Rating: 4 out of 5
Capacity: 21 cu ft
Made in: China
Summary of Yakima SkyBox
A solid, well-designed car top carrier that has room for all your gear, especially if you have a big family and want to take lots of stuff on your road trip.
This hard-shell carrier is great for hauling gear for up to 4 to 5 people. It fits skis, snowboards, tents, wake boards, wetsuits or sleeping bags. All the things that take up too much room inside the car.
We recommend 2 people to install this unit. Although 1 person could do it, you are much less likely to scratch your vehicle with an extra set of hands.
This carrier has 21 cubic feet capacity but is also available in smaller sizes. It includes Yakima’s Integrated SKS Lock System.
What Customers are Saying
We’ve analyzed dozens of the most helpful customer reviews and here is what we discovered.
What they like:
- This carrier is well-built. Both the shell and the hinges are rock solid and should provide many years of maintenance-free service for your family.
- It is light weight. The empty unit only weighs 62 lbs and, for a 21 cubic foot car top carrier, that is pretty light.
- The fit is excellent… IF you buy the right size for your vehicle. Follow the product link on this page to see the link to the Yakima car fit tool.
What they don’t like:
- The keys provided can break. Take good care and be gentle with the keys because getting a broken key out not an easy task and a new lockset with keys is about $50.
- The locking mechanisms can stick. Keep them clean and free of grease to make them easier to use.
- The clamping system for the crossbars is complicated. Once you figure it out and get the clamps set, it is much easier to clamp down again.
Q: Will is attach to my vehicle’s roof rack?
A: Yes, if you have crossbars on your roof rack.Fits Yakima round, aerodynamic, factory, and square bars. Integrated SKS Locking System. Be sure to check the weight capacity of your roof rack before overloading it.
Q: What size should I buy for my vehicle?
A: If you follow the product link on this page, it will take you to a page that includes a link to a car fit tool.
Q: What’s included?
A: The hard-shell carrier, 2 keys and internal straps.
Q: What are the recommended accessories?
A: The Yakima SkyBox Cargo Net is a popular item among customers.