Hull-a-Port XT 848 from Thule

Hull-a-Port Pro XT carrying a kayak
Thule Hull-a-port-XT folded flat

Thule Hull-a-Port XT 848

Foldable J-Cradle

Space saving kayak carrier that folds down flat when not in use to reduce drag and to fit into garages.


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Thule Hull-a-Port XT 838


The Thule Hull-A-Port XT is an evolution of the popular Hull-A-Port. The XT version can be folded down flat when not in use to reduce drag and to fit into car garages. The Stylish Hull-A-Port XT is compatible with all popular roof bars including Thule SquareBar, WingBar, WingBar Evo, WingBar Edge and AeroBar


The padded J-Bar cradle protects and carries kayaks on their side. Carrying kayaks on their side save space and allow for a second carrier to be used or even a narrow roof box or cycle carrier, perfect for holidays and short trips.


The Hull-A-Port XT can be locked in a cradle position to carry 1 Kayak or it can be postioned in the upright position to allow two Kayaks to be carried, one either side.


The Hull-a-Port XT 848 is supplied with a pair of 4.00m Thule roof rack straps with protective rubber buckle covers to prevent buckle damage to your kayak. One set of Bow and Stern Tie downs are also included.




Locks to load bars with Thule’s One Key System Lock Cylinders (sold separately) 



  • Folds down to the level of the load carrier when not in use, for improved aerodynamics.
  • Stable, space-saving design due to the angled shape of the carrier.
  • Carry up to two kayaks due to the dual position design that transforms from a J-cradle to two boat stacker position.
  • Integrated StrapCatch at the Top for easy strap management when loading kayak.
  • Powerful straps keep the kayak firmly secured.
  • Length of strap : 2x4.00m
  • A rubber pad around the strap buckle protects the kayak and car from scratches during loading and transport.
  • Bow and Stern tie downs included for one boat
  • Length of strap (cm) : 2x4.00m
  • Max Load: 1 kayak Max 34kg/ 2 kayaks Max 59kg
  • Dimensions: 50 x 22 x 50cm
  • Fits Thule SquareBar, WingBar, WingBar Evo, WingBar Edge and AeroBar




Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.


COVID-19 Update - Click & Collect Temporarily Suspended

For the continued safety of our customers and colleagues our Click & Collect Service is temporarily suspended. Orders can still be placed through our website for "Contactless Collection", however collection of orders will not be possible until normal contactless collection services resume.

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