If your hometown is as outdoorsy as mine (Bend, Oregon), it can be hard to purchase a vehicle rack and have it installed mid-summer. Thinking about the ideal roof system you want and doing your research over the winter is wise. Scheduling the install early is even wiser. Save yourself the hassle of potential delays in product ordering and inevitable summertime overbooking installation appointment woes. We gathered advice on kayak transport rack systems from four tried and true Eddyline super-fan boaters. Here’s their scoop on the kayak roof systems they love, and the ones that gather dust in their garage. For even more info on roof racks, check out Getting there: Options for transporting your kayak, Eddylines first article on this subject.