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Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs

Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs

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This versatile carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks or SUPs on your roof rack crossbars. Carry in stacker, J-style, or saddle position to maximize usable space on your crossbars. Fold arms flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs part number TH890000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers - TH890000

  • Surfboard
  • Paddle Board
  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • J-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Thule
  • Clamp On
  • Non-Locking

This versatile carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks or SUPs on your roof rack crossbars. Carry in stacker, J-style, or saddle position to maximize usable space on your crossbars. Fold arms flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included.


Features:

  • Kayak or SUP carrier lets you transport your watercraft on your roof rack crossbars
    • Works with composite and plastic hulls
  • 3 Different configurations let you maximize usable space on your crossbars
    • Angled (J-style) position lets you carry 1 kayak
    • Vertical (post-style) position lets you carry 2 kayaks - 1 on each side of carrier
    • Flat (saddle) position lets you carry 1 kayak or 2 SUPs and provides overhead clearance when carrier is not in use
    • Hand knobs let you easily adjust arms to desired position
  • Wide cradle mouths make it easy for 1 person to load and unload kayaks and SUPs
  • Thick rubber saddles and padded arms help protect your gear from scratches and scuffs
  • 4 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure kayaks or SUPs to carrier
    • Integrated StrapCatch keeps straps centered and in place so your hands are free while you load
  • 2 Pairs of bow/stern tie-downs secure kayaks or SUPs to vehicle
  • Easy, tool-free installation with universal mounting hardware
  • Durable, black powder coated and e-coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 2 kayaks
  • Single watercraft weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 130 lbs
  • Dimensions: 32" long x 7" wide x 19" tall
  • Maximum hull width: 36"
  • Carrier weight: 20 lbs
  • Strap dimensions: 15' long x 2" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


890000 Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs

Installation Details TH890000 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs - TH890000

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

This versatile carrier lets you transport 2 kayaks or SUPs on your roof rack crossbars. Carry in stacker, J-style, or saddle position to maximize usable space on your crossbars. Fold arms flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included.

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Although I believe Thule is at the top of the carrier field, it seemed like this product is mostly plastic especially in places where stress and pressure could cause cracking like the knobs for righting the middle rack, and the grooves where the middle rack can be moved to. I’ve had a Thule rack in the past and these areas did crack and made adjusting them difficult. For the price we pay, the materials should be more durable.



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This is a really well-made, quality product. The top surface feels somewhat squishy like it will provide cushioning to the board(s) held onto it or to the kayaks. It shipped very quickly from e-trailer and arrived in pristine condition. The layout and packaging is gorgeous as well. I do wish there was an option for over-packaging to conceal the contents but to their credit the delivery person did put it out of the line of sight on my porch. I would definitely buy from here again.



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I was very satisfied with my purchase. The quality is excellent, the price was reasonable and the carrier looks great on the car. I would definitely buy another product from etrailer.



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Not providing the "T" slot mounting of the Aero bars brought my rating down a star. It sort of misses the point when used with integrated mounting style bars. Otherwise solid product.



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The roof rack is performing like a champ. It is everything we wanted, researched and purchased, with your help off course. Here are a couple pics from our camping trip last year. They can be shared anywhere if you like.



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Great product and quality. A little bit noisy when no kayak on board and no worry about the kayak really secured with all straps come with it. Loved it and enjoyed it.



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Very adequate but a bit awkward to attach and load kayaks. Using with a low profile Rhino Rack, I was able to attach, load and carry 1-10’ and 1-12’ Eddyline kayak and travel over 1000 miles this past spring without incident.



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Easy to install, easy to use.


Comments
Takes me to the river, my kayaks in the water... floating me down, floating me down... love my Thule kayak roof mounts
David - 09/07/2021


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I have not installed them yet but have taken them out of the box. They feel heavy duty and is a good upgrade for what I have now!



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I haven't used it yet but it was easy to put on the roof


Comments
Great
Cynthia - 06/18/2021


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Easy install.Lock option would be good.



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Love etrailer and the new Thule Compass! Just what I need to fit two kayaks on my roof, next to my 18ft old town canoe. Solid construction and easy install (less than 20 min).



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Great product, work at designed for 2 kayaks carrier. Easy installation, clear and detail instruction on how to correct secure kayaks.



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Thule makes outstanding products. This is not the first Item I purchased. Excellent hardware and easy to assemble. We have two kayaks and look forward to warmer weather.



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Big fan...works well...just like the video posted on the website.



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I downloaded the Install Guide from Thule and watched the video one etrailer.com prior to buying. Everything was spot on! I was done with the install quickly! Shopping experience / delivery experience was excellent. Thank you!



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Product is exactly what we were looking for and has made our traveling experience a lot easier. This company delivered everything as advertised and made the purchase seamless and easy.



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Worth the wait! Easy to set up and perfect for transport.



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awesome product - awesome people-, this rack is great in its diversity - watch the video



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Hey guys,Montrell M.,and Erik B were great and spot on with all info and delivery! I am very happy with the 890000 Thule Compass with my 1995 Toyota 4-runner.,will send some pics later., THANKS AGAIN for the great service!



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Great rack! Versatile, durable and easy to install!



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Amazing product. Fast shipping, no comp laints!



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work well easy to install



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Works great.



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Great product at great price!


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    I do have a great option for you, however the Thule Compass Kayak carrier # TH890000 won't be able to support your two kayaks that weigh 85 pounds each. The 130 pound capacity you see is for the total weight of both kayaks (75 pounds each). We do not have a similar 2 kayak carrier available that has this kind of capacity so your best option will be to go with separate carriers, one on each side of the vehicle's roof. This is going to make for easier loading anyway since you won't have...
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  • Roof Rack and 2-Kayak Carrier for 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan
    Yes, the Thule Compass 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH890000 will absolutely work for your 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door sedan, you simply need to add a roof rack to mount the carrier on. By far the best option for a roof rack for your Lancer is from Rhino-Rack because it is the best value for your Lancer - the rack is premium quality but with a better price tag than similar options. It also has aerodynamic bars for a quieter ride and each part of the rack is so durable it comes...
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  • Does Thule Compass Carrier Fit around Thule Wingbar Evo bars?
    The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 is a great fit for your 2020 Honda Fit. It has a wide mouth to make it easier for loading kayaks. It also has nice adjustability like J-style for one kayak or post-style for two kayaks. I attached a screenshot where Thule gives instructions for installing it on your Thule Wingbar EVO crossbars. You need to use the 80mm bolts included with this carrier to install it onto your bars. For your older kayak carrier like the Thule Hull-A-Port...
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  • Is the Thule Compass Kayak Carrier Lockable
    I have a solution for you but the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # TH890000 does not have it own locking system. This is fairly common among the kayak carriers. The best solution to lock the Compass would be a cable lock like the Thule Cable Lock w/ One Key System Lock - 6' Long part # TH538XT. The Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # TH849000 is a carrier that can be locked to the roof rack but only transports one boat so you would need two of them.
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  • Will the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier Work With a Hobie Kayak
    The best kayak carrier for a Hobie kayak is the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier part # Y04091 which is specifically designed for larger fishing kayaks. The Yakima BigCatch has a 150 lb weight capacity and you can adjust the cradles to fit the exact shape/width of the hull on the Hobie kayak allowing for the best fit. The Yakima BigCatch will also fit the factory crossbar on the Subaru Crosstrek no problem. The Yakima BigCatch comes with all the required tie downs as well so you don't have...
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  • How To Carry Both Kayak and Paddle Board On Crossbars
    The best option we offer to carry both kayaks and paddle boards but not at the same time is the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier part # TH890000 because the upright can be folded down to carry up to two paddle boards or one kayak and the upright can be folded back up to carry two kayaks. If you need to carry both at the same time, you'd need to go with a true j-style like the etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier part # e98878 and true saddle style like the Thule SUP Shuttle Stand-Up Paddleboard...
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  • Can Paddle Boards be Transported with J-Style Carriers
    I do have a solution for you but J-Style carriers are meant to be used for carrying kayaks because paddle boards are supposed to be transported laying down flat. The only way to have 2 J-Style kayak carriers and be able to transport your 2 paddle boards is with the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH890000. For your application you need to lower the upright and stack your paddle boards on top of each other as you can't carry paddle boards using the J-Style setup. If...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2 Kayaks on a 2018 Toyota RAV4 with OEM Roof Rack
    I recommend using 2 sets of the Yakima JayLow # Y04073 because it is much easier to use than a lot of the other kayak carriers we have to offer. It uses a simply clamping system for installing on your 2018 Toyota RAV4 OEM roof rack, and you can effortlessly maneuver the arms up and down with the lever. If you're looking for something more cost-effective then I recommend 2 of the etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier # e98878 instead. This is a great kayak carrier, it's just more basic than...
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  • Carrying Boats On A 2020 Kia Niro Factory Rack w/ Thule Compass
    You should be able to use the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle, part # TH890000, with your factory rack. It was designed to work with factory bars. If your factory rack has bars that extend beyond the towers on your vehicle you will have more versatility with regard to carrying items on the roof, even applies to boat accessories. I have included a product review link below.
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  • What Comes With The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier?
    The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs # TH890000 comes with both racks (one for each crossbar) to stabilize your kayaks as well as tie downs for 2 kayaks. I've attached a video of the system for you to show everything that comes in the kit and how to install it.
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  • How To Mount 2 Kayaks On The Roof Of A 2013 Town And Country With Factory Crossbars
    I did some research on your 2013 Chrysler Town And Country. It sounds to me like you have a factory crossbar setup similar to the one shown in the photo that I've attached. If so, then you can mount Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 on the crossbars. This can hold up to 2 kayaks vertically (on their sides), 1 kayak horizontally (flat), or 2 stand-up-paddle boards horizontally (flat). The carrier itself weighs about 20lbs and has a weight capacity of 130lbs; you will want...
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  • 2019 Outback Wagon OEM Crossbar Compatibility with Thule Compass Kayak Carrier
    The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs # TH890000 can be mounted on either side versus centered without any issue. It can hold a signal kayak weighing up to 75 lbs and the total capacity for two kayaks is 130 lbs. This rack is compatible with your Subaru OEM crossbars. We have a lowest price pledge I've linked to ensure you get the best price.
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  • Does The Thule Compass Kayak And SUP Carrier Fit Onto Thule Wingbar Evo Crossbars?
    Yes, the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH890000 will fit just fine on the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars 53" # TH711420 that you are installing on your 2021 Toyota Camry. The Thule Compass is high quality with thick rubber saddles to protect your gear; I attached a demonstration video to give you some more insight.
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  • Can 2 Thule Compass Carriers be Used with Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 on a 2019 Toyota Tundra
    The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH890000 measures 32" long so if you were to butt 2 of them up next to each other you need at least 64" of crossbar space. The Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 # 59799 which fits your 2019 Toyota Tundra with the 5-1/2" (with Deck Rail System) comes with 65-1/16" long crossbars so it will work for your application. Just a few things to note, you probably won't be able to mount the carriers right next to each other as your kayaks will likely...
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  • Can Thule Compass Kayak Carrier be Used With 2 Kayaks Side-by-Side
    The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH890000 can be used with two kayaks, but they have to be on their side and not laying flat. The only way to carry a pair of kayaks laying flat is by using two saddle-style carriers, the Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH896. The issue with this is that kayaks are generally too wide to fit next to each other on a single rack system, which is why they need to be on their sides. I have added links to video reviews...
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  • How to Carry Two Heavy Kayaks on a 2018 Toyota Sienna
    I have a solution for you. First, though, the Thule Compass, part # TH890000, will not be suitable for your application. The reason for that is the fact that the Compass can only handle a total weight of 130 pounds. Your two kayaks together will weigh more than that. Instead, I suggest getting a carrier for each of the kayaks. I recommend the etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier, part # e98878. Each of these can handle 150 pounds on their own, so just one of your kayaks will be no problem....
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  • Will the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier Work on my 2012 Subaru Outback with Factory Cross Bars?
    Yes the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # TH890000 will work out great on your Subaru Outback and it's factory cross bars. Check out the video I've linked for you.
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  • Thule Compass Kayak Carrier Compatibility with OEM Crossbars on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    The OEM crossbars on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek are 3.6 inches wide based on my research and compatible with most carriers. The Thule Compass Kayak Carrier # TH890000 is compatible with the factory crossbars of your vehicle. I've attached a video of the installation to assist.
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  • Could Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 Carry a Single Kayak and Paddleboard
    The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 that you referenced can't carry a kayak and a SUP at the same time. It can do two of either but can't mix the two. You'd need to do a kayak carrier like the # TH834 and a SUP carrier like # TH8100001.
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  • Is the Thule Compass Kayak Holder Compatible with the Thule TracRac?
    I have a solution for your Thule TracRac, but the Thule Compass # TH890000 will not fit on the 4" wide bars on the TracRac. To carry your kayaks with the TracRac I recommend the Thule Dock Glide # TH896 which provides an easy to install carrier that will allow you to load your kayaks from the rear of your vehicle. If you're carrying 2 kayaks, you are able to add a 2nd Dock Glide system to your TracRac system. If you wanted to utilize the T-slots on your TracRac bars, the Malone Saddle...
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  • Recommended 2 Kayak Carrier for Factory Crossbars on 2015 Toyota Sienna
    Instead of the Rhino Rack that was previously mentioned, you can use the Thule Compass # TH890000, which has a pretty similar design and will allow you to carry 2 kayaks; it's actually got a bit higher capacity than the RhinoRack S512-S512X - so it's a great alternative. This Thule carrier is compatible with the factory crossbars on your 2015 Toyota Sienna. I've linked a review video of this carrier for you to have a look at, as well.
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  • Will Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier Fit OEM Crossbars on a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Yes, the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 is compatible with the OEM roof rack on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Compatibility with OEM Roof Rack on 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
    The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 is compatible with the factory roof rack on your 2019 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid. It will simply clamp around the bar and is compatible with weights up to 130 lbs max. You will want to determine the weight capacity of your OEM rack as often they are not rated as high as aftermarket parts.
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  • Is Thule Compass Compatible with 50" Yakima CoreBar Roof Rack on 2011 Toyota Camry
    Yes, you can use the Yakima 50" CoreBars # Y00421 with the BaseLine Towers # Y00146 and Fit Kit # Y06123 and # Y06153 on your 2011 Toyota Camry with the Thule Compass # TH890000. These are all compatible with each other and Yakima has confirmed that the 50" bars will work on your Camry. Thule doesn't have a length requirement for the Compass, you just need to make sure that your kayaks don't exceed 130 lbs combined and that neither of them are wider than 36" for them to fit. Attached...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Outback with Factory Crossbars
    The Thule Compass 2-kayak carrier part # TH890000 is a really great option for carrying two kayaks with your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon. It fits your factory bars and gives you a padded carrier that will easily and securely carry both of your boats.
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  • Recommended Thule Kayak Carrier for 2018 Honda CR-V
    We do have a solution for you, but the Compass wouldn't be a good choice. The Thule # TH890000 Compass is an awesome Kayak carrier, but it only has a 75 lb weight capacity for a single kayak, so I'm afraid your Hobie Mirage Outback (I think you meant to say Outback, not Outlook) would be too heavy, as it weighs a minimum of 85 lbs. The Yakima JayLow # Y04073 would be a better choice because of its 130 lb weight capacity. The foot of each J-style carrier has a built in ramp that makes...
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    The Accessory Bar for 49" Wide Yakima OffGrid Roof Cargo Basket # Y07354 is what you attach to if you won't be removing the Yakima Off-Grid Basket # Y07139-09. Your roof rack is rated for 165 lbs and the basket weight needs to be subtracted so your Kayaks will need to fall into that weight limit. I recommend using a kayak carrier like the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH890000 you asked from to secure your kayaks. The Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 2015 Mazda CX-5 with Factory Crossbars
    For your 2015 Mazda CX-5 that has factory crossbars that run from left to right the Thule Compass roof rack part # TH890000 is the rack I recommend for carrying 2 kayaks. This fits your factory bars easily and gives you a padded carrier that will hold both kayaks very easily and securely. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Adapter Needed to Mount Thule Compass Kayak Carrier to Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack
    There is an adapter that you'll need in order to mount the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH890000 to a Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack # TH500XT (Silver) or # TH500XTB (Black), though not the Xadapt3 you mentioned. Instead, to mount the Compass to the Xsporter you are going to need the Thule Adapter Kit THXADAPT13. I have added links to video reviews of the Compass and Xsporter for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Thule Compass Fit a 2019 Mazda CX-5 Factory Roof Rack
    Yes, the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier part # TH890000 will fit the factory roof rack on your 2019 Mazda CX-5. There is one other carrier like this, the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier part # S512-S512X which will also fit the factory roof rack on your 2019 Mazda CX-5. The Thule Compass however has a higher weight capacity and better warranty so that is what I recommend for you. They both come with all the tie downs needed for two kayaks.
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