Rated 5 out of 5 by Bturbug Well made!
I haven't used the kayak carrier yet. It is well made and light weight. Easy to take apart and put in your kayak. I'm looking forward to using it this spring. May water ways are either snow covered or frozen due to the winter months..
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by leebur very useful
Easy to assemble (just attach the wheels). Tires needed a little inflating (should be between 30 and 36 psi acc. to LLB service). Worked well for two-block haul (over mostly pavement and some gravel) to put-in. Haven't had to stow it, but seems pretty easy to do.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KittyC4 Very good going up/down incline and in sand
My review title more or less says it all. Have had this cart for a year now and have found it very good going up and down a rather steep incline to the water and on sand. It fits both of my kayaks well. Priced right (IMO) for the quality of workmanship and features.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ParadoxLake Easy to Use
I have used another kayak cart for years but this one far exceeds the older one in every aspect. It does not loosen and it goes over fairly tough terrain with ease.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Senioryakker Perfect for Large Tandem
We love our Old Town Tandem Dirigo, but at 15+ ft and 72 lbs, it was a struggle for a 65 yr old couple to get it onto our minivan's roof rack. This dolly solved the problem.
The straps hold the dolly firmly to the V shaped stern. (Probably would not work as well with flatter bottom tandem Kayaks.). We then lay a rubber backed bathroom throw rug over the back top edge of the van to prevent paint scratches. I lift the bow up and lean it on the rug, while the stern pivots on the dolly. My wife pushes the stern forward until the keel hits the ground (while I guide). By now half the Yak is supported by the van, so it is easy for me and her to lift the stern (with dolly) up and push the kayak onto the rack (I use foam blocks on the rack) and tie it down.
We leave the dolly on while transporting. Getting the yak down is the reverse procedure, just make sure the yak and dolly is straight behind the van (so the yak doesn't slide off the blocks to the side). My wife stands behind the dolly so it doesn't move back too quickly and allow the front to fall before I can grab it.
We have the standard version of this dolly. The only difference is the standard version has smaller solid wheels, where the deluxe version has wider pneumatic tires. Either would work in this application. The standard version is lighter, the deluxe would be easier to pull across sand or rough ground.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NHflytyer Outstanding performance
I have to move my 14' canoe about 2/3rds of a mile down a dirt road to get to the water. This cart is excellent and the wheels allow me to push it back up the hill with very little effort. The straps are all top quality and easy to use. Well worth the price!
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RainOwl Just great!!
Waited a year after buying to post. Not much good if it breaks after initial euphoria....this didn't break and got almost daily use during may to snowfall paddle season and then some. I am 70 and have a 15 foot delta and it rolled me over locks, portages, rough put-ins and just everyday use. Could NOT have done what I did (and do) without these wheels. Happy paddlin' from a happy Canuck!
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 7777777mom Works as stated
this works well to cart canoe down to the water. We live about 5 houses away from the water and this works well...saves your back!
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaveinMN Works great!
I use the deluxe pack away boat cart to transport my kayak. It attaches securely to the front of the kayak (I tow it backwards) and does not come loose even when traveling over rough terrain. The pneumatic tires help to create a smooth, easy transport.
October 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by tominco Doesn't fit all Kayaks
We bought this to help transport the Point 65 Martini kayaks that we also purchased from LL Bean. Unfortunately, these kayaks have rather flat bottoms, and it was not possible to place the kayak securely on this cart. The kayak fit very, very high in the V-groove, and the straps could not keep the cart from slipping toward the end. We tried both bow and stern as well as rotating the kayak 90 degrees (that worked best). For a less flat bottom, the cart probably works very well. And yes, I agree with the other reviewer that the wheels smell something awful.
August 17, 2012