As a pad for the bikes, it works. But needs improvement in other areas. The tailgate access is too high making opening the tailgate a tad difficult as you squeeze your fingers under the latch. Second the anchor strap for the down tube needs to be anchored/stitched every 3-4" along the top so that the strap you use cant slide. Lastly, I switched to a pad and ditched my hitch bike rack and instagator for ease of installation, however its not that quick. I do not leave mine on as I have a topper with valuables, so I remove while riding (so I can close the cover) and put back on when we are done. Threading the straps is pain and the middle one is really a pain. I am going to modify the straps with hidden quick release buckle on the inside of the bumper and just two straps on the inside with a hook that will attach to the built in anchor points in the bed.
I am marking yes I would recommend to a friend only because it appears they are all the same as far as installation, but Thule, be innovated and don't have a "Like" product but something that stands above the rest.