Lift-assist carrier that reduces up to 40 lbs. of a kayak's weight and allows side of vehicle loading. Gas struts lift and lower 40 lbs or 90% of the kayak's weight. Load and unload kayaks at waist level, at the side of the vehicle for greater convenience and safety. Double extending arms lower the kayak up to 40î for faster loading and unloading. Corrosion-resistant kayak cradles expand to fit wide kayaks. 8 touch points of padded support for maximum protection for your kayak. Aluminum and double coated steel construction for corrosion resistance deliver a longer product life. Includes all straps to transport 1 kayak. Accommodates kayaks up to 36î wide and 75 lbs.