Rated 5 out of 5 by SkiingRN Perfect for a car with roof rails
I bought this item through LL Bean because of an online sale they were having. We managed to get three pairs of skis and a snowboard from Virginia to Mont Tremblant, Quebec - and back - a total of 12 hours driving each way. No damage was done to the skis and the rack was convenient for throwing skis on for the five minute drive to the base of the slopes. Because of all of the snow we have been getting the roads were coated in salt so the gear needed a quick rinse off upon arrival to get the salt off, but otherwise no problems.
In the interest of full disclosure, my partner and I have 83 mm and 88 mm width skis and with those widths we could only fit two pairs of skis on each section. I suppose if you are still using traditional, narrow east coast skis then you could fit six pairs but I think it is a more realistic advertisement to say up to four pairs of skis.
I loved the peace of mind from the rack's ability to lock and securely store our gear. And I really loved that we didn't have to buy crossbars and then a rack - saved a lot of money since Thule combined the two into one item.
It took about 30 minutes to install and fits great on our Mazda CX-5. Was easy to remove as well. Definitely glad we made the purchase.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by activmomma So far so good
Am very happy with the way this fit my vehicle without the need for additional bars like you have with the other Thule carriers. Assembled quickly and used it already for our first ski trip of the year.
January 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkiFanatic Thule Snowcat ski rack
I have a Dodge Journey with factory rails. The Snowcat fits perfectly.
LL Bean rocks...Snowcat was on sale...lowest price online and I had 3 $10 coupons, so I feel like I got the best online deal and no retail store had it cheaper.
December 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by anon000 Good Item!
I have only just given this gift to my husband. We put it on his 2007 4Runner this weekend and it was very easy to do. He put it on with his father, I just supervised, lol. We have not yet put our skis in it which is why I only gave it 4 stars. So far, so good though! I chose LLBean because of the return policy, great return policy!
January 3, 2011