THULE DOCKGLIDE 896 RRP: £160
Carrying kayaks on the roof of a car can be as simple as strapping it deck-down to the roofbars. If you wish to transport it upright and rigged and ready for action, in a purpose made carrier that supports the hull, allowing the extra width perhaps for two on the roof, the Thule Dockglide fits the bill perfectly.
It features two large cushioned front pads and two felt-lined rear pads that make it easier to load your craft from the rear of your vehicle. The felt-lined pads allows the hull to slide up on to the front pads with ease. The pads are adjustable and will accommodate a wide range of hull shapes. The pads cradle the hull and ensure a solid hold of the hull on to your roof rack once strapped down with the supplied cam buckle straps.
The DockGlide is suitable for hulls up to 90cm wide and up to 35kg in weight. It comes with a T-Track attachment, making them an easy fit on to the Thule WingBars and ProBars. The DockGlide can fit on to Thule Square Load Bars with a SquareBar 8897 Adaptor (sold separately).
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