The Thule 579XT Canoe Carrier has been replaced by the Thule 819 Portage Canoe Carrier
Thule 819 Portage Canoe Carrier

Thule 819 Portage Canoe Carrier

The Thule 819 Portage Canoe Carrier is Thule's easiest loading canoe carrier ever, and has universal roof rack compatibility. Includes everything you need to carry one canoe on your base roof rack.

Thule 579XT Canoe Carrier

Thule 579XT Canoe Carrier
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Status: Discontinued

Product Code: 100579xt


The Thule 579xt Canoe Carrier rack comes with padded cradles offering maximum stability and a soft, comfortable resting place for your canoe. The Thule 579xt Canoe Carrier comes complete with two heavy duty straps and ratcheting tie downs.


  • Product replaces the 579 canoe carrier
  • Padded cradles provide maximum stability for the canoe and added protection for the gunwales
  • Quick and easy mounting design
  • Impact resistant and long lasting. engineered resin construction
  • Includes one pair ratcheting tie downs, two straps and buckle protectors
  • Mounts to Thule square bars only


Weight: 3lbs

Length (carton): 11"

Width (carton): 6"

Height (carton): 3.5"

UPC: 091021579576

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Thule 579XT Canoe Carrier
5 -

Just went on our first trip to the lake with the canoe, the gunwale supports and straps alone anchored the load to the car extremely well. When I added the front and rear security ropes (included in kit) the canoe was really immovable. I could shake the canoes and the whole car would move with it. The strap buckles are rubber protected to not scratch your gear and the auto lock pulley system on the security ropes allows you to fasten your load without having to tie a knot! Overall I would rate this product a 6 out of 5. It is extremely quick to put together and use and I can hall my canoe at 110 km/hr + without any worry of the canoe flying off; its that secure.

2007 Mazda 3 4-Dr

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-888-399-7225

Absolutely. It's the law for a reason, it's the only safe way to carry your boats. Many of our canoe and kayak racks come with tie downs, if not you can buy them separately.