Kayak Stands are the perfect portable storage device for kayaks and canoes. Made from aluminum these portable kayak stands are easy to fold and are perfect for weekend camping trips and are easily store your kayak or canoe while at home in your garage, shed, or backyard.
The kayak storage stands hold up to 165 lbs, contain TPR pads on each kayak stand arm for protection. There are three straps attached to the frame of the kayak stand for balance and support.
2 x Kayak Stands
Note: This package contains the kayak stands only.
Frequently Asked Questions about our kayak stands
Q. Does the kayak stand come in pairs or do I need to buy two separate stands?
A. These kayak stands come in a set, so you need only to purchase one per kayak.
Kayak Stands: Resources and Helpful Info About Kayak Storage
Why kayak storage is extremely important?
Believe it or not, improperly stored kayaks crack more often than you may think. Not only do kayaks crack easily, but they also can become deformed if not stored correctly. There is a great feeling when you pull your kayak out for the first time in spring or summer. However, it’s not so much a great feeling when you realize that your kayak is either deformed or notice cracks in the fiberglass or plastic.
Why do I need a kayak stand?
According to kayak experts and makers, you must store your kayak with weight evenly balanced. Too much weight on one side will likely cause the kayak to misshapen or bend. Often times you may not notice a deformity in your kayak until you get underway and notice that your kayak is unbalanced. A well-balanced kayak is extremely important to prevent from tipping over. Kayak stands (like the ones above) will protect your kayak against deformity and potential cracks while being stored. These kayak stands are affordable, durable and will extend the life of your kayak.
Should I purchase kayak stands or DIY kayak stands?
It’s totally up to you whether or not you want to spend a few bucks on a set of new kayak stands or do-it-yourself. If you consider yourself to be handy and prefer to do-it-yourself, make sure both kayak stands are equally balanced and are built exactly the same. If one kayak stand is taller or wider, you could end up with a deformed kayak. So, if you plan to build it yourself, make sure it’s perfect. There are tons of resources online to help you build your own set of kayak stands. However, if you’re looking for a great gift for the kayaker in your life, or you’d rather save the time, go ahead and buy yourself a new set of kayak stands.
What is the best way to store a kayak in a garage?
According to kayak experts, use a kayak stand or stand built specifically for kayaks is the best way to store a kayak in a garage. If you plan to store your kayak in your garage, be sure to take the following measures:
- Use a kayak cover to keep the inside of your kayak free from rodents and other critters
- Do not store your kayak accessories or supplies inside of the kayak
- Make sure both ends of the kayak are equal in weight
- Do not store your kayak near hot temperatures
- Before you store your kayak, give it a thorough cleaning and eliminate any moisture that can cause mold to grow on the inside of your kayak.
Which types of kayaks can you put on kayak stands?
These kayak stands can hold any kayak up to 165lbs. It’s best practiced not to store your kayak on a kayak stand with all of its gear if the total weight goes beyond 165 pounds. The best types of kayaks for these kayak stands are:
- Fishing kayaks also known as Angler kayaks
- Sit-on-top kayaks
- Sit-inside recreational kayaks
- Whitewater kayaks
- Sea kayaks
- Touring kayaks
- Canoe/kayak hybrids
- and more
Can you use these kayak stands as a kayak work stand or workbench?
Since these kayak stands hold up to 165lbs we do not recommend using them as a standard workbench for kayaks. You can, however, perform small customizations to your kayaks while resting on the stand. For example, if you plan to replace your kayak bungees, or fix a small fishing rod holder for kayaks, you can do so on these kayak stands. However, if you plan to attach a new kayak trolling motor to your kayak, you may want a stronger table based kayak work stand or standard workbench
Can you store your kayak stand outside?
Yes. However, this kayak stand set is made from aluminum, so just like most metals, is susceptible to rust, corrosion, and oxidation if there is salt in the air or from your kayak. If you plan to store your kayak on kayak stands year round, you should be sure to maintain them properly.
Do kayak stands require maintenance?
As mentioned above, if you plan to store your kayak stands outside year round, or in a shed with high levels of moisture in the air, the kayak stand set does require a bit of maintenance – even though it’s made from aluminum.