The Yakima Bow Down kayak rack 4042 is a roof top mounted rack that folds down when not in use for better aerodynamics and overhead clearance.
The Bow Down has an integrated boat ramp, making loading kayaks a breeze. Yakima's HullGuard padding uses EVA foam for improved boat protection.
J-Cradle design accomodates many kayak shapes and sizes (single touring, recreational or whitewater kayak).
SteelCore construction utilizes a steel substrate
encased in durable foam padding.
Folds down flat when not in use for the ultimate in rooftop clearance.
Integrated ramp system assists in kayak loading.
Hullguard pads protect your kayak.
Yakima Bow Down locks to crossbar with SKS locking system
(lock cores sold separately).
Includes 1 pair of Heavy Duty Straps, with padded buckles
and 1 set Bow/Stern Tie-Down Straps to complete kayak stability
Bow Dow kayak rack mounts to Yakima round bars, Thule square bars, and most factory crossbars.
Click the logo to launch the Yakima Fit Guide to determine proper fit
Not sure if you will like the way a rack will look on your vehicle? Take a look at our "Rack Installation Photos"
page to see how your vehicle will look all racked up. Click here.Backed by a Yakima Lifetime Warranty