Rated 5 out of 5 by cozycorner exact fit /easy install
The Thule outrigger extension was just the ticket for me.
being only 5'7' tall hoisting my 12ft Pungo on my SUV roof rack was doable but was a chore.
with the Thule extension as a pivot point hoisting my kayak by myself is a piece of cake now. Only wish I had bought it sooner and saved my self some aggravation.
It was an easy install slides right into the existing roof rail, I installed it in about 10min. looks good and in the stow position it is almost invisible.
Great product for us short people.
November 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dangsy Not very good
The "loading bar" bends! I have a Hobie Revolution, which is on the heavy side but I didn't expect it to start slowly curving.
The bend isn't horrible, but enough where I don't feel safe loading my kayak when my car is on a flat surface. I try to find a way to angle my car so that the loader points atleast a few degrees above the horizon. Don't even think about having the rod slanting down. The kayak will slide off instantly, slamming it to the ground.
I had the yakima setup and loader prior to the thule one. It's much sturdier and doesn't bend.
April 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by PKTrekker Perfect Physics
There's nothing like the old lever trick to get your boat on top of your car. I have an awkward to lift sit-on-top yak. Even though it's lighter than my 50lb yak, it's more bulky & I need to be able to lift the boat myself. After losing 2 side-view mirrors in a month, this easy & quick to install outrigger did the trick. Highly recommended accessory.
July 29, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by lostriver outrigger
arrived on time; could not get to fit Thule bars; returned.
June 30, 2010