Mike in VTwrote a review of Thule Force Alpine Cargo Box on January 15, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Force Alpine Cargo Box is the perfect size for getting our nordic skis out of the car now that we need to put a car seat in the back. The Ascent 1700 and 1100 were longer than needed and would have interfered with the rear door opening on our 2008 Subaru Impreza wagon. With the Force Alpine I can open rear door all the way without the front of the box sticking over the windshield. It holds my 205 skis with room to spare. The tool-free mounting takes less than 5 minutes to install and makes it very easy to make adjustments and re-align the box. And it hasn't needed tightening after a few weeks of winter driving over rough, Vermont dirt roads. The wind noise is not bad, and much less than driving with just the Thule bars on the car. Very happy we went with this box.