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Kayak rack

Thule Hull-a-Port XT

Versatile, lockable kayak rack that carries one or two kayaks and folds flat when not in use.



  • Carry up to two kayaks due to the dual position design that transforms from a J-cradle to two boat stacker position
  • Integrated StrapCatch for easy strap management when loading kayak
  • Upright folds flat when not in use
  • Fully assembled out of the box
  • Locks to load bars with Thule’s One Key System Lock Cylinders (sold separately)
  • Universal mounting design fits all types of load bars up to 80 mm wide quickly and easily
  • Load straps with buckle bumpers and bow and stern tie downs included for one boat
  • Supports one boat up to 75 lb or two boats with combined weight of 130 lbs or less

Technical specifications

Load capacity 130 lb
Dimensions 20 x 9 x 20 in
Weight 12.5 lb
Rubber cover for strap buckle  ✓ 
Length of straps 2x15'
Lockable  ✓  Adapter/s required: Thule 2-Pack Lock Cylinder
One Key System compatible  ✓ 
Fits Thule WingBar Evo  ✓ 
Fits Thule AeroBlade  ✓ 
Fits Thule SquareBar  ✓ 
Fits Thule ProBar  ✖ 
Fits Thule Xsporter Pro  ✖ 
Fits Thule TracRac - Truck  ✖ 
Fits Thule TracRac - Van  ✖ 
Model number 848
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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.


Ok if you have a light kayak


The tightening mechanism is not super secure, at least on the square bar. This device would be much better with a bottom support that keeps it from rotating on its side. Not impressed with Thules "tooless" racks.




Beware if you have a Thule square bar


Although the manual and web site state that this will work with the Thule square bar it really is a flimsy attachment. With the clamps tightened dow as far as possible the unit will easily move around the bar. I put my kayak up and while trying to center the load I notcied both Hull-a-port XT units moved around the bar and were leaning to one side almost down to the roof. On furher investigation I found that it takes very little force to cause this to occur. I also found that the clamp was tightened as far as possible so there was no way to tighten any more. I am not comfortable with racks that move around. It works fine on the Evo and aero bars unfortunately not with the square bar. Called Thule and I was told they never heard of this problem however I found several reviews online describing the same issue.



Notched strap-guide in new design is ANNOYING


Others have written about this new design. The old design, with a strap-guide on top of the rack, cloth resting pad and strap-excess storage pocket -- was much better, but the cloth wears out after a few years of salt-water. The new design "looks" sleeker, but you can't stuff the excess strapping anywhere, and the strap falls out of the notched guide. I wish I'd tried to find an older model. This is not an improvement. I would recommend finding an older model or something that will hold the strap in place on the rack when you put it up. I hope that Thule creates something to plug that notch, so that the strap doesn't fall out. I will write them separately about this.


Durham NH


Thule Hull-a-Port XT

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