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Thule Hull-a-Port XT 848

Kayak J Bar Carrying System

Carry up to two kayaks on their edge, on an existing roof-rack system.

Hull-a-Port XT 848 kayak carrier from Thule

The padded cradles adjust to fit accomodate one kayak
The Thule Hull-a-Port XT in vertical postion to fit 2 kayaks
The Thule Hull-a-Port XT in vertical postion
The Thule Hull-a-Port XT folded
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Thule hull-a-port xt 848

The XT from Thule is not only a J cradle, it can also be adjusted to secure a 2nd kayak on the outer edge, freeing up room across your Thule bars. Attaching to either Square or Wing bars using it’s unique clamp/grip system without the need for any additional fittings or kits.

The J-Cradle will fit most white-water kayaks, mid-sized sit-on-tops (up to 34kg), touring kayaks and also sea kayaks. The padded J bar is perfect for preserving hull integrity and especially useful if you are the proud owner of a composite boat.

The back part of the J-Cradle has an easy to use adjustment lever, allowing it to be folded flat when not in use. (lowering the overall vehicle height) It can also be adjusted to a vertical position as in the pictures below, and used as an upright bar for another kayak to be strapped against its outer edge.

Included in the box are a set of 4 metre cam-straps and bow/stern tie-downs.

Key Features

  • 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 most 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




Maximum load 1 Kayak Max 34kg / 2 Kayak Max 59kg
Dimensions 50 x 22 x 50 cm
Weight 5.6 kg
Length of straps 2x400 cm
Lockable Requires Locking Barrels (Sold Seperately)
Fits SlideBar No
Fits SquareBar Yes
Fits ProBar No
Fits WingBar Yes
Model number 848000


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