Date December 2, 2013
Posted by Tim Akers
OutdoorGearLab.com named the Skybox Pro 16 Editors Choice!
Beyond the style points of being in a Lady Gaga video., we think that the Yakima Skybox Pro 16 rises above its competitors in all of the evaluation categories. We really like the way its Titanium finish looks on our tester’s Toyota Matrix, and think it’s just the right size to haul around all kinds of gear and equipment. We also love how easy it is to use; we could open and close it with one hand because if its stiff lid, the handy pull cord, and the latch handle that pops it open and makes it easy to see that it is closed. It is the heaviest box we tested, but does not make a lot of road noise until we get over 70 MPH. We also only notice a difference in handling when there are very high crosswinds on the highway, otherwise we forget it is there.