Top critical review
Reviewed in Canada on August 2, 2021
I bought this back in March 2021 and I only had the opportunity to use this now, in Aug 2021 due to quarantine. One single use--not even--five minutes, and this Pelican cart broke and was unusable, leaving my friends and I to carry the kayak, our supplies, and now on top of this, this garbage cart that we didn't want to leave in the woods.
To be clear:
- My kayak was much less than 150 lbs, that is more than 25 lbs less than what Pelican says this cart can carry.
- Supplies were not loaded on to the kayak, so there was no added extra weight.
- We are no stranger to canoe/kayak carts, we own two. This was my first Pelican cart.
As you can see in the pictures, the bolts completely buckled. I was not surprised, as the bolts themselves are made of that light tinny material; something you would find at a Dollarstore or an Ikea box. The enclosure itself, what holds the tin-like bolts to the crossbar is completely plastic. It is almost comical that Pelican advertises this cart to be able to hold Canoes as well anything up to 175 lbs.
There are cheaper and better built alternatives out there. I was fortunate that the cart breaking caused by the cheap material used resulted in a terrible portage experience rather than resulting in a serious injury.