Thule® - Slipstream Kayak Rack

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Slipstream Kayak Rack by Thule®. This premium load assist carrier makes kayak loading and unloading possible for one person, because it supports 50% of the kayak's weight with a sliding roller that extends beyond the back of the vehicle. It's constructed from double-coated corrosion resistant steel for durability and it can carry a kayak up to 36" wide and 75 lbs. The Slipstream fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks.


Load capacity Water Crafts: 1 kayak
Maximum load: No
Rubber cover for strap buckle: Yes
Fits WingBar: No
Fits SlideBar: No
Fits Aero Profile: Yes
Fits SquareBar: Yes
Lockable: No
Factory rack mounting hardware included: Yes
Carrying type: Horizontal
One Key System compatible: No


Sliding Roller

Sliding Roller
Sliding roller extends out beyond the back of the vehicle and supports up to 40 lbs, 36” width and 50% of the kayak’s weight for easier loading and unloading.

Pivoting Saddles

Pivoting Saddles
Pivoting saddles automatically conform to nearly every kayak shape and size for secure transportation.


Double-coated, corrosion resistant steel designed for long-term use.


Includes all straps to transport one kayak.


Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Made in the USA

Made in the USA
Proudly made in Franklin Park, Illinois.

Consumer research has identified rooftop transport as an obstacle to more people getting involved in the kayaking hobby, because of the physical demands required to lift the kayak to the roof. The Thule Slipstream is an innovative solution to this problem. The Slipstream enables one person to easily load and unload a kayak onto the roof of a vehicle. It features a roller that extends out beyond the back of the vehicle where it can support up to 75 lbs. and 50% of the kayak's weight, making loading and unloading virtually effortless.

The Slipstream can accommodate kayaks up to 36" wide and 75 lbs. Its pivoting saddles automatically conform to nearly every kayak shape and size, and the 4 touchpoints of padded support conform to the hull, for safe, secure and protected transport. The double-coated, corrosion resistant steel construction of the Slipstream ensure long-term durability, so you can expect many years of service. All necessary straps are included for safe transport. The Slipstream can carry one kayak, but up to 2 carriers can be installed per vehicle. It fits Thule rack systems, round bars, and most factory racks.

The Slipstream Kayak Rack comes with everything necessary for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.

Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.


Thule Products are covered by a limited lifetime warranty to be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase by the Original Purchaser. This warranty does not apply to any Products that have been subjected to misuse, mishandling, misapplication, neglect (including but not limited to improper maintenance), improper installation, or alterations.

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