The Thule Top Deck Kayak Saddle is a complete carrier that includes everything needed to transport a kayak safely and securely. The saddles conform to the hull of your boat allowing for a firm hold. Bow and stern tie downs are included with the Thule Top Deck 881 Kayak Saddle to provide even more boat security.
|Capacity - Kayaks:||1 Kayak / Complete Carrier|
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I bought a Malibu XL kayak to use this saddle with. I ended up mounting the kayak upside down because it's impossible to sit it on the saddle with the design of the hull. The straps that this saddle came with is ok but have seen better. I have an '05 MDX and it held the kayak nice and hugged pretty tight. I traveled over 70 miles to get to the destination and this saddle safely kept the kayak on the roof intact without moving an inch. Easy to install and easy to remove. I like it.
They do install easily and work fine, straps were also included. Thats cool.
Got this for my aero Thule bars. Works fine for my Moken 10 kayak mounted on a Mazda CX9. Would be nice to have a roller bar at the back for loading but didn't want to pay extra for that option.
I did a lot of research before I settled on these excellent, inexpensive USA-made saddles. They are durable, simple, and fit easily without a lot of fuss. We put them on a stock OEM rack on our 2001 Olds van and they literally work great. They look small for the job of carrying our Wilderness 135T tandem, 80 lb. kayak. But weve used them numerous times this summer without ANY problems. Sticky enough to hold the boat in place but smooth enough to easily load and unload. Quality tie-down straps and all hardware. A VERY EXCELLENT value for the price and useful for ANY horizontal position kayak carry.