Rated 5 out of 5 by MangoMystoOK So happy we purchased this transport
We are spending this winter 1-1/2 blocks from the Gulf Coast. This is the perfect transport for us. We are able to stack our 2 Ocean Kayak sit on tops on this device, along with our paddles, seats, life jacks, beach chairs etc and easily wheel it over pavement to the beach (actually my husband does this - I just tag along). Once we get to the sand dunes, I grab the kayak handle at the rear to help move through the soft sand. Once we are back on packed sand, it becomes a one person project again.
This works as we hoped it would -- it folds and easily is chained to solid post to insure that it is waiting for us on our return. We received many compliments and much interest, especially when we posted a picture on social media. Thanks LLB!
February 25, 2015
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