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Thule Folding Uprights 520-1

The Thule 520-1 is a space saving kayak carrier that can accommodate a wide range of kayak types..

£74.00 (RRP £92.50 - Saving £18.50)

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Thule 520-1 Kayak Carrier


The Thule 520-1 is a pair of space saving carriers designed to carry kayaks on their side. This design allows you to carry two kayaks or sit on tops on your car/van.


Most roof rack bars are not wide enough to transport multiple kayaks side by side unless the kayaks are "on edge" i.e. on their sides. The 520-1 uprights enable you to securely transport 2 kayaks side by side.


The Thule 520-1 also allows you the option to carry one kayak alongside a narrow roof box or a roof mounted bike carrier, perfect for holidays and weekend trips.


When not in use the upright bars of the carrier can be folded flat to reduce overall vehicle height and wind resistance. (This is particularly useful if your local car parks have height barriers).


The uprights are secured in the upright or flat position by a couple of tri-wing nuts on each bar.

The Thule 520-1 Kayak support is supplied with a T track adapter so that it can be fitted directly to the T track profile used on the Thule Aero, Wing and Slide Bars.


One pair of 2.75m Thule roof rack straps are supplied with the Thule 520-1. If you are carrying two kayaks, you will need to purchase a second pair of straps.


Note: If you are loading kayaks onto standard plastic coated bars, we recommended fitting roof bar pads for extra grip and padding. (T Track bars have a rubber strip that does this without additional padding)


(Straps and bar pads can be found in the recommended accessories).


  • Easy to fit and use
  • Fold flat when not in use - reduced height
  • Compatible with standard square roof bars
  • Compatible with Aero, Wing and Slide Bars using the included T track fittings
  • Supplied with one pair of 2.75m Thule roof rack straps
  • Supplied with all fittings required to fit on Square, Wing, Aero and Slide Bars.

Recommended Accessories


roof straps

Roof Rack Straps

Secure your kayak, sit-on-top or canoe to your roof bars for transportation without knots. 3m length (25mm width) supplied as a pair.

Price £9.56 (RRP £11.95 - Saving £2.39)

CSG Roof Pads

CSG Roof Pads

Foam roof pads designed to cushion the contact of your boat against your vehicles roof bars during transportation. Foam core with heavy duty polyester cover

Price £11.96 (RRP £14.95 - Saving £2.99)


We offer a delivery service for the Thule 520-1 Kayak Carrier to home and work addresses throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland.

Equipment, clothing and accessories are normally supplied using an overnight delivery service using a nationwide courier. Canoes & Kayaks are sent on a 3 day delivery service. Delivery times are estimates based on years of experience and we do not offer a guaranteed timed delivery service.

Online orders can be tracked online using the courier’s website – tracking details will be provided. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time scales.

The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Thule 520-1 Kayak Carrier online from our website and collect from our store in Newhaven, East Sussex or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, BN9 0DH
  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RX
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.


If you need any further information or advice about the Thule 520-1 Kayak Carrier, please contact us and we'll be glad to help.

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