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DockGrip Kayak Saddle

4.642857142857143 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews
$299.95
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DockGrip Kayak Saddle

Drive to the launch with confidence and peace of mind knowing your kayak or SUP is securely on your roof with the Thule DockGrip Kayak Saddle. The DockGrip fits a variety of Thule rack systems, round bars, and most factory racks when used with T-Track and FlipFit brackets, giving you a versatile design that isn't limiting to just one vehicle. Then, the two independent pivoting saddles have an angle-setting lever that conforms to just about any hull shape for even more versatility. Thule gave this carrier flexible, cushioned pads to protect your kayak's hull or SUP from getting damaged on the ride in, and secures it with center load straps that feature car-protective buckle bumpers and QuickDraw bow and stern tie-downs for a quick, secure, and hassle-free transport.


Details

  • Versatile, horizontal roof carrier for kayaks and SUPS
  • Accommodates kayaks and SUPs up to 36-inches wide and 85 lbs
  • Pivoting saddles with angle-setting lever hold variety of hulls
  • Large, flexible, and cushioned pads protect your hull from damage
  • Easily secures with included straps, buckle bumpers, and tie downs
  • Item #THU007F
Boat Capacity
1 SUP or kayak, up to 3ft wide, 85lbs
Board Capacity
1
Compatibility
Thule AeroBlade, Thule SquareBar, Thule Xsporter Pro, round bars, and most factory racks due to T-Track and FlipFit brackets
Part Number
895
Recommended Use
travel
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 14 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

February 10, 2024

Perfect Fit

I used the online system to match my vehicle (Genesis GV80) to the appropriate components. Rail and clamp system arrived quickly from Thule, and was easy to install. Great product!

Rosey
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 7, 2023

Dock Grip is perfect for my kayak

I have been wanting this kayak rack for a long time and finally bit the bullet and ordered it. I am so happy that I did! This is a great kayak rack! I am a 5’3” woman and I can load my kayak on top of my compact SUV by myself and be ready to roll in about 20 minutes. The dock grip holds my kayak so well that I don’t feel I need to over tighten the cam straps, which is something I felt I had to do with other racks.

Kate
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

August 16, 2022

Bombproof.

This kayak carrier is excellent. The pads hold the kayak underneath and conform to the shape of the sides. The boat is held very securely.

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Robert
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Sticky. Hard to load.

It is very difficult to load. Not my kayak and my sup board stick to the rubber saddles. My old mount was better having felt pads at the rear. Please let me know if there is a fix for this.

Bob
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2020

Love them!!

They work perfectly for our 13 foot tandum kayak... they also will fit a 2020 Highlander with factory installed cross bars!!! They are sturdy, made well and definitely get the job down!!

Kayakqueen
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

June 17, 2020

Quality product and well engineered.

Typical of Thule this is a quality product and well engineered. However, the assembly instructions (pictures with no written explanation) are not easily understood and difficult to follow.

Fitz
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 2, 2020

Easy to install, works well

Installed within like 10 minutes (that’s with the Wingbar Evo, I guess with other racks it could take longer). Used it to transport a large kayak on the highway and felt very secure.

Jlk
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2020

Excellent kayak rack and i would reccoment

I use it for loading an Ocean fishing kayak on a Chevy Tahoe. Makes sliding the heavy beast up there very easy and keeps it on track in the center of the vehicle.

Big Game Angler
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2020

Perfect solution for watercraft flexibility

Works great...almost too well. ;) The grip is quite strong, so one must get past the rear carriers as you can't keep sliding your craft from the rear (as in the Dock Glide, which I found too slippery). Would be great to have rear units with a slightly lighter "grip." I was looking to find an option that would allow me to load my SUP or YAK single handedly. I'm 48 yrs. old with a compromised back. The addition of the Dock Grip allows me to keep my j hooks when I am loading multiple boats (preferably utilizing them with another set of hands). The option to arrange the angle of fhe Dock grips is key for laying my SUP flat and fits my 2019 Pungo hull nearly perfectly. The Dock grips are replacing simple crossbar pads that were not supportive enough of the newer kayak hull shape. So, now I can confidently transport my vessels securely without worrying about denting them. I would recommend!

Stac
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2020

I will recommande this product to any one who ask

Once you put it on the pads it just doesn't move, very stable and when you need to put it on or remove it, its a snap the pads incline so you can grab it easier. thanks Thule

Ben
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer