Does anyone have a link to those nylon webbing straps that attach under the hood as a tie down point ? I remember they were discussed here a while back but I can't find the thread. It turns out that unlike my 2007 Forester that has a great tie down point under the front-end, my wife's 2012 Outback does not.
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Posted by: gstamer on Jan-30-13 7:54 PM (EST)
Just Google hood loops kayak and you will find plenty of hits. Yakima, Thule and many other companies offer commercial products.
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Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jan-30-13 8:21 PM (EST)
Here's some from Austin Canoe & Kayak. I've bought things mail order from them and had good luck.
Sherpak hood loops|
Posted by: morayreef on Jan-31-13 12:45 AM (EST)
I use the Sherpak brand hood loops and quick loops in the hatchback, my local rack shop had them and a brand with a logo for for twice the price, no obvious difference aside from color. Both are available from your local roof rack shop or online.
Posted by: tempest170 on Jan-31-13 9:41 AM (EST)
On the front of the '12 Outback there should be a little square on the passenger side front bumper. Pop that out and thread the metal tow hook that comes with the car into the hole. Bam... Instant tie down point!
Joanne's and a little stitching|
Posted by: Celia on Jan-31-13 10:10 AM (EST)
We are mostly using thinner gauge climbing line right now, but the strap material you need is dirt cheap from places like Joanne's or craft stores. Just stitch the ends together.
make your own out of climbing webbing|
Posted by: somalley on Jan-31-13 10:23 AM (EST)
All you need is a couple feet of climbing webbing, a propane torch or even just a lighter, a nail, and a wrench.
Posted by: paddler098 on Jan-31-13 7:20 PM (EST)
i tie a nylon rope under the hood under the wipers and leave the loop out
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Posted by: PeaceLoveSandyFeet on Jan-31-13 9:50 PM (EST)
Posted by: carldelo on Feb-02-13 11:07 AM (EST)
but don't mess up a Swiss army knife (or any other tool) to make holes in webbing - use a 16 penny nail held in pliers or a vise grip.
ors racks has them |
Posted by: yakjak on Feb-01-13 2:24 AM (EST)
yakima or thule either ones ... there reasonably priced and work well on my hun. santa fe
Posted by: bonnoughj on Feb-02-13 8:56 AM (EST)
Posted by: trout on Feb-02-13 12:43 PM (EST)