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Kuat Vagabond Roof Rack


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    5 Reviews


    Room for the kitchen sink.

    The Kuat Vagabond Roof Rack is a pretty simple piece of gear, but that's why it's so awesome. You can attach it to any factory bars, and Kuat made it from tough powder-coated steel that can withstand heavy loads and bad weather. A plethora of tie-downs means you won't have to constantly watch the rearview mirror to make sure your gear isn't strewn across the highway, and Kuat even integrated two skewer mounts into the front of the rack, so you can throw your bikes up on the roof with the cooler to open up even more space in the car.

    • Powder-coated steel
    • Multiple tie-down points
    • Two integrated skewer mounts
    • Item #KUA0012

    Tech Specs

    Bike Capacity
    Locks Included
    Recommended Use
    carrying more gear than sensible
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Cool rack, great price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Cool rack at a great price, mounted up perfect on a Volvo XC70 without issue. The bolts are coated, so initial threading is a little difficult, but overall easy to install. QR mounts limit you to essentially road bikes only which will limit some.

    Great Rack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this rack. It is the perfect size for my double cab Tacoma. It was easy to install, however the U-bolts are completely painted over, and if you've ever tried to thread a nut onto a bolt that is painted over, it makes it EXTREMELY difficult. I had to take the U-bolts by themselves and screw the fasteners on all the way down and back off. This scraped the paint off enough to make it possible to tighten down the basket to my roof racks. Once installed, this basket is great and I would recommend it!

    One suggestion I would make to Kuat, would be to make the bike skewer mounts available in different sizes. The 9mm is not useful to me at all, but still a great cargo basket.

    Feel free to reach directly out to me if you have any questions about cargo baskets or anything else on the site at all.

    Great Rack

    Great All Around Rack

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    we recently used our Burly Kuat rack. We have a 2010 VW Touraeg and it looks sharp up there. The rack itself is very easy to assemble and "grabs" right onto cross bars. We bought it and a rubberized gear bag to make more room for the 2 Aussies and new baby. Really pleased thus far with construction - although the wind scoop arrived broken - would definitely reccomend and hope it does not start rusting in our salt air...

    What is the weight capacity?

    Will this fit on a 2014 subaru impreza hatchback?

    If I have a 29'er with a 15mm thru Axle will it work with the skewer/mounting system on this basket?

    I ride a Diamondback Mason Fs, if that helps.

    Any accessories for this to mount a kayak?...

    Any accessories for this to mount a kayak? I have a 2005 Honda Element and I will check the dimensions.


    Depending on how you plan on carrying your yak, you've got a couple options.

    Different companies make several different types of kayak carriers, including the saddles or rollers, and the J type rack (search "kayak rack" and look at the different options that pop up). These types have different attachment options and will most likely include a way to attach to the bars at the front and rear of the cargo rack. The problem you'll run into might be the front mount- it might be difficult to mount it because of the windscreen.

    Another option would be to use foam blocks to protect the hull of your boats. They've got a groove or slit through the center so that they fit onto the rack, with a v across the top to help keep your boat resting on them.

    Depending on your boat (poly, glass or carbon) and how far you travel, you could just throw the boat on top and strap it down. I've got poly boats and for the five mins it takes to get from my house to the put in, I just put them right on the rack- no special carrier required.

    Hopefully some of this helps ya out.

    Good Luck!

    Considering the low profile, can a shovel...

    Considering the low profile, can a shovel and jack be mounted without hitting the vehicle?

    It all depends on how high your cross bars are off the roof of your rig. Even with the low profile design, the jack will have no problem fitting. The blade of the shovel is what will most likely cause the problem if there is any- which I doubt. Usually, you can put the mount a little closer to the top edge of the rack and the tilt the shovel in.

    This is a pretty sweet rack, and if your asking about a jack and shovel, you've probably got a pretty sweet rig.

    Good Luck, and hope this helped.

    I don't quite get what is meant by "integrated...

    I don't quite get what is meant by "integrated skewer mounts". I can't tell where they are on the basket. It seems to mean there are no cross bars needed for bikes. If not, where exactly would you mount a bike? Thanks.

    I've got a 1999 4 door Jeep Cherokee with...

    I've got a 1999 4 door Jeep Cherokee with no OEM Rack. Does this come with gutter mounts?

    Will this fit on my stock crossbars on my...

    Will this fit on my stock crossbars on my 2005 Jeep grand cherokee?

    Is this a one-piece unit?

    Is this a one-piece unit?

    Unanswered Question

    Would like to know if you can mount a ski...

    Would like to know if you can mount a ski rack to this rack and what size skewers you need for the bike attachments? How does the rear tire mount?

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    What are the dimensions (length, width,...

    What are the dimensions (length, width, height) of this bad boy?

    And is it ready out of the box for two bikes or would you need to purchase additional hardware to mount the bikes?

    What are the dimentions of this rack?

    What are the dimentions of this rack?

    I want to see what this looks like on a...

    I want to see what this looks like on a Nissan Xterra. How low profile is it?