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Establish a better attachment point for your bow/stern tie-downs with these hood loops from Thule. Simply close them under the vehicle's hood or trunk and help to prevent scratches on your vehicle's paint job. Constructed of heavy-duty nylon. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH530 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Quick Loops for Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Establish a better attachment point for your bow/stern tie-downs with these hood loops from Thule. Simply close them under the vehicle's hood or trunk and help to prevent scratches on your vehicle's paint job. Constructed of heavy-duty nylon.


  • Create 2 easily accessible, temporary mounting points on your vehicle for bow/stern tie-downs
  • Install directly on vehicle: close one loop under the hood and one under the trunk hatch
    • No drilling required
  • Eliminate the need to run tie-downs all the way down to the bumper
  • Keep tie-downs farther away from vehicle surface, deterring scratches and abrasions
  • Constructed of heavy-duty, UV-resistant nylon webbing
  • Includes 2 loops
  • Limited lifetime warranty

530101 Thule Anchor Straps for Bow and Stern Tie-Downs

Replaces Thule 530

Item # TH530

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Quick Loops for Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs - Qty 2 - TH530

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)

Establish a better attachment point for your bow/stern tie-downs with these hood loops from Thule. Simply close them under the vehicle's hood or trunk and help to prevent scratches on your vehicle's paint job. Constructed of heavy-duty nylon.


I'm happy with the Malone Downloader with TelosXL Load Assist. I wanted help loading my kayak onto my Toyota Rav4 since I go kayaking alone (and I am a small but strong 60 year old woman). The TelosXL definitely helps getting the kayak up to the J cradles. I still need a sturdy step stool to push it from the loader to the cradles. The things that I think could use some adjusting: on the TelosXL I found that the foot pedals can slip on asphalt. I cut some non-stick pads out that I take with me if I'm loading/unloading on asphalt (see picture that I am including). Also with the TelosXL the assembly guides are too far apart. When the assembly is extended to touch the ground, only one of the guides still has the extender in it. This makes it less stable. Malone might consider putting one more guide between the 2. As far as the Downloader goes, the tie down straps need to have the buckle completed covered to avoid dings on the car. Also, the bow/stern lines should include a ratcheting system. I ended up paying extra to get the Thule tie down straps and bow/stern lines because they are better.


I purchased a 2017 Subaru Outback. To transport my 1981 17 foot QT17C Alumacraft canoe on the factory installed roof rack crossbars that came with the Outback, I selected the Thule Portage Canoe Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Gunwale Brackets - Side Loading - TH819 to do the trick. I did some advance research online and couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase from I now have a quality product at the right price and these gunwale brackets are a simple solution for this veteran canoe man. I’m also impressed with the bow/stern tie downs that have a very nice ratchet and clip on one end and I secured the supplied hook with a bowline knot to the other end of the ¼ inch rope.
The Outback did not have convenient anchor points on the front or back of the vehicle for tie down locations but I found a good solution by ordering the Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs - Qty 2 - TH530. This works well with the tie downs I mentioned previously. I no longer need to crawl under the vehicle looking a way to secure the canoe. I look forward to many more years of safe and happy canoeing
I give an excellent rating for the entire ordering and shipping process on top of the high level of satisfaction with the products I purchased through them. Their customer service and price ensured me that I’ll do more business with them in the future.


Etrailer is the only supplier which I found that had the total package of towers, cross bars and locks. Ordering was easy and shipment was shipped and received quickly, ordered on Saturday package arrived on Monday,tracking was included. I also order ordered the Thule tie downs and Etrailer tucked them on the roof rack package so I received everything in one box.
A follow up email was sent confirming order had been delivered. The rack was in stalled on a 2013 RAV4.


Simple, elegant and convenient solution to securing kayaks (etc.) to your vehicle. 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. I use them with my Thule Hull-A=Port Kayak carriers.


These work well enough I suppose but I wish they were a couple inches longer. With my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee there are only a couple of locations under the hood and rear hatch where the staps can actually be placed and still stick out far enough where you can hook them. The rear hatch especially, the strap sticks out barely enough for me to insert my hook. But, they work and a solid overall. Would I buy them again, no. There is another set on eTtailer from a different company, that appear much longer and half the price, those I would buy.


I personally love the quick loops. I have no place to attach tie downs to my car. I placed the front one under hood of passenger side and the rear one in the trunk, passenger side again. Holds tight and leaves no marks on paint.

After a year they still work perfectly....would recommend.
Alex - 08/22/2016


These are great!! Both of the tow hooks on my Kia Soul are on the passenger side of the vehicle and I didn’t trust tying my kayak on top with the bow and stearn off to the same side. These straps are completely sturdy and gave me the option to tie to the center, front and back!! Great product!!


Used as needed, they work


etrailer provides great communication and quick shipping.
The replacement pads fit my Thule kayak racks perfectly and with these new loops I'll be able to use the tie down ropes easily.

These tie down loops come in very handy on my new car that lacks the towing hooks that I used to use on my old one and hold just as securely.
stpand - 07/30/2016


This works great.


these are the easiest,secure tie down items for bow and stern , Extremely clever. Just close the hood and/or trunk or hatch back down on them,and tie off to intergral loops. I use for canooe and kayaks. No need to get under vehicle to find a tie off .


Great product to help out with support of our kayak on the Thule Slipstream TH887XT Roof Mount rack!

GREAT PRODUCT ** Transportation of our Kayak is the best we have had? This rack carrys everything, even our Christmas Tree and Lumber we buy at [the home store]! We use this rack for just about anything we need to carry on the roof of our vehicle!
MickeyD - 09/11/2017


Worked well on both hood and tailgate of 2012 Subaru Outback to provide additional tie-down security for boats strapped into roof rack carriers. Was a little worried about the hood location and whether the plastic would be impacted by proximity to hot top of radiator but have had no issues. Great product if your vehicle has limited options for tiedowns on or under front or rear bumpers.


The part works great and it was an easy fit for my car.


Thule is always reliable and good quality. Excellent service

Thule always makes a great product.
Judy - 08/14/2020


Come in handy. Allow you to secure bow and stern without fear of damaging paint. Used with a cam buckle without the hook and worked perfect. Highly reccomend.


My Ford Escape has no good tie down spots (which surprised me for an SUV type vehicle). These straps allow me to easily tie down to a secure spot, both front and rear.

still works good
Jamie O - 08/12/2017


These Tie-Downs are so easy to use and are great for securing the bow and stern of our boats instead of tying off on the trailer hitch and risking marring the paint on our car. Great idea!


Haven't utilized these yet as I just receive my hitch assembly and I need to figure out where these will attach on/inside/from the hatch of the 2015 VW GTI!
I WILL use them though as the bike rack could bend the hitch assembly since it's only an 1" square....


Great product. Is very easy to install and uninstall. Is also the best solution to fastening the load in the rear if desired.


I purchased two sets of the Thule Quick Loops for my daughter and myself. We love them! No having to find the proper place to tie down our kayaks..just open the hood and back hatch and good to go. Also the shipping time was fantastic. Thank you from a couple of new and happy kayakers.


Excellent wall racks for our 10 ft. 51 lb. kayaks. Takes some time to get them aligned and installed on the studs but once completed they are fine. Like that they swing flat to the wall when not holding the kayaks. The only negative is that the factory sup[plied screrws are worse than awful - - even with pre-drilled holes as suggested and using a power drill driver the heads stripped almost immediately. So, a quick trip to the local True Value and $7.45 invested for "real" stainless steel screws and done!!


Qualify item, took to long to receive. Order over a month ago finally received them. Plan to use them next time I kayaking.


Used it last weekend and it works great. I put one between hood/front of car and the other between the back hatch/rear of car and the canoe was very secure (I also tied the canoe over the top to the luggage rack as their video showed).


If you put a boat on your roof, buy these. They are life changing. Climbing under my car to hook up the tie downs, after a long paddle, was the worst.

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  • How Long is the Strap on Quick Loops for Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs # TH530
    I went out to the warehouse to measure the strap length on the Quick Loops # TH530 for you. From the cylinder the strap is attached to up to the end of the strap is 8 inches. I included a picture showing where I measured.
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  • Does Location Matter When Using Thule Quick Loops To Secure Kayak On 2011 Toyota Prius
    As long as the Quick Loops # TH530 are in the trunk or hood cavity and away from anything moving or hot, they will hold the bow or stern of the kayak secure. These are made of a sturdy nylon webbing. As far as where in the trunk or under the hood they are placed, as long as the tie-down can be cinched securely, the location would not really matter. I have attached a link to a video that shows the Quick Loops being used you can check out.
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  • Are Thule Quick Loops part # TH530 Long Enough for 10 Foot Kayaks
    The Quick Loops part # TH530 would easily be long enough to attach to 10 foot long kayaks like you have.
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  • Anchor Strap for Roof Rack that Shuts in Hood
    We have something similar to that with the hood anchor straps from Thule part # TH530 which you'd shut in the hood and gives you a nylon loop to attach to.
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  • Will the Thule Portage Canoe Carrier Fit a 2014 Nissan Frontier SL with Factory Roof Rack
    I checked with Thule and the Portage canoe carrier # TH819 is a fit for the factory crossbars on your 2014 Nissan Frontier. I also recommend the Thule Quick Loops # TH530 that you can use for under the hood and somewhere in the tailgate area to make tying down the bow and stern easier. I have linked a video to the right showing how they work.
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    According to Thule, their Top Deck Rooftop Kayak Carrier is indeed a fit for the crossbars on your 2014 Outback. The mounts will fit crossbar profiles that are up to 3 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches thick. The Top Deck carrier includes the saddles, mounting hardware, straps and bow/ stern die-downs. I also recommend the Thule Quick Loops, part # TH530. The Quick Loops will close in the hood and rear hatch openings, and provide a good attachment point so the metal hooks for the tie-downs...
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  • Will Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier Fit 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon Factory Crossbars
    Per my contact at Thule, the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier, part # TH834 will work great with the factory crossbars on your 2015 Outback Wagon. This carrier can handle kayaks that are up to 36 inches wide and up to 75 lbs. The carriers also come with 2 tie-down straps and bow and stern tie-downs. To make it easier to secure the tie-downs I recommend the Quick Loops, part # TH530. You just attach the TH530 to the tie-down and close the loop under the hood and one inside the hatch to...
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    I checked with Thule and the Stacker kayak carrier, # TH830, will fit a 2009 Subaru Impreza 5-door with factory installed crossbars that run side to side. To make tieing down the bow/stern easier, I recommend some quick loops, # TH530. I have included a link to a video review of the quick loops for you.
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    I have the perfect product for you and your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. I recommend the Quick Loops for Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs - Qty 2 Item # TH530. Close the cylinder of one under the hood and the cylinder for the other close in the rear hatch, leaving the straps out on both, and that will create 2 easy to access and use tie down points to secure the canoe. I have linked a video below showing how they work.
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  • Can Quick Loops for Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs be Left in Place After use?
    If you reach your kayaking destination you can leave the Quick Loops for Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs # TH530 in place as you will be re-using them again making your return trip. Once you get home, however, they should be removed. The reason is if you are using these and something like the Thule Hull-A-Port Aero # TH849000 to carry your kayaks, the Quick Loops will not have any slack on them when not in use and if you are using them at the front they could potentially be lost with normal,...
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