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THULE 883 Glide & Set

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  • THULE 883 Glide & Set

    The all-in-one complete kayak carrier. Combines the 875XT Hydroglide Saddles and 878XT Set-to-Go Saddles in one convenient package.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Fits Thule, Yakima, and most factory-installed racks
    • Low-friction felt-lined Hydro Glide saddles make for smooth loading
    • Maximum kayak support and hull conformance provided by large, adjustable Set-to-Go saddles
    • Lots of surface area contact for stability
    • Easy to transfer from vehicle to vehicle
    • Includes one pair of ratcheting tie-downs, two straps, and buckle protectors
    • Accommodates kayaks up to 34 wide and 75 lbs
    • Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle

  • THULE 883 Glide & Set

    Weight Limit 75 lb.
    Fits Factory Racks Yes
    Fits Thule Aero Bars Yes
    Load Assist Design No
    Mount Position Horizontal

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THULE 883 Glide & Set
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (11)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Intermediate (8), Beginner (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Product

    By Maine coast kayaking!!!!

    from upstate NY

    About Me Advanced User

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

      I have limited use of one arm and needed to find a rack that would allow me to load and unload a kayak unassisted. I intended to buy the pricier Slipstream. Once the salesperson learned I intended to use a Volvo XC70 to transport my kayak he convinced me that Set & Go would do the trick. I used this product on a two week kayaking trip and it was amazing. I was able to load and unload my kayak with minimal effort. The systems provide a secure perch for my kayak even after 8 hours of highway driving.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These are great

      By Rich

      from Philadelphia , PA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

        As an intermediate Kayaker in my upper 50s I got very tired of lifting my kayak on the hull-a -port after a day of paddling. These are spectacularly easy to load and tie down securely. I have no problem driving with these for 200+ miles. I actually feel more secure with these than my old carrier.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what we needed

        By Let's Get 'em Organized

        from Stockbridge, MA

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Easy to attach
        • Functional
        • Good Sizefit
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Drying

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kayaking

          Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

          The Thule Glide and Slide 883 is aptly named. Being of slight build and short stature we needed something to allow us to get our kayak on the car roof without getting stuck midway and this was the perfect choice. Just put a towel on the top of the car so you don't scratch it and it will help with the slide too. We are very happy with this purchase and would recommend this to anyone needing an easier way to get their kayak from place to place.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Transporting Multiple Kayaks

          By Mama Yak

          from Washington Crossing, PA

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Wings Nuts Less Secure

          Best Uses

          • Kayaking

          Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

          I use the product a little differently that it was designed. I have a Dodge Journey that I use to transport 3 Kayaks. My Hurricane is on a Hullivator - that lets my 59 yo body load and unload when I'm alone. When I added the first sit on kayak, I used the J-Rack. Then they both wanted to go, so I loaded the third kayak between the Hullivator and the J rack. Hard to load - and not very secure. The replaced the J with the stacker, but it was still difficult to load = put 10 yr old son on car roof to assist. Now I have solved the dilemma and secured the two sit on tops with a novel use of the 833 Glide and Set. I put the stacker so it is midway between the Hullvator and the outside of the bar. Then on one side of the bar, I have attached one of the Front and Back glides-so that the saddles face the Stacker bar-at a distance between the Hullivator and the Stacker so that the yak rests securely on its side. I attach the other Front and Back glide on the outside of the stacker with the saddles facing the Stacker and prevents slippage off the side when loading and unloading. everybody know our car: one bright orange and white, one purple and one chartreuse kayak zipping down the highway, safe and secure.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Low profile,high quality carrier

          By Vaya

          from Northeast

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Put On
          • Functional
          • Rugged
          • Well Built Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

              After researching various carriers I finally went with this. So glad I did too. This kit comes with everything you will need for secure carrying, though a spare bungee or two never hurts(especially if you don't use the front and back tie downs) I don't use the rear load design since my Kayak is fairly light, but this feature will make loading heavier craft a breeze. I also like the included straps.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Good Product But Should Be Better

              By Don, Retired

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Kayaking

                Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

                I load a Tribe 13.5 tandem on mine. I wish all four cradle points were made the same as the front two that are covered with rubber with the only difference being that the rear cradles could still be covered with the heavy felt. This way the wider and flatter bottom boats would not slide sideways and off the roof of your car as you try to slide your boat to the two front cradle points! Lastly, these are very expensive for what they are... they should have some type of locking mechanism to keep them from being stolen while your out on the water!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Product!

                By Jim Q

                from Rhode Island

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Kayaking

                  Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

                  The Thule 833 Glide & Set is very simple to use. I use it on my Explorer and have no problems with my 10' kayak. I even put it to the test with my 80 pound Pamlico 160T. The glides make it so easy that I can load it on my own (even at 50 years old). I even found that the can help carry 2x4's from the local lumber yard...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great system!

                  By Suzy Q

                  from Canaan, NH

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good system
                  • Well Built Quality
                  • Well made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Kayaking

                    Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

                    The Thule Glide and Set system helped to alleviate my worries on how I was going to load my kayak on my 2003 JEEP Liberty. The system is easy to use - even for me at 5'3" - I could slide the kayak on to the supports.

                    The straps are of good quality with buckle covers to prevent them from scatching your vehicle. The system also includes ratcheting tie downs for the bow and stern of the kayak. These are best used for long trips.

                    If you are short like me and need a way to get your kayak from point a to point b - I highly recommend the Glide and Set.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great product...

                    By MB3

                    from Poconos PA

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Pros

                    • Easy to load and unload
                    • Functional
                    • Rugged
                    • Well Designed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Kayaking

                      Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

                      So I sold the Silverado and ended up with a gas saving Outlander Sport. I wanted a safe and easy way to transport the kayak as I go 1-3 times a week. This set up is well thought out, easy to use and very secure. The only con is the the lack of locking the holder to the roof rack as it has spin on wing nuts. Other than that it does exactly what it needs to. I like the rubber bumper guards over the metal tie down brackets to save the paint. Like I said well designed, simple and effective. Well worth the investment, I liked it so much I bought 2 so I can get both kayaks to lake quick and easy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      excellent product makes loading easy

                      By Mike C

                      from Hartford, CT

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Quick Drying

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Kayaking

                        Comments about THULE 883 Glide & Set:

                        the slide feature makes it easy to load the kayak and adjust it ontop of the car.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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