Kayak rack

Thule Hull-a-Port PRO

Stable and space-saving kayak rack with J-style cradle that folds down when not in use.



  • Folds down to the level of the roof rack when not in use, for improved aerodynamics
  • Wide mouth J-profile offers easier loading and unloading
  • Maximum carrying strength and kayak protection due to steel construction with adjustable padding
  • Thick, all-weather pads provide maximum kayak protection
  • Powerful straps keep the kayak firmly secured
  • Thule Buckle Bumper buckle protects the kayak and car from scratches during loading and transport
  • Stable, space-saving design thanks to the angled shape of the kayak rack

Technical specifications

Load capacity 75 lb
Dimensions 17 x 10 x 18 in
Weight 12.6 lb
Rubber cover for strap buckle
Length of straps 2x9.5'
One Key System compatible
Fits AeroBlade Adapter Required: Thule Adapter Kit Xadapt11
Fits SquareBar
Fits Xsporter Pro Adapter Required: Thule Adapter Kit Xadapt11
Model number 835PRO
Spare parts



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Works for me


I've had my Hull-a-port pro for about 5 years now, and use it probably once a week from April to September. My boat is a polyprop that weighs about 40 lbs. Originally it was mounted on factory cross bars, but then I got a new vehicle and now it is mounted on Thule Aerobars in the T-slot using the Xadapt11. It works real well, and I've never had any problems.

Joe M.

Fairfax, VA


Would not purchase again.


Locking mechanism failed on my three year old Hull-a-Ports resulting in a dangerous situation on a major highway. I checked Thule's warranty to find the 30 day clause. THIRTY DAYS isn't a realistic time frame for a product that gets 5 times a year usage. Disappointed to say the least.


Oshawa, Ontario


Great system to prevent damage to kayaks


The best way to prevent damage in fiberglass kayaks is to transport them on the side, due to their better structure this way. Easy on and off the rook rack. Easy to tie down. Good straps acompany the system. If the user READS the instructions and has a bit of tie-up common sense, there's NO WAY this rack will fail! NOTE: for long trips on rough roads (twice I traveled 5.000+ miles with my fiberglass sea kayak), it is best to add another layer of foam at the bottom, where most of the weight of the kayak sits, to prevent a cosmetic damage to the gel coat.




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