Picked this thing up late last season for an impromptu Steamboat trip with some friends...needed some more room in the car and this was cheaper than the rest I looked at, plus had good reviews on Amazon so gave it a shot. Quality piece of equipment right here. Owned Thule & Yak both in the past (both broke but I put them through pretty gnarly usage...not the most responsible rider on the planet) and they're fine of course, but definitely more expensive. I'm happy with this and recommend others give it a shot. Cheaper than the comp and gets the job done for sure.