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SkyBox 16 Carbonite
- Sleek, aerodynamic Carbonite textured lid
- No assembly required
- Tool-free installation/removal from vehicle
- Fits Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
- Designed with internal lid stiffeners for durability and easy open and close
- SuperLatch™ security ensures your lid is secure to its base, and your gear is safe
- Dual-sided opening for easy access on either side of your vehicle
- Tapered design reduces hatch interference
- Available in five sizes: Lo, 12, 16, 18, and 21 cubic feet
- Hauls gear for up to 3 campers; fits snowboards and skis up to 185cm
- Made in the USA with up to 80% recycled material
- SKS Locks included
- Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 24” – 36”
- Yakima cannot ship the SkyBox 16 Carbonite to Alaska or Hawaii – please contact a local dealer.
- WARNING for California Consumers
- Weight: 47.00 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 81.00 in x W 36.00 in x H 15.00 in
- Minimum Crossbar Spread 24.00in
- Maximum Crossbar Spread 36.00in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
SkyBox 16 Carbonite
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I’ve had this box for 4+ years. It shows no sign of wear and tear. Install is a one man job. It swallows Skis, pop up tents, camping gear, duffel bags, etc. Even if we don’t have a ton of gear with us, it’s nice to load it up and have more space in the car. It rides on our car most of the time with no noticeable affect of MPG.
I originally bought the YAKIMA SpaceCadet in July 2008. It worked well for 13 years until the plastic, one of the hinges was attached to, cracked. I reported this, along with photos and proof of purchase, to Yakima and received an automated response indicating that a human response would be delayed due to a large backlog. Two months later I received an e-mail saying that a replacement had been ordered but would be another 2 months due to being backordered. A little over a week later the replacement actually arrived and was an upgrade to a Skybox 16 Carbonite. Very happy. Beyond the initial delay the only negative was the ad stuck to the Skybox. It's been very difficult to remove.
The Carbonite 16 is just the right size for our Subaru Outback, and combined with the Timberline Rack, makes for a system that isn't overly tall. Install was a snap. 10/10 will continue buying Yakima products
This is a solid piece of kit. I wish Yakima made it more modular for overlanding, more compatible with aftermarket modular roof racks (ie. Prinsu, UpTop Bravo and Alpha). Meaning if they could somehow mfg. the replacements mounting brackets with something that would allow us to attach it, possible via screws, to the slide rails that would be fantastic. On that note, this is a tried and true work horse for our family and saves tons of cabin and storage space inside our 4Runner.
10/10 roof box, was able to fit TONS of stuff in there while moving across the US, easy to use and easy to install as long as you have a buddy to help you get it on your roof. It kept my stuff free of dust while driving through dust clouds in Texas and it kept my stuff completely dry driving through downpours in Louisiana. You get some wind noise but it won’t bother you as long as you have some tunes going. As a bonus, everything fit like a charm when I set it off-center and put a yakima bike rack up there.
Good 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.
What 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 lower half was dimpled also like the lid. But it's fairly quiet on the highway
Lots of capacity and meets all of our cargo space requirements. We are extremely pleased
very nice SKYBOX
So 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, and 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!