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THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat

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  • THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat

    Adding a layer of protection for your car, the Thule Waterslide is a Non-skid mat that lets you paddle without damaging the paintwork.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Non-skid underside and two bar straps hold mat in place while loading and unloading
    • Smooth top surface protects boat and vehicle in case of contact

  • THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat

    Fits Factory Racks Yes
    Fits Thule Aero Bars Yes
    Load Assist Design No
    Shipping Surcharge Yes

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THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort driven (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BETTER THAN MY BEACH TOWEL

      By GM

      from WINDHAM, ME

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Tough

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat:

        This is exactly what my 2005 4 RUNNER'S rear spoiler needed. Too often the towel would shift and I was in danger of scratching the spoiler. This works well with my Yakima rollers and I will not do any further damage to the spoiler and my kayak.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Its a little short and straps are too

        By Al

        from Colchester, Vermont

        About Me Casual Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Mat too short
        • Straps too short
        • Will not wrap around foam

        Best Uses

        • Dry spot to sit on

        Comments about THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat:

        The mat doesn't work with the foam covers for the Thule bars. Even though my Honda Station wagon is small the mat doesn't fall far enough down back window to keep from sliding around during mounting of kayak. Also no wide enough for the car, need something similar to do 2 boats or hassle with dismount/ mount to other side of car. Its almost functional.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Thule waterslide

        By NW kayaker

        from Gig Harbor, Wa.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Just what the Dr ordered

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat:

            I have to load 2 kayaks every time we go out. This protects my back and my car. It is easy to use and store

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat by T

            By JGeng64

            from Atkinson, NH

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat:

                Just use your PFD as a pad against the window, you already have that anyway and it is padded. If your unloading a long kayak yourself you may want to use it or any small carpet to protect the hull under the nose as you pivot the kayak down away from the car. The pad tied to a small line might be better served as a skid plate on rough shores of rocks/pebbles to protect the bottom or protect the wide edge, bottom side if you launch sideways. Then after you launch pull the line to get the pad on board.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                no more old bath rug

                By Kayaker in the low country

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Military/Law Enforcement

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Straps Are Short

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat:

                Use on a SUV, straps work but are short for a high vehicle, can add length to straps if later it really bothers me. I was ready to move on from old bath rug.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                great product - very useful

                By Mack89

                from Texas

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Design

                Cons

                • Short Range

                Best Uses

                  Comments about THULE 854 Waterslide Protective Mat:

                  Great product - wish was little longer

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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