Rated 3 out of 5 by kkkayc eh....
This is a GREAT rack for a kayak IF you have your 6' husband home to help you..... not something I can do alone and not something I can keep :-(
I will just use his truck and leave my SUV which puts the rack way over my head, at home for him when I want to Kayak.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CampingGuru1997 THE Kayak Carrier
I absolutely love this carrier. It is super solid and strong. It will not be the carrier that drops the ball. If anything it will be your roof rack or straps that fail before this does. Easy installation. It folds down wonderfully for great gas mileage improvement. I've taken this thing through some intense two tracking and shaking around and trees hitting it and it is perfectly fine. Get this one!!
January 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanYaker Well designed
In two weeks we have taken a 90 mile trip and an 875 mile trip including much of it on interstate highways and the carriers have worked very well. We were impressed with the overall design and the materials included with the straps to make it easy to securely fasten the kayaks while preventing damage from fasteners.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nomit Perfect
So happy we upgraded to the carrier with the ratchet system. So much easier!
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by dbgalvan Folding racks worth extra $
These racks hold the kayaks securely like they are supposed to. I love the fact they fold down so i can get in and out of the parking garage at work. They were easy to install and it is easy to get the Kayaks up on the racks with two people. One person is a bit trickier but it still doesn't take long.
June 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nightmarekitty1 Thule 835 hull a port pro
I had just bought a kayak at LLBean a few weeks ago. I thought with a pick up truck I could tie it down and it would be easy.....was I wrong.
It too 30 minutes to secure the kayak safely with cords and bungee cords. When I got home I Went on YouTube to figure out how other people tie it down. And to my surprise Thule was the item. It was short money for easy convenience. So, needless to say I went back to LLBean and purchased the Thule. The employee installed it, gave me a lesson to use it and off I went.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTKayaker User friendly!
Easy to install on Rav 4 roof rack! Easy to tie down kayak! High quality product!
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fritschb Great Kayak Carrier
Installation was easy. The carrier held our kayaks firmly in place for a three hour ride.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bullard Kayak Transport
The Thule 835 Pro does exactly what it is designed to do. It transported our kayaks securely and safely from point A to point B. The carrier is easy to install. The use of the binding straps and tie downs are a snap, once you go through the procedure. The fold down arm on the 835 Pro is worth the extra money, as you can install, leave it for the season and not have to worry about low clearance. I have two suggestions:
1. Most people will find a small step stool handy in getting your kayak up and down from the roof of an SUV.
2. Check the tightness of the carrier screws periodically. The screws do loosen over time and distance.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcushboy Safe travels
We recently purchased these to bring our kayaks along for the ride- very easy to load and secure. Definitely need the bow and stern ties for stability and safety- we drove thru high winds and driving rains with little to no movement of the boats. We like the fold down capability as we can leave them on for the summer making spontanious trips more likely!
June 20, 2013