Subaru Forester Rack Installation Photos

The Subaru Forester is Subaru's entry in the highly popular compact SUV class. As with all Subarus, it utilizes their AWD drivetrain and boxer engine design.

To find the best fitting rack for your Subaru Forester choose one of the following:


Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru Foresters roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

Here we installed a hitch on a 2019 Subaru Forester with a Thule Helium Pro 3
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

2019 Subaru Forester with hitch and Thule Apex Swing XT 4 installed.
Class 3 Curt hitch installed on a 2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester Other Products installation
Subaru Forester Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2020 Subaru Forester with a hitch and Thule bike rack installed.

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

Thule roof racks and Thule Motion XT XL on 2020 Subaru Forester.

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

2018 Subaru Forester with a hitch installation.

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

2018 Subaru Forester 5dr with Yakima OffGrid Medium Cargo Basket
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

2018 Subaru Forester with a hitch and wiring installed.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru Foresters roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

Subaru Forester 2018 with a Kuat NV Add-On 2.0 2 Bike 2 Inch Rack - Gray Metallic Bike Rack and Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike 2 Inch Rack - Gray Metallic Bike Rack

Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your Subaru Forester.

2020 Subaru Forester with base roof rack and roof top tent installation.

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

2017 Subaru Forester with Thule 450R towers and Thule Wingbars

Water Sport Racks See all Water Sport Racks

Watersport Racks are the easiest (and safest) way to carry your Kayak or Canoe on your Subaru Forester. There are a large variety of different styles and methods for carrying your boats. Take a look at the selection of Kayak Racks below to find the perfect carrier for you and your car.

2014 Subaru Forester with Timberline system and Hullavator

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

Class 3 Trailer Hitch on 2017 Subaru Forester.
We installed the Curt class 3 2” receiver on this 2015 Subaru Forester and added the Thule t2pro XTR bike rack.

Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your Subaru Forester.

2021 Subaru Forester, iKamper 2.0
Subaru Forester Camping installation
Subaru Forester Camping installation
Subaru Forester Camping installation
Subaru Forester Camping installation
Subaru Forester Camping installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

2020 Subaru Forester Timberline install

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

2017 Subaru Forester with raised rails. Thule EVO Raised Rail with Thule Motion XXL

Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your Subaru Forester.

On this 2014 Subaru Forester, we direct-mounted a Yakima LockNLoad Platform and a Rhino Rack Batwing Awning. Enjoy the shady beach, get out of the rain, and keep you and your items dry!

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

This is a 2006 Subaru Forester with Thule Squarebars installed. This Thule system mounts to the factory installed Flush Rail.
Thule Evo raised rail & Thule snowpack 4 on a Subaru Forester 2021

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

Subaru Forester 2017 with the Thule Motion XT XL Cargo box in black
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your Subaru Forester.

This Olive Green Tepui Kukenam 3 and Yakima Jetstream bars look fantastic on this 2018 Subaru Forester XT!

Water Sport Racks See all Water Sport Racks

Watersport Racks are the easiest (and safest) way to carry your Kayak or Canoe on your Subaru Forester. There are a large variety of different styles and methods for carrying your boats. Take a look at the selection of Kayak Racks below to find the perfect carrier for you and your car.

Subaru Forester 2019 with Thule 450R Evo Wingbar Crossbars in black and the Thule Hullavator 898 Pro Kayak Carrier
2015 Subaru Forester, with Double Thule Hullavators!

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

2017 Subaru Forester, Thule Raised Rail System w/ Force XT L

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

2019 Subaru Forester with Thule Evo Raised Rail towers and 47" black Thule Wingbar Evo cross bars. Two Hullaport Aero cradles T-slot mounted.
2015 Subaru Forester with The Thule Raised Rail System and a Thule Motion XT XL. This system just gave this vehicle a whole lot of space.

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

We installed a base rack system and cargo box on this 2018 Subaru Forester!

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru Foresters roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

We installed a hitch (CURT 13399) and 2-bike platform rack on this 2018 Subaru Forester.
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

This is a Curt Class 3 hitch with a 2 inch receiver. The 2 inch receiver allows the customer carry up to 5 bikes without worrying about exceeding the weight limit of the hitch. A Thule Apex Swing was installed to this vehicle which will allow the customer to swing the rack out of the way in order to
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

We installed a custom Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform on this 2007 Subaru Forester!
Subaru Forester Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Subaru Forester Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Subaru Forester Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Subaru Forester Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Subaru Forester Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Subaru Forester Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

We installed a crossbar system, roof top tent, and hitch receiver (CURT 13144) on this 2017 Subaru Forester.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru Foresters roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

This customer can now carry 4 bikes on their 2018 Subaru Forester with a 3-bike platform style hitch rack and a 1-bike roof rack.
Subaru Forester 2019 with Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch with a 2" Receiver (Hitch Code: 13409) and the Yakima Fulltilt 5 Hitch Bike Rack
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your Subaru Forester. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your Subaru Forester.

Subaru Forester 2018 with the Thule Evo Raised Rail Wingbar Evo in Silver and the Thule Snowpack Extender Ski & Snowboard Rack

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru Foresters roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

Subaru Forester with Curt Class 3, 2 inch receiver hitch, and Yakima Fullswing 4-bike swinging bike rack.
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Subaru Forester with Curt Class 3, 2 inch receiver hitch, and Yakima Holdup Evo 2-bike platform rack.
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Kayak Racks See all Kayak Racks

Kayak Racks provide a way to transport your kayak(s) from storage to the shore. We carry a full range of Kayak Racks for all of your needs. No matter if you have just one boat, or a bunch, or if you need help loading your kayak on your roof alone, we have the Kayak Rack solution for you.

Subaru Forester with Thule aeroblade edge base rack, Thule SUPTaxi board carriers.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru Foresters roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

Subaru Forester with Curt Class 3, 2 inch receiver hitch, and Rockymounts Monorail 2 bike platform rack
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

Subaru Forester with Thule Aeroblade base rack, and Thule Motion XT XXL (22 Cu. Ft.) cargo box.
This is a 2007 Subaru Forester with factory crossbars, a Yakima Load Warrior basket with extension.
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

This is a 2017 subaru forester with Thule aeroblade edge and Thule motion XXL
This is a 2002 Subaru Forester with a Yakima Load Warrior and Extension.
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru Forester Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

This is a Yakima base rack and ski rack on 2017 Subaru Forester

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your Subaru Forester. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your Subaru Forester.

This is a custom 2009 Subaru Forester ski & snowboard roof rack system.

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

This is a custom 2008 Subaru Forester cargo box/cargo carrier roof rack system.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru Foresters roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

This is a custom 2008 Subaru Forester hitch mount bike rack system.
Subaru Forester Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:
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This is a custom 2009 Subaru Forester bike hitch & roof rack system.