Thule BackPac 973 Boot Mounted Bike Rack

Home > Cycle Carriers > Rear Mounted Cycle Carriers > Thule BackPac 973

The BackPack is a popular bike carrer that is suitable for mpv's, minivans and estate cars. Easy to fit and straightforward to use. Bikes are secured to the bike carrier using unique detachable bike frame holders and quick release wheel straps.

The BackPac 973 model can carry upto 4 bikes using additional bike adapters. The standard 973 model can carry 2 bikes. An additional adapter 973-23 enables it to carry 3 bikes, and adapter 973-24 (requires 973-23 as well) enables it to carry up to 4 bikes on many vehicles.


Note: A fitting kit tailored to each vehicle is also required, use our vehicle checker below to check your vehicle is compatible and to find the correct fitting kit.



  • The raised position of the carrier keeps the rear lights and number plate visible.
  • The frame holder fits all bike frames upto 80mm diameter.
  • Bike platform folds away when not in use.
  • Load capacity 60kg.
  • Not suitable for cars fitted with spoilers.


Thule BackPac 973 - 2 Bike Carrier | Price: £270.00 (RRP £300.00 - Saving £30.00)

Thule BackPac 973-23 - 3rd Bike Adapter | Price: £90.00 (RRP £100.00 - Saving £10.00)

Thule BackPac 973-24 - 4th Bike Adapter | Price: £90.00 (RRP £100.00 - Saving £10.00)

To find the correct fitting kit for your vehicle and to buy online please use our Vehicle Checker below


Cycle Carrier - Vehicle Checker


Thule BackPack 973 with 3rd and 4th bike adapters fitted


Thule BackPac 973 Rear Mount Bike Rack Thule Backpac 973 Bike trays can be folded away when not in use

Click on images to enlarge

Popular Accessories

Light Board 976

Thule Light Board

Light Board and registration plate mount with 7-pin connector. Straps and screws for mounting included.

Price: £63.00 (RRP £70.00 - Saving £7.00)

Brake Light 9902

Thule Brake Light 9902

The Brake Light 9902 is an additional safety feature when your vehicle lights are obstructed.

Price: Call Us For Price

Bicycle Adapter 981

Thule Bicycle Adapter 981

Allows bicycles with no crossbar to use this carrier. Distance seat tube to Front stem is Min 40cm & Max 80cm.

Price: £22.50 (RRP £25.00 - Saving £2.50)

About Us | FAQs | How to Find Us | Delivery Information | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Notice | Contact Us | Home

Thule BackPac 973 Rear Mounted Cycle Carrier