Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier Customer Reviews
51 Customer Reviews
The Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Rack offers a new slant on the kayak rack. The unique J-style carrier gets your ocean or whitewater boat on its side, freeing up room on the roof for a second kayak, a bike or any gear you can rack.
With the Thule Hull-A-Port kayak rack, loading couldn't be easier. Just dump it on the padded cradle and cinch it down tightly and securely with the two provided ratcheting tie-down straps. For better fuel economy and more overhead clearance, choose the PRO Hull-A-Port. It's design allows it to fold down when not in use. Both Hull-A-Port models are built in the USA and boast all-metal attachment hardware and UV-resistant covering on the pads for long life. Your Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier is covered by a Lifetime Warranty.
51 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Glenn M (Macclenny, FL) Reviewed for a 2004 Ford F-350 — Feb 20, 2014 9:46 AM
I bought this carrier so I could carry my kayak with me while pulling my RV. I would rather have purchased something that makes loading the Kayak easier, but I could not justify the added expense some other models require. All in all, this carrier works as expected is durable, good looking, and sturdy.
Reviewed by Terry S (SAN DIEGO, CA) Reviewed for a 2004 Nissan Xterra — Nov 07, 2013 8:27 PM
Ordered and received the rack in a speedy fashion. Item arrived as described. Good instructions on how to mount it. Following the guide for my make/model/year I see that the rack can be mounted using the 45 65 or 85mm bolts.I knew I needed to use the 85mm carriage bolts...... but the rack doesnt SHIP with 85mm bolts. I have to find them on my own. M6x85mm carriage bolts are not common. I had to order them on line because NONE of my local hardware stores carry them. wish I new in advance!
Reviewed by Calvin G (Bonita Springs, FL) Reviewed for a 2013 Subaru Outback — May 14, 2013 5:19 AM
Great appearance with special padding to protect the kayak surface. Easy to mount and remove. Kayaks postured securely in the cradles. Caution to recheck the clamps after driving the first hour. Then you should be good to go the remainder of the trip.
Reviewed by Randall H (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Reviewed for a 2012 Nissan Versa — Jan 24, 2013 3:55 AM
This is well thought out from every angle. Attaches to my square load bars in 5 minutes. My kayak is up and loaded in 10. The straps are impressive (two hull, one bow tie-down, one stern tie-down) and I like that they're included. I sprung for the Pro (folding) version, and I'm glad I did: I'm not sure I could get the hull straps in the cradle w/o folding them down to eye-level first. Recommended for reliable car-topping.
Reviewed by Michael F (Raleigh, NC) — Aug 28, 2012 7:45 AM
Just got the Hull a port PRO - very impressed on how easy it was to install and use. Have only used twice - but very happy with the solid performance. The fact that it folds down allows me to keep on vehicle (Honda Ridgeline) while in my garage.