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Yakima BigStack Kayak Rack

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Speak softly and carry a BigStack. Yakima's BigStack has integrated padding and easier strap management, extreme stability, lockability with SKS lock cores and it folds down when not in use.
  • Integrated padding protects your sweet boat from dents and dings.
  • A closed ring and anchor head design works to easily catch straps; makes it simple to tie your boat down from any angle.
  • Universal built-in hardware fits round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box. Optimized for aerodynamic bars.
  • When you aren't hauling your boats folding the BigStack down gives you a sleeker profile and saves the lives of uncountable bugs.
  • Includes two BigStack uprights, two padded straps for securing boats to the uprights and a pair of bow-stern tiedown straps and bow/stern tie-downs.
  • Your boat is only as secure as your rack, the BigStack will lock to your rack with SKS lock cores (sold separately)

Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

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Weight: 8.9 lbs.
Locking: SKS compatible
Locks Included: No
Attachment:
  • Factory bars
  • Round bars
  • Square bars
Includes:
  • Heavy-Duty straps with padded buckles
  • Bow/Stern tie-downs
Features:
  • Padded mast
  • Anchor head design
Notes:
  • Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

video: Yakima BigStack Video

Yakima BigStack Video (2:22)

Speak softly and carry a BigStack. Yakima's BigStack has integrated padding and easier strap management, extreme stability, lockability with SKS lock cores and it folds down when not in use.

video: Racks For Boats & Boards | Yakima Racks For Watersports

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Cradle, saddle or trailer there are lots of ways to get your boat to the water.

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Show us any car-driving, outdoor-loving person and we'll wager he or she has a storage problem. And if they don't, then they're probably not taking as many friends and family along for the ride as they could.

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  • Yakima BigStack

    Q:

    Is it possible to mount two Yakima BigStacks on the rack to carry two kayaks at once?
    Asked on 6/7/2014 by Michelle

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is possible to mount 2 boats. Most of the time that is what I used it for. I have even had 3 boats on a Ford Escape with the Big Stack. It is a good product and easy to install and use.
      Brian

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by bass47 from Meadville, PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Michelle,
      You only need one pair of BigStacks to carry multiple boats. The package
      comes with two upright masts, one for each bar, straps, and end lines.
      You stack your boats on edge, side-by-side, and strap them to the BigStacks
      and your crossbar.
      You can load as many kayaks as your rack will support on one pair of
      BigStacks. You can download the instructions for the BigStack and read
      them before you buy. The instructions are thorough on how to load your
      boats. So far I have enjoyed mine. (In fact, Yakima has never
      disappointed me, ever, in fifteen years of using different products).
      --Greg

      Answered on 6/7/2014 by Paddler Poet from Erie PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Michelle,
      You can carry 3 or 4 boats with this stacker depending on your vehicle. You only need one set of stackers. The picture below shows how to do it on a regular car. One boat can go on either side of the stackers, or you can move the stackers 2/3 of the way over and stack the boats side by side. You need to watch a video on how to load boats properly. Just go to u-tube and google it. Directions come it the stackers. I am sure that there is an experienced boater around your area that will help you learn how to safely load your boats.
      Good luck!

      Answered on 6/8/2014 by Boaterchic from Concord, nc
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      one set of big stacks will support up to four kayaks (2 layered per side). make sure your roofs weight rating is appropriate for the amount of weight you want to carry.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/7/2014 by Dr. Hox from North Florida
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Michelle, the Big Stack is designed to hold two boats, one on each side.

      Answered on 6/7/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can carry two kayaks using only one pair of BigStacks. Just put the 2nd
      kayak on the other side of the stack. You will need extra straps.

      Answered on 6/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      1set (pair) of these mounts 2 boats on edge
      Be sure to use enough straps -total of 4 straps + bow & stern tiedown lines to stabilize.

      Answered on 6/7/2014 by Anonymous
  • Yakima BigStack

    Q:

    Do I get the front one & back one for the 159.00
    Asked on 1/30/2014 by River rat from Newnan ga.

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It includes both upright towers, two padded straps for tying boats to the uprights and a pair of bow-stern tiedown straps.

      Answered on 1/31/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Yakima BigStack

    Q:

    Can/should the BigStack be used with composite kayaks?
    Asked on 5/7/2013 by Oldfoxx from north east Pa.

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have never used it on a composite kayak, everything I have hauled has been poly. The system works great. I don't think I would be afraid to use it on a composite boat if the need came up. You can't overtighten the straps on the BigStack like you can with some other systems. If you stack more than one boat you might want to add some padding anywhere the boat may rub..
      I am not sure if that helps or not, but good luck with your search.

      Answered on 5/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      it "can" but i wouldnt recommend it. the tie downs are necessarily pretty strong, and theyll put a good bit of flex in your typical poly kayak to get it road ready. i would get a more dedicated solution higher up in yakimas lineup. the big stack is really best suited for carrying recreational, durable, plasticky kayaks that u dont mind banging around. for my needs it fit the bill.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Dr. Hox from North Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure what a "composite" kayak is. We have used our BigStack to tie down my Dagger Mamba, daughter's Wave Wavesport Diesel 70 and my husband's old school Perception Super Sport and it has worked great!
      Hope that helps!

      Answered on 5/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Composite boats are more fragile than their plastic cousins. They're safer being cradled in supportive units like the Yakima LandShark, EvenKeel and Mako roof rack attachments.

      Answered on 5/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Yakima BigStack
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Stable (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

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    • Suv's (6)
    • Trucks (3)
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    5.0

    works for me

    By bob

    from thomasville nc

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • SUV's

      Comments about Yakima BigStack:

      I use this on a honda crv with factory roof racks.
      I carries 3 whitewater kayaks with no problems.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Product works perfectly

      By Munky George

      from Tupelo, MS

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yakima BigStack:

          Used the Big Stack on my 2011 Suburban with the manufacturer installed oval crossbars to carry 2 pyranha burns, 1 pyranha varun, and a dragorassi mafia. The supports mounted securely onto the crossbars and the boats were stacked two on either side. The supplied straps held the boats very securely and felt as though they wouldn't need the bow and stern lines, but these lines were installed just for safety sake. Other reviewers who complained that the boats did not feel secure clearly weren't mounting the boats correctly. I have only used the product on one trip but the trip involved about 19 hours total of highway driving at speeds of 75 mph and I never once had to get out and check or rearrange the lines. I would definitely recommend this product.

           
          4.0

          Holds a kayak, what more to say

          By Kochie Monster

          from Wisconsin

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yakima BigStack:

              Actually it can hold up to four kayaks which makes it great for multi party trips.
              Loading a single kayak can be difficult at times, but still do-able. The difficulty comes in getting the kayak to stay upright with out falling off the roof, before you can get the straps on. This however, is only an issue when loading it by yourself. With two people the issue is well, not an issue.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Performs as advertised

              By Lynches River Kayaker

              from Lake City, SC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stable

              Cons

              • A little bit pricey

              Best Uses

              • SUV's
              • Trucks

              Comments about Yakima BigStack:

              The Big Stack is performing as advertised. The pair stackers are used on top of a truck rack as well as a modified utility trailer. Trips are made from the mountains to the sea with no real issues. The fact the stackers fold is especially useful. The only advice I have is if Yakima could "beef up" the bottom adjustment slot.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fits the Outback's roofrack!!

              By Boaterchic

              from Concord, nc

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stable

              Cons

              • Hard to lay flat

              Best Uses

              • Multiple kayaks
              • SUV's

              Comments about Yakima BigStack:

              Finally a rack that fits the Outback's odd roofrack right out of the box! Very stable, even with 3 boats on the interstate at 80 mph! And you can add the Yakima locks to it too. Love it!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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