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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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We offer a delivery service for the Thule hull-a-port xt 848 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

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Collection - Click & Collect

You can buy a Thule hull-a-port xt 848 online from our website and pick it up from ourselves or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - Near Newquay
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Hampshire

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

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