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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
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Model number 848
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Accessories for Thule Hull-a-Port XT

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.


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


Great whitewater kayak rack


Originally bought this for my whitewater creek boat but also works great for my SUP.


Lookout Mountain, TN


So easy to install. Great buy


Bought the kit, bars, and Hull-A-Port XT. Once the rack and bars were installed, this attachment was a snap to get on/off. So easy! Love that lines and straps, etc. are included. Cannot wait to start traveling with our two kayaks!


Neptune City, NJ


Thule Hull-a-Port XT

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