The best truck bed extenders for kayaks 2022.

The best truck bed extenders for kayaks 2022.

The best truck bed extenders for fishing kayaks in 2022.

Welcome to our series of "No Nonsense Reviews" where we bring you no nonsense reviews on all things kayak fishing related.

Today we're reviewing the latest in fishing kayak bed extenders on the following categories:

  • Price
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Ground Clearance

A fishing kayak is an investment that will lead to loads of fun and new experiences. Use some of these truck bed and hitch extenders to safely transport your fishing kayak and anything else that is long and heavy!

1.) Boonedox T-Bone Bed Extender

Coming in at #1 is the Boonedox T-Bone Bed and Hitch Extender.   We love it because of the solid aluminum tube construction and awesome ground clearance.  There's a few adjustable points make it level with your truck gate and it's lightweight so you can store it easily. Comes in Orange, Lime, and Black! Plus, it's made in the USA!

  • Price 3/5 
  • Durability 5/5
  • Quality 5/5
  • Ground Clearance 5/5

2.) Yakima LongArm Truck Bed and Hitch Extender

#2 on our list is the Yakima Racks LongArm Truck Bed and Hitch Extender.  This one is kind of a preference since we just love Yakima's lifetime warranty, but they've also knocked it out of the park with this extender.  Solid aluminum tubing compliments many adjustable angles from laid out to vertical so you can use it (with the Yakima LongArm Extension) as a roof top extender too.  Ground clearance is good, but the Boonedox has better.

  • Price 4/5
  • Durability 4/5
  • Quality 4/5
  • Ground Clearance 4/5

3.) ECOTRIC Pick Up Truck Bed Hitch Extender Extension Rack Canoe Boat Kayak 

#3 on our list is actually an Amazon's Choice we haven't used this item but felt obliged to include it in our reviews.  It's simple, it's cost effective, and it looks like it gets the job done.  We feel that it lacks a little in width and that the ground clearance could be troublesome with those that have a steep driveway.  But if you're on a budget, this is a top pick.

  • Price 5/5
  • Durability 4/5
  • Quality 4/5
  • Ground Clearance 3/5


Let us know if we're missing a product on this list and we'll be sure to add it.  Thank you for reading and let us know what we can do to help you #catchmorefish.

Rocky Mountain Fishing Kayaks mission is simple: To be the best fishing kayak and fishing kayak accessory outfitter in the Rockies while providing all anglers the opportunity to catch more fish and experience the satisfaction of fishing off-shore. 


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Nailed it guys, thank you! Everyone should come to your review first I’ve wasted so many hours scouring the Internet for reviews… only to reach the same conclusion that you have. I would have the same concern with the Yakima ground clearance since the driveway to my Adirondack cabin has a rather steep angle. But I think the Yakima offers more versatility….sold!

Marc Oleynick

The best thing about the LongArm is it gives you the ability to also add a roof rack and haul on top of your vehicle as well – with the LongArm extension – which of course is additional cost.

Roger Royal

It is actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you just shared this helpful info. It’s sharp to read and easily understand which one picks for using. Thank you.

Bryan Greene

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