Installs fairly easily, holds a decent amount of weight, I use it to transport bulky items that aren't terribly heavy. My main complaint is that without a lip or an edge it can be sometimes difficult to secure items so that won't fall off in transit but also aren't crushed from an overly taut bungee cord
I got this rack for my commuter to carry my laptop and a small tool pack, that I previously carried in a messenger bag (no more sweaty back). I use bungee cargo netting and other miscellaneous straps to keep the cargo secure while riding. The design lends itself to a lot of tie down points. Super solid construction and surprisingly lightweight. It also works well to transport a small cooler with a six pack of beer and perfectly fits a 12-pack on it's way back from the store.