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Everything you need to transport a kayak.

Thule's Glide & Set is a combination of their Set-to-Go [THU0026] and Hydro Glide [THU0025] saddles, along with two ratcheting tie-down straps. The Glide & Set can be attached to almost any rack system, factory or otherwise, and has everything you need to carry your kayak right out of the box. Saddle systems are easy to use and eliminate pressure points on your boat's hull, making them the best choice for kayak transportation if you have the roof space.

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Would this system fit on 1999 Jeep Cherokee...

Would this system fit on 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport roof rack, & are these saddles appropriate fit for Malibu Kayak X Factor Hull shape. THANK YOU

The Thule Glide system will definitely fit the Jeep Cherokee sport from 1999-2001.


Thule Glide & set

    Works great, loads & unloads easy, had one of the knobs work loose at times, and it broke on the third time using it, will need to get a new saddle lock down knob. Still better then the J-style for my SUV.


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      I've had the Glide & Set Kayak saddles for another car using the Thule square crossbars. The new G & S saddles have updated "Set" saddles which includes better grippers molded into the rubber, and, the curvature of the saddles can be controlled via small wing nuts/screws to make for a superb custom fit for any hull. That's new and an excellent feature. The first set of saddles I received had defective "Glide" saddles...the felt pads were peeling off the plastic backing. But, a phone call and quick response from Backcountry (sending me replacements immediately without waiting for return of the defects) had my kayak "back in the saddle again" in a flash. Thanks Backcountry!

      Write your question here...On the Thule...

      Write your question here...On the Thule hardware fit guide it does not list a 2004 Honda Accord Sedan, does that mean it is not appropriate for my Honda Accord?

      Use this:'ll tell you everything you need to know.


      Thule Xsporter Rack and hydro glide and set saddles

        The Thule rack that I purchased is a must for any kayaker with a truck. With the combination of the Thule Hydro Glide and set saddles, loading and unloading a 60 lb kayak is no problem. There really is no humming while going down the highway as long as the weather-strips are applied. Otherwise, great rack for the money. Plus, it won't rust like Yakima's rack. Been there, done that.


        no more oilcanning...

          These are great for
          preventing "oilcanning" your boat by strapping it directly to the crossbars which puts an depression in the hull. Easy to load, a must for anyone with a kayak and a car.