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Thule Introduces New SUP and Canoe Carriers at Outdoor Retailer 2013

Press Release   •   Jul 31, 2013 06:00 EDT

Thule is launching two new watersport carriers at Outdoor Retailer 2013 giving consumers even more options to enjoy time on the open water; the Thule SUP-Shuttle™ standup paddleboard carrier and Thule Portage™ canoe carrier. Both these carriers feature the new Thule FlipFit™ bracket that fits all Thule rack systems, round bars and factory racks with no loose parts.

“As standup paddleboarding continues to gain in popularity, we wanted to make a cost effective and safe carrier that could be used on just about any roof bar,” remarked TJ Hanson, Thule’s Director of Product Development. “The Thule SUP Shuttle is a great carrier for those paddleboarders who are looking for a basic way to carry up to two boards.”

For canoes, Thule introduces their new Thule Portage Canoe Carrier that fits almost any rack system on the market.

“Many people still enjoy canoeing and with the new Thule FlipFit bracket, people can transport their canoes on just about any rack on the market,” added Hanson.

Thule SUP Shuttle (model 811)
Telescoping-width SUP carrier with built-in board protection and universal roof-rack compatibility.

  • Exclusive telescoping design delivers a custom fit for board widths up to 34" wide
  • Dual loading design allows for transport of two boards with maximum stability
  • Soft, weather resistant base padding protects boards during transit
  • FlipFit™ Bracket fits all Thule Rack Systems, round bars and most factory racks (no loose parts)
  • Adjustable wrap-around padding on straps to protect board from strap abrasion

MSRP $149.95
Available – March 1, 2014

Thule Portage Canoe Carrier (model 819)
Thule’s easiest loading canoe carrier with universal roof rack compatibility.

  • Durable gunwales with cushioned base pads secure canoe for transport
  • Gunwales with ramped sides for easy loading
  • Soft, weather resistant base padding protects canoe during transit
  • Includes all center straps with buckle bumpers and bow/stern tie-downs to transport one canoe
  • Fits all Thule Rack Systems, round bars and most factory racks with single reversible mounting bracket (no loose parts)

MSRP $119.95
Available – January 1, 2014

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About Thule 

The Thule brand was established in Sweden in 1942. Thule is now a premium brand that is used around all over the world. Under With the motto Bring your life, Thule offers a wide assortment of accessories to simplify the transportation of your gear and equipment in a secure, safe and stylish way. Roof racks, bike and water sport equipment carriers, roof boxes, accessories for recreational vehicles, trailers for the an active life (horses, boats, etc.), snow chains as well as luggage bags and boxes are just a few examples of what Thule currently offers. Thule is the largest brand in the Thule Group.