Solid piece of kit!!
Review by Duane Posted on September 11, 2019Good quality box, easy to install. Light enough to toss around, but it's awkward shape and size make it a bit tricky solo but can be easily done.
The cargo net accessory is a perfect tie down solution and has hooks aligned in the exact locations to hit the tie down points.
The shipper was a little dodgy, but this is not the fault of yakima in the least and I did get everything in tact.... just not on the date their tracking indicated, and my stuff wound up showing up on two different days. This is on the freight company though. Just a nuisance is all.
Box makes very little wind noise. Locking system and hinges seem fantastic!!
Very pleased with this purchase.
Great box, hate the key system
Review by TimBurr Posted on December 22, 2018What I hate: The key has to stay in when you open the box. If you have a large key chain with lots of keys, it would be annoying. My old Skybox 12 didn't have this annoying feature.
I could of sworn my old Skybox 12 had more tie down points also.
Would be nice if the...read more lower half was dimpled also like the lid.
But it's fairly quiet on the highway
Review by Vladimir Posted on July 20, 2018very nice SKYBOX
21 Hour Roadtrip
Review by KP Posted on June 22, 2018So I'll admit this write-up is a bit long overdue, but I'll make sure to keep it short & sweet. Look no further when it comes to additional storage during long road hauls - Yakima has you covered. The Skybox 16 Carbonite held up amazingly during our 21 hour road trip from California to Texas, ...read moreand was a huge help considering all our Lexus CT200h was jam packed with two pets - the cargo area was a bit cramped with our cat's carrying crate and litter box. We were able to fit everything we couldn't carry in our car in the additional storage, and it handled like a champ with some of the heavy crosswinds driving through Arizona. Would definitely buy other products from Yakima without question!
Review by AJ Posted on August 22, 2017I've had the Carbonite 16 box for a couple years now. Each year we take a couple 1500 mile trips with this thing on our Outback. The noise is only noticeable if we open the moonroof shade. With the shade closed, we cannot notice the box on the top of the car. It holds lots of stuff. It got us throug...read moreh many trips with 2 small children and all the required accessories. We went through numerous rainstorms and nothing, absolutely nothing, ever got wet. That was amazing to me as when we are driving 75 mph it is the equivalent of a low level hurricane when it rains. We also never had any issues with anything freezing up. Great design.
We did have a hinge distort that made it hard to close, but a quick call to Yakima and they confirmed if the lid snaps shut everything is secure. They also sent a replacement hinge out immediately.
I use a thin yoga mat in the bottom to help keep things from rubbing the base. I also sprung for the cargo net Yakima sells. The net helps keeps small loads secure and it also helps compress some bulky items like pillows that we always end up trying to wedge in to the cargo box.
Skybox 16 - Review
Review by highdavid Posted on July 5, 2017I've had my Yakima Skybox for over a year now and I love it. I drive a 2015 Subaru Legacy and it fits perfect on my car! I keep it on all year long and don't see a necessity to take it off! Great box of to haul just about everything. Easy to install!
Excellent storage for a long trip
Review by RandomguyGuy Posted on May 24, 2017Very good product. Barely knew it was there, even driving down the interstate at 80mph. It's very well designed. I recently made a 2000mi. road trip and had zero issues. It was easily able to fit everything my family needed for a two week vacation. Even drove through a few rainstorms along the w...read moreay and everything remained dry. Highly recommend this box.
Look no further
Review by Wille Posted on March 28, 2017I have this box a 2015 Grand Cherokee with round bars. The website specs said it would not clear the rear hatch but it does with room to spare. Box is easy on and off vehicle. Works perfectly. My favorite feature is that it opens really wide so you can fit big duffle bags in it. And also opening...read more from both sides. SKS are really easy to instal. Don't notice any road noise, decrease MPG by like a mile. Perfect size box for a couple plus more. Absolutely LOVE it. Forget other boxes, this is the one.
Best bang for your buck
Review by Dustin Posted on March 8, 2017I've used a Yakima SkyBox 16 for over 4 years and it still functions as well as the day I bought it. The open and closing mechanism never fails and the lid stiffeners make it easy to open and close the box with one hand.
During the winter I can pack 4 snowboards and a set of skis per...read morefectly and during the summer it easily hauls our camping gear.
Overall, for the price you pay you get a top quality box that will last you a very long time.
Much better than we expected!
Review by Adventure Dad Posted on December 29, 2016We got our Skybox 16 initially to use for going to dog shows with all of our gear (both kids are dog handlers). Right away, we realized we could use it for all kinds of other trips where we have bulky, lower weight items. The Skybox 16 fit great on our Audi Q7 factory racks and in less than a year...read more, we've done many trips to Tahoe, Carmel, Bodega Bay, Jenner, Napa, and a bunch of other, more local destinations. After putting it on a couple of times, you get the hang of it and it takes roughly 10 min to mount to the vehicle and less than five to take it off.
No noticeable impact on MPG, a small amount of noise on the highway, but nothing major. The Skybox is also easy to access from both sides, so you can remove single items without having to unpack the whole thing. It's a great product!
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