The world's most popular kayak carrier — Thule's Hull-a-Port PRO carrier holds your kayak in a J-style cradle that offers safe support, while leaving room on your roof rack for more equipment. The package includes two Hull-a-port assemblies, two rachets with hooks, two straps, buckle protectors, and all necessary mounting hardware.

The Hull-a-Port PRO folds down for improved overhead clearance when not in use. Coated steel hardware and quick on/off fasteners helps makes sure your kayak rack stays in perfect condition. The Hull-a-Port PRO works with just about any roof rack, factory or aftermarket. All Thule equipment passes tough European safety standards for car racks.

Product Highlights:

  • J-style carrier maximizes load bar space for other carriers
  • folds down for improved overhead clearance when not in use
  • quick on/off hardware for fast installation and removal
  • high-strength powder coated steel frame construction with soft conforming rubber pads and nylon load straps
  • includes two Hull-a-port assemblies, two ratcheting tie downs, two straps, and buckle protectors
  • compatible with most roof racks
  • optional AeroBlade load bar adapter available
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Thule 835PRO Hull-a-Port PRO™ Kayak Rack Reviews

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Thule 835PRO Hull-a-Port PRO Kayak Rack

Written By Jimmy, Illinois on Monday, April 06, 2015

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Great rack for hauling kayak. Flolds down when not needed. Easy to install. works great.

Pros: Good rack. works great and easy to use

Cons: No way to lock on your vechicle

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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Hull-aport assemblies
  • 2 Bottom tube pads
  • 2 Top tube pads
  • 2 Base pads
  • 4 Metal brackets
  • Eight M6 x 50mm bolts
  • Eight M6 x 65mm bolts
  • Eight M6 knobs
  • 2 Buckle bumpers
  • 2 Rachets with hook
  • 2 Hooks
  • 2 Attachment straps
  • Two 1/4" rope
  • 4 Tube plugs
  • Instructions

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Overview: The Thule 835PRO Hull-a-port PRO carrier is designed for transporting your kayak on your vehicles roof-rack. The 835PRO includes two ratcheting tie downs, two straps and buckle protectors.

Compatibility: The Thule 835PRO fits Thule standard, Rapid Aero, Xsporter bars, Yakima, and most factory installed racks.

Construction: The Thule 835PRO features a high strength powder coated steel frame construction with soft conforming rubber pads and nylon load straps.

J Style Design: This proven J style kayak carrier creates more room on the load bar to transport more toys at the same time.

P.F.D. (Pull Fold Done): The Thule 835PRO features rapid folding for improved overhead clearance when not in use.

Installation: Quick on/off hardware ensures fast installation and removal of the 835PRO.

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