Thule 887XT Slipstream - Thule Kayak Racks
The Thule 887XT Slipstream is a premium load-assist carrier that supports up to 50% of your kayak's weight while ensuring there is no contact made with the vehicle. The Thule 887XT Slipstream fits most kayak sizes and shape for safe transportation.
- Carries 1 kayak, requires one person to load/unload
- Sliding roller extends beyond the back of the vehicle and supports up to 75lbs, 36 inch width and 50% of the kayak's weight to simplify loading and unloading
- Pivoting saddles automatically conform to nearly every kayak shape and size, including fishing kayaks, for secure transportation
- Double-coated, heavy-duty steel design for long, corrosion-resistant product life
- 4 touch points of padded support conform to the hull for added protection
- Includes all straps to transport one kayak; Two load straps with padded buckles and two ratcheting bow/stern ropes
- Fits Thule square and rapid aero bars, as well other round bars and most factory racks
Stock Status : Currently In Stock
**Stock status is to be used as a general guide to current inventory. Availability is not guaranteed.
Dimensional Weight : 20.0 lbs.
UPC Code : 091021887985
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Thule 887XT Slipstream Reviews
bythetualatin rated this item 5 out of 5 on 9/10/2012:
I am just under 5'6" tall and not brawny and the Thule slipstream rack enables me to load and unload my 45 lb., 15 ft. glass kayak alone. For single women, this allows you take your boat out for a paddle without waiting for a partner! I also use proper ratcheting, padded tie-down straps for the body and ends of the boat rather than any hardware store products. My car and boat are protected.
Geobay Girl rated this item 5 out of 5 on 7/9/2009:
Because of the spoiler on the back of my car (and because I can't lift 55pounds of boat over my head) my usual method of resting my boat against the top, back of my hatch and sliding my boat on my towel onto my racks was not going to work (used to own a minivan). This rack is perfect. I can slide the boat up onto the racks with no fear that any part of my car is being scratched. And because I couldn't find this information ANYWHERE, if you have Thule or Yakima crossbars, you SHOULD be able to load a second kayak beside your slipstream.
Thule 887XT Slipstream Questions
asked on 2/11/2013:
Vehicle: 2012 Honda Pilot
Will the Thule Slipstream attach to the factory crossbars on the 2012 Honda Pilot, or do I need Thule crossbars?
The Slipstream attaches to your factory installed crossbars.
asked on 7/17/2012:
Vehicle: 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
Will the Thule 887XT Slipstream work on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon that has the factory crossbar rack? We would be using it with an Old Town Tandem Kayak.
Yes, the Slipstream will attach to the Subaru factory bars.
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asked on 3/3/2012:
Vehicle: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
I have a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser with factory installed roof racks. The cross bars are flat-oval in shape and about 37" wide, 2.5" from front to back, and 0.5" from top to bottom. I want to load a Hobie Pro Angler kayak on the Thule 887 XT Slipstream rack. Will this combination work on my vehicle? I saw a video that loaded the Pro Angler on an 887 rack mounted on a Toyota Highlander, so I'm assuming this will work on my FJ Cruiser, but wanted to be extra sure, before spending over $300!
The 887 will fit on factory racks with no issue, your crossbars are the common size so you'll be good to go! If you have any other questions, feel free to call us at 888 399 RACK. Thanks!
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