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Hull-a-Port Kayak Carrier

4 out of 5 stars
30 Reviews

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Why We Like The Hull-a-Port Kayak Carrier

The Thule Hull-a-Port Kayak Carrier's proven J-style design allows easy loading and takes up minimal roof space, so you can still squeeze in your cargo box. The highly padded steel bars hold both sea and whitewater kayaks, and this Thule rack comes with two load straps to secure your boat. A universal mounting system lets you attach the Hull-a-port Kayak Carrier to square, round, and most factory roof racks. No special parts needed.


  • Reliable roof rack that helps you get to the water
  • Padded steel bars are durable and wont damage your boat
  • Two included load straps securely lock in your craft
  • Universal mounting system works with most cross bars
  • Minimal footprint leaves room on your roof rack
  • Item #THU0083
Boat Capacity
Locks Included
round bars, square bars
Part Number
Recommended Use
hauling your kayak
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 30 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 6 reviews
5 Stars - 15 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 6, 2024

Perfect for our big old two person kayak.

Traveling for vacation and needed to carry a much bigger kayak. Quick and easy mounting. Kayak was safe and secure on the highway.

Viejo Loco

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

2 out of 5 stars

August 29, 2023

not overly impressed.

Bolts dont stay in place, need two people when attaching them as they move about when tightening them. the tube plug bullets pop out and got lost on the 1st time using the rack system.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

August 27, 2023

Somewhat happy with purchase

Not happy with some of the parts on this unit. The black end caps that are inserted into the lower sections of the tubular J-hooks have fallen out. This happened on my last pair that I bought. I was also very careful to try and protect them, but to no avail.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

August 23, 2023

Simple and robust

We used our new Thule Hull-a-Port carrier for the first time this past weekend and are really pleased with the purchase. It was easy to install on our rack, very simple to use, and made loading the kayak a breeze. We've had a Compass 4-in-1 rack for a while, which we've used to carry our two boats, but addition of the Hull-a-Port allows us to use them both as J carriers on each side of the car--so much better on our backs than hoisting them onto the midpoint of the roof. Another great Thule product.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

June 22, 2023

Great quality product

This is a great quality kayak rack that fit perfectly on my Thule square bars roof rack. I've already used it to transport my kayak several hundred problem free kilometers. It attaches or detaches quickly and easily although I wish it came with a locking mechanism so I didn't have to remove it, but it's not a huge deal. A bit pricey for what it is in my humble opinion.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

July 25, 2022

Perfect fit on my Honda factory crossbars

First tried a cheap imported "universal" knockoff and it didn't even come close to fitting my factory crossbars. Then got the real thing from Thule and it fit perfectly and included high quality straps and bow/stern lines. Very easy to install and load.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Rack As Advertised, Bolts Not So Much

The rack and mounts are all high quality and perform as expected. The bolts were too short for an older Thule square/rectangular bar. I tried several hardware stores looking for longer carriage bolts in this metric size but to no avail. Converted everything to 0.25” hardware. Worked but lost the value of the hardware that came with the rack. Thule, if the bolts were just a few cm longer, they would truly be universal among your bars.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

April 5, 2022

Great product

I have the hullaport j racks going on 5 yrs now they are easy off and easy on.the only issue I have the covers are worn and starting to fall apart .I don't see any replacements for them either only bummer


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

July 6, 2021

Super Strong and Easy to Install and Remove

i have the rack set and it works perfectly for my Sequoia cross rails (admittedly they are thin and the bolt length isn't an issue). They are easy on and off so be careful leaving them on for extended times when not in use! Great set and very secure with the 12' Thule straps. The foam pads on the lower legs could stand to be a little longer but that's not a deal-breaker for me. The upper pads slide up and down to catch the hull of your kayak nicely. I found zip strips under them on the upright members hold them in place perfectly. Nice easily-stored product for transporting your yaks!

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Originally reviewed on manufacturer

1 out of 5 stars

August 10, 2020

Wish I read these before buying

Bolts are too short to attach to cross bars, so just ordered longer ones, now after reading review of new & not so improved, wishing I ordered bolts with a head for allen wrench, must of been a cost saving measure. What happens when you loose one of those "wing nuts" to tighten bolts


Originally reviewed on manufacturer