We are happy to offer the Malone MicroSport Kayak Trailer because we feel it is one of the best, if not the best, kayak trailer system available. High quality, versatile, modular, and easy to use are just some of the many ways you can describe this kayak trailer. With the ability to hold 1 to 4 kayaks plus additional gear, you'll be hard pressed to find a more competent kayak trailer - especially at such an affordable price.
Part of what makes the MicroSport trailer so great is its versatility. There are two square 78" cross bars that form the foundation of the trailer system. These two cross bars are just like the cross bars you would find on a vehicle roof rack. Why this is great is that you can use virtually any rack accessory designed for a roof rack on the trailer! The MicroSport trailer can be used to hold cargo boxes, bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc.
Upgrades and options really allow you to customize your trailer to do exactly what you need it to. There is an option for just any anything, so its easy to get overwhelmed - but don't worry, we'll make it easy to understand!
We want to make it clear that this product is just the trailer and that any cargo or rack attachements are not included. This trailer has everything you need for a complete kayak transportation system MINUS the kayak racks that attach to the crossbars. To reiterate, this trailer has tires, rims, frame, tongue, etc (see "What's in the box?" for more details), but it doesn't have the rack portion to hold your kayaks. As mentioned above, the MicroSport XT trailer can be used to hold cargo boxes, bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc and is compatible with all types of gear carriers from Malone, Yakima, and Thule! See below for more info about packages that do include kayak and gear racks.
MicroSport vs MicroSport XT vs MicroSport Packages
Certain option upgrade combinations are offered as a separate packages. These bundled option packages are cheaper than if you were to get the base rack plus each of those options individually. For instance, the most popular upgrade is upgrading to the Malone MicroSport XT. The MicroSport XT is the same as the MicroSport, but with the retractable tongue, diamond plate fenders, and aluminum spoke wheels options packaged together.
Additionally, we offer other MicroSport bundled packages that do include the kayak racks. These packages truly have everything you need to trailer your kayaks to the water. These bundled packages are also discount compared to ordering each upgrade individually.
Aluminum 5-Spoke Wheel - upgrade from galvanized to aluminum 5-spoke wheels.
Aluminum Diamond Fender - upgrade from galvanized to aluminum fenders with polished diamond trad plate.
Spare Tire - DOT approved 4.80 x 12 ply trailer tire. Rated to 780lbs capacity. Don't get stranded with a flat tire - have a spare!
Storage Trunk - This is an integrated cargo box! Perfect way to carry other gear along with your kayaks. Includes 9' tie down strap and two galvanized mounting brackets.
Retractable Tongue Kit - Allows you to quickly unlock and slide the 8ft tongue back into the trailer's frame for easy and convenient storage - saves you a ton of space when storing your trailer. Includes rear mounted bumper guards which allow trailer to be stored vertically against a wall.
Benefits of a Kayak Trailer
A kayak trailer is the easiest and most convenient way to transport your kayaks. Whether it is just to and from your local watering hole, or a cross country kayaking trip, a kayak trailer will offer you unparalleled kayak transporting capabilities. If you're used to transporting your kayaks on your roof rack or in your truck bed, then you'll appreciate how much a trailer has to offer. With a kayak trailer you no longer need to fuss with lifting heavy kayaks overhead, straps running through the car, or your kayaks taking up precious cargo space for other gear. A kayak trailer frees up your roof rack for other equipment and even has some additional gear storage capability itself!
Another huge benefit of a kayak trailer is you can actually "launch" your boats at a pier like you would with a boat. No longer do you need to carry your kayak across the parking lot to drop it in - that is tiresome and sometimes impossible for some people. If you have access to a boat launch, you can drop off and pick up your boats without once every having to do any heavy lifting. As a bonus, the trailer itself can act as a storage unit for your kayaks when they are not in use. Whether its in the garage, shed, or even outdoors (its rust-proof), you can leave the trailer with the kayaks in it so they're ready for the next session! We even offer locking tie down straps in case you feel security is an issue. If you don't like the idea of leaving you kayaks in the trailer, we also offer a wide range of home kayak racks.
Check with your state's DMV to determine whether a license plate is required for use of this trailer, as this varies by state.
Base Trailer System
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