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Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier for SquareBars - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak

Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier for SquareBars - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak

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This folding kayak rack installs on your Thule SquareBars. It has built-in ramps for easy loading and unloading, and soft rubber pads for hull protection. Includes locks and tie-down straps. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier for SquareBars - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak part number TH849000-97 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers - TH849000-97

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • J-Style
  • Folding
  • Square Bars
  • Thule
  • Side Loading
  • Load Assist
  • Locks Included

This folding kayak rack installs on your Thule SquareBars. It has built-in ramps for easy loading and unloading, and soft rubber pads for hull protection. Includes locks and tie-down straps.


Features:

  • 2 J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak on your vehicle's roof rack crossbars
    • Work with a composite or a plastic hull
  • Folding cradles carry your kayak on its side to free up space on roof for additional gear
    • Arms fold flat for overhead clearance when carrier is not in use
    • Front release handle secures arms when folded flat
  • Built-in ramps and wide cradle mouths make it easy to load your kayak from the side of your vehicle
  • Thick rubber saddles and padded arms help protect your hull from scratches and scuffs
  • 2 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure your kayak to your roof rack
    • Integrated StrapCatches keep straps in place during transport
  • 2 Bow/stern anchor ropes with rubber-coated cam buckles secure your kayak to your vehicle
  • Mounts to SquareBars with included hardware
    • Also installs in T-slots on your Thule crossbars
  • Integrated locks secure rack to your vehicle
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: Thule SquareBars or crossbars with T-slots
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Carrier weight: 13 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


849000 Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak

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Customer Reviews

Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier for SquareBars - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak - TH849000-97

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

This folding kayak rack installs on your Thule SquareBars. It has built-in ramps for easy loading and unloading, and soft rubber pads for hull protection. Includes locks and tie-down straps.

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Great product. Super easy install. Quick shipping. Works great!!!


Comments
Still going strong, this is a quality product.
Billy D - 06/24/2021


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Outstanding experience. The product was exactly what I expected and arrived on time.



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This carrier is exactly what I needed. Quality appears to be excellent. Will try it out soon.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


I recently made a 4 hour trip home after picking up a new kayak while using the following equipment for the first time: Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack, Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs - J-Style, Thule Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade Edge Bars and Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs. I'm impressed with the performance of all of those components.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


Thanks etrailer, your YouTube videos are very helpful. I have a 2013 Ford F-150 and was looking for kayak transportation solutions. I already had that Thule Evo Wing Bars and needed to find something to go with that. I first tried the Thule Hullavator but that proved to not work. 1: The combined weight of the bars, kayaks and 2 Hullavators exceeded my roof weight limit. 2: The 60” bars are not long enough to allow the Hullavator to swing down over the side of the cab. So, I switched to the Hullaport Aero which I ordered from etrailer. The website ordering was simple and shipping was super fast! The package was well boxed and the installation of the Hullaport Aero was super simple on the Thule Wing Bar Evo. Thanks! I would highly recommend you and would do business with you again in the future.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


These are good racks, only its not really easy or friendly to install on the wingbar evo, although it was indicated that it was compatible. I think the screws provided with the adapter kit are a little too short and because of that, the j rack doesn't fit well in the T slot. Too much of a chore for the average person.


Comments
Thank you for your review. Our installers have noticed if you press the rubber strip is pressed down firmly inside the slot to avoid any bunching making it difficult to install the adapter. The other trick is to the t-bolts first and then install the adapter part # THXADAPT11
Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade Edge Bars
$29.95
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-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 05/06/2021


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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


This product is excellent. I have transported my kayak on these J Hooks several times going 70+ mph down the highway. It never moves. The bolts that come with it are short. If you have a thick roof rack, you will need longer stainless steel bolts. Make sure you you orient the blue straps with the buckle on top so you can pull down to tighten it up.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


I think the Thule Hulaport kayak racks are the best, most secure way to transport your kayaks. I had these on my Xterra and hauled two kayaks up to Cape Bretton park in Nova Scotia, Canada from Connecticut, USA no problem. We were even able to store gear in the kayaks for the trip. I’m so excited to have them for my Crosstrek. Highly recommend these!



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


This product was perfect for what I needed. I used this carrier along with the Thule Glide and Set to carry two kayaks and enjoyed using this system way more. What I liked most was how easy it was to load and unload the kayak from the side of my jeep. It was also a bit easier to install too because there was only two pieces, where as the Glide and Set took a couple times to get it adjusted to fit the hull of the kayak correctly. I also liked the way the straps tied around the kayak. The only thing I wish this system would have came with is the ratcheting pulleys like with the Thule Glide and Set.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


These kayak saddles worked great with the Thule roof rack I also purchased from etrailer. I needed it in a hurry and got it ordered over the phone and delivered on time with Rose's help. Fantastic customer service. Would definitely buy from this site again!



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


The J-Style kayak carrier worked well for my 4Runner. I was easy to put on with the simple knob and I felt like it held securely to the aeroblade bars. I was concerned about how securely it gripped since it was on the outside of my bars, but it was solid and I felt good about it. The J shape, as opposed to carrying the kayak flat, frees up some roof space. Putting it on the outside gave me room to get the paddleboard and paddles on the roof also. No water toy left behind for the river trip. It rode well. I checked it about 100 miles into the trip and everything was still tight. I really liked the ratcheting bow and stern hooks. They were quick to put on and gave me a bit of extra warm and fuzzy, nothing is going to end up on the highway, feeling.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


This fits 2018 Outback with no issues at all. Comes with all straps and extra for front and back tie down. First time putting them on took about 30min. Every time after about 10-15min. Have a 10 and 11ft kayak and they work perfectly. Etrailer was quick on responses, better priced, and shipped quickly. Will use them again.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


Very sturdy, easy to take off and on for storage firmly holds my 12 foot fishing kayak with no problems. Held it on my car very well in the high winds yesterday. Very satisfied with this product would reccomend to a friend. The straps it comes with hold it very nicely.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


My wife & I have always used Thule products & have always been satisfied. She loves these carriers, easy for her to load & unload the kayak. Gonna purchase another real soon.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


Arrived quickly and was very easy to assemble and attach to the roof of my Jeep. Now that I have the initial setup complete with the proper placement of the entire system, attaching and removing the kayaks will be a breeze. Will definitely make hauling our kayaks much easier and safer.


Comments
what size yak?
-- comment by: Max - 02/26/2016


Comments
I have Emotion Comets, they are approximately 8 feet 2 inches long, and about 2 feet 7 inches wide. They fit very well in the carriers, and have traveled many, many miles without any problems and without coming loose. Since these Yaks are not all that long I have not used a bow and stern tie down,,, again I have not experienced any looseness or movement of the two Yaks foregoing the extra bow and stern tie downs.
-- comment by: Bruce - 02/29/2016



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


I bought two sets of these, and got them put on in less than an hour. Used them for the first time this morning and they were very secure. Also let me keep parking in my garage when folded down. Totally pleased with this purchase.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


This is the Kayak Carrier you want have ...



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


Great, sturdy product! Easy to install and use. Highly recommended!



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


Worked great on my new Track rac...



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


I purchased two sets of Thule Hull-A- Port Carrier with Tie-Downs (J-Style, fixed side - loading) last year. They have been installed on our Subaru Outback all of this summer. I like that they are easy to install, easy to use, well built, and that Outback fits under a standard garage door with them installed. Its a snap to pop the kayaks on and go! If you paddle longer boats (my kayaks are 14, 14.5 and 15 feet long) I recommend getting the Thule Bow/Stern Tie Downs (TH530) for convenient temporary bow & stern tie down points, without crawling under the vehicle to attach to the frame.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


Awesome, looks great and installs in mi nutes



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


Great kayak carriers! We use 2 sets on our 2012 Subaru Outback for 2, 10 ft kayaks. Super lightweight, easy to install. I like that it came with straps and step by step instructions. The kayaks definitely feel secure when they are on. We used these several times this last year and have never had an issues. If I had to pick out a couple of things to say on the downside, it's be that sometimes it does take some tweaking to get it on straight and you have to have a good eye to ensure they are aligned. But, it isn't hard at all, just took some practice, like anything else. The ropes that go from the front of the kayak to the front of the car are too short for my "long-nosed" Outback. Overall, awesome!!



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


These racks fit my 2012 Subaru Outback factory crossbars and securely carried two 12-foot kayaks on a long interstate road trip. I had struggled in the past with a different brand of J-style kayak carrier on these racks that didn't quite get as tight as you'd like and thus moved a little bit on the racks in strong crosswinds. Install is straightforward and involves good old fashioned knuckle-busting to turn screw-grips by hand to tighten them down enough, but they got the job done well for me.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


While the quality & construction of the Thule Hull-a-port 834 kayak racks are excellent, I did have some issues with the method recommended for attaching them to my Thule Wingbar Evo bars. Although I was told the components were compatible, I was not told that an adapter kit was required which involved attaching each section with 36 small parts (bolts, nuts, washers, etc). Nothing rapid about this. The good news was, etrailer's customer service was excellent, and they arranged for me to return the kayak rack & purchase the Hull-a-port XT 848 instead.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


I purchased the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier a year ago and have used it to transport my kayak. It attaches easily to a the rail frame of most vehicles. I've found the product to be well designed to hold the kayak firmly and safely at highway speeds. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a cargo frame rail on their vehicle and needs to transport a kayak.


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  • Whats The Difference Between The Two Different Thule Hull-A-Port Kits?
    The difference between Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier # TH849000 and # TH849000-97 is the mounting hardware. # TH849000 comes with hardware to secure it to any Thule crossbar via T-Slot and the other type of Thule Hull-A-Port # TH849000-97 is strictly for a square bar roof rack systems or crossbars with T-Slots. If you were wanting to put the Thule Hull-A-Port # TH849000-97 on the roof of your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon touring with flush rails you'll need the Thule SquareBar Evo Crossbars...
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  • Kayak Carrier for a Thule Roof Rack on a Leer Camper Shell on a 2017 Ford F-250
    Provided that your Leer cap can hold the weight of the 2 kayaks the Thule Hull-A-Port Aero # TH849000-97 is a great option seeing as the cap already has the bars. The JayLow # Y04073, which is very similar, will also fit the Thule bars. The JayLow is a more stylish carrier and would ultimately be easier to mount to the crossbars so it is a solid contender. Another helpful item is a tire step, # ALL647596, which you could use on the vehicle tire(s) when loading or unloading the kayaks....
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  • Folding Kayak Carrier that Fits 2020 Toyota Highlander with Factory Crossbars
    While Thule doesn't have any folding kayak carriers that fit your 2020 Toyota Highlander at this time (August 2020) Yakima has their JayLow # Y04073 which is folding like you want and is confirmed to fit your factory crossbars.
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  • Will the Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Fit on Factory Crossbars
    I may have a solution for you, but the Thule Hull-a-Port Aero # TH849000-97 can only be installed on square crossbars and the Hull-a-Port Aero # TH849000 is only designed to fit in the T-Slots found on aftermarket crossbars. Neither option is designed to fit on the factory crossbars on your 2021 Lexus RX 450h, but there are similar carriers that will work. Since you have factory crossbars I recommend considering the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding...
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  • Can the Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier Be Left On My Crossbars
    The Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier for SquareBars - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak # TH849000 is designed to fit in the T-slot channels on your crossbars, so in this mounting configuration the hardware should be well protected from the elements. As with all roof rack mounted accessories, you'll need them removed when going through car washes and such, but they do fold down fairly compact to allow you to get in and out of garages, etc.. The weather stripping on the channels on your bars...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack, Ski Carrier, And Kayak Carrier For 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The roof rack you mentioned in your question would work great on your Jeep. Part # TH300R and part # TH712500 combine to give you a gutter-mount roof rack with the sturdy square crossbars. The Thule SnowPack Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part # TH7326 will fit the square crossbars and have a capacity of 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards, and has a limited lifetime warranty. This carrier comes with locks already installed, so if you want the roof rack and the carrier to use the same keys for...
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