Rack Retailer to Offer New Innovation in Kayak Carriers

Friday, 05 January 2007
Thule 887 RackRack Outfitters announces it will be partnering with Thule, Inc. to release a new innovation in kayak carriers, the Thule 887 SlipStream.
Thule 887 SlipStreamAustin, TX January 5, 2007 – Rack Outfitters announces it will be partnering with Thule, Inc. to release a new innovation in kayak carriers, the Thule 887 SlipStream. Thule has engineered the to be a fully adjustable and complete kayak platform. It is the first carrier on the market that ensures contact-free rear loading on any vehicle.

"Thule’s engineers developed the Thule 887 SlipStream with the intention of providing a kayak carrier that is loaded with features, like the Thule 897xt Hullavator (picture available at:, and reasonably priced,” said Ross Fife, Sales Manager at Rack Outfitters. “The SlipStream features a sliding base system that allows roller position adjustment, which eliminates kayak to vehicle contact. This feature helps prevent damage to the vehicle and kayak. The Thule 887 SlipStream is also compatible with Thule, Yakima, and most factory cross bars, which will be a major selling point for most consumers."

The SlipStream features adjustable saddles allowing for support at the strongest section of the kayak regardless of base rack location. The Thule 887 SlipStream system includes saddles, roller, base tubes, and all necessary straps and tie downs for one kayak.

The Thule 887 Slip Stream has a suggested retail price of $300.00.

About Thule, Inc. Thule, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thule Holding AB, which is owned by the Swedish investment company EQT. Founded in 1942, Thule develops, manufactures, and markets car rack systems for vehicle owners worldwide. Thule Racks is the only major United States manufacturer of car and truck rack products, with 90% of Thule U.S. products produced in the company’s Chicago, Illinois and Seymour, Connecticut facilities. Thule’s product line features multi-purpose roof rack systems, hitch and roof top cargo boxes, rear mount racks and accessories for transporting outdoor gear including ski, snowboard, bike, kayaks, canoe, and surfboard equipment.

About Rack Outfitters, LLC. Rack Outfitters is a privately held company specializing in sales and service of car and truck racks. Representing the industry’s most trusted manufacturers, including Thule, Yakima and Saris, the company offers top quality truck rack, bike rack, ski-snowboard racks, canoe-kayak racks and sailboard-surfboard rack solutions for vehicle rear hitch and trunk mount, roof rack mount and pickup truck mount applications. The company has been providing consumer sales since 2002 to the U.S. market through its store front, the Internet and phone sales.

The full line of Thule Watersport Carriers is available for review at For more information on the complete line of Thule Racks offered visit

Contact Information: General Inquiries, Rack Outfitters, LLC., +1-866-441-7225. www.RackOutfitters.com, info(at)RackOutfitters.com

About Rack Outfitters
As dedicated car rack specialists, our staff has the hands-on experience to help you choose the best rack for your vehicle and activities. At our headquarters store in Austin we've installed racks on hundreds of vehicles. See some of the vehicles we have outfitted in our Gallery. RackOutfitters.com was designed with clear navigation, detailed product descriptions and up-to-date images to make your online car rack shopping quick and easy. Rack Outfitters offers brands you can trust Yakima, Thule, Saris, Rocky Mounts and SportRack. We care about what you're thinking, see our Customer Feedback and let us know how we're doing.
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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