The Malon® roof rack pads provide an efficient way to transport surf boards, stand-up paddle boards, and kayaks. Built with high-grade EVA foam and protected by a water-resistant nylon sleeve, these pads will help protect a board or kayak from your vehicle's cross bars. An elastic shock cord and mid-positioned VELCRO® brand closure strap keep them secured while in use.
I have a pickup truck with Yakima racks. I carry 2 kayaks on the racks (a Necky Manitou 14 and Old Town Cayuga 146). Before I got these, I slit a couple pool noodles and wrapped duct tape round them. Worked fine, but my wife was embarrassed about me driving around the neighborhood with pool noodles duct taped to my truck, so I got these. They do the same thing as duct taped pool noodles, but are much prettier and easy to put on and take off.
These are great roof rack pads. I have the Malone racks that are square & these fit perfect. Nice dense foam to protect your kayak from the bar. I put 2, 18" pads side by side for a snug fit on each bar.
This product does the trick but has faded terribly in the first 3 months of use. If you took them off everytime they were not being used I assume they wouldn't fade but that is not very easy or quick to do. Also, the way they elastic cords work on the side is a little weird. You have to untie the knot and retie it to make sure they are secured down.
I used this in combination with my Yakima jlow so I could put two kayaks on my Acadia. It fit perfect and my only complaint is the fading. The pads are already dull grey after a couple of weeks on my crossbars. I even put aerospace protectant on it hoping it would act as uv protection. Didn't work and now I got old looking pads. The pads also move around too much on factory bars and more than one velcro strap would have been helpful to prevent this. It is doing it's job of protecting my crossbars but you might want to take these off your roof when not in use otherwise look for a better product.
Malone's auto racks are already the best deal on the market for a made-in-USA set of crossbars, but these pads are really nice - spanking nice!
Perfect very very nice
These pads are well made and have not suffered practically no damage after about a year of use (I had ordered two other sets a year earlier). Their main use has been to support kayaks while these are not in use/storage. I highly recommend them.
Excellent ! Works graet with factory roof racks !