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Thule Folding Uprights 520-1 carrying kayaks on their side

Thule Folding Uprights 520-1

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


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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 £11.95

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 £14.95


Nationwide delivery available for the Thule 520-1 Kayak Carrier. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Thule 520-1 Kayak Carrier. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect


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.