Thule 854 Water Slide Kayak Carrier Accessory Mat

  • List Price: $39.95
  • Sale Price: $39.00
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Feature

  • Covers vehicle below rear kayak saddles to protect your paint jobs when loading a canoe or kayak onto a roof rack
  • Non-skid underside and two bar straps hold mat in place while loading and unloading
  • Smooth top surface protects the boat and vehicle in case of contact
  • Universal straps wrap around any and all styles of roof rack bars
  • Dimensions: 36" L x 24" W; Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty

Product Description

The Thule 854 Water Slide Mat is an ingeniously simple way to protect your vehicle’s finish when you’re loading and unloading a boat from a canoe rack or kayak rack. The Thule 854 Water Slide Mat has a non-skid underside and two bar straps that hold the mat in place while the smooth top surface allows your canoe or kayak to slide easily onto a car rooftop canoe rack or kayak rack. When you’re finished, the Thule Water Slide quickly rolls and stows away

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The Thule 854 Water Slide Kayak Carrier Accessory Mat is a simple, yet important accessory to any kayak roof mount carrier. Designed to cover the exterior vehicle panels and/or windows directly below the rear saddle of your kayak roof mount carrier, this accessory mat both protects against scrapes and scratches and allows you to safely rest kayaks to be loaded against vehicles, using them as leverage as you push your boat onto its saddles. Additional features include: a nonskid underside, two bar straps to hold the mat in place while loading and unloading, and easy roll up storage.

Thule 854 Water Slide Kayak Carrier Accessory Mat showing universal straps
Protection from scrapes and scratches during kayak loading.
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Paddler loading a kayak while using a Thule 854 Water Slide Kayak Carrier Accessory Mat
Makes loading by a single person easy and quick as you safely use your vehicle as leverage.
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Thule 854 Water Slide Kayak Carrier Accessory Mat rolled up partially showing its non-skid underside
Nonskid underside allows for extra traction to get boats onto the saddles.
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Protect Vehicles from Scrapes When Loading

As well-designed as many rear loading kayak carriers are, the fact that a kayak must be lifted up to the level of a vehicle roof rack to reach the kayak saddles can lead to dropped boats or boats rested against vehicles, which can cause scratches and scrapes. This possibility is magnified further when kayaks are loaded by a single paddler. The Thule Water Slide Kayak Carrier Accessory Mat does away with this by negating the need to keep kayaks from physically touching the car transporting it.

The Thule Water Slide Kayak Carrier Accessory Mat is a technical mat that protects your vehicle while you load your kayak. Designed to drape over the upper rear of your vehicle, it utilizes two universal straps that wrap around any and all styles of roof rack bars. Its underside is covered with a nonskid coating that gently sticks to the smooth surface of your vehicle. These two features combined with a slick top coat allows for safe contact between boat and vehicle as the bow is pushed forward to move onto rear saddles. This creates easy, non-straining leverage that allows a single person to get their boat quickly into its saddles and secured for transport. The Water Slide is also quick-drying, easy to roll and stow and is the perfect complement to your Thule boat carrier.

Features and Specifications

  • Ingeniously simple and very affordable way to protect your vehicle's paint job when loading a canoe or kayak onto a roof rack
  • Nonskid underside and two bar straps hold mat in place while loading and unloading
  • Smooth top surface protects the boat and vehicle in case of contact
  • Universal straps wrap around any and all styles of roof rack bars etc.
  • Dimensions: 36" L x 24" W
  • Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty

What's in the Box

Thule 854 Water Slide Kayak Carrier accessory mat, use and warranty information.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.

About Thule

Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long before he added other practical items to the company's portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.

Product Detail

  • Product Dimensions: 24.25 x 3.75 x 3.75 inches; 0.98 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds
  • ASIN: B001PQQGFG
  • Item model number: 854
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