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THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack

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  • THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack

    The best all-in-one load-assist kayak carrier gets even better with more vehicle fits, greater roller extension and better access to quick releases.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Greater roller extension for SUVs with big spoilers or vehicles with forward-mounted racks
    • Increased frame tubing wall thickness better resists bow impacts and heavy kayak loads
    • New front saddles provide greatly improved fishing kayak compatibility
    • Two slide quick-releases instead of four can be positioned on either side of unit and provide ultimate ease of use
    • Extra 1 inch frame extension forward of front load bar improves front saddle adjustability

  • THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack

    Weight Limit 75 lb.
    Fits Factory Racks Yes
    Fits Thule Aero Bars Yes
    Load Assist Design Yes
    Shipping Surcharge Yes
    Mount Position Horizontal
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THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beginner (3), Intermediate (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very satisfied

    By John the Kayak man

    from Westwood, N.J.

    About Me Recreational User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

      With my old rack I had to put a rug on the back of my SUV to slide th kayak off the back and it would often slip off the side of the rug and fall to the ground. Now, two releases, slide the whole rack back over the spoiler and role that baby right off. Couldn't be easier.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Thule 887 Slipstream Kayak Rack

      By Jay

      from Ct

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to assemble

      Cons

      • Back hatch hits roller
      • Hard to slide

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

      This is a good product just alittle hard to slide.On my Honda Crv when you open the back hatch it hits the roller.Also on this car you have to keep removing and installing the antenna.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Not what I needed as advertised

      By DC

      from Fayetteville, PA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

      This is a good concept, would have given it 5 stars if it was wider & actually worked for my kayak. I have a Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 which is a tri hull 30 inches wide & the cradles do not spread wide enough to safely support the hull. I tried reversing the cradles but still wasn't comfortable with the support or the way it loaded. This would work well for a standard kayak but not for any kayak up to 36 inches wide as advertised. I will be returning it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great product

      By Hazel

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Stable On Car

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

      Bought it on sale from EMS. Works great for one person to load & unload my Tarpon kayak. Used it a couple of times and believe it is a great product for this application.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Very easy to use by one person

      By Beginner Kayaker

      from Burlington, VT

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

        The roller on the back of the rack slides out toward the rear of the car, making it easier to rest the front of the boat on it without hitting your car. The only minor critique I have is that you have to slide it back and forth by hand and it is a little stiff to move. My SUV is a little tall and so I have to step up and then use two hands to slide it. Great design.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Have not yet installed. Follow up later.

        By Bill

        from Coventry, RI

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

        I have not yet installed, however there is no doubt that this will perform as intended.

        Service and delivery comments:

        EMS by far and away has the best customer service going. I have ordered a number of items and spoken with customer service at times. In each instance was a very good experience. The folks at the each store location are the same. They are knowledgable and always willing to help. I am definitely PRO EMS. Thanks for the great customer relations.

         
        4.0

        Great for one person loading

        By MarkCT

        from CT

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kayaking

          Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

          I normally kayak by myself and have a SUV (Highlander). Trying to get a 15' 50 lb kayak on top of my rack without ruining the finish on my truck was impossible by myself. But with the Slipstream, it's a breeze as it extends to the back of the roof when unlocked, and I simply put the end of the kayak on the roller, lift the other end and slide it on. Same ease taking it off. The ratcheting tie downs are great, especially with the carbiner hooks. The straps are great too with rubber buckle protectors. We also bought one for my wife's CRV for the same reasons.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Just what the Dr. ordered.

          By Cap'n Rook

          from Brattleboro, Vt.

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Functional
          • It works
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Kayaking

            Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

            My wife can now load her own kayak with ease. It functions great. We have used the rack 3 times and it performed perfectly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thule 887XT works great on my suburban

            By Lou

            from Queens, NY

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Functional
            • It works great on my SUV
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kayaking

              Comments about THULE 887XT Slipstream Kayak Rack:

              The pull out roller is perfect. It makes rolling my kayak easier while protecting the back of my SUV especially when I have to lift it up myself. One note for everyone, when you tie down the kayak make sure you attach it to the square bar that the arms are attached to and not the factory cross bar.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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