The Thule Hull-A-Port 834 features two protective cylindrical cushioned pads on the top tubes, bow and stern tie-down ropes and straps with a redesigned buckle protector. The Hull-a-Port 834 fits Thule square, Aero, Yakima round as well as most factory installed cross bars. The 834 is easy to transfer from vehicle to vehicle with its universal mounting system. Sold as a pair which will accommodate 1 kayak.
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This is my 2nd Thule Kayak carrier, First was identical, but older model 815. The only difference I see is a better, more secure mounting bracket to the car roof racks. What can I say, once strapped down, the kayak stays put. That is all I really need from a carrier. The straps have a cover over the clasp, which prevents wear against the kayak side. 2 Thumbs up for this style of carrier.
Very easy to install. Very stable. Straps are hard to figure out. Depends on the kind of rack and rails you have as to how the straps will work..t
Took these on the maiden voyage yesterday- in 40 mph winds. 63# hard shell and 32# inflatable kayaks stayed put, even without using the bow/stern tie-downs. Racks take about 20 minutes per boat and you can fit 2 large kayaks on the same car. Perfectly compatible with 2015 Subaru Outback factory racks.