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Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount

Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount

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The DockGrip allows you to carry 1 kayak or SUP on your roof rack crossbars. Adjustable, padded saddles provide maximum stability and protection during transport. Load straps, bow/stern tie-downs, and universal mounting hardware included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount part number TH895 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Paddle Board
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Thule
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • Rear Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking

The DockGrip allows you to carry 1 kayak or SUP on your roof rack crossbars. Adjustable, padded saddles provide maximum stability and protection during transport. Load straps, bow/stern tie-downs, and universal mounting hardware included.


  • Saddle-style carrier lets you carry 1 kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) on your roof rack crossbars
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • 4 Pivoting saddles provide maximum support and protection for your kayak or SUP
    • Adjustment lever allows saddles to conform to the shape of your kayak or SUP
    • Flexible rubber pads grip your kayak or SUP and protect it from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Load straps with padded buckles secure kayak or SUP to your roof rack
  • 2 Ratcheting bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak or SUP to your vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbar styles
    • FlipFit mounting brackets secure to crossbars with integrated hand knobs
    • T-track hardware installs directly into the channels on top of your crossbars
  • UV-resistant, glass-reinforced nylon saddles and stainless steel hardware ensure durability


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak or 1 SUP
  • Weight capacity: 85 lbs
  • Maximum kayak or SUP width: 36"
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

895 Thule Dock Grip Rooftop Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Carrier - Rear Loading - Universal Mount

Item # TH895

Customer Reviews

Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount - TH895

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

The DockGrip allows you to carry 1 kayak or SUP on your roof rack crossbars. Adjustable, padded saddles provide maximum stability and protection during transport. Load straps, bow/stern tie-downs, and universal mounting hardware included.

- TH895

Bought them for my Thule rack, easy to install even with out directions (none were included) I liked that there is two options with these cradle style carrier. 853425

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The ordering process was easy. The delivery time and notifications of progress to delivery was excellent. The product was exactly what I wanted. 852491

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Purchase Experience: Excellent, Melissa gave me a few options and discussed differences between them. Was friendly, courteous and professional. Found my customer information based on just my email address and took my new order easily. Shipped out quickly and arrived in a few days. Thule DockGrip carrier: Works fine with my Toyota 2016 RAV4 OEM crossbars. Did have to use the universal mount flipped with the arch UP to make it work. Included documentation was clear and easy to understand, came with mounts and straps to hold my kayak. I do need a front tow hook for my vehicle, didn't know this until after I got the mount, had to order that extra and wait a few more days to use it. Grip is adjustable for size and shape of kayak, which is nice. Mostly plastic construction, lightweight, hopefully durable. A little pricey for what you're getting, but hopefully the engineering is better than the cheaper alternatives. Overall I'm happy with my purchase and continued experience with etrailer.com, I've recommended it to others who have asked and will continue to do so. 837197

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Easy order process online..Great communication and status of delivery..product was as described and worked perfect. 566631

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Super solid saddle option. Very adjustable. Fits my wife’s Pungo 120 hull like a glove. 467494

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Easy install for the dockgrip kayak. Definitely nice that they are plyable and will conform somewhat to kayak bottom. Customer service very helpful. 391381

Awesome product still! Thank you
Kevin K - 06/28/2018


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The Thule kayak rack was shipped quickly and arrived on schedule. The rack was as advertised and I'll continue to order from etrailer given the numerous positive interactions I've had with them. 388938


Ask the Experts about this Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for Two Kayaks with Combined Width of 46" on 47" Crossbars
    I do have a great option for you, however if the combined width of both your kayaks is 46 inches you won't be able to secure them using two of the Thule DockGrip Kayak Carriers # TH895 on your WingBar Load Bars. This is because there will need to be a small gap between the two carriers due to the cradle design which would push one of the cradle sets beyond the 47" length of your crossbars. For this application I instead recommend using a couple J-style carriers like the excellent etrailer.com...
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  • Comparing Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier to the Thule DockGrip Saddle Style Kayak and SUP Carrier
    For your Thule truck rack aero bars, the Thule DockGlide # TH896 is better if you want to slide your kayak from the back and utilizes felt pads to protect your boat and ease loading. I've attached a video to assist. The contrast is the Thule DockGrip # TH895 which has rear feet that grip. This is helpful for Stand Up Paddleboard use as well. I've attached that video for you to see the contrast. I recommend the Thule DockGlide for Kayak applications as the preferred easier product.
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  • Comparing Swagman Rincon to Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier
    The Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount # TH895 is a great option with a weigh capacity of 75 lbs and max kayak or SUP width of 36 inches. This carrier is also able to install in the T-track on top of the rack if desired for a very clean look and greater security. The Swagman Rincon Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier w/ Tie Downs - Saddle Style - Side Loading # S65141 are similar but different. The Swagman carrier...
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  • Roof Top Kayak Carrier Solution that Has Felt Pads on Rear Assemblies
    We don't have a solution for attaching felt to the Thule DockGrip part # TH895 that you mentioned but we do have similar carriers that have felt on the pads like the # RR571 from Rhino Rack that is designed to clamp around crossbars or the part # RR581 which is designed to fit into a crossbar's top channel if present. The rear pads of these carriers are felt to help make sliding the boats on easier and the front pads are rubber to help keep the kayaks in place. I attached a review video...
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  • Could Thule Dock Grip # TH895 and HullaPort # TH834 Fit on 2019 Honda Civic
    Yes as long as you had a roof rack installed on your 2019 Honda Civic 4-Door with a decent amount of bar space like the 54 inch long Inno roof rack # INB137, # INSUT, and # INK684 you could have the Dock Grip # TH895 and the Hullaport # TH834 installed at same time pretty easily.
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  • Locking Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier to Roof Rack Crossbars
    The Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH895 won't work with the One-Key Lock Cylinders # TH450400 as there simply isn't a place for these to install. The cradles themselves aren't able to be locked to the crossbars unless you are mounting them to a T-track on the crossbars, in which case locking end caps on the crossbars would help protect them from theft. Another option would be to just use a cable lock like # e98891 to weave through the cradles and around the crossbars to secure...
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  • Can Thule Hullaport XT Fit to TracRac Ladder Rack Load Bars
    To install the hullaport to the larger crossbars you can use Xadapter part # THXADAPT11 which was designed for this this situation and you'd be set!
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  • Converting Thule DockGrip Kayak Carrier to DockGlide
    I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said that you can indeed just replace the rear cradles on your DockGrip Kayak Carrier # TH895 with the DockGlide Assemblies # 1500052829 from the DockGlide Kayak Carrier to essentially convert it to this model. The mounting hardware is the same between the two systems so you just need the cradles themselves. They are sold as a quantity of 1 so you will need to order 2 of the assemblies.
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  • What Shape of Crossbars Does the Thule DockGrip Kayak Carrier Fit
    The Thule DockGrip kayak carrier, part # TH895, fits on most factory crossbars as well as round, square, and aero bars. I've linked a demo video of the carrier on Thule AeroBlade bars for you. Let me know the year, make, and model of your vehicle, and what kind of crossbars you have, if any, and I'll confirm whether not the DockGrip will work for you.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for a 2020 Hobie Outback Mirage Kayak
    The Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs part # TH895 has a 75 lb weight capacity so if the 2020 Hobie Outback Mirage weighs 85 lbs it won't work. Instead, I recommend the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier part # Y04091 which has a 150 lb weight capacity so it will be much better suited for sit on top kayaks. The Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier should work just fine on a Mopar Roof Rack.
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  • Will Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier Fit 2017 Honda Pilot Factory Crossbars
    Yes, the Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH895 will fit the factory crossbars of your 2017 Honda Pilot; I checked with Thule to confirm this. The DockGrip also has an 85 lb capacity which is enough to secure your 75 lb fishing kayak. The DockGrip comes with tie-downs as well, saving you from any extra expense. I have added a link to a video review of the DockGrip for you to take a look at.
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  • Should Cover of Paddleboard be Removed When Transporting on Roof Rack
    Yes, you'd need to remove all covers when transporting a kayak or SUP with the Thule DockGrip Kayak # TH895. The wind would whip the cover quite a bit while travelling which might damage the board.
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  • How to Carry a Kayak on a Roof Basket
    The Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier # VX201-VX202 is a monster of a roof cargo basket at 73" x 41" and the added fork mounts for your bike and crossbars makes this a versatile cargo basket. The square crossbars allow you to attach a kayak or ski and snowboard carrier. I agree with you the aggressive style looks cool especially when you start throwing gear and a kayak up there. This basket will take up a good amount of space on your roof at 73" in overall length which...
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  • Roof Rack for 2017 Jeep Renegade for Kayak and SUP Carrier
    Let's start with the roof rack for your 2017 Jeep Renegade, and for that it depends on if you have a naked roof, raised rails, or flush-mounted rails. I'll give you options for a great value roof rack for all three roof types, which is from Rhino-Rack for raised side rails or a naked roof, and Rola if you have flush-mounted rails. These will give you a roof rack that is just as high-quality as brands like Thule or Yakima, but at a better price. Raised Rails - Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero...
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  • Will the Thule ProBar Work With the Rapid Gutter Feet On a Jeep Wrangler
    Yes, the Thule ProBar Crossbars like part # TH713700 will work with the Rapid Gutter Feet for Thule Crossbars like part # TH300R. The center channel underneath the bar is the same on all Thule crossbars so you won't have an issue with the ProBar. The Thule ProBar Crossbars can also be cut to the exact length you need so you will be good to go. If you are looking for a saddle style carrier to carry both kayaks hull down we have the Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier part # TH895 which...
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  • Recommendation To Carry Two Kayaks On 2015 Ford F-150
    For 2 kayaks on a 2015 Ford F-150, I recommend using the TracRac Ladder Rack # TH27000XTB or the sliding rack # TH43002XT-501 or # TH43002XT-000 depending on your bed length. The sliding systems will give you better support for your kayaks. With these ladder racks, you can use the Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount # TH895. This carrier will allow you to use the t-slots of your ladder rack. Two of these carriers will...
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  • Could 2 of Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG116MD Plus Third Dockgrip Fit on Bars
    If you had a longer set of crossbars you could use two of the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG116MD on the outsides of the bars and then a third kayak in the middle with a carrier like the Thule DockGrip part # TH895.
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  • Recommended Thule Kayak Setup for LEER 100XR Truck Cap with Tracks Installed
    For your Leer 100XR truck cap with Thule tracks, the Thule Podium Foot Pack for Aero Bars # TH460R are a great option. You will also need the Thule Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack # THKIT3101 to fit the rails. Then the # TH711120 crossbars will be a good fit. I also recommend using the locks # TH450400 to secure your system to your cap. This roof rack system will work very well with the Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH895.
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  • Thule Kayak Carriers That Will Fit into Crossbar Channels
    The Thule kayak carriers that will fit into crossbar channels are: Hullavator Pro # TH898 DockGrip # TH895 DockGlide # TH896 Between the three of them the Hullavator Pro is the most popular. It features a built-in lift assist to help load and unload the kayak.
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  • Do the Thule DockGlide and DockGrip Kayak/SUP Carriers Fit Directly in Top Slot on Aero Bars
    The DockGlide # TH896 and DockGrip # TH895 do come with hardware to fit the top channel in Thule Aero bars.
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  • Recommended Crossbars and Kayak Carrier For 2017 Subaru Crosstrek
    For your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend the Thule WingBar Load Bars - Aluminum - Black - 53" - Qty 2 # TH711420 along with the Thule Evo Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack # TH710401. This will mount to raised factory side rails on your vehicle. I also recommend locks # TH450400 to secure your roof rack and deter theft. For your kayak carrier, I recommend the Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading # TH895. These cradles will fit into the...
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  • Rack Solution to Carry Canoe with 2017 Toyota Tundra and Tow Camper
    The TracRac TracOne ladder rack part # TH27000XT that you referenced is confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Toyota Tundra 5.5 foot bed and would work well for carrying a canoe. Now you might want to consider a different option since you want to a trailer behind the truck. If you used a front hitch like the part # 31198 which is a confirmed fit, a single bar roof rack like the Rhino Racks part # RRVA150B, and # RRRLKVAH, and # DK079H, and then the Thule Goalpost part # TH997 you'd be carrying...
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  • Does Thule DockGrip Kayak Rack Fit 2018 Subaru Outback Limited Factory Crossbars
    Yes, I checked with Thule and for the factory crossbars of your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon the DockGrip part # TH895 is a confirmed fit and will work well.
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  • Thule Kayak Carrier Recommendation Similar to Thule HydroGlide that Fits Aero Bars
    I wish there was an adapter that allowed a Hydroglide 884 kayak carrier to fit on aero shaped bars, but there's not so the best solution would be the Thule part # TH881 which does fit aero bars and would be a great option.
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  • Mounting 2 Kayaks and a SUP to 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe With Factory Roof Rack
    It is possible you may be able to mount a pair of kayaks on their side and your SUP on the factory roof rack of your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, but you'll need to measure the width of your bars to ensure you can use both a SUP carrier and a carrier for two kayaks I recommend the Yakima BigStack Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System # Y04041 to mount two kayaks on the side and the Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH895 next to that if you have the room on your crossbars. The pair of...
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  • Will Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier Fit OEM Crossbars on 2008 Nissan Xterra
    We do have some kayak carriers that will fit the OEM roof rack on your 2008 Nissan Xterra but the clamp system on the Thule Hull-A-Port XT # TH848 won't be able to install on the larger crossbars. A similar system from Yakima is the JayLow # Y04073 and it has been confirmed to fit. I have attached a review video of this for you to check out. If you are brand loyal and want to stick with Thule then the following has been confirmed to fit your OEM roof rack: DockGrip - # TH895 DockGlide...
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  • Roof Rack to Carry a Paddleboard or Kayak on a 2016 Buick Encore
    If you don't already have a complete roof rack with crossbars on the roof of your 2016 Buick Encore you need to start there. You Encore should have flush mounted rails and we have the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero system that fits. Use parts # RRSX040 to mount the crossbars with either the black # RRVA126B-2 or silver # RRVA126S-2 crossbars. Then to carry the SUP on the crossbars use a carrier like the SupPup, part # Y04078. The SupPup connects to the crossbars and includes the tie-downs...
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  • Best Way to Transport Heavy SUP & Kayaks on 2014 Kia Soul That has Factory Roof Rack
    So there is a way that is going to allow you to transport your kayaks and SUP with your 2014 Kia Soul, but the issue is the factory roof rack, so the only option is going to be a kayak trailer. There simply isn't any type of load assist that is going to work with your factory rack, and there's no way to carry 98 lbs of SUP/Kayak on a rack that has a 100 lb capacity - any carrier is going to overextend the rack. So your only option truly is a trailer, and here are the parts you'll need: -...
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  • Roof Rack Needed to Carry a Kayak and Paddleboard with a 2015 Subaru Forester
    Although we do have options for carrying a kayak or paddleboard without a roof rack, these options utilize foam pads that would sit directly on top of your 2015 Subaru Forester and are really only supposed to be used when you are transporting your kayak or paddleboard a short distance (like across town). I recommend going with aero style bars which look much better and help prevent wind noise and drag. If your Forester doesn't have raised rails along the top then I recommend using the...
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  • Will the Thule T-track Accessories Work on the Yakima JetStream Crossbars
    The Thule DockGrip Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs part # TH895 is perfectly compatible with the Yakima JetStream Crossbars like part # Y00429. Like you said T-track and T-slot and the other track mounted accessories are interchangeable among the main manufacturers. On occasion the tee portion of the T-slot bolt of the accessory but it can be filed down slightly to fit into your slot. It is generally only a 1/16" that makes the difference.
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