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Thule Compass Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On

Thule Compass Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On

Our Price: $349.95
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Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
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This versatile carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks or SUPs on your roof rack crossbars. Carry in stacker, J-style, or saddle position to maximize usable space on your crossbars. Fold arms flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule Compass Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On part number TH890000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Paddle Board
  • Surfboard
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • J-Style
  • Post-Style
  • Saddle-Style
  • Thule
  • Clamp On
  • Folding

This versatile carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks or SUPs on your roof rack crossbars. Carry in stacker, J-style, or saddle position to maximize usable space on your crossbars. Fold arms flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included.


Features:

  • Kayak or SUP carrier lets you transport your watercraft on your roof rack crossbars
    • Works with composite and plastic hulls
  • 3 Different configurations let you maximize usable space on your crossbars
    • Angled (J-style) position lets you carry 1 kayak
    • Vertical (post-style) position lets you carry 2 kayaks - 1 on each side of carrier
    • Flat (saddle) position lets you carry 1 kayak or 2 SUPs and provides overhead clearance when carrier is not in use
    • Hand knobs let you easily adjust arms to desired position
  • Wide cradle mouths make it easy for 1 person to load and unload kayaks and SUPs
  • Thick rubber saddles and padded arms help protect your gear from scratches and scuffs
  • 4 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure kayaks or SUPs to carrier
    • Integrated StrapCatch keeps straps centered and in place, so your hands are free while you load
  • 2 Pairs of bow/stern tie-downs secure kayaks or SUPs to vehicle
  • Easy, tool-free installation with universal mounting hardware
  • Durable, black powder coated and e-coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 2 kayaks
  • Single watercraft weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 130 lbs
  • Dimensions: 32" long x 7" wide x 19" tall
  • Maximum hull width: 36"
  • Carrier weight: 20 lbs
  • Strap dimensions: 15' long x 2" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


890000 Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs

Item # TH890000

Installation Details TH890000 Installation instructions



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Thule Compass Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Clamp On - TH890000

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (53 Customer Reviews)

This versatile carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks or SUPs on your roof rack crossbars. Carry in stacker, J-style, or saddle position to maximize usable space on your crossbars. Fold arms flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included.

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Wry disappointed in such an expensive rack and kayak carrier. It is extremely difficult to reach the carrier to place two kayaks. We are very uncomfortable transporting the kayaks for longer and highway travel. I would not recommend these to others. We likely will purchase something other in the future. I’d rather put the kayak in a car or pickup truck that they would fit in.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

1/16/2024

I am sorry to hear that you do not like the Thule Compass system. Depending on how many kayaks you are transporting, you might like a single kayak carrier more where the kayak lays flat versus on the side. I have a few in mind for you like part # LR88FR or part # Y04083-2.



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We bought this Kayak rack for my mom to put on her 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee so her and my dad could haul their kayaks easier. The mounting hardware was a little tricky at first but once we figured it out, it wasn't bad at all. It holds the kayaks in place nicely. Had no issues with them getting loose or moving around. Seems to be built well and they're very happy with it so far.



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This is a really well-made, quality product. The top surface feels somewhat squishy like it will provide cushioning to the board(s) held onto it or to the kayaks. It shipped very quickly from e-trailer and arrived in pristine condition. The layout and packaging is gorgeous as well. I do wish there was an option for over-packaging to conceal the contents but to their credit the delivery person did put it out of the line of sight on my porch. I would definitely buy from here again.



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Works well for me and looks great on the Thule rack on my Tacoma.



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Although I believe Thule is at the top of the carrier field, it seemed like this product is mostly plastic especially in places where stress and pressure could cause cracking like the knobs for righting the middle rack, and the grooves where the middle rack can be moved to. I’ve had a Thule rack in the past and these areas did crack and made adjusting them difficult. For the price we pay, the materials should be more durable.



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It's mostly a good design, sturdy, and easy to use. Unfortunately, it's a little impractical if you plan to use it for 2 kayaks. In the 2-kayak setup, it will need to be mounted in the middle of the roof and this makes it challenging to reach the kayaks -- especially on taller vehicles like SUVs without two people and strong shoulders.

It's probably more suitable on sedans or lower vehicles like many Subarus.



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Very adequate but a bit awkward to attach and load kayaks. Using with a low profile Rhino Rack, I was able to attach, load and carry 1-10’ and 1-12’ Eddyline kayak and travel over 1000 miles this past spring without incident.



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Love etrailer and the new Thule Compass! Just what I need to fit two kayaks on my roof, next to my 18ft old town canoe. Solid construction and easy install (less than 20 min).



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Not crazy about this kayak carrier. Very diffficult to arrange two kayaks on this thing



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Was great to install holds the kayaks g reat!!!!



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The roof rack is performing like a champ.
It is everything we wanted, researched and purchased, with your help off course.
Here are a couple pics from our camping trip last year.
They can be shared anywhere if you like.



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Excellent technical support. Yet to test it all out? Thanks



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I was very satisfied with my purchase. The quality is excellent, the price was reasonable and the carrier looks great on the car. I would definitely buy another product from etrailer.



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I downloaded the Install Guide from Thule and watched the video one etrailer.com prior to buying.

Everything was spot on!

I was done with the install quickly!

Shopping experience / delivery experience was excellent.

Thank you!



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Great product and quality. A little bit noisy when no kayak on board and no worry about the kayak really secured with all straps come with it. Loved it and enjoyed it.



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Thule makes outstanding products. This is not the first Item I purchased. Excellent hardware and easy to assemble. We have two kayaks and look forward to warmer weather.



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Great product, work at designed for 2 kayaks carrier. Easy installation, clear and detail instruction on how to correct secure kayaks.



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Hey guys,Montrell M.,and Erik B were great and spot on with all info and delivery! I am very happy with the 890000 Thule Compass with my 1995 Toyota 4-runner.,will send some pics later., THANKS AGAIN for the great service!



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The installation is super easy, looks great, and very little wind noise. Great purchase!



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Not providing the "T" slot mounting of the Aero bars brought my rating down a star. It sort of misses the point when used with integrated mounting style bars. Otherwise solid product.



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awesome product - awesome people-, this rack is great in its diversity - watch the video



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I haven't used it yet but it was easy to put on the roof

Cynthia

6/18/2021

Great



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Easy to install, easy to use.

David

9/7/2021

Takes me to the river, my kayaks in the water... floating me down, floating me down... love my Thule kayak roof mounts



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Easy to install. Works with two different size / shape kayaks



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Product is exactly what we were looking for and has made our traveling experience a lot easier. This company delivered everything as advertised and made the purchase seamless and easy.


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