As you might have heard by now, today is Amazon Prime Day. But it also happens to be the middle of July, which means we’re smack in the heart of the time of year when most people seek the pleasures of aquatic recreation: swimming, fishing, and of course kayaking. With the fun of the latter, however, comes one main problem: How do you get your kayak to the water in order to use it? Most of us aren’t lucky enough to live within walking distance of a navigable body of water — at least, not within the distance you can walk while lugging an awkward 40-pound shard of fiberglass. If you’re gonna go kayaking, odds are good you’re gonna need some way to carry that lengthy boat on your car.
Luckily, this year’s Prime Day extravaganza includes a bargain for paddlers: Right now, Thule’s Hull-a-Port Pro Rooftop Kayak Carrier is marked down by 20% on Amazon, bring it down to $166 before taxes. This rack works with most automotive roof racks (including, of course, Thule’s own setups); it comes with a pair of tie-down anchors to keep your boat secure when you’re hauling down the highway to your favorite whitewater spot, and folds down with the flip of a lever when not in use so you don’t wind up losing it to any low bridges.