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Kayak rack

Thule DockGrip

A versatile, horizontal kayak carrier with large cushioned, flexible pads that conform to a large range of hull shapes as well as SUPs.



  • Can carry a variety of hull shapes as well as SUPs with two independent pivoting saddles with angle-setting lever
  • Protects the hull with large, flexible, cushioned pads
  • Easily secure the kayak or SUP using the center load straps with car-protective buckle bumpers and QuickDraw bow and stern tie-downs
  • Fits a variety of Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks due to T-Track and FlipFit brackets
  • Accommodates kayaks and SUPs up to 36 in/90 cm wide and 85 lbs/40 kg

Technical specifications

Load capacity 85 lb
Dimensions 8 x 4 x 8 in
Weight 6.8 lb
Rubber cover for strap buckle  ✓ 
Length of straps 2x15'
Lockable  ✖ 
One Key System compatible  ✖ 
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Model number 895
Spare parts



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Accessories for

Thule Load Straps 523

Two 15-foot heavy-duty straps with cam-action buckles secure heavy loads while our patented buckle bumpers help to prevent vehicle scratches and dings.

Thule QuickDraw

Secure your boat's bow and stern quickly and easily. A simple ratchet system lets you do away with bungee cords and time-consuming knots.


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!


Charlotte, NC


Peace of mind, even with a heavy boat.


For a while now, I've had one DockGrip and one (competitor) J-cradle to transport two boats. I've always preferred the DockGrip, and finally ponied up for a second. This transports a somewhat heavy boat, but it's always felt secure, loaded easily, and been a breeze to take off and put on each season. I've never worried about the boat on the DockGrip like I have the one on the J. Additionally, Thule includes a pretty high-quality and comprehensive tie-down kit. I'd not only recommend this to a friend, I recommended it to myself...and bought a second.


Boston, MA


Yes, it seems solid and does a good stable job


Kayak hauling


Park city, ut


Thule DockGrip

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