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Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount

Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a lighter kayak that you can easily lift up onto the roof
  • Get out on the water often and need a rack that will last for years
  • Leave the rack on your roof while you’re out paddling and worry about it getting snatched

No, if you:

  • Have a roof rack without a channel in the top of the crossbars
This kayak carrier lets you easily load and carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Pivoting saddles allow easy loading from the side of your vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Mounts to most crossbars with C-channels. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount part number RR580 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Rhino Rack
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Locks Included

This kayak carrier lets you easily load and carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Pivoting saddles allow easy loading from the side of your vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Mounts to most crossbars with C-channels.


Features:

  • 4 Saddle-style cradles lets you transport 1 kayak hull side down on your roof rack crossbars
  • Pivoting cradle heads allow kayak to be loaded from the side of a vehicle
    • Perfect for a vehicle with a low roof, such as a sedan or station wagon
  • Large saddle pad surface area and 3 flexible joints ensure saddles securely grip your hull
  • Soft rubber saddle pads protect kayak hull from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Load straps with a padded cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Easy installation on most crossbars with C-channels
  • UV-resistant, glass-reinforced nylon saddles and stainless steel hardware ensure durability
  • Built-in security hardware deters theft - leg bolts require special tool (included) to loosen


Specs:

  • Application: most crossbars with top channels
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 23-9/16"
  • Saddle surface area: 7-7/8" x 2-15/16"
  • Tie-down strap length: 9-3/4'
  • Bow/stern rope length: 18'
  • 5-Year limited warranty


580 Rhino Rack Nautic Roof-Mounted Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Rear Loading - C-Channel Mounts

Item # RR580

Installation Details RR580 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount - RR580

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

This kayak carrier lets you easily load and carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Pivoting saddles allow easy loading from the side of your vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Mounts to most crossbars with C-channels.

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Looks great got em on today, rock solid. I put them on an adarac ladder rack system. With light modification, they slide into the track. Very nice they include sooo many straps too. etrailer fast shipping and always great information. Thanks!



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Love these. Much more stable and easier to use than big box J racks. I use two of these to carry kayaks, and it comes with high quality straps including bow and stern tie downs. A little vibe due to wind, but nothing you can really do about that.



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I paired this side-loading rack with Thule Aeroblade bars and Rapid Traverse Feet to carry a 14.5' poly kayak on my 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT (with panoramic sunroof, so my options were limited). This review is based on one 400 mile weekend trip at interstate speeds with some head- and crosswinds. The saddle construction seems solid and locks into the aero bars' C-channels. The key locking feature is nice. The bumper tie-down straps are maybe not as rugged as I would have expected, so I will keep watch for any abrasion from wind vibration, but the cinching mechanism seems more than capable. Wind noise and a ~5mpg decrease in gas mileage are obviously going to be noticeable, but I found that installing the rubber strip in the aerobars' channel did the most to eliminate any annoying whistling. I chose the side-loading model over the rear-loading RR581 model because I felt the extra pair of rubber pads would grip a little better for side-to-side motion. Depending on your kayak's hullform, the pads likely won't make full contact, but everything still seems solid for my setup. Installation takes a little trial and error but is no more difficult than installing bars. Solo loading/unloading my 60lb kayak isn't too strenuous on my mid-height hatchback. Once it's up there, you can "walk it" into place. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and I would recommend Rhino to any other first time buyer without an unlimited budget.



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These go on very easy with my rhino roof rack. They are made of hard plastic type material with metal fasteners and they came with 4 straps and 2 keys. I did not find any shifting on the crossbar on my first 400mile trip with a 50lb kayak although there was minor shifting (rolling) of the kayak on the saddles. I recommend them.



- RR580
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Installed as described and it fits my Yakima HD bars perfectly.



- RR580
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As usual, great quick shipping from etrailer. Everything I needed was in stock. These 24" C-channel from Rhino Rack are of typical excellent quality. I ordered these with the kayak hull saddles (side load, #580). All the right hardware was included, mounted easily to the Pioneer platform on my jeep. Very happy with everything. These channels have multiple uses for different mounting options (watersports, skiing, bikes etc..).



- RR580
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Haven't used it yet, and looks a little short for a kayak, but like I said I haven't used it yet. But it looks well made, and the fact that you can lock the pads on the rack is a very big plus for me.



- RR580
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I GOT THE MERCHANDISE TODAY I'M SUPER HAPPY WITH THE DEAL AND ATTENTION THEY GAVE ME THANK YOU , I'LL KEEP BUYING EVERYTHING I NEED



- RR580
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I have used a "J" type kayak carrier in the past (thinking I needed the space on the roof rack)... but decided to go with the 'saddle' type because it is easier to load (you don't have to lift the boat as high). These Rhino Rack side loading saddles are great. They take up less space on the rack AND fit into the t-slots AND have a smaller cross section (i.e. less wind resistance) than my old J style carrier. The rack comes with a quality set of straps for securing the boat to the rack and straps for bow/stern tie-down. I have been buying from etrailer for years. Always great prices, always great service.



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Will know more once I've carried my kayaks a few miles.



- RR580
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Haven't installed yet but the rack looks good to go. The seat protector looks very good and will get installed for trip next week. Came quickly and etrailer is so efficient and thoughtful! Saved me over $25 on alternate hitch stabilizer.



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- RR580
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product arrived before anticipated. The rack installed easily and appears to be well constructed. I was concerned about additional wind noise once the rack was installed per some of the other reviews however once all the plastic strips were installed I have noticed very little.



- RR580
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Great product with easy to install instructions. Only took 45mins to install and is exactly what I was looking for. Definitely recommend this product!



- RR580
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Worked as advertized


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Ask the Experts about this Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers

  • Does The Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Kayak Carrier Fit Onto The Yakima Jetstream Crossbar's Top Channel?
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount # RR580 is indeed compatible with the Yakima Jetstream crossbars. The t-slot track is the same size and you will not have any issues with this setup. I attached a demonstration video for you to check out.
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  • Can the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Kayak Carriers Be Used With Yakima Overhaul HD Ladder Rack?
    Yes! The Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580 is compatible with the Yakima Overhaul HD Ladder Rack # Y01151-58. The Yakima Overhaul system comes with 68" HD Crossbars like # Y01158. These crossbars come with T-slot channels that accessories like the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 # RR580 can mount onto. I really like the channel mounting design compared to other kayak carriers that use clamp like the Rhino-Rack Nautic 570 # RR570. Since Yakima HD bars are so, well, heavy-duty,...
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  • Kayak Carrier That Can Fit TracRac TracOne Ladder Rack Load Bars
    I have a kayak carrier solution that fits into the top channels of the Thule TracRac crossbars with the Rhino Rack kayak carrier # RR580 but none of the carriers we offer that fit around crossbars will fit the larger size bars of the TracRac ladder racks.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier For Hauling A 96lb Kayak On A 2014 Subaru Crosstrek
    I have a solution for you to carry your 96lb 18' kayak on your Subaru Crosstrek, but your options will be slightly limited since not all kayak carriers can hold this weight. Your most affordable option is going to be the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580 which will simply clamp around your Thule Aeroblade crossbars and provide a nice mounting spot for your kayak. The weight capacity of this carrier is whatever your crossbar weight capacity is, which makes it a great...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for TracRac TracOne Ladder Rack
    The TracRac ladder racks have thicker crossbars which makes fitting a kayak carrier around the bars challenging but we do have a great option with the Rhino Rack carrier part # RR580 which fits into the top channels of the bars and gives you a saddle style that is very secure. These come with straps as well but if you wanted ratchet straps to fit the channels as well we have the # RRSRG.
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  • Will the RhinoRack Nautic 580 Side Load Kayak Carrier Mount to a Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform?
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 # RR580 will mount to a Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform like the # RR42111BF , but it won't mount into the channels. Instead you will need the 24" Accessory Bars # RR43232B that run across the platform, since the channels usually run from the front to back of the vehicle. The 24" accessory bars will run only part of the way across the platform to allow you free use of the rest of the rack, but if you wanted to run them all the way across you can get longer accessory...
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  • Best Way To Carry 2 12 Foot Long Sit-On Style Kayaks on a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Since you have 12' long kayaks, the use of a j-style carrier is not recommend as the max length of most j-style kayak carriers is 10' long. I spoke to my contact at Rhino-Rack and they informed me that the best way to carry two wide based 12' long sit-on style kayaks is with a set of saddles like part # RR580. These saddles actually mount to your Vortex Aero Crossbars in the channels which should allow you to position them far enough apart to fit both kayaks. I also recommend using two...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack Carrier for 2 Stand Up Paddleboards SUPs
    We do have carriers that will easily handle your 2 SUPs but the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580 is not ideal for transporting two SUPs since it is primarily intended for use with one kayak. If you want a load-assisted carrier you can use the Yakima ShowDown SUP Carrier and Lift Assist, part # Y04081, which includes tie-downs. This carrier works on all roof rack bar shapes and so long as the roof rack is not the type that mounts to the vehicle door jambs. It also...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Rhino Rack Nautic Kayak Carrier # RR580 on TracRac TracONE Crossbar
    Great news! The Rhino Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580, that you referenced, is going to fit in the top channel of a TracRac TracONE ladder rack. I have linked the Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier to this page for your purchasing convenience.
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  • Canoe/Kayak Carrier Recommendation to Fit Channels on Top of Thule Tracrac Ladder Rack
    The Rhino Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580 does fit in the top channel of a TracRac SR ladder rack like what you have. This would work well to carry a canoe as well.
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  • What Kayak Carrier Do You Recommend for a Hobie Compass Duo on a 2019 Audi Q5?
    For a kayak carrier for your Hobie Compass Duo on a 2019 Audi Q5, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580. The Nautic 580 will allow you to transport your Hobie Compass Duo hull-side down on your roof rack setup. It also comes with 2 Load straps with a padded cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack as well as 2 bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle. The Nautic 580 will install on crossbars with C-channels. If you need a roof rack setup...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation to Fit in Channels of TracRac Ladder Rack Bars
    The Rhino Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580 does fit in the top channel of a TracRac SR ladder rack like what you have. Most kayak carrier solutions aren't going to fit around the thicker bars of the TracRac but we know the Rhino Rack Nautic does. There are no Thule options for that ladder rack.
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  • Does Rhino Nautic 580 Kayak Carrier Fit FrontRunner Slimline Crossbars
    Yes the Rhino Rack Nautic 580 part # RR580 that you referenced will fit your FrontRunner Slimline that has top channels. The rack will attach directly to the top channels of the crossbars.
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  • Will the RhinoRack Nautic 580 Fit on Rhino Rack ROC25 Roof Rack System
    Yes. You can install the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount # RR580 on the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero bars like the ones on the ROC25 system # RR73QJ.
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    The Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount # RR580 or Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Channel Mount # RR581 will be compatible with your Thule TracRac SR. The clamp on style options of these carriers won't fit because of the larger crossbars but the channel mounts will work. These would be great options for up to 3 kayaks based on the width of most trucks. The Rhino-Rack Nautic...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Fitting TracRac Ladder Rack Crossbars
    The best way to carry kayaks on a TracRac ladder rack is using the Rhino Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580 which fits in the top channel of a TracRac SR ladder rack like what you have. The foam block solution part # MPG159 also fits the bars too but the Nautic will give a more secure solution. This also comes with the needed straps to secure the kayak as well. I also attached a review video link for more info as well.
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    I suggest the Rhino-Rack RVP Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points with Vortex Aero Crossbars Part # RR98TB. This rack has flush fit crossbars which do not have any over hang. It will help with loading the larger kayak, and provides a nice sleek look to the vehicle. It also is lockable to the roof to prevent theft of the rack, and you wont have to purchase locking cores or other parts. For loading and securing your kayak to the roof rack, the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Side...
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  • Kayak Carrier Options that Can Fit TracRac Truck Bed Ladder Rack
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  • Is There a Kayak Carrier that Fits the Thule TracRac Ladder Rack Load Bars
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    For a roof rack that fits your 2020 Subaru Impreza Hatchback with a naked roof, I recommend going with the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars 49". For black use # RRVA126B-2 and for silver go with # RRVA126S-2; you will also need Legs # RRRLKVA and Fit Kit # DK285. For a carrier that will allow you to mount your kayaks flat on the crossbars I recommend the Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier # RR580. This carrier mounts into the T-slot channel on top of the Rhino-Rack Aero...
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    If the tonneau cover installs between the bed rails you could install a Thule TracRac SR ladder rack like the part # TH43002XT-000 for an 8 foot bed, # TH43002XT-501 for a 6-1/2 foot bed, or part # TH43002XT-508 for a 5-1/2 foot bed. Since the SR installs through the top of the bed rails it allows a tonneau cover to fit between the bed rails. I have a kayak carrier solution that fits into the top channels of the Thule TracRac crossbars with the Rhino Rack kayak carrier # RR580.
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