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Simple made easy.

The Kuat Vagabond Roof Rack is so simple & functional we're just sad we didn't think of it. Instead of wasting space with just two bike trays, the Vagabond simply incorporates the two bike mounts into a roof cargo rack. Looks like your next road trip to Fruita might actually have some leg room since the beer cooler & helmets are now riding on the roof, instead of shotgun.

  • Made from steel because it's real
  • Grid basket has multiple tie downs so gear arrives safely with you
  • Two integrated skewer mounts allow bikes to be mounted along with cargo
  • Flat-black powder coat with visor is just waiting to be plastered with stickers
  • Weight Capacity: 160lbs

Tech Specs

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

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Unanswered Question

Will this fit on a 2014 subaru impreza hatchback?

Unanswered Question

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.


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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!

4 5

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...

Responded on

Contact Kuat directly about the wind scoop and they will send you a new one -1-877-822-5828

Considering the low profile, can a shovel...

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

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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.

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The Skewer mounts are welded into the front of the basket, one on each side of the basket giving you plenty of room for clearance, awesome feature.

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?

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This rack requires separately purchased cross-bars to mount on your vehicle.

Responded on

The Vagabond Mounts to all factory & aftermarket cross bars, but does not come with Gutter Mounts, once you do get cross bars, the hardware is incredibly simple for installation. Hope this helps some, any more questions, post away!

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

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

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The Vagabond mounts to all factory & aftermarket cross bars. I have it on my 2005 Chevy Equinox original cross bars.

5 5

Great Basket!

Big fan of the weight, accessibility and easy of assembly. Skewer mounts are highly functional and strapping rear tire down to the back of the cargo bar is a nice touch, great price as well!

4 5


It is a very nice basket my only complaint is that is does not have an antitheft system or lock. Very nice, not that much drag.




Is this a one-piece unit?

Is this a one-piece unit?

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It is 2 pieces in the box that easily fit together, simple, lightweight and super easy assembly. Crown bolts to the mount.

Unanswered Question

Can additional Fork Mounts be easily...

Can additional Fork Mounts be easily installed?

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?

Unanswered Question

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?

Responded on

Hey Dante, hope this helps!

Outside: 52.5" x 44" x 5"
Inside: 45.5" x 41.5" x 3.75" Up to 36" between cross bars
Max cross bar size: 4.5" wide x 1.75" thick

Unanswered Question

Any ideas how skis (in a bag) might fit...

Any ideas how skis (in a bag) might fit on here? Thanks!

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?

Responded on

Up to 3 feet between cross bars.
Max crossbar size-4.5” wide by 1.75” thick
Outside dims-52.5”x44”x5”
Inside dims-45.5”x41.5”x3.75”

Hope this helps some.