I've had my Packasport System 90 for over twenty years, which is mounted directly to my stock Honda crossbars, because with Yakima bars, I can't park in the garage. I've used it during the summer as well, crammed full of firewood, mtn bike wheels, sleeping bags, etc.
I've had 6 boards in it or 4 boards with 2 pair of skis. One reason I like the Packsport is because, no one knows if it's empty or full of thousands of dollars of gear.
The best place to look for one is Craigslist, I see them on the Seattle C/L all the time (stick to the system 90 or larger) from $200 to $500, new they are $1100+. Most of them over time fade to a gray color, but all you need to do is pick up brillow pad at Home Depot, to scuff it and smooth it out a little, then some good spray paint, you can even go to an Automotive shop and pick up Duplicolor paint to match your car, I just paint it gloss black, that way it matches all my cars.
I've even let friends barrow it for vacation/road trips