I have used yakima bars since the early 80’s. I am too deep in add-ons to even consider other types. I have used the rails on many vehicles with success even though Yak says they won’t fit. Sometimes I had to take the rail mounts apart and then install them but it works. Looking at your Suburu I’m not sure most would fit. Next time I see an Outback I will pay more attention. I have used the same set of Yak rail mounts on a BMW wagon, three 4Runners, Sequoia, Suburban and Acura wagon. I use the 78” bars and I have some that are shorter from removing the rusty ends. I have locks but seldom use them. Happy trailsYeah, I have locks. Just worried they'll tear them off. When I used a goal post hitch rack, I stored it under the cap. Now I can't give that damn thing away.
Carefully plan those left turns!Transporting heavy wood-canvas canoes by car was so much easier for my grandfather than me.
It's well known how the car industry has conspired over the decades to make it more difficult and impractical to attach canoes to cars. By ridding cars of rain gutters and then bumpers they callously made car-topping so much more complicated and expensive. But the tectonic change was when they contemptuously eliminated fenders to make car-siding impossible.
Grandpa's fender lift technique was such an easier battle against gravity.