Very Practical / Fits 5th Gen Subaru Outback
Review by Robert Posted on September 2, 2018This box fits the 5th generation of Subaru Outback (2015- ) with the integrated roof racks very well. If you slide the Rocketbox all the way forward, the rear hatch can open without hitting the box. For something as long as the Rocketbox 14 (which can fit most snow skis), this is a good value, all-a...read moreround roof storage solution for the Outback.
It's takes me less than five minutes to pull the Rocketbox on or off. Throw the box on the car, pull down on the clamps, slide the box back onto the rails, and then 20 turns for each clamp and we are good to go. Sometimes cargo inside the box interferes with the latching mechanism, but you get pretty good at working through those snags.
The box is not perfect. The latching and support mechanisms take up a good bit of room. Our rear lid support went all wonky one summer in the hot sun and it deformed. Then the rear name plate broke (this is the mounting plate for the same lid support). The cost to repair all of that is $30-40 after shipping.
If I were to redesign this box, keeping the general shape and dimensions, I would try to make it a side-loader. I don't care which side; just make it a big cavity with a swing up door. I'm sure that hurts the structural integrity of the box, but it would make it much easier to load and would simplify the locking/lifting mechanisms. The door wouldn't need to be full-length, just long enough to point skis into the nose and swing them in.
ROCKETBOX PRO 14 is perfect for HONDA 2016 CR-V
Review by Sammy Posted on December 5, 2016Perfect tool to maximize the capacity for whole week family trip, 2 adults & 2 kids
Zero interference w tail gate, 14 is actually perfect considering the loading limitation of CR-V roof structure
Review by JMac Posted on November 1, 2015I drive a suburban. When we vacation with our 4 children the car is totally full.
The Pro 14 rocket box is awesome. NO WIND NOISE! Perfectly stable up to 85 mph
on the interstate. We generally travel with soft bags, duffel bags, etc. It's perfect for all soft
sided and sof...read moret case bags.
It does not work well with oversized rigid suitcases.
I would buy it again in a second.
RCKTBX PRO 14 & KIA Sportage Great Match
Review by Jenny Posted on May 18, 2015Perfect match for our 2012 Kia Sportage.
Review by JT Posted on May 18, 2015Great for road trips, camping trips, snowboarding, and everything in between.
smaller than advertized
Review by JP Posted on May 18, 2015I am disappointed that the shape, size and brackets reduce the usable length of the box. The dimensions are 74 inches long but you only have about 65 inches of length on the bottom of the box. I bought this specifically for skis and luckily if I separate mine and lay them flat in the middle of the b...read moreox they will fit. Don't try to get skis larger than 170 cm in there. The Yakima gear chart indicates that 180 cm skis will fit but they won't.