foot long extension and it would evenly distribute their length to support the boats. Their weight, at 48 pounds each, is fine too, as this rack will will support up to 175 lbs.
The question-mark is on how well they will fit based on their listed width of 29", and we are unable to judge how much they taper. It would definitely hold at least one that wide at its beam on the top level, but we aren't certain if there would be any issues with a kayak that wide on the bottom level. We have seen some pretty wide kayaks in use on these, as you can see from some of our photos, but shapes of different types of kayaks vary so much, and there are no specific fit guidelines available from the stand's manufacturer to cover every model possible, that would give us a better idea. So we think it would be close, and possible for this stand to work for both of your kayaks, but we can't guarantee it.
Will it hold 2 wilderness pungos 12 feet?
Our freestanding kayak rack extends to a 6 foot length between the arms where your boats will be resting, so for 12' kayaks, that should work fine - you would have about 3 feet of kayak extending at either end, so as long as you have a space that fits the length of your boats, they should be supported well. There are other factors to consider if it will work for your Wilderness Pungo 120s. Their width at the beam, if its 29" as listed on some specs, should be fine. You should be able to fit both on the rack; but the depth where they sit in the rack arms (at bow and stern, about 3' in on each side) will need to taper to less than 13" deep. So that is something to look at. If they do taper to less than 13" deep at their ends, you should be fine.
Can I buy the 5' cable and keyed lock without the locks jaw component? If so, how much is the cost?
Our 5' locking cable comes with one jaw to use it to secure a SUP or Surfboard; we don't have the locking cable alone available at this time.
Will this rack work with the (2) Hobie Mirage Revolution 11
I don't have the exact specifications on your model Hobies, other than their length, so whether this kayak stand will work for them depends on a couple of things.
First, at 11 feet long, you want to note that this stand adjusts to having its arms either 4 feet or 6 feet apart. That should be fine for that length of boat, as you will have about 2'5" hanging over the sides, and that should be well supported enough in the middle.
The weight this rack can support is a total of 175 pounds - which is a lot, but you want to be aware of that, if those are particularly heavy kayaks.
Then the tricky points are the width and depth of the kayaks, to know whether they will sit properly in the arms. The arms taper down to 8", so at the bow and stern your boats should be no deeper than 8" thick where they will sit in the arms. It slots down from 13" to help you maneuver the boat in to the arms, but that is basically where they would sit at about 2'5" in on either side of your boat, so you may want to look at that depth on their sides.
Additionally, you need to look at how wide your boats are. For the top level, it is open, so won't be as big of an issue (unless they are very wide). For the bottom level, you will need to fit the boat in that bottom level underneath the top arms. Fairly wide boats can tuck under the top arms, as the rack system is quite tall - but if your boat is much over 34" wide at its beam it might be trickier to fit in that space.
I have the 2017 Wilderness systems Tsunami 125 and 135...would the rack accommodate both?
Our Heavy Duty Kayak Rack can hold up to 175 pounds, so your kayaks will need to weigh no more than that combined, for starters. Then the stand at its longest extensions is 6 feel long - so both of your kayaks length should be fine on it, as they would have a little over 3 feet on either end of where they are held by the rack arms, and that should give enough distribution of their weight to be fine. Now the tricky part will be how wide those boats are at their beam, as the one placed on the bottom level may need to tuck under the top level a bit, if it is a particular wide boat. Most boats under 30" wide will fit fine on the bottom level, if wider, it may depend on their shape on how will they will fit on the bottom. Those are the main considerations. Additionally, where the boat sits in the rack, at its bow and stern sides, has an opening that is 13" wide at the top, then tapers down to about 8 inches - so the boat can't be much deeper than 13" at its ends in order to sit in the cradles, and that will work for most kayaks, but is something else to look at.
The 2 kayaks I have are Pelican Escape 100X - would this rack work for these?
Yes, this kayak stand should work well for your two Pelican Escapes. At 10 feet long, they would be well supported by the length of the stand (which can be extended to 4 or 6 feet). Their weight at 42 pounds each (so combined 84 pounds) would come in well under the maximum capacity the stand can hold (175 lbs). And their beam-width of 28" should not be a problem for fitting one one each level. So this would be a good choice for those kayaks.
We have a Wilderness System Tarpon 100 and 120. Would this rack work for both? If not, what would you recommend?
Our Heavy Duty Double Kayak Stand should work fine for both of your Wilderness System Tarpons. If you set the crossbar at its maximum distance of 6 feet, you should have enough of the boat's lengths supported (with about 2-3 feet of each boat at either end of the arms on the outside, and 6 feet in the middle).
With beams for those boats showing at about 30 inches or so wide, that should be fine for both top and bottom levels, they should both fit. And their weight range should be fine as it supports a total of up to 175 lbs and I believe those come in at about 120 lbs total.
If they are very deep boats at their bow & stern ends, that is the only possible concern - you will be placing them into the rack arms on their sides, and the rack arms taper from a 13" opening down to about 8" wide - so you just want to make sure at 2-3 feet at either end of the boats, they aren't much thicker-deeper than 13" on their sides. Overall though I think they should be fine and this is a good choice for those boats.