Bill Porrecawrote a review of Thule Traverse Foot Pack on February 3, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I couldn't be happier with this purchase 5 years ago when I got my new Subaru. This set up has lasted and I haven't taken it off my car yet.
I do wish I got the AeroBlade's as they are quieter and dont eat up as much gas mileage but, the square bars get the job done.
I cant recommend putting over 50lbs on the square bars but, I can tell you that I have done it and not had an issue. I have had a fully loaded cargo box and a mountain bike at the same time on the square bars and drove across the country without an issue. If you look at my bars now though you can see a slight bend in them but, it has not hurt the performance of them at all.
If you have any questions such as:
Should I go with Yakima or Thule?
Is it worth the upgrade to the better bars?
What mounts can fit on the square bars?
Feel free to contact me directly!