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Compass Kayak Carrier

4.176470588235294 out of 5 stars
34 Reviews

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Compass Kayak Carrier

You never do the same thing two lake days in a row, which is why you'll love the versatile watercraft storage of the Thule Compass Kayak Carrier. Whether you're loading up a pair of kayaks or some SUPs, you'll have the space to fit either craft on this convenient rack. The easily-adjustable upright bar can either stand straight up or lay flat, letting you fit two kayaks in its vertical mode, one kayak in its saddle mode, and up to two SUPs in that same saddle mode. Thanks to its thick rubber saddles and padded upright bar your boats and boards will stay protected even on bumpy mountain roads, and they'll stay nice and secure thanks to the easy-to-manage load straps.


  • Convenient kayak carrier that can also bring your SUPs along
  • Adjustable upright bar lets you carry in stacker mode or saddle mode
  • Capable of carrying up to two kayaks or SUPs
  • Rubber saddles and padded bar protect your crafts on rugged roads
  • StrapCatch system makes it easy to manage straps while loading
  • Upright bar stays flat and out of the way when not in use
  • Accommodates kayaks up to 36in wide and can hold up to 130lbs
  • Item #THU008H
Boat Capacity
[J-style or saddle mode] 1 kayak, [stacker mode] 2 kayaks
Board Capacity
[saddle mode] 2 SUPs
Thule WingBar Evo, Thule AeroBlade Edge, Thule AeroBlade, Thule SquareBar, Thule ProBar
Part Number
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4 based on 34 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 23 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

August 18, 2023

Awesome product!

We have used the Thule Compass many times and we love it. The only issue is that it does take a while to load and secure boats. Not a huge deal and should get better with practice.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

August 8, 2023


Works AWESOME with our two kayaks! Super smooth to install and mount kayaks! Yipppeee Thule!


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

July 26, 2023

Could work in theory

If your car/SUV is high, as ours is, coupled with the wide beam of our kayaks, then the height of our kayak reached 10 feet (3 meters). We found this unmanageable so returned item (very easy through Thule). This could work for a lower roofed car and a less beamy kayak.

Not for us

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 16, 2023

2 Kayaks = 5* for this mount

I've used it several times

The Thule Compass is the best dual kayak mount we've owned! It was worth every penny! Our kayaks are extremely secure during transport. It's a very durable products and matches perfectly with our Thule Xsporter Pro Low truck rack. The straps are also durable and when used properly secure our kayaks like nobody's business! We couldn't be happier. Now if someone just made a truck bed cover to fit with the Xsporter Pro Low truck rack, I'd be 100% in business!

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Patrick F
5 out of 5 stars

May 14, 2023

Great product!

Easy install, great instructions, works as advertised. Very happy with it.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

April 30, 2023

Thule products always impress.

Bought the EVO crossbars and double kayak carrier for our smaller travel car. We are empty nester so prefer not to be driving our SUV when not required. Have a number of other Thule products, ski box and bike carrier. They are built right and last. Wonderful to buy quality products that buck the ‘planned obsolescence’ trend.

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Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

March 31, 2023

Solid rack, faulty wing knobs

I’ve had this rack for about a year and have used it on numerous occasions hauling 1-2 10ft kayaks. Only issue is that both plastic wing nuts/knobs have popped off. One within a month of purchasing and the other after 7months of use. We now bring a wrench with us to tighten and loosen. Apart from that, it's been a great kayak rack.

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Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

September 13, 2022

Great quality

I bought this about a month ago. I have been using it to haul around two kayaks. It is a solidly build system that gives me absolutely no worries about whether it will work. It’s an example of you get what you pay for - in this case - great quality and a great product.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

August 25, 2022

Great rack.. but not so good hardware

Great design for 2 kayaks but not so durable. The wing knob broke after 1 month of use.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

August 25, 2022

Easy to install and use

Love the product, but only after 1 month the foam on the center bar has started to tear. I hope it can be replaced or fixed. Other than that, it is easy to use and very sturdy holding two 12ft kayaks.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer