Faster, safer, easier - spend less time loading and unloading and more time in your kayak + Free Thule 839 Waterslide
It’s a battle against wave, wind and current – not transporting your equipment. With Thule’s convenient options of water sport carriers for kayaks, you can load and unload quickly and easily. And save energy for when it’s really needed. With elegant aluminium cradles, tillable in a wide angle for easiest possible loading and unloading of the kayak, the Thule K-Guard is the first ever carrier to be lockable both kayak to carrier and carrier to roof rack, using the top track of the innovative: Thule SlideBar, WingBar or AeroBar, and gripping around the Square bar. With Thule K-Guard, kayak enthusiasts can transport their kayak faster, safer and easier.
Thule, the world’s largest manufacturer of car roof rack systems, roof boxes and transportation accessories is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of kayak carriers for 2012: The Thule K-Guard. Maximum safety and security mark the new Thule K-Guard - probably the ultimate solution for kayak transportation. Its lockable straps are an innovative feature that will be extra welcomed by the users as they effectively prevent theft of the kayak. The carrier is also tiltable for easy loading and unloading, and equipped with smart rubber supports that adapt to kayaks of different shapes.
Designing a universal carrier for kayak’s made of different materials and with very different sizes and shapes made this project a true challenge. Adding security and safety features increased the difficulty and the Thule K-Guard was adjusted to solve these problems elegantly.
Thule WingBar – Upgrade to the most silent and safe load bar
Thule, the world’s largest manufacturer of car roof rack systems, roof boxes and accessories is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of roof racks for 2012: The Thule WingBar. The new series of roof racks are the result of months of design engineering which examined aerodynamic qualities, easy fitting procedures and the accessibility of roof-boxes that set a new standard for quietness and safety.
The Thule WingBar offers an aerodynamic designed with lowered base allowing the bar to integrate closely with the shape of the car. Another new innovative feature of the range can be found in Thule’s completely new type of roof rack that has been developed by Thule’s design team in order to obtain the most efficient air and weight capacities possible. The result is a roof rack that is nearly noiseless and can be mounted on all cars.
Thule, with the help of leading experts in aerodynamics (including leading European car manufacturers) and acoustics has designed a special wind tunnel where aerodynamic qualities and sound can be stimulated and measured at various speeds. Using these measurements, the product can be changed, decreasing sounds and drag. Like the name indicates, Thule WingBar is very much influenced by an aircraft wing inheriting their fantastic aerodynamic properties which result in great stability, reduced air resistance, wind noise and vibrations.
Not forgetting the environmentally friendly customer, Thule WingBar is also good for the environment and your wallet, generating 55% less drag than previous models.
The new Thule WingBar is ideal for the adventure seeking family looking to take their equipment away with them. The innovation behind the design results in sharp corners, much like popular fuel-efficient vehicles to promote clean ‘air release’ helping to reduce wind drag and improve fuel economy.
Thule 839 Waterslide
Protect your car during the loading and unloading of your boat
Non-skid underside and two bar straps hold mat in place while loading and unloading.
Smooth top surface protects the boat and vehicle of contact.