Yakima OffGrid w/ extension
Review by MiamiC70 Posted on November 12, 2019I have a size medium OffGrid w/ extension mounted on my 2019 Subaru Outback Limited using factory crossbars. I am using the first and last crossbar mounting points which allow for a 39" inch spread. As for the basket itself it is attractive, appears well made and solid. However, there are a...read more few areas I feel could use improvement or improved. 1. The extension as well as the main basket relies on small metal strips inserted into a channel then bolted down to secure the halves together. Unfortunately, this leaves a bit of play and is obviously a weak spot. Those strips should be a tighter fit and made longer to give more structural rigidity. Also, I have 4 as I have the extension and 2 are solid and 2 are hollow exacerbating above issue. 2. The top bars "look" like regular round tubing but they are NOT they are some trapezoid shape with flats on 3 sides. Unfortunately, this makes mounting anything to them a challenge. I was to mount an ARM awning on one side of mine and finding a solution has so far been impossible. Yakima has tier TopGrip mounts but these are for small items under 9lbs like a shovel or ax. It would have made so much more sense to just make tubes round like every other Yakima I have ever owned.
Review by Peter Posted on September 17, 2019I have a 2001 Honda CR-V Awd 5spd Currently my set up factory rails with timberline with core bars, Yakima slim shady and the offgrid medium, and can’t be happier with the choice I’ve made with this cargo basket, no wind noise that I have noticed love that you can add the sks locks. I’m in ...read moreCalifornia so I go to big bear for snowboarding and my snowboard attachments can mount on the offgrid crossbars. The quality is amazing so don’t double think on the price and buy a cheap knock off “you pay what you get”