The premier way to safely secure and lock your kayak to your vehicle. Versatility, durability, and the ability to lock down gear are the highlights of the Kayak Locking Car Rack. While it's listed as a kayak rack, this rack can do so much more and will gladly hold surfboards, longboards, SUPs, and canoes, too. Whether it’s speeding down the interstate or sitting in a crowded parking lot, you can rest assured that your prized possessions will remain where they are supposed to – securely on your car.
How it works: This is a complete strap and lock system that integrates into your preexisting roof-top rack system. This system augments your current roof rack to include built-in padding, cable ratcheting system, and a lock mechanism. Sweet! The straps lock at the side with a key lock, keeping your gear secure, and the straps themselves are rubber-coated stainless steel, more than strong enough to protect against the casual thief strolling by with a knife or scissors!
To use the rack: Start by securing the rack system to your roof rack with the provided hardware. Place your kayak in the rack and then secure it by ratcheting down the cables until they snugly hold it in place. Once everything is in place like you want, you can use the provided key to lock your kayak down and walk away from your car in confidence.
Fits on a wide variety of vehicles: The engineers at Inno have done an excellent job designing this rack to fit a wide variety of roof rack types, so unless you have something super funky this rack will work for you. It integrates with square, round and aero style crossbars. Watch the video below to understand better how the system works!
Leave your gear in peace. Ever been nervous leaving your kayak strapped to your car while you go off and do something else? It is unfortunate, but we all know someone who has had their gear stolen from them. Whether it’s a crowded beach or mountain resort parking lot, you can never be too safe when it comes to protecting your favorite toys.
Here at StoreYourBoard we definitely understand what it is like to be emotionally and financially invested in your gear. That’s why this product is so great! It takes the worry out of having your kayak stored outside on your car in a vulnerable location. Protect your investment! Get the Kayak Locking Car Rack today!
What the rack can hold:
We’re down here at the beach today to talk about the INNO racks, INA446 SUP Locker. It’s a product that I’ve been using for years. It’s fantastic, never fails, top quality. I’ve been a surfer my whole life and a standup paddleboarder and snowboarder. I’ve been using INNO products for years, and they’re fantastic. We’re going to take you through the product line and see what you think.
The product we’re going to be discussing today is the INA446 SUP Kayak Locker. What I’m going to do is I’m going to take you through the parts first. We just opened a box here. You can see how everything is oriented inside of the box.
The first piece we’re going to talk about is the ratcheting unit. This is where you would tension your straps once your boards are engaged. It does have a lock right here that will connect into the crane unit, which is here, so this is the part that actually goes over your boards and keeps them in place. You can see right there. There is a pack of different-sized rack adapters as we are not sure what kind of rack you may be using. You have something that matches all the shapes of common crossbars and factory racking here. You have a complete list of installation instructions here as well as product contained therein with locks. Last but not least, you have an INNO-branded rack pad. This is what we go into the pads to help protect your boards.
Okay, so now we’re going to show you how you would install this side, which is the ratchet unit. This also holds true for the crane unit. These are going to be your crossbar adapters, and what we offer is there is a square or rectangular bar adapter as well as a round bar adapter. Either one of those, you’re going to open up the bottom here. You’re going to snap them straight in and that’s what’s going to give you the grip of the rack onto your crossbar section. We’re going to use for purposes of this demonstration a factory rack system, which will not require the use of these. All right, now we’re going to go ahead and show you how to install the ratcheting unit onto your factory crossbar. We’re going to go ahead and open up the top here, and it’s going to click when it’s fully opened. You’re going to take this lever. You’re going to bring it all the way over and then you can see where the bolt hangs down with this leg that captures it that drops right out. Then, we’re going to move ahead and move it over to our rack. We’re going to swing this leg wide, then back underneath. Once you get the ratcheting unit lined up on your racks, go ahead and lock it down and close it. You’re going to use this lever here, but the nice thing about this lever is you can actually open it up to get a better angle when you close it. With the arm extended, you’re going to close straight across, bring the arm back in, and then you’re going to go ahead and snap your lid shut. It’s just that easy.
Now, we’re going to go ahead and attach the crane unit. Just like the ratcheting unit, we’re going to go ahead and swing the bottom leg over underneath our rack, slide the bolt in. We’re going to go ahead and tension the teeth, hand tensioning, then when we get where we want it. Keep in mind that just like the other side, this does have the extended handle for increased leverage, so you’re going to bring it across, lock it down. You’re going to want to bring that back to close off the extension, snap it into place, and you’re ready to connect with the other side. This is a rack pad that’s going to come with the INA446. It’s a nice foam pad. It’s got double-velcro closure, so we’re going to go ahead and open this up. One thing you’re going to notice when we open it is it’s pre-articulated. In other words, it will fit over a variety of rack shapes better than a traditional tubular pad. Velcro attachment easiest can be. Now, we’re ready to go ahead and put your board on the rack, so we’re going to go ahead and center our board on the rack here. Pull these cables away from underneath, and the beautiful thing about the INNO rack system is with the crane unit on the other side, you do not have to walk over and throw a strap over like a traditional rack.
You can go ahead and depress this lever here with the grey lift, pull your cable out, slide your corner unit back, reach over. The cable is going to hook around that lift, and then you’re going to go ahead and rotate the cranks forward to tension down, keeping the cover open so it doesn’t lock you out, and we’re going to want to go ahead and keep this corner unit on the rail or edge of your board. That way, after you tensioned down with the pressure, it doesn’t leave any marks or dent. We’ve got our boards on. The racks are nice and tight. As you can clearly see, there’s two SUPs here. This also holds two long boards and up to three short boards as well. We can go ahead and take our key, lock it out. We’re ready to go!
I am a single 49-year-old fairly in shape woman who was able to install and utilize this rack. It took a bit of time, but now that I know how to do it, it will be a snap. Caught myself cruising at 80 mph at one point, with not a hint of wiggle. The security of knowing my kayak was locked up over night at the hotel was exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend this rack for anyone looking for a rack for their gear.
Used my kayak locking rack for the first time and loved it! Had a 7 hour drive to our destination and it held up great. I added the front strap because I was concerned with the freeway speeds I would be traveling, but found it unnecessary so removed it on the way home. My kayak is the Wilderness Pamlico 145T. It is 14' 6" and weights above 75lbs. The rack was easy to load with 1 person. I highly suggest to you use the bolt spacers provided with the rack system because I did get lateral movement that caused minor paint damage to the roof of my vehicle without them. When securing the rack place the components as close to the Kayak as possible otherwise it will shift. Both of my negatives are opperator error. Love the rack!
Excellent product for securing my kayak on the roof of my Nissan Murano. The locking feature is a nice feature as well .
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