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TowNStow Bunkster Kayak Cart

by YakAttack

TowNStow Bunkster

  • Target MSRP: $180
  • Target Ship Date: 5/19/2023 (Click HERE for the product page)
  • Wheel Options
    • The rubber tread, injection-molded wheel is the current option but there will be a Wheeleez adapter kit available around Fall of this year.
  • Assembly
    • The cart will be shipped 98% assembled.
  • Weight Capacity
    • Flat surface rating: 450 lbs
    • Trail rating: 300 lbs
    • 5 inch drop rating: 200 lbs

TowNStow Bunkster

During our design process that resulted in the BarCart, there were other concepts that were too good to ignore. Over the past few weeks of observing feedback, we knew a simplified version at a lower price point could be a great option to consider to give more depth to our kayak cart offering. Today we proudly announce the second cart in our TowNStow product line, the TowNStow Bunkster.

The Bunkster is a simplified version of the BarCart that is less feature-rich but has many of the same components. From push button wheel removal, to dual kickstands, the two products are similar in many ways. The main difference will be the bunk uprights. The BarCart has collapsible uprights, longer bars, works in the roof rack and bunk orientation, and packs down to a smaller size, while the Bunkster features non-folding uprights fixed in the bunk orientation. Weight capacity will remain the same for both carts.

TowNStow Bunkster with Bonafide RS117


Made in the USA to a standard of quality you’ve come to expect from YakAttack; the Bunkster is built from UV-resistant, high-quality, injection-molded polymers and anodized aluminum tubing and assembled with stainless steel hardware. Designed to withstand years of use in harsh outdoor and marine environments, the TowNStow Bunkster is backed by our Built for Life Guarantee.

TowNStow Bunkster

Fixed Upright Bunks

The Bunkster features two fixed uprights configured in the “bunk-style” configuration, where the bars are parallel to the hull of your vessel, which fits many hull shapes of modern-day kayaks. The uprights can easily be repositioned along the axle to maximize compatibility with different kayak widths and body lines of the hull.

TowNStow Bunkster Tie Down

YakAttack bunk cart

Tie-Downs and Bunk Pads

Securing a kayak to the Bunkster with straps can be different for every model of kayak, so like the BarCart, the Bunkster has multiple integrated tie-down points. Strap loops built into the wheel hubs work great for kayaks that are wider than the wheelbase of the cart, and a centralized tie-down point located at the center of the axle is excellent when transporting narrow watercrafts. The tie-down points are designed for 1” flat webbing cam straps (not included), but you can also use rope that is less than 5/16” in diameter. For added grip on the underside of your kayak, the Bunkster includes four super “grippy” rubber bumpers. For long-term durability, we opted for designing snap-on rubber bumpers instead of common foam.

Collapsible kayak cart

Storage and Components

Many anglers set up their kayaks in the boat ramp parking lot and then cart them to water’s edge, but taking the cart back to their vehicle is not always an option. Doing so leaves your kayak and gear unattended and susceptible to theft. The Bunkster was designed to disassemble completely and without the need for tools. The wheels remove by depressing the button behind the hub on the axle and can literally be done in seconds. The fixed uprights remove by lifting the orange position detent lever and sliding them off the axle. Everything minus the centralized tie-down point can be removed from the aluminum axle, leaving you with five parts that can be stored in most hatches.

The Bunkster comes with two kickstands, configured with one on each side to optimize and support the loading angle for both sides of the cart. When not in use, the beefy kickstands snap in place, locked out of the way.

TowNStow Bunkster with Crescent Shoalie SF, Wade Clements

  • Made in the USA
  • Built for Life Guarantee
  • Tool-less adjustment with no loose parts
  • Designed for use with 1” cam straps (straps not included)
  • Made from UV-resistant polymers, anodized aluminum, and stainless steel
  • Multiple width adjustments
  • Wheels remove by a push of a button
  • Multiple integrated tie-down points
  • All touch-points are highlighted using orange polymers
  • Dual Kick-Away Kick Stands
  • Rubber bunk pads
  • 3-Piece BeadLoc Wheel Design
  • Quick-release components to quickly stow the cart
  • Built with stainless steel hardware
  • Built for use in harsh marine conditions
  • Pre-Production Weight: 10 – 12 lbs.
  • Wheel size – 12” diameter, 2.5” wide
  • Bunk Length: 20"
  • Bunk Orientation Adjustability: Max 16” , Min width 6.25”
  • Axle Length: 26.5”
  • Flat surface rating: 450 lbs
  • Trail rating: 300 lbs
  • 5" drop rating: 200 lbs
  • Click Here for the product page

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