Thule 875XT Hydro-Glide Kayak Saddles

Pair of felt-lined pivoting saddles

Item #: 094875XT

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Thule's Hydro-Glide kayak saddles allow for smooth loading of kayaks onto your roof rack. The low-friction, felt-lined saddles provide six times more contact area than roller-type loading for secure, form-fitting support.

The saddles are compatible with Thule, Yakima, and most factory roof racks. All Thule equipment passes tough European safety standards for car racks.

Note: You'll need two sets of saddles to carry a kayak. You can use another set of Thule's Hydro-Glides, or many people use a set of Hydro-Glide saddles to slide the boat into place, while the second set of 878XT Set-To-Go saddles holds the boat securely.

Product Highlights:

  • low friction, felt-lined saddles
  • includes one ratcheting tie down, strap, and buckle protector
  • fits most roof racks
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Metal brackets
  • Four M6 Knobs
  • Strap
  • Buckle bumper
  • Four M6 x 50mm carriage bolts
  • Four M6 x 60mm carriage bolts
  • Rachet with hook
  • Hook
  • Attachment strap
  • 1/4" Rope
  • Hydro-Glide assembly
  • Instructions

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Overview: The Thule 875XT - Hydro Glide Saddle provides the slickest and easiest way to load your kayak. Its friction-free design offers super smooth loading (requires additional pair of saddles). The Thule 875XT is sold as a pair. It includes one ratcheting tie down, strap and buckle protector (additional tie down required for safe boat transport).

Felt Lined Saddle: The 875XT's smooth loading capability is achieved with its low friction, felt lined saddle. The 875XT provides the maximum hull conformance and kayak support thanks to its large surface area saddle (6x more contact area than roller type).

Compatibility: The Thule 875xt fits Thule standard and Xsporter load bars, Yakima, and most factory installed racks. It is designed for use with the Thule 878XT Set-To-Go saddle.

Note: May require the use of Xadapt3 (80 MM bolts) on some factory applications. This item will require the use of Xadapt3 (80 MM bolts) on our XSporter (421/422) and Rapid Aero Bars.

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