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Thule WaterSlide protection mat black
A man is loading a kayak on a Thule WaterSlide kayak carrier on his car
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Thule WaterSlide

protection mat black

A technical mat that protects your vehicle while loading and unloading your kayak/canoe.
Protects vehicle during the loading and unloading of your kayak or boat.
Non-skid underside and two bar straps hold mat in place while loading and unloading.
Top "glide" layer is durable, non-fading and resistant to the sun.
Will not soak through or allow sand or dirt to penetrate through to the vehicle surface.

Dimensions (LxWxH)

92 x 61 x 1 cm

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Tested to the limit

At the Thule Test Centerâ„¢ in Hillerstorp, Sweden, products go through extreme testing. Our roof rack systems are designed to carry your gear and fit your car as safely and securely as possible. Below are just a few examples of the many tests conducted.
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A bike rack is being tested in the Thule test center crash test.

Crash tests

We conduct multiple crash tests at different speeds and weights to ensure the complete roof rack system transports your gear safely and protects the vehicle from damage.
A Thule roof rack is being tested in the Thule test center wear and tear simulation.

Wear and tear simulations

Specialized tests that are used to evaluate the roof rack systems over time, to assess their durability and long-term performance.
A Thule roof rack is being tested in the Thule test center exposure test.

Exposure tests

To evaluate the performance of roof rack systems under conditions that might be encountered during use, we expose them to extreme heat, cold, damp, sunlight and chemicals.

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