Rated 5 out of 5 by Bernard46 Great Product
Works great to carry my Sunfish back and forth from the lakeshore to my cabin.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KBoater Works well!
I use this cart for taking all the parts of an outrigger canoe down a steep ramp and to the dock. The strap holds it all together so it can be down in one trip and assembled near the water. We have tried the smaller carts, but this one works perfectly.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by coachc works for me
Befoe I ordered this I read a couple reviews that slammed the cart and kickstand. I love this thing and do not understand the negative reviews. I literally live on a river and kayak two or three times a week. I transport 12, 13, and 14 foot kayaks from my house to the river and then back. No problem with this cart. It is well designed with the adjustable rails on top, has great ground clearance and rolls easily. What is not to like. Great product.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rexx4Rebel Used as a trailer behind an ATV
Rigged up a mount on my ATV and pulled the cart with canoe about four miles on a tote road. The going was tough with all the muck, rocks and blow-downs in the deep Maine woods.
The cart made it with two straps and those tied off to the canoe. My home made mount didn't do so good.
It'll go just about anywhere your ATV can go.
September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ace641 Boat Cart
Great little item for Kayak or Canoe owners
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopsForSpouse So far, So good!
We ordered this to help us move our new 80 pound canoe. It was easy to put together and takes up little room. I can't carry half the load (40 pounds) to move the canoe (despite my husband's "encouragement" : ), so this is a great help in making the canoe far more portable. It looks good and performs well - we have only used it a couple of times but are looking forward to getting lots of future use from it. Thanks for saving my back!
August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by QualityControl123 Quality Control needed
Good design but poor craftsmanship. The tubular "steel" frame in some places was not sealed thus allowed water to seep in and within two weeks rust formed. The wheels appear to wiggle. I would not recommend this product. Hopefully LLBean will improve their quality control process with suppliers.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasPaddler Quality and efficient canoe cart
Practical design that easily accommodates resting a canoe on cart while loading and then allows easy pushing to water's edge. Easily assembled and materials seem thoroughly adequate. Overall very satisfied with product.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActivelyEngaged Seems very well thought out, but not quite perfect
This is an extremely useful item for canoe and kayak owners (we own both). I hadn't known such a thing existed until I saw the LL Bean description. It seemed fairly pricy, but has already proven to be indispensable in the first weeks of ownership. I used a $10-off coupon and a promotional discount to make the purchase, and feel fairly treated.
There was an odd quality problem with our first unit -- one of the the axle nuts, which are designed for easy on-off hand-tightening without tools, kept spinning itself off during use. As my family was about to leave for a trip with several boats, I called Bean Customer Service for help acquiring a quick replacement part. In light of our immanent departure, they insisted on sending us a whole new unit immediately, prior to return of the problem product. Okay, score another big point for LL Bean's customer service.
The new unit seems fine following about a dozen uses. I tell you, there's nothing that can replace this thing! We have more than a 1/4 mile trek through woods and over hill and dale to get to the river behind our property, and the cart makes this trip immanently possible (though not terribly easy) for a single individual. We definitely do not believe a lighter-duty cart, without tallish, inflatable tires would be sufficient to do this job.
I agree with other reviewers on two smaller points:
1) The indispensable, pneumatic wheels and tires pictured in Bean's product description seemed, upon arrival, were smaller than expected, and they do indeed have a different tread pattern. Nevertheless, they work quite well -- though it won't be as easy to balance a long canoe as you might hope, given the low hieght of the cart.
2) The supplied webbing strap (for securing the boat to the cart) is not very useful with several of our boats, and I did have to locate and buy properly sized bungee-style cords for each watercraft. Seems like some better design would be easy enough for the maker to incorporate, though I might've been scared away by any appreciably higher price tag.
Basically, an excellent product, and superlative customer care.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SurfFly GREAT Canoe Cart and GREAT Customer Support
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this cart! I am very pleased.
No problem with parts, assembly, etc., and it is perfect for my Old Town Guide 119! Cart is easy to load, sturdy, kick-stand handy and works great. Canoe ties down well....just test out how is best to tie it securely. It is actually a "Seattle Sports" cart, and I don't think you can beat LL Bean's price, especially with Free Shipping!
Great customer support also from the young man who went to a great deal of trouble to verify for me that this cart DOES use 16 inch tires (not 15 inch as referenced in "Customer Q&A" titled "Will it be possible to get spare tires, tubes, etc., for the cart?". LL Bean: You do really need to get rid of that item in the "Customer Q&A".
May 21, 2014