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Best Portable Kayak Stands

Portable kayak stands are amazing for on-the-go work stands or for washing and rigging your boat when not at home. Take them anywhere as each of these are simple and easy to use. They collapse and setup in a blink to allow you to do what you need to do and get back out on the water!

The biggest thing to be mindful of when selecting a portable kayak stand is the size of your boat. Each stand might be a slightly different size or come in a couple of different sizes itself, so you might select a different size for your touring kayak than you would your wide, rigged fishing kayak.

Best Portable Kayak Stands

  1. Universal Portable Boat Stands by Suspenz Storage & Transport
  2. Super Duty Big Catch™ Work Stations by Suspenz Storage & Transport
  3. CX-26 Universal IXPress Portable Rack by Sparehand Paddlesports
  4. Elevate™ Kayak Storage/Maintenance Stand by Malone Auto Racks
  5. SeaHorse by Talic Storage Systems

1. Universal Portable Boat Stands

For almost all boats, you can pretty much look no further than the Universal Portable Boat Stands from Suspenz. If you ever attend a paddling trade show or visit a boat manufacturer or outfitter's office, there's a good chance you'll see these in use!

Take these stands anywhere - it is great for washing and rigging your boat or a portable storage rack! Ideal for all boats, fishing kayaks, sea kayaks, rec boats, canoes, rowing shells, Hobie's and more.

Available in 2 sizes:

Small: Stands 18” tall, Platform size 14" x 16" - $64.95

Large: Stands 23” tall, Platform size 15" x 20" - $84.95

Included in box: 2 boat stands in a handy Mesh Carrying Bag

  • Material Description: Corrosion resistant aluminum and powder coated in Suspenz safety yellow

Additional Attributes

  • Stands firmly on uneven ground
  • Compact and lightweight
  • No assembly required, just open and go
  • Folds up into compact black mesh carry bag
  • UV-resistant webbing suspends boats to eliminate pressure-point distortion
  • Outdoor or Indoor use
  • Holds boats up to 100 lbs.

Universal Portable Boat Stands Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(6 Consumer Reviews)

I have the smaller size…

I have the smaller size because it high enough off the ground to work on my kayak then is low enough to sit in a chair and work on it. Not that there is a whole lot to work o… read full review

Excellent Product and Customer Service

Suspenz has solved our kayak storage issue with the universal Boat Stands. Our garage is not large enough for our tandem, and we do not have wall rack options. These stands k… read full review

The Suspenz Universal…

The Suspenz Universal Portable Boat Stands are a simple solution to a complex problem. Where can I store my kayak to keep it out of the harsh winters in Northeast Ohio? The… read full review

2. Super Duty Big Catch™ Work Stations

For those bigger kayaks, fishing kayaks, or canoes, you might opt for the Super Duty Big Catch Work Stations. The only stands in the industry wide and strong enough to support today’s bigger boats.

Additional Attributes

  • Perfect working height for “Yak” at 30" tall
  • 33" wide platform designed for fishing kayaks
  • Heavy duty construction provides solid and stable base for rigging
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Strong oversize 6061-T6 aluminum with stainless steel hardware
  • Boat rests on removable canvas slings and rubber padding
  • Non-slip rubber feet

Super Duty Big Catch™ Work Stations Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1 Consumer Reviews)

I use the work station to…

I use the work station to hold a 16'8" GRB solo canoe, and an Epic 18 kayak. The station is easily large enough and secure enough to handle each boat, and I can rotate the bo… read full review

3. CX-26 Universal IXPress Portable Rack

The Sparehand CX-26 IXPress Portable Rack Stand is a simply designed, easy-to-use kayak, canoe, SUP rack or work stand. Great for on-the-go adventurers, this portable rack is easy to setup: simply unfold the racks, place your boat and paddle on top, and strap it down. The CX-26 can hold up to 200 lbs. and is perfect as a work stand or a loading/unloading aid. You can also use one to elevate one end of your boat for easy cleaning and draining. The racks open instantly to approximately 14" width and 26" height and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Each order includes one pair of portable racks.

  • Material Description: Steel

Additional Attributes

  • No assembly required—simply open up to use
  • Conveniently folds flat when not needed
  • Includes an addditional safety strap to secure boat and prevent it from falling off
  • Use for temporary storage both indoors and outdoors
  • Holds up to 200 pounds
  • Sparehand Original Design: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

CX-26 Universal IXPress Portable Rack Reviews

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4. Elevate™ Kayak Storage/Maintenance Stand

The EleVate large boat storage stands are a great way to store your boat or use as a platform to do repairs or rigging. This pair of aluminum and powder coated folding stands are light yet rugged and are easy to transport. Rubber pads on the top help grip and stabilize the hull. Lifetime Limited Warranty.

  • Material Description: Marine grade aluminum tubing

Additional Attributes

  • Extra deployed height for ease of use
  • Folding powder coated frame for long life
  • Marine grade aluminum tubing
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

Elevate™ Kayak Storage/Maintenance Stand Reviews

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5. SeaHorse

The Talic SeaHorse kayak stand is a portable storage solution for kayaks, canoes and rowing shells. This most unique creation folds easily into a column just 3 inches in diameter and comes with a plastic bundler that keeps it neatly together. Release the bundler and the SeaHorse springs open for use.The self-leveling feature adjusts the SeaHorse to uneven terrain, stony beaches, grass fields, no more wobbling. It’s made of aircraft aluminum with a satin anodized finish so it’s lightweight and saltwater-resistant. They will not corrode. The Talic SeaHorse is a great option for boat maintanance and long term storage at home, indoors or out and holds boats up to 80 pounds. Two heights to choose from 21″ ($104.95) and 31″ ($109.95). The taller 31″ SeaHorse kayak stand brings your boat up to about your waist, while the 21″ SeaHorse is more around your knees. These are sold in sets of two.

  • Material Description: aircraft aluminum with a satin anodized finish

SeaHorse Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(17 Consumer Reviews)

I bought these after a year…

I bought these after a year of having no place to properly set down my Eddyline Fathom to work on it or clean it. They are simply awesome. They are light easily portable an… read full review

Love these! Had been looking…

Love these! Had been looking at them on line for a while - last week I noticed there were several of the 31 inch Sea Horses on clearance, so I called Talic for information on… read full review

I am pleased with the 31"…

I am pleased with the 31" Talic Seahorse stands I recently received. While I don't use them for storing a kayak, I find them very useful for cleaning or doing other work on m… read full review

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