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Universal Folding Kayak Rack

Universal Folding Kayak Rack

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)


You just bought a brand-new kayak and are looking to get to the lake or river, but how are you going to get your kayak or canoe to there?

I’m sure you could squeeze your kayak into your SUV and have it take up space in your vehicle, or you could try out a safer and more reliable solution. Vault Cargo’s Kayak Carrier Roof Rack – the rack attaches directly to your cargo roof rack and safely cradles your kayak or canoe on top of your vehicle. Leaving the much needed cargo space available in your SUV.

Each kayak rack folds down after use to allow you the convenience of keeping them on all season long. This also allows you to fit into your garage or low clearance openings without having to remove them every time.

Pair this with our Roof Rack Cargo Bars and a set of Ratchet Straps and you have the safest solution for transporting your kayak or canoe.



If you’re looking for the best universal kayak rack on the market today, you’ve arrived at the right spot! Vault Cargo Management has put countless hours into perfecting their kayak racks, and the reviews speak for themselves.

With over 250 reviews across all marketplaces averaging over a 4.9-star rating, these kayak racks are up for whatever challenge you can throw at them! This folding kayak car rack is perfect for getting your kayak to & from your favorite paddling spot!

That’s more than enough to hold your Yeti cooler loaded up with ice & bee….soda!

Universal Folding Kayak Rack For Car
kayak racks for cars


Aside from our second-to-none warranty & satisfaction guarantee, our universal kayak carriers come with everything you need to hit the open road. From lashing for securely tying down your kayak, to our included mounting hardware, you won’t need a single thing to easily mount your kayak to your new kayak rack.

For most brands, you end up having to purchase a separate set of tie down straps when you purchase their kayak racks. Not with Vault Cargo Management! While many people do decide to upgrade to our ratchet straps, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from getting out there the moment you receive your kayak rack in the mail. Vault’s tie down straps are some of the best-selling straps on the market, so you know you’re in good hands!


Look, we completely understand if you’re rolling your eyes right now. Every company out there claims to have the “best kayak car rack”. With that in mind, we want to dive into that a bit…

The engineering time alone poured into these kayak racks warrants a closer look. Take the offset folding design for example. We studied a ton of vehicles out there and found that by offering a folding design, most vehicles are able to pull right into their garage without having to remove their kayak rack!

That study alone saves you a ton of time & gets you on the road (and off of it) that much faster!

Universal Folding Kayak Rack For Car
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One of the biggest concerns with kayak carriers is whether or not they can handle the increased load resulting from the wind resistance on your kayak. We totally get that, and we wanted to squash that concern right in its tracks.

We designed our kayak carrier to work perfectly with our universal roof rack cross bars. The combination of these two products takes any sort of worry completely out of the equation. After all, our goal is simply to get you to your next adventure safely and worry-free. It’s safe to say this one-two punch does exactly that!

So grab a set of crossbars with your kayak rack to take the weather completely out of the equation!


When you buy a kayak rack from Vault Cargo Management, you aren’t buying from someone that can’t support you after your purchase. The great thing is you also aren’t buying it from a behemoth corporate conglomerate fueled by private equity money that simply doesn’t care.

Vault Cargo Management lies somewhere in the middle of those two. We’re proud to say we’ve become one of the fastest growing companies in the country because of it. We started out small, and have grown organically from there.

From our design team to our customer support folks, you’re working with people you’d likely want to have a beer with. We hire folks that show strong, midwesterner values & our feedback proves that it’s appreciated.

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We get it, Amazon is one of the most convenient places ever to buy damn near anything. Heck, we even get all our office supplies from there so we don’t have to go run out to the store!

While shipping on this kayak rack is always free here at, we are also one of the best selling kayak carriers on It’s worth taking a peek at our listing just to read the outstanding reviews!

If you want to use your Amazon Prime account for convenience, who are we to argue with that!? One quick note though, our prices are slightly higher on Amazon than right here at That’s because we’re able to avoid Amazon’s commission & pass on the savings to you!

15 reviews

  1. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Solid kayak carrier. Easy to install & I like that I can still fit in my garage when they are folded down

  2. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    As pathetic as this sounds, I got so excited for kayaking season when I got these that I strapped them to my Subaru Forester & drove around with my kayak for a while just to make sure they’ll work well come warmer weather. They worked great!

  3. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Good kayak rack

  4. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    The folding option is a really nice touch. Fits in my garage folded down no problem.

  5. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5



  6. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 4 out of 5


    No complaints. Just haven’t used them long enough to give them 5 stars yet.

  7. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Got two sets of these for my boyfriend & I to use this summer. They’re well made and should work great with the Vault cross bars we got

  8. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5



  9. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Very nice. Well made.

  10. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 4 out of 5


    I like them a lot

  11. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 4 out of 5


    Look great on our BMW

  12. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Worked great for our trip

  13. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5



  14. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Solid kayak racks

  15. Melissa Faulkner
    Rated 5 out of 5


    We liked them

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