10 Best Car (Pickup) Canoe Racks — AWESOME Buyer’s Guide

canoe racks for car pickup

The winner in ‘Car Racks’ 2019

Test winner — Universal Roof Top Carrier  [Ecotric]

Universal Roof Top Carrier [Ecotric]

Why it’s better?

  • made of steel
  • high durability

1. Universal Roof Top Carrier [Ecotric]

Universal Roof Top Carrier  [Ecotric] detail review
  • Durability
    80%

Pros

  • Durable & Rust Resistant Hardwares
  • Easy Installation
  • Heavy Duty Steel Framing with adjustable padding

Cons

  • Simple design

Optimally sized J style carrier creates more useful spaces. Wide mouth J bar offers easier loading and unloading. Quick on/off hardware ensures fast installation and removal. Accommodates boats up to 36″ wide and 165 pounds. All Mounting hardwares & fastening straps are included. Universal fit for most factory or after market round/square/oval/flat crossbars.

Last Updated 18 Feb 2019

2. Roof Top Mount [AA Products]

Roof Top Mount [AA Products] detail review
  • Durability
    95%

Pros

  • Holds your boat in place, occupy minimal space on load bar
  • Can load from either side of vehicle
  • Install or dismantle from roof rack system in seconds

Cons

  • Simple design

Roof Top Mount [AA Products] detail review

Universal fits most roof rack system with cross bars. Nylon Lashing Strap: 8 Ft long, 250 Lbs Tested. Nylon Securing Ratchet Strap: 16 Ft long, 2200 Lbs Tested. Flexible four point saddle system, which adapts to board hull design. High strength nylon straps and necessary hardware included

Last Updated 18 Feb 2019

3. Universal Car Rack Carrier [Malone ]

Universal Car Rack Carrier [Malone ] detail review
  • Durability
    90%

Pros

  • equipped with a solid polycarbon frame that attaches to round, square, and factory oval cross rails
  • The frame guarantees boat stability during transport, while the padded deck area provides a smooth, non-jarring ride.

Cons

  • Assembling takes time

Universal Car Rack Carrier [Malone ] detail review

It easily installs on virtually any vehicle or trailer cross rail system and will transport one canoe. This is a very affordable way to get your board to the water. Installs on virtually any vehicle or trailer cross rail system–supports a single canoe up to 90 pounds.

Last Updated 18 Feb 2019

4. Universal Car Rack Carrier [Malone ]

Rollers [Yakima] detail review
  • Durability
    95%

Pros

  • Compatible with SKS Locks
  • Includes Heavy-Duty Straps & Tie-Down
  • Ideal Boat Type: Rec., Ocean, Fishing

Cons

  • Small Load Capacity

Rollers [Yakima] detail review

Sold in pairs, rollers can team with another set of rollers or a pair of the new DeckHand saddles for a custom set-up. Premium HeavyDuty straps and Bow/Stern Tie Down included. The carriage pivots to adjust to the hull angle, then the rollers lock out to secure the boat while traveling. Tool-free installation makes it easy to attach and lock the mounts to any crossbar. Locks to base rack with SKS Lock Cores for added security (sold separately).

Last Updated 18 Feb 2019

5. Auto Racks Universal Car Roof Rack [Malone]

Auto Racks Universal Car Roof Rack [Malone] detail review
  • Durability
    80%

Pros

  • Universal crossbar that fits nearly all factory-installed vehicle side rails
  • Square profile bars provide a secure, tight fit for rack accessories

Cons

  • Simple design

Auto Racks Universal Car Roof Rack [Malone] detail review

Transports kayaks, canoes, snowboards, surfboards, roof boxes, and more. Rust-resistant rubberized bar coating stands up to years of rugged use. Key-locking attachment towers.

Last Updated 18 Feb 2019

6. LongArm Height Extension [Yakima]

LongArm Height Extension [Yakima] detail review
  • Durability
    100%

Pros

  • Durable Black powder-coat finish
  • Aluminum construction engineered for strength

Cons

  • Needs time for installing

LongArm Height Extension [Yakima] detail review

Extends your long arm truck bed extender up to cab height to carry longer loads up to 165 lb. Fully adjustable in height to match your cab’s roof rack perfectly. Maintains truck bed space for other gear while still enabling longer loads to be carried such as a fishing kayak, canoe, ladders, lumber and more.

Last Updated 18 Feb 2019