Thule 883 Glide & Set Rooftop Kayak Carrier

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Two Saddle Types Combine for Ease of Loading and Stability

The Thule 883 Glide and Set Rooftop Saddle Kayak Carrier is the perfect combination of Thule's Hydro Glide and Set-to-go Saddles in one package. The Glide and Set is a complete carrier option that includes everything needed to utilize your existing roof rack to transport a kayak safely and securely. First, once positioned for the approximate width of your boat and mounted on the rear load bar of your roof rack, Thule Hydro Glide saddles utilize their low-friction, felt interior surface to allow for easy movement of kayaks pushed across them from the back towards the front of vehicle racks. Hydro Glide saddles feature a large surface area with six times more contact area than roller-type carriers. Next, the included Set-to-go saddles are installed along the front load bar of your roof rack. Adjustable for maximum hull contact, once kayaks come in contact with them they provide maximum kayak protection against lateral movement and overall transport stability.

The Thule 883 Glide and Set Rooftop Saddle Kayak Carrier system: Hydro Glide saddles in the background and Set-to-go saddles in the foreground
The ease of allowed movement of the Hydro Glide saddles and the holding power of the Set-to-go saddles equate to easy loading and unloading and stability you can count on.
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The Thule 883 Glide and Set Rooftop Saddle Kayak Carrier system securing a sit-on-top kayak
Fits most any rack and accommodates kayaks up to 34 inches wide and 75 lbs.
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The Thule 883 Glide and Set Rooftop Saddle Kayak Carrier also includes all the necessary straps to secure kayaks to the saddles, and bow and stern tiedowns with ratcheting hooks attachments to further secure mounted kayaks to your bumper or tow hook by way of your kayak's grab handles. Simply pull the free end of the tiedown ropes to the desired tightness. Both sets of saddles easily fit Thule standard and Xsporter load bars, as well as Yakima and most factory-installed racks, and the proven universal hardware included makes the entire system easy to transfer from vehicle to vehicle.

Key Features

  • Rear-mounted Hydro-Glide felt lined saddles guide kayak and provide low friction loading/unloading
  • Front-mounted Set-to-Go form fitting saddles grip the surface of the hull for increased lateral stability and protection
  • Integrated rubber pads protect the hull and help hold the kayak in place for transportation
  • Carries 1 kayak and requires 1 person to load and unload
  • Includes all straps to transport 1 kayak
  • Up to 2 carriers per vehicle
  • Accommodates kayaks up to 34-inches wide and 75 lbs
  • Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks


  • Carry Type - Horizontal
  • Load Capacity Water Craft - 1 kayak
  • Factory Rack Mounting - Yes
  • Fits Aero Profile - Yes
  • Fits square bar - Yes
  • Lockable - No
  • One Key System Compatible - No

What's in the Box

Thule 883 Glide & Set Rooftop Kayak Carrier, all necessary hardware, straps and mounting knobs, instructional guide 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.

Features : Includes 4 saddles, all necessary mounting hardware, and heavy-duty straps
Color : One Color
Size : 883
Product dimensions : 5.5x15.6x10.1 inches
Product weight : 6.9 pounds
Jennifer | reviews
It is simple, elegant and beautiful product.

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Simple & elegant.

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Product couldn't have been better.

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