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Yakima FatCat 6 Ski and Snowboard Mounts with SKS Locks

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  • FatCat 6 rooftop snow mounts handle up to 6 pairs of fat skis or 4 snowboards
  • Ergonomic one-button operation makes them easy to use without taking your gloves off
  • Proprietary hinge system and aerodynamic nesting arms keep it compact and low profile
  • Universal mounting hardware fits car rack systems with round, square and most factory crossbars right out of the box
  • Integrated binding lift for extra clearance between gear and roof
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DECENT FEATURES of the Yakima FatCat 6 with Locks Fat Cat 6 rooftop snow mounts handle up to 6 pairs of fat skis or 4 snowboards Ergonomic one-button operation makes them easy to use without taking your gloves off Proprietary hinge system and aerodynamic nesting arms keep it compact and low profile Universal mounting hardware fits car rack systems with round, square and most factory crossbars right out of the box Integrated binding lift for extra clearance between gear and roof SKS locks included Wide enough for 6 pairs of fat skis or 4 snowboards A unique hinge system keeps it compact and low Universal mounting hardware fits round, square and most factory crossbars right out of the box Aerodynamic nesting arms for a slim, sleek look An integrated ski-lift clears tall bindings The SPECS Weight: 12 lbs Length: 36.5" Usable Pad Length: 29.5" Height: 5.25" including Universal Mounting Hardware: 3.75" from top of Crossbar to Top of Mount closed. Up to 5" max with thick skis OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

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  • ASIN: B0041S7Y7E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,993 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: 36.5 inches Verified Purchase
We recently purchased this for our 2010 Acadia. We previously had the 4 ski powderhound w/ locks and this is far superior and worth the price. Before that we had a Thule 6 ski holder. The main reason we upgraded is the 4 ski size Yakima realistically only fits 3 pairs of skis with how fat skis are these days. I usually bring more then 1 pair of skis when my wife and I go on skiing for a long weekend; 3 pairs of oversize skis BARELY fit on the 4 ski size.

Pros:
-everything is included in the box, I was a little unclear if the "universal" mounts are included or just that the rack works great with the universal mounts, they are included as are the hex bolts, the L wrench to install, and 2 locks, also ready to install
-the rack has a lift kit built in, which basically means, if you want to put a snowboard or skis with tall bindings face down, you can raise the rack on your crossbars and fit skis up but also down. This help when you want to put snowboards back to back.
-low profile design. We have noticed the rack doesn't "whistle" on the top of our car as badley as the powderhound 4 when there are no skis in the rack. We haven't actually had skis in it this year so I can't comment on the noise with skis/boards yet.

Cons:
-the universal mounts are nice in that they fit almost all car standard racks but they are a touch bulky for my liking. Not a deal breaker but I like racks that are nice and clean, with minimalistic extras.
-not the easiest to install, not difficult by any means, but do set aside 20 min or so to get the rack tight, the locks installed, and the spacing of your roof rails to adequatly have room for bindings. As in, don't plan on throwing the rack on morning of if you are anxious to hit the mountain on the first day of pow.
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Size: 36.5 inches Verified Purchase
I just had this rack on a ski trip and it worked out great! It sits high enough that the bindings clear the roof of the car. The foam/rubber grips ensure that your equipment won't slide around, but they're soft enough that it won't damage or scuff anything up.

It's also quite easy to latch down. the latch catches at various depths (like a zip tie) so it works fine for single or back-to-back stacking. It seems to be very aerodynamic as well. The drive up was very windy, but there was no noise and I still got decent mileage.

I was able to carry two snowboards and two sets of skis without problem. I could have probably also stacked on another two snowboards if needed. I didn't end up using the lock, but that is a nice feature to have.

Installing this onto the car takes a little bit of work. It only took about 15-20 minutes, but it definitely isn't just a snap-n-go solution. The mounts did fit on the wide flat aero cross bars from a stock Subaru Forester without a problem. The included hardware is of a very good quality and everything held on tight.

Overall I'm very pleased with this. I think during the summer it would be good for holding fishing rods as well, so I hope to get plenty of use out of it.
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Size: 36.5 inches Verified Purchase
I bought this rack becuase I wanted to be able to fit EVERYTHING on my roof. 4 boards, skis, mountaineering ski's which and snowboards at the same time... and snowboards with big bindings that require a raised racked option so they fit. This rack does it all. Easy to use, pretty easy to install, and no major issues.

I have had minor issues with locking and unlocking when I load the rack full, one time the locks jammed for several minutes before a buddy and I were able to unjam the lock with a little extra elbow grease (this was because we clamped the rack down too tight I think). Great Rack overall!
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Size: 36.5 inches Verified Purchase
Once mounted this system works well, but I wish it had a fast attach and release system as I like to take them off when I'm not hauling skis. You really need a second person to stabilize the rack when you put it on or take it off. I put my skis on side-by-side, so I don't really know if the roof clearance will allow inverted bindings ( I suspect it would though).
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Size: 36.5 inches Verified Purchase
I was lucky enough to have been sold (on the cheap) the Q Tower Yakima system (w/round bars) that the previous owner of my car had, but it came with no attachments because he ended up buying the new Wispbar Flush system (which he said were loud at highway speed on his new Q5) and would be using his current attachments on the new bars. I'm glad i went with the Fat Cat 6 over the Big Powderhound. It's super quiet even though they look like they sit high off the roof of my A4. I can imagine by looking at the powderhound that they are noisey and a lot less aerodynamic. The FatCats are super quality, easy to open and close, they stay open with a spring while loading your board, and snap shut super securely. The SKS locks work nice and fluid also. The FatCat6's came with 2 SKS locks installed. I made sure to take the cores out and slap some more waterproof grease on them so when the temps drop they will still operate... Someone else told me to keep a little can of lock de-icer in the car too, just in case...
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Size: 36.5 inches Verified Purchase
Works as described, holds my 4 boards nice and snug.

Pros
-Holds 4 boards easlily
-Easy lock and release, comes with keys

Cons
-Initial install was difficult and frustrating
-Key doesn't slide in well in cold weather
-"Risers" only rise one side, giving it a slanted look. This means that one board will have great chance of rubbing on roof since it will be on the low side of the slant (assuming 4 boards)

Overall I've taken this thing on about 1000mi of road trip through storms and such and has done its job well.
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