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Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount

Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a lighter kayak that you can easily lift up onto the roof
  • Get out on the water often and need a rack that will last for years
  • Leave the rack on your roof while you’re out paddling and worry about it getting snatched

No, if you:

  • Have a roof rack without a channel in the top of the crossbars
This kayak carrier lets you easily load and carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Pivoting saddles allow easy loading from the side of your vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Mounts to most crossbars with C-channels. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount part number RR580 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Rhino Rack
  • Side Loading
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist

This kayak carrier lets you easily load and carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Pivoting saddles allow easy loading from the side of your vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Mounts to most crossbars with C-channels.


Features:

  • 4 Saddle-style cradles lets you transport 1 kayak hull side down on your roof rack crossbars
  • Pivoting cradle heads allow kayak to be loaded from the side of a vehicle
    • Perfect for a vehicle with a low roof, such as a sedan or station wagon
  • Large saddle pad surface area and 3 flexible joints ensure saddles securely grip your hull
  • Soft rubber saddle pads protect kayak hull from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Load straps with a padded cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Easy installation on most crossbars with C-channels
  • UV-resistant, glass-reinforced nylon saddles and stainless steel hardware ensure durability
  • Built-in security hardware deters theft - leg bolts require special tool (included) to loosen


Specs:

  • Application: most crossbars with top channels
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 23-9/16"
  • Saddle surface area: 7-7/8" x 2-15/16"
  • Tie-down strap length: 9-3/4'
  • Bow/stern rope length: 18'
  • 5-Year limited warranty


580 Rhino Rack Nautic Roof-Mounted Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Rear Loading - C-Channel Mounts

Item # RR580

Installation Details RR580 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount - RR580

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

This kayak carrier lets you easily load and carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Pivoting saddles allow easy loading from the side of your vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Mounts to most crossbars with C-channels.

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I paired this side-loading rack with Thule Aeroblade bars and Rapid Traverse Feet to carry a 14.5' poly kayak on my 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT (with panoramic sunroof, so my options were limited). This review is based on one 400 mile weekend trip at interstate speeds with some head- and crosswinds.

The saddle construction seems solid and locks into the aero bars' C-channels. The key locking feature is nice. The bumper tie-down straps are maybe not as rugged as I would have expected, so I will keep watch for any abrasion from wind vibration, but the cinching mechanism seems more than capable. Wind noise and a ~5mpg decrease in gas mileage are obviously going to be noticeable, but I found that installing the rubber strip in the aerobars' channel did the most to eliminate any annoying whistling.

I chose the side-loading model over the rear-loading RR581 model because I felt the extra pair of rubber pads would grip a little better for side-to-side motion. Depending on your kayak's hullform, the pads likely won't make full contact, but everything still seems solid for my setup. Installation takes a little trial and error but is no more difficult than installing bars. Solo loading/unloading my 60lb kayak isn't too strenuous on my mid-height hatchback. Once it's up there, you can "walk it" into place.

Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and I would recommend Rhino to any other first time buyer without an unlimited budget.




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These go on very easy with my rhino roof rack. They are made of hard plastic type material with metal fasteners and they came with 4 straps and 2 keys. I did not find any shifting on the crossbar on my first 400mile trip with a 50lb kayak although there was minor shifting (rolling) of the kayak on the saddles. I recommend them.




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Looks great got em on today, rock solid. I put them on an adarac ladder rack system. With light modification, they slide into the track. Very nice they include sooo many straps too. etrailer fast shipping and always great information. Thanks!




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Holds kayaks very secure.


Comments
Work great!
Andy - 07/29/2022


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Love these. Much more stable and easier to use than big box J racks. I use two of these to carry kayaks, and it comes with high quality straps including bow and stern tie downs. A little vibe due to wind, but nothing you can really do about that.




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As usual, great quick shipping from etrailer. Everything I needed was in stock. These 24" C-channel from Rhino Rack are of typical excellent quality. I ordered these with the kayak hull saddles (side load, #580). All the right hardware was included, mounted easily to the Pioneer platform on my jeep. Very happy with everything. These channels have multiple uses for different mounting options (watersports, skiing, bikes etc..).




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These work great.




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I have used a "J" type kayak carrier in the past (thinking I needed the space on the roof rack)... but decided to go with the 'saddle' type because it is easier to load (you don't have to lift the boat as high). These Rhino Rack side loading saddles are great. They take up less space on the rack AND fit into the t-slots AND have a smaller cross section (i.e. less wind resistance) than my old J style carrier. The rack comes with a quality set of straps for securing the boat to the rack and straps for bow/stern tie-down. I have been buying from etrailer for years. Always great prices, always great service.




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Installed as described and it fits my Yakima HD bars perfectly.




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Haven't used it yet, and looks a little short for a kayak, but like I said I haven't used it yet. But it looks well made, and the fact that you can lock the pads on the rack is a very big plus for me.




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Haven't installed yet but the rack looks good to go. The seat protector looks very good and will get installed for trip next week.

Came quickly and etrailer is so efficient and thoughtful! Saved me over $25 on alternate hitch stabilizer.




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Great product with easy to install instructions. Only took 45mins to install and is exactly what I was looking for. Definitely recommend this product!




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product arrived before anticipated.
The
rack installed easily and appears to be well constructed.
I was concerned about additional wind noise once the rack was installed per some of the other reviews however once all the plastic strips were installed I have noticed very little.




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I GOT THE MERCHANDISE TODAY I'M SUPER HAPPY WITH THE DEAL AND ATTENTION THEY GAVE ME THANK YOU , I'LL KEEP BUYING EVERYTHING I NEED




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Will know more once I've carried my kayaks a few miles.




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Worked as advertized




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