Thule AeroBlade 53-inch Roof Rack Load Bars, Black (1 PR)
- WindDiffuser is a textured surface on the t-slot cover that disturbs the airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wing noise.
- The sophisticated BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates one of the strongest load bars in the market.
- SmartSlide is a molded measurement system providing a quick, no-hassle, tapemeasure-free foot installation. SmartSlide also covers the underbar slot to improve aerodynamics and noise diffusion.
- SwingBlade end cap pivots open to allow full access to the t-slot for easy accessory installs.
- AeroBlades work in conjunction with Thule feet and vehicle specific fit kit (sold separately). Please check the Thule fit guide for more information.
The usual price range for a kayak/canoe car rack is between $22.45 to $298.55.
If you want to know about kayak/canoe car racks in general, please go to our Kayak/Canoe Car Racks: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!
Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?
Yes! I recommend this kayak/canoe car rack based on its brand popularity. Let's go over the reasons why buying this kayak/canoe car rack now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.
1. Thule is a known kayak/canoe car rack brand
Thule doesn't attract too many people on Amazon among other kayak/canoe car rack brands. But I found some YouTube videos that talk about this product, which means this is a widely known product/brand. I have attached the videos above and links in the additional research section down below, so don't forget to watch and read those!
One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.
2. This kayak/canoe car rack has positive reviews on the internet
Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.
This kayak/canoe car rack has positivereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this kayak/canoe car rack more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on Amazon
3. The price might go up, so buy now if you need this!
Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.
First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed recently, which means that it has steady and healthy supply!
Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this kayak/canoe car rack was $199.95, and the lowest price point was $158.95. The current price is greater than it has ever been. If the best price is what you're looking for, this could be potentially be a bad time to purchase.
What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! Based on past behavior, we don't expect the price to shift. The price could still change, but don't get your hopes up!
Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $202.49 a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.Check Current Price on Amazon
4. Manufacturer has generally positive reviews on their other products
The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. The manufacturer of this product, Thule, has generally positive reviews on the internet. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, and if you like this product, I'd go with this product!
5. There are other options you might want to check out
I found 7 brands that have similar products like this one: Car Rack & Carriers, TMS, Rakapak, 9sparts, Vault Cargo Management, the same brand as this product, and ECOTRIC. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from TMS. If you're looking for a kayak/canoe car rack with best reviews, a product from Rakapak gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from TMS I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.See Similar Products on Amazon
That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!