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Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks

Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks

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These handy straps offer an alternate way to mount your Saris Bones bike rack to your hatchback vehicle. They replace the standard top hooks and anchor the rack to the hatch for a secure, custom fit. 1-800-940-8924 to order Saris accessories and parts part number SA3035 or order online at Free expert support on all Saris products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Saris Accessories and Parts - SA3035

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These handy straps offer an alternate way to mount your Saris Bones bike rack to your hatchback vehicle. They replace the standard top hooks and anchor the rack to the hatch for a secure, custom fit.


  • Replaces Saris Bones bike rack standard top straps for vehicles requiring a more custom fit
  • Anchors rack by threading through the gap between your hatchback's trunk and roof
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty

3035 Saris Hatch Huggers for Bones Trunk Mounted Bicycle Carriers

Installation Details SA3035 Installation instructions

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Video of Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Rack Hatch Huggers Review

Hi everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer and today we'll be taking a look at our Saris Hatch Huggers for your Saris trunk mounted bike rack right here at etrailer. So here at etrailer we install a lot of bike racks on a lot of vehicles. I'm probably the one on the team that enjoys installing trunk mounted bike rack the most, just because I enjoy the challenge of figuring out where all the straps go, how to get the best tension on them. It's really tricky, which I know, you know, if you've ever installed a trunk mounted bike rack. Now, if you want to install them on vehicles with hatchbacks or SUV's what you usually need are Hatch Huggers, like what we have here.

So it's nice that Saris has these Hatch Huggers just to make sure that their Saris Bones are compatible with multiple vehicles. I still kind of wish they included them with the bike rack itself, but definitely something worth adding on if you already know you're gonna be mounting a trunk mounted bike rack. This is a confirmed fit for most of your SUV's and it's very easy to switch them out. So if you have a Saris trunk mounted bike rack and then you also have a vehicle with a hatch what is probably gonna happen, is that they're gonna recommend you replace the top straps with Hatch Huggers like these. So what we have here is a Prius V with a hatchback, and since there's a spoiler on top, I didn't want to have to use the hooks 'cause that might bring my spoiler down.

We have the Hatch Huggers now that's taking the tension off the spoiler, as well as giving us stability for our bike rack. So we have a lightweight material on the inside, but on the outside we have these foam or these foam blocks. So these can be adjusted depending on the size of your hatch, as well as if you need to attach a strap. That strap is connected to our trunk rack. So this one is tensioned down since our bike rack is mounted.

So notice how it's distributing the weight between our hatch and our ceiling giving us that stability, but also not putting too much pressure on any one point. So what's holding the Hatch Hugger is this strap. So notice how it's running through the seam of our door's hatch and it's beside the latch too. That way it doesn't go out to the side. It's thin enough where it fits right there, but it's sturdy enough just to give you that strength.

These replace the current hooks on your Saris Bones rack, so let's take a look at how you switch those out. So the install process is really very simple. You're just replacing your upper hook on your Saris Bones with the Hatch Hugger. Now notice how we have it already installed with the strap. In case it came without the strap on there you can just pull this foam pad off. But with everything in place on your Hatch Hugger, just undo the buckle for your hook first. Just double check that this is the upper hook. Yep, It is. And then just get your Hatch Hugger strep and put that into your cam buckle. And just like that you're now ready to put your Saris Bones onto your vehicle. Please follow the specific fit guide instructions for your specific vehicles when doing so. Always good to see that you have everything you need. So depending on how your hatch is designed, what you may actually need to do is take the Hatch Hugger out of your bike rack first and then attach it later. So notice how I have my latch right over here, and I don't have much of an opening. So I have my hatch hugger, and I'm just gonna feed that strap up through the hatch. Now, get that strap through your hatch, just enough where your Hatch Hugger sits below the lip of your door. So with these in place we can now close our hatch and then install our bike rack, not forgetting to put the straps onto the top of our Saris Bones. So make sure that your strap feeds in through the top of the dog leg feet. So notice how we have a gap between our spoiler and our strap, only meeting in towards the very end. So that's how the Hatch Hugger works, just taking the tension off of your spoiler. Now don't forget to tuck the excess strap back into your Saris Bones bike rack and use the end cap to secure it. And that's it for the install of your Saris Bones Hatch Huggers for your Saris Bones bike backs..

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Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks - SA3035

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)

These handy straps offer an alternate way to mount your Saris Bones bike rack to your hatchback vehicle. They replace the standard top hooks and anchor the rack to the hatch for a secure, custom fit.


My husband and I installed the bike rack yesterday and took it up to the bike trail 25 miles from home today. The hatch huggers were required for the side straps on my 2020 Honda Pilot. It required two people to hold the straps above the tail lights while the back hatch automatically closes. (One could possibly use tape to temporarily hold them in place.) The hatch huggers info says only 2 bikes with a total of 75#’s are useable with this strap. I would have appreciated knowing that info before buying the 3 bike rack. We also used bungee cords to prevent the bike tires from moving during travel. The rack & straps worked great!! The rack was in the process of being removed when I remembered to take the picture so this is not the fully attached rack shown.
With the current pandemic buying a rack & hatch huggers straps from one vendor was not possible. I was very happy that was able to provide the needed hatch huggers!!


I have not had a chance to try the “Hatch Huggers” on the open road, but there is no doubt in my mind that they will add stability to the Bones 2 rack mounted on my Honda HR-V. I have found that a magnet is a must in positioning the straps before closing the hatch.


Item was exactly what I was looking for, great value and find. Recommend


So far so good but I haven't used them that much. We are using them on a Honda CRV (in combination with a bike rack we also purchased from here); it's a little awkward setting the system up but once it's in place they work great. It may be me, but we needed to use these on the bottom of the hatch not the top as indicated but we made it work. Secures nicely. We drove from New England to South Carolina without a single problem. Actually the only problem was the rear wiper on the car that apparently won't shut off and got snagged on the rack itself. Otherwise 100% happy with the product - can't fault the product for the car issues.


Fantastic customer service. Prompt deli very.


Very easy to use and works great. However, because of the clearance between my hatch/trunk I have to remove the huggers from the bike carrier before or after using the bike carrier. The clearance on my BMW 430i Grand Coups does not have enough room to install from the outside.


This item allows me to use my saris bike rack but it takes time to loop it over the back of the car for use and then for dismounting the rack after use. I use it on a Lexus NX300.

by: delivered the ordered products in a timely manner. Each time I have used they have delivered the product quickly.


Wonderful product that enables me to re-utilize my Saris Bones2 on my new SUV? Great website and advice on the part I needed, and great service and quick shipping.


So happy with our decision to purchase this product! Easy to install on back of our Honda CRV and was exactly what we were looking for.


Item was as advertized.


Product easy to attach for 2015 Audi Q5 SUV.




Adds piece of mind.


They're just what I needed for my suv.


haven't had a chance to put it on yet....will let you know.....



Super moist and delicious.







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  • Why are the Hatch Huggers Required for the Saris Bike Porter 2 Bike Rack on a 2016 Hyundai Veloster
    The Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks part # SA3035 are required when using the Saris Bike Porter 2 Bike Rack part SA312B on your 2016 Hyundai Veloster because it has a glass hinge line and the hooks included with the Porter 2 could potentially cause damage to the glass. The Hatch Huggers are made of foam so you will not need to worry about damage to your glass hinge. I have attached a review video of the Hatch Huggers to give you a better ideal of how they work.
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    We checked with Saris and the Hatch Huggers part # SA3035 are required when attaching the Saris Porter 2 bike rack # SA312B to your 2016 Hyundai Veloster. We try to make tech tips like this easy to see and find but we can certainly understand how it would be possible to miss that requirement. I attached a picture that shows where we list that requirement. This picture came from the fitguide page for the trunk racks for the 2016 Veloster. It's hard to put flags in our system in place for...
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  • How to Install Hatch Huggers on a Hatchback 2017 Kia Soul
    I reached out to Saris to see how they install Hatch Huggers, part # SA3035 They recommend the following steps: 1.) Put the Hatch Huggers inside the rear door with the straps vertical. 2.) Close the rear hatch. 3.) Shimmy the straps up to the side of the hatch near the install location. 4.) Install the Saris Bones rack per normal instructions, skipping the side straps. 5.) Feed the Hatch Hugger Straps into the side quick release mechanisms.
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  • Bike Rack Options for 2016 Lexus NX 200t That Are Not Hitch Mounted
    I have a solution for you, but there are not any 2 bike racks that mount to the rear of your 2016 Lexus NX 200t. There is only one option for trunk mounted bike racks for your 200t and that is the Saris Bones EX 3 # SA803 . Saris is the pioneer of trunk mounted bike racks in this country and they make some of the most high quality trunk mounted racks on the market- the Bones EX 3 is no exception. The design of the arms makes it so that the bikes are separated to different levels in order...
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  • How Does Saris Bones EX Top Straps Fit 2016 Lexus NX 300h
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  • Are the Saris Hatch Huggers Required if you Buy the Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack?
    I confirmed with Saris that the Hatch Huggers # SA3035 are required to mount the Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack # SA803 on a 2020 Subaru Forester. The Hatch huggers allow for a more customized fit for hatchback vehicles or vehicles with certain spoilers.
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  • Will Hatch Huggers Work for Side Straps on my Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack?
    The Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks # SA3035 will work with the rack's side strap carrier buckle of the Saris Bones EX 3 # SA803. Since the Hatch Huggers have a length of a little over 6 feet, it will give you plenty of length to get that secure, tight fit. I went ahead and attached the picture to show you that the Hatch Huggers can attach to the side strap buckles.
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  • Are Hatch Huggers Needed For The Saris Bones EX 3 On My 2016 Mini Cooper S
    Yes, the Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms, part # SA803, is compatible with your 2016 Mini Cooper S. I also check the fit notes on the Saris website and you will need the Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks, part # SA3035, to replace the top hooks of this rack. I have included a product description link and video review links below.
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  • Which Straps Do I Replace with the Hatch Huggers for my Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack?
    The placement of the Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks # SA3035 depends on the specific vehicle and bike rack. I confirmed with Saris that you should use the hatch huggers for the side straps when using the Saris Bones EX 3 # SA803 on your 2020 Subaru Forester. The other securing straps will be attached as specified in the instruction manual.
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    When installing the Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack # SA803 on your 2019 Ford Escape, Saris recommends using Saris Hatch Huggers # SA3035 which will replace your current bottom straps. These straps will do a better job of attaching to your trunk rather than the included bottom straps which are coming loose on your vehicle. I attached a short demonstration video for you.
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  • Does Saris Bones Trunk Bike Rack fit a 2015 Honda CR-V Well
    The Saris Bones part # SA805BL will fit your 2015 Honda CR-V well. We had a customer come back and say that when used with the hatch huggers # SA3035 it fit their 2016 CR-V perfectly. Right below it was a review of a 2015 CR-V and it fit their vehicle perfectly as well. I attached a picture of the review for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Saris Bones Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2016 Honda HR-V
    Yes, you can use the Saris Bones trunk mount bike rack # SA801BL on your 2016 Honda HR-V. In order for a proper and safe fit you will also need Hatch Huggers # SA3035. These will replace the side hooks on the rack so that the bike rack can be installed.
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  • Why Are Saris Hatch Huggers SA3035 Needed for Installation of Bones 2 on 2015 Subaru Outback
    Installation of the Saris Bones 2 Trunk-Mount Bike Rack # SA805BL on your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon requires the accessory hatch huggers # SA3035 due to the tail light positions. The hatch huggers are needed to avoid risk of damage to the gap between the hatch and outside portions of the lights. On the Jeep shown in the video the standard clip attachments are okay since there is metal, not plastic, at the installation point.
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  • Can the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier Part # SA801BL Handle Highway Speeds
    Yes, the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier part # SA801BL which is a fit for your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon will be plenty fine traveling at highway speeds. The bike rack's position on the vehicle will be in a way that does not really catch much wind resistance so speed should not be too much of a concern. Just remember to use the Hatch Huggers part # SA3035 on the two side straps.
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