Harmony Kayak and Canoe Cart
This canoe cart has met our needs very well...we use it for a 16'6" canoe, and it can be loaded with all our gear; it is used primarily on a 1/3 mile carry-in, over rough gravel roads. It transports in the car nicely, and we would recommend it to others.
- Good weight capacity
- Nice color
- Folds well
- Tough to get to tire valves
- Tire smell
We purchased this canoe cart to replace one (Seattle Sports), which we bought from a major online outdoors retailer...the first one was of similar design, but came through with flat tires. We inflated the tires to only half of recommended psi. After our first use, one of the tires exploded, sending shards of plastic and rubber 25 feet. Though this was a brand name cart, we decided to spend a little more, and get the Harmony Gear cart.
The Harmony cart is lightweight aluminum, and folds up nicely. The tires do smell a bit when the cart is left in the car, but not as bad as some others, apparently. We have the pneumatic tires, and verified with Harmony what psi we should target, and then inflated to less than half of that! These tires have held the air, have not exploded, and have let us roll the boat over some rough gravel roads without issue.
The valve stems are tough to access; valve extenders did not work, but we found that my mini bike-frame pump would work for inflation purposes.
We use our roof straps with the cart, so we do not use the ones that come with the cart, we keep those as spares. The boat balances well, and remains stables on the cart. We have not tried it with a kayak, but we see no reason it would perform any less successfully.
Though this is the first season for us with this cart, it seems like it will hold up well; it is stored outside, and shows no signs of any rusting or deterioration. We doubt we will ever have to buy replacement tires, as the stock tires seem rugged. The cart, when folded, could fit nicely into the canoe, but we generally lock it with a bike lock when we leave it at a launch site.
I have recommended this cart to others.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80
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150 lb / 68.04 kg
16.5 in x 27 in x 15 in / 41.9 cm x 68.6 cm x 38.1 cm