If you’re a casual kayaker or if you’re a little more experienced, you probably are looking to travel more with your kayak. Travelling with your kayak is easy, fun, and allows you to experience more wherever you go. But what type of travel accessories do you choose? A kayak rack or a kayak trailer? Here are some things to consider when choosing:
How much are you willing to spend on your kayak? If this is a new hobby, we recommend starting out with a rack. Racks are a little less expensive, and still give you the mobility you need. However, if you are a seasoned pro, you might want to consider a kayak trailer. Most likely, you travel more with your kayak and have more gear to take with you, which a trailer will help transport.
Do you use your kayak often? Already travel with it on long trips? Investing in a kayak trailer will definitely come in handy. It will save you some of the hassle of hauling your equipment and keep your kayaks a little more accessible. However, while racks are still great to transport your kayak, they may not be as mobile or convenient as a trailer. If you don’t travel frequently with a kayak, consider a rack.
Here’s the biggest question: do you have a place to store your kayak trailer? If you own property, have a large enough garage, or have a storage unit that can store trailers, then you’re set. However, if none of these options are viable, or you live in a smaller space, definitely consider a rack. Regardless of space, make sure you are storing your kayak in a space that isn’t exposed to the elements and have it cleaned regularly to avoid unnecessary damage.
There are plenty of options to help haul a kayak when the time comes! Be sure to weigh your options before making major purchases or talk to an expert if you can’t decide. Magneta Trailers has kayak trailers that can help haul a variety of kayaks and gear. If you aren’t sure what to choose, talk to them to find your best fit! That way you can spend more time doing what you enjoy: kayaking!