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  • P.F.D. Lever™ (Pull Fold Done) collapses the carrier quickly and efficiently when not in use
  • Padded harness gently cradles your boat, limiting scratches and abrasion during transport
  • Custom mounting hardware fits square, round and most factory-installed racks
  • Angled design allows more room for other boats or carriers
  • Includes QuickDraw ratcheting bow/stern tie-down straps and two 15 ft. straps for securing boat; carries one kayak

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Thule Racks

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Best Use Kayaking
Weight 13 pounds
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use, easy to store I bought this rack for use with my factory crossbars on a 2012 Rav4. The clamps included are perfect for the shape of my current crossbars, and create an exceptionally stable system. I love that these fold flat when not in use-- I actually take them off, fold them up and keep them in my trunk when not in use. It takes me about 10 minutes to put them back on when I'm ready to take the boat out. The only downside might be that they are a little shallow for my particular boat (10' rec kayak at 29" wide and 11" deep), but I've never seen deeper upright racks either. With some wiggling and settling, I still achieve a stable mount though, it just takes some extra attention before I start driving.
Date published: 2013-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade from Saddles I have had Thule kayak saddles for 12 years and recently purchased the Hull A Port Pros to outfit my 2011 Sienna. I wished I had switched to this kayak carrier sooner. It is easier to load kayaks, touring and whitewater, onto to this carrier. Being able to tuck away the remaining tag from the straps into the bottom of the carrier is great, no more wrapping and tying off the straps. I have carried a Necky Looksha, Current Design Slipstream, Current Design Sirocco and a Jackson SuperHero in this carrier with no rack adjustments or hull deformation from tightening straps. Skip the saddles and go for the J carrier.
Date published: 2010-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth its Price Needed to take home a pair of brand new 50lb W/S Tsunami kayak on my Subaru Tribeca with factory-installed aerobars. Was a bit apprehensive at first since it didn't look very rugged and durable. Much to my amazement the tie down straps and ratchet rope pulleys that came with the package kept both boats from flying off at 60 mph for a 1hr drive! CONS: The manual screws make it easy to steal the racks and the kayaks. I highly recommend Steelcore lock straps. Lastly, the tie down straps are difficult to get around the kayak for short people like me.
Date published: 2008-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy We love it because it will fit the factory roof racks on both our Dodge Grand Caravan and Ford Escape without any additional mounting accessories. Anyone who has looked at racks knows how confusing and expensive it can get when considering multiple vehicles. Stability was also very important as well given our previous experience with a Yakima Bowdown. While traveling at 70 mph on I-75 with consistent heavy crosswinds near Saginaw, MI, the Bowdown's universal mounting bracket hinge broke apart. If not for the stern and bow lines, who knows where our 12 ft Pungo would have ended up. No matter how good you think your rack is, spend the extra time and secure your boats with stern and bow lines. After multiple trips to our Northern Michigan Cottage with those same consistent and nasty crosswinds, the Thule is working excellent.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Rack!! I bought this folding Thule J rack for the RIOT Edge 13 kayak (about 60 lbs), which I purchased from REI. It installed quickly, and the straps are great, the thule straps has rubber cover to go over the metal buckles so it doesn't scratch the Jeep. The bow and stern tie downs are great also. The awesome part is all the tie downs come with it. I've driven this to over 60 miles/hr on the freeway and it is very stable. I do recommend getting the fairing as it eliminates the wind noise. I got that a week later.
Date published: 2012-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product Bought 2 to transport two new Tarpon 140's on my MB wagon. MB doesn't have bumper mounted tow hooks so was concerned about securing bow/stern of boats. Ended up securing bow/stern to factory roof rack but added a belt-and-suspenders tether around boats and roof rack in the middle -- the latter was like "Contact" -- it made all kinds of rattling and vibrations. I removed the extra strap after a few blocks and the rack performed like a champ! 100+ miles, half at freeway speeds and the other with switchbacks. The boats arrived at destination without issue and there was zero noise. Lost about 4 MPG but super impressed!
Date published: 2012-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Carrier Easy to Use I use this product to carrier a kayak on an Outback. With the higer roof of an SUV the straps are easy to attach and easy to locate to tie down the kayak
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional, Solid, Cool Factor I have five different kinds of kayak racks, this is my favorite (three thule, one yakama, one homemade of wood). While it is easy to remove (unlike the old ones that required allen wrench), it is highly functional, solidly built (so far), easy to use, holds my 9.5' recreational kayak as well as my 18 foot sea kayak. Best? It folds up when not in use so you don't feel like you need to remove it any time you travel. Thule is SO much better than yakima it's not even funny (round bars? ALL boat racks turn sideways when you slide boats on!--THULE has rectangular bars so that NEVER happens. This is REALLY a problem with anything other than a small, short car). Seriously, Yakima is overrated. Thule rocks. They also come well equipped with instructions, reorder information and the best straps/buckle bumpers on the market.
Date published: 2008-08-30
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Will this fit aerodynamic crossbars on a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek?

Asked by: Mark123
The Hull-a-Port Pro will fit Subaru factory crossbars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-20

Hey there.  Will the Thule Hull-a-Port Pro fit the 2015 Subaru Outback factory bars?

Asked by: Chase
The Hull-a-Port Pro fits Subaru Outback factory bars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-11

Will this fit on a Thule Xsporter Pro 500XT Truck Rack?

Asked by: Gualiogne
​The Hull-a-Port Pro will fit on an Xsporter rack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-08

Hi can this be mounted to aero blade using t-track bolts and if so does it do,e with those bolts? Thanks.

Asked by: Jpfrei
The Hull-a-Port Pro is compatible with the AeroBlade Bars using T-Track bolts. You would have to purchase the Thule X-Adapter 11 Hull-A-Port T-Track Adapter separately.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-20

The J style Thule car top carrier is capable of handling kayaks to 34" wide. What about this model (and why no specs given?)

Asked by: Fredji
The Hull-a-Port Pro can accommodate kayaks up to 34” wide and 75lbs in weight.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-02

Will these fit on 2009 Nissan Murano factory bars? 

Asked by: AndyWalker
Compatibility for your specific vehicle can be looked up using the Thule Fit Guide:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-22

Would this carry TWO kayaks and a paddle board and mount on factory rack on a 2010 Ford Explorer?

Asked by: DrJill
The Hull-a-Port Pro can only carry one kayak. It will not be compatible with a stand-up paddleboard. The rack will fit your 2010 Ford Explorer with factory racks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-30

Do the racks come as a pair, or do you have to buy them singly?

Asked by: Chase
The Hull-a-Port Pro includes the pair of cradles to carry one kayak.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-16
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