Yakima Sky Box 16 Cargo Box
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- Rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet of total storage space
- Quick-installation hardware fits round, square, and most factory crossbars
- Aerodynamic shape minimizes drag; extra-stiff lid is easy to open
- Super Latch Security ensures your lid is secure to its base, and your stuff is safe
- Equipped with SKS locks; measures 81 x 36 x 15 inches (L x W x H)
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Use your seats for people instead of gear thanks to the spacious carrying capacity of the Yakima Sky Box 16 Cargo Box. This versatile roof carrier holds enough gear for the most epic roadtrips and its super-safe security features let your store even your most precious outdoor toys.
- Material: plastic
- Dimensions: 81 x 36 x 15 in
- Volume: 16 cu ft
- Compatibility: square Thule crossbars, Thule Aero crossbars, factory bars
- Locks Included: yes
- Recommended Use: travel
- Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime
Color: Black | Size: 16 Cubic Feet
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Top customer reviews
Quiet - did not notice any increase in road/wind noise with this box installed
easy install and remove from crossbar
minimal gas mileage reduction(lost only 1 mpg at 70-80 mph)
has 4 strap down points
Easy to open and close
I don't have any negatives for this item, it was exactly what I wanted.
It was a tough choice deciding between this and a thule sonic L, in the end I decided to go with the skybox 16, the shell of the skybox feels more secure. I also like the locking mechanism on the skybox as well. We first installed on our suv and left it on for about two 2 weeks driving around town, did not notice any affect on gas mileage. Then we took it on a 700 miles road trip, to be honest, I couldn't even tell that it was on my roof, we did not notice any more road noise than what there is already at 75 mph. We did see about a 1 mpg drop for high way driving, this is much better than what I thought it would be.
I was considering spending a little more to get the pro version...but decided to save some money and buy this, then buy a yoga mat (which fits this exactly) to keep things from sliding around. Also bought bungee cords in case I need to strap things down.
9/29/15 UPDATE: We've had this on the roof of the car for the majority of the last year & a half. It's awesome. We've fit TONS of stuff in it for different weekend trips with friends, music festivals, and other vacation travels. The key cannot be removed from the lock/handle unless the lid is firmly latched - so if you have the key on the ring with your car keys, you can make sure you don't drive anywhere without the lid actually being closed, latched, & locked.
This year, we packed it for a 2-day camping trip. The video shows what happened 5 minutes before we were supposed to leave.
UPDATE: However, the Yakima Company has demonstrated that they are an upstanding company that cares about their customers, and they have fulfilled the warranty that came with the purchase of this product. They have sent me a brand new Skybox at no charge.
Loading the box was easy, thanks to it opening on both sides. We loaded the box with mostly light stuff like pillows, air mattresses, sleeping bags, and towels and it all fit well. The box felt secure and I saw no sign of it moving while driving. During highway driving the box definitely hummed at higher speeds. It sounded like swarm of angry bees. I closed the inside sunroof cover and that dampened most of the noise, to the point I felt compelled to occasionally open it back up and peek to make sure the box was good. I never went above 75 mph and spent most of the time at 70.
One tip that I read when researching this was to put an old yoga mat on the bottom of the inside of box to cushion things and stop slipping. We did this and the mat fits really well. I don't know that it did much for us on this trip, given our soft cargo, but I bet when we throw our skis and boots up there it will be nice.
Something I learned the hard way: Be certain that one side is locked before you open the other side, otherwise, if both sides are unlocked, the lid will fall off and it's a pain to put back on. The box is designed so that this doesn't happen (you can't remove the key when the box is unlocked), but I managed to do it, probably by removing the key in 45 degree cylinder removal position or something. Not a huge deal and we got the lid back on, but be careful.
It fits perfectly on my 2012 Nissan Pathfinder. I could have probably gone with the Skybox 18 (about 10 inches longer). It would still cleared my rear hatch, but the extra length wouldn't have coincided with the lines of my Pathfinder. As it is right now, the fit is perfect like it's a custom roof box for the Pathfinder. I can hardly hear it at highway speeds (70-85mph). Very aerodynamic. My MPG probably only dropped 1mpg, but my Pathfinder's MPG is not great to begin with. Only time I heard a faint whistle from it is when a crosswind hit at a weird angle or something.
In the winter, it serves me well as a snowboard carrier. I can fit about six snowboards in there. In the summer, it's invaluable when we go camping.
Besides the usual scratches from being used, it has not cracked on me like another reviewer has stated. It has held up well from freezing temps in the winter (Northeast area: NJ, NY, PA) to hot summer days. I even left it outside, but covered in a tarp, one winter when I wasn't using it.