Never go back
I have always thought roof boxes were a little weird until I started using one. OMG. I can't believe I ever used a ski rack. Not only can you fit way more in here, but they stay protected from the elements and out of site. I leave my skis in my box all winter, REALLY nice when I am going skiing almost every day.
This Thule is durable, extremely easy to take off and put on, I can do it myself, and being able to get into it from either side is crazy nice. I have fit 8 pairs of fat skis in here before (stacked carefully of course.)
This fits on my subaru outback perfectly- and matches the silver color of my car!