I have used this rack for several seasons and love it. I am a ski/snowboard instructor at a commuter mountain so this rack sees a lot of use during the winter. It is easy to use, can store 2 boards and a pair of skis (as long as the boards aren't wide and the skis aren't powder), and has reliable locks. The only downsides I have encountered with this system is having the locks/latches freeze shut with snow overnight, and having a whistling sound from wind traveling through the plastic parts next to a pair of skis in the rack, however, both of these issues are only occasional. I always lock the rack for travel to ensure that the bars are actually latched because with a lot of gear, the latches become quite 'strained'. The rack takes a bit of time to install initially, but after the ties are on, the rack part comes off very easily for summer storage. I have this rack on Subaru factory crossbars, very wide, and it fits great.