I searched a few similar posts, but didn't see this particular brand comparison discussed.
I am down to deciding between an A.R.E. Z series or a Leer 100XL for my 09 Double Cab.
I will definitely be going with the factory roof rack option (Yakima for A.R.E., Thule for Leer), as well as a folding/slider front window in either case.
Other brands are out of contention due to my location and a desire to patronize local businesses.
I'd like to hear any opinions, hearsay, or conjecture anyone might have about one brand over the other, (for example if the one costs more than the other, is it worth it, or is one rack system better than the other, etc.)
I was quoted $1800 for the A.R.E. Z series (installed) plus $380 for the roof rack from Yakima. No quote for the Leer yet.