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Rhino Rack 580: best value, high quality, side loading cradles with a T_channel attachment

Rhino Nautic 580 ($175*)

*Freight +$10

kayak carrier

The Rhino Nautic 580 is Rhino's newest offering for transporting kayaks securely on your vehicle. The 580 is the choice when your roof racks have a 'T-channel' running across the top edge of the bar and you want to load your kayak from the side of the vehicle. The kit has four soft santoprene rubber pads to cushion your hull from knocks and bumps of highway travel.

Rhino Nautic 580 kayak carrier

A large 200x75mm surface area of each pad provide great support and grip a wide variety of hull shapes. The pads are UV protected to and designed to work in harsh Australian conditions.

Rhino Nautic components

The kit includes everything you need to strap the kayak to your crossbars and also includes an additional pair of long tie down straps to add additional restraint at the bow and stern.

rhino nautic locking mechanism

'Securecore' locks are included as a theft deterrent.

rhino nautic side load

180 degree rotation of cradles assist with loading the kayak from the side

Rhino Nautic 580 features

Compatible with these roof racks:

Fits the following racks with additional fit kit: HD-FK2 ($6.50):

Link to Proride fitting instructions Fitting instructions

What Steve thinks......

The Rhino Nautic kayak carriers get a thumbs up from me. They are well made and well designed. I know from talking with my contacts at Rhino that they partnered up with kayak manufacturers when developing this product and as a result it ticks all the boxes.

In the roof rack world we bang on a lot about making sure your kayak is not only secured to your roof racks but also tied down at the bow and stern to vehicle tow points. This is very important and therefore I am pleased that Rhino not only promote this practice at every opportunity but also provide an additional set of tie down straps in the box so you have no excuses.

Each cradle is secured in place with a single large thumb screw which makes it very easy to adjust the position along the cross bar and to remove the units when you have returned from your trip. The locking covers may only be a gesture towards security but they do hide the thumb screws and make the cradles look refined and a neat fit.

You can read more about the Nautic 580 on Rhino's web site here.

*Freight +$10