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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great / Easy to install We recently downsized form a mini-van and now drive a 2012 Subaru Outback. We needed to haul a mini-van worth of stuff for a trip to the beach house with an Outback. The LoadWarrior came to the rescue. Installation was easy. It took about 45 minutes the first time following the step-by-step instructions - but will go much quicker next time around. Taking it off was just as easy. You can do the install on your own, but two make it so much easier and will result in fewer scratches. I bought the LoadWarrior cargo net at the last minute and am glad I did. I used a blue tarp as weather proofing and the cargo netting held it in place nicely.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff! Love this rack and it is just what is needed to haul the load. I got the security locks and they were well worth the extra money to know my rack will not be stolen. This rack fits great, looks great and is very durable..... cannot wait until the Spring time to fill it with my camping gear and hit the woods.
Date published: 2011-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely worth it....Easy to install.. Out of the box and on my roof in less than 20 minutes. Once assemebled it takes less than 5 minutes to put on and take off of your vehicle. Holds heavy and bulky items in place and seems very secure. I will be getting the extension accessory as soon as Yakima goes on sale again to make the Load warrior even larger. Make sure you purchase the cargo net it as it works perfectly with the rack. I wish they would have just included the net with the rack.
Date published: 2010-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and Attractive I bought this basket to increase the cargo space since my job required that I transfer. It fits perfectly on top of my 2013 Outback and it looks great on it, too. The accessory cargo net is a must.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and tight I needed more room for a trip up the coast and I have two large dogs that take up cabin space... I had REI install it at purchase and it was terrific. I recommend to get the "spider bungie: to help stabalize the gear. No noise problem and all stored items made it up and back fine.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great additional storage but $$ for what it is The basket does as intended. Assembly was easy but it holes didn't exactly line up and ended up stripping screw out. Overall the quality felt pretty average and not worth the extra couple hundred dollars over the cheaper brands. I had it on a Honda Civic to give more space inside the vehicle on a recent camping trip. It worked great for that but seriously killed my gas mileage with coolers chairs and other stuff in it on the trip lol...normally get 35 mpg or so on interstate and brought it to about 24 mpg. The fairing does very little to reduce noise. I returned it and will likely go buy the $80 one at Walmart next time I need. Will also probably look for one of the luggage racks when need to keep stuff dry on top.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Easy to pack stuff on the roof Easy to mount... Easy to load. Wouldn't want to be without it. Also good for mounting kayaks, bikes, skis.
Date published: 2007-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to install Aesthetically pleasing, simple design. Was pretty easy to install except the rack I got had a machining defect or something. One of the screws didn't go in and when it did it wouldn't come out, so it is just sort of stuck in there. Tried all kinds of screwdriving and still won't budge, so I guess I can't take the rack apart until I saw it off. Everything else about the rack is great, though.
Date published: 2017-05-04
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Questions & Answers

Will this roof basket fit to the Subaru OEM aerobars? I have a 2017 Forester with the stock crossbars so just wanting to make sure it will fit

Asked by: Carrie_vt
​This bike rack does fit most factory crossbars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-24

Can I use a Thule kayak rack on top of this Yakima basket?

Asked by: odnab
You should be able to use a Thule rack on top of this basket. Most Thule racks have universal mounting hardware that is compatible with Yakima round bars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

What locks does this use and how do you use them?

Asked by: redheadbrandi
The easiest way to lock this basket to your crossbars is with the Warrior Locking Bracket (installation instructions included): https://www.rei.com/product/670012/yakima-warrior-locking-bracket
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

Will this fit a 2013 Honda pilot

Asked by: Jlyn09
​This cargo basket is compatible with the factory on a 2013 Honda Pilot.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-22

Will this Yakima basket fit the rack on a 2017 Forester Subaru?

Asked by: Chris
Yes, this basket will fit onto your vehicle with Subaru or Yakima crossbars.​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-11

I have a 2004 Chevy Cavalier. It doesn't have roof bars or any way to attach this. Are there options for mounting a roof rack or one the like without having a factory roof bar to mount it to?!

Asked by: Jared
A Yakima base rack system needs to be purchased to mount this basket on your vehicle if you do not have factory crossbars. We recommend using the Yakima online fit guide above to determine the proper components.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08

Will this allow the use of a moonroof still on my 2017 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium using the standard factory bars?

Asked by: cosgringo
You will still be able to use the moonroof on your 4runner with this rooftop basket installed, but the basket may hinder airflow through the open roof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-31

Will this basket attach to Chevy oem crossbars on a 2017 Tahoe?

Asked by: TWMB
​This cargo box is compatible with the factory installed crossbars on a 2017 Chevy Tahoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-02
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