Reviewed By William G (Homer City, PA) Reviewed for a 2012 Chevy Silverado —4/16/2010 1:44 PM
I purchased the Yakima Load Warrior, plus the 18 inch extension and cargo stretch net after looking into several other brands. The Yakima seems well made, has a durable finish and was easy to assemble- once you study the directions. The basket is certainly big enough to take a lot of bulky gear like sleeping bags, tents and bedrolls, though you have to watch your roof weight limit. I mounted the rack to the Subaru(Monte Blanc) carrier base on my '09 Forester 2.5X with slight difficulty. The crossbars are about an inch too close together for an "ideal" centered mounting in the Yakima brackets, however the brackets are wide and strong enough to get a good purchase once full tightened. Takes 5 minutes to remove and store.